T&T Govt. Hands Over US$1 Mil To Katrina Fund

Hardbeatnews, NEW YORK, N.Y., Thurs. Oct. 27, 2005: Trinidad & Tobago’s Ambassador to the United States, Marina Valere, last Friday officially donated a whopping US$1 million to the Katrina Relief effort on behalf of her home government.

Ambassador Valere, presented two checks each in the sum of US$500,000 to the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund and to the Church World Service Katrina Fund, on October 20 to former President Bill Clinton at his Harlem office and to Reverend John McCullough of the Church World Service Katrina Fund at the Consulate office in New York.

In making the presentation to President Clinton, she reiterated the value placed by Trinidad & Tobago on the strong bilateral linkages with the United States in a number of key sectors and the very high esteem in which that country is held.

He in turn expressed warm appreciation for Trinidad and Tobago’s demonstration of solidarity and support and looked forward to the further strengthening of the relationship between both countries. – Hardbeatnews.com