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Dominicans: No vaccines for illegal Haitian migrants, Haiti will get own doses

Free Covid-19 vaccination will be available in Haiti, José Luis Soto, the director of communication of the Embassy of Haiti in the Dominican Republic, said.

After Dominican Republic President Luis Abinader said last week that illegal Haitian immigrants are not allowed to get vaccinated with the doses his country purchased, another official announced Haiti will get its own.

José Luis Soto, the director of communication of the Embassy of Haiti in the Dominican Republic, said Haiti will receive free Covid-19 vaccines from the World Health Organization (WHO) on the basis of economic criteria and difficulty to access.

He did not specify when Haiti will be receiving the vaccines, nor how illegal migrants are expected to be inoculated. Source

Lack of storage space behind ongoing fuel shortage, official says

People gather at a closed gas station, hoping it will open eventually, during a fuel shortage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Stations have been reducing their operating hours for the past two weeks, and on Sunday all stations were closed. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Haiti is facing another gas shortage, and residents have begun lining up at gas stations again. The Minister of Economy and Finances said one root cause of the problem is that there is not enough space to store gas at the depot. 

“Our level of storage does not go beyond 15 to 20 days of feeding,” Michel Patrick Boisvert said. “In addition, the depths of the ports do not allow them to receive high tonnage boats.” 

Gas distribution was last short on Jan.4. Source

Opposition announces Jan. 15 protest route

Andre Michel, Haiti’s National Democratic and Popular Sector’s spokesperson. Photo credit: Alo Lakay

A spokesperson for the National Democratic and Popular Sector, a government opposition group, announced plans for a Jan. 15 anti-government protest in Port-au-Prince via Twitter on Wednesday.

Andre Michel posted that the protesters will march through Champ-de-Mars, Lalue, Nazon, Carrefour Aéroport, Auto Route de Delmas, Delmas 32, Christ-Roi, Lalue and Champ-de-Mars.

Michel also said that the Haitian National Police has been notified. 

Protests will take place in the Northern, Southern, Artibonite, Central, Nippes, Southeastern and Northeastern regions of Haiti as well, he said. 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
Jan. 14, 2021

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