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27/10/2021 11:38:43

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FLASH: 1/3 of Digicel out of service
"I have never seen anything like it in 10 years [...] Today, [Tuesday] we have 430 antennas affected [shut down for lack of fuel] out of 1,500 across the country, which harms several hundred of thousands of customers," declared to AFP Maarten Boute, the CEO of the telephone company Digicel in Haiti. See also : https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-35057-haiti-technology-15-of-digicel-antennas-non-operational.html

Release of Pastor Jean Ferrer Michel
On Monday evening Pastor Jean Ferrer Michel and businessman Norman Wiener were released against ransom after 23 days of kidnapping. https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-34902-haiti-flash-a-pastor-kidnapped-by-fake-police-officers.html

Protest : 2nd day of paralysis in Haiti
Tuesday, Port-au-Prince and the main provincial towns were paralyzed for the 2nd of 3 days of work stoppage and protest against general insecurity and fuel scarcity https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-35087-icihaiti-social-the-capital-paralyzed-by-the-strike-and-the-demonstrations.html . As the day before, stores, banks, schools and universities among others remained closed. Only a few street vendors and rare vehicles and motorcycles were noticed...

Oil terminals still inaccessible
It is still impossible for tankers to get supplies at the Thor and Varreux terminal despite the security commitments announced by the Government. Marc André Dérifons, President of the National Association of Service Station Owners (ANAPROSS) indicates that the companies' truck drivers are ready to go to Varreux, unfortunately the area is still under the control of heavily armed gangs.

Increased border surveillance
The Haitian and Dominican authorities have increased surveillance in the border area of ​​Ouanaminthe / Dajabón due to the fuel shortage, which pushes many Haitians to cross the border in vehicles and motorcycles to go to the various gas stations in Dajabón, fill up with fuel that they sell at a high price on the black market in Haiti.

Nearly 900,000 students have benefited from the school canteen
The National School Canteen Program (PNCS) informs that during the 2020-202 fiscal year, its intervention in concert with all the partners, enabled 857,350 students in 3,367 schools nationwide to benefit from the school canteen.

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