Skerrit: situation in Haiti ‘very serious’, more support needed

PM Skerrit speaking to reporters during press conference

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit believes that the international community has not placed enough attention, as it relates to the present situation in Haiti.

He was speaking to reporters during a press conference held this week.

In recent weeks widespread violence has broken out in Haiti as armed gangs have taken control and called for the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry.

“The situation in Haiti is very serious and I believe that the international community has not placed the kind of seriousness and attention on Haiti that it has placed on other parts of the world,” he said.

According to him, Haiti needs help.

“There are some who have promised the help, but the help is not forthcoming,” Mr. Skerrit revealed.

He continued, “I understand that there are certain complications in Haiti in regards to the gangs and violence, no government institutions functioning and so forth, but where there is a will there’s a way.”

The Prime Minister said he believes there is not a deep-seated will, “and therefore we are unable to find a more direct path to assisting Haiti with its challenges”.

Furthermore, he stated that from a CARICOM standpoint, it seeks to lead the way in working with the Haitians to push them together to get them to understand that they need to define a Haitian-led solution to Haiti.

“What we have been doing is to provide the logistical support, the guidance, the encouragement of all of the actors in Haiti and we have met with all of the actors in Haiti, political leaders, church leaders, business community, civil society, former Prime Minister, former President, former ministers…we have met with them in Haiti,” he explained. “And so, this is the kind of support we’ve provided.”

He added, “I know the Haitians have been meeting among themselves as stakeholders to look at the possibility of establishing a transitional presidential council that would help pave the way for setting a date for election and ensuring that the conditions to host free and fair elections in Haiti is in place and the crisis can be put to an end…”

He said Prime Minister Ariel Henry has indicated that he will resign once the traditional presidential council is established.


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  1. En Ba La
    March 25, 2024

    When you cannot operate in your own country’s interest in terms of your government’s make up – everyone intends to run and retire in the United States, and they are so Shameless they are not even waiting afterwards to retire and file for US green card you will get it and you will go – but they ALL prepared way beforehand as soon as they resign they are gone or retire today one week they gone. The people at the top of the food chain or even making money they retire done gone, get their green card resign gone.

    Decisions and garbage talk – Prime Ministers wife “left her lucrative business” to serve the country. A STORE – how much money does this store make while without a DEGREE – see it as lucrative – You now holding Minister position without QULAIFIICATIONS – tell me about lucrative and waiting for pension.

    You all cannot do anything for Haiti – like others- to quote a foreign minister – when the leave “check their memoirs” and I say what they say in the press.

  2. Reds
    March 25, 2024

    send the ruthless soldiers who were in Salisbury tear gassing families especially babies and elderlies while they slept to handle things.

  3. En Ba La
    March 25, 2024

    Dominica missed an opportunity to be a stand out and grow. Foreign Minister married to foreigner, Prime Ministers wife is US citizen and all children US citizens, Prime Ministers son out there in US School – Tourism Minister is out there Married to US person – green card holder, Minister of Education – Former Head of State college US citizen, Ambassador of Ocean and Seas US Italian citizen, Ambassador at UN – lived in the US for years then got the post, Senach got some something because of huge following. Ambassador in the US registering Ships and boats – Prior to all this established diplomatic relations with Peoples Republic of China and the US took note and trying to counter China.

    Pemberton knows what and how it is done in the United States – he was an intern – do you not think that he would have given better advice concerning Haiti? He is also of that view that the United States cannot do it.

  4. En Ba La
    March 25, 2024

    As chairman of Caricom – the opportunity to do something about it passed you by sleeping and asking Dominicans to free you up man free you up- and “Dominicans complaining too much” when you returned from Cuba.

    There is a lot more we could have done – when you have a government full of American Citizens what do you expect to be able to do beyond what has already been done.

    While you all are there trying to get businesses to take over your country – USA is there passing laws or reviewing their policy with other countries who are concerned about their own self interest and growth – deciding that they are engaging with countries that are Anti USA like China – do you think we are any different.

    See where we at today. You all are USA citizens you have all types of crabs and mosquitoes in government offices -have US military personnel and former in your inner circles and advisors and friends. Remember you and the ONE CHINA POLICY

  5. Zandoli
    March 23, 2024

    We have some police who play tough dealing with our citizens. Skerrit should send some of them to Haiti to straighten up the gangs.

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  6. Fan chew
    March 22, 2024

    but but but….PM… thgs not alarming in Dominica? are this great in Dominica? what is Dominica exporting? u and your team are taking trips overseas…what are their gains to Dominica? what are they proud to shout about? are u almost ready to deliver Dominica on a Plata to China ?Dominica is almost dead….what’s your plan to revive?….my PM answer is…..I will deliver Dominica to China soon…. :wink: :-D

  7. Spiritual advisor
    March 22, 2024

    But Skerrit, when you wanted to steal the 2019 elections you and your friwnds from Haiti broughr down Hairians by both sea and plane until ths said election was professionally stolen. Now our Haitian friens are in crisis ur goverment is busy deporting unwanted Haitians back to Haiti and all you can do is talk? Man you have ur own army in Dominica thats always ready for war with their comoflage uniform and long marchine guns so send them to the war zone in Haiti where they are needed and you yourself need to pay them a visit since at one point Haiti was ur altar of worship. So my friend go to Haiti let them take good care of you there for all the good things you have done

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  8. Lies and More Lies
    March 22, 2024

    You just like to create impressions, you were never on Jamaica discussing Haiti the discussion was way above your capacity to comprehend.
    You talking about Thompson, Thompson can buy and sell you more than a million times and you won’t even be aware you were sold. You said you have a degree please show us. More than 20 years you can’t present it.
    Only those Laborite you can fool with your rhetoric.
    You using Haitian situation to give America your blame and you bringing Dominica to the poverty Haitian are experiencing by the unacceptable Billions of Dominica Passport funds, (CBI).

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    • Awa
      March 25, 2024

      Boy allu stupid wee. The situation is about Haiti but you going on a different tangent jus to show your stupidity, ignorance and jealousy. You make no sense. How is your comment helping the cause in the impoverished country. is allu so that want to run a country,man gimme a break tan.

  9. Ibo France
    March 22, 2024

    As the chairman of CARICOM just recently, Roosevelt of carousing the international community and focusing the spotlight on the deteriorating conditions in Haiti. He squandered that opportunity and allowed the situation to exacerbate almost beyond repair.

    His lamentation now about the heart-wrenching situation is nothing but crocodile tears.

    The problem with Roosevelt is that the left part of his brain has right and the right part of his brain has nothing left.

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    • En Ba La
      March 25, 2024

      See who made the decisions for them – Bahamas and another country not the CHAIR.

    • Ibo France
      March 25, 2024

      “…the left part of his brain has nothing right and the right part of his brain has nothing left.”

  10. Steve Hayden
    March 22, 2024

    Wish i was there —-love and peace from Canada —-Steve

  11. Arshia
    March 22, 2024

    it’s non of your business son of a beech
    just solve the UK visa free problem 🇬🇧🇩🇲
    then fix the Canada and Ireland visa free
    then go every where you want

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