February 9, 2010

CARICOM helps Jamaica to maintain the JDF in Haiti

IT IS GOOD that Jamaica and the rest of its Caribbean Community partners have worked out their problems relating to cost-sharing for the Bruce Golding government in Kingston to maintain the Jamaica Defence Force relief operational base in earthquake-devastated Haiti until March 5.

Severely cash-strapped long before the earthquake nightmare descended upon poverty-stricken Hait on the night of January 12, Jamaica had, nevertheless, committed itself to playing a key role as the identified central focal point by CARICOM for its coordinated regional response in the provision of emergency relief aid and rescue operations.

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