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Haiti A Major Challenge For The Community During 2010

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This year has been considered a year of great difficulty and challenges for member states of the Caribbean Community.

Noting a few of those challenges, outgoing Secretary General of CARICOM Edwin Carrington said that the biggest challenge of the year, was that of the January 12th Haiti Crisis, which has cast a huge shadow on the community.

He noted that very little has since then been done to relieve the people of Haiti. This he said is especially so since only 10% of the financial pledges made by the International community during the catastrophic event has been honored.

The secretary general also pointed to the effects of hurricane Tomas in the region.

And touching on the issue of Governance, Carrington said that there is some inefficiency in this regard. He however warned that for the community to be effective, such matters need to be addressed.

But even though it was not easy sailing, some good has come out of the adversities in the region according to Carrington who will demit office at the end of this year.

He said one thing that was sure is that the Caribbean Community has demonstrated strength in the face of some daring challenges throughout 2010.

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