Cayman Islands: Donation to CINRF

Report
from Government of the Cayman Islands
Published on 08 Dec 2008 View Original
His Excellency the Governor, Mr Stuart Jack, CVO handed over the UK Government donation of US$150,000 to the Cayman Islands National Recovery Fund (CINRF) on Friday, 5 December.

The donation was made in response to the appeal to assist Cayman Brac residents, who suffered damage to, or loss of, their homes during Hurricane Paloma.

Governor Jack, who personally has visited Cayman Brac and witnessed the devastation, said: "I am very pleased today to be able to contribute this significant donation to the CINRF efforts to help people on Cayman Brac affected by Hurricane Paloma."

CINRF is currently carrying out damage assessments as well as signing contracts with construction firms and Brac homeowners. The Fund's Executive Director Dr Mark J Laskin said: "I am extremely grateful for the donation from the UK Government and its recognition of the plight of so many in Cayman Brac."

CINRF is a private charitable trust which receives donations from the private sector and individuals as well as government. It has restored homes for over 600 families since Hurricane Ivan. Another 400 families have been assisted with both new and donated white goods (appliances) and furnishings.

For further information contact: Aare Toom