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26 Feb 2011 description

STATEMENT ON THE RECOVERY AND RECONSTRUCTION OF HAITI ISSUED BY THE TWENTY-SECOND INTER-SESSIONAL MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) 25-26 FEBRUARY 2011, ST. GEORGE'S, GRENADA

CARICOM Heads of State and Government recalled that at their Meeting in July last year, they bemoaned the lack of progress in the implementation of the Haiti Action Plan and called on the international donor community to make good on the pledges and promises made to Haiti.

10 Jan 2011 description

Press release 07/2011

(10 January 2011)

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Arising from consultations held in Kingston, Jamaica, January 5-7, the Government of Haiti and representatives of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) agreed on several key project proposals designed to strengthen Haiti's institutional and technical capacity in three priority areas: housing and settlement development; physical and environmental planning; and infrastructure development and coordination.

The consultations brought together a high level team including representatives …

10 Jan 2011 description

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Arising from consultations held in Kingston, Jamaica, January 5-7, the Government of Haiti and representatives of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) agreed on several key project proposals designed to strengthen Haiti's institutional and technical capacity in three priority areas: housing and settlement development; physical and environmental planning; and infrastructure development and coordination.

The consultations brought together a high level team including representatives from the Haitian government, led by Prime …

17 Dec 2010 description

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) His Excellency Sir Edwin Carrington on Friday held his final press conference as Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), pointing to the gains made and challenges faced by the regional grouping over the past year, and charging the media to enhance its role in getting the populace involved in the Community.

The past year, Secretary-General Carrington said, was one of "great difficulty" for the Community.

20 Sep 2010 description

Press release 366/2010

(20 September 2010)

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The Third Caribbean Community (CARICOM)-Cuba Ministerial Meeting decried the slow pace of disbursement of funds pledged to Haiti by the international community following the earthquake of 12 January and called on the international donor community to make good on the pledges and promises made to that CARICOM Member State for its reconstruction and recovery.

The meeting which brought together the Foreign Ministers of the two sides ended in Havana, Cuba on Friday 17 September with …

17 Sep 2010 description

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Cuba and the Member States of the Caribbean Community, meeting in Havana on September 17, 2010, on the occasion of the Third Cuba-CARICOM Ministerial Meeting, dedicated special attention to solidarity with Haiti, birthplace of the struggles for independence from colonialism in the region and the first nation to abolish slavery.

31 Mar 2010 description

The earthquake of January 12 ranks as being among the worst catastrophes to befall a single nation. The loss of life, the toll of severe injuries, the destruction of the physical infrastructure, the demolition of public buildings and its consequent damage to the apparatus of governance combined to make the natural disaster one of the worst ever in recorded history.

Following a return to constitutional democracy, it was evident that Haiti had begun make gradual but meaningful progress in all the right areas.

04 Mar 2010 description

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) continues to provide tangible assistance to the people of its Member State, Haiti, in the wake of the devastating earthquake which struck on 12 January.

Led by Jamaica, the sub-regional focal point for the area including Haiti under the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) arrangements had been providing assistance from 13 January 2010, about 24 hours after the catastrophic earthquake.

26 Feb 2010 description

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Residents of an isolated community on the outskirts of the town of Leogane, Haiti, on Thursday were overjoyed at receiving medical attention and supplies of food from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) contingent.

Led by the Jamaican Defence Force (JDF), the contingent carried out a medical outreach exercise in their neighbourhood as part of an on-going daily programme that began forty days ago.

The town of Leogane and its environs were earmarked by Haitian authorities for CARICOM's health intervention following the 12 …

21 Jan 2010 description

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Chief Medical Officers within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and representatives of regional institutions will meet on Friday 22 January at the headquarters of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency management Agency (CDEMA) in Bridgetown, Barbados to conclude a draft plan for the Community's continued Health Intervention in Haiti after the devastating earthquake of 12 January.

20 Jan 2010 description

Press release 13/2010

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Haiti Prime Minister Honourable Jean-Max Bellerive has expressed his country's gratitude for the quick response of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in the wake of the devastating earthquake of Tuesday 12 January 2010.

Speaking to the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC), which was part of CARICOM's Tactical Mission to Haiti, Mr Bellerive said his country was "indeed grateful for the quick response of the CARICOM leaders to our plight".

18 Jan 2010 description

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) moved its assistance to its earthquake devastated Member State, Haiti to another level with the deployment of a Tactical Mission to that country on Sunday, 17 January.

On Wednesday, 13 January, less than 24 hours after the earthquake struck on 12 January, Jamaica had deployed medical personnel and security forces to Haiti as a first response.

15 Jan 2010 description

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries have kicked into high gear their support towards Haiti in the aftermath of the powerful earthquake which hit the French Speaking CARICOM country on Tuesday January 12, 2010.

Member States have offered support to rescue and recovery missions in Haiti in the form of military assistance, search and rescue teams, medical personnel, artisans and aircrafts.

Up to Friday January 15, 2010, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), the agency co-coordinating the regional …

14 Jan 2010 description


Caribbean countries react to devastation in Haiti

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries were on Wednesday reacting to the trail of death and destruction caused by the powerful earthquake that rocked Haiti on Tuesday.

Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana both announced one million US dollars each in immediate relief to Port au Prince, while St. Lucia said it would provide assistance under the wider CARICOM initiative.

Jamaica has said that it will "respond immediately in whatever way it can".

13 Jan 2010 description

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. The haunting images of bodies, injured persons and ruined buildings struck a chord of compassion throughout our nation for the people of Haiti.

Haiti as the poorest country in the western hemisphere is now severely challenged to cope with this tragedy.