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Deployment of the multinational force in Haiti: Canadian experts in Jamaica to train Caribbean troops

  • March 31, 2024
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At least 70 Canadian soldiers were sent on Friday March 29, 2024, to Jamaica, by the Government of Justin Trudeau. They arrived in Kingston with the main mission of contributing to the training of Caribbean troops to deploy in Haiti, through the Security Support Mission (MSS), informed the Government.

THE HAITI FACTOR, March 31, 2024._Despite the reluctance of the Kenyan authorities regarding the deployment of Kenyan police officers in Haiti due to the absence of Government, Jamaica, for its part, believes in it.

And, as a result, the Jamaican Government requested from its Canadian counterpart the expertise of its officers to participate in the training of Jamaican soldiers to be part of the Mission.

To follow up on the request from the Jamaican authorities, the Government of Canada sent no less than 70 soldiers for this purpose on Friday.

The latter are members of the Canadian Armed Forces (FAC), from the 1st Battalion of the Royal 22e Régiment in Valcartier, Quebec, confirmed the Canadian government in a press release published this Saturday, March 30, 2024, reported the American media, “Reteurs” .

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According to the said press release, the Canadian missionaries, during their stay, will contribute to the training of approximately 330 military personnel from the Bahamas, Belize and Jamaica through the operation called “HELIOS”, according to the aforementioned American media.

They will benefit from training on core peacekeeping skills and combat first aid, in addition to conducting validation and integration exercises for Caricom troops to be part of mission that Kenya will lead to Port-au-Prince in support of the National Police in the fight against gangs.

It should also be remembered that the President of Kenya, William Ruto, during an interview with the head of American diplomacy, Antony Bliken, after the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry, declared that he would not send his police officers in Port-au-Prince without the presence of an administration in place.

THE HAITI FACTOR (LFH)

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