CARICOM pledge support to Haitian National Police

Editorial Staff

Mar 6, 2023

Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have made further commitments to support Haiti to find solutions to its current crisis.

The Heads of Government with responsibility for Haiti met on Sunday 5 March under the chairmanship of Philip Davis Prime Minister of The Bahamas and Chair of CARICOM.

According to a statement from CARICOM on Monday, those who attended the meeting resolved to “continue efforts to encourage dialogue among Haitian stakeholders and to support efforts at finding solutions to the multi-dimensional crisis facing the country”

They also received a report from the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, who led a one-day CARICOM Special Mission to Haiti on 27 February.

The statement said that the mission met with a broad range of Haitian stakeholders “to hear their views on the way forward to a Haitian-led solution and demonstrate CARICOM solidarity with Haiti”

There is expected to be a follow-up meeting the leaders agreed, to “chart a path to consensus building in order to bring peace and stability to the country”

The Heads of Government also agreed to support the Haitian National Police in their efforts to address the security situation.

“The focus of the Community will be the provision of training for the HNP and the provision of humanitarian assistance to HNP and the wider Haitian society, taking into account the challenging humanitarian and security situation in Haiti,” the statement read.

Heads of Government also agreed to seek support from African countries for Haiti.

“They also agreed to work with the Governments of Canada and the United States as well as the UNDP on the ongoing issues and, at the upcoming Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, to approach both International Financial Institutions to ascertain what further assistance they could provide to Haiti,” the statement said.


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