Minister for Local Government, Noel Arscott, says the administration is currently reviewing its policy with the Caribbean Catastrophic Risk Insurance Fund, CRIFF, because the country has not benefited from it in 5 years.
Minister Arscott says the country has paid more than 30-million US dollars in the last five years, but hasn’t been allowed to draw down on it.
The CRIFF policy provides funds in the case of a major disaster affecting the island.
He says current discussions are geared towards getting more appropriate coverage.
Noel Arscott Minister of Local Government.
He was speaking at the Launch of disaster preparedness month at the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management earlier today.