Antigua and Barbuda to deploy army personnel to crisis-hit Haiti

Antigua and Barbuda has pledged to send military personnel to Haiti as part of efforts to restore law and order in the strife-torn Caribbean country. Prime Minister Gaston Browne said no decision has yet been made on how many members of the Antigua and Barbuda Defense Force (ABDF) will be dispatched to Haiti – or when they will depart.

Last Friday, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Browne joined his CARICOM colleagues in participating in discussions held by the Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Haiti. The meeting provided a platform for high-level discussions on strategies to support Haiti in its path toward stability, prosperity, and effective governance. Caribbean leaders came together to exchange ideas, share insights, and reaffirm their collective dedication to fostering positive change in Haiti.

Discussions were also held on a proposal for a Kenyan-led multinational force to restore security to Haiti with contributions from interested parties, to include the United States, Canada and others. Other than Kenya, which would head the operation, Jamaica and the Bahamas have also pledged to deploy personnel.


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