Haiti in troubled waters with earthquake and tourism devastation

 Tuesday, August 17, 2021 


Haiti is in trouble after the county’s president was murdered, after natural disasters and COVID, and yesterday’s fatal and strongest earthquake killing at least 724.

Haiti tourism may be wiped out for some time, but is definitely important for this Caribbean Country to recover. Today, a neighbor from Jamaica, the man known to be the person behind the word tourism resilience reached out to Haiti, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett.

Jamaica Minister of Tourism, and Co-Founder of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC), Hon Edmund Bartlett, expressed his concern over the devastating impact of the recent 7.2 earthquake in Haiti.

On Saturday August 14, the magnitude 7.2 earthquake severely damaged several cities, burying people in the debris of collapsed buildings in sections of Haiti.

At least 724 people died with many more missing. The US and other countries sent search teams to assist the Haiti Government.

If a 7.2 earthquake is not enough, a potentially deadly tropical storm is aiming at this Caribbean country at the moment.

Jamaica Minister Bartlett says that sympathize with our neighboring island Haiti as it reels from the destruction caused by the earthquake. These climatic events are showing us more and more, that vulnerable country in the Caribbean need to be more prepared to manage and mitigate when then they occur.

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