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Tuesday 4 August, 2020

US Ambassador donates 10,000 face masks, thermal scanners to T&T

From left to right: Chief, Military Liaison Office, US Embassy Colonel Claudia Carrizales; Chief Executive Officer of the Office of the Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) retired Major General Rodney Smart; US Ambassador Joseph Mondello; Minister of National Security Stuart Young ; and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of National Security Vel Lewis.

From left to right: Chief, Military Liaison Office, US Embassy Colonel Claudia Carrizales; Chief Executive Officer of the Office of the Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) retired Major General Rodney Smart; US Ambassador Joseph Mondello; Minister of National Security Stuart Young ; and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of National Security Vel Lewis.

Trinidad and Tobago has received 10,000 cloth face masks and 40 non-contact hand-held thermometer scanners from the United States Ambassador to T&T, Joseph Mondello.

The donation was received by National Security Minister Stuart Young at his head office on Abercromby Street, Port-of-Spain.

Young expressed his gratitude for the items, stating that they will assist with the Government’s efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Both the Minister and the Ambassador noted that the donation demonstrates the existing longstanding bilateral security cooperation and friendship between T&T and the US.

Also in attendance were Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of National Security Vel Lewis; Chief Executive Officer of the Office of the Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) retired Major General Rodney Smart; and Chief Military Liaison Office of the US Embassy Colonel Claudia Carrizales.

The ODPM will oversee distribution of these protective items to the various Divisions and Agencies of the Ministry of National Security.

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