In response to the devastating impact of the Haiti Earthquake, CARICOM has agreed that its primary assistance will be in the Health Sector. These will include both emergency services and facilities. A Special Account has been opened at the First Caribbean International Bank, Barbados to receive cash donations from persons wishing to support this CARICOM Haiti initiative.

These donations will be taken as follows:

  • Individuals and Corporate entities wishing to make deposits made in Barbados currency of cash and checks please click here
  • Individuals and Corporate entities wishing to make deposits made by wire transfer please click here
  • Countries /Participating States and NGOs wishing to make deposits made in US currency by Wire transfers for Haiti please click here
  • Countries /Participating States and NGOs wishing to make deposits made in any other currency by Wire transfers for Haiti please click here.

Thank you for your support, to the people of Haiti, and the victims of the January 12th Earthquake.

Bridgetown, Barbados, January 20, 2010 (CDEMA) – CARICOM efforts to provide relief to Haiti after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 are being strengthened following an assessment of the situation on the ground. Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Jeremy Collymore updated on the CARICOM response to Haiti at a press conference today at the CDEMA Coordinating Unit in Barbados.


MESSAGE:
7.0 HAITI EARTHQUAKE UPDATE #3 CDEMA Coordinating Pledges of Aid for Haiti


THE EVENT:

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake located 18.451°N, 72.445°W struck the island of Haiti on Tuesday January 12th, 2010 at about 5:53 PM Atlantic Standard Time (AST). According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake struck 15 km (10 miles) South West of Port-au-Prince at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Aftershocks are still being felt.

Bridgetown, Barbados, January 14, 2010 (CDEMA) - CARICOM has launched a coordinated response to Tuesday’s 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti. The response is being led by a regional high powered delegation including the Chairman of CARICOM, Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of Dominica; Prime Minister of Barbados, the Honourable David Thompson; CARICOM Secretary General Edwin Carrington; Mr. Jeremy Collymore, Executive Director, CDEMA; Mr. Grantley Watson, the Regional Security System (RSS) Coordinator, and Mr. P. Desmond Brunton, the Vice President Operations Caribbean Development Bank.

CDEMA Staff evacuates building during Exercise Shake-UpBridgetown, Barbados, November 27, 2009 (CDEMA) - Staff at the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (formerly CDERA) could be seen taking cover under desks and holding on during an earthquake exercise conducted today (November 27) at the Coordinating Unit in Barbados.

Andria Grosvenor, CDEMA, Programme Manager (Ag.) said, “ Exercise Shake-up” had a twofold purpose, to commemorate the November 2007 Caribbean Earthquake which was a strong reminder of the region’s exposure to the threat of earthquakes and for the Staff of CDEMA to practise safety actions and procedures during an earthquake event.”

“The earthquake of November 29, 2007 was experienced by thousands in twelve of the CDEMA Participating States and has increased the awareness of the hazard in States where many people believed that they were safe from earthquakes. We hope that countries across the region will observe this event annually on the last Friday of November to promote earthquake awareness and safety,” she added

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