In the East Caribbean, the Group’s relief effort will be led by its subsidiary, Republic Bank (EC) which plans to work closely with the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) at the regional level and with local NGOs at the community level, to provide support on various initiatives. The value of US$200,000 of the Group’s contribution will be allocated towards providing relief to the Eastern Caribbean and St Maarten. The Bank’s Managing Director, Michelle Palmer-Keizer, said “We are acutely aware of the far reaching impact this pandemic continues to have on our communities. We are prepared to provide support on multiple fronts, from assisting the most vulnerable in our society to those on the frontlines, especially our healthcare workers. Doing good is an essential part of who we are as an organisation and we are ready to help.”
The Group’s pledge of funds to support the fight against COVID-19 is just one element of the multipronged approach it has adopted in response to the pandemic. The Group has already taken numerous steps to safeguard the well-being of their customers and staff, while ensuring the provision of essential banking services. It has also reached out to its customers to provide cash flow relief to those affected by the disruption brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Republic Group recognises the dynamic nature of this situation and remains committed to a continuous assessment of its responses to ensure that the best interests of its customers, staff and communities are served.