A Dominican soldier at the National Migration Office in Santo Domingo on June 24. The government provided buses for Haitians to deport themselves voluntarily after a new law threw their citizenship status into doubt. Photo credit: Ricardo Rojas/Reuters
A Dominican soldier at the National Migration Office in Santo Domingo on Jun. 24, 2015. The government provided buses for Haitians to deport themselves voluntarily after a new law threw their citizenship status into doubt. Photo credit: Ricardo Rojas/Reuters

Two hundred public figures in the Dominican Republic signed a petition sent to President Luis Abinader that demands the removal of Haitians from their country.

The Dominicans’ main reason for the expulsion is because there are too many Haitians in their territory and they can no longer support them. The petition was supported by the United Nations branch based in the Dominican Republic.

Between Jan. 1 and Jan. 5, nearly 2,000 Haitians have been deported, according to Dominican news outlet Listin Diario. Source

Constitution draft coming Jan. 13 as referendum date approaches

The development of the new constitution’s advisory committee during a meeting in Dec. 2020. Photo credit: Cci Nouvelle Constitution

A draft of Haiti’s new constitution will be available for discussion on Jan. 13, an advisor said Tuesday on Radio Magik9.

Louis Naud Pierre, a member of the advisory committee for the development of the new constitution, said the drafters made changes to various areas, such as the role of the prime minister and the vice-president, the senate and double nationality.

Haitians will choose if they want the country to be ruled with the new constitution in a referendum in March. Source

Gang steals bus and belongings, releases 49 passengers

400 Mawozo gang members during a live stream.

The 400 Mawozo gang released 49 passengers they briefly held up during a carjacking at Morne-a-Cabrit in the Western Department, a transport official said.

Nemerod Sanon, the co-general secretary of the Unified Movement of Haitian Transporters (MUTH), said the gang members stole the passengers’ belongings and the bus. 

Last month, police arrested 18 suspected 400 Mawozo gang members and set their homes on fire. They also issued search notices for their leader Joseph ‘Lanmò San Jou’ Wilson, and two other members, Ronald and Azouken’n. Source

Onz Chery

Onz Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He also wrote for First Touch, Cosmopolitan Soccer League and other local soccer leagues in New York. After...

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