Statement by the Caribbean Tourism Organization on earthquake in Haiti

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The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life and the extensive damage caused by the earthquake that hit Haiti yesterday. Our prayers are with the People of Haiti, all of whom must be deeply touched in one way or another by this tragedy.

We offer our sincerest condolences to the families of all those who lost their lives and to those who are grieving their loss.

It is evident that in the aftermath of this terrible disaster the challenge is to alleviate the suffering. We at the CTO and throughout our member countries in the Caribbean will be doing whatever is necessary to offer financial and other assistance and to coordinate relief efforts in the days and weeks ahead. We know that with the support of friends around the world, the strength and resolve of the Haitians themselves will prevail.

John Maginley, MP

Chairman

Council of Ministers and Commissioners

Caribbean Tourism Organization