Cayman facilitates United States’ Haiti aid effort

Cayman facilitates United States’ Haiti relief effort

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has given permission for eight helicopters carrying US military personnel to land in Grand Cayman as part of US efforts to provide humanitarian aid to Haiti following the 7.2 earthquake in that country on Saturday. The aircraft are three US Army CH-47 Chinook, three UH-60 and two HH-60 Black Hawk helicopters.

The machines will be refueling and receiving other support services as they fly aid into the beleaguered country, where almost 1,300 people have already been confirmed dead and thousands more injured following the weekend quake at Saint-Louis du Sud. However, Tropical Depression Grace was hampering rescue efforts Monday with heavy rain.

Local government officials said that the first four helicopters, carrying 49 personnel arrived in Grand Cayman Sunday evening and the rest of the rescue fleet is expected today. The Public Health Department and Travel Cayman confirmed that the US military personnel had returned a negative PCR…