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Lelei LeLaulu
The Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) saluted one of the largest and most successful lodging franchisors in the world for redoubling its commitment to Haiti after this month's deadly earthquake.

Responding to an announcement by Choice Hotels International that it will not be pulling out of Haiti, CMEx Director Lelei LeLaulu hailed the news as "a strong, positive and optimistic message to send to the international travel and tourism market and the investment community. It is also a booming vote of confidence in the resilience and resourcefulness of the Haitian people."

Last October, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) met with Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for External Affairs of India. UN Photo/Mark Garten
The visit of India's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Shashi Tharoor, to the Dominican Republic this week could be a significant moment in the widening of a huge market for the Caribbean nation and for the region, asserted the Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx).
Jamaica Prime Minister, Hon. Bruce Golding (second from left) Addresses Lt. Col. Jamie Ogilvie (far right), Alongside Leader of the Opposition Hon. Portia Simpson-Miller (far left) and Information Minister Hon. Daryl Vaz (third from left) Prior to Boarding Sandals Resorts International’s Private Jet Which Arrived in Haiti on January 15
The Sandals Foundation, the Jamaica-based philanthropic arm of Caribbean resort company Sandals Resorts International (SRI), has mounted a Haiti Relief Fund to deliver swift support to two non-profit organizations – the Salesian Missions and Popular Services International (PSI) – in urgent need of immediate assistance. Salesian Missions and PSI have more than 100 years of combined experience and presence in Haiti and a taskforce comprised of hundreds of workers and volunteers.
ImageThe Caribbean Media Exchange on Sustainable Tourism (CMEx), which promotes sustainable tourism development among media practitioners and industry tourism stakeholders, believes that this week's deadly earthquake in Port-au-Prince is an opportunity for Caribbean countries to find innovative ways to help the survivors put their lives back together.