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Curaçao pledges assistance to Caribbean neighbours

In the wake of Hurricane Ivan and Frances, Curacao was fortunate enough to escape the terror and destruction that some of its island neighbours experienced. With just a little more rain and wind then usual, the island was left unharmed, however, others were not quite as fortunate and have been devastated by the effects of the storm.ÊCuracao, aware of their good fortune, is campaigning to help.The Curacao Hospitality and Tourism Association (CHATA) members are providing relief assistance by donating boxes of bottled water to the people of the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Grenada and Jamaica as well as coordinating the donation of canned goods, hardware material and linen goods. Information has been sent to all CHATA members informing them of what is needed and how they can make contributions.

“We know how fortunate we were to avoid the havoc and devastation experienced by other islands,” said CHATA President Peter Heinen.Ê“We sympathise with our Caribbean neighbors and constantly keep them in our thoughts and prayers. Hopefully, our donations will help aid their situations.”