CARICOM sending team to Haiti

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders have agreed to send a fact finding mission to Haiti in a bid to finding a solution to the ongoing social and political unrest in the French-speaking CARICOM member country where opposition parties are demanding the removal of President Jovenel Moise.

The mission will be led by CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and will include representatives from the Bahamas, Jamaica and Barbados.

Moise was among several Caribbean leaders who did not attend the two-day Inter-sessional summit that ended here on Wednesday.

The opposition parties have accused Moise, who came to power in 2017, of corruption and have been staging street demonstrations in support of their demands for him to step down. Moise has denied the allegations and has been spearheading efforts for the establishment of a government of national unity.

At their last summit in St. Lucia, CARICOM had agreed on a prime ministerial delegation to visit the French-speaking country but that never materialised and Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said that it was important for the region to send a fact finding mission to Haiti.

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