NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Philip Davis KC yesterday said that the crisis in Haiti requires the “urgent attention” of CARICOM members states, as he acknowledged that The Bahamas is “under great strain” due to the country’s economic and political instability. 

Davis delivered remarks at the opening of the  44th Regular Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

Regional leaders at the opening ceremony of the 44th CARICOM Heads of Government meeting. (BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)

He said: “I believe we are in vigorous agreement that the crisis in Haiti requires our urgent attention. The turmoil and suffering there continue to worsen. As a near neighbour, The Bahamas is under great strain, and many other countries in our region are also heavily impacted. We will all benefit if Haiti is again a fully-functioning state. We should learn from the failures of past efforts to help, rather than use those disappointments as an excuse for inaction. I pray that we can agree a series of concrete steps to help move towards a solution for the Haitian people, and the region as a whole.”

Davis continued: “We have learned that inaction has its own costs and consequences.



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