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Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times news roundup

Border Closure Raises Food Insecurity

Haitian woman preparing her agricultural product. Photo by Georges H. Rouzier

The closure of the Haiti-Dominican Republic frontier has caused Haiti to plunge deeper into food insecurity, according to Le Nouvelliste. Smuggling of agricultural products and raw materials and the closure of certain businesses have also increased.

In northern border town Ouanaminthe, meat products are no longer in abundance. Hence, the price of chicken meat has nearly tripled. Various merchants traveled to Rivière-du-Massacre to collect products Jul. 31, but went back home empty-handed.

Several food businesses have closed because they no longer have access to certain raw materials. Continue reading

Jovenel Moïse blames lockdown and coronavirus for budget deficit

Haiti President Jovenel Moïse. Photo courtesy of Le Nouvelliste

President Jovenel Moïse said Haiti is experiencing a high budget deficit because the country was on lockdown and the novel coronavirus. Haiti’s Central Bank said spending surpassed the annual budgeted amount by 4 billion gourdes, ending the year in June at 34 billion gourdes.

“If there’s no revenue, while there are incompressible expenses such as police salaries, teachers’ salaries, among others, it’s normal for the Ministry of Finance to ask the Central Bank to do monetary financing to allow the government to meet these expenses,” Moïse said.

Moïse also said that Haiti purchased petroleum products. Continue reading

Haiti bids adieu to Konpè Filo in funeral

Anthony ‘Konpè  Filo’ Pascal’s funeral was held on Aug. 18. Photo courtesy of Gazette Haiti

Final farewells to prominent journalist Anthony ‘Konpè Filo’ Pascal took place Aug. 18 at Kiosque Occide Jeanty, an amphitheater in Champs-de-Mars, Port-au-Prince.

Konpè Filo, one of Haiti’s most iconic journalists, died Jul. 31 of respiratory problems. Scores of top-ranking public officials, renowned politicians, and fellow journalists paid their final respects. He is buried at Vallue. Continue reading

Onz Chery

Onz Chery

Onz Chery started his writing career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He also wrote for First Touch, Cosmopolitan Soccer League, and other local leagues. After graduating, Onz became one of ESNY's sports journalists then joined The Haitian Times.
Onz Chery
Aug. 19, 2020

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