Residents shopping at Le Delimart de Turgeau. Photo credit: Juno7

New grocery store opens in Turgeau, creating jobs

Residents shopping at Le Delimart de Turgeau. Photo credit: Juno7

Le Delimart de Turgeau, businessman Reginald Boulos’s second supermarket since July 2018, opened Tuesday in Port-au-Prince.

Boulos invested 25 million gourdes, about $365,000, to open the market. He said Le Delimart de Turgeau has created more than 200 jobs at the store and another 2,000 jobs indirectly through its suppliers. Thirty-five percent of Delimart’s products are sourced locally.

“Now is the time for me to call on the private sector to redouble its efforts and to put the investment package to create more sustainable, profitable jobs in order to reduce poverty and misery,” Boulos said. 

Boulos said he plans to open another supermarket in March 2021, Le Delimart de Delmas 32. He also plans to open stores in Cap-Haitien and Croix-des-Bouquets. Source 

Martelly congratulates Moïse on controversial decisions

Ex-Haiti President Michel Martelly. Photo credit: Georges H. Rouzier

Former president Michel Martelly commended his successor Jovenel Moïse on two of the recent decisions he made in an interview on Model FM last week. 

Martelly said it was a good move for Moïse to sign a decree that stated the government is no longer required to follow counsel from the Superior Court of Accounts and Administrative Litigation (CSC/CA).

Martelly also agrees with the decree Moïse signed last week that labeled various activities like burning tires and possessing illegal weapons as acts of terrorism, saying it will put all the people who do mockery in their place.

Moïse is a powerful man with guts, Martelly said. Source

Decree on intelligence agency to get modified 

Haiti President Jovenel Moïse.

The Office of Protection of Citizens will modify the decree that created the National Agency of Intelligence, said Guichard Doré, an adviser to Jovenel Moïse.

The change comes after complaints from the Core Group, diplomats from various countries, said the decree gives the institution quasi-judicial immunity. They said, as is, the decree opens up the possibility of abuse.

“All controversial articles will be reconsidered,” Doré said. “It is true that the text is imperfect. The government recognizes it. But, it’s unacceptable that a country does not have the means to secure its territory.” Source

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Onz Chery is a Haiti correspondent for The Haitian Times. Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and Elite Sports New York before joining The Haitian Times in 2019.

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