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Prime Minister Andrew Holness left Jamaica Monday morning to lead a special CARICOM mission to Haiti.

The mission is comprised of representatives from the Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago and the CARICOM Secretariat.

A media release from the Office of the Prime Minister says as part of this mission, Holness and the CARICOM delegation members are expected to have discussions with several critical Haitian stakeholder groups.

Other Jamaican members of the delegation include Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith and Ambassador Rocky Meade.

Prime Minister Holness returns to the island later this evening.

During his absence, Deputy Prime Minister, Dr Horace Chang will oversee the Government.

Holness has already signalled that Jamaica would be willing to participate in a multinational security team that could be deployed to Haiti to assist in efforts to restore stability to the country torn by gang violence.


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