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Barbados to send troops to Haiti

March 6, 2024

The Barbados Defence Force is preparing to send troops to Haiti as part of a multi-national intervention to help restore order there.

It comes some 30 years after the island’s last deployment to Haiti for Operation: Restore Democracy.

Military Advisor to the Chief of Staff Lieutenant Colonel Carlos Lovell, made the disclosure this morning at the launch of the BDF’s 45th anniversary celebrations at St. Ann’s Fort, the Garrison, St. Michael.

While he cannot say how soon troops will be deployed, Lt. Col. Lovell has revealed the BDF is in the planning stages.

Lieutenant Colonel Lovell adds the BDF is currently in discussions with other governments across the region, as part of CARICOM’s commitment to finding a solution to the unrest in Haiti.

Regarding the anniversary celebrations this year, Mr. Lovell says several activities are planned for this year under the theme “Proving Excellence, Shaping the Future”.

They include an inaugural media boot camp and the 120th anniversary of the Cadet Corps.

He’s underscored the importance of the BDF’s role locally and regionally.

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