Along Route de Delmas, street vendors selling home furniture, appliances and other accessories set up shop on the sidewalks last Monday. Photo by Juhakenson Blaise

PORT-AU-PRINCE — Along Route de Delmas this past Monday, street vendors set up shop on the sidewalks, once more stacking appliances onto shelves, leaning bed frames and mattresses against walls, and hanging shoes and clothing in the open markets. 

One one side of the road, buyers with shopping bags in hand, bargained for prices they could afford. Across the street, another group of buyers surrounded vendors of soft drinks, patés, and leafy teas. Vendors, taking advantage of a few quiet days, hawked their wares, shouting out deals to passersby.


Haiti’s capital awoke to a quiet Monday as residents across the country returned to a semi-normal activity following two months of anti government protests that have caused schools and businesses disruptions.

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I am Juhakenson Blaise, a journalist based in the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. I cover the news that develops in this city and deals with other subjects related to the experience of Haitians for the Haitian Times newspaper. I am also a lover of poetry.