Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has appealed to “all citizens who are able and willing,” to demonstrate Trinidad and Tobago’s “usual generosity and compassion to the people of the Bahamas.”
The prime minister made the call in a statement issued yesteday evening.
He urged citizens to come to the aid of the people of the Bahamas who have been devastated by Hurricane Dorian.
Dorian continues to affect the Bahamas although it has been downgraded to a Category Two hurricane.
The impact to Grand Bahama is still expected over the course of the next 24 hours.
Seven people are confirmed dead on Abacos Islands.
Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis took to the skies yesterday to view the vast destruction caused by the hurricane, which was downgraded to Category Two by yesterday morning after making landfall at Abaco as a powerful Category Five hurricane on Sunday.
It devastated the island of Grand Bahama while sitting over the island for over a day.
Minnis addressed the nation, which remains largely without electricity and limited telecommunications service, at 8 pm.
He said parts of Abaco are decimated.
He added that the country can expect more deaths to be recorded and asked for prayer for the families of those who lost their lives.
The prime minister also urged citizens not to make the grief worse for families by spreading pictures of those who died.
Up to yesterday evening, all of the counties in Florida State remained under a state of emergency, although tropical storm watch was lifted for Broward County and Palm Beach county.
The Fort Lauderdale Airport airport was reopened.
However the states of Georgia and South Carolina were put on alert as Dorian continued to move north.