SLHTA Issues Call to Action to Members For SVG Support

The Saint Lucia Hospitality & Tourism Association (SLHTA) has issued a call to action to its members, rallying them to support a request from the Saint Lucia National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) for water and other essential supplies for St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG).

SLHTA members have answered the call to action with an outpouring of financial support for water, feminine hygiene products, non-perishable items, and baby supplies for now.

Raising over $50,000 in pledges from members within 24 hours, the Association has already actioned the purchase of over 70 pallets of water for dispatch to the sister isle by Tuesday, April 13. The strategic collaboration with NEMO will facilitate the transfer of the water by sea freight.

Some of the participating members who were first to answer the call to action include:
• DD Auto Import
• Accela Marketing
• Hotel Chocolat
• Cap Maison
• Fond Doux Plantation & Resort
• Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa
• IGY Marina
• Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort
• Rainforest Seafood
• Green Fig Resort
• AnseChastanet and Jade Mountain
• Ti Kaye Resort & Spa
• Ladera Resort
• Sunswept Resorts
• Bay Gardens Resorts
• Island Style Tile and Bath
• Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort
• Duty Free Caribbean Holdings
• The Landings Resort & Spa
• Springboard Caribbean
• Keebees Restaurant and Bar
• La Mesa Restaurant
• Antillia Brewery
• St. Lucia Dive Association
• Sea Island Cotton Shop
• Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF)
• Bel Jou Hotel
• Big Chef Steakhouse
• Amici Restaurant
• Villa Beach Cottages
• Royalton Resorts

SLHTA President, Paul Collymore, applauded members’ generosity, stating that: “We are grateful to our members for their rapid outpouring of support at this difficult time for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. These are some very difficult times for our businesses and making these generous sacrifices is testimony of the generosity from our members.”

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