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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".


CDB provides financial aid to earthquake hit Haiti

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) said Wednesday it would provide nearly one million US dollars in immediate relief to Haiti following the widespread devastation caused by the powerful earthquake that hit the country on Tuesday.

CDB, the region's premier development financial institution, said that it would provide US$200,000 for portable water, food, medicines and temporary shelter while US$500,000 would go towards the restoration of critical facilities and services.

"In collaboration with our international development partners, the Caribbean Development Bank will also address the medium and long-term rehabilitation needs of Haiti," the CDB said, expressing sadness at the destruction caused by the quake that registered 7.3 on the Richter Scale.


Gov't pledges US$1M in Haiti relief

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Stabroek News - Guyana has pledged US$1 million in assistance to Haiti following the major earthquake that struck the Caribbean nation on Tuesday.

President Bharrat Jagdeo made the announcement in a statement yesterday and later met with political parties, religious organisations and non-governmental organizations to coordinate a national response to aid in recovery efforts. Minister of Human Services, Priya Manickchand has been named chair of the multi-stakeholder committee.

"I am 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", said Jagdeo.

Persons desirous of contributing can do so at the National Committee for Guyana's Assistance to Haiti by calling telephone number (592) 226 4080.


Jamaica joins Haiti relief efforts

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Observer - JAMAICA has joined scores of countries sending relief supplies to Haiti to help millions of people displaced by the magnitude 7.0 earthquake which struck the impoverished nation on Tuesday, leaving thousands dead or injured in its wake.

Between last night and this morning a team of 150 Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldiers were set to leave for Haiti to bring supplies as well as to help in the reconstruction efforts.

The supplies include generators, collapsible water containers, mattresses, water purification tablets and general purpose tents. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/help-for-Haiti----p-4-5----Thur--Jan-14--2009---Lead_7325219

Dominica -Government agrees to six month waiver for illegal Haitians

ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – Haitian nationals currently living in Dominica under illegal circumstances need not worry about the threat of deportation for the next six months.

The Government of Dominica announced Thursday it would automatically extend the stay of all Haitians already on island by an additional six months until the situation in Haiti stabilises.

Dominica is now home to hundreds of Haitian immigrants who work a variety of odd jobs as handymen, tailors, barbers and farm hands. http://www.cananews.net/news/127/ARTICLE/45493/2010-01-14.html

Air Jamaica airlift from Haiti begins

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Observer - THE first Air Jamaica flight to airlift nationals from Haiti left Norman Manley International Airport this morning.

The first flight was scheduled to return from Port-au-Prince at 5:30 am and the second at midday. However, chaos on the ground has forced delays, Minister of Information Daryl Vaz told Nationwide radio this morning.

All customs and immigration regulations have been suspended to allow Jamaicans in Haiti to take the flights home. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Air-Jamaica-airlift-from-Haiti-begins

CARICOM to announce Haiti aid

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Observer - THE Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is expected to announce today the region's response to Tuesday's devastating earthquake in Haiti.

High-level members of CARICOM, including CARICOMChairman Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, General Secretary Edwin Carrington and Prime Minister of Barbados David Thompson met at Jamaica House in Kingston last night.

"The meeting will be to discuss Caricom's response," Information Minister Daryl Vaz told the Observer last night.

Jamaica has been chosen as the regional hub for the relief effort in the impoverished nation, which is located to the north-east of Jamaica.

Deputy Prime Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Dr Kenneth Baugh said Jamaica will also be the refuelling point for aircraft taking relief supplies and personnel to Haiti.

He said the country will waive navigational and landing fees for such aircraft, operators of which will cover their refuelling costs. Adequate warehouse facilities for the sorting and temporary storage of relief items, are being provided at both international airports.

Charity organisations play their part :

* Jamaica Red Cross is to send a contingent of trained and qualified people to support the relief efforts.

* Food For The Poor Jamaica is also offering logistical and technical support.

Financial institutions join in relief efforts

* First Caribbean International Bank has joined its parent company, CIBC, in donating a combined CA$100,000 to the Haiti earthquake relief efforts. Donations to the Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund can be made at any FirstCaribbean branch across the Caribbean.

* Royal Bank of Canada, parent company of RBTT Financial Group, yesterday announced a CA$100,000 donation to the Red Cross to support relief and humanitarian efforts in Haiti.

* All Scotiabank branches and locations are acting as collection points for non-perishable food items, clothing and bottled water. All Jamaicans are being invited to drop off donations at any of their 40 locations across the island.

* Accounts have been opened at Scotiabank and the National Commercial bank to accept donations on behalf of the Red Cross and the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management respectively.

* NEM Insurance Company has committed to donating three container loads of 'Wata' to Haiti.

Doctors on call

Dr Winston De La Haye, president of the Medical Association of Jamaica, says the association is awaiting word from the Ministry of Health and the Jamaica Defence Force to determine how best to help in the provision of medical assistance to the thousands of injured.


MAJ offers help with emergency radio broadcast system

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Observer - THE Media Association Jamaica Limited (MAJ) yesterday offered to help Haiti in establishing an emergency radio broadcasting system in the earthquake-wrecked capital, Port-au-Prince.

The MAJ, in a press release yesterday, said it advised the minister with responsibility for information, Daryl Vaz, to make an offer to Haitian authorities for the assistance with the emergency radio broadcasting system.

"Several of the radio members of the association have agreed to combine efforts to put together a small studio and FM transmitter system to re-establish some type of radio information system in Haiti," the MAJ said.

The association said the minister had agreed that on the trip by Prime Minister Bruce Golding yesterday afternoon, the offer would be made and a response provided to the MAJ. The MAJ members also said they would provide the technical support at short notice to get the project going.


Health personnel leave for Haiti

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Gleaner - A team of medical and health personnel from the Health Ministry is expected to leave the island today for Haiti.

The health minister, Ruddy Spencer said the 20-member team comprises doctors, nurses, emergency medical technicians and public health inspectors.

A group of volunteer doctors from the Jamaica Medical Doctors' Association, (JMDA) along with private partners will also be going to Haiti today.

JMDA president, Dr Shane Alexis said the group was moved by the devastation.

The Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) has also opened up its offices in Mandeville, Port Maria, Montego Bay and Kingston as relief collection centers.

JTA president Michael Stewart said all donations must reach the offices by January 29.

He said the JTA will also be seeking to raise money for the Haitian survivors.


'Culture' in big Haiti fund drive

PORT OF Spain, Trinidad, Express - The local cultural fraternity is coming to the aid of the people of Haiti, offering proceeds from various Carnival events to assist the earthquake-hit country.

Leading the way is the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organisation, which on Wednesday opened its flagship calypso tent, Kaiso House, at the Strand entertainment complex. TUCO president Eric 'Pink Panther' Taylor announced that all proceeds from that night's show will go towards a fund for Haiti.

The Caribbean Prestige Foundation, producers of the International Soca Monarch competition, has pledged $2 from each ticket purchased for the finals of this year's Soca Monarch finals towards Haiti. The Southex events planning company, which holds the Chutney Soca Monarch Competition, donated $20,000 to the Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund.

Woodford Café at MovieTowne in Port of Spain has already organised a benefit event to raise funds. This takes place on Wednesday, January 20 and will feature patrons participating in the weekly Karaoke Night, which this time around will include participation by several soca, reggae and alternative artistes.

The $40 cover charge will go into the Voices for Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund. Special bins will also be place at Woodford Café for people to drop off canned food, clothing and other items that will be given to the Red Cross for distribution in Haiti.

Pan Trinbago issued a statement expressing regret over the catastrophe and pledged to play a part in 'bringing some measure of relief to the people of Haiti in their hour of need'. The release also stated that Pan Trinbago will be working with its member bands to determine the role the organisation will play.


Manning: Fast ferry option to transport supplies

PORT OF Spain, Trinidad, Express - A plan to use one of the nation's inter-island fast ferries to transport relief supplies to Haiti is now being considered by Cabinet.

Prime Minister Patrick Manning made the disclosure yesterday as he said this country does not have any military naval assets to transport relief supplies in any large quantities to Haiti, which suffered a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday, killing thousands, according to the Red Cross.

'What we do have are fast ferries that operate between Trinidad and Tobago that have tremendous capacity, and one of the options available to us is to divert one of those boats temporarily, and very temporarily, to take stuff to Haiti as part of the relief effort,' Manning said.

He did so during yesterday's post-Cabinet news conference at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann's, where he said the Government is trying to determine exactly how to best send the US$1 million ($6.3 million) this country has pledged towards relief efforts in the fellow Caribbean Community (CARICOM) state.

'All of those things are by no means clear...It may well be that the (US)$1 million that we are contributing at this time should go to the International Red Cross as part of the help, we don't know, but all of that will work out,' Manning said.

He said he is yet to make contact with Haiti's President Rene Preval but announced a CARICOM mission that includes Jamaica Prime Minister Bruce Golding and a team from the Regional Security System, based in Barbados, was on its way to Haiti to assess the situation on the ground. When they return from that country, 'we will formulate a position that CARICOM will take', including the deployment of any regional troops.

'If the Government of Trinidad and Tobago is called upon to send troops to Haiti, then I don't see we have a choice to do just that,' Manning said.

Manning said the CARICOM mission's report will also determine whether this country would increases its $6.3 million pledge towards the Haiti relief effort as he expressed this nation's sympathies towards the Haitian people. Manning said Cabinet hopes to have 'an indication' today on how best to ensure that the collection of food, clothing and money from the public for those now suffering in Haiti is properly organised.


T&T rushes to send help

PORT OF Spain, Trinidad, Express - OCM stations to broadcast 4-hr radiothon HELP is on the way for quake-stricken Haiti.

This was the assurance given by several local businesses and non-governmental organisations who have been working around the clock, searching for a way to get food and other basic necessities to the island since the 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit on Tuesday.

Among them are Scotiabank, First Citizens, One Caribbean Media, Blue Waters, the Federation of Independent Trade Unions and Non-Governmental Organisations (Fitun), Royal Bank of Canada (parent company of RBTT Financial Group), Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) Trinidad Chapter, Congress of the People and the Downtown Owners and Merchants Association (Doma).

Doma president Gregory Aboud said yesterday the group intended to team up with the largest international relief and development organisation in the United States, Food for the Poor, to get supplies to Haiti.

Located in Miami, Food for the Poor is an inter-denominational Christian agency that feeds millions of hungry poor in 17 countries within the Caribbean and Latin America. Their website, www.foodforthepoor.org , stated they also provided emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 96 per cent of all donations going directly to programmes that help the poor.

'They have been doing this for a long while, and we thought that they were the better choice because we want to ensure that what we send reaches the people,' Aboud said. Teaming up with the YMCA, Aboud said they are using YMCA's facilities on Benbow Road, Port of Spain, as a depository 'to receive the donations'.

With the most urgent needs identified by the Red Cross being intensified search-and-rescue efforts, field hospitals, emergency health services, water purification, emergency shelter, logistics and telecommunications, the Royal Bank of Canada has requested that where appropriate, its donation to the Red Cross be directed to ensuring survivors have access to clean, drinking water.

Blue Waters chairman Dominic Hadeed told the Express during a telephone interview that his company was organising to send several containers of water to Haiti, and that shipment would go out as soon as the ports have been declared passable.

'We are also going to be working with Food for the Poor and will be looking at other ways to get more products into the country,' he said.

Meanwhile, the One Caribbean Media (OCM) network radio stations are hosting a four-hour-long 'radiothon' on Saturday, from 8 a.m., called 'Help Haiti Now' to collect money. OCM is the parent company of the Express newspapers and TV6.

The OCM network stations are heard in Grenada, St Lucia, Barbados, Antigua, St Kitts, Montserrat and Trinidad and Tobago. All the OCM Network studios in the Caribbean will be connected on Saturday morning for this historic event.

'Big George' Wayne LeBlanc will be at the Hott 93 studios in Trinidad along with Warren P, also of Hott 93, JGP of GEM Radio and Patrice of GEM Radio.

The Hott 93 announcers are currently mobilising artistes and other popular personalities to come to the studios on Saturday to be part of the effort.


Chefette donates $20 000

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Nation News - CHEFETTE RESTAURANTS, the largest restaurant chain in Barbados, has quickly responded to pleas for humanitarian assistance for the people of Haiti.

Following Tuesday's devastating earthquake, Chefette yesterday donated $20 000 to the Haiti Relief Fund at a presentation ceremony at Starcom Network, River Road, St Michael.

Chefette's managing director Ryan Haloute said their prayers were with all those suffering families in Haiti.

He praised Starcom Network's chief executive officer Vic Fernandes for initiating the Haiti Relief Fund. Haloute encouraged other corporate entities to assist as much as possible by pledging their financial support during the radiothon entitled Help Haiti Now!, which will be aired tomorrow on all Starcom Network stations from 8 a.m. until noon. (PR)


Relief on the way

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Nation News - ALL SYSTEMS ARE GO for Barbados to unleash its support to earthquake-ravaged Haitians.

Senator Irene Sandiford-Garner told the Press at Government Headquarters yesterday evening that, starting today, volunteers would be stationed at Kensington Oval, Fontabelle, St Michael, operating hotlines and setting up a computer database to track donated goods.

She was appointed by Prime Minister David Thompson to spearhead The Barbados National Coordinated Effort to help people in Haiti that was hit by an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale on Tuesday.

"A cadre of volunteers worked for Cricket World Cup. That system is still in place. The facility at Kensington Oval is already wired for multiple phone lines and computers.

"We need them because I have had a myriad of calls here [Government Headquarters] and it is physically impossible for this office to manage the process," she said.

Two bank accounts have also been set up by Government, one at Barbados National Bank (BNB) and another at FirstCaribbean International Bank for money donations.

"Money goes into those accounts, which is the Government Treasury Account, and then we wait for the needs assessment [from Haiti] and channel it through agencies, like the United Nations, which have humanitarian workers in Haiti, who know where that money is to be spent," Sandiford-Garner stated.

The senator, who is Parliamentary Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office, said the Super Centre and Popular Discount supermarket chains had been earmarked as collection points for the donation of goods.

"I'm sure that others would come on board as we want a good geographical distribution of supermarkets. We are advising Barbadians to carry a list of what they take because we want transparency to be evident.

"We have also finalised 8 000 square feet [of space] in Barbarees Hill, [St Michael] at the R.L. Seale warehouse and a BIDC [Barbados Investment & Development Corporation] warehouse in St Philip that can facilitate the storage of the items.

"We have the Barbados Defence Force [BDF] and the [Royal Barbados] Police Force to assist us with security, and the BDF would be assisting with transporting goods from the collection points to the storage points," she added.

Also, the University of the West Indies Cave Hill has pledged the services of 120 student volunteers and already has 30 barrels donated by Laparkan located around the campus for collection of goods as well.


RBC launches Haiti fund

NASSUA Bahamas, Guardian - Corporate Bahamas is moving quickly on the heals of the Haiti disaster, with RBC yesterday announcing a $100,000 donation to the Red Cross to support relief and humanitarian efforts in Haiti.

As of yesterday, the commercial bank has made its entire network of branches in The Bahamas, the Caribbean and Canada available to receive donations on behalf of the International Red Cross. The donations, say executives, can be made while customers conduct their regular financial transactions.

"The Bahamas has very close ties with Haiti and as our neighbors we must support them. I appeal to the public to exercise the generosity that Bahamians are known for and help our brothers and sisters in Haiti," said Nathaniel Beneby, Vice President and Country Head, RBC Bahamas.

The most urgent needs identified by the Red Cross are for search and rescue efforts, field hospitals, emergency health services, water purification, emergency shelter, logistics and telecommunications. RBC has requested that, where appropriate, its donation to the Red Cross be directed to ensuring survivors have access to clean drinking water.

"The International Red Cross is on the ground in Haiti and responding to the needs of the Haitian people as quickly as possible," said Caroline Turnquest, Director General of the Bahamas Red Cross. "Support of this effort will require massive resources so we urge you to give with the assurance that the strength and reach of the International Red Cross will make a difference in Haiti immediately during this difficult time."

The public is now being invited to visit any RBC Bahamas branch and donate to the Red Cross Haitian Relief Fund via account #2893865, or to the Embassy of Haiti, Haitian Relief Fund at account #2892958.


Haitian migrants released

NASSUA Bahamas, Guardian - Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham announced last night that as a result of the earthquake that leveled Haiti's capital city of Port-au-Prince on Tuesday, all the illegal Haitian migrants at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre will be released and given some sort of temporary residency status.

Ingraham also said that the Department of Immigration would not be seeking to apprehend any illegal Haitian nationals for the time being.

There are currently 115 Haitian nationals being held at the Detention Centre, according to immigration officials, who also confirmed last night that 40 Haitian nationals have been released since Wednesday.

"The Department of Immigration will release from the Detention Centre those Haitians who are currently there and give them some temporary status until such time as things have changed," said Ingraham at a news conference at Free National Movement (FNM) headquarters last night.

"Clearly if people come into The Bahamas and they are apprehended by the Defence Force we would have to take a different course of action. But the Department of Immigration will not be seeking to apprehend Haitians at the moment to send back."

As previously reported, all repatriation exercises involving illegal Haitian immigrants have also been indefinitely postponed.

Immigration officials announced on Wednesday that they were bracing for a possible influx of Haitian immigrants. However, last night the prime minister said he was not yet concerned that any mass influx would occur.

"The part of Haiti that has been devastated by the earthquake is not the part of Haiti that most (and) nearly all Haitians come from to The Bahamas," the prime minister said.

"The Haitians come from the northern part of Haiti. Most Haitians who come to The Bahamas have never been to Port-au-Prince in their lives. And so I do not have any fear at the moment and concern at the moment for any significant migration of Haitians to The Bahamas because that's not the area that was affected by the earthquake."

Ingraham also announced that unlike some of his regional counterparts, he would not be traveling to the impoverished nation.

"I considered it today (Thursday) actually," he said. "I gave long and hard consideration to it. I couldn't figure out what I could possibly do in Haiti other than get in the way of people. There is no means to move around. It is difficult to get a flight in and to land. It is difficult to find accommodation, etc. What we could do for Haiti can be done from The Bahamas."

Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding, Barbados Prime Minister David Thompson and Dominican Prime Minister Nicholas Liverpool are traveling to Haiti for a one-day trip today.

While he most likely will not visit Haiti at this time, the prime minister said the government has established a common account at all the country's commercial banks, into which donations to the relief effort in Haiti can be made.

"We will cause that money to be sent either to the Haitian government and/or to international organizations that are able to provide assistance to Haiti at this time and The Bahamas government will make a significant financial contribution to Haiti once I would have consulted further with my CARICOM colleagues once they return from Haiti tomorrow."

Ingraham added: "It is not appropriate for us to be collecting goods to send to Haiti because there is no means by which we can get [them] there. The port is in terrible shape. The airport is difficult to navigate. The ground transportation is terrible. The extent to which we in the region can provide assistance in terms of medical support, doctors, nurses, public health, pay for medicine, food, water, whatever it is, we are clearly prepared to do so."

Red Cross officials in Haiti yesterday told the Associated Press that they estimate the death toll as a result of Tuesday's earthquake could range from 45,000 to 50,000 with as many as three million others injured or left homeless.


Cayman Islands - Some of the agencies assisting in the Haiti relief effort

Cayman Red Cross




949–6785 ext. 22.


Accepting monetary donations for the relief efforts. Persons wishing to donate funds can go directly to the Red Cross or make a deposit at Butterfield Bank under the Cayman Islands Red Cross Haiti Earthquake Appeal (02–201–035054–04).

National Building Society of Cayman


Staff members have set up donation boxes at teller counters for customers to make contributions. The funds collected will be deposited to the Cayman Red Cross account at Butterfield Bank. NBSC, 71 Eastern Avenue

The Cayman Council of the United Church of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands



Yves and Carmen Fontaine


Arranging a container to locate on lot next to Buttonwood Club on Shedden Road.

St. Ignatius Church and School



Collecting funds. All parishioners, parents, students and staff are being asked to contribute between 14–24 January.

Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort


Collecting can goods, clothes and anything that can be of help to the Haiti people. 389 Seven Mile Beach Fernando Soler or Stephanie Amante Stephanie.amante@marriotthotels.com

Wesleyan Holiness Church, West Bay






Accepting monetary donations. Persons wishing to donate funds can drop it in the container at church or deliver it to the school office.

Taste of Cayman

All those attending this Saturday's event, starting at 5pm at Camana Bay can donate at the entrance to the festival where Red Cross booths will be set up.


All Digicel mobile customers can text the letters 'HELP' to 5151 to donate a dollar to the telecom company's earthquake relief effort. Digicel has already donated some $5 million to the relief project in Haiti.


All LIME mobile customers can text the word 'Haiti' to 437 (HELP) to donate $2 to the telecom company's earthquake relief effort. LIME employees have launched an employee donation initiative across the 13 islands in which the company operates to collect cash, clothing, canned, non–perishable food and personal hygiene items to send to Haiti. LIME will match the donations dollar for dollar.

Sunset House

Sunset House will not be charging for shore diving tanks this coming weekend. (JAN 16 – 17, 2010). Instead of payment for tanks, Sunset will be asking for a minimum donation of CI$5.00 to go to the Red Cross.

Dolphin Cove and the YUDP

On Sunday, 17 January, Dolphin Cove will be donating all revenue made for the day to assist with the YUDP and its Haitian Relief Funds. Special Discounted rates are available for residents and as a special thank you for supporting this initiative, Dolphin Cove will be giving away free CD Photo Packages to every family, individual or buddy group taking part.

Cayman Outreach


The group is arranging a container to be located in the parking lot of Cayman Shoe Shop on Eastern Avenue. They are seeking building material, clothes, shoes, tinned food, dry food, medicine; no garbage. Donation times 8.30am until 5.30pm Monday through Saturday


Adventist Disaster and Relief Agency along with the Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh–day Adventists will be taking up a special offering in each of the Adventist churches for the next two weeks and dispatching those funds off to Haiti immediately.

The Director of ADRA Cayman is Mr. Benny Moore and he can be reached on 916–2936. The numbers for the conference headquarters are 949–2647, 949–8167 and for President Clarke, his cell number is 916–5510.

St Lucians called on to HELP HAITI!

The following list of bank accounts in aid of Haiti after the Quake was released by the National Emergency Management Organization

1. Bank of Saint Lucia, Decentralized Disaster Preparedness Account, Account # 901029840

2. First National Bank, Disaster Relief Fund, Account # 6002153

3. RBTT Caribbean Limited, Account # 7076300

4. First Caribbean International Bank - National Emergency Fund, Account # 02-1804460

5. Royal Bank of Canada, Disaster Emergency, Account # 1002005

6. Bank of Nova Scotia Bank, Account # 32816

The Wave Radio alongside sister stations throughout the OCM network have also embarked on a drive to assist Haiti through a radiothon this coming Saturday January 16th. Starting today til Friday evening, updates of this situation in Haiti will be heard every two hours on the OCM Network Station so as to keep listeners informed of Haiti's plight. FOR MORE INFO STAY TUNED TO THE WAVE 94.5/ 93.7 F

Digicel St Lucia is also asking customers to text 'HELP' TO 5151 to donate $1 to the cause.

Bermuda - Efforts to help Haiti after Tuesday's earthquake

* Dine at Bermuda Bistro at the Beach on January 21 for all-you-can-eat ribs and curry chicken for $19.95. Half the proceeds will be donated to Haitian relief.

* Digicel customers can text "HELP" to 5151 where $1 will go directly towards the Haitian Earthquake Relief Fund.

* Donate money directly to the Bermuda Red Cross, via two bank accounts: Bank of Bermuda - 010-187417-011 or Bank of Butterfield - 20-006-060-663859-200, or by mail at Bermuda Red Cross, Haitian Earthquake Appeal Fund, Charleswood, 9 Berry Hill Road, Paget, DV03

* Donate money through radio station Hott 107.5, where the funds will go directly to Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti Foundation and Architecture for Humanity. They accept cash and cheques.

* Donate clothes/household supplies/money to Phillip Rego's charity Feed My Lambs Ministry. You can donate at their Bank of Bermuda account 010-305498-012 or by mail at Phillip Rego, c/o Feed My Lambs Ministry, PO Box HM 3184, Hamilton HMNX, Bermuda