With the aim of offering innovative payment solutions to its customers, Société Générale de Banque (SOGEBANK) launched its international debit card on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. According to officials, this card allows transactions on all POS terminals and ATMs both in Haiti and abroad, offering a range of benefits including global acceptance at all Visa partners, enhanced security, contactless payments, and receipt of transfers.
Between October 2021 and September 2022, the number of credits granted through the Haitian financial system was around 185,887, totaling 348,719,339,699.
Dozens of water pumping systems powered by photovoltaic solar systems, inaugurated about three years ago, are already dysfunctional. These systems serve several hundred people and are at a standstill due to breakdowns, with repair costs estimated at less than 300,000 Haitian gourdes.
The Les Cayes port, located on Quai Street, has been highly dysfunctional since the late 1980s, reduced to a weathered concrete structure with occasional use as a pier serving coastal communities in the South. Explanations regarding the closure of this public facility are not widely known. A meeting with the director-general of the APN provided the official version of the closure of this once-thriving commercial port.
The presidents of various Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Haiti (CCIH) gathered at the premises of the Southern Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI-SUD) from January 19 to 21, 2024, for the first annual retreat of the CCIH.
Although it has been finalized some three years ago, the Port International du Sud, located in the bay of Saint-Louis du Sud, is still awaiting its operating permit from the relevant authorities. Unlike the officials of this private port, the authorities continue to believe that this port facility does not yet meet all the required conditions to deserve an operating permit. To shed light on this situation, Le Nouvelliste interviewed leaders of the National Port Authority (APN), including Director-General Jocelin Villier, who explained the status of this Southern port facility.
Ouanaminthe, a border town usually bustling during the day with commercial, educational, and public transportation activities, as well as the resourcefulness of Haitians seen throughout the town, hums like an anthill from the early hours of sunrise. Despite the political unrest sweeping through the city (as in many parts of the country), it remains a lively hub of activities.
Following the publication titled "Economic Accounts in 2023," for the enlightenment of its readers, especially the general public, the Haitian Institute of Statistics and Informatics (IHSI) deems it appropriate to provide some clarifications on the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as a macroeconomic aggregate and in National Accounting, used worldwide to measure a country's economic performance.
Five germplasm and plant propagation centers were inaugurated under President Jovenel Moïse, including the one at Grand Pré, Quartier Morin in the Nord region. More than two years after the center's inauguration, mature seedlings destined for planting are still lying around. It's a mess that the center's managers can't get to grips with.
How to redirect diaspora transfers towards production? To this question discussed during the third episode of this year's series of "Les Grands rendez-vous économiques" broadcasted on Radio Télé Métropole and online, Pierre-Marie Boisson's response is: no.