Haiti assumes Caricom chairmanship for the first time

President Martelly of Haiti

Haiti President Michel Martelly has begun his six-month term as Chairman of the Caribbean Community’s Conference of Heads of Government, vowing to “accelerate” Haiti’s inclusion in the regional integration movement.

This marks the first time that Haiti, the largest country in the Caribbean Community by population, has assumed the CARICOM Chairmanship. Former President Rene Preval had been slated to chair CARICOM in 2010; due to Haiti’s earthquake in 2010, Jamaica assumed the Chairmanship instead. Read more

Disclaimer: The comments on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of DominicaNewsOnline.com/Duravision Inc. All comments are approved by DominicaNewsOnline.com before they are posted. We never censor based on political or ideological points of view, but we do try to maintain a sensible balance between free speech and responsible moderating.

We will delete comments that:

  • violate or infringe the rights of any person, are defamatory or harassing or include personal attacks
  • are abusive, profane or offensive
  • contain material which violates or encourages others to violate any applicable law
  • promote hatred of any kind
  • refer to people arrested or charged with a crime as though they had been found guilty
  • contain links to "chain letters", pornographic or obscene movies or graphic images
  • are excessively long and off-message

See our full comment/user policy/agreement.

16 Comments

  1. stehen
    January 3, 2013

    when will Dominica make arrangement to export cheap water to haiti
    there is an chance to make a few dinro

  2. stehen
    January 3, 2013

    when is the hatien gorvenment make arrangment to collect the millions of water we have wasting in D/A

  3. January 2, 2013

    Cant find a job! Gate man is correct.He correctly stated that Haiti is potentially rich and powerful. So before you redicule someone… you would better do some research on what the person is saying. Haiti does have natural resources. But due to the leaders lack of discipline,dishonesty,lack of knowledge, and equipment,selfishness,greed, and then you have the US & France who knew about the oil and the gold for many many years, had to keep it a secret, hoping that when the oil in south america is done then they would tap the oil in haiti.So in other words haiti has been a reservoir for oil for all this time.It was only after the earth quake alot of people found out about it, so here you have the fact about what gate man is saying. Now that i explained how they are potentialy rich, where there are riches you have power. Happy New Year to you and gate man, read this you don,t have to beileve me, just do your research.

    • Cant't Find a Job
      January 3, 2013

      Please send me the link or citations. I have been to Haiti and the Dominican Republic and I know what I am talking about.

      The Western Hemisphere is made up of Capitalistic Voltures and would run to Haiti in they hear a pin drop.

      So I need proof thst I have not seen, read or dreamt of.

      I am a student of Toussaint L’Overture …so this will tell you all what you need to know

      • Anonymous
        January 4, 2013

        It just says you need to go back to school :mrgreen:

  4. Gerald La Touche JP
    January 2, 2013

    Bravo Haiti – well said! Actually this is the common hymn that CARICOM should be singing, “…integration is not only a bulwark against challenges, but also a means by which we can achieve more great development in this dynamic and formidable global environment…. It is in the unification of our potential that we will be able to better meet the adversities that threaten to overwhelm us” – President Martelly, Haiti, and Chairman CARICOM, 2013.
    And I may add that until we in CARICOM begin to live these words then the region is doomed!

    • Gerald La Touche JP
      January 2, 2013

      … doomed to mediocrity

      • Anonymous
        January 2, 2013

        Well we would first have to recognize that it is mediocrity. You ever heard us here in DA? We are the hardest working, most expert and the best at everything 8-O I will assume there are varying degrees of this delusion in the other OECS islands. Decades of AID money and techinical assistance has subsidized and camoflaged our inferior skill/thinking, making us completely ignorant of the truth.

  5. Howard from Bense
    January 2, 2013

    way to go sir sweet mickey big up

  6. Gateman
    January 1, 2013

    God knows how much corruption is the prime reason why Haiti is what it s today. Haiti is potentially the richest and mst powerful Caribbean nation but alas corrupt politicians and their cabals.

    • Cant't Find a Job
      January 1, 2013

      Haiti is potentially the richest and mst powerful Caribbean….WOW…WOW..WOW

      How can anybody make a bone headed statement like this? How is Haiti rich, where are the resources (eg old, Oil, Silver, copper etc…)that makes a country rich.

      And how does Haiti become the most powerful in the absent of the riches?

      And then dude turns around and blames Haiti’s problem on corruption?

      People we need to make DNO a standout in Caricom…let’s write stuff that makes sense.

      • Comev
        January 2, 2013

        You need to do some reading gold has been discovered in the country recently

      • Pedro
        January 2, 2013

        Several documented and scientific studies have shown that Haiti has large untapped potentials of oil and gas, minerals, and rare metals including gold and uranium, rivaling several countries. In addition there is marble, copper and hydro potential.It has also been well documented that politics and prejudices (within and outside of Haiti) as well as corruption and fiscal mismanagement has been the major contributor (outside of natural disasters) to Haiti’s plight. So “Can’t find a job” the underground resources exist. Its the above ground natural resources which may appear to be exhausted. However do not under estimate the value of human resources, if given the opportunity.

      • Anonymous
        January 3, 2013

        You can’t read obviously or you are just not very literate or you are such a bum bum fly you don’t take the time to digest because all you read was “corrupt politicians” and of course people like you are most sensitive to such a words.

        He/she said “potentially” do you know what that means? He/she probably has made this statement based on recent reports of gold deposits. Gold and the fact that as she stands right now, butchered by decades of violent politicians and diabolical levels of corruption, Haiti ranks 3rd or 4th probably in GDPs in the Caribbean. Add gold deposits then that makes Haiti potentially one of the richest just like Gateman said.

  7. Strange
    January 1, 2013

    Congrats to Haiti. This opportunity will help display the country`s richness. The rest of the caribbean should b greatful because of ur bravery, they were ab;e to gain their independence and abolish slavery. U r great.

  8. "O" STRESS"
    January 1, 2013

    Haiti we`re sorry!

Post a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

:) :-D :wink: :( 8-O :lol: :-| :cry: 8) :-? :-P :-x :?: :oops: :twisted: :mrgreen: more »

 characters available