Governor Silvestri 2020-04-10
The is a transcript of the English transmission. There is also a Spanish transmission which I do not translate.
Note that it’s been re-ordered and some repetition collapsed.
No transmissions are planned for Saturday and Sunday, although there may be one on Sunday depending on the results of the meeting about curfew that day.
- A new USD 100,000 donation today:
- USD 50,000 immediately
- USD 50,000 as matching donations
- For those not familiar with matching donations, if you donate USD 10 then an extra USD 10 will be added from the matching funds.
- Current total (including the amount pledged for matching): USD 223,860; HNL 5,548,437
- Oversight committee still planning on the most effective way to spend these
- Money will be spread across all the Bay Islands on a project basis
- Mayors office in Roatan has already given out 6,000 bags of food from separate funds
- Support Utila has about 1,500 kg of food supplies on the way
- 2 pending
- Still no positive tests returned
- We are back at day zero due to the breech
- If the test results come back negative that will be reset
- There is a meeting on Sunday to discuss the mayors ordinance which is meant to expire on Sunday at midnight.
Police officers travelled from Tegucigalpa to Roatan:
- Reports of chief of police and other offices coming onto Roatan from the
mainland, were true
- Islands closed down on the 14th of March, chief of police travelled to
Tegucigalpa after this for his vacation and it was explained that he was to
stay there during the emergency.
- Police chief asked if he could come back and was told he could not.
- He came back to Roatan despite this.
- Islands closed down on the 14th of March, chief of police travelled to Tegucigalpa after this for his vacation and it was explained that he was to stay there during the emergency.
- Minister of security gave an order last night requiring everyone who came to Roatan to return to Tegucigalpa. 12 police officers and 3 naval officers returned.
- The remedies for this are:
- The police and naval officers have been returned to Tegucigalpa
- Everyone who is returning to Gelcap will be tested upon arrival
- The results of those tests will be shared with us through the Governor
- Everyone who came in contact with the police and naval officers is now in 21 day quarantine.
- The building they were in on Roatan has been sanitised
- The minister of security has certified that this will not happen again
- Legally, the chief of police could do what he did. It’s not good, but it was
legal due to the state of emergency and the chief of police being the highest
- The minister of security gave the order for them to return, which overrides the local authority.
- Press Conference in English by the mayor
- Still being worked on, not yet approved