NASSAU, The Bahamas – Captain Stephen Russell, Director of the National Emergency Management Agency, accepted a cheque for $3,600 from Alberto G. Suighi, Honorary Consul General for Italy, towards hurricane relief efforts. Also present was Chanelle Brown, Head, Economic Trade and Sustainable Development Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The donation was presented on behalf of the Italian Community in The Bahamas and is the total proceeds of the Italian booth at the International Cultural Wine and Food Festival held October 17-18, 2017 at the Botanical Gardens. Captain Russell indicated that getting health services up and running on Ragged Island is an immediate need, after the impact by Category 5 Hurricane Irma in September – leaving the island virtually uninhabitable. Mr. Suighi was pleased that the donation would go towards the health services initiative on Ragged Island. The presentation was made Monday, November 27, 2017 at NEMA on Gladstone Road.