Prime Minister Browne expresses sympathy to the government and people of Haiti

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Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne

Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, the Hon. Gaston Browne on Saturday 14th August, issued the following statement as Chairman of the Caribbean Community on behalf of the grouping on the earthquake in Haiti on 14th 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.

I have held discussions with the Prime Minister of Haiti, the Honourable Ariel Henry and have assured him that CARICOM stands ready to assist.

I extended my sympathies to Prime Minister Henry and to the people of Haiti on the loss of life, and expressed my wish for a full and speedy recovery of the injured.”

Homes, other buildings and infrastructure have been destroyed, particularly in the southwestern cities of Les Cayes and Jeremie. The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) is in contact with Haiti’s Civil Protection Agency which is assessing the damage.  Initial reports indicate that at least 724 persons have died, with more than 2800 injured from the magnitude 7.2 earthquake which struck the country on Saturday.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. You should be on the ground assess the situation and report back to your colleagues in Caricom. I thought you were the Chairman. You must be FRAID to go Haiti. Show us your bravado at work . You have a firearm. As you say. You should be itching to go as it might give you an opportunity to defend yourself as you you would do in tranquil I Antigua and Barbuda.

    There is a consequence for pulling that firearm out. Once you pull it out. You must be prepared to pull the trigger and deal with the consequences of that action after. Whether or not you were justified. Think about that for a moment!

  2. If only you knew my accomplishments from that small village in the east! Neva! Will my name change.

    Your an embarrassment to the nation. Move out of the way of progress. Your Morally and Politically BANKRUPT!

  3. CARICOM now is the time for real action for the Haitian people. your members do not have millions of dollars to send in relief
    BUT
    Please allow Haiti rights given to full-members i.e.
    1. Exporting goods with a tarif- exempt period followed by categorizing as full member with minimal tariffs, fees, taxes
    2. Right to Work – skills certificate & certain specified professions. without red tape & high work permit fees (Haitians live in shanty towns in Bahamas, in fear of deportation yet are relied on very much for landscaping & gardening services, also in TCI; they are hard working farmers in Dominica)
    3. UWI & National Tourism & Technical Colleges entry fees as if campus island citizens, not the high international rates
    4. Right of abode for 3-5 years without normal red tape.

    These 4 actions gives Haitians who are desperate to expand their knowledge, experience and marketability, the ability to compete legally throughout Caricom for jobs.
    Remember, many Haitians speak 3 languages, with a fourth becoming more usual.
    The majority of Haitians are creative, work with what they have, diligent & intelligent.

  4. All that chat world dictator traitor tyrant HT Gaston Browne have he fraid to go Haiti. He is the Chairman for CARICOM. Go ahead over there and get a first hand knowledge of what happened over there. Gaston should do his duties and represent CARICOM. Gaston ramgoat rass won’t go because he’s a a coward.

    Maybe Gaston should send Hammer Pump to do his dirty work over there. Oh wait, he and Hammer fall out. Talking about doing Gaston’s dirty work. How probable is a link to Nigel Christian’s murder with Gaston and Hammer? Very very possible.

    All involved with the kidnapping abduction and execution style murder of Nigel Christian need to be brought to justice. In our small island, how can the police not find a single person involved unless they getting paid to look the other way. Instead they paid three fools to take the fall. They couldn’t even pay a fourth person to take the fall. In the meantime, Nigel Christian’s family has not received any justice and the criminals are still at large enjoying their lives including high ranking govt officials.

    Let’s not forget about the kidnappers abductors and human traffickers (HT) in Mehul Choksi’s case. Again, all of them are walking about freely enjoying their lives. And again, high ranking officials are also involved with all this.

    It’s time we get justice for them and ourselves. It’s time we put a govt in that will represent the people, work for the people and properly represent the nation. Enough of the current govt that only practices creative enrichment schemes at our expense using us as their financial slaves.

    Bring ever corrupt govt member to face the full justice of the law and that includes crooked members of the police force.

    Justice for all.

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