Panos Caribbean’s Jamaica and Haiti offices are now at new locations. The Jamaica office, which was temporarily relocated from 9 Westminster Road has now found a more permanent location at 85 Montgomery Road in Richmond Park, near Half Way Tree in Kingston.
“In consideration for the efficiency of our operations including the convenience of employees and persons who participate in our projects, we carefully selected a location that is just as central as our previous location,” Executive Director of Panos Caribbean, Jan Voordouw explained.
“It took us three months but we were finally able to find a suitable location and we are still in the process of settling in,” Regional Director, Media, Community and Environment, Indi McLymont-Lafayette disclosed.
The Haiti office, which was located at Freres 20, Route de Freres, HT6120, Petion-Ville, Haiti, has moved to Impasse Saint Marc, Route de Freres, Petion-Ville, Haiti. Panos Haiti has been operating from the new location since August 15, 2011.
“The Haiti office was relocated to a temporary location as an emergency measure shortly after the earthquake in January 2010 in order for the organisation to have a base from which to respond to the disaster,” Jan Voordouw explained.
Mr. Voordouw, who arrived in Haiti just days after the quake, led Panos’ efforts to provide assistance to staff members, partners and some beneficiaries affected by the massive quake that killed hundreds of thousands of people. The organisation also focussed on getting its communications projects going in response to the needs of those affected and implemented some new projects based on post-quake accessment in Port au Prince and Jacmel.
Panos opened it’s Jamaica office in 2005, bringing to two the number of offices the organization has in the Caribbean.
“There will be a series of activities to mark Panos’ 25th anniversary celebrations highlighting Panos’ achievements, activities and impact under its various programme areas. Every three months we will focus on one of our themes; our Environment programme from June – August, Children & Youth from September – November, Health (HIV) from December – February and Gender from March – June 2012,” M r. Voordouw stated.
The office’s telephone and fax numbers in both countries remain the same: 1-876-920-0070 and 1-876-920-0071 respectively for Jamaica and Tel: (509) 2511-1460 / 2942-0321 for the Haiti office. For more on our current and recent projects and activities, please visit our website at www.panoscaribbean.org. Our website has direct links to our social media pages including Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.