Many roads in haiti have been paved but are not regularly repaired. Most of the roads in Haiti transportation is hampered by rough roads that may become impassable in inclement weather. Most people in Haiti travel on foot, by bicycle or by public bus known as a tap-tap

More than 12 dead in Car accident in Fond des Negres

On Chrismas day, December 25, a major road accident in Fond des Negres took the lives of 12 people, including three small babies. It happened around 8:00AM when a bus lost control of its break engaged in a head on collision with a minibus coming in direction of Les Irois in direction to Port-au-Prince. Most of the people died instantly, some, on their way to Hospital Armee du Salut and Sainte Therese

Haitian Kreyol:

Plis pase 12 moun mouri nan aksidan Machin nan Fond des Negres

Jou Nwèl, 25 desanm, te gin yon gwo aksidan sou wout nan Fond des Negres ki te pran lavi 12 moun, ki gen ladan twa ti bebe piti. Li te rive bò 8:00 AM lè yon otobis pèdi kontwòl, li yo angaje nan yon kolizyon tèt a tèt ak yon Minibuss ki te ap vini nan direksyon Les Irois pou al Pòtoprens. Pifò nan moun yo te mouri imedyatman, kèk, sou wout pou ale nan Lopital Arme du Salut ak Sainte Therese

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National Platform of Loyal Transport Unions (PNSTF) on Strike

The National Platform of Loyal Transport Unions (PNSTF) is not happy with the de facto Evans Paul's government decision to raise taxes by presidential order dated September 23, 2015. The order issued without the statutory approval of an acting parliament was published in the official newspaper "Le Moniteur" on October 8, 2015. As per the published order, it states that for the fiscal year 2015-16, the following increased rates will be applicable on the renewal of driving license and registration: Type A driving license from 1000.00 to 3000.00 gourdes; Type B, 1,000.00 to 4,500.00 gourds; driving license for motorcycle 500.00 to 1,000.00 gourds. Passport stamp duties will go up to 3000 gourds from present 1600 gourds, licensing fees will cost more.

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New X-Ray Scanner at Airport Hugo Chavez of Cap Haitien

Recently, in order to meet international standards of trade exchanges, at the Hugo Chavez airport of Cap Haitien, the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development (MARNDR) has installed an X-ray scanner at the arrival lounge to check the passengers and baggage.

This will help easier and faster detection and prevention of the entries of agricultural items which have no import permit or pose threats to the environment and health. This initiative is an extension of MARNDR's effort to modernize and protect Haitian agriculture from sanitary risks, including through quarantine inspection services in ports and airports open to foreign trade.

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Over 20,000 Haitian Jobs Threatened By Transportation Crisis

On Tuesday, August 25, Andrés Navarro, the Dominican Minister of Foreign Affairs has warned that if the conflict between the Government of Haiti and the National Federation of Dominican Transportation (FENATRADO) is not resolved it might aggravate the shortage of food and other goods, which would further worsen the crisis in Haiti. FENATRADO is the largest association of Dominican carriers that represents around 200 unions and 90% of Dominican carriers. We may recall that FENATRADO indefinitely suspended all of its traffic to Haiti from Monday, August 3, 2015, due to the absence of security coverage for its drivers and goods by the Haitian authority.

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American Airlines Sued For Negligence by Haitian Family

Keraphline Dupuy is planning to file a lawsuit against American Airlines accusing of the negligence of her father, Josaphat Dupuy, 52, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Keraphline, an active member of the military working in Homeland Security, decided to send her sick dad back to their native Haiti for continuing care from family members and booked an early morning flight in January 2015, with a layover in Miami. She also made an arrangement with a relative who would await at Florida airport to help Josaphat for the connecting flight to Haiti.

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Shattered Bus Windshield in Arcahaie as Protesters Rejected Decree

The situation in Arcahaie is never calm from the first day of last month, i.e., September, 2015. People are showing their mark of displeasure by a series of activities like road blocks, burning and shattering three passenger buses, and a dozen of motorcycles were set on fire at Arcahaie & Fonds des Blancs during a demonstration of protest held on the National Road No: 1. People cannot travel north to south or vice versa; even the people from the east cannot travel back from Port-au-Prince. A pastor in the city had complained to the Radio Vision 2000 that as a mark of civil disobedience, several coffins were dug up; the stench from the decomposed bodies made the situation unbearable for the local residents. Several casualties have already been reported in recent days, especially, from the forceful intervention of the police.

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Michel Martelly Officially Inaugurates the Delmas Viaduct

The construction of the overpass at the intersection with the road to Delmas, the Toussaint Louverture Boulevard and Martin Luther King Avenue, which was started in April 2013, has been completed and it has been inaugurated by President Martelly on Friday, August 7th, 2015. The Haitian Prime Minister Evans Paul, Mr. Jules Cantave, President of the Court Cassation, Wilson Laleau, the Minister of Economy and Finance and several other members of the government were present at the inaugural venue at the Carrefour Airport intersection.

Delmas Viaduct is an eight channel exchanger; it has been built to open easy access to the areas neighboring Delmas, Nazon and above all, overcome the traffic problems. It was a $16.5 million project with PetroCaribe Funding, constructed by one Dominican construction firm 'Estrella' under the supervision of the firm LGL SA. The prime contract was awarded by the Directorate of Public Works of the Ministry. During his inaugural speech, the President Martelly has thanked all who had contributed to the work and welcomed the realization of such a "great work. Another second connector which will serve the population of Carrefour and users of the National No. 2, is presently under construction and is scheduled to open in September 2015.

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Delmas Viaduct costing over 10 million more then estimated for

Most projects with a cost overrun usually do not go over 10 to 20 percent of the original cost. However this is not the case for the Delmas Viaduct that was inaugurated in August, 2015. According to the candidate for President, Jude Celestin who actually came up with this plan to build the Viaduct, the entire project was estimated at 6 million US dollars.

The actual cost of this project funded by PetroCaribe is 16.5 million US dollars. It was built by the Dominican construction company Estrella. This is close to three times more to original amount it was estimated for.

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Sans Souci Bus set on fire, in Arcahaie and Fonds des Blancs

The transportation company Sans Souci became the latest victim of the protest against the decision of President Michel Martelly to make "Les Arcadins" a commune and to connect it to the Artibonite Department.

After blocking traffic from all sides on the the National number 1 road, Protesters who have been unhappy with this decision, set fire to a bus that belongs to Sans Souci transportation service. In addition, several motorcycles were damaged. One person was reported killed as a result of the incident.

The people protesting argued that this particular rural section of Montrouis has some of the best beaches in the region and to detach this tourist area from their region would be an economic lost.

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Dominican Republic to Suspend all Traffic to Haiti

The Federación Nacional de Transporte Dominicano (National Federation of Transport of Dominican Republic) has suspended all of its traffic to Haiti from Monday, August 3, 2015, due to the absence of security coverage for its drivers and goods by the Haitian authority. On last Saturday, July 25th, around 11:00 pm, 60 trucks belonging to the Association of owners and drivers of Salina were attacked by a mob while carrying gypsum from "Mine de la Lista" (Cabral) to the cement plant Cina, located in the Haitian community of Cabaret (on the road of Gonaïves). A group of violent individuals threw stones and various hard objects that caused heavy damage to the trucks and injured their drivers. The incident occurred inside the cement factory in the presence of the Haitian police who did nothing to prevent the mob damaging the trucks.

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