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Tuesday, June 23

Prime Minister Skerrit condemns Dominican Republic

JamaicaObserver.com: "ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) – Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit Tuesday condemned the decision by the Dominican Republic to deport people of Haitian descent, describing the situation as a “major human rights issues”.

The Dominican Republic gave a deadline of 17 June 2015 for people of Haitian descent to apply for legal residency. Hundreds of people, mostly low-wage workers from neighbouring Haiti, waited in line for hours to submit residency applications under a registration initiative that began last June."