Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – Oct. 01

One of the children burned in the Les Cayes explosion declared dead

One of the children seriously burned in the explosion of a gas cylinder in Les Cayes died on Monday after being transported to Port-au-Prince at the Médecins Sans Frontières hospital center (in Drouillard) by the National Ambulance Center (CAN).

The ambulance service team was mobilized on Sept. 29 to rescue the victims of the gas explosion. However, it was delayed by roadblocks set up by protesters demanding the resignation of the President Jovenel Moïse, explains Dr. Didier Hérold Louis, the director of the national ambulance center.

He cited among the areas that were barricaded: the locality of Four Roads, Desruisseaux, Légoâne, Mariani and several other points of tension which according to the number one of CAN, worsened the situation of the victim who was already in serious condition. Continue reading

Calls for the creation of a humanitarian corridor arises

The Haitian capital offers the appearance of a besieged city after three weeks of peyi lok. Calls are multiplying for the creation of a humanitarian corridor to avoid a sharp deterioration of the living conditions of the inhabitants. Hospitals and drinking water stations no longer have fuel to continue operating normally.

Dr. Franck Geneus, president of the Hospital Association, calls for a humanitarian corridor and calls on both parties to the conflict to protect ambulances and hospitals. He calls for the timely implementation of plans for the supply of gasoline to hospitals, the transport of patients and the supply of medical inputs. Continue reading

The activities still stalled at the beginning of the third week of mobilizations against Jovenel Moïse

Activities were still paralyzed on Monday, which marks the third week of unrest in the country.

Two days of strikes have also been announced for Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 throughout the national territory by the Anti-Corruption Trade Union Brigade (Bsac) in the same vein.

This call to strike also aims to denounce bad governance and corruption in Haiti. Large commercial enterprises, including banks, pumps and shops, still keep their doors closed in Port-au-Prince. Continue reading

Haiti starts its 2019-2020 fiscal year with a renewed budget

On June 30, the government did not make the tabling of the budget bill for the 19-20 fiscal year in Parliament. Since no draft budget law has been voted by Sept. 30, the budget in execution is automatically renewed from Oct. 1, 2019. Economist Kesner Pharel, CEO of Group Growth equates this situation with total confusion.

“Such confusion increases uncertainty in the economy and should jeopardize the prospects for economic growth for 2020,” fears Kesner Pharel for whom the shocks suffered during this month of September may be the cause of a GDP contraction of around 1 percent. “For five consecutive years, the Haitian economy has not been able to reach the level of 2 percent economic growth to create needed jobs and generate income to reduce poverty.” Continue reading

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The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY.The newspaper is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice for Haitian Diaspora.
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Oct. 01, 2019

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