Haiti: Jovenel Moise to Lower Price of Rice

As the price of most food products increased by more than 50%, Jovenel Moise has promised to subsidize eight basic products on the market. Rice is the food most consumed by Haitians and president Moise has cobbled an agreement with the main importers last week to lower its price, radio Metropole reports. Continue reading

Haiti: Accident Left four Dead and Nine Injured

A crash between a Haitian public transport vehicle and an armored personnel carrier from the UN Mission for the Support of Justice in Haiti on Saturday night left four people dead and nine injured, radio Television Caraibes reports. Continue reading

Police Officers Accused of the Death of Two People in Gonaives

As students and residents of Raboteau protested to demand resignation of the president, two people were shot dead and local residents have accused the police of being behind this incident. But deputy spokesman, Inspector Max Saint Preux, denied that the police were involved in the shootings. He said that the police have opened an investigation into the shooting, le National reports. Continue reading

Core Group Calls on Leaders to Dialogue

After several days of violent protests to demand the departure of President Jovenel Moise, the Core Group calls on the leaders of the country to engage in a constructive and inclusive dialogue to identify and implement solutions to the political and economic crisis in Haiti, radio Television Caraibes reports. Continue reading

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Haiti’s Government Should Cut Carnival Budget

In a few weeks, the largest bacchanal in the Caribbean takes place in Haiti with millions of people expected to descend in cities and towns across this politically-troubled country to celebrate carnival.

The three-day festivities usher in the Lent season. It is a much awaited event and is widely called the “people’s party” because most Haitians can’t afford to attend private parties and rarely have a chance to see bands perform live. Continue reading

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