Support Village Voice News With a Donation of Your Choice.
…calls for meaningful dialogue in the interest of peace and stability
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Thursday said that it is monitoring “very closely” and views with deep concern, developments in Haiti.
There has been a dispute in the French speaking territory over when President Jovenel Moïse’s term ends. He was voted into office in a poll subsequently cancelled after allegations of fraud and then elected again a year later, in 2016.
CARICOM in a statement urged all stakeholders to be guided by the Constitution, respect for the rule of law and the electoral process and in that regard is heartened by the fact that an electoral timetable has been set.
“The Community is also deeply anguished about the security situation including the actions of armed gangs which threaten the maintenance of law and order in the country and disrupt the lives and livelihoods of its citizens,” the statement said.
CARICOM called on all parties to “engage in meaningful dialogue in the interest of peace and stability and strongly urges that action be taken to foster a safe environment, a return to normal life and the building of sustainable democratic institutions”.