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Advising Haitian Families

Portfolio of Internal and External Affairs officials are encouraging local Haitian families who have not yet heard from loved ones to contact the Deputy Governor's Office at 244-2403 or Haitian consulates directly, in Miami or Washington D.C.

Corporate Manager in the Deputy Governor's Office, Mrs. Christine Wright said that the Portfolio knows that following last week's devastating earthquake in Haiti, persons in Cayman are anxiously seeking to contact relatives there.

"However, given the damage to the communication infrastructure in Haiti, we are trying to gather information to guide local families," said Mrs. Wright.

"The local Haitian population is relatively small, and while Cayman does not have a representative on the ground in Haiti we are attempting to see how best we can advise concerned relatives here on getting word of the fate of loved ones," she said.

She also reminded concerned persons that they may register with the Cayman Islands Red Cross which has a tracing system to link families.

Contact Numbers:

The Cayman Islands Red Cross

34 Huldah Avenue

Phone - 949-6785 ext. 27 or 9161742

Email: rxadmin@candw.ky

General Consulate of Haiti

259 South West 13th Street

Miami, FL 33131

Phone (305) 859-2003

Embassy of Haiti, Consular Section

2311 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20008

Phone: (202)332-4090

Or Ext. 115

Fax: (202) 745-7215

(GIS)

For further information contact: Prudence Barnes