Haiti donates US$250,000 to Dominica in wake of Maria

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Haiti has donated US$250,000 to Dominica for recovery efforts in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.

Permanent Representative of Haiti to the UN, Denis Regis said at a recent donor conference in New York that his country will donate the same amount to Barbuda, which was devastated by Hurricane Irma.

“The Republic of Haiti, having been hit hard by a series of deadly natural disasters over the last 10 years,” he said, adding that his country knows the multiplicity of obstacles which is faced in reconstructing and rehabilitating critical infrastructure.

He said he was honored to announce the assistance.

“I have the honor to announce that the Government of Haiti, despite the difficult economic and financial situation of the country, but fully involved in international solidarity is pleased to contribute US $ 250,000 to the reconstruction efforts of each of the sister nations of Antigua and Barbuda and Dominica, so hard hit by hurricanes Irma and Maria,” Regis remarked.

He stated that although the contribution is “modest,” it is “nonetheless a testimony of friendship and fraternity, in the tradition of mutual aid and regional solidarity of the Caribbean Community, and in the spirit of international cooperation…”

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26 Comments

  1. Isidore
    December 5, 2017

    You know the saying,”never look a gift horse in the mouth”. Thank you to the people and government of Haiti. God bless you. Please ignore the negative nonsense. These people are not true Dominicans.

  2. Peace
    December 4, 2017

    Thank you to the Government and people of Haiti. One Caribbean! One Love!

  3. Holiday Island Boy
    December 2, 2017

    Mark 12:41-44
    42. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents.
    43. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. 44. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”
    God bless Haiti for her generosity and sacrifice ,going back to the days of slavery.

  4. A Proud Haitian/Dominican
    December 2, 2017

    So far I’ve read some positive comments about the donations from my beloved country Haiti to my second home Dominica. To those of you that keep on posting negativity about the donations may God richest blessings upon you …… Natural disasters will come and go devastating us , people like you will never change . I just can’t understand that at allllllllllll. Don’t you know is one help the other in a situation like this? People it’s time to wake up , leave your nonsense behind ando get real , try to get closer together we will build back the Caribbean

  5. Possie cry
    December 2, 2017

    Thank you Haiti u will not be forgotten.

  6. Mayer
    December 1, 2017

    Well they deserve it based on how they treat us in the country

  7. December 1, 2017

    I bien dominical and leave in Guadeloupe.mi husband la à haïtien.after all misery all you mâking them pass before maria after maria.tiday thank you Haïti.some of all steel doent change.after à deasaster like erica and maria.in mahaut all you prevent them haitian To get wather To drink. Sham on all you.after all you have saying dominica bless. Of course dominica bless.but not some off them weeked person that leaving da.dirty hands and polytic take over all you country.but all you steel saying is haitian that causé it.haitian far know going.the first Will be the last. And the last the first.shame on all you.couples years all you treat mi husband like à dog in dominica.just because is à haitian.now wé have To unité.untill some dominicans do change there mentallity thing Will stay how it be. Get back m
    All you GOD.

  8. A proud Haitian/ Dominican
    December 1, 2017

    I am very proud of my Country and my Government !!!!! From the past six 6 years the government have made me proud . Together we are Sisters together we will build back and together we are strong.

  9. West
    December 1, 2017

    Thats a great gesture from haiti. If Dominica is rebuilt, haiti will benefit as 1000s of haitains send remittance to haiti.

  10. Truth Be Told
    December 1, 2017

    On behalf of the people of the Commonwealth of Dominica, I say, thank you to the Government and People of Haiti. God bless Haiti.

  11. Faceup
    December 1, 2017

    Elas send that money back they need it more thsn D.A.

    • December 2, 2017

      Hey Faceup, I believed you need to educate yourself better than that. Yes we are poor but Haiti is a country like every country and this is our gorverment duty to play part as well. DOMINICA gorverment have been welcomed us to their land with love for so many years if our gorverment donates some money to rebuild the island this is a sign of THANKS and LOVE after all. Next time don’t judge your neighbours only outside you need to know a little bit inside before you talk.

    • Cash
      December 3, 2017

      Your inner hate is mind blowing! You’re simply an ignorant uncouth individual.

    • irma
      December 4, 2017

      Faceup ! You are wrong. You should be more grateful and be thankful. Don’t you know that it is better to give than to receive. You are an IDIOT..

  12. Victoria Hamilton
    December 1, 2017

    Of all the comments made on behalf of Haitian contributions towards Dominicas rebuilding efforts,no one yet have said that The Government of dominiça had assisted Haiti during and after their Hurricane and Earthquake in humanitarian and other matters of assistance y so doing there are Haitians that were accepted into Dominica and are still there Victoria Hamilton

    • December 2, 2017

      Nobody do say dominica do help Haïti.all mi self say 250000 us i give have more value than no where else.because la true they need it. Now stop taking them for what they not. Wé To weeked in da.i mi self haitian treet me better than mi nation. They bring me up.i love them.i proud of them.i juste feel bad for mi country.they do réalise yet what apening. Is now i can say mi country malere. Open all you eyes. After maria our poor nation dayin like bird. Something wrong dominicains. Open all you eyes.please.we have à chance agains.GOD whent us.

  13. Tobby
    December 1, 2017

    That shocked me to see Haiti helping with so much money that’s simple mean Dominican must unite as one, and fix back the country enough monies have been donating use it wisely, do not side track it and putting a bigger figure to rebuild Dominica.

  14. FBI Agent
    December 1, 2017

    Thank you very much Haiti. God bless Haiti.
    DNO, Mr. Flynn is now at Court and is to plead guilty to Lying to FBI. That’s very important to the people of Dominica, especially in light of your report yesterday about ” US Treasury Office accuses Dominica Maritime Registry of violating Iranian sanctions”, for which DMRI was given a little slap on the risk by OFAC. But DNO I saw the comments of Dominicans yesterday and I am shocked that some took that little slap as a warning to suggest that it was not a serious offence. But the expected confession of Mr. Flynn should say to Dominicans that the FBI have a way of digging out stuff in order to find the source of the problem and giving an individual a slap on the risk must not be taken lightly because FBI gives nothing for nothing. Trust me, that slap “warning” is a sign that DMRI may have vomited some crucial information to them as they investigate the corrupt oil for gold sanction against Iran, and the role of Monfared in it

    • 4Eva tru
      December 1, 2017

      Who cares about these plp. I know i don’t.

      • December 2, 2017

        Go and watch for your self.you need help.helas wé.egare

      • irma
        December 4, 2017

        To Eva tru,
        You are so negative. Leave that hatred aside. Thank you Haiti..

  15. Negre Bod Lamer
    December 1, 2017

    That is equivalent to approx a $1B donation from the US!

    Thank you Haiti!!

  16. Ibo France
    December 1, 2017

    For a country like Haiti ,with all its myriad of challenges, to still donate monetarily to Dominica, is truly remarkable., Dominica has gotten very generous contributions and donations from near and far., Let’s hope that these acts of generosity would truly redound to the benefit of the country and to every individual citizen who was adversely affected by Maria. Despite the decadence and wickedness that keep swirling around us everyday, there are still some magnanimous people around.

  17. Fran
    December 1, 2017

    Thank you Haiti

  18. Shaka Zulu
    December 1, 2017

    You know things real bad when Haiti making a contribution to you. Dubbed the poorest country in the western Hemisphere. Thanks Haiti it means more than that of tbe wealthy country.

    Political and natural disasters have finally brought us to our knees.

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