US $6,000 from Sagicor for the Fight Against COVID-19

Sagicor Life (Eastern Caribbean) Inc (SLECI) has provided a total of US$6,000 in donations to various non-governmental organisations in St Lucia to assist them as they continue to provide services to their communities during this unprecedented time.

The organisations are the St Lucia Blind Welfare Association, the Cornerstone Humanitarian Society, the St Lucy’s Home, Marian Home and Villa St Joseph.

This contribution is part of Sagicor’s donation of US$1 million to the Governments of the OECS, Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago. Three weeks ago, the OECS Commission received US$20,000 which represents 50 percent of the cost of infrared thermometers used by those countries to assist in detecting members of the population that may be at risk of developing COVID-19.

Donald Austin, Chief Executive Officer of Sagicor Life for the Eastern Caribbean (SLECI) has said of Sagicor’s response, “Each of our islands in the Eastern Caribbean and Belize has pledged financial and in-kind support to first responders as well as the most vulnerable groups. We will continue to assist where possible, bearing in mind the need for social distancing to curtail the spread of the pandemic.  Sagicor takes its responsibility as the Caribbean’s leading insurance provider very seriously and this is exhibited in the level of support that we show to the local communities within which we operate.”

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