Monday, January 18, 2010

Labadee Luxury 60 miles from Port-au-Prince

Royal Carribean continues operating its exotic resort on Haiti. The heavily guarded resort was not damaged by the earthquake. President Bill Clinton lauded Royal Carribean's investment in Haiti in 2009.

What Labadee resources can the Haitian government leverage in the rescue effort? The world witnessess a dysfunctional, inadequate relief effort six days after the quake struck.

Private nongovernmental organizations (NGO's) have mission but not capacity. The U.S. military has capability, but not the mission. That leaves private organizations as Haiti's savior.

It's Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's model for development aid and UN Special Envoy Bill Clinton's solution for Haiti's deep poverty. Obama promised "slow and steady progress." The United Nations did likewise:

When Ban Ki-Moon visited the Champs de Mars (next to ruined Presidential Palace) yesterday, people called out at him that they were dying, they needed food and water. He told them to be patient.

Hang in there Haitians. It's the march of the privates.

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