Caricom must seek justice for Haiti
I would like to support the Express editorial of Thursday, March 14, on the outrageous move by the United Nations (UN) to seek legal immunity to rebuff claims for compensation from 5,000 victims of the cholera epidemic in Haiti.
It was the UN itself, through their Nepalese peacekeepers, who brought this disease to the earthquake-ravaged Caribbean country in 2010 that killed almost 8,000 people and left hundreds of thousands more stricken.
For the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, to cite a convention which was laid down way back in 1946 (under Section 29 of the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the UN) that gives them immunity is certainly a slap in the face to our Caribbean neighbours and an unethical move by the "humanitarian" body.
This move by the UN to deny responsibility in this atrocity to our brothers and sisters in Haiti would undermine the integrity of this world governing organisation.
The Express editorial is right to call on Caricom to rally international support to unite for Haiti and bring justice to the voiceless.