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12 Jan 2012 description

Press Release # 1

Issued on: Thursday January 12, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.

“Haiti Quake- Two Years Later”

15 Apr 2010 description

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) donated relief supplies valued at over $100,000 to the Haiti-Jamaica Society/ Friends of Haiti, Wednesday (April 14), to assist the rehabilitation efforts in the aftermath of the January 12 earthquake.

Speaking at the handing over ceremony at the offices of Nationwide Radio FM, Kingston, JUTC Corporate Communications Manager, Reginald Allen, noted that while the earthquake occurred three months ago, the needs of the Haitians continue.

The supplies donated by the JUTC consisted of clothes, shoes, toiletries and accessories, among other …

26 Mar 2010 description

The Government is sticking to its commitment not to turn back Haitians landing on Jamaican shores, in the aftermath of the January 12 earthquake, but has emphasised that the country cannot afford to keep them here for extended periods.

Addressing a press conference today (March 25), regarding the arrival of Haitians on the island on March 23, Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, with responsibility for Information, Telecommunication and Special Projects, Hon.

25 Jan 2010 description

TORONTO (JIS): Monday, January 25, 2010

The Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation and Madeline's Restaurant in Toronto, Canada, have raised more than C$12,000 for earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

This amount should eventually become C$24,000, as the Canadian government has announced that it will match funds collected by charitable organisations for Haiti.

In seven days, the Foundation was able to organise a sold-out fundraising dinner at Madeline's in downtown Toronto, last week, for the people of Haiti, who have been suffering since the 7.0 earthquake devastated the country on …

23 Jan 2010 description

Secretary General of CARICOM, Dr. Edwin Carrington, has said that several member states have expressed a willingness to accommodate Haitians, who might seek refuge from the devastation caused by the January 12 earthquake.

Already, Jamaica is making preparations to accept Haitians, who may arrive on its shores, and Dr.

16 Jan 2010 description

An emergency centre has been established at the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), 2-4 Haining Road, New Kingston, to coordinate relief assistance generated locally for Haiti.

Speaking at a media briefing at Jamaica House on Friday (January15), Minister with responsibility for Information, Hon. Daryl Vaz, said that ODPEM would be responsible for streamlining all forms of assistance that would be forthcoming, to ensure that delivery and dispatch is smooth.

"They will advise you how best to get it to Haiti, and what to do with it.

15 Jan 2010 description

The Government has suspended all aviation fees associated with Haiti relief until further notice.

At a press conference at Jamaica House on January 15, Minister with responsibility for Information, Daryl Vaz, said that Prime Minister Bruce Golding had approved this measure as airports on the island of Hispaniola were operating at capacity.

"We have gone further to indicate that all of those planes that are stationary in Haiti now...we are inviting them to come to Jamaica and use our facilities to park them until such time as they are needed again as that will relieve congestion …

14 Jan 2010 description


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Prime Minister, Hon. Bruce Golding, will lead a delegation, which will include the Leader of the Opposition, Portia Simpson Miller, to Haiti today (Jan. 14).

The delegation will assess the nature of immediate assistance, which can be rendered by Jamaica in conjunction with international partners following the January 12 earthquake, which has devastated the island.

Yesterday (Jan.13), Mr.

13 Jan 2010 description

The Jamaica Defence Force will within the next 24 hours deploy a County Class Vessel with a Company Group of soldiers comprising one hundred and fifty (150) medical, engineering, infantry and logistics personnel as part of emergency rescue and relief efforts in Haiti.

Personnel from the Jamaica Constabulary Force will also be included in this contingent.

The contingent will take it, emergency supplies, including water, food and medicine.

In the meantime, contact has been made with all JCF personnel who are currently assigned duties in Haiti.

Those who are located in Port Au …

13 Jan 2010 description

The Government of Jamaica has responded quickly to the earthquake disaster in Caribbean neighbour Haiti and is mobilising relief supplies to send to the country.

Contributions from the private sector as well as supplies from the Office of Disaster Preparedness (ODPEM) will also be sent to Haiti today (Jan.13).

Prime Minister, Hon.