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Weeping for Haiti

Weeping for Haiti

On Saturday October 22, Barbados TODAY and CapitalMedia HD 99.3 stand in solidarity with Haiti as they team up to stage a Radiothon to raise funds for the country ravaged by Hurricane Matthew. During this week we will feature the stories of Haitians as they coped with the disaster. The massive damage unleashed on Haiti […]

UN chief arrives in Haiti

UN chief arrives in Haiti

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Les Cayes, Haiti, on Saturday after U.N. trucks were looted near the area where his plane touched down, as tempers flared among families desperate for aid after Hurricane Matthew. The Category 4 hurricane tore through Haiti on Oct. 4, killing about 1,000 people and leaving more than 1.4 […]

CARICOM rallies support for hurricane-ravaged country

CARICOM rallies support for hurricane-ravaged country

Barbados and its Caribbean Community (CARICOM) neighbours are being asked not to abandon hurricane-hit Haiti and The Bahamas following the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew last week. CARICOM is rallying support to help meet the most pressing needs in the two member states as they embark on a recovery and rehabilitation process. During a CARICOM […]

Devastating!

Devastating!

The devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti and the Bahamas should serve as a “stark reality” to the region of the effects of climate change and the vulnerability of the Caribbean to natural disasters. Regional and international officials expressed this sentiment as they gathered in Barbados for the inaugural EU-Caribbean sustainable energy conference at […]

HAITI – WHO to send 1m cholera vaccine doses

HAITI – WHO to send 1m cholera vaccine doses

PORT-AU-PRINCE – The World Health Organization is sending a million cholera vaccine doses to Haiti, it announced Tuesday, amid concerns over the rising number of cases in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. WHO cholera expert Dominique Legros told reporters in Geneva that the UN’s global public health body had decided Monday to send the vaccines […]

‘Massive response’ needed in Haiti -UN

‘Massive response’ needed in Haiti -UN

PORT-AU-PRINCE – The UN secretary general has said that a “massive response” is needed to help Haiti recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew. Some towns and villages had been wiped off the map and tensions were already mounting as people awaited help, Ban Ki-moon said. The UN has also made an emergency appeal […]

More pain and suffering for Haiti

More pain and suffering for Haiti

Haiti was due to have elections on October 9 to choose a new President. Even before Hurricane Matthew blasted the country on October 4 with Category 4 force winds and a 190-mile outer band of powerful rains, Léopold Berlanger, the head of Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), announced that the restaged presidential and partial legislative […]

HAITI – Over 800 dead

HAITI – Over 800 dead

PORT-AU-PRINCE – The UN has warned it could take days for the full impact of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti to emerge, as the death toll soars to more than 800 dead. The death toll has doubled, and may rise, as rescue teams gain access to southern areas cut off by the storm. The World Food […]

Hurricane payout

Hurricane payout

CCRIF SPC – formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility – is preparing to make a payout to Haiti’s government as a result of the passage of Hurricane Matthew. Based on preliminary calculations, Haiti will receive a little over US$20 million – the largest payment ever made by CCRIF. This was revealed this afternoon by CCRIF Chairman Milo […]