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The plane-load of relief intended for hurricane victims in Haiti, more than half a million dollars worth of supplies donated by the community, has been delayed for a few more days, due to paperwork with a government in port au prince overcome with both natural and political crises.

Local activist Matthew Leslie has decided not to fly into Haiti until all the right paper work is completed that will clearly identify both the Cayman charity and the Haitian recipient, a group called “Operation blessings.”
That’s to address concerns that the goods could fall into the wrong hands, or be locked away in a room until the right paper work is presented.

“Well as you can see from past experiences of disasters that have happened in Haiti, there has been of course rumors and reports that other organizations have not received their goods and I don’t want to be a falling victim to none of that, so I want to make sure that it is done right,  so of course I have my concerns, but I’m also very confident  that the group we are working with, operation blessings is the right group for us to get to the right people,” said Local Activist, Matthew Leslie.

The plane is now scheduled to leave for Haiti by the end of the week.

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Philipp Richter

Philipp Richter

Philipp Richter was born in Austria and moved to the Cayman Islands at the age of three. Throughout his life, he has always enjoyed documenting his surroundings with cameras. Studying television broadcasting and communications, he now can show the reality of life in Grand Cayman to the public.

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