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Resort Barges In 80 tonnes Of Supplies For Villages

Good news for the villagers in the Tikina of Nacula in the Yasawa group as they will be receiving their rations today. Turtle Island Resort director Richard Evanson (Junior) received
27 Feb 2016 09:30
Resort Barges In 80 tonnes  Of Supplies  For Villages
Turtle Island staff carrying the rations for distribution yesterday. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Good news for the villagers in the Tikina of Nacula in the Yasawa group as they will be receiving their rations today.

Turtle Island Resort director Richard Evanson (Junior) received the relief supplies, which weighed over 80 tonnes via a barge yesterday morning.

He said the supplies would serve the people of Nacula, which consists of seven villages, up to 30 days to allow time to re-grow their crops.

“We are out here (in the Yasawa group) which is a bit remote with the transportation. That is why we have taken the lead to assist,” Mr Evanson said.

“We sent a boat to the first three villages to assess before the DISMAC team arrived on Thursday to do their side of assessment.

He said that rather than waiting, they decided to charter a barge to transport the rations.

“The main essential is water; houses being damaged and one of the common things that was destroyed were the root crops with the villagers only have food that will last for four days. This will supplement the villagers until other assistance arrives from Government or other donors.

Since Tuesday, the Resort put up an appeal to the Turtle Island international family on social media platform.

“We managed to raise over $140,000 which will go to the relief effort also meaning that we can assist further villagers.”

He said during TC Winston the resort had guests consisted of eight couples and all the services were undertaken smoothly.

“The guests were very happy with the way we handled the situation,” he said.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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