Basseterre, St. Kitts (SKNIS): Chairperson of the National COVID-19 Task Force, Mr. Abdias Samuel, has lauded the efforts and thanked Mr. Gurdip ‘Dev’ Bath, a national of St. Kitts and Nevis, and Pacious Pte Ltd for their support towards the COVID-19 response in St. Kitts and Nevis.
Pacious Pte Ltd donated a 40 ft container of dry foods through the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for charitable purposes. The food was purchased from Sysco International Food Group INC.
Mr. Gurdip ‘Dev’ Bath was instrumental in coordinating the procurement, packaging, shipping and clearing of the container.
Some of the food items donated were pasta, rice, canned baked beans, canned tuna, mayonnaise, cereal, and macaroni and cheese amounting to over 52,000 lbs and costing over US$56, 000.
Some of the food items have already been distributed to institutions including the St. Christopher’s Children Home, Ade’s Place, the Cardin Home, Saddler’s Home for the Elderly, School Meals Programme, Early Childhood Development Unit, JNF General Hospital, Her Majesty’s Prison, and The St. Kitts and Nevis Defence Force. Additionally, care packages were given to persons in quarantine and isolation, and persons in general who have been affected because of the pandemic.
Pacious Pte. Ltd. is a 2nd generation family business that has grown from humble street merchant to an international business trusted by many esteemed clients. Crucial to the company’s success has been the development of longstanding, committed and honest relationships with its suppliers whose mills are located in Thailand, Indonesia, China, and Malaysia, to name a few.