Police in Guyana deny charges that Haiti citizens are banned from entering the country

The Guyana Police Force (GPF) have denied that citizens from Haiti are being prevented from entering the country.  

In a statement, the GPF said “it has not been directed by any authority, neither has the commissioner of police been instructed by the Minister of Home Affairs” to ban individuals from the French-speaking Caribbean Community (Caricom) country entering Guyana. 

“There is no ban on Haitian nationals seeking to enter Guyana,” the GPF said, adding that it “is categorically refuting such allegations which are being peddled on social media by irresponsible, mischievous and misleading media reporting”. 

In its statement, the police said that it wanted to clarify an issue that occurred on Sunday, May 23 and Monday, May 24, when 17 out of 61 Haitians, “were refused entry into the country because of the fact that they did not satisfy immigration requirements”. 

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