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GBTI Hurricane Fund musters close to $2M for Bahamas

first_imgThe Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry Limited (GBTI) has generated close to $2 million through the GBTI Hurricane Relief Fund-Bahamas, which was initiated shortly after Hurricane Dorian ravaged several islands in the Bahamas early in September.GBTI Executive Director Richard Isava presents the Hurricane Relief Fund-Bahamas to Director General of the Civil Defence Commission, Col Kester Craig at the CDC officeFollowing the hurricane, the Bank committed $3 million and encouraged its customers, staff and members of the public to join the relief efforts by donating to the fund.The fund was closed on October 1, 2019 and the total was handed over on Friday to the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), which is coordinating the national support efforts here.Meanwhile, GBTI had donated its $3 million directly to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) of the Bahamas to also aid their relief efforts.GBTI expressed gratitude to all those who contributed to the fund as it anticipates the complete transformation of the island back to its original state and the relief of the Government and people of The Bahamas.last_img read more