Vessel Arrives To Ease Gas Shortage In Haiti

Director-General of the Office of Monetization of Development Assistance Programs, Fils-Aimé Ignace Saint-Fleur, confirmed the arrival of the cargo of 258,000 barrels of oil, including kerosene, diesel, and gasoline.

Several gas stations in the capital have been closed over the past few weeks because of a lack of fuel and Saint-Fleur said the petroleum products that arrived included 100,000 barrels of diesel, 70,000 barrels of gasoline and 35,000 barrels of kerosene. Continue reading

Protests held in Haiti’s capital over fuel shortage

Almost all major highways of the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince were blocked on Monday by protesters who were unhappy with the fuel shortage at gas stations and rising gas prices, TASS reported referring to the Hoy newspaper. Continue reading

Taxi drivers disrupt traffic in Port au Prince

Vans and minibuses taking the Pétion-ville-Center-ville route are forced to fork towards Bois-Verna under the orders of angry motorcycle taxi drivers gathered under the gas station located at the angle Lalue-Nazon in search of fuel.

In the middle of the road were burning tires and several motorcycles that served as barricades. Drivers say they have been there since early in the morning and that the owners of the gas stations refuse to sell them fuel.

“It’s too much, if they refuse to give us, we will block traffic,” threaten several of them, denouncing the difficulties they have faced in recent days to be able to source gas and “function.” Continue reading

Government calls for calm and announces immediate distribution of gasoline

The government is calling for calm and announcing that convoys carrying petrol will be secured to allow rapid supply of service stations.

Most roads in Port-au-Prince are blocked with barricades and protesters rallying against the shortage of gas.

“The government wants to increase the price of gasoline so it invents this shortage,” the protestors say.

“How are we going to send our children to school? Without fuel, there are no economic activities,” motorcycle taxi drivers complained Monday.

Less than a week before school starts, the fuel shortage that has raged in the country for two weeks is crippling economic activities and is becoming increasingly important. State Secretary for Communications Eddy Jackson Alexis said a shipment of more than 258,000 barrels of petroleum products has already arrived in the country. Continue reading

The ratification session scheduled for September 3

The meeting to ratify Prime Minister Fritz William Michel’s policy statement will be held on Tuesday said Speaker of the House of Commons Gary Bodeau. The decision was adopted at the meeting of the Conference of Presidents of Standing Committees on Monday.

Bodeau argued that it is urgent that the lower house rule on the general policy of Michel. He pointed out that Parliament’s sanction is essential to unblock the situation.

The member for Delmas argues that the government must be approved or rejected in order to promote the formation of a legitimate government. In the opinion of the President of the Chamber of Deputies, the shortage of fuel requires the action of a legitimate government. He expressed concern about the situation of citizens who are struggling to find gas at the stations. Continue reading

Osaka is eliminated in U.S. Open

Naomi Osaka was eliminated in the 16th round on Monday at Flushing Meadows, losing to

While the rain forced the organizers to close the roofs of the Arthur-Ashe and Louis-Armstrong courts, Osaka was leached by the Swiss Belinda Bencic (12th) 7-5, 6-4.

Osaka, 21, chained a title at the Australian Open in January after winning the title at Flushing Meadows last year against Serena Williams in the final, her first Grand Slam trophy. Continue reading

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