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Caricom condemns US President over “shithole” comments about Haiti

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Saturday said it was deeply disturbed by reports about the use of derogatory and repulsive language by the President of the United States, Donald Trump about  Haiti, and other developing countries.

“CARICOM condemns in the strongest terms, the unenlightened views reportedly expressed,” the Guyana-based regional headquarters said. “The Caribbean Community expresses its full support for the dignified statement of the Government of the Republic of Haiti in reaction to this highly offensive reference.”

Haiti said of additional concern, is this pattern of denigrating Haiti and its citizens in what seems to be a concerted attempt to perpetuate a negative narrative of the country. “We are especially saddened that such narrative emerged around the time of the anniversary of the devastating 2010 earthquake which took so many lives of citizens in that country.”

Caricom recalled that Haiti is the second democracy in the Western Hemisphere after the United States and that Haitians continue to contribute significantly in many spheres to the global community and particularly to the United States of America.

CARICOM therefore views this insult to the character of the countries named and their citizens as totally unacceptable.

  • powerplayer

    First of all Trump is not alone in feeling this way. He is just the first leader in the western word to be honest about the way they feel this week. Just a few years ago my people worked closely with a racist at the US embassy that openly said and treated us as the armpit of a jackass.

    Now where did he learn that. How was he able to exploit us for visas for so long. It was with the help of Guyanese people in high office as well as the streets. It was with help from his peeps where he worked!

    My people especially the ones in the free advance societies as they claim Wake up and smell the roses.

    We in the 3rd wold as they call us need to take control of our lives lil bit at a time. The west lie to us divide and control us.

    Our mentally poor and greedy leaders copy and do same. Lets quit being upset admit who and where we are and pledge to change our lives and country.

    If we in the 3rd world countries were to close shop to the Civilized progressive west for one week Places like wall street would move to its lowest point ever.

    We need to trade with each other fairly right here at home and in the Caribbean We in the Caribbean don’t do squat for Haiti We need to get intelligent and act the part. Opinions in the so called real world would change about us as a people

    Our country men are playful as the english man says. We need to slow down on exploiting ourselves. Get out of the carnival drinking and smoking weed mentality

    Think My people think

    • Col123

      Rather silly to point your fingers that far towards the US….when under that same pathway , we have our own kith and kin in Barbados and Trinidad, treating Guyanese like chicken crap!

  • cuffy

    well it did came from a mouth full of s***

  • Col123

    itm……the man sees it like a moron…that is how he sees it….it’s enough that he said there’s “good people” who are neo Nazi….we need to draw the line some where!…right there!…there isn’t any thing good about neo Nazis.
    there’s more to it with those countries trump mentioned, I agree…