Category: Haiti

Haiti protests enter third day despite fuel hike reversal

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Mostly young protesters in Haiti blocked streets on Sunday while many stores remained closed for a third day following anger over steep fuel price increases in the Caribbean nation. The U.S. embassy warned its citizens to avoid the unrest in the capital Port-au-Prince and reschedule any travel plans as several airlines cancelled […]

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Update HAITI – Gov’t suspends fuel price hike

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – The controversial fuel price hike that triggered deadly protests in the French speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member state, has been suspended. The decision to suspended the increase in the price of gasoline, was announced on Saturday by Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant. On Friday, at least three people were […]

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HAITI – Violent protests erupt over fuel prices

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – At least three people were reportedly killed on Friday as Haitians protested an announcement by government of a hike in fuel prices. According to police two protestors were fatally shot when they clashed with lawmen in the capital while the third person killed was a security guard of a […]

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REGIONAL – Illegal Dominican goods cost Haiti $400 million a year

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Goods brought illegally across the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic cost the Haitian government about $400 million a year in uncollected revenues — money that could be used for sorely needed healthcare and other basic services at a time when the US, Venezuela and other foreign governments are cutting aid to […]

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