Former Prime Minister Patterson sees key role for CARICOM in Haiti rebuilding

He argued that while the earthquake had exacerbated the situation of poverty in the country, the challenge was now to convert catastrophe into positive opportunity.

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, CMC – Former Jamaica Prime Minister PJ Patterson says the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) must safeguard its position at the steering wheel, as Haiti embarks on a long road to recovery following the effects of the January 12 catastrophic earthquake.

Patterson, who is the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) Special Representative to Haiti, issued the comments as he addressed a public education forum in St. Lucia ahead of his presentation of a special report to regional heads of government in Dominica on Friday, regarding CARICOM’s intervention in Haiti.

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