Meeting of CARICOM Heads discusses situation in Haiti

The Seventh Meeting of the Caribbean Community Lead Heads of Government on Haiti was held today under the chairmanship of His Excellency Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali, President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana and Chairman of CARICOM, to consider the situation in Haiti and determine further action in support of a Haitian-led solution to the crisis in that sister CARICOM country.

Heads received a briefing from the CARICOM Eminent Persons Group and acknowledged the important efforts being made to facilitate a political consensus among stakeholders in Haiti. They also took account of the status of preparations for the Multinational Security Support (MSS) Mission. Heads acknowledged the role of Jamaica in coordinating the efforts of the Community in this regard, as well as the critical contributions of Ministers of Foreign Affairs.

Heads remained gravely concerned over the deteriorating security and humanitarian situation in Haiti as the political and security crises persist with the horrendous impacts of this situation on the most vulnerable in Haiti. They noted that increasing violence had resulted in the loss of thousands of lives and forced hundreds of thousands to flee from their homes.

Heads called on all stakeholders in Haiti to exert every effort to urgently arrive at a political resolution and the implementation of a transitional roadmap towards stability, the facilitation of humanitarian support, the holding of credible elections, the restoration of political and institutional legitimacy, and long-term development for the Haitian people.

The Community remains committed to working with the people and all stakeholders in Haiti towards durable peace and sustainable development. CARICOM looks forward to strengthened collaboration and coordination of efforts with the friends of Haiti and the wider international community in support of Haiti.

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  1. En Ba La
    January 6, 2024

    This is a multi faceted approach situation and all talk and visits and placing one on sides is not the right approach.

    understanding Haiti’s history is an important factor to consider when or even before approaching the situation .

    The three person eminent person group is not enough. Why because the approach should be on a broader scale and should involve more member states.

    economic, political social issues the issues are broad and would be indeed of a more tailored approach looking at the size of the population

    Haiti’s constitution, elections, a lot more and how to establish contact and maintain dialogue with the individuals all stakeholders.

    post world war II the European nations were assisted with their constitution organizing their system. Haiti has not had that type of assistance – Caricom should be able to do this to look at he region – government systems the type of democracies how they are built – Presidency – this is a problem in haiti.

  2. Ibo France
    January 6, 2024

    We have seen no discernible improvements in regards to a decrease in violence nor changes concerning the stability of governance in Haiti.

    The situation in this CARICOM member country continues to spiral out of control. There is no determined, persistent and concrete measures to pause or reverse the loss of lives, gang violence nor general anarchy in the country. It’s just more lip service and empty promises.

    Today, every prominent organisation and grouping globally, is failing humanity. They have failed to stop, curtail or end deadly conflicts between and within countries, provide safety and relief to migrants, increase worldwide food security, reduce the destruction of the environment, curb child and human trafficking, etc.

    This protracted and never ending murders in Haiti are a damning indictment on the world, and more particularly, CARICOM. Seems as though it will take direct divine intervention to end the massacres in this once proud land of Haiti.

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