CARICOM Chairman Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica will lead a fact-finding mission to Haiti today following the catastrophic earthquake on Tuesday.
In a statement yesterday, the first since the quake, the regional grouping – of which Haiti is a member – said it has been collaborating with the United States Office of Disaster Assistance (OFDA) based in Miami, Florida.
Further, it has accepted an offer from the Government of Australia for immediate assistance to help with the rapid response effort.
Accompanying Prime Minister Skerrit to Haiti today will be Barbados Prime Minister David Thompson, Jamaica Prime Minister Bruce Golding and CARICOM Secretary General Edwin Carrington, the CARICOM Secretariat at Turkeyen said.
The Dominican Prime Minister held consultations throughout Wednesday with his colleague Heads of Government as well as with other leaders in the hemisphere.
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January 15, 2010
Posted by Annalee Davis