Caricom blocked from landing in Haiti

| 17/01/2010

(Jamaica Observer): The Caribbean Community’s emergency aid mission to Haiti, comprising heads of government and leading technical officials, failed to secure permission Friday to land at that devastated country’s airport, now under the control of the USA. Consequently, the Caricom "assessment mission" that was to determine priority humanitarian needs resulting from the earthquake disaster last Tuesday had to travel back from Jamaica to their respective home destinations. Last evening, the frustration suffered by the Caricom mission was expected to be raised in a scheduled meeting between Jamaica’s Prime Minister Bruce Golding and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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