Haiti and Barbados popular with geo-political figures, first Canada now the United Nations Secretary General

A Chinese PR website has alerted the world that Ban Ki-Moon, the UN Secretary General, has decided to take a leaf out of Stephen Harper‘s book and whiz thru the Caribbean by the middle of next week –

In Port-au-Prince, Ban plans to meet with President Rene Preval and visit the headquarters of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti.

After touching base with other interests in Haiti, the leader of the world body will zip over here Thursday 2nd and exchange pleasantries with our top folk –

In Barbados, which holds the current chair of the Caribbean Community, the secretary-general is expected to meet with the Prime Minister Owen Arthur and other official, as well as with the UN country team.

The question remains, why? Paid vacation? Concessions – for them or us?

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