Haiti

  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat participates in International Meeting on support for Haiti

    CARICOM Secretariat participates in International Meeting on support for Haiti

    The Caribbean Community Secretariat was among the countries and international organisations invited by the US administration to the International Partners Meeting on Haiti held by videoconference on 17 December 2021. The meeting sought to gain a sense of what support could be provided by the international community to help Haiti which at present is mired in a multifaceted crisis. The…

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  • Photo of Statement by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on the Gas Tanker Explosion in Haiti on 14 December

    Statement by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on the Gas Tanker Explosion in Haiti on 14 December

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply saddened by the death of more than 60 people following the explosion of a fuel tanker in Cap Haitien, Haiti, on Tuesday, 14 December 2021. The tragedy of this horrific accident is compounded by the severe injuries to dozens of persons/people, and the destruction of adjacent homes and properties. The Community shares the grief…

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  • Photo of Statement from Bureau Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community

    Statement from Bureau Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community

    The Bureau of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) met in Special Session on Friday 27 August 2021 to discuss the political and humanitarian situation in Haiti. The meeting was presided over by the Chair of Conference the Honourable Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda and included the other two members of the Bureau: Belize, represented…

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  • Photo of CCRIF to pay out US$40 million to Haiti after earthquake: CARICOM BUSINESS

    CCRIF to pay out US$40 million to Haiti after earthquake: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Catastrophe Risk Financing Facility (CCRIF) SPC will make a payout of approximately US$40 million to the government of Haiti following the devastating magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck Haiti on August 14th, 2021, significantly impacting the city of Les Cayes. This payout represents the full coverage limit under the country’s parametric insurance policy for earthquakes for the 2021/22 policy year. As…

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  • Photo of Suriname President says CARICOM must do all it can to assist Haiti

    Suriname President says CARICOM must do all it can to assist Haiti

    His Excellency Chandrikapersad Santokhi, President of Suriname has stated that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) must do all it can to assist Haiti to overcome the challenges it is facing. Speaking during a courtesy call on the new CARICOM Secretary-General Her Excellency Carla Barnett at the CARICOM Secretariat’s Georgetown, Guyana Headquarters on Wednesday, the President emphasised that Haiti must not be…

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  • Photo of Statement by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on the Earthquake in Haiti on 14 August 2021

    Statement by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on the Earthquake in Haiti on 14 August 2021

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply saddened at reports of loss of life and significant damage in Haiti following a major earthquake on Saturday, 14 August. The Chairman of CARICOM, the Honourable Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda has held discussions with the Prime Minister of Haiti, the Honourable Ariel Henry and has assured him that CARICOM stands…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Chairman’s Statement at the Funeral of assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moise

    CARICOM Chairman’s Statement at the Funeral of assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moise

    CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda presented a virtual Statement at the funeral of the assassinated President of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse on Friday 23 July 2021. Here is the full Statement:

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  • Photo of STATEMENT by Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community on Assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise

    STATEMENT by Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community on Assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise

    The Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) met in a Special Emergency Session on Wednesday, 7 July, in the wake of the assassination of the President of Haiti. The Heads of Government are shocked and saddened by the assassination of a member of the CARICOM family, His Excellency Jovenel Moise, during the early hours of 7 July 2021.…

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  • Photo of Remarks by the Outgoing Chairman – 24th COFCOR

    Remarks by the Outgoing Chairman – 24th COFCOR

    OPENING REMARKS BY HIS EXCELLENCY DR.CLAUDE JOSEPH, PRIME MINISTER AND MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND WORSHIP OF THE REPUBLIC OF HAITI, ON THE OCCASION OF THE TWENTY-FOURTH MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR FOREIGN AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS (COFCOR), VIA ZOOM, 6 MAY 2021 Colleagues Foreign Ministers and Heads of Delegations of CARICOM Member States;      Ambassador Irwin LaRoque, Secretary-General of CARICOM;  Senior…

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  • Photo of UN Security Council recognises CARICOM’s engagement with Haiti

    UN Security Council recognises CARICOM’s engagement with Haiti

    The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is encouraging the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to continue its active engagement with Haiti to try and resolve the on-going situation in the Community’s Member State. A statement issued by the Security Council, which is being presided over by the United States, “recognizes the important role of neighbouring countries and regional organizations such as the…

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