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Haiti Plans Response After Fire Destroys Public Market in Tabarre

Above, from left: Interior Minister Thierry Mayard-Paul and President Michel Martelly (Photo: OP)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

The Haitian government is planning a response to a fire that destroyed the public market in Tabarre, according to the National Palace.

The government has decided to work with the City of Tabarre to help the most vulnerable victims and rebuild the market.

On Monday, President Martelly held a meeting with government officials including Interior Minister Thierry Mayard Paul, Finance Minister Andre Georges Lemercier and Trade Minister Yanick Mezile.

The fire began at the market on the night of Feb. 24.

On Wednesday, the Banque de la République d’Haiti will hold discussions with microfinance institutions to encourage them to advance funds to those debtors affected by the market’s destruction.

President Martelly said the government would take “all necessary steps” to prosecute the punish the perpetrators of the fire.

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