Edwin Paraison Calls for Dialogue to Resolve Massacre River Dispute

In response to the ongoing construction of an irrigation canal on the Haitian side of the Massacre River, which has triggered a stern reaction from the Dominican Republic, including the threat of complete border closure and visa suspension for Haitian citizens, Edwin Paraison, President of the Zile Foundation, encourages both parties to return to the dialogue table. He emphasizes the necessity for the people of Maribaroux plain to irrigate their plantations and asserts that the neighboring Republic should not send a signal implying that Haitians do not have the right to use this river.

Germina Pierre Louis
Par Germina Pierre Louis
13 Sep 2023 | Lecture : 3 min.

The strong reaction from the Dominican Republic regarding the continued construction of the irrigation canal has surprised many. "It's a reaction that surprised everyone," stated the President of the Zile Foundation on the 'Panel Magik' program on Tuesday, September 12. Edwin Paraison believes that both parties, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, were expected to refer to the joint declaration signed in 2021 to resolve the conflict. He recalled, "In 2021, when construction on the canal began, it created an embarrass


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