Protesters and placards proclaimed Russia as a friend of Haiti during the protest on October 17, 2022, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. More and more, some Haitians are advocating partnerships with different countries, including Russia as a rejection of the U.S. Photo by Marvens Compère for The Haitian Times

In the lead-up to the Caribbean Community and Common Market’s (CARICOM) 44th annual meeting taking place this week, Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said his country is willing to join an international deployment to Haiti. And, according to a survey and interviews, many Haitians would welcome the help from different partners. 

"It's always the United States, Canada and France, but why do we always fall into the same problems," said Kendy Océan, a university student at the National Diplomatic and Consular Academy in Port-au-Prince. "The solutions never last. They’re always temporary."


Since the old solutions proposed have not been working after years of trying, some in Haiti want the country to try new ideas.

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Onz Chery is a Haiti correspondent for The Haitian Times. Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and Elite Sports New York before joining The Haitian Times in 2019.

J.O. Haselhoef is the author of “Give & Take: Doing Our Damnedest NOT to be Another Charity in Haiti.” She co-founded "Yonn Ede Lot" (One Helping Another), a nonprofit that partnered with volunteer groups in La Montagne ("Lamontay"), Haiti from 2007-2013. She is a 2022 Fellow for the Columbia School of Journalism's Age Boom Academy. She writes and lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.