catching a ferry across to Dominica. When members of The UWI Mission finally arrived in Dominica, their first meeting was with Prime Minister Skerrit and his advisory team. The prime minister expressed strong appreciation of The UWI’s offer of support and indicated that the Government of Dominica would need the university’s input in the recovery and reconstruction, especially in an advisory role. Assessment of Schools The Government of Dominica also asked the Scoping Mission to help with the engineering assessment of seven schools to ensure the safety of students and staff—both of whom were due to return to school on September 14. The team also met with other agencies like the Dominica Water and Sewage Company Limited (DOWASCO) as well as technocrats from state agencies. The UWI combined its assessment efforts with other players on the ground which included the World Bank, Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), and the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
Professor Wayne Hunte
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