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GOP Congressman: Haiti is "sheet metal and garbage"

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, In : Haiti Breaking News 


The attacks on Haiti by prominent american politicians do not seem to end. GOP Congressman Matt Gaetz of Florida, speaking to Chris Hayes on the TV channel MSNBC, Tuesday night, defended President Donald Trump reported "shit hole" remark to qualify Haiti, a country whose conditions are so "deplorable" and "disgusting" the congressman says, that the whole country was basically "sheet metal and garbage"


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Breaking News: Haitian Police arrest four people who allegedly murdered Father Joseph Simoly

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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Haiti’s Police announced Monday that the perpetrators of father Joseph Simoly assassination were apprehended.

Speaking at a press conference, the Deputy Spokesman of the National Police of Haiti (PNH), Gary Desrosiers informed the public that four individuals were apprehended during a police operation with collaboration of the public. Two motorcycles and a handgun were seized as part of the sting operation.

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Breaking News: Haiti to unseal files pertaining to former dictator, Jean Claude Duvalier, laundering money through Trump Tower during his time in power

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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Haitian officials on Monday evening held an emergency high court session which resulted in an agreement to unseal and publicly released documents relating to Jean-Claude Duvalier's indictments for money laundering  through Trump tower, during his brutal 15 years dictatorship.
The decision of the Haitian government to release these documents sealed for three decades is of course out of spite. It...

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Breaking News: Haitian government summons US Charge d'Affaires to clarify Donald Trump's comment

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Friday, January 12, 2018, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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"On behalf of the government, I formally condemn the words of the American president,"
Paul Altidor, Haiti's ambassador to Washington, said on Thursday, January 11, a few hours after the Washington Post reported on the report. non-denial of Donald Trump calling Haiti a "shit hole", a country whose arrival in the United States should be limited. Ambassador Paul Altidor told the paper that "the Chancery has summoned the US Charge d'Affaires to clarify what has been said."

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Breaking News: The United Nations condemns "racist", "shocking and shameful comments from the president of the United States referring to Haiti and Africa as "shit holes"

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, January 12, 2018, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) described Friday as "racist" alleged statements by US President Donald Trump, who said that immigrants from Africa and Haiti came from "shit holes"

Trump questioned on Thursday why the United States would like to receive immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as "shit hole countries," according to two sources familiar with White House comments.

"These are shocking and shameful comments from the pre...

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#SHAME ON TRUMP! Former Haitian Prime minister, Laurent Lamothe responds to Trump's "shit holes" comments

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, January 12, 2018, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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Former Haitian Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe, took to twitter Thursday night to condemn the American President Donald Trump, who allegedly referred to countries such as Haiti, El Salvador and other African nations as "Shit holes"


"SHAME ON TRUMP! The world is witnessing a new low today with this #ShitholeNations remark! totally unacceptable! uncalled for moreover it shows a lack a respect and IGNORANCE never seen before in the recent history of the US by any President! Enough is enough!!" M ...
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Breaking News: Haitian government officially summons US officials in Haiti over Trump remarks of "shit holes" to refer to Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, January 12, 2018, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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The Haitian government "vehemently condemn" the recent comment of American President Donald Trump, referring to countries such as El Salvador, Haiti and other African nations as "shit holes" during a meeting Thursday with lawmakers.

Haiti’s US Ambassador, Paul Altidor, confirms that Haiti’s government has formerly summoned the American representative in Haiti to explain Trump’s comments to Haiti’s officials.  “Haitians fought along US soldiers in the revolutionary war and we continue...

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Breaking News: GOP Utah Rep. Haitian American Mia Love, asks Trump to apologize for shithole comment regarding Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, January 12, 2018, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah), the daughter of Haitian immigrants and the first black female Republican elected to Congress, slammed President Trump's vulgar description of Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries as "divisive" and "elitist."

Trump called the nations "shit holes" during a meeting Thursday with lawmakers, and in a statement, Love said his comments were "unkind" and "fly in the face of our nation's values. This behavior is unacceptable from the leader of our nation." Love said her par...

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Breaking News: Trump referred to Haiti as "shit hole country" during meeting this Thursday morning

Posted by WashingtonPost on Thursday, January 11, 2018, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they floated restoring protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, according to two people briefed on the meeting.

“Why are we having all these people from shit hole countries come here?” Trump said, according to these people, referring to African countries and Haiti. He then suggested that the United States should instead bring more people ...

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Breaking News: Gay Marriage has become legal in Haiti after ruling of Inter-American Human Rights Court requiring every country under its Jurisdiction to do so

Posted by with BBC on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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By a simple ruling of the Inter-American Human Rights Court, today gay marriage has become legal in many Latin American countries who are under Its jurisdiction.



The court's rulings legally apply to countries which have signed the American Convention on Human Rights, meaning are under Its jurisdiction.

Some of the signatories already recognise same-sex marriages while others recognise same-sex civil unions.

But others, such as Bolivia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Honduras, Paraguay and Peru...

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Breaking News: Rescue operation underway in Haiti's Northeastern department after sinking of boat carrying lots of passengers

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, January 6, 2018, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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Haiti's Civil Protection agency during a press conference, has just announced that authorities have initiated a rescue operation after the sinking of a boat in the northeastern city of Caracol, which was carrying a large number of passengers coming from Plaine du Nord.


The Maritime and Navigation Service of Haiti (SEMANAH) earlier this week issued a notice that due to weather conditions, all cabotage and pleasure activities on the entire North Coast are prohibited until further notice.

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Breaking News: Four people died and two seriously injured after gas truck's explosion in northern Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, January 6, 2018, In : Haiti Breaking News 


Four people died and two were seriously injured after the explosion of a truck loaded with fuel last night in the city of Archaie, north of the Haitian capital, informed this Saturday, January 6, Haiti's Civil Protection agency.

The two killed are the driver of the truck and his co passenger, while the injured were in the street at the time of the explosion, according to Civil Protection, which has not yet identified the victims nor the caused of the explosion.

The accident occurred amid the sh...

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Breaking News: Donald Trump said Haitian immigrants " all have AIDS"

Posted by CNN on Saturday, December 23, 2017, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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The White House strongly pushed back on a report that President Donald Trump spoke about immigrants in a dismissive and demeaning fashion during a June meeting with top administration officials.

The denial came in response to explosive reporting from the New York Times, which wrote that, according to two unnamed officials, Trump said during a meeting in June that people coming from Haiti "all have AIDS," that recent Nigerian immigrants would never "go back to their huts" in Africa and that Afg...

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Breaking News: 9 People from Haiti and the Dominican Republic have died from alcohol poisoning after consuming famous Haitian moonshine, Kleren

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, December 22, 2017, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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Five people died in Pedro Santana, Elías Piña, and four others in Haiti because of the consumption of Kleren, a homemade, moonshine type of alcoholic beverage. Four more are  in serious conditios in the hospital of San Juan de la Maguana.

The deceased in the country are Andrés del Rosario Alcántara (Tano), his son Adrián Alexis del Rosario Sánchez (Guaño), Juliana Contreras (Gula), Porfirio Javier Santos (Losen), and Eugenio Jiménez, 72 years old.

The other seriously injured are Manuel ...

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Breaking News: Haitian Senator-elect Guy Philippe, sentenced to 9 years in US Federal prison for money laundering

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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Haitian Senator-elect Guy Phillipe,  who was arrested in February by Haitian Police and extradited to the United States for drug trafficking and money laundering three days before he was due to officially be sworn in, was sentenced earlier today to nine years in federal prison for money laundering, after reaching an agreement with american justice officials that prevented him from being sentenced to drug trafficking.

US Federal District Judge Cecilia Altonaga sentenced the ex rebel turned poli...

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Breaking News: Driver of Haitian President committed suicide

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, May 4, 2017, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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One of the main drivers of the Haitian President's motorcade, Livingston Odnya was found dead in his private residence in the district of Tabarre, from what appears to be a self inflicted gunshot in the head.

Police and judiciary authorities are on the scene documenting the death and talking to the relatives of Odnya, who said that he suffered from depression and had skipped work a number of times lately.




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Breaking News: The motorcade of Haiti's Prime Minister struck two teenage boys in Les Cayes, killing one

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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A motorcade carrying Haiti's prime minister Jack Guy Lafontant, to the southern city of Les Cayes on Monday, struck two teenage boys, killing one them. The Prime minister was traveling to the third largest city of the country, to personally witness devastation left by recent torrential rains.

Serge Daniel, a government official who was traveling in Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant's motorcade, said one of the vehicles accidentally struck two adolescents who darted into the road on a motorbike...

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Haitian Senator-elect, Guy Philippe, to plead guilty on drug trafficking and money laundering charges

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, April 22, 2017, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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Haitian Senator-elect Guy Philippe who was arrested earlier this year and extradited to the United States on a number of drug trafficking and money laundering charges, is expected to plead guilty, court documents show.

Philippe's whose trial is scheduled to start May 1, before his extradition was for over a decade the subject of an international arrest warrant by the US Drug Enforcement Agency.

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Haitian Police dismissed claims of “assassination attempt” on former President Jean Bertrand Aristide

Posted by Associated Press on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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Haitian police on Tuesday rejected claims by ex-President Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s lawyers and associates that the twice-elected, twice-ousted former leader was the target of an assassination attempt.

Shots were fired at the former president’s motorcade Monday as it passed through an intersection in downtown Port-au-Prince. Aristide ally Yvon Feuille and lawyers have described the incident as an “assassination attempt” and allege the shooters were police.

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Breaking News: Former Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide, survives assassination attempt

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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Former Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide was the subject of an assassination attempt earlier this evening, following gunshots attack of his caravan, as the former president was leaving a courthouse, a few kilometers away from the National Palace.

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Aristide was unhurt, but one of his security personnels was wounded, as well as one of the hundreds of supporters that were following his caravan, wh...

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Breaking News: Haitian Senate passes resolution "strongly condemning" extradition of Guy Philippe to the United States

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, March 17, 2017, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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The Haitian Senate has approved a resolution strongly condemning the arrest and extradition of Guy Philippe to the United States in January on drug trafficking charges.

Breaking News: Haitian Senator-elect Guy Phillipe, wanted by the DEA, arrested


At least 19 of the 24 senators voted on the resolution during a sitting earlier this week that also demanded the return of Philippe “and all those who are illegally detained in the United States under the agreement of 17 October 1997”.

Philippe, 48...

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Haitians said emotional farewell to former President, Rene Preval

Posted by NBC on Monday, March 13, 2017, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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Thousands of Haitians gathered on Saturday to say an emotional final farewell to former President René Préval, 74, the country’s first democratically elected leader to peacefully transfer power to his successors.

In two hours of religious and civil ceremonies, bishops and family members remembered the soft-spoken former agronomist as a man of simplicity who held the country’s farmers in high regard.

“Many people have said that my father did not like to speak too much. In effect, that is...

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Body of former Haitian President, Rene Preval, displayed for the public on eve of State Funeral

Posted by AFP on Saturday, March 11, 2017, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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Hundreds of Haitians, from the president to ordinary citizens, paid their respects Friday to late former leader Rene Preval, a champion of the poor, on the eve of his state funeral.

Preval, who served two terms as the country's president, died on March 3 at age 74. His sister told local media that he had suffered a heart attack

With a reputation as an honest and efficient administrator, Preval served as president of Haiti -- the poorest country in the Western hemisphere with a long history of p...

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Haiti to organize State Funeral for former President Rene Preval.

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, March 6, 2017, In : Haiti Breaking News 


Former Haitian President René Preval, who died on Friday at the age of 74 after a cardiovascular accident, will be honored at a state funeral, reported Chimene Sylvestre, the former president's communications director.

The remains of the former head of state between 1996 and 2001 and from 2006 to 2011 will be exhibited on Friday in the Museum of the Haitian National Pantheon, in the large square of Champ de Mars, a few meters away from where the presidential palace , was destroyed by the Janu...

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Haiti declares six days of National Mourning over the death of former President, Rene Preval

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, March 6, 2017, In : Haiti Breaking News 


Haitian President Jovenel Moise decreed six days of national mourning in memory of the beloved former President  Rene Garcia Preval, who passed away March 3rd, at his home in Laboule at the age of 74, following a heart attack.

The six days begin March 6 and end on Saturday 11, the day of the State Funeral of Rene Preval, a man whom according to President Jovenel Moise, has marked the political history of Haiti during the last 30 years.

During this time of National Mourning, the flag of Haiti wi...
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Breaking News: Former Haitian President, Rene Preval, dead at 74

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, March 3, 2017, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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Former Haitian President, Rene Garcia Preval has passed away earlier today at the age of 74, confirmed his wife, Elizabeth Delatour Preval.

The Miami Herald reported that Preval died in his home in Laboule, away from his wife who is traveling abroad.


Preval was one of the most beloved President of Haiti. Twice elected and remains the only Haitian president to have served two complete mandate without being killed or forced into exile. (1996-2001 and 2006-2011 )

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Haiti's President, Jovenel Moise, laid out hopeful vision for his country in inaugural speech

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, In : Haiti Breaking News 



Haitian President Jovenel Moise, during his inaugural speech yesterday made many promises to the Haitian people, among them to work hard to meet their numerous expectations. 


Moise said that he is aware of the many challenges that Haiti faces, but he believes that if he everyone work together and change their "mentalities" Haiti will accomplish great success.


"Using the land, the rivers, the sun and the people to develop our country." Moise, with passion reiterated the development of agricu...


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Breaking News: Jovenel Moise sworn in as 58th President of Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, In : Haiti Breaking News 


Jovenel Moise has officially been sworn in as the 58th President of Haiti after a breathless electoral process that started October 2015.

Earlier today, Moise took the oath of office, next to his wife, Martine Etienne, in front of the Haitian Parliament, and the presence of many foreign dignitaries from countries such as the United States, Canada, France, Taiwan and Venezuela, including Presidents of the Dominican Republic, Guyana, Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago.

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Breaking News: Guy Philippe pleads not guilty in US Federal court

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, January 13, 2017, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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Haitian Senator-elect Guy Philippe, whom last week was arrested and extradited to the United States on a number of drug trafficking and money laundering charges, pleaded not guilty this morning in a Miami Federal Court House.

Many people showed up at the brief hearing, in support of the man charged with three counts of conspiracy to smuggle cocaine into the US as well as money laundering.

His supporters say that the arrest of the former rebel, who successfully overthrew the democratically elect...

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Breaking News: US Attorney's Office unsealed indictment against Haitian Senator-elect Guy Phillipe

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, January 7, 2017, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Adolphus P. Wright, Special Agent in Charge, United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Miami Field Division, and Kelly R. Jackson, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), Miami Field Office announced that the indictment against Guy Philippe, 48, of Haiti, was unseale...

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Breaking News: Haitian Senator-elect Guy Phillipe, wanted by the DEA, arrested

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, January 5, 2017, In : Haiti Breaking News 


Haitian Senator-elect Guy Phillipe, who is weighing an arrest warrant from the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), was arrested today by agents of the Haitian National Police as he left a radio station in the capital's Petionville area.

The police officers who arrested him did not give details of the operation that took the former military leader by surprise.

Phillipe, an ex-colonel of the dismantled Army and who became police chief of the country, was accompanied by his securi...

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Breaking News: 170 prisoners escaped from prison in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, October 23, 2016, In : Haiti Breaking News 



More than 170 inmates have escaped from prison in Arcahaie, a city in northern Haiti about 30 miles from the Capital Port-au-Prince.
A guard and an inmate were killed during the fire exchange. Police also confirms that 5 riffles were stolen.

"Three prisoner were wounded, including one who died as a consequence of his wounds."  said Justice Minister Camille Edouard Junior to reporters.

Authorities have begun a manhunt for the fugitives with the help of UN peacekeepers stationed in the country.

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Breaking News: Small plane from Haiti with US and Canadian citizens crashed in Dominican Republic

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, In : Haiti Breaking News 
A small plane that took from Haiti last night, with three people on board has crashed off the northern coast of the Dominican republic.

According to the Dominican Civil Aviation Authority, the people on board included an American and two Canadians. 

A statement from the aviation authority issued Tuesday said the plane took off from Port-au-Prince on Monday and was headed to the Dominican Republic coastal town of Puerto Plata. The Air Force of the Dominican Republic had located wreckage from the...

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Breaking News: Delayed presidential election in Haiti will take place November 20

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, October 14, 2016, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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Haitian electoral officials have just announced that the first round presidential election that was suppose to initially take place October 9th, but delayed in the wake of the devastation of hurricane Matthew, will finally take place November 20.

Last week, the powerful category 4 Hurricane Matthew lashed out winds at 145 mph and dumped some 3 feet of rain causing the death of nearly 1.000 people and the displacement of another 350.000; forcing the president of the Provisional Electoral Counc...

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Haiti Breaking News: Former president Aristide fainted on stage at rally

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, September 17, 2016, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide fainted on stage at an election rally on Friday, September 16, after his blood sugar dropped to unsafe levels, but he is now doing fine, according to a party official.

Aristide, Haiti's first ever democratically elected president after the end of the Duvaliers 30-year dictatorship, was attending a rally for his Fanmi Lavalas party's presidential candidate, Maryse Narcisse, in the northern port town of Cap Haitien when he collapsed.

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Haiti Breaking News: 117 automatic weapons, 30.000 bullets from Miami, seized in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, September 10, 2016, In : Haiti Breaking News 




Just a month before the first round of presidential elections, on Thursday, the Haitian National Police announced the seizure of a large illegal shipment of weapons, ammunitions and military equipments in the port of Saint Marc in the Northwest Department.

Some 117 guns of many sizes, 116 boxes of ammunitions or 30,000 cartridges, 15 handcuffs, military uniforms, boots, cell phone chargers and other gears in a truck from Miami.


An investigation was immediately launched by the Secretary of State...

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Haiti Breaking News: Arrest warrant issued against former President Rene Preval

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, August 11, 2016, In : Haiti Breaking News 



Former Haitian president, René Préval, is within the scope of an arrest warrant issued yesterday by Judge Al Duniel Dimanche. The magistrate investigating corruption charges against Sandro Joseph, is unhappy with the refusal of the former president to respond to an invitation.

Besides the former president Preval, other high ranking former and current officials such senators Andris Riche and Jacques Sauveur Jean and the Minister of Education Jean Beauvoir Dorsonne are also involved in the cri...

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Breaking News: Haiti's Parliament ends interim President's mandate

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, In : Haiti Breaking News 





The Office of the National Assembly presided by the honorables Cholzer Chancy, President of the Chamber of Deputies and Ronald Lareche Vice president of the Senate of the Republic, informs the entire nation that on this June 14 2016 brings the end of the 120 days mandate of the interim President of the Republic, it made the observation.

In consequence, conscious of Its responsabilities as co-depository of national sovereignty and in accordance with the prescriptions of Article 7 of the accord ...

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Haiti Breaking News: Famous Le Cubano hotel in Petion-Ville completely destroyed by fire

Posted by AFP on Monday, April 4, 2016, In : Haiti Breaking News 




A fire completely destroyed Monday morning, the Cubano, renamed The Parrot in 2012, one of the oldest hotels and restaurants in Petionville, an institution of nightlife this town in the metropolitan area of ​​Port-au-Prince.

No injuries to deplore however among the ten people who were present in the building when the fire broke out, told AFP Miguel Richard, a friend of the Manager present in the building at the time.

It only remains that the walls of the hotel-restaurant, located in the hea...

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Breaking News: Tanker tuck explosion killed 7 in Hinche, Haiti

Posted by AFP on Friday, March 18, 2016, In : Haiti Breaking News 
A tanker truck explosion killed at least seven people and seriously injured about 30 others on Thursday in Haiti.

The incident took place in Hinche, a town located about 110 kilometres northeast of Port-au-Prince.

A witness told AFP that the tanker truck hit a wall, spilling gasoline. The truck was getting in place to unload at a Total service station. The flammable liquid spread, catching alight when it reached vendors cooking food on outdoor grills, according to Times Live reports.

“I saw pe...

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Breaking News: Fritz Alphonse Jean, designated as Prime Minister

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, February 26, 2016, In : Haiti Breaking News 



Interim President of Haiti Jocelerme Privert announced the appointment of his new government Prime Minister: Jean Fritz Alphonse; economist and former head of the National Bank of Haiti.


The new prime minister was chosen some 12 days after the interim President was elected by parliament with a 120 days mandate to complete the electoral process.

It is expected that the new prime minister will soon benefit from a parliamentary confidence vote.

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Breaking News: Former Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, candidate to the Haitian presidency

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, In : Haiti Breaking News 



The list of presidential candidates published by the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) the body responsible for the organisation of elections in Haiti; shows the name of former Prime Minister Laurent Salvador Lamothe 
as a candidate under the banner of the Peasant Platform (Platfòm Peyizan) ending months of speculations regarding his ambitions to the highest office of Haiti.

Laurent Lamothe, before getting into Haitian politics, was a well known successful businessman; the co-founder and CEO...

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Breaking News: Sophia Martelly's Candidacy rejected

Posted by Miami Herald on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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Haitian first lady Sophia Martelly’s hopes of a political career in Haiti’s Senate may have been dashed.

Several sources including a local Port-au-Prince radio program, known for breaking scoops, said late Tuesday that the National Bureau of Electoral Disputes (BCEN) has rejected her candidacy.

Richardson Dumel, the spokesman for Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), told the Miami Herald that “a decision hasn’t been announced yet.”

Martelly filed last month to run for the Hai...

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Breaking News: French President François Hollande says that France will fulfill its debt to Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, May 11, 2015, In : Haiti Breaking News 


When I come in Haiti [Tuesday, 12 May], I will discharge my turn the debt we have. "This statement made by François Hollande, Sunday, May 10, at Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe), during his speech inauguration of the Memorial dedicated to slavery act was greeted with standing ovations and immediately aroused many hopes. But they may be disappointed.

A 211 years old "ransom of independence" of 17 billion euros

Haiti took its independence from France in 1804, after 14 years of battles between the sl...

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Breaking News: First Lady Sophia Martelly announced her candidacy to the Haitian Senate

Posted by Miami Herald on Thursday, April 23, 2015, In : Haiti Breaking News 



Haiti’s First Lady Sophia Martelly filed Thursday to run for a Senate seat representing the West department, which encompasses the capital of Port-au-Prince.

“What you suspected, it is so,” Martelly tweeted with a photo of her holding up her registration document.

Whether Martelly would seek a Senate seat in the Aug. 9 legislative elections or attempt to replace her husband, Michel Martelly, in the Oct. 25 presidential balloting has been a subject of much speculation among Haiti watchers....

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Breaking News: 19 dead in small boat sinking in northern Haiti

Posted by Darbouze Figaro on Friday, April 10, 2015, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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At least 19 people died in the evening of Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in the sinking of a small boat in the area of "Bac Bridge" between the common Borgne and Port Margot in the north of Haiti.

The small boat which was carrying 50 people trying to reach the small island of the Turks and Caicos illegally, according to survivors, hit a reef before sinking.

Twelve people who survived the sinking were rescued by fishermen and other members of the population. The research was ongoing throughout the da...

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Torrential rains leave 6 dead and 800 families affected.

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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Recent torrential rains that lashed the country have killed six people and affected more than 8000 families in the metropolitan area of ​​Port-au-Prince, according to the assessment made by Nadia Lochard, head of Civil Protection  for the West Department

The town of Delmas recorded three dead, including a girl of 24 years who died from the fall of a wall of the old ruined church "On the Rock", located in Delmas 31, next to her home, informed Nadia Lochard.

Two children aged 7 and 3 years ol...

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Breaking News: Major fire ravaging Haiti's pines forest

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, In : Haiti Breaking News 



 Residents of Fonds-Verrettes are alerting authorities about a fire evolving for several weeks in the Pine Forest (West), according to testimony gathered by the agency AlterPresse online.

"Since the end of February 2015, the smoke clouds are observed in the forest. But by the end of March, these small brush fires have evolved into raging flames destroying several acres of pines. Haitian authorities are not doing anything to stop this phenomenon, since they do not have the resources .

"These fir...

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Breaking News: 8 Haitians died in horrible car accident in Florida

Posted by USA Today on Monday, March 30, 2015, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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Shocked members of a Florida church gathered Monday to mourn the loss of eight people who died hours earlier when their church van crashed in rural Southwest Florida.

Ten other people were injured in the crash of the van, from the Independent Haitian Assembly of God church in Fort Pierce.

"This is very sad — a tragedy," Philippe Dorce, who said his father-in-law and a cousin died in the crash, told the Palm Beach Post.

Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Greg Bueno said the van ran through a ...

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Breaking News: Haitian justice ask United States for the extradition of former Senator, in connection to the murder of Jean Dominique

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, March 30, 2015, In : Haiti Breaking News 



Former Senator of the Department of West Mirlande Liberus who now lives in Florida, is the subject of an arrest warrant issued by the Haitian justice against her in connection with the murder investigation of journalist Jean Dominique.

According to information the warrant is issued this Friday against Myrlande Liberus Pavert following an order that is made to the Minister of Justice and Public Security Pierre Richard Casimir dated March 27, 2015, asking the United States government  to proceed...

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Breaking News: President sign electoral decree for the organisation of overdue elections

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, In : Haiti Breaking News 


The electoral decree was passed Monday by the Executive to the National Press for publication in the official newspaper Le Moniteur, the prospect of new elections announced for this year.

The spokesman of the Presidency Lucien Jurat who made the announcement, said the text was signed on Monday by the Government Council.

Meanwhile, the National Identification Office (ONI) states that it is working together with the CEP (Provisional Electoral Council) to the purification of the electoral list.

Its...

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Breaking News: Dominican Republic's embassy in Haiti attacked by protesters

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, February 26, 2015, In : Haiti Breaking News 


On the night of Wednesday February 25th, after a peaceful march by numerous human rights organisations for Haitian migrants across the border, the embassy of the Dominican Republic in Port-au-Prince has been attacked by a group of individuals, throwing rocks, while a few others climbed the walls of the embassy's compound and took down the Dominican flag and then raised the Haitian flag instead.

The rift between the two nations that share the Island of Hispaniola continues to widen year after y...

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Haiti holds National Funeral for 16 victims of the carnival accident, in Champ de Mars

Posted by Sydney Noel on Saturday, February 21, 2015, In : Haiti Breaking News 


Funeral for the 16 ultimate victims at Haiti's second day carnival celebrations, are being held today, Sunday February 21, at the Champ de Mars; the location of where the carnival was being held and the accident happened.

16 coffins  aligned next to one another are draped with the Haitian Flag and many flowers are deposited in front of them, the funeral hasn't commenced yet, but already lots of people have shown up to pay their respect to the victims of that terrible tragedy.

There were few rum...

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Silence march held in memory of Haiti's carnival accident victims

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, In : Haiti Breaking News 



 A white parade was held today at the Champs de Mars in memory of the victims of the accident on the second day of the national carnival. The President of the Republic Michel Martelly, the Prime Minister Evans and other members of the government marched in silence on the course of the carnival.

Several thousand people were also present at the parade instead of the traditional sound show, a sign of respect to the victims of the accident on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

The Head of State took the o...

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Breaking News: Haitian government cancels last day of carnival celebration and announces national mourning and funeral for electrocuted victims

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, In : Haiti Breaking News 
The Haitian government has announced the cancellation of the third and what would have been the last day of Haiti's carnival celebration after the horrible accident yesterday which had left 16 people dead  and another 78 gravely injured, after one of the musical floats hit a high voltage electrical cable. 

The Haitian government, during a press conference said that all carnival activities were cancelled and that a silence march will be held instead today at 5PM at the champ de mars, where the ...

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Breaking News: At least 20 electrocuted and 40 seriously injured during Haiti's second day carnival

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, In : Haiti Breaking News 


A horrible accident during the second day of the national carnival in Haiti has left at least 20 dead and over 40 seriously injured.

One of the musical floats hit a high voltage electrical cord, near the MUPANAH museum.
15 of the victims died instantly, the others died at the Haiti's State University Hospital which is also caring for the 40 critically injure.

The lead singer of the popular creole rap group Barikad Crew known by his stage name Fantom is in critical conditions, witness says that h...

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Breaking News: Haiti's Provisionary Electoral Council set definitive dates for the organisations of overdue elections

Posted by Le Nouvelliste on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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The Provisional Electoral Council has unveiled Tuesday a new electoral calendar. Under this timetable, the legislative elections should be held in July 2015 and the presidential in October. With the second round of presidential elections, municipal and local elections scheduled for January 2016, the new Electoral Council affirms its determination to renew the entire political staff by February 2016.

No more suspense. There will be two elections in 2015. The elections are set in July...

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Breaking News: Jacmel's Court orders Haiti's National Police to pay 400.000 gourdes in damages to journalist.

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, February 7, 2015, In : Haiti Breaking News 



The civil court has sentenced Jacmel Haiti National Police (PNH) to pay 400,000 gourdes to the plaintiff as damages in the case between the journalist Jeremiah Gerdy two policemen Alex Céus alias Arly and Daniel Erickson John, who had brutally assaulted her.

Whereas since January, the verdict was rendered, this Thursday, February 5, 2015, by Monique Jean, the judge in the civil court office in Jacmel in the absence of both police and the civil party learns AlterPresse.

In November 2014, the pl...

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Breaking News: Residence of Haiti's ambassador in the Dominican Republic robbed

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, February 6, 2015, In : Haiti Breaking News 


The house of the Haitian Ambassador in Santo Domingo, Fritz Cinéas, was robbed Thursday in mid-day by five individuals who wore the uniform of a well-known power company, reports the Dominican newspaper El Caribe.

Burglars arrived in a vehicle bearing the insignia of the company and entered the home of the diplomat, pretending to be sent to do electrical maintenance. They stole an undetermined amount of money, valuables and important documents, the newspaper said.

Ambassador Fritz Cinéas was ...

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Breaking News: Fatal car accident in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, January 5, 2015, In : Haiti Breaking News 




A horrible car accident happened in the Cerca Cavajal region in Haiti's central department on the night of Sunday January 4th, which has left two people from the same family dead and two children seriously injured, according to Haitian Police investigator Gedony Belizaire.
A Toyota 4 Runner with plate numbers AA83115, which was going at a very high speed, suddenly came crashing on a small house were 5 people were sleeping, leaving two dead instantly. Frederick Jean aged 61 and his wife Philom...

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Breaking News: Political agreement reached in Haiti, crisis likely to be averted

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, December 30, 2014, In : Haiti Breaking News 



Haiti's President Michel Martelly and the country's two houses of Parliament have reached an agreement late Monday, in efforts to avoid the worsening of the political crisis over elections, which has sparked massive protest across Haiti.

This agreement will open the way for the ratification of a new head of government to replace the interim Prime Minister, Florence Duperval Gillaume, chosen after the forced departure of Laurent Lamothe.

Under the agreement, the Senate and the Chamber of Deputie...

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Breaking News: Evans Paul nominated as Haiti's new Prime Minister

Posted by Hougansydney.com on Friday, December 26, 2014, In : Haiti Breaking News 



Haiti's President Michel Martelly has just announced via twitter his designation of Haiti's permanent Prime Minister, former Port-au-Prince mayor Evans Paul.

" By presidential decree on the date of December 25th 2014, the citizen Evans Paul is nominated Prime Minister, in order to form a new government."

The nomination of Evans Paul seems to be another effort by the President to make consensus to the radical opposition, as Evans Paul a former Lavalas who was elected mayor in the 1990 elections ...

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Breaking News: Michel Martelly chooses new Prime Minister for Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, December 22, 2014, In : Haiti Breaking News 




A new Prime Minister has been designated in Haiti. Sunday morning, Enex Jean Charles, the Ministries Consul’s general secretary announced during a press conference:
“I have the honor to inform you, that following the resignation of Prime Minister Laurent Salvador Lamothe and of his retreat from the post, for personal reasons, Dr Florence Duperval Guillaume, The Minister of Public Health and of the Population, have been designated with the title of Temporary Prime Minister, in accordance ...


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Breaking News: Laurent Lamothe resigns as Haiti's Prime Minister

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, December 15, 2014, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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On Saturday, Haiti's Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, has officially resigned as the country head of government. His resignation came days after the 11-members commission put in place by President Michel Martelly, to help him find a solution to the degenerating political cloud looming over the country, recommended the departure of Laurent Lamothe to help defuse the crisis.
A number of protests have been organized by the 6 senators forming the opposition bloc in numerous cities across the countr...

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Breaking News: Presidential commission recommends resignation of Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, In : Haiti Breaking News 



On November 28th 2014, Haiti's President Michel Martelly chose an 11-member commission to help him find a solution to the worsening political crisis of Haiti and was given a week to make their recommendations to the President. Today, the report is out and among the recommendations was the shocking call for Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe to resign.
The commission also suggested the resignation of the country's supreme court and the members of the CEP; the temporary body chosen to organized the ...

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Breaking News: France issues travel warning for Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, December 8, 2014, In : Haiti Breaking News 


Haiti enjoyed some good international press coverage in 2013 and for much of 2014, with news of many internationally reputed company entering the country's market. From the opening of many international hotels in Petion-Ville to the inauguration of an international airport in Cap-Haitian to accommodate the influx of tourists visiting the shores of the impoverished nation.
Haiti's Ministry of Tourism had managed to put a robust social media campaign aiming at changing people's perspective of th...

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Four of 34 Escaped Prisoners From Prison In Saint Marc have been recaptured

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, In : Haiti Breaking News 




According to Haitian officials on Monday, 4 of the 34 prisoners who escaped the prison in Saint Marc Sunday morning, have been apprehended while the other 30 are still on the loose. Sunday morning it was discovered that the steel bars of the jail cell housing the men were sawed off, allowing them to jump over the fence that surround the compound and get away.
Berson Solijour, Saint Marc's Police commissioner said that they have circulated photos of the men in the Artibonite region in central H...

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Breaking News: 30 Prisoners Escaped From Jail in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, December 1, 2014, In : Haiti Breaking News 



About 30 prisoners escaped from a jail in Saint Marc, a provincial town 60 miles north of Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince. 
Early Monday morning, police guards at the jail in Saint Marc discovered that the bars of the cells where the men were thought to be sleeping, sawed off, according to the Haitian National Police investigator Charles Roubins, who is in charge of the case.
Authorities are still not sure about the exact number of prisoners who may have escaped, and no details about these possi...

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Heightened tensions between Haiti and Dominican Republic

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, December 1, 2014, In : Haiti Breaking News 



Sunday the tensions between the border communities of Haiti and the Dominican Republic have skyrocketed after a Dominican truck driver was hit by a stone thrown by a Haitian protester, causing the driver to loose control of the huge truck and killing a young girl who was passing by.
Many witnesses have stated that the driver was arrested by the Haitian Police, and that he was refused medical care for his injuries on the Haitian side of the border. In response to this unfortunate situation, Dom...

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Michael Jean Elected Secretary General of Organization of Francophone States

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, November 30, 2014, In : Haiti Breaking News 
The Haitian born former Governor General of Canada, Michael Jean, has been chosen to lead the Organization of Francophone States. Michael Jean was one of the five candidates who sought to replace Abdou Diouf, the outgoing secretary who is stepping down after 10 years. As former head of state of Canada, Michael Jean got the unwavering support of the Canadian government and her native Haiti. Michaeal Jean embarked on a campaign mission during her candidacy to the post in various french speaking...
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Haiti Ebola Virus Breaking News

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, October 20, 2014, In : Haiti Breaking News 



Haiti's Ministry of health has today announced the harshest measures taken by yet, no other countries, to prevent the Ebola epidemic from reaching Haiti. 

"People from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, who have stayed in the previously mentioned countries will allow a return to the country within a period of 28 days from their date of release of these countries. Once the deadline meet, the people who visit the countries raised or any other country in West Africa will be required to submit to t...
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