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Video of Delimart Plaza being looted by demonstrators in Port-au-Prince

Delimart Plaza, Delmas 32, Port-au-Prince, Haiti being looted

Here is an amazing video of Delimart Plaza in Delmas 32, Route de Delmas during the protest over fuel price increase on July 7, 2018. Delimart was founded by Dr. Reginald Boulos in 2000. It is one of the biggest super market chain in Port-au-Prince. The address is Delmas 32, Port-au-Prince, Haiti,

Recently on July 6, 2018, when everybody was enjoying the world cup football quarterfinal matches, the Haitian Commerce and Economic Ministry issued a joint statement announcing an increase of 38%, 47% and 51% price for gasoline, diesel, and kerosene respectively. Major protests erupted on Friday in the country with demonstrators using burning tires and barricades to block major streets across the capital and in the northern city of Cap-Haitien. Dozens of shops were looted and burned. Cars were set ablaze. At least four people were killed.

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International Mango Festival:July 14-15, 2018 - Fairchild Garden, Miami

Experience the largest mango collection in the world, including the diverse mangos of Haiti. Our staggering display offers a beautiful journey through genetic differences within mangos. Learn how mango colors, shapes and aromas differ from region to region.

Enjoy two days of the King of Tropical Fruit. We're offering lectures, cooking demonstrations and tips to keep your mango trees thriving, pick up a trick from local chefs at a cooking demonstration, shop artisan vendors or pick up delicious foods from local vendors, sample refreshing brews perfect for Summer.

The 26th Annual International Mango Festival
- When: Saturday, July 14, 2018 9:30 AM to Sunday, July 15, 2018 4:30 PM

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Taste of the Caribbean - June 22-26, 2018, Hyatt Regency, Miami

Taste of the Caribbean provides a forum for gathering practical information, developing skills, sampling, purchasing, strengthening, established supplier relationships and meeting new vendors, all on hand to help, Taste of the Caribbean will bring innovative and exciting educational sessions for food and beverage professionals that promise to enhance individual skills.

Since 1993, the best chefs and culinary teams unite to learn, demonstrate their skills and provide the general public a scintillating exhibitor of the most savory and detachable treats of the islands. Taste of the Caribbean is the region's premier culinary competition and cultural showcase.

It includes:
- Caribbean National Culinary Team Competition
- Caribbean Culinary Individual Competition
- Caribbean Chef of the Year
- Caribbean Junior Chef of the Year
- Caribbean Bartender of the Year
- Caribbean Pastry Chef of the Year

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Taste of Haiti (Best of Haitian Cuisine) - May 13, 2018 - Miami

Taste a wide range of delectable Haitian cuisine at the Taste of Haiti. Enjoy authentic eats, live music, dancing and more. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. In lieu of admission prices, donations are accepted.

Taste of Haiti brings to the community of South Florida a discovery of Haiti's Culture and flavors primarily through its food and all its cultural components. The festival offers a blend of the best of Haiti's cuisine, music and art.

This festival is free to the public, and in its 4th year has drawn over 5000 people from the Haitian and International communities in South Florida and its surroundings. From 2pm to 10pm, visitors have the opportunity to go around the chosen venue sampling food from various local restaurants, catering companies, bakeries, and chefs, and can enjoy the flavors of Haitian rum, beer, soda and juices at the VIP tent . Taste of Haiti offers a range of activities throughout the day such as cooking demos, a chefs cooking competition, live music, display of Haitian art for purchase

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Wheat fortification recommended for women and children in Haiti

Haiti could prevent the death of approximately 140 women and infants yearly. A recent study conducted by The UC Davis Team found that deaths often caused by neural-tube defects and anemia among women and children could be prevented by just adding some iron and folic acid to the wheat flour during the milling process.

The researchers estimated that it would cost around $5 million to invest in the Wheat fortification project over a period of 12 years. However, the benefits would be o0ver $120 million in benefits over the same period.

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Haiti food shortage made worst by drought caused by El Nino

Drought or the Dry season in Haiti

It has been observed that around 3.6 million people in Haiti are currently struggling to feed themselves. According to the World Food bank, this has been caused by three consecutive years of drought that have affected harvest and raised food prices in Haiti.The water shortage is caused by a weather phenomenon called El Nino. According to observers, the current El Nino has caused widespread crop losses in several countries.

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Ministry of Agriculture bans Fruits and Vegetables from the Dominican Republic

Director General of the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development, Pierre-Guy Lafontant, announced a brief ban on fruits and vegetables coming from the Dominican Republic (DR) has been instituted. The ban is necessary because the Mediterranean Fruit Fly (MFF) had been discovered on farmland adjacent to the DR's Punta Cana airport. Haiti shares a border with the DR on the island of Hispaniola, and contamination could easily happen to imported produce arriving from the DR.

A long list of banned fruits includes many citrus varieties and fruits specific to the tropics such as breadfruit. The ban also extends to vegetables: tomato, eggplant, sweet and hot pepper, cucumber and other vegetables of the same class.

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Haitian Street Food or Chin Janbe, it's quite an experience

Haiti Rice As Main Haitian Food

If you have been to Haiti but never eat in the street, you have not discovered Haiti yet. What I mean is that you go over to a Street food vandor, also called Chin Janbe, and you get yourself a a nice plate of food. Being able to be in Haiti and have the freedom to explore Haiti's street food scene is priceless. Discover favorite local dishes like Pwason (fish), Dire Kole ak Pwa (rice and red beans), and Sos Kreyol (creole sauce). How about a nice Griot with Pikliz. I don't know what it is; however, these food cooked in the street usually taste a lot better than what I eat at home.

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Dominicans Sending Tainted Flour to Haiti

Mysterious contaminated wheat flour from Dominican Republic. The ministers of trade and industry, public health, and agriculture issued a statement regarding imported flour sent by the Dominican Republic to Haiti. Their concern focuses on the very high levels of potassium bromate and azodicarbonamide that have been detected, injurious to humans. The ministries took immediate action, ordering the wheat flour supply off the market. It is deemed not acceptable for human consumption by sanitary and phytosanitary standards by the World Trade Organization (WTO) regulators. Further importations of the contaminated wheat flour will be subject to quarantine, until it is determined the shipment is in compliance with WTO regulatory standards.

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Law Project On Consumer Protection And Quality Control Of Food In Haiti

On Friday, March 13 2015, the Department of Quality Control and Consumer Protection (DCQPC) under the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MCI) celebrated 'the World Consumer Rights Day' with a series of conferences and debates aimed at raising awareness of the issues related to the need of healthy diets. During the occasion, Hervé Day, the Minister of Trade and Industry (MCI) delivered a speech mentioning the role and action of his Ministry for securing and protecting the legal rights of the consumers in the country. To guarantee quality food in correct measures to the consumers, the Haitian Bureau of Standards and Metrology has made several plans and for approval, the same have been submitted to the parliament. MCI would keep constant vigil on the distribution of consumer products to ensure compliance with the requirements for the labeling of prepackaged products and hygienic conditions. On May 23, 2012, President Martelly inaugurated a new sewage plant in Titanyen for supplying quality treated water to the people of Port-au-Prince and its surroundings. For the last two years, MCI with supports from DCQPC, has established 10 departmental federations of associations for consumers so that from a close proximity, they can monitor the standard and quality of goods and services offered. Further, they are raising the awareness among the consumers about the improved and effective patterns of consumption, considering the protection of the environment and social justice.

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