A shipment of 165,000 barrels of gasoline arrived in Haiti on Jan. 2, 2021, via Juno7.

Officials distribute 165,000 barrel of gas to combat shortage

A shipment of 165,000 barrels of gasoline arrived in Haiti on Jan. 2, 2021, via Juno7.

In their fight against the ongoing gas shortage, officials announced that 165,000 barrels of gasoline started to get distributed at stations on Monday. 

Motorcyclists and car drivers already lined up at gas stations in Port-au-Prince on Monday evening. Brawls have broken out in the past while residents were waiting for gas.

“We ask the [Haitian National Police] to help secure stations to protect the delivery operations,” the National Association of Petroleum Products Distributors (ANADIPP) posted on Twitter. Source

Opposition asks UN to help remove Moïse in February

Youri Latortue, an opposition leader, speaking at an event. Photo credit: Juno7

Opposition leaders have asked António Guterres, the general secretary of the United Nations, to help them remove President Jovenel Moïse from power because they claim that his term ends in February, according to a letter released Monday.

“February 7, 2021, will spell the end of this tyrannical, bloodthirsty regime. From that date, a new era will begin in Haiti,” the letter reads. “The United Nations must not encourage a president to violate his country’s constitution.”

A presidential term in Haiti lasts five years. Moïse won the election in November 2016 but didn’t start leading the country until February 2017. He insists his term ends Feb. 7, 2022, but others believe his term ends this upcoming February. Source

Email me at onz@haitiantimes.com
Onz 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 ESNY before joining The Haitian Times. Onz is also a Report for America corps member.

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