The Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry Limited (GBTI) yesterday made a donation to the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) towards the country’s hurricane relief efforts.
According to a statement issued by the bank yesterday, Chairman of the Board Robin Stoby, S.C. made the presentation at the bank’s head office at Kingston, where he noted that the bank recognises the need for a collaborative effort in lending a helping hand to those countries which were ravaged by Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria.
In so doing, Stoby added, GBTI has always been an entity that lends a helping hand in the times when it is most needed, especially to sister islands. He noted that the donation will go a long way in bringing much needed relief.
When contacted, Public Relations and Marketing Manager Pamela Binda said the donation was “quite sizeable” but declined to give a figure.
CDC Director General Colonel (Ret’d) Chabilall Ramsarup, who received the donation, expressed his gratitude to the bank for coming on board and assisting in bringing relief to the islands that have been affected. The bank’s statement said GBTI sees the donation as a way of exemplifying its corporate social responsibility, which can benefit thousands of affected fellow Caribbean citizens.
Also representing the bank at the handing over was Director Edward Beharry.