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Updated 23 April 2020

 

We are living in the COVID-19 pandemic crisis in which we are all fighting for survival.  The huge cost associated with this health, economic and social crisis cannot be met by public funds alone.  The Caribbean cannot rely on support from donor countries as they are all struggling themselves.  More so than ever, we need the contributions of people and companies to win the pandemic war and survive the aftermath. 

Notwithstanding the tremendous contributions and sacrifices of many in the frontlines and behind the scenes, we are proud to acknowledge the generous and philanthropic contributions of companies and individuals in this fight. 

Thank you to all who have contributed in cash and in-kind, known and unknown!

Here are some companies and people that we know about. 

Tell us about others

RIHANNA

Contribution: US$5 million 

Africa, Caribbean, USA

Donation made through her Clara Lionel Foundation for COVID-19 relief 

Contribution: US$700,000

Barbados

To the Barbados government for medical supplies and equipment

BARBADOS LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY LIMITED

Contribution: $100,000

Barbados

Donated $100,000 to the Welfare Department to assist families in need during the crisis.

CARIB BREWERIES/ANSA  McAL 

Contribution: 80,000 half-litres of hand sanitisers

Trinidad & Tobago

Donated hand sanitizers to front-line public sector workers including army and social workers Each ministry will receive just over 100 boxes, each containing 24 bottles. 

CIBC FirstCaribbean 

Contribution: US$250,000

16 Caribbean countries

Donations will be made through regional operating companies to purchase testing kits.

EASTERN CARIBBEAN CENTRAL BANK (ECCB)

Contribution: EC$4 million

OECS/ECCU countries

Donations will be made through regional operating companies to purchase testing kits.

DEMERARA DISTILLERS LIMITED (DDL)

Contribution: 12,000 litres of alcohol-based sanitising cleaner

Guyana

Donated 12,000 litres of alcohol-based sanitising cleaner to vulnerable institutions including homes for seniors and orphans.

FOOD FOR POOR

Contribution: Medical Supplies

Jamaica

Donated critical medical supplies including scrubs and face masks to the National Health Fund

J.WRAY & NEPHEW

Contribution: 100,000 litres high strength alcohol

Jamaica

Donated 50,000 litres to the National Health Fund for hospitals and clinics; 20,000 litres to produce hand sanitisers for the civil service and 30,000 litres to its staff and communities including Corporate Area, Clarendon and St.Elizabeth.

JACK MA

Contribution: Testing kits, ventilators and masks

Jamaica

Donated 3,000 testing kits, 4 ventilators and 30,000 surgical masks through his charitable foundation and his company’s Alibaba Foundation in China.

JADA GROUP BARBADOS

Contribution: Masks

Barbados

Donated masks to Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) to help medical staff in the fight against COVID-19

JAMAICA ENERGY PARTNERS/WEST KINGSTON POWER PARTNERS/JAMAICA PRIVATE POWER COMPANY 

Contribution: J$1 million

Jamaica

A private donation of EC$21,000 to cover the cost of 100 tests for persons who cannot afford it. Tests will be done at Nex Generation Lab.

MR. MAHER CHREIKI AND GROUP OF COMPANIES

Contribution: EC$205,000

Saint Lucia

Donated EC$100,000 in cash and $105,000 for the following items: 10,000 masks for distribution to the public, 1000 KN95 masks for doctors and nurses at hospitals and clinics, 100 blood testing kits and 50 temperature testing kits. 

MASSY STORES ST.LUCIA

St.Lucia

Contribution: US$100,000 

To OECS Secretariat to purchase ventilators for St.Lucia

REPUBLIC FINANCIAL HOLDINGS/REPUBLIC BANK

Contribution: US$2 million

Trinidad & Tobago; St.Lucia; Grenada; Guyana; Barbados; Suriname; Cayman Islands; St.Maarten; Anguilla; Dominica

Donated 12,000 litres of alcohol-based sanitising cleaner to vulnerable institutions including homes for seniors and orphans.

SAGICOR FINANCIAL COMPANY LIMITED

Contribution: US$1 million

Barbados; Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago and the OECS

Donated US$1 million to support governments in containment and response efforts to COVID-19.  The focus will be on enhancing early detection and providing equipment for the immediate care of those already infected..

SECRET BAY/FORT YOUNG/DIVE RESORT

Contribution: Meals to healthcare workers

Dominica

Donated 50 meals per day to frontline workers and healthcare professionals at four locations across the island for at least 30 days. The initiative is called ‘Koudmen Kitchen’ which is Creole for ‘helping hand’

ST.GEORGE’S UNIVERSITY

Contribution: Medical equipment

Guyana

Donated 12,000 litres of alcohol-based sanitising cleaner to vulnerable institutions including homes for seniors and orphans.

SUPREME VENTURES FOUNDATION

Contribution: $1 million

Jamaica

Created a special medical contingency fund for children to make medical disposables and medication available to children in state care with pre-existing conditions who may fall ill during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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THE TRIBE OF TWEL/LANDMARK EVENTS/THE SEWING CENTRE/LORRAINE FRANCOIS/ALTHEA EMMANUEL.

Contribution: 1,500 face masks

Saint Lucia

Donated 1,500 reusable face masks to the non-clinical staff at the Owen King European Union (OKEU) Hospital.

West Indies Rum Distillery

Contribution: 55 gallons of hand sanitizer

Barbados

Donated 55 gallons of hand sanitizer to fire stations, COVID-19 isolation centres and the Customs Department.

UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE & HEALTH SCIENCES

Contribution: Gloves

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Donated 42 cases of gloves to JNF General Hospital and another set to the Royal St.Christopher & Nevis Police Force

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