Archive for July 11th, 2017

“Energy Mafioso” against China’s $2B Plan to Electrify Haiti- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

July 11, 2017
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“Energy Mafioso” against China’s $2B Plan to Electrify Haiti- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) – In Haiti, a trio of wealthy businessmen involved in the electricity sector and characterized as the “energy mafioso”, have successfully, according to reporting, forced, possibly through extortion, President Jovenel Moise to withdraw from a $2 billion plan with China to electrify all of Haiti. The deal with China dates...
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Top Priorities for Haiti- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

July 11, 2017
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Top Priorities for Haiti- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Like every nation, Haiti has limited resources. Prioritization is needed. Understanding the costs and benefits of different policies and proposals can help decision-makers to focus on the most effective investments. Over recent months, I have shared the research from Haïti Priorise on this blog. The research has been written by more than 50 economists...
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Nearly 5,000 Haitians expelled from Dominican territory in June- Added commentary By Haitian-Truth

July 11, 2017
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Nearly 5,000 Haitians expelled from Dominican territory in June- Added commentary By Haitian-Truth

Tuesday, the Directorate General of Migration (DGM) of the Dominican Republic revealed that last June 4,943 foreigners in irregular migration had been deported to their country of origin. Most of the returnees were of Haitian origin even though the DGM indicated that these deportations included foreigners from...
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Jamaica Broilers reports $2b profit

July 11, 2017
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Jamaica Broilers reports $2b profit

Poultry company Jamaica Broilers Group grew its bottom line by one-third at year ending April, amid a double-digit spike in revenue. The company reported net profit of made $2.27 billion, up from $1.7 billion a year ago. Sales topped $44 billion, up more than 15 per cent from $38 billion. Vice-president of finance, Ian...
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Haitian factory workers demand higher wages

July 11, 2017
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Haitian factory workers demand higher wages

Port-au-Prince (AFP) – Hundreds of Haiti’s factory workers protested in Port-au-Prince on Monday against a small increase in the minimum wage set by the government. The workers, paid 300 gourdes (4.75 dollars) a day, are demanding 800 gourdes (12.75 dollars) for an eight-hour day of labor making products in factories outsourced to foreign companies....
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Haiti: the workers of sub-contracting require a better salary-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

July 11, 2017
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Haiti: the workers of sub-contracting require a better salary-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

AFP Monday, 10 July, 2017 14:38 UPDATE Monday, 10 July, 2017 14:38 Several hundreds of workers of contract factories demonstrated Monday in the streets of Port-au-Prince to express their anger at the too low minimum wage adjustment that is proposed, on the background of aggravation of the precariousness in Haiti. Paid 300 gourdes (4,75...
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