Thursday, November 28, 2013

CARICOM suspends Dom Reps application to join regional group, pending resolution of citizenship issue

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has suspended the application of the Dominican Republic for membership in light of the court ruling denying citizenship to thousand of persons, mostly of Haitian descent, born in the Dominican Republic after 1929, saying, “It cannot be business as usual.”

The regional bloc says it welcomes the intervention by Venezuela to assist in resolving the issue but added that given the grave humanitarian implications of the court ruling, the Community “cannot allow its relationship with the Dominican Republic to continue as normal.

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