Caricom discussed at annual summit in the Dominican immigration issue

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The border dispute between Guyana and Venezuela will be another major focus of the Caribbean appointment. | Photo: File

The Caribbean Community (Caricom) will begin on Thursday its annual summit with debates on common border policies on everything related to the Plan of regularization of foreigners who applied Dominican Republic and that affects thousands of foreigners living in the country, mainly immigrants Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent.

On June 24, Caricom issued a statement in which he urged the Government of Danilo Medina to respect the rights of Dominicans of Haitian descent.

“The Caribbean Community called Dominican Republic authorities to adhere to the principles of” protecting the citizens of Dominicans of Haitian descent and “not to let these people go out of state.”Be sure to read → Dominican Closes regularization plan, expect deportation
According to the Government of Barbados, to quote the presence of Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), Ban Ki-moon and the president of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela is expected.
Prime Minister of Barbados, Freundel Stuart, will lead the meeting and discussion on compensation for slavery, in order that former colonial empires of Europe Caricom negotiate with a number of compensation and recognition.
In that sense, the Caribbean organization is considering demanding a formal apology from European countries, cancellation of debt and repatriation of descendants, among other objectives.
Caricom confirmed in a statement that the summit also will discuss the border dispute between Guyana and Venezuela and the goals of sustainable development in the region.
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Moreover, Caribbean leaders seek to block progress in the organization of the twelfth edition of the Caribbean Festival of Arts, better known as Carifiesta, the main cultural event organized periodically Caricom and this year will take place in Haiti between 21 and August 30.Did you know?
Caricom is made up of Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Granada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. Dominican Republic maintains an application to enter the body has not yet been approved.