The Jamaica Observer reports that the American government has decided it really doesn’t need help.
Nevermind the loud sanctimonious shouts from isolationists and/or xenophobes claiming other countries just aren’t helping out the way America, the richest country in the world, does.
Jamaica was among the nations offering what help they could. But the Kingston embassy, while stating its appreciation for the support, politely declined the offers, saying in a statement: “The United States Government is not yet requesting international assistance at this time.”
The embassy suggested, however, that persons and organisations wishing to help may still contact the US Federal Emergency Management Agency, www.fema.gov, coordinator of the recovery efforts.
Yes, you read that right, apparently FEMA is not the United States government, and actions beyond words of sympathy in the form of actual help really aren’t wanted.