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The Caribbean Community (Cari-
com) is not in a position to sanction
the Dominican Republic (DR) for the
ruling of its constitutional court on
naturalisation, as the DR is not a
member of Caricom, the DR s deputy
foreign affairs minister, César
Dargam, was quoted as saying in the
DR daily newspaper Diario Libre.
In a story yesterday headlined, "For-
eign Affairs Ministry affirms that Cari-
com can t impose sanctions on the
Dominican Republic," Dargam pointed
out that all the DR has with Caricom
is a free-trade agreement.
The DR, he was quoted as saying,
is a member of Cariforum, which is
an organisation linked to the African,
Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of
The story did not mention that the
DR had expressed interest in joining
Caricom, and following the court rul-
ing, at least two Caricom heads of
state have said they could forget about
"A lot of these things we are seeing
in the international arena are noises
and smokescreens. We have seen how
the DR has been threatened to be
hauled before a meeting of Caricom
where it will be sanctioned. The meet-
ing has not happened, and neither is
Caricom in a position to sanction the
DR," Dargam said.
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-
Bissessar convened a special meeting
of the Caricom Bureau on Tuesday to
consider "effective initiatives" against
the controversial new law in the
Dominican Republic that jeopardises
the citizenship status of thousands of
immigrants of Haitian descent.
The prime minister later said the
meeting had to be rescheduled as sev-
eral key members, including the rep-
resentative from Haiti, were unavail-
Dargam said the DR has been pru-
dent and conscious of its international
obligations, and vowed to continue to
defend the country s position, accord-
ing to the newspaper.
"The DR is a member of Cariforum,
and in Cariforum, it is not up to the
member states to decide on the inte-
gration or non-integration of the coun-
tries. Instead, it s a forum within the
ACP, in which the DR has been par-
ticipating very actively since the sign-
ing of the Lome Convention in 1989,"
The Dominican Republic is one of
only two Caribbean countries that
benefit from natural gas exports from
T&T. The other is Puerto Rico.
A broken water line provided an automatic roadside car wash for motorists travelling along the Eastern
Main Road, in Champs Fleurs on Wednesday. PHOTO:ABRAHAM DIAZ
A murder trial in the San Fernando High Court
was adjourned yesterday because of the late arrival
of prisoners due to the ongoing prison unrest.
After waiting until almost midday, Justice Geoffrey
Henderson summoned the jurors, who were waiting
in the jury room, into the First Court.
He told them, "The accused is not here, I know
you were here early this morning. I was, and the
He said word had been sent to the court that the
prisoners would arrive around 10.30 am.
The time was 11.39 am.
"It seems things have been creeping and as I sit
now it is very uncertain whether the prisoners will
come at all today," he warned.
Addressing defence attorney Larry Williams, he
said as they spoke the prisoners had not left the
Maximum Security Prison.
State attorney Maureceia Joseph said 15 minutes
earlier, officials said they had not left yet because
there was a problem.
The judge said the journey would take about an
hour and the prisoner still had to eat.
Williams suggested that the trial be adjourned to
Monday, and the judge and the State agreed.
Dwayne Nigel Lynch, 33, is on trial before Hen-
derson for the 2003 murder of Richard Mark.
The State is alleging that Lynch shot Mark for
bumping into and spilling his drink on Lynch s 16-
year-old sister in a club in San Fernando.
The prisoners eventually arrived in San Fernando
around 12.10 pm.
Late arrival of prisoner halts murder trial
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