(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown,
Guyana) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Caucus of
Ambassadors in Washington, USA on Wednesday extended
a hand of support to the survivors of the
earthquakes which occurred on January 12 and
February 27, in Haiti and Chile respectively.
A financial contribution, from donations at a
church service in memory of the victims of the
disasters, was presented on May 19 to
representatives of the governments of Haiti and
Chile at the headquarters of the Organisation of
American States (OAS), in Washington, United States.
From Left to Right: Permanent Representative of
St. Kitts and Nevis to OAS, Ambassador Izben
Williams; Permanent Representative of Chile to OAS,
Ambassador Darío Paya Mira; Permanent Representative
of Haiti to OAS, Ambassador Duly Brutus; and
Permanent Ambassador of the United States to OAS,
Ambassador Carmen Lomellin.
In handing over the funds, Permanent
Representative of St. Kitts and Nevis to the OAS,
Ambassador Izben Williams said that it was symbolic
of the “solidarity” of the hemisphere towards both
countries in their recovery efforts.
He described the memorial service as “a
remarkable occasion” which demonstrated the “oneness
and commitment” of the hemisphere towards the
The Permanent Representative of Haiti to the OAS,
Ambassador Duly Brutus, and the Permanent
Representative of Chile to the OAS received the
contributions on behalf of their governments and
expressed appreciation to the CARICOM Caucus of
Ambassadors for the much needed assistance.