CARICOM Statement on Haiti

Chairman of CARICOM, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica
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The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply concerned at the violent protest in Haiti, a Member State of the Community.

The Chairman of CARICOM, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness, speaking on behalf of the Community, stated: “The Community deplores the loss of life, property and the damage to infrastructure and calls for restraint and an end to the protests and the violence.”

The Community notes that the issues that have triggered these protests can only be resolved in an atmosphere of calm. In that regard the Community welcomes actions being taken to defuse the situation.

He further stated that the Community looks forward to an early return to normalcy and welcomes in the interim, the support of the United Nations in monitoring the situation.

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