Here is an amazing video of Delimart Plaza in Delmas 32, Route de Delmas during the protest over fuel price increase on July 7, 2018. Delimart was founded by Dr. Reginald Boulos in 2000. It is one of the biggest super market chain in Port-au-Prince. The address is Delmas 32, Port-au-Prince, Haiti,
Recently on July 6, 2018, when everybody was enjoying the world cup football quarterfinal matches, the Haitian Commerce and Economic Ministry issued a joint statement announcing an increase of 38%, 47% and 51% price for gasoline, diesel, and kerosene respectively. Major protests erupted on Friday in the country with demonstrators using burning tires and barricades to block major streets across the capital and in the northern city of Cap-Haitien. Dozens of shops were looted and burned. Cars were set ablaze. At least four people were killed.
Here is the most revealing video of the Oasis after fire was set on the ground. All the cars parked in the hotel were burned. The cars in Universal Motors were also burned
It has been reported that at least seven people have been killed in Haiti during the protest over a significant rise in gasoline prices. Demonstrators burned tires in the streets, looted several shops and set cars on fire.
With the announcement of the Haitian government to raise fuel price up by 38%, 47% and 51% for gasoline, diesel, and kerosene respectively on July 6, 2018, violent demonstrations broke out across the country. The crowd placed barricades that blocked the main routes and burned many vehicles. They did not spare the beautifully manicured tropical landscape as well as magnificent views of the city. Dense black smoke covered the city. So far, at least seven people killed and dozens of businesses were looted or vandalized. The mob set fire on the most elegant city hotel 'Hotel Royal Oasis' in Port-au-Prince. The hotel is located in the modern and safe neighbourhood of Petion-Ville near many embassies, government agencies and international corporate offices. All the cars parked in the hotel were burned.
In an address to the Nation on Sunday, March 13, 2016, President Jocelerme Privert described the current condition of the Petrocaribe contract with Venezuela as sick, almost dead. The contract has major problem, according to Privert.
One, We have not paid for the gas we purchased since August, 2015 (more than six months ago). As a result, the Haitian government owed several millions of dollars to Petro caribe.
Two, the Haitian government also owed the companies that received this particular fund from Petrocaribe to do several work projects in the country lots of money. At this time, most of these projects have stopped.
The quality of gasoline used in Haitian cars must be very special. While the price of gasoline around the world has plummeted to its lowest level in 12 years, Haitian drivers continue to pay premium cost for gas. Now, the Haitian government has decided to reduce gasoline cost in Haiti by just a fraction. The Minister of commerce Industry (MCI) and finance announced that starting today, January 13, 2016, the price of gasoline has decreased as follows: price of gasoline at the pump to be reduce by 6 gourdes, while the price for kerosene by 8 gourdes.
What do you think?
The next two days are not going to be easy for the Haitian population.
Protesters who have been demanding a reduction in the gas prices have scheduled to go on strike Monday and Tuesday in Haiti.
Many Schools and, businesses mostly in the Haitian capital is expected to be closed during these two days. Expect road blocks such as barricades and burning tire.
Kreyol Pale, Kreyol Kompran
You might think that the decision of the Haitian government to increase the prices for distributors and consumers of petroleum products today is the end of the story. Not at all. Beginning 2015, these prices will go even higher. Gasoline price is expected to increase to 228 gourdes by January and 243 gourdes by September 2015.
Reducing or eliminating fuel subsidies is a politically sensitive issue in Haiti, a country where the majority of the population lives below the poverty line
These increases will immediately be felt, affecting products of basic necessity such as food, transportation just to name a few. However, economists agree that phasing out the subsidies in Haiti is necessary if the government wants to continue with much needed infrastructure projects and other social programs.
The public is advised that effective Friday, October 10, 2014, there will be a significant increase in the price of petroleum products in Haiti. In a joint statement issued by Marie Carmelle Jean Marie, Minister of Economy and Finance and Wilson Laleau, Minister of Commerce and Industry, they want to inform the public that effective today, the prices for distributors and consumers of petroleum products will be set as follows:
Gazoline 95 : 215 Gourdes (+ 15 Gdes : 7.5%)
Gasoil : 177 Gourdes (+15 Gdes : 9.27%)
Kerosene : 171 Gourdes (+ 10 Gdes : 6.3%)
There has been an explosion at Montana Hotel in Port-au-Prince. The report indicated that the explosion caused at least four injuries. According to Radio Caraibes, the incident did not cause any lost of life.
The explosion at Hotel Montana took place Monday, May 20 while an outside company was in the process of supplying propane gas to the Hotel. Montana Hotel is located in Port-au-Prince, Route de Bourdon, Pétion-Ville.
Cause of the incident was attributed to a leak in the gas line during delivery
There wasn't supposed to be any activity on the streets in Haiti this Monday, march 28. Haitian unions called for a one day strike on Monday to protest the increase in fuel price by the Haitian government.
Based on the new rate, the gas prices were to increase as follows: The price of one gallon of one gallon is to be increased by 55 cents, or from $4.10 to $4.65, US. One gallon of diesel would jump to $1.00, or from 2.77 to 3.77. Finally
The strike called by Haitian Union was to start at 6:00am, on Monday and the goal was to force the Haitian government to bo back to their decision and continue to subsidize the fuel
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