Jovenel Moïse receives new Chilean ambassador accredited to Haiti

On Nov, 12, President Jovenel Moïse received Cristian Rodrigo Donoso Maluf, new accredited Chilean ambassador to Haiti, at the National Palace.  They briefly discussed the strengthening of bilateral relations between the two countries, in the presence of the Haitian Chancellor, Bocchit Edmond, and members of the Chilean Embassy in Haiti. Continue reading

PHTK: the political agreement of the opposition, “one proposal among others”

On Tuesday, Nov, 12, a press release signed by PHTK President, Sainphor Liné Balthazar, stated the Haitian Party Tèt Kale considers the political agreement between the five opposition parties as a proposal among others, without binding force, which has the merit of clarifying the position of certain actors in view of the necessary and inclusive dialogue to come. “Despite the hegemonic claims of the initiators, PHTK notes that the “Transitional Political Agreement’ is not unanimous among the opposition parties and is not endorsed by representative organizations of civil society,” Continue reading

76 billion gourdes in collected revenue, 131 billion spent for the 2018-2019 fiscal year

The Bank of the Republic of Haiti (BRH), monetary policy note revealed a “significant counter-performance” of public finances.  Cumulative receipts from October 2018 to Sep, 30 2019 amounted to 76,159,530,000 billion gourdes as opposed to 79,620,640,000 billion gourdes in 2017-2018; which corresponds to a decrease of 4.3 percent.  They are thus below the budget revenue forecasted at 99,165,300,000 billion gourdes in the 2017-2018 budget. Continue reading

Fritz Alphonse Jean suggests that financial institutions lend a hand to businesses

It has been a downward spiral into hell for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Haiti since the outbreak of the political crisis that has been characterized by popular uprisings in several cities.  Companies have not escaped the anger of protesters who looted and set fires. Even those who are not directly victims of violence are affected by the crisis. For businesses that do not have a strong backing, closure becomes inevitable.  In order to ensure their survival, some companies are reducing their staff through termination and layoffs in order to reduce their payroll. Continue reading

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