Friday, June 27, 2008

Bad news

Haiti halts gasoline subsidy; prices soar

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Cuts in Haitian gasoline subsidies pushed the price of fuel to $6.14 a gallon on Thursday, further burdening an impoverished people as the government redirected money to other programs.

The 80-cents-per-gallon increase was felt immediately in the struggling country where 80 percent of people live on less than $2 a day.

This above article was all the radio talk shows talked about yesterday. Opinions and nasty remarks were plentiful and usually aimed at President Preval or his government or the upper-class. The news is bad. It is bad for us just as it is for the majority of Haitians. It means higher food prices, higher prices for construction material, higher costs for transportation and generator use. We have cut back and will have to continue cutting back. Please keep us and the poor in your prayers.

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