shall we use la navase island again?

Marjorie Middy - December 10 2011, 5:55 PM

Thanks to the Duvaliers and to some extent the Haitians themselves ended up in the Dominican Republic where they are not getting their fair shake at life. Even though the Haitians contribute proportionally high to the Dominican Republic's economy.

DR has not reciprocated in kind to Haitians.

Sonia Pierre illustrated in bold letters for everybody to see how unfair the Haitian plight is next door to Haiti.

We can't, in good conscience, look the other way. Something has got to give. I do understand that Haiti is in a difficult situation right now with multitude of problems that require immediate attention.

But those Haitians, in the Dominican Republic, Next door to Haiti are socially and politically perilous.

Some attention at the Government level is mandatory.

The "cutters" have been in the political and economical struggle for at least 30 years now. New manufactures have been put in place with the intention of creation of employment for Haitians but not with the added benefits associated with gainful employment.

They also live in enclaves solely designated for Haitians.

The Dominican Republic refused to give full citizenship to Dominicans of Haitian descent even though its constitution said that if a person is born on its soil, this person is a Dominican; Hence, limit severely future generations access to social mobility, a privilege granted automatically to citizens around the world...

WE, as a people must find a solution to this issue.

I propose that the Martelly Administration with the help of Bill Clinton could challenge the Dominicans to extend descent and proper treatments of the Haitians.

If the Dominicans do not cooperate, then an exodus en mass will happen.

Let's see, Haiti is over populated, as it is. We can't truly add a significant amount of people in Haiti without extensive lengthy infrastructures to receive them.
How about taking them to La Navase Island?

The Island is Haiti's and it is practically empty.

Capitalists love bargains.

Well, an offer they can't resist can always be offered to them in terms of job creation.

Building roads, buildings, communities are always a solid way to create sustainable employment.

It is about time that we put La Navase Island to use, and I can't think of a better opportunity to make it happen.

I can't think of a better way to push the Dominican Republic to give better treatments to Haitians.

DR will never get that kind of an economic opportunity again.

It is a once in a lifetime opportunity: Willing, able, ready bodies to work without the high cost of maintenance and social assimilation.

Now, DR should either pay or quit.

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Toulimen Legrand says...

La Navasa Island does not belong to Haiti anymore. It was taken back from Haiti right after the departure of Aristide who refused to hand it over to US ok. It is a sea level Island which is not suitable for any economic development. It can only be us more »

Marjorie Middy says...

Toulimen, The last time I have checked, La Navase belongs to Haiti with some legal dispute with the US. There was nothing conclusive that the Island belongs to the US. The last time I have checked was exactly last Winter... You have missed the point more »

Bernadette says...

Marjory, Great idea but US will not give La Navassa Island back to Haiti. Forget it, mute point. Too bad, tough the island is a bit rugged but is a beautiful wildlife paradise. US made a fortune through fertilizing business with it. Top of it all, ha more »

Toulimen Legrand says...

Purchase the 2012 World Map and you will see La Navasa(USA). They appropriated it right after Castro claimed that Guantanamo should be returned to Cuba and the Obama's administration had agreed to close that camp and return the land to Cuba. Obama' more »

Marjorie Middy says...

Toulimem, Americans will not return Gitmo to Cuba. They still consider it a strategic point. Why would they relocate the prisoners. I thought the intent was to close down the place. Why would US return La Navassa to Haiti. During the past 2 centuri more »

Douvino says...

It would be a good idea. But there is a problem; we can't even go to La Navase. The American has seized it by force. Technically, we need permission to go there, or americans will shoot every single one of us who dear to go there. Ask the our Pr more »

Douvino says...

Hey Toulimen, If you think the island belongs to Haiti why don't you go there, take a look, and check it out. Any haitian including our President, who's willing to go there must have permission from the United States. Go, if you can and bring more »

Douvino says...

Toulimen, You might want to check on yourself. The American has siezed up that land since 140 years, yes, 140 years. Fustin Soulouque tried and sent armies the american chased them back. Now, how the hell we'll vote on it and get back. Just more »

Chantal says...

Douvino, There is no statute of limitations on illegal seizures of land. It could have been one thousand and 40 years for that matter. Just because Americans said it is right, does NOT necessarily make it right. Vis-a-vis, Haiti's debt toward Americ more »

Neg Lakay says...

Mezanmi la Navase tou pre nou la. ki jan pou'n ta kite mekan pran la Navase nan menm nou. bagay yo paka pase konsa. nou doue pran bakay sa en konsekans. ter a se ter anset nou mouri kite pou nou fok nou pran bak. more »