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Santo Domingo.- Haitian businessman Philippe Bayard on Wednesday said his country and the Dominican Republic should seek a joint solutions to the problems common to both nations.

Although he discarded notions of Dominican racism against Haitian citizens, he stressed that the only way to put an end to issues such as the immigration status is addressing them jointly.

Bayard, president of the regional carrier Sunrise Airways, said one of the problems nagging his compatriots has been inherited from the generations since the Haitian Revolution which culminated in its independence, but “brought about an identity crisis.”

"In Haiti we’re still discussing what we are. We have many problems between us," he said.

Bayard said Haiti’s economy would improve if it completely open its doors to trade with the Dominican Republic, which would also help ties between the Hispaniola neighbors.

"We must work to sell this island in a joint manner...We need to open the markets between the two nations to make it one," he said, interviewed by El Nuevo Diario editor-in-chief Persio Maldonado.

He noted however, that the creation of a single market doesn’t imply opening the Dominican border to Haitians, adding that he’s aware that much work is still needed in Haiti to find a solution to this issue.

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3 comment(s)
Written by: bhaitian, 11 Mar 2016 7:26 AM
From: United States
Haiti not ready yet.
Written by: guillermone, 15 Mar 2016 11:50 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum

We must work to sell this island in a joint manner...We need to open the markets between the two nations to make it one," he said, interviewed by El Nuevo Diario editor-in-chief Persio Maldonado.
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Work to sell the island as a single destination?
Hell no.............
No way Jose or No way Francoise.
Are you kidding me, you can't give Haitians not one little finger and they will take your whole arm.
I would be very weary of any joint venture with Haitians, in business those people are snakes..
Written by: bhaitian, 16 Mar 2016 6:17 AM
From: United States
Wow
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