CARICOM Community to extend support towards Haiti
CARICOM Community to extend support towards Haiti || Picture Courtesy: CARICOM

The Bahamas, Caribbean: The 44th Regular Meeting Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) happened in The Bahamas between February 15 and 17, 2023. During the meeting, the Heads of the Caribbean government discussed the prevailing situation in Haiti and decided to play a leadership role in addressing the condition in Haiti.

The concern was raised at the deteriorating situation in Haiti as the nation is regarded as a Member State of the Community. According to CARICOM, following surveying the mounting insecurity and its impact on all facets of lives in Haiti, the Heads have announced the community, as a whole, must take decisive action.


This discussion was also joined by the Prime Minister of Canada – Justin Trudeau, who was strongly supporting the facts presented by the heads.

The December 21, 2022, political agreement – National Consensus for an Inclusive Transition and Transparent Elections, was acknowledged by the Heads of Government. As per CARICOM, the initiative has been started by Ariel Henry, the Prime Minister of Haiti. Following this, all the Caribbean ministries agreed to host an early meeting in Jamaica.

They also expressed their interest in attending the meeting scheduled to be held in Haiti in the presence of Haitian stakeholders to play their part in the development and progress of the restoration plan regarding security and the rule of law.

The number of forms of security assistance allowed by the Government of Canada can be focused majorly on strengthening the capacity of the Haitian National Police to provide security to the general population from such criminal activities, noted The Heads of Government.

The Head of Government finally came to an agreement to build international partnerships to showcase support towards the efforts to return Haiti to peace and stability as a necessary precursor for free, fair and credible elections.