The 15 member regional grouping, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) says it is deeply disturbed by reports about the use of derogatory and repulsive language by the President of the United States in respect Haiti and other developing countries.
In a statement on Saturday, CARICOM said it “condemns in the strongest terms, the unenlightened views reportedly expressed”.
“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.”
According to CARICOM it should be 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,” the statement noted.