London said discussions were currently in train with the Tobago Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) to assess the needs of the Haitian people and work out a format for Tobago’s relief effort. In a statement yesterday London said Tobagonians were deeply saddened by the tragic events.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Haitian people who were still struggling to recover from the destruction wrought by four tropical storms which hit the island in 2008 when this new disaster struck, and our condolences go out to the families and friends (of those) who have lost loved ones,” he said. He said details of a proposed disaster response will be made available to those who want to help with the recovery effort. THA Minority Leader Ashworth Jack also extended sympathy to Haiti and said persons who want to help can drop off non-perishable foodstuff and clothes to the headquarters of the Tobago Organisation of the People in Scarborough. He said a drive for monetary aid will take place at the NIB Mall, downtown Scarborough, tomorrow.