Haiti-Dominican Relations: Haitian consumers in Anse-a-Pitres fighting back with the money in their pocket.

Haitian authorities in Anse-a-Pitres, Haiti, refused to open the border with neighboring Pedernales, Dominican Republic, to allow access a bi-national market blocking the flow of Haitian money into Dominican pockets who desperately need it.

Haiti Road Signs - Belle Anse, Grand Gosier, Anse-a-Pitres
Haiti Road Signs - Belle Anse, Grand Gosier, Anse-a-Pitres

Residents, especially business owners in Pedernales, DR, realized how important doing business with Haitians consumers was after the mayor of the Dominican border town decided to shut down the bi-national market following an incident on Dominican side.

It's been at least one month since the border separating Anse-a-Pitres and it's Dominican border town, Pedernales, closed with all Haitians, with money in their pockets on the Haitian side, and Dominicans with goods to sell and no buyers on the Dominican side.

This of course created the worst economic crisis in the history of the Dominican city of Pedernales. After the massive departure of Haitians because of the threats of the Dominicans. Dominican merchants realized they cannot make money without the Haitians.

Also read: Pedernales : The Dominican Republic border town economy relies heavily on Haitian consumers

Go figure... The Haitians continue to survive on their side even without the purchase of Dominican product.

According to news reports, Anse-à-Pitre mayor Harry Bruno refused to allow his compatriots to attend the market on the Dominican side, perhaps in an attempt to protect them.

Pedernales mayor Luis Manuel Féliz Matos and the Dominican merchants in need of these Haitian consumers were not happy Friday.

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Phillip A Manning says...

that city; on the Dominican side; My Name: Phillip A. Manning: I don't blame the Haitians not trading with the Dominicans if they are in fear or threaten.

I wouldn't go either...

I can't hardly wait until I visit both sides and to Africa...

I don't know whether or not i'll go to Jamaica first or not...

Good day! You can write me at: manningphillip [at] hotmail.com or call me at: 910 770

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Siwfache Anbake says...

Femen fontye a net net. Se pou dominiken aprann respekte

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Tepson says...

bravoooo vive haiti vive pou maire anse a pite la kinbe konsa nou dwe gin anpil devan toute peyi dominikin si toute gouvermann haitian te fer consa resper nou tap konte devan le monde palage kinbe ferme la

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Stephen says...

Showing, demonstrating, illustrating the formidable monetary force of the Haitian consumers and buyers, and the impact of the Haitian purchasing power on the economy of the Dominican

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Regine Barjon says...

La charité bien ordonné commence chez soi!
An NOU suspan supporté ekonomi Dominikins! An NOU supporté ekonomi Lakay pito! Li le pou Haïtiens suspan voye $2 Milliards US par an Kay dominikins!

An NOU supporté production Lokal Lakay pa NOU

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Regine Barjon says...

Bravoooo HAITI and the maire de Anse-a-Pitre!
Très fière!
#ProductionLokal avant tout!
An nou kimbe $2 milliards de dollars US lan Lakay! Pour supporter Production local Lakay!
Au lieu de bâtir et contribuer à l'économie Dominicaine, bâtissons et contribuons à la

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Flo says...

I hope Haitians realize they dont need DR at all. They're a lot of places Haitians can buy from. Money is always the way to make the greedy pay or to punish them.

This should be a lesson for our people to learn from. Racism is an easy fix, once you keep your money in your

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