Dominican Republic and Antigua and Barbuda Sign Agreement for New Barbuda School

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The governments of Antigua and Barbuda and the Dominican Republic have signed an agreement to construct a primary school in Barbuda.

The agreement was signed by Antigua and Barbuda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. E.P. Chet Greene, Minister of Education, Hon. Daryll Matthew, and Dominican Republic’s Foreign Minister, Roberto Alvarez, during the Fourth International Conference for Small Island Developing States (SIDS4) held at the American University of Antigua from May 27 to 30.

The project, valued at US$1.5 million, includes completing architectural drawings and selecting a construction company.

This commitment honors a promise made by the former Dominican government following Hurricane Irma’s devastation in 2017, which destroyed 90% of Barbuda’s buildings, including the Holy Trinity School.

Foreign Minister Greene expressed gratitude for the support from a fellow Caribbean nation, emphasizing the importance of regional assistance.

Education Minister Matthew highlighted the investment in education, likening the school’s construction to planting a seed for the future. Foreign Minister Alvarez noted that this donation strengthens the ties between the two countries and symbolizes their enduring relationship.

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