CARICOM condemns attack on Jamaican consulate in Haiti
A protester carries a piece of wood simulating a weapon during a protest demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry, in the Petion-Ville area of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Photo by Odelyn Joseph/AP
Press Release
June 23, 2023
CARICOM condemns attack on Jamaican consulate in Haiti

CARICOM expresses concern over attack in Haiti on building housing Jamaica’s Consulate In the wake of an attack in Haiti on a business operated by the Honorary Consul of Jamaica, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has issued the following statement:

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) notes with deep concern the report that the Sun Auto

Car Dealership in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, owned and operated by the Honorary Consul for our Member State, Jamaica, and which houses the Consulate, was set ablaze and ransacked by criminal gangs on Monday, 12 June 2023.

This act of violence has sadly caused the indefinite suspension of consular services offered by the Government of Jamaica.

CARICOM strongly condemns this and other such acts which cause damage to property and people.

The Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM remains deeply committed to ongoing dialogue and other efforts towards a Haitian-led solution to the ongoing crisis in our sister country, Haiti.