Bahamian officials were a part of an international delegation that made a one day mission trip to Haiti.
Prime Minister, the Hon. Philip Davis who also serves as chairman of CARICOM spoke at a press event upon the return of the Minister of Labour and Immigration, the Hon. Keith Bell and Minister of National Security, the Hon. Wayne Munroe who represented The Bahamas on the mission trip.
Davis told reporters, “if persons don’t talk they remain in the positions that they’re in, not moving, becoming intractable and the longer they stay not talking to each other the worse things get. I think this team has been able to get persons together to at least start that conversation. So I’m very happy to thank each of the members that went down to Haiti to start this journey.”
The Prime Minister also spoke in favor of collaboration on assisting Haiti. He said that such collaboration “could mean assisting with training, resourcing the Haitian National Police, training the police officers, assisting in them getting back up their institutions, like the courts and other supporting institutions for the administration of justice, ensuring that the other organs of government are propped up and properly resourced.”
The delegation to Haiti was led by Jamaican Prime Minister, Andrew Holness.