January 26, 2010

CARICOM's false start in Haiti relief efforts

By CCN senior journalist Andy Johnson

(Trinidad Express) CCN senior journalist Andy Johnson spent five days last week in Haiti, embedded with a contingent of the members of the Jamaica Defence Force. This is the first part of a series on his journey into Haiti.

Port-au-prince, Veldia V Coleby, is the Second Secretary and Vice Consul at the Bahamas Embassy in Haiti. The Bahamas is one of a few of the Member States of Caricom with diplomatic missions resident in Haiti. Barbados is another one of those few.

At dusk on Friday, Ms Coleby was not clear about what was the Caribbean Community’s effective res-ponse to the latest tragedy in Haiti caused by the earthquake on January 12, which registered 7.0 on the Richter scale.

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