GBTI accumulates $3.5M in St Vincent Relief effort

GBTI accumulates $3.5M in St Vincent Relief effort
In photo(L-R) Major Loring Benons, Deputy Director General CDC; Hon Brigadier (Retired) Mark Phillips, Prime Minister of Guyana; James Foster, CEO (ag) GBTI; and Ms. Pamela Binda GBTI Public Relations and Marketing Manager

The Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry Limited today presented a cheque valued three million four hundred and forty thousand, one and thirty eight dollars to Prime Minister Mark Phillips at his Camp Street Office.

The presentation represents the collective effort of members of the public and GBTI in support of the people of St Vincent and the Grenadines Relief effort following the volcanic eruptions in April.

Following the disaster, GBTI activated its Disaster Relief Fund and encouraged public support.

The bank often responds to the needs of the community and disasters such as this.

GBTI’s CEO (ag), James Foster, said that it was the bank’s social corporate responsibility to help our Caribbean brothers and sisters and are pleased to do so, while Prime Minister, Mark Phillips, lauded GBTI’s effort and said that the Government of Guyana is ready to help any regional nation in any way it can.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines experienced one of its worst La Soufriere volcanic eruptions last month.

GBTI commends all those who contributed to the fund and we extend hope and best wishes to the people of St Vincent and the Grenadines.

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