Roseau, Dominica – March 31, 2008………The Government of Canada, through the Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives, has made a financial contribution of $265,000 ECD towards the refurbishment of the Intensive Care Unit at the Princess Margaret Hospital.
This amount is part of Canada’s assistance to Dominica in support of post- Hurricane Dean recovery efforts. This new contribution brings the total support to Dominica for post-Hurricane Dean projects through the Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) to just over $900,000 ECD.
At a short ceremony held earlier this month, new Canadian High Commissioner to Dominica, His Excellency, David Marshall presented the cheque to Minister for Economic Development and Urban Renewal, Hon. Julius Timothy.
“The Government of Canada is happy to be associated with this activity, as refurbishing the ICU will ensure a critical health care facility is in place for Dominicans with expanded capacity and reduced vulnerability to future disasters,” High Commissioner Marshall stated.
The Intensive Care Unit at the Princess Margaret Hospital was opened in 2006 and was funded by the Government of the Republic of Cuba and the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica.
His Excellency, David Marshall presented his Letter of Credence to Dominica’s President, His Excellency, Dr. Nicholas Liverpool on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at the State House in Roseau.
The new Canadian High Commissioner replaced His Excellency, Mr. Michael Welsh.
Dominica established diplomatic relations with Canada in 1979.