The Presidents of Haiti's both chambers of Parliament, condemn the executive for not acknowledging their presence at CARICOM meeting

Posted by on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Under: Politic
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The Presidents of Haiti’s both chambers of parliament, Senator Joseph Lambert (left) and Deputy Gary Bodeau (right), are upset about what they believe is a State Protocol incident after their presence at the opening of the 29th Inter-sessional meeting of the CARICOM Conference of Heads of State and Government which ended yesterday, was not acknowledged by the presenter at the ceremony. 

The lawmakers expressed their disappointment in a letter sent to the office of Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant.

Official speech of Haitian President, Jovenel Moise, at the 29th Inter-sessional meeting of CARICOM Heads of State and Government

"The Haitian Parliament, in its two branches, expresses through the voices of the Presidents of its Bureaux, its deep disappointment at the contempt of the rules displayed by the State Protocol Service on the occasion of official ceremonies.

To convince you, It refers to the Opening Ceremony of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean of Monday, February 26, 2016. The presenter or master of ceremony totally ignored the presence of Presidents of the Senate and of the Chamber of Deputies. And if the President of Haiti and the Secretary General of CARICOM had not mentioned the titles of these politicians in their addresses, it would have seemed that they had refused to participate in the solemnity of the day.

Parliament asks you to kindly instruct and urge the State Protocol to pay more respect to persons who, without belonging to the Executive, remain eminent political and institutional figures to whom the Republican Protocol places a high rank in the hierarchy of powers.

In the absence of this recognition and the respect due to their rank, the dignitaries of Parliament would see themselves in the understandable obligation to abstain henceforth from any official ceremony.

The Presidents of the Bureaux of the Senate and of the Chamber of Deputies renew to you, Prime Minister, the assurances of their high considerations. "

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