CARICOM Eminent Persons Group arrives in Haiti

The CARICOM Eminent Persons Group (EPG) arrived in Haiti on Wednesday on a follow-up mission to the Stakeholders Meeting held in Jamaica last June.

The EPG, comprising Former Prime Ministers Kenny Anthony of Saint Lucia, Perry Christie of The Bahamas and Bruce Golding of Jamaica, will continue their meetings with all relevant stakeholders to facilitate a Haitian-led solution to the multiple crises facing the country,” said a release from the secretariat.

The Group was appointed by CARICOM Heads of Government last May to initiate and oversee the Community’s provision of Good Offices support in designated priority areas, including security, governance, the electoral process, and long-term development planning and advocacy. They will also liaise with key international partners and agencies.

During the three-day mission, the EPG will meet with groups who attended the Haitian Stakeholders Meeting held in Kingston, Jamaica, last June as well as stakeholders who were not at that meeting.

“In the interest of the people of Haiti, the EPG encourages all stakeholders to continue their efforts to engage in meaningful dialogue, in order that consensus may be achieved, in a constructive, timely and peaceful manner on the path forward,” it added. (PR/SAT)

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