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Yves Bastien, former Minister of Finance, dead from cancer

Haiti’s former Minister of Finance Yves Bastien.

Haiti’s former Minister of Finance Yves Bastien died on Saturday from cancer in Lyon, France.

Bastien served as finance minister under President Jocelerme Privert in 2016.  He was in charge when Haiti received $23.4 million from CCRIF, a Caribbean disaster relief company, to assist those who were affected by Hurricane Matthew.  

“More than a friend, Yves was a close collaborator, a rigorous man, a devoted patriot for whom I had great esteem,” Privert tweeted. “His departure was because of an illness that he courageously endured for two years. This made me very sad.” Source

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
Sep. 21, 2020

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