No compromise over Haiti – Dr. Gonsalves
December 17, 2004
No compromise over Haiti – Dr. Gonsalves

Those who want to do business with the Latortue regime in Haiti are free to do so, but St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves will not be compromised.

The Vincentian Prime Minister made this position known last Sunday while addressing the 11th National Convention of his Unity Labour Party (ULP). {{more}}

Basking in the glory of praises heaped on him by US Virgin Islands Congresswoman Donna Christensen for his stance on Haiti, Dr. Gonsalves said he found it ironic that while Haiti was marking its 200th anniversary, the “democratically elected president” was leaving office “involuntarily”.

The Prime Minister pointed out that it was not his business to tell the Haitian people whom to elect, and said while he held no brief for President Bertrand Aristide, he emphasised that: “We will not break bread with the illegal regime of Haiti.”

The Prime Minister echoed a position made public previously where the Gerard Latortue administration held the hand of a thug, proclaimed him a liberator, then under pressure, indicted him for murder, tried him at midnight and “before the first cock crow,” set the thug free.

“Haiti,” Dr. Gonsalves stated, “must comply with the Charter of Civil Society.”