Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Antigua and Barbuda has reiterated its commitment to helping Haiti rebuild following the 2010 devastating earthquake that killed 300,000 people and left more than a million others homeless.
"We are offering a number of scholarships to Haitian students pursuing courses in hospitality education commencing September 2012-2014," Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer said after holding talks with President Michel Martelly of Haiti.
Spencer said that the Antigua and Barbuda Hospitality Training Institute (ABHTI) and the Ministry of Tourism in Haiti will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to give effect to the scholarship programme which is similar to that offered to the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States since the passage of hurricane Ivan.
Spencer said he was also looking at the participation of local carpenters, masons, electricians, plumbers and contractors in large infrastructural development projects in Port-au-Prince and the training of Haitian workers.