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These 4 Caribbean islands are at risk of civil mayhem

July 10, 2018 at 02:00 pm | Opinion

Farida Dawkins

Farida Dawkins | Staff Writer

July 10, 2018 at 02:00 pm | Opinion

Protesters in Port-au-Prince, Haiti...Armstrong Economics

The residents of Haiti are currently experiencing a crisis. Citizens are demonstrating in the capital, Port-au-Prince against a 50% rise in fuel prices. The increase was initiated by the International Monetary Fund.

Haitians have been protesting in the streets since July 6.  There have been reports of rioting and individuals capitalizing on the mayhem by erecting stop points on roads and demanding money for motorists to pass through.

Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant’s announcement of a cease to the fuel increase has not done enough to quell the anger of the people of Haiti.

This civil unrest comes after the devastating earthquake which occurred on January 12, 2010; the Haitian economy has been on shaky ground ever since.

The aforementioned was the catalyst for the public’s demonstration of displeasure with their government.  Haiti, like many Caribbean nations, is experiencing detrimental challenges that are one occurrence away from displaying public uprisings.

Keep reading to learn about the Caribbean islands that are at risk of civil unrest.

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