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22 Mar 2013 description

President Martelly lauds Guyana’s firm support to rebuilding efforts in Haiti – as agriculture MOU is signed

Georgetown, GINA, March 21, 2013

Rebuilding efforts from the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti are moving apace with commendable levels of support shown by the Guyana Government in the process, the island’s President and incumbent Chairman of Caricom Michel Martelly said today.

16 Dec 2011 description

Georgetown, GINA, December 15, 2011

The Civil Defence Commission (CDC), which is the national body tasked with disaster preparedness for the country, this morning held a “Disaster Risk Reduction Coordination Platform Meeting” in the conference room of the Commission’s Thomas Lands office.

05 Feb 2010 description

Georgetown, GINA, February 5, 2010

Efforts intensify to assist and improve the living conditions of Haitians following the January 12 earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince.

01 Feb 2010 description

-as National Relief Committee donations top $258M

Georgetown, GINA, February 1, 2010

In an effort to improve the living conditions of Haitians following the January 12 earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince, the National Committee for Haiti Relief will be sending more assistance to the island as 11 containers are scheduled to leave port Georgetown tomorrow.

The Committee also received donations today from the University of Guyana (both campuses)-$540,188, Hits and Jams in collaboration with Vision sounds- $516,000, the proceeds from the Unite for Haiti Concert held at the …

27 Jan 2010 description

The National Committee for Haiti Relief today received 15 barrels of clothing and kitchen utensils valued $500,000, from the Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana (CIOG).

The donation was made to the committee at the Civil Defence Commission's office, as efforts intensify towards assisting the devastated island of Haiti which was struck by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on January 12.

During the simple handing over ceremony, the CIOG's Education Department Director, Sheik Moeen- ul Hack said that the Muslim community is very happy to be part of the national relief …

26 Jan 2010 description

Guyana is prepared to work with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to establish a support mechanism that will bring temporary relief to the people of Haiti.

22 Jan 2010 description

Georgetown, GINA, January 22, 2010

As Guyanese continue to make good on financial pledges and tangible donations to the victims of the January 12 earthquake in Haiti, Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Dr. Edwin Carrington, met with the media to formally provide an update on continuing relief efforts by the regional body in Haiti.


19 Jan 2010 description
  • commercial banks, police give over $15.5 M
18 Jan 2010 description

GINA, Georgetown, January 18, 2010

Several organisations including M&M Snackette, a local body of churches and Toolsie Persaud Limited handed over monetary contributions to the Guyana National Committee for Haiti Relief at the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) today.

The donation on behalf of the churches, totalling more than $193,000, was made by Bishop Juan Edghill representing a number of congregations from across Guyana.

Toolsie Persaud Limited presented its contribution of $500,000 while M&M Snackette handed over $200,000.

A private citizen also made his …

15 Jan 2010 description

Georgetown, GINA, January 15, 2010

The Guyana National Committee for Relief for Haiti, which was established following a meeting held with President Bharrat Jagdeo and a wide-cross section of interest groups, today received $500,000 from the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA).

The cheque was presented to chairperson of the committee, Minister of Human Services and Social Security Priya Manickchand by President of the Association, Norman McLean.

Executive Director of the Association, Edward Shields also made a personal contribution of $50,000.

13 Jan 2010 description

Georgetown, GINA, January 13, 2010

Government has committed US$1M towards assistance for Haiti, which has suffered from a massive earthquake and several aftershocks, and has established a multi-stakeholder committee, chaired by Minister of Human Services, Priya Manickchand, to oversee the effort.

In a statement released today, President Bharrat Jagdeo said, "I was deeply shocked and saddened at the extent of the destruction caused by the catastrophic earthquake which devastated our sister nation of Haiti yesterday.