Experts said that during the month of May COVID-19 would reach its peak in Haiti and the rate of spread of infections and deaths would be catastrophic. Statistic since then have shown us the opposite. COVID-19 infection rates have stayed relatively the low compared to our Neighbors in the Dominican republic. But while Haiti has been able to withstand COVID-19 it hasn’t had much luck dealing with its own problems. Haiti has been in a downward Spiral since last November with constant country lockdowns, pressuring the president to step down. The gourde has gone from 70 gourde to 120 gourde for 1 US dollar in less than a year. Life has become almost twice as expensive, but wages are the same.
The City of Repatriates and Neighboring town Fontaine have completely changed and are now being run by gangs from Cite soleil.
Electricity is another serious issue countrywide, nobodies getting power. We just got power two days ago for the first time in 45 days.
The Mayor’s and Senators terms are over and there will be elections soon, so far the political issues have started again in Croix de Mission and Tabarre.
Schools are making an attempt to open, there starting out with the older kids to see how it works before opening up school for the younger children.