Irrigation Canal at Masacre River

JD Jones

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Dave Chapell at the end. 😂

These are the 9 Haitians who would be financing the canal over the Masacre River​


The 9 Haitians are prevented from entering the Dominican Republic
The 9 Haitians are prevented from entering the Dominican Republic
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Against these citizens, President Luis Abinarde ordered Immigration to prohibit their entry into the Dominican Republic for financing construction on the Masacre River.
Santo Domingo, R,D.- President Luis Abinader ordered the National Immigration Directorate to prohibit the entry into Dominican territory of nine Haitian citizens, including former senators and former ministers of Haiti for financing a canal on the Masacre River.

Find out here who these Haitians are and their connection to the irrigation canal being built on the Masacre River. Work that has generated tension between the Dominican and Haitian governments and caused the closure of the border between both countries starting this Friday, September 15.
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Wanique Pierre is a former senator from northeastern Haiti for the Haitian Tek Kale party. In 2016, he was accused by former Senate President Simon Dieuseul Desras of being involved in the murder of broadcaster Cesaire Chesristin Ferdinand. They also accuse him of being involved in drug trafficking in Haiti.
He would be supporting the construction of the irrigation canal in Juana Méndez for political purposes aligned with those of Claude Joseph.
Ardouin Zephirin is a former Minister of the Interior and Communities of Haiti. In addition, he served as special advisor to the late president Jovenel Moise. Currently, he is financially supporting the day laborers who build the canal over the Masacre River.
Jacques Sauveur Jean is a former Haitian senator, owner of a rice field located near the area that is expected to supply water from the Masacre River with the construction of the irrigation canal in Juana Mendez. He would be financially supporting the construction for his personal benefit.

Other Haitians who finance canal in Masacre River​

Jeantel Joseph is the director of the protected areas security brigade of the Ministeiro de Medio Ambiente of Haiti. He would be supporting the construction of the irrigation canal in Juana Mendez by providing security personnel, including former military personnel.
Luckner Desir (A) Luko is a journalist and former presidential candidate in Haiti. Through his digital programs and paid by the Haitian opposition he incites the population to violence and moves masses to continue the construction work on the irrigation canal on the Masacre River.
Nader Joaceus is a former Minister of Public Works, Transportation and Communications of Haiti. He would currently be financially supporting the informal construction of the irrigation canal for political purposes and particular interests under the façade of false patriotism.
Jean Baptiste Bien Aime is a former Haitian senator from the Lavalas party and former Haitian consul in the Dominican Republic.

A lady in a group finances a canal in the Masacre River​

Wideline Pierre is a former departmental director of the Ministeiro de Medio Ambiente del Nordeste. Architect, she resigned from her position to protest against the government's decision to reopen the border between Hiati and the Dominican Republic in November 2022. She supported the canal over the Masacre River and is seen sharing it with the Haitian military personnel stationed in the area .
Finally, Camiel Samson was identified as an alleged sponsor in the construction of the risk channel on the Masacre River.
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Workers working on the canal over the Masacre River told Haitian media that they would rather die than stop construction.
Meanwhile, the Dominican Government has conditioned the talks with Haiti on immediately stopping the canal over the border river.

 

Felipe A.

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Thank you JD Jones, for posting the profiles of the people tied to the canal project. Good job in uncovering this information. Are these the "Haitian agents" that the Dominican President said have "the intention of harming their own government and generating a conflict with our country."?
 

JD Jones

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Thank you JD Jones, for posting the profiles of the people tied to the canal project. Good job in uncovering this information. Are these the "Haitian agents" that the Dominican President said have "the intention of harming their own government and generating a conflict with our country."?
See post #19
 

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A friend of mine heard that the owner of the finca is planning to grow avocados. FYI avocados require huge amounts of water. Along with beef and almonds, avocados are among the highest water consumers contributing to world-wide water scarcity. The Water Footprint Network says a single avocado needs 227 litres of water (60 gallons) to grow, while a kilo will soak up 2,000 litres. Not only is this bad for the environment, but it also would impact the Dominican avocado industry, which is the 5th largest producer in the world behind Mexico, Columbia, Peru, and Indonesia. World-wide the avocado market is valued at $15.83 billion US in 2023 and is projected to grow to 26.04 billion by 2030. Obviously, there is a lot of money to be made in this crop and the gangs have already moved into the market in Mexico. If in fact the operators behind the canal project are "criminals", it looks like the same thing may be happening in Haiti in which case this would represent a competitive threat to the Dominican industry and cause for further political tension between the DR and Haiti. Just sayin'..................
After the colonial powers took almost everything from Haiti, I guess DR wants to take the rest.
 

johne

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And this is how readers of The Washington Post ,a very liberal news organization , will get to understand the situation.I post this not as a fan of the WP (which I am NOT) but because I would like the members here to be aware of how others countries will look upon the oppressed nation of Haiti and how horribly inhumane the DR is treating the conflict.

"how horribly inhumane the DR is treating the conflict" should have been in quotes. My bad.
 

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Clearly a person that has nothing better to add and has no knowledge of what the treaty said. In addtion the treaty was modified and signed by both parties on May 27, 2021.
You are clearly a person that knows everything so enlighten the rest of us on what the modified treaty allows.
 

Ecoman1949

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Anybody aware of the DR-Haiti border problems knew something like this was an eventuality. President Abinader has run out of diplomatic options and is finally drawing the line in the sand. Keeping the border closed will sharpen the international focus on the Haitian situation and the need for intervention. His actions maybe the catalyst the UN needs to approve the overdue Kenyan military intervention and Haitian refugee assistance through the UN-HCR.

Someone posted the people behind the water diversion project are doing it to create internal conflict in Haiti. That’s blatantly redundant given the collapse of the government and rise in gang violence during the past two years. Life in Haiti simply can’t get any worse.

I’m hoping President Abinader holds fast with the border closure and the UN blinks. The bloated members at the UN General Assembly financial trough need a rude awakening. Abinader is already the front runner in the next presidential election. If his actions result in any degree of resolution to the border problem, it will guarantee his presidency for another four years.

As much as I sympathize with the plight of the general Haitian population who I suspect just what peace and the ability to live a normal life, they are victims of their own demise. I think Luis thought long and hard about his decision and it wasn’t an easy one. He knows how ineffectual the current Haitian government is and closing the border was his only option. More to the point, I don’t think he cares about the negative international attention. He’s putting the interests of his citizens ahead of all else. One of the attributes of a good politician.

This is not about the canal or the previous DR-Haiti water use agreements. The DR government could easily divert the water flow below the new canal. International agreements are only effective if there is a credible government in power to enforce the agreement on both sides of the border. This is about the long term cultural, social, and economic survival of the DR.