Statement on Haitian Migrant Deaths

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The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is extremely saddened by the tragic loss of life at sea of a number of Haitians off the coast of The Bahamas on Sunday 24 July.

This latest disaster brings to the fore once again the desperate situation in Haiti and the reprehensible nature of the actions of those who are taking advantage of people trying to escape.

CARICOM will continue to work with Haiti and the international community to bring peace, security and development to our sister nation

CARICOM looks forward to the apprehension and bringing to justice of those who prey on the hopes and aspirations of vulnerable persons.

The Community extends its condolences to the relatives of those who lost their lives and to the Government and People of Haiti.

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