Haiti – Barbados: The crisis for the removal of visas for Haitians
With the serious socio-political crisis in Haiti, the chances for the Government of Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley to lift the visa requirement for Haitians, reinstated in July 2019 due to a wide range of Haitians from Haiti, Panama Chile who arrived on the island https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-28238-haiti-flash-barbados-reinstates-mandatory-visa-for-haitians.html are the ambassador of Barbados to the CARICOM, David Comissiong
David Comissiong lamented the impossibility of having a meeting with the Haitian Government to discuss the conditions for the transfer of Haitians to the city of Barbados, adding “Suntil we can get some political stability in Haiti, where the Govern “
” Recall that shortly after taking over the office in May 2018, the Mia Mottley the application of Haitian visa to Haitians was an injustice and went against the Treaty of Chaguaramas and it was then abolished the visa required for Haitians https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-24722-haiti-flash-barbados -about-visas-for-haitians.html
and work there. Fearing that more Haitians would become a burden on the State, Barbados created an exemption clause in the treaty and reimposed visas to a temporary measure (July 2019) to end the uncontrolled arrival of Haitians.
Despite this, Ambassador David Comissiong reiterated to CARICOM that Barbados had not abandoned the goal of facilitating free movement between the two CARICOM countries. “We know that we have a great debt to Haiti and every person should be able to help us in Haiti. is a stable government that we can sit and talk to, then we would have been working in Haiti to Barbados […] “
SL / HaitiLibre