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4,500 face masks donated to Gov’t by Drakes Traders Ltd

- KN95 masks to benefit frontline health workers
Assistant Manager of Drakes Traders Limited, Ms Michelle Rymer (centre) made the donation valued over $20,000 USD to Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) and Chief Medical Officer Dr Irad Potter on June 25, 2020. Photo: GIS
Drakes Traders Limited was founded by Dieter Esser in 1984, and is a leading supplier for home and commercial improvements and building materials in the [British] Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO/File
Drakes Traders Limited was founded by Dieter Esser in 1984, and is a leading supplier for home and commercial improvements and building materials in the [British] Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO/File
FISH BAY, Tortola, VI- As the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government led by Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) continues its fight to keep the Territory safe against the Novel Coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19, corporate Virgin Islands has been joining the cause.

On June 25, 2020, the Ministry of Health and Social Development received 4,500 KN95 face masks courtesy of Drakes Traders Limited located in Fish Bay, Tortola.

Assistant Manager Ms Michelle Rymer made the donation valued over $20,000 USD on behalf of the Managing Director Mr Christian Esser of Drakes Traders Limited, according to a Government press release.

Masks to benefit frontline workers

Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) expressed gratitude to Drakes Traders Limited for being a good corporate citizen over the years and for providing the face masks which are required personal protective equipment (PPE) to be worn in public spaces, businesses and establishments as a safety measure during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Irad Potter also thanked Drakes Traders Limited for the generous donation that would also aid the Public Health Division, particularly the Environmental Health Unit who remains on the frontlines to inspect businesses and provide health screenings as Virgin Islands nationals and permanent residents return to the Territory.

Drakes Traders Limited was founded by Dieter Esser in 1984, and is a leading supplier for home and commercial improvements and building materials in the [British] Virgin Islands.

6 Responses to “4,500 face masks donated to Gov’t by Drakes Traders Ltd”

  • Nife (28/06/2020, 11:05) Like (6) Dislike (8) Reply
    Nice but them still need to drop them prices
  • g (28/06/2020, 17:54) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    D price of those face masks are rediclous because that say u have to wear them every one turn up the price what a thing Lord send help
  • Hmmm (28/06/2020, 19:30) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hope they came from a local maker and not from China... We be foolish to give B. Gates our money...As a matter a fact we need to ban and or stop.wearing masks made in China...
  • So much for UK... (29/06/2020, 14:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    UK not providing this? Why not?
  • Thank You Drakes???? (29/06/2020, 14:44) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I frequent Drakes. Should they have been giving masks to their customers? What are they doing, begging friends?
  • Where’s the Governor? (29/06/2020, 21:35) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Where’s the Governor’s statement saying uk providing assistance? Oh that’s right. They’re not.

    So much for the mother country.

    Only gets involved if it concerns their PR.

    A disgrace.

    Get rid of this incompetent Governor and his fake office.


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