PM Mottley asks CARICOM states to unite together to assist Haiti in difficult time

The Prime Minister of Barbados island - Mia Amor Mottley, has pleaded to the global community to unite in order to provide assistance to Haiti after the earthquake badly hit the Caribbean island. 

Barbados: The Prime Minister of Barbados island – Mia Amor Mottley, has pleaded to the global community to unite in order to provide assistance to Haiti after the earthquake badly hit the Caribbean island. 

The Prime Minister tweeted on Twitter and cited, “Beyond what we all must continue to do as – CARICOM nations, there must be a global reckoning in which we must all come together and truly participate in giving Haiti & the Haitian people their rightful chance for stability & prosperity in this the 3rd decade of the 21st century.” 

Following the statement, she further added, “And it all starts with working to create a floor in our Caribbean so as to create a standard below which no one must fall, to guarantee access to the basics needed. And the world should know that Haiti cannot be helped by means of more debt.”  

As per the officials in Haiti, have confirmed at least more than 1,200 people have died after a powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit the Caribbean nation on Saturday. 

Various head of the state is coming forward and standing with Haiti by providing relief assistance to the island country.  

The President of Guyana – Dr Irfaan Ali, has assured the Haitian government to provide them assistance to help them recover from the damage caused by the earthquake. 

The Guyana government’s support would be part of a regional relief and recovery initiative coordinated by the Chairman of CARICOM.

Haiti has declared a – state of emergency in reply to the disaster, and a White House official stated that US President Joe Biden had approved immediate relief efforts to begin.

The Caribbean island is already battling with the contagious COVID-19 pandemic, and over that, on 7 July 2021, the President of Haiti – Jovenel Moise, was assassinated at his residence. The nation recently started its first vaccination drive of COVID-19.