Jamaica (Jamaica Observer) – Prime Minister Andrew Holness has confirmed that Jamaica is prepared to send soldiers to Haiti as part of a multi-national peacekeeping force.
Addressing a media briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister Thursday morning, Holness said Jamaica has always made it clear that it is ready to play its part in restoring peace and stability in the violence-plagued country.
“We said this when we spoke in Parliament, we have said it before, and yes we are the first to say so,” declared Holness.
“In fact, you could say that Jamaica’s statement would have started an interest in the situation there,” added Holness.
The African nation of Kenya has already offered to send a thousand police officers to Haiti and lead a multi-national effort to support the Haitian police.
In addition, the United States has indicated that although it does not want to lead a force, it will support this move.