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The first day of the Canada-Caricom Summit with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who met with Caricom members including Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry, in Ottawa, on Wednesday, October 18, 2023. Photo credit: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

PORT-AU-PRINCE—Canada’s Justin Trudeau has renewed his country’s support for the Haitian National Police (PNH) during the first Canada-Caricom summit, where Caribbean leaders spoke out about criminal acts in Haiti spilling over into their countries. The Caribbean leaders said they hope these discussions around the political and humanitarian crises in Haiti can help end the gang violence that threatens to spread across the Caribbean.

“We have seen an explosion in the use of illegal weapons and ammunition on a daily basis,” Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Keith Rowley said. “Almost every Caribbean state sees gangs better armed than the police.”


Canada sent yet another message of support for the Haitian National Police (PNH), who are awaiting the Multinational Mission’s arrival, to fight gangs.

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I am Juhakenson Blaise, a journalist based in the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. I cover the news that develops in this city and deals with other subjects related to the experience of Haitians for the Haitian Times newspaper. I am also a lover of poetry.