THE EDITOR, Sir:
The recent ruling by the Dominican Republic relating to the revocation of citizenship of persons of Haitian descent born between 1929-2010 is abominable.
How can the international community sit by and allow such a draconian ruling stand, resulting in many citizens being forced to go back to their motherland? This is an indictment on our neighbours' preferred choice and their fundamental human rights as born and bred citizens of the Dominican Republic.
The only way this impasse can be resolved expeditiously is by having crucial trading partners impose an embargo and other sanctions.
Something has to be done to secure the rights of these disenfranchised Haitian Dominicans. But Jamaica is just as culpable. Haitians have nothing much to offer to support our economic growth, prosperity and advancement, so we are adamant that we don't want them on our shores. These repugnant and egregious acts are to be stamped out.
We should cut diplomatic ties and all bilateral trading links with the rogue state of the Dominican Republic in retribution for the mistreatment of Haitian Dominicans.