Disaster Management

  • REMARKS FROM AMBASSADOR IRWIN LAROCQUE, CARICOM SECRETARY GENERAL

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Warm greetings to all delegates and CDEMA staff attending the Eighth Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management. I am honoured to provide brief remarks at the launch of the CDM Strategy 2014-2024, given the importance of this milestone event. I must apologise, however, for not being able to be present at the Conference in…

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  • CARICOM SECRETARY-GENERAL (AG) CALLS FOR PLEDGES TO HAITI TO BE HONOURED

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) “The world’s pledged generosity to Haiti has little value until and unless it translates into improved conditions for the people of that country.” This is the view of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Acting Secretary-General as she received, on Thursday, Letters of Credence from the Plenipotentiary Representative  of Italy to CARICOM, His Excellency Paolo Serpi,…

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  • CARICOM SPECIAL REP ON HAITI MAKES ANOTHER PLEA TO INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY ON PLEDGES TO HAITI

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Special Representative of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government on Haiti, the Most Honourable Percival Patterson, on Wednesday, expressed grave concerns to the United Nations Security Council that the ordinary Haitian was not feeling the impact of the recovery efforts to date. Mr Patterson acknowledged the efforts of the International Community in the reconstruction…

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  • GREATER SUPPORT NEEDED FROM MINUSTAH IN HAITI’S RECOVERY, PJ PATTERSON

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Special Representative of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government on Haiti, the Most Honourable Percival Patterson, on Wednesday, impressed upon the United Nations Security Council the need to expand the focus of the its stabilisation mission in Haiti, MINUSTAH to giving greater support to the reconstruction program of that earthquake ravaged country. Mr Patterson…

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  • ADDRESS BY THE MOST HONOURABLE P.J. PATTERSON, ON, OCC, PC, QC, SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY ON HAITI, AT THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL, 6 APRIL 2011, NEW YORK, USA

    Colombia deserves the highest commendation for its timely initiative to promote this open debate of the Security Council on the “Question Concerning Haiti.” I regard it as a singular privilege to have been invited to participate in this debate and to share insights as the Special Representative of CARICOM Heads of Government, a Community of 14 Sovereign nations which includes…

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  • CARICOM’S SUPPORT TO HAITI REMAINS STRONG

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), at the just concluded Twenty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government, re-emphasised their commitment to Haiti. CARICOM leaders at the Summit, held in Grand Anse, Grenada, signalled that the Community’s support to Haiti remained “strong,” as the country emerged from the rubble of…

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  • CARICOM RENEWS CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO HONOUR PLEDGES TO HAITI

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has made another impassioned plea to the international donor community to make good on their pledges of assistance towards the reconstruction of Haiti. In a Statement on the Recovery and Reconstruction of Haiti, issued at the conclusion of the Twenty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting of…

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  • REBUILDING HAITI: A PRIORITY FOR THE CARIBBEAN – AN ADDRESS BY THE MOST HON. P.J. PATTERSON, ON, OCC, PC, QC, TO THE JAMAICA STOCK EXCHANGE INVESTMENTS & CAPITAL MARKETS CONFERENCE, WEDNESDAY, 26 JANUARY 2011

    Salutations I congratulate the Board of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) and its General Manager, Mrs. Marlene Street-Forrest for organizing what portends to be a most exciting Conference. The timing is opportune as the Caribbean struggles for survival in a changed and most uncertain global economic environment and as the international community struggles to help Haiti rebuild after the devastating…

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  • HAITI ONE YEAR LATER – CARICOM CONTINUES SUPPORT TO ITS MEMBER STATE

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) As the first Anniversary of the catastrophic earthquake which rocked Haiti on 12 January 2010 looms, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is continuing its steady and multi-pronged support to this Member State. At a recently concluded meeting co-ordinated by the Office of the Special Representative of CARICOM Heads of Government on Haiti, the Most Honourable…

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  • CARICOM SG BEMOANS HAITI RECONSTRUCTION AID SLOW DISBURSEMENT

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) As the first anniversary of earthquake which rocked Haiti on 12 January 2010 approaches, Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) His Excellency Sir Edwin Carrington is bemoaning the slow disbursement of the aid promised by the international community to support the reconstruction in the French Speaking CARICOM Member State. Delivering remarks at the opening…

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