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The Haitians and the Issue of Prohibited Immigrants…All Over Again

Image thanks to globalvoicesonline.org

Image thanks to globalvoicesonline.org

It is sad how the most negative patterns of racial injustice tend to repeat themselves. I’m referring to the case of the Haitians in the Dominican Republic and how their plight is echoing the same exact situation of the Panamanians of West Indian descent back in 1941.

After an unappealable decision by the Constitutional Court of the Dominican Republic in September of this year, the future of particularly the Dominican born Haitian descendents is suddenly uncertain as they will become “stateless,” a status no better than slavery. Continue reading

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The Professionals

Dr. Hubert Clarence Edwards was a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Canada and he had Been practicing medicine in Colon since 1917.

Dr. Hubert Clarence Edwards was a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Canada and he had Been practicing medicine in Colon since 1917.

By Lydia M. Reid

We’ve discussed at great length about the impressive contribution of the thousands of West Indian working men and laborers who were instrumental in the building of both the Panama Railroad and the Panama Canal and its continued operation into our present day.  We would like, however, to highlight the role of the many important professionals who provided many valuable services to both Westindian and Panamanian citizens alike at a time when such professionals were in low supply and high demand. Continue reading