Here is a picture of the Binational market of Dajabon.
Binational Market Of Dajabon Disrupted By Demonstration In Ouanaminthe
Recently on December 5th, the business in the Binational market at Dajabón in Dominican Republic was severely disrupted when a widespread protest was staged in nearby Ouanaminthe and other Haitian towns. Heated clashes between the police and residents took place. The inhabitants were demanding better services, lower taxes on merchandise, supply of electricity to the homes of Caracol by Caracol Electrification Project and the resignation of President Martelly. In the early hour of the day, some hooded individuals closed the gate on the Haitian border side and started throwing stones and bottles towards the Dominican side. Although, the door was reopened later, but very few buyers and sellers ventured to take risks. The traders from both sides of the border were affected. The big buyers and sellers could not cross the border due to road blocks at the junction of Fort-Liberté and Marfetí.
New Oge Street Produce Market Launch. President Martelly joined Petion-Ville Mayor Brutus to launch Oge Street Fruit and Vegetable Market. It is being held in a new building, funded by the Office of Monetization of Programs of Development Assistance.
The space contains 56 stalls, toilets, and showers, supported by a 10,000-gallon capacity water tank.
Martelly wants the market kept in sanitary condition, and merchants to be vigilant to potential thefts. Cost of the project came in at 18 million gourdes.
Gonaïves' terrain exposes it to flooding, a valley where run-off cascades from surrounding mountains during heavy rains.
Seasonal hurricanes hit coastal Gonaïves, causing flooding and mud slides. Damage usually results in thousands of deaths, and ruination of plant life.
Storm lakes flood roadways, preventing aid-supplies coming from Port-au-Prince. Some flooding is caused by water flowing from a watershed close by.
Weather scientists have been compiling data to find a solution to contain it.
Our visit to Haiti helped us understand the transport challenges facing the peple of Haiti and especially those from Fonds-Verrettes. Fonds-Verretes is 53km from Port-au-Prince along the Haitian border with Dominican Republic. It took us over 2 hours to drive from the capital to the remote village. Even with good performing trucks, we couldn't make over 35 miles per hour. The road is paved for a short distance and the rest is dirty road. The road is narrow and has several dropping cliffs. It is two way traffic and vehicles easily roll down the steep inclines. Like this tap-tap we found which rolled about 20m down a steep cliff.
Here is a picture of Market day in Fond Verrettes
Fond Verrette Schools received global solar ovens to support the feeding program in schools. After arrival in September three Haitians were offered training on how to operate the ovens. The plan is to equip schools to be able to provide pupils with at least one meal a day. The feeding program is led by Pastor Sylvio. The Pastor urged wiling persons to contribute towards the program and have an opportunity to feed a hungry child.
This picture was taken on a Market Day in the town of Beauchamp, Haiti.
market Day is one of the most active in Haiti. This is usually the time when people from the country side come together in a specific place to sell their products. What makes it interesting is that not only they come to sell their products, they also use the money earned to buy what they need for their family for the week. These Market Days are usually taken place once a week.
Market is made popular with many Haitian artists who see it as very colorful. You will see many Haitian painters specialized in this subject
Here is a picture of the border between Haiti and Dominican Republic on a market day. Market Day in Dajabon allows Haitians and Dominicans to buy and sell their products freely. The border betweenHaiti and Dominican Republic is closely monitored however, that does not prevent Haitians from crossing the border on a regular basis in search of job