A view of the progress made in one portion of the canal. Photo by Samuel Dallemand for The Haitian Times

PORT-AU-PRINCE —Authorities in Haiti’s Northeast Department announced a new ban on crossing the Ouanaminthe border with products from the Dominican Republic. The new measure aims to show Dominicans that Haitians have dignity and will safeguard their sovereignty.

The ban includes hefty fines ranging from 50,000 to 500,000 gourdes, about $380 to $3,800, against vehicles transporting Dominican goods. 


A fine of up to $3,800 awaits those who cross the Haitian border with Dominican products. Meanwhile, Haiti seeks new trade partners, welcoming a ship from Colombia just last week.

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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.