Haiti, Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian government sets $3.7 billion budget for 2021 fiscal year

Haiti’s Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe. Phot credit: Georges H. Rouzier

The Haitian government established a budget of 254 billion gourdes, equivalent to $3.7 billion, for 2020-21.

The country’s debt more than doubled from 17 billion gourdes to 43 billion gourdes due to the budget. The Republic of Haiti Bank’s expenses also increased from 30 billion to 37 billion gourdes.

According to Le Nouvelliste, President Jovenel Moise and Joseph Jouthe are very optimistic about the budget. Source

Onz Chery

Onz Chery

A City College of New York graduate, Onz Chery covers politics, health, crime and other topics for The Haitian Times. He previously wrote for Elite Sports New York and the Cosmopolitan Soccer League. Chery can be contacted by email at [email protected] or on twitter @onz_11.
Onz Chery
Oct. 01, 2020

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