World September 29, 2023 | 11:26 am

Haitian journalist describes President Abinader’s military deployment as “arrogance”

Haiti.- A panel discussion titled “One Island and Two Nations: Dominican Republic and Haiti” aimed to address the ongoing diplomatic crisis between these neighboring countries. The crisis revolves around a dispute over control of the Masacre or Dajabón river, and the panel sought to explore constructive solutions while emphasizing the importance of maintaining peace on the shared island.

Several participants joined the discussion, including Haitian journalist Jean Garry Denis, former Dominican Army head Jorge Radhamés Zorilla Ozuna, diplomat Marino Berigüete, and communication strategist Fernando Quiroz.

Jean Garry Denis expressed concerns regarding President Luis Abinader’s decision to close and militarize the border, describing it as an act of arrogance. He argued that Haiti has the right to use the Masacre River and that the canal construction does not pose a threat to its natural course.

Jorge Radhamés Zorilla Ozuna emphasized that while the border region is not in a state of war, the Dominican government has taken precautionary steps. He raised concerns about the ongoing canal construction, which continues despite calls for a halt and is scheduled for inauguration in November.

Marino Berigüete stressed the pivotal role of diplomacy and the importance of dialogue as the primary means of communication between nations. Fernando Quiroz proposed a more effective crisis communication strategy for the Dominican government, underpinned by treaties and comprehensive studies on water usage and environmental management.

Overall, the panel aimed to contribute meaningful insights toward resolving the diplomatic standoff, emphasizing the urgent need for humanitarian assistance in Haiti and mutual efforts to achieve a peaceful resolution to the current crisis.

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September 29, 2023 11:37 am

Without having the authority to make and execute decisions, this is a waste of time given that what’s discussed is already being done.

September 29, 2023 12:29 pm
Reply to  MayaLuna

If you want to see that nothing constructive is done, just form a committee. They will talk and argue. They will sound very wise while forming sub-committees and initiating studies. Nothing will ever be accomplished. Committees are where good ideas go to die.

September 29, 2023 5:19 pm

Protecting intrusion from element of chaos ,someone or something is arrogance ?!

Stop smoking whatever you’re smoking and immediately change the dealer ,porque este te esta engañando …????

Dave Lopes
September 30, 2023 12:04 am

Waste of time. Deal the border for eternity.

October 4, 2023 9:55 am

what i think is most arrogant is that you as a govermment ally with a group of gangs members to make a canal with out taking in to account that this river originates in dominican republic soil only ten percent of it passes throut haiti without any study of ecological without the dominican govermment authorization and without taken in to account how this action affefct their relations betwen the two countries it was a claer act of violating all rules international agrements i dont thnk that the dominican goberment dont wanna to share the water is just the way it was doing