Traders want Haitian-Dominican market to go ahead despite tension
Dajabón.- Dominican and Haitian traders are hoping to hold the usual Friday bi-national market on this part of the border between the two countries.
Haitian traders and union leaders have threatened to block the bi-national market this Friday to demand that Dominican transporters allow two containers or trucks laden with merchandise that they bought in Panama and Suriname to cross into Haiti. They have not been able to enter due to the ongoing 25-day strike by Dominican truckers, who are demanding that the Haitian and Dominican authorities provide guarantees for truck drivers going into Haiti as well as for the vehicles and the merchandise they are carrying.
On Wednesday, the Haitian government increased it spolice presence on the border bridge. Yesterday, Haitian Communications Minister Francois Rothschild announced on several local radio stations in Cap-Haitien, Fort Liberté and Ouanaminthe/Juana Méndez that this measure was taken to protect the safety of the Haitians as well as the Dominicans who cross the border on market days and all other times.
August 28, 2015
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