OECS Commission mobilizes EC1.2M to fight COVID-19

The OECS Commission says it is pleased with the response to its call for businesses to get involved in its “OECS Partnership against COVID-19: Engaging the Region’s Private Sector” initiative.

Thanks to Massy Stores Saint Lucia, Sagicor Life (EC) Inc., Republic Bank, Bank of Saint Lucia and LUCELEC, over USD$450,000 (EC$1.2 million) has been mobilized to date.

Resources will be distributed across the Eastern Caribbean including medical supplies, education programmes, purchasing of infrared thermometers, aid with lab testing and the implementation of a COVID-19 awareness campaign across the Member States.