Holness: Jamaica willing to participate in security deployment to Haiti

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has confirmed that Jamaica is willing to participate in a multi-national security assistance deployment to Haiti, to support a return to peace and stability.
Haiti has been grappling with increased gang violence, political instability and a cholera outbreak. 
Last week, rebel police officers rioted in the capital Port-au-Prince to protest the killing of more than a dozen colleagues by criminal gangs.
Fourteen officers are thought to have died since the start of the year in various gang attacks on police stations.
Mr Holness told the House of Representatives on Tuesday that Jamaica is participating in efforts by CARICOM and the Organisation of American States to assist the French speaking nation.
But he said the Jamaican Government is also prepared to provide bilateral support to Haiti, given the long history of friendship between both countries.

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