CARICOM statement on the earthquake in Haiti on August14, 2021

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply saddened at reports of loss of life and significant damage in Haiti following a major earthquake on Saturday, 14 August.

The Chairman of CARICOM, the Honourable Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda has held discussions with the Prime Minister of Haiti, the Honourable Ariel Henry and has assured him that CARICOM stands ready to assist.

Prime Minister Browne extended his sympathy to Prime Minister Henry and to the people of Haiti on the loss of life, and expressed his wishes for a full and speedy recovery of the injured.

Homes, other buildings and infrastructure have been destroyed, particularly in the southwestern cities of Les Cayes and Jeremie. The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) is in contact with Haiti’s Civil Protection Agency which is assessing the damage.

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  1. Defund CARICOM
    August 16, 2021

    Defund CARICOM Now. Why do we need them? Any body? Tell me why do we need Wheels without Grease?

  2. L C Matthew
    August 15, 2021

    Not sure what is the biggest disaster, CARICOM or the earthquake. It annoys me everytime we come with this statements of pity for the people of haiti. What is needed is action. There is a fault line running west from Jamaica into that southern limb of Haiti all the way south of Port au prince. This means that the earthquake is going to happen again. What kills is the badly designed buildings, corruption, failure to account for natural hazards and putting the technology and systems in place. Where is the CARICOM engineering authority to ensure standards across member states? What about a reforestation program, how about clamping down on corruption. The disasters impacts are magnified by terrible administration in country. All this we feel sorry for people of haiti gets nowhere if serious actions are not taken across the board to solve the problems. How about file law suit as a block against England, spain, France for slavery use funds to improve standards in region. Kill corruption.

  3. Watching
    August 14, 2021

    Psalm 91 Pslam 121

  4. Ibo Francer
    August 14, 2021

    Heart-felt and deepest condolences to the Haitian people for the loss of life and the widespread destruction of homes, buildings and infrastructure. May God be with you in your time of adversity. May you get the assistance that you need to put you on a path of a speedy recovery. Your lot has been heavier than most..

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