CARICOM cherishes Haiti’s membership – Secretary-General on its 213th Independence Anniversary.
CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has congratulated Haiti on its 213th anniversary as an Independent nation, saying the country’s liberation was a catalyst for independence for other countries in Latin America and later, of the Caribbean.
Haiti gained its independence on 1 January 1804 after a hard fought anti-slavery and anti-colonial battle against the French colonisers. It became a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on 1 July 2002.
The Caribbean Community cherishes Haiti’s membership, the Secretary-General said in his congratulatory message to the country’s Provisional H.E. Jocelerme Privert.