Dominican Officials Want More Border Market Days

Support Group for Returnees and Refugees said that Dominican authorities want border markets to operate officially four days a week instead of two days.

Harry Bruno, mayor of Anse-à-Pitres, said the decision to increase the number of border market days is not a priority at the moment and added that other issues need to be clarified before thinking about this measure, among others, the bad treatment of traders in the Dominican market, Alterpresse reports. Continue reading

Deputies Demand Answers from Justice Minister Jean Roudy Aly in Release of Americans

Several deputies will file a letter to the President of the Chamber calling on the Minister of Justice and Public Security, Jean Roudy Aly, who authorized the transfer of foreigners apprehended with illegal weapons last week, to the United States. The minister is accused of violating the principle of the independence of justice but also undermining the foundations of the rule of law and sullying the image of Haiti, the letter says, le Nouvelliste reports. Continue reading

UNICEF Made Donations During the Political Unrest in Haiti

During the unrest that paralyzed the country, UNICEF donated 18,000 gallons of fuel to the private water company DINEPA for various pumping stations in the ten departments. These gallons of fuel will produce 300,000 cubic meters of water to meet the needs of 178,000 families across the country. UNICEF also provided some 4,200 water purification tablets to children’s homes, le National reports. Continue reading

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