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CARICOM Chair and SG meet Haiti’s Interim President


Posted in: Press Releases | 12 October 2016 | Release Ref #: Jocelerme Pr | 860

    (l-r) CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister of Dominica, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit; Haiti’s interim President Jocelerme Privert; CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque in Haiti.
    (l-r) CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister of Dominica, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit; Haiti’s interim President Jocelerme Privert; CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque in Haiti.

    CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica and Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque met on Tuesday with the interim President of hurricane devastated Haiti H.E Jocelerme Privert.

    The Chairman and Secretary-General are in Haiti for a first hand look at the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew, which hit the country last week with winds of up to 145 miles an hour and torrential rains, leaving hundreds dead and thousands displaced.

    Both the Chairman and the Secretary-General have given assurances of CARICOM’s commitment to assisting with the rebuilding and recovery efforts in Haiti and other CARICOM Member States affected by  Matthew.

    The CARICOM response is being led by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) which has been working with national relief organisations to assess damage, determine priority needs and provide relief.

    The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF), another Caribbean Community (CARICOM) institution, has aready processed payment of over 20 million US dollars to Haiti.

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