Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Haiti’s pride of place in history unquestionable – CARICOM Secretary-General

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, has extended congratulations and best wishes to Haiti on the occasion of its 210th anniversary of independence celebrated on Wednesday, 1 January 2014.

In a congratulatory message to His Excellency Michel Martelly, President of the Republic of Haiti, the Secretary-General said that Haiti’s pride of place in history was unquestionable.

“This is a day that is etched in the hearts and psyche of Haitians as the day when dignity, courage and the inexorable quest for freedom, equality and betterment that reside in the human spirit soared triumphantly in Haiti, searing an indelible mark on the trajectory of human civilization,” Amb. LaRocque said.

Alluding to the purpose, valour and resilience with which the Haitians have faced daunting challenges and natural disasters, and their march towards social and economic development, Secretary-General LaRocque assured President Martelly that Haiti was not alone and that it could count on the solidarity of fellow Member States of CARICOM.

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