Regional plea from Saboto
April 22, 2005
Regional plea from Saboto

Vincentian scholar Saboto Caesar has called upon the region’s private sector to come to the assistance of Guyana’s flood victims.

Saboto, studying law at the Hugh Wooding Law School, is president of the Student Representative Council and stressed that there are many Guyanese still suffering in the aftermath of what has been termed as Guyana’s worst flood recorded in its history. {{more}}

The January floods have left over 250,000 persons homeless and Caesar, who is presently a final year student, in his capacity as president, began a Guyana Relief Fund to assist the Guyanese students who have been severely affected by the recent floods.

Caesar pointed out that the monies received so far would be used to begin the reconstruction of a home for a student in Guyana whose home was destroyed by flood waters. A monetary contribution would also be given to the University of Guyana Library Department to cover the cost to replace a large quantity of books lost as a result of the flood.

Caesar in calling on the private sector of the region to support any efforts to assist Guyana said “We must be weary not to forget our civic duties on a much more lateral scale, and particularly so, in this new dispensation of Caribbean Integration and Regionalism”.

The Chief Justice of Trinidad and Tobago Hon. Satnarine Sharma presented a cheque to the fund on behalf of a Charitable Organisation, comprised of members of the legal fraternity in Trinidad and Tobago.

President of Guyana Bharat Jagdeo has estimated the financial flood lost to be in the tune of US$465 million.