Antigua and Barbuda, Jamaica & Bahamas to send troops to Haiti to restore order


Antigua and Barbuda has announced its decision to send a military contingent to Haiti to help restore law and order in the country.

The Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force (ABDF) will be joining Jamaica and The Bahamas in supporting Kenya’s plan to deploy a security force in Haiti.

The decision was taken following a meeting last Friday at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.

Kenya intends to send 1,000 security personnel to Haiti, backed by a $100 million fund from the United States.

According to a statement from the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), there has been no determination yet on how many members of the ABDF will be dispatched to Haiti.

However, the OPM highlighted the commitment of Prime Minister Gaston Browne to finding a solution to the problems facing Haiti.

Browne presented at the UNGA and voiced concerns over the increasing dominance of gangs and the consequent human rights crisis in Haiti.

Browne emphasized the urgent need for a comprehensive, coordinated intervention that concurrently restores governance, security, and the rule of law while resolving the humanitarian needs.

He also stressed the need for a broad-based transitional government to provide necessary leadership with external assistance to restore order and bring lasting peace and prosperity to the Haitian people.

Source: Dominica News Online

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  1. And the latest to join the group is Barbados. They too will send troops. Antigua is not a follower, but a leader. That’s our Leader.

    • .. and in the meantime, the instability and crime rates continues to rise here in Antigua.

      We need all our security services and armed forces working here at home to protect us all – including you @ From The Sideline.

      My word what an absolute KLUTZ you are …


  2. What troops does antigua or any other Caricom countries have to send to Haiti that can make a difference? This is just empty talk the Super power US have tried military intervention in Haiti it did not work. The willingness of the us to fund this military intervention which is doomed to failure speaks to the twisted attitude towards the people of Haiti. It is time for the international community to go into Haiti with carrots not guns. The millions of dollars that the US wants to spend on military intervention should go towards developing Haiti’s infrastructure and encouraging Hatians to be more proactive in their own development.

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