World October 18, 2021 | 11:50 am

Gang opens fire on Haitian PM

Santo Domingo.-A delegation led by Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry was shot at by gangs this Sunday, when they were about to lay a wreath at Pont Rouge, to commemorate the 215th anniversary of Jean-Jacques Dessalines’ death, pro-independence father of Haiti.

Local media indicate that for years the authorities have tried to resume the act of homage to Dessalines in Pont Rouge, where the leader of the Haitian revolution died, and which is currently controlled by gangs.

They add that the delegation was shot at by a coalition called G9, led by former Haitian policeman Jimmy Chérizier, forcing them to flee. Later, Henry went to the Altar of the Fatherland on the Rue du Champ de Mars to carry out the commemorative act.

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Dr finest
October 18, 2021 6:21 pm

all the negativity said about this country half of it is true the country
is in chambels , but the homicide rate here is 5.5 OUR country DR 10.5 thats double what it is in haiti with a gang problem , starvation , health issues WHY?dr we need to get it together and bring this down to at least a 5 by 2030 so every one can live a more secure life all over the country

Luis Is Worst President.
October 18, 2021 11:53 pm
Reply to  Dr finest

First truthful thing I heard in a while. Tons of dominicans love to act like haitians are the problem, when in reality there would be no Dominican Republic or Dominicans without haiti freeing the island from slavery.

Last edited 2 years ago by Luis Is Worst President.
Dr finest
October 19, 2021 5:03 am

think about it theres 11.5million people in haiti, the gdp in the country is 13billion USD
not enough wealth for a population that size, on top of that the infrastructure in the country
is completely devastated what does that mean ? not enough hospitals,schools , firefighters ,police etc you think haitian woman want to cross the border and give birth in the dominican hospitals they dont but they dont have a choice and us as human beings should be more understanding to this situacion. but at the same time something has to be done because now your entering a whole different country who values nuthing but money. that haitians dont have ,majority of the time they are good people woman and kids who are just looking for a better life but what do they become? a liability the govt has to pay for the hospital bill , childs school etc the dominican govt already have this problem with its own citizen they dont wanna pay for nobody ;now here come a mass migration of hatians which is happening across our whole continent not just haitians ,venezuela, asian countries you be surprise people are coming from africa and the middle east to enter less stable countries who cant take them in , and the countries that can dont want to ‘/.

October 19, 2021 7:14 am

Build the wall, invest in more security in the border, Either Haiti works with Dominican to help strengthen the Economy of the island to benefit both countries” or we either killed them all and commit genocide ? I rest my case thank you?

Dave Lopes
October 29, 2021 12:56 am
Reply to  Heavenborn I would like to see you try.

Dave Lopes
October 29, 2021 12:57 am
Reply to  Heavenborn

Haiti should not work with DR on anything. That border should be sealed and all relations terminated.