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First Lady Martine Moise, welcomed the Queen of Spain to Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, In : Diplomacy 


On Tuesday, May 22nd, the Queen of Spain, Her Majesty, Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano, made a visit to Haiti, her first in the Caribbean country. She was received at the Toussaint L’Ouverture International Airport, in Port-au-Prince, by the Haitian First Lady Martine Moise, before jointly presiding over a meeting in the Technical Cooperation Office of Haiti, which was attended by representatives of Spanish NGOs and other International organisations as well as Haitian officials.

The visit of the Sp...

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Haiti's textile workers protest for 1.000 gourdes daily minimum wage

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, In : Manufacturing 
Workers from the textile sector took the streets of the capital on Tuesday for a second consecutive day of mobilization. The protesters marched on the road to the airport, surveying part of Delmas to head to the seat of Parliament. According to Télémaque Pierre, spokesman for "Platfòm sendika izin tekstil-Batay Ouvriye" (Plasit-Bo), through this demonstration, the workers demand an adjustment of the minimum wage to 1000 gourdes. In addition, he says, the protesters also demand the reinstat...

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10 alleged gang members killed during clash with the police in populous neighborhood of Martissant

Posted by MetropoleHaiti on Thursday, May 17, 2018, In : Security 
Police authorities revealed information on the operations carried out to dismantle armed gangs in the densely populated neighborhoods of Martissant. West Departmental Police Director Berson Soljour reports that the investigation strategy has been chosen to avoid the huge collateral damage that would have been caused by operations with elite units.

The hunt for criminals in Grand Ravine and other neighborhoods such as Cité de Dieu resulted in the deaths of 10 gang members. They are bandits who...

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Protesting students blocked the south of the Haitian capital

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Thursday, May 17, 2018, In : Security 


Car traffic was virtually impossible for hours at 5th Avenue Bolosse, south of Port-au-Prince, Wednesday following a protest movement initiated by students of the Training Center for Basic School (CFEF). Their grievances include "the payment of a year of internship, the appointment of a director at the head of the CFEF, the running costs of the institution and the rehabilitation of space for better learning".

A strong tension prevailed in the surroundings of the establishment and even provoked...

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French oil company, Total, will sell Its Haiti retail business to Bandari Corp

Posted by Reuters on Saturday, May 12, 2018, In : Economy 
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French oil company Total has agreed to sell its retail business in Haiti to Bandari Corporation Ltd, a consortium formed by local and regional players.

Total said the business comprised a network of 92 service stations and general trade fuel sales operations. The French company did not disclose the financial terms of the sale.

“This transaction with local operators is aligned with our strategy of streamlining our asset portfolio in the Caribbean,” Isabelle Gaildraud, senior vice president f...

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Susan D Page is no longer UN Secretary General Special Representative in Haiti

Posted by MetropoleHaiti on Thursday, May 10, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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The current Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations in Haiti, Mamadou Diallo has been appointed as the Officer-in-Charge of the United Nations Mission for the Support of Justice in Haiti (MINUJUSTH) replacing Susan D. Page.

At the same time, Ms. Page has been promoted to the position of Special Adviser to the Secretary General on the Rule of Law.

Dr. Diallo, who is also United Nations Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative...

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Tragic murder of young mother by the father of her 4 year old daughter shocks Haiti

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, In : Haiti Breaking News 


The death of 30-year-old Marlène Colin, who was killed by a knife by her husband Rigaud Ernest, father of her 4-year-old daughter, on Thursday, May 3, 2018, caused a shock wave in the city's southeast metropolis that has spread throughout the country.

On the sidewalks as in the media, the whole city of Jacmel speaks only of this tragedy. Rigaud killed Marlene. On social networks, the debates are inflamed. Everyone has his version, each his considerations, each his verdict. What happened ?

Form...

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The Haitian Prime Minister stands on shaky ground

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, May 4, 2018, In : Politic 
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The Haitian Prime Minister, Jack Guy Lafontant, has find himself lately in a very precarious position, following his summoning by 16 lawmakers to appear before parliament and give explanations on his non respect of many commitments he took during his confirmation hearing.


Two weeks ago, lawmakers gave President Jovenel Moise and Prime Minister, Jack Guy Lafontant, a 24 hours ultimatum to reshuffle the government or face a non confidence vote. Following the reshuffling of the cabinet, even thou...

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Senator blamed PetroCaribe conference gas attack on the party of Haitian President

Posted by MetropoleHaiti on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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Senator Youri Latortue accuses relatives of the Haitian Tet Kale Party (PHTK) and his political opponents for perpetrating the tear gas attack on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

It is a criminal act, said Mr. Latortue, considering that the planned attack was aimed at causing the deaths of several people who were participating in a conference debate over the squandering of Petrocaribe funds.

The incident was recorded at the cultural center Café trio of Cap Haitien where Senators Yuri Latortue and Jac...

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Haiti reassures Taiwan that it won't break off diplomatic relations in favor of China, like the Dominican republic

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan, right, holding talks with Foreign Minister Antonio Rodrigue of Haiti in Taipei on Monday. (NYTimes)



Haiti’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Antonio Rodrigue is in Taiwan from April 29 till May 2nd, where he already had a private audience with his Taiwanese counterpart, Joseph Wu, as well as with Taiwan President, Tsai Ing-wen.

The visit of the Haitian Minister of foreign affairs to Taiwan, comes two days ahead of the announcement of the Dominican Republi...

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Breaking News: One person died during tear gas attack on a conference debating PetroCaribe corruption

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Sunday, April 29, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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The tear gas attack against senators Youri Latortue, Jack Sauveur Jean and several hundred participants in a conference-debate on the Petrocaribe issue at Café Trio, in Cap-Haitien, made one dead, Jacques Dubois, host and spokesperson of Tropicana and dozens intoxicated, Saturday, April 28, 2018.

"This is an unfortunate incident," said the northern departmental director of the Haitian National Police, Prévil G Castro, who announced the opening of an investigation. "Yes, gas was dropped insid...

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Breaking News: Haitian Senator arrested in Dominican Republic, for killing a Haitian citizen while speeding

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, April 27, 2018, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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Haitian Senator, Gracia Delva, was detained yesterday in the Dominican Republic, for killing a Haitian citizen after hitting him with his car while speeding.

The Senator was briefly held in custody of the police, before the Haitian Embassy in the Dominican Republic could intervene and assert his diplomatic immunity for him to be released.

The Senator was the one behind the wheel when he hit the haitian national on the Azua San Juan highway, killing him instantly.


The identity of the victim is no...

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Haitian Prime Minister, rejects lawmakers' demand to submit new ministers' documents within 24hrs

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, April 27, 2018, In : Politic 



"Port-au-Prince, Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Honorable Gary Bodau
President of the Chamber of Deputies
In his Offices


Mr President of the Chamber of Deputies

I have the honor to inform you that, on the 25th of April 2018, I received a summons dated 24th of 2018 from a group of deputies by which they give me 24 hours to submit documents of my Government.

Breaking News: Lawmakers give Haitian Prime minister 24 hrs to submit documents of new ministers


While recognizing and sharing the principle of respon...

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New Minister of Communication confirms that "a barbarian act" was committed against missing photojournalist

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, April 27, 2018, In : Security 
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Two days after the government reshuffled the cabinet, mostly due to lawmakers’ pressure, the new Minister of Culture and Communication, Guyler C. Delva, has somewhat confirmed the death of the photojournalist, Vladjimir Legagneur, who has been missing since March 14 when he was reporting in the impoverished neighborhood of Grand Ravine in Port-au-Prince, recently plunged into gang violence.
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43 days later, Haitian authorities still can't say what happened to the Journalist who went missing

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, April 26, 2018, In : Security 
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It has been 43 days since the Haitian Photojournalist, Vladjimir Legagneur, has been reported missing, after he went to do a reporting in the gang-ridden and impoverished neighborhood of Grand Ravine, in Port-au-Prince,  on March 14, and never came back.


Despite the disappearance of Vladjimir being reported to the police by his wife 72 hours after he went missing, it took officials 13 days and a mass protest of journalists working in Haiti, for them to make a statement. One which discouraged p...

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OAVCT employees to protest Friday, against the privatization of the State run insurance company

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, April 26, 2018, In : Economy 


Employees of the Office of Vehicle Insurance Against Third Party (OAVCT) will march in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince on Friday, to protest what they call, a privatization of the state run company which essentially would leave them without a job.

This march, which is the initiative of several public sector unions, also aims to denounce the waves of dismissals carried out within this public establishment as well as the persecutions they claim to have suffered at the level of the OAVCT unio...

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The American Ambassador in Haiti paid visit to the Haitian Coast Guard in Les Cayes

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, In : Diplomacy 


The American Ambassador in Haiti, Ms Michel J. Sison, earlier today paid a visit to the Haitian Coast Guard in the Southern city of Les Cayes, where the US State Department in collaboration with the US Coast Guard, are working together with Haitian authorities to reinforce security and to help fight against human and drug trafficking at the sea. 

The Island of Hispaniola due to its proximity with major drug producing countries such as Colombia, over the years has become a major transit for coc...
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Haitian Minister of Justice learned about his firing on social media, while on official trip abroad

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, In : Politic 
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The pressure of lawmakers on President Jovenel Moise and Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant to reshuffle the government within 72 hours, or face impeachment proceedings was so great, that Heidi Fortune, the Minister of Justice, still on an official trip abroad, was fired by the Prime Minister, on Live TV Monday night, without any prior warnings.

President Moise and Prime minister Lafontant, caved in to lawmakers pressure and reshuffled government



Mr Fortune learned about his firing on social med...

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Pothole on the runway of Cap-Haitien International airport caused flights to be delayed and canceled

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, In : Infrastructures 


A pothole at the end of the runaway of the Cap Haitian International Airport, has caused major disruption of air travel in the second largest city of Haiti. Tuesday, Spirits Airlines was forced to delay its flight for several hours while American Airlines cancel travel plans for the day, all due to what is called a "depression" or pot hole in the runway, making it difficult for large planes to land or take off without some risks.

Since Its opening in 2013, the Cap Haitian International Airport...

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Breaking News: Lawmakers give Haitian Prime minister 24 hrs to submit documents of new ministers

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, In : Politic 
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Haitian Prime Minister, Jack Guy Lafontant, has been summoned by a group of lawmakers at the Chamber of Deputies, to submit to the Lower House, within 24 hours, all the documents that can prove that the new ministers respect articles 52.1 and 172.1 of the constitution.


These lawmakers contended that these documents should have been submitted before the nominations, forgetting it seems, that they were the ones who had given that same government 72 hours to reshuffled the Cabinet Ministers or fa...

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In less than 24 hours, more than 4,000 Haitian migrants registered for documentations in Chile

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, In : Migration 


On Monday, April 23, Chilean President Sebastian Piñera, launched the extraordinary process to regularize foreigners who entered the country, before April 9th of this year.

The objective of the process is to establish the number of immigrants who remain in the country illegally, to allow them to obtain legalization documents so that they can work and integrate into society.

According to Chilean immigration officials, in less than 24 hours since the launching of the regulation process, more tha...

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Haiti National Police conducted special operations to dismantle group claiming to be former soldiers

Posted by LeNouvelliste on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, In : Security 
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After the warnings, the authorities take action. Over the past weekend, Haiti National Police (PNH) agents have conducted two operations in the West and Central departments to dislodge individuals claiming to be demobilized soldiers. The information was confirmed by the spokesman of the Haitian National Police, Frantz Lerebours, contacted by telephone in the early afternoon of Monday. He pointed out that the raids were carried out at one base at Delmas 60 and another at Péligre. 

"After warni...

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President Moise and Prime minister Lafontant, caved in to lawmakers pressure and reshuffled government

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, In : Politic 
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Both President Jovenel Moise and Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant, have finally caved in to pressure of lawmakers who wanted them to reshuffle the government within 72 hours, or face the consequences of a non confidence vote.

On Monday night, three days after the 72 hours ultimatum expired, Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant, in a televised address, announced that five ministers would be sacked and replaced by other personalities immediately.

At the Ministry of the Interior and Territorial Comm...

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Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant is criticized for taking large entourage on two helicopters to inaugurate small port in Tortuga Island

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, April 23, 2018, In : Politic 


The Haitian government, specifically, Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant, is the subject of heavy criticisms on social media, after he flew on two helicopters, a large delegation made up of senators, deputies, journalist and other figures, to the inauguration of the pictured strip of concrete, which the government touted as a disembarking port, in the northern Island of Tortuga.




"So y’all, are not afraid to be laughed at " commented one young man on social media, " to take two helicopters + t...

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Breaking News: Haitian President calls on Nicaragua to guarantee the safety of Haitian Women U-17 soccer team as the Central American country's crisis degenerates

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, April 23, 2018, In : Haiti Breaking News 



Haitian President, Jovenel Moise is calling on Nicaraguan authorities to guarantee the safety of the Haitian Women U-17 soccer team, currently in Nicaragua, representing Haiti at the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship, shortly after CONCACAF announced the cancellation of this year’s championship games due the degenerating political climate in Nicaragua.

“While wishing for a good outcome to the crisis in Nicaragua, I recommend that the authorities of that country make every effort to...

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Haitian First Lady, Martine Moise, is in New Orleans, to celebrate the city's Tricentennial anniversary

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, April 22, 2018, In : Diplomacy 


The First Lady of Haiti, Martine Moise, was among the dozens of dignitaries invited to New Orleans, to celebrate this Saturday, April 21, the City’s Tricentennial anniversary.

"Your countries did more than just influence the history of New Orleans. The traditions your ancestors brought with them remain ingrained in the fabric of this city today," said New Orleans Governor John Bel Edwards, at the opening ceremony.


New Orleans’ Architecture, culture, religion, language, cuisine and even musi...

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President Moise extends his best wishes to the new Cuban President

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, April 22, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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Haitian President Jovenel Moise, Saturday night congratulated the recently sworn in Cuban President, Miguel Diaz-Canel.

“ I salute the arrival at the head of the Cuban State of Miguel Diaz-Canel and give him the wishes of the Haitian people to succeed in the performance of his high office. I hope that the productive cooperation between our two Nations continues and strengthens over time.” Said President Moise on Twitter, in French.

Cuba has been one of Haiti’s strongest allies since estab...

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President Moise will not cave in to pressure of lawmakers who want him to reshuffle government within 72 hrs, according to his spokesman

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Saturday, April 21, 2018, In : Politic 


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As to respond to the pressure of parliamentarians urging him to carry out a cabinet reshuffle under penalty of questioning the government, the spokesman for the head of state said it is to know poorly Jovenel Moise, if parliamentarians think that he will act under pressure. Moreover, Lucien Jura informed the Nouvelliste that, when the President of the Republic will not be comfortable with his ministers, he will let everyone know through the official journal Le Moniteur.

Jovenel Moses resists t...

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Breaking News: Dominican driver faked his own kidnapping in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, April 21, 2018, In : Haiti/Dominican relations 


Many are beginning to question the kidnapping story of the Dominican driver, Kairon Antonio Peralta Arias, who was allegedly kidnapped in Haiti some 11 days ago while transporting some religious missionaries to the neighboring country.

Last Tuesday, Dominican police publicly announced that they were looking for a Dominican citizen in Haiti who was reported missing by his brother, after he was hired for 74.000 pesos to tr...

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President Moise handed over 10 brand new vehicles to the Association of Mayors

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, April 21, 2018, In : Infrastructures 
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President Jovenel Moise, on Friday, April 20, handed over a batch of 10 brand new vehicles to the representatives of the Association of Mayors of Haiti. 

According to a press note posted on the official Facebook page of the presidency, this initiative aims to encourage community actions to provide more services to the most remote population in Haiti.




“Each city hall will benefit from a vehicle” said proudly the president during the presentation ceremony, calling on these officials to ensure...

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President Jovenel Moïse commits to accompany the rice farmers of the Artibonite's Valley

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, April 21, 2018, In : Agriculture 


President Jovenel Moïse met this Thursday, April 19, in the department of Artibonite, with 12 presidents of agricultural cooperatives gathering about 20,000 planters, to discuss the problems of the agricultural sector in the Valley of Artibonite and to come up with solutions together.

Presented in the presence of the Minister of Agriculture, Carmel André Beliard, coordinator of the Caravan of Change and elected local representatives, this meeting was an opportunity for President Jovenel Mois...

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Swiss Fragrance company, Givaudan, turns to Haitian Vetiver roots for anti-wrinkle ingredient

Posted by Reuters on Friday, April 20, 2018, In : Economy 


ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss fragrance and flavors company Givaudan has begun recycling Haitian vetiver roots now used to make oil for fragrances to produce a new cosmetic substance it said can reduce wrinkles and help scents linger longer.

Scientists and sustainability experts at Givaudan came up with a product they call Vetivyne by using water-soluble extract from exhausted vetiver roots, a by-product of the extraction procedure used to produce vetiver oil for fragrances, the company said on Mon...

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Breaking News: Dominican driver who was recently kidnapped in Haiti, has been released

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, April 20, 2018, In : Haiti/Dominican relations 


The Dominican driver, Kairon Antonio Arias, who was allegedly kidnapped in Haiti last week arrived in the Dominican Republic early on the morning of Friday, April 20, along the border in Dajabón and is currently being questioned by Dominican Police. He supposedly returned to his country alone, on a motorcycle.

Kairón Antonio Peralta Arias is being interrogated in the Migration offices at the moment by anti-kidnapping units of the Dominican National Police. More details about his interogation...

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The Majority in Parliament gives Haitian President 72hrs to reshuffle his government

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, April 20, 2018, In : National 
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The parliamentary majority close to President Jovenel Moise is up against the government. Several MPs and senators are becoming frustratingly impatient with the cabinet reshuffle announced by those close to the president.

It is the first time since the President has taken office on February 7, 2016, that the majority, made of members of his own party, is issuing an ultimatum to the head of state. Francisque Delacruz, gives a 72-hour deadline to President Jovenel Moïse to change several minist...

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One man shot dead in Port-au-Prince during protest against corruption

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, April 20, 2018, In : National 
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A man died earlier  Thursday in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, during a mass protest called by the opposition against the government  and corruption.

The man was identified Pierre Hubert, who was hit by a gunshot in circumstances under investigation.

Hundreds of people took to the streets Thursdday to protest against the government and in repudiation of corruption especially in the management of Petrocaribe funds between 2008 and 2016.

Moise Jean-Charles (not related to president Jovenel M...

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Haitian migrants in Dominican Republic face new threats of expulsion, this time, over the alleged kidnapping of a Dominican Driver in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, April 19, 2018, In : Haiti/Dominican relations 


Haitian immigrants living in the Dominican Republic, are facing new threats of expulsion from Dominicans, this time, over the alleged kidnapping of a Dominican driver in Haiti a week ago.

Neighborhood boards, clubs associations and unions of merchants; hundreds of people, on Wednesday, took to the street in Puerto Plata, to demand the return of Martinez Arias, who has been missing for a week since he was hired to transpo...

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Haiti's Charcoal Problem: Who are the millionaires of this industry?

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, In : Environment 
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Haiti’s largest industry is ghostly. The charcoal business generated $300 million in 2012, according to the Office of Mines and Energy. The money changes hands without putting a name and a face on those who pocket the colossal sum. It’s a total lack of transparency.

Carbon production is done by farmers in wooded areas in Grand’Anse, on the country’s southern and northwestern sides. The wood, turned into carbon, satisfies 70% of the country’s energy needs and is used to cook, in laund...

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Haitian President is expected to make official visit in Bolivia

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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Haitian President Jovenel Moise, is expected to make an official visit to Bolivia. The upcoming trip was announced by President Moise himself on Monday, during a press conference at the diplomatic lounge of the Toussaint Louverture International Airport, in Port-au-Prince, upon his return from the 8th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Americas, in Lima, Peru.

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Haitian Police undercover operation in populous neighborhood blew up, resulting in shootings with gangs

Posted by LeNouvelliste on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, In : Security 
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Another day of tension on Tuesday at Cité Plus, Bicentennial, at the southern exit of Port-au-Prince, an area held by armed gangs. While national police officers who infiltrated the population were spinning to apprehend the powerful gang leader known as Arnel, they were attacked by the armed group of the latter ...

Heavy gunfire, armed police, sheltering pedestrians, motorcyclists and motorists running around ... The Portail-Léogâne, Martissant and Bicentenaire areas still experienced hours...

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President Moise is satisfied with his participation at the 8th Summit of the Americas

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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The Head of State presented the results of his participation in the VIII Summit of the Americas, held in Peru last weekend. During a briefing, Jovenel Moïse detailed the topics discussed during the working meetings with Heads of State and the head of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). He reports having had a head-to-head with American Secretary of State John Sullivan about the priorities of his administration and Haitian-American cooperation. "The country has been receiving aid since...

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Dominican Police is looking for a man who was allegedly kidnapped in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, In : Haiti/Dominican relations 
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The Dominican Police reports on Tuesday, April 17, that a Dominican driver had beed kidnapped in Haiti since last week, and that efforts are currently underway to rescue him alive.

The man who is allegedly kidnaped is Kairon Antonio Peralta Arias. His disappearance was formally reported to the Police by his brother Samuel Ramon Munoz last week.


The Police said that the Department of Kidnapping Investigations have met with members of the intelligence, security, customs and migrations agencies in...

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Chile will send investigative Police to reinforce its consulates in Haiti and Venezuela

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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The Chilean Government announced yesterday, that Chile’s Investigative Police (PDI) will play a key role in implementing the new immigration measures recently adopted for citizens of Haiti and Venezuela.

Chilean authorities are planning to send an unspecified numbers of agents to reinforce their consulate in Port-au-Prince in order to allow a smooth transition.  Last week, Chilean President, Sebastien Pinera, signed new regulations to counteract an explosion of Haitian migration into Chile. ...

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President Jovenel Moise stops in Miami after attending the 8th Summit of the Americas

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, April 15, 2018, In : Diaspora 


 Haitian President Jovenel Moise, has made a stop in Florida, where he will mee this Sunday night, with the large Haitian community living there, following his two days participation at the 8th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Americas, in Lima, Peru.

The Haitian Consulate in Miami published the following statement announcing the event:


“The Gen...

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Official Speech of the Haitian President, at the 8th Summit of Heads of States and Government of the Americas

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, April 15, 2018, In : National 
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"Mr President,

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Heads of States and Government

Ladies and Gentlemen in your ranks and qualities

Distinguished guests,

Ladies and gentlemen

I especially pleases me to be here with you on the occasion of the Eighth (8th) Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Americas, for exchanges on a very important question for the future of our Nations, "Governance in the face of corruption ".

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Haitian President had brief meeting with American Senator, Marco Rubio, on the sidelines of 8th Summit of the Americas

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, April 15, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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On the sidelines of the 8th Summit of Heads of States and Government of the Americas in Peru, Haitian President Jovenel Moise, on Saturday April 14, had a brief meeting with American R-FL Senator, Marco Rubio.

Following the brief meeting, the Haitian President released the following statement on his official twitter account.

“ I spoke on Saturday in the Peruvian Capital, with the honorable Senator from Florida, Marco Rubio.- This warm meeting allowed us to discuss the strengths related to the...

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Haitian President held bilateral meeting with his Chilean counterpart on the sidelines of the 8th Summit of the Americas

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, April 14, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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Haitian President Jovenel Moise, earlier today, held a bilateral meeting with his Chilean counterpart, President Sebastien Pi
ñera, on the sidelines of the 8th Summit of Heads of States and Government of Latin America, taking place in Lima, Peru on April 13-14.

President Moise is in Peru, representing Haiti at the 8th Summit of Heads of States and Government of the Americas, to debate corruption

 
In the meeting requested by Haitian President, Jovenel Moise, the two heads of states mainly addres...

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Haiti opens Its first school of Optometry

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Saturday, April 14, 2018, In : Health 
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The dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of the State University of Haiti (UEH), Dr. Jean-Claude Cadet, inaugurated on Thursday, April 12, 2018, the first school of Optometry of Haiti. This is the second school of optometry in the Francophone family of the Americas, after that of the University of Montreal.

According to Dr. Jean-Claude Cadet, the goal of the school is to train health professionals able to support the population in the management of pathologies related to eye health in ...

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President Moise is in Peru, representing Haiti at the 8th Summit of Heads of States and Government of the Americas, to debate corruption

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, April 14, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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Haitian President, Jovenel Moise, accompanied by the First Lady, Martine Moise, on Thursday, April 12, left Haiti for Peru, to represent Haiti at the Eight Summit of Heads of States and Government of the Americas, taking place from the 13 to the 14 of April in the Peruvian Capital of ...

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Haitian and Dominican authorities agreed to reopen Bi-national Market, following agreement behind closed door meeting

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, April 13, 2018, In : Haiti/Dominican relations 
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(Haitian traders at the Binational Market)


The Haitian and Dominican authorities, after a long meeting on Thursday, April 12, have agreed to reopen the binational market that takes place on a strip on the Dominican side of the border every Monday and Friday, after more than a month of suspension. The market was closed due to tensions between the two neighbors following the murder of a Dominican couple blamed on two Haitian brothers who later fled to their homeland; In retaliation, the Dominica...

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The lost world of Rum: How Haiti is making some of the best Rums on earth

Posted by Wine Magazine on Thursday, April 12, 2018, In : Economy 
Rum culture may be a mainstay throughout the Caribbean, but one of the most overlooked countries in spirits, Haiti, is making a sugarcane spirit called clairin that's unlike any rum you’ve tasted until now. 

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Many people still view rum through the lens of the dark, rich and sweet offerings of decades past. But clairin, a traditional rum made in Haiti, showcases the spirit in its most essential, and some say, finest form. And it’s finally making the leap to the United States.

A regional spiri...

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Haitian fashion designer, Murielle Leconte, showcases Haiti's textile during intercultural week in Mexico

Posted by ciudadania-express on Thursday, April 12, 2018, In : Culture 


Within the framework of the activities of the intercultural week "I AM THE CARIBBEAN", the textile exhibition of the Haitian fashion designer, Muriele Leconte, was inaugurated, which will be available until Sunday, April 15, in the first courtyard of the Municipal Palace.

Throughout the exhibition, you can admire the exposed clothing such as blouses, dresses and scarves, which have unique designs from this country.

During this cultural exchange, the Director General of Cultures, Carlos Spíndol...

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Spirit Airlines to inaugurate Its Fort Lauderdale -Cap Haitian flight today

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, April 12, 2018, In : Travel 
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Amazing beaches and amazing people are waiting to greet you as Spirit Airlines  grows in the Caribbean once again! 

In a few hours, Spirit airlines is expected to make its Fort Lauderdale/ Cap-Haïtien inaugural flight. This new flight marks the second destination for Spirit in Haiti, complementing existing service to Port-au-Prince (PAP). A Airbus 319 with a capacity of 182 seats will be used.


Spirit joins American Airlines as well as Jetblue in providing international air connection to the hi...

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Gangs in the slums of Port-au-Prince are heavily armed, warned Secretary of State for Public Security

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, In : Security 


Gangs in the slums of Port-au-Prince have a large arsenal in their possession, warned Secretary of State for Public Security Léon Ronsard Saint Cyr, confirming that members of the slum groups of “Village de Dieu, Cité Plus, Bolosse and Grand Ravine” avenues have in their possession heavy weapons of different caliber. “These weapons come from the Dominican Republic and Jamaica,” said the secretary of state during a press conference.

Many of these weapons of war were recently seen on v...

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US Coast guards intercepted a boat with 50 Haitian migrants near Cuba

Posted by AP on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, In : Migration 
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The U.S. Coast Guard says it stopped a dangerously overloaded boat filled with migrants from Haiti, and got assistance from Cuban authorities.

A Coast Guard cutter spotted the migrants’ open sailboat 20 miles northeast of Cuba. Chief Petty Officer Crystalynn Kneen says the crew of the cutter sent a smaller boat to assist the migrants because their vessel was taking on water.

The Coast Guard said in a statement Wednesday that 50 migrants were taken on board the cutter Reliance but another 77 o...

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Haitian Minister of Defense seeks help of Mexican Army for Haiti's own

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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The Haitian Minister of Defense, Herve Denis, is in Mexico, seeking technical support and experience exchanges for the recently reconstituted Haitian military.

The Haitian Minister of Defense, accompanied by the Haitian ambassador in Mexico, Guy Lamothe, was received yesterday by the Mexican General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, Secretary of National Defense, who presided over a reception welcome ceremony at the “Plaza de la Loaltad” where many Mexican soldiers showcased some of their abili...

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Haiti vaccinates a million people against diphtheria following death of 3 due the illness

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, In : Health 

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Haiti on Tuesday April 9th, launched an nationwide campaign against diphtheria, after three deaths were caused so far this year by the disease. The large scale vaccination campaign aims to protect more than a million people, mostly children, health authorities said. 

Until March of this year, some 60 probable cases of diphtheria were identified, of which 20 were confirmed, 60% of them women.

A budget of 169 million gourdes or $2.6 millions was allocated by the Ministry of Publi...

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Breaking News: Brazil announces that it will grant humanitarian visas to Haitian immigrants

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, In : Migration 
The Brazilian government announced today that it will give priority treatment to Haitians who intend to live in Brazil, to whom it will be made "the granting of a visa and authorization for the granting of a permit." of temporary residence for humanitarian reception purposes ".

As disclosed by the Brazilian Foreign Ministry, the visa will be issued exclusively by the Brazilian Embassy in Port-au-Prince, capital of Haiti, and will allow the citizens of the Caribbean country to live in Brazil fo...

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Headquarters of Haiti's largest Human rights organization, attacked by armed individuals who also left death threats

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, In : Security 
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Non identified individuals, on the night of April 9th, opened fire on the headquarter of the local National Network of Human Rights (RNDDH), Haiti’s largest human rights organization, according to the organization’s Director Pierre Esperance.

Five projectiles were found on the spot and the attackers left an envelope containing two cartridges and death threats, confirms Mr Esperance in an interview with AlterPresse.

"Threats and intimidation will not gag me and make me change my position," s...

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All members of Haiti's old Army are part of New Army's reserve, reminded Lieutenant General

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, In : National 


" Port-au-Prince,  April 10, 2018

                                            Press Note

The Commander of Hait’s Armed Forces, is informing all demobilized military that since the November 17, 2017 decree reconstituting the army, they all are part of the reserve personnel, according to article 4.2 bis which regulates the military.

In this Personnel are found:

1-Officers and enrollee with pension
2-Officers and reformed enrollee
3- Officers and available enrollee

In this condition, demobilized mili...

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UN Security Council renews mandate of MINUJUSTH for one more year

Posted by AP on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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The UN Security Council on Tuesday renewed its police mission in Haiti for one year, after recent tensions with the Haitian government that had accused the force of political interference.

The vote on the resolution was not unanimous among the 15 members as it often happens. Russia and China abstained, while the other 13 members voted in favor of the US text.

The mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Support of Justice in Haiti (Minujusth, approximately 1,200 police officers) provides f...

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Haiti's Minister of National Education's older sister, died in hospital following gunshot injuries

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, In : Security 
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The older sister of the Minister of National Education, St Jeanne Cadet, has died in hospital from injuries she received after being shot several times by armed hooded individuals on motorbikes, according to Josué Agénor Cadet himself, who informed Haiti's national Newspaper Lenouvelliste shortly before midnight on Monday, April 9, 2018.

 "She was sitting on the terrace of the family home in Saint Louis du Nord when she was attacked," said Josué Agenor Cadet, shaken by the brutal murder of ...

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A civilian employee of Haiti National Police was shot dead in Port-au-Prince Sunday

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, In : Security 
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A civilian employee of Haiti National Police (PNH) was shot dead last Sunday afternoon, at the Bicentennial (Boulevard Harry Truman), according to Frantz Lerebours, spokesman of Haiti's National Police.

Following the death of this employee, a tense situation prevailed at the Bicentennial and Portail Léogâne area in downtown Port-au-Prince, where gunfire exchanges between rival gangs were heard throughout the day.

This employee was shot dead because he was suspect...

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Dominican Consul held urgent meeting with Mayor of Anse-a-Pitres, so Binational Market can reopen Friday

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, In : Haiti/Dominican relations 
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(Dominican consul in Anse-a-Pitres Maximo Feliz Terrero)

The Dominican Consul in Anse-a-Pitre, Maximo Feliz Terrero, on Monday, held an urgent meeting with the mayor of Anse-a-Pitres, Harry Bruno, following the refusal of the latter last Friday, to open the border and allow the Binational market to take place.

Haitian officials refuse to open border with Dominican Republic to allow bi-national market


Last Friday the Dominican mayor of Pedernales, Luis Manuel Féliz Matos issued a resolution orde...

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Breaking News: Chilean President signed law requiring Haitian citizens to obtain a visa to enter Chile

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, April 9, 2018, In : Migration 


Chilean President, Sebastien Piñera, earlier on Monday, April 9th, during a ceremony at La Moneda presidential Palace, signed the draft of the “ New Migration Project”, meant to regulate the new migration phenomenon in Chile. He said that the current regulations are “obsolete”, so that legislation is needed to guarantee “ safe, orderly and regular migration,” explaining that it must balance rights with regulation.

Chile is, has been and will continue to be an open country with mig...

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Haitian Government is expected to soon raise gas prices

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, April 8, 2018, In : Economy 
Related imageThe Haitian government is planning on raising gas prices in around the country in the coming days. The decision to increase the prices of petroleum products was discussed between the Minister of Finance and members of the Finance Committee of the Chamber of deputies.

Officials argue that the raising of gas prices would help reduce the 14 billion gourdes budget deficit for this fiscal year. The government, earlier in the year, had already considered making an adjustment in gas prices, but withh...

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Haitian officials refuse to open border with Dominican Republic to allow bi-national market

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, April 7, 2018, In : Haiti/Dominican relations 


Despite the decision of Dominican officials to reopen the border market, after more than a month of closure, mostly due to the recent tensions between Haitians and dominicans, commercial authorities were frustrated Friday by the refusal of the mayor of the Haitian community of Anse-a-Pitre, Harry Bruno to not allow his countrymen to attend the Market.

In the morning of Friday, April 6, the mayor of Pedernales, Luis Manuel Féliz Matos and regional merchants representatives appeared to the surr...

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Haitian police arrested two suspects in the investigation into Photojournalist's disappearance

Posted by LeNouvelliste on Saturday, April 7, 2018, In : National 
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The judicial police have arrested two suspects in the investigation into the disappearance of photojournalist Vladjimir Legagneur, in downtown Port-au-Prince, on Friday, someone close to the DCPJ told the newspaper, Thursday, April 5, 2018. The cellphone of the photojournalist was in possession of these suspects linked to Grand Ravine, this hot neighborhood located in the heights of Martissant, south of the capital, where Vladjimir Legagneur went last March 14th to carry out a report.

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Breaking News: Senator-elect, Guy Philippe, asks Haitian Senate for $125.000 defense lawyers fees in money laundering conviction case in the U.S

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, April 6, 2018, In : Corruptions 


Port-au-Prince, this 16th of March 2018

To the President of the Senate of the Republic of Haiti
Senator Joseph Lambert
In His Offices.

Mr. Speaker of the Senate,

Permit me to present you my warmest congratulations on your assumption of the presidency of one of the most prestigious state institutions of the country and I take the opportunity to inform you that following the judgment rendered against me by the Florida Court of Justice dated June 21, 2017 convicting me for money laundering, which cha...

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Senator Patrice Dumont asks for investigation into $1.50 taxes on money transfers and ¢50 on phone calls

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, April 6, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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"Honorable Joseph Lambert
President of the Senate of the Republic
In his offices

Subject: Parliamentary control.

Honorable President.

I present you my compliments and ask you to invite the Minister of Finance and the Governor of the Central Bank within ten clear days, to put at the disposal of the Senate of the Republic the data concerning the funds constituted since June 2011 by taxes of $ 1.50 on transfers of Haitians from the diaspora and those of five cents per minute on international calls.

S...

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"Haiti is now stable and at peace" assured Haitian ambassador to the United Nations

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, April 5, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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Haiti’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Denis Regis, on Tuesday, assured members of the UN Security Council, that Haiti was now "stable and at peace." 

Discussing the upcoming renewal of the Mission of the United Nations in Support of Justice in Haiti, (MINUJUSTH) the Haitian diplomat lauded “ the new political certainty” and the “new order of things” prevailing in Haiti since the 2015 democratic elections, which have paved the way for institutional and social stability.  

Among the...

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The Dominican Republic is counting on the "goodwill" of Haiti's officials to extradite two brothers accused of murders

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, April 5, 2018, In : Haiti/Dominican relations 


The Attorney General of the Dominican Republic, Juan Rodriguez, said that he hoped Haiti’s Ministry of Justice would do the right thing and extradite two Haitian brothers who are accused of a double-murder in the Dominican Republic.

“We made a request through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and hopefully within the goodwill of the government these people are sent over to be processed in due process in the jurisdiction where the event took place,” said Rodriguez.

Rodriguez said that Haitia...

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"MINUJUSTH should be the last UN peacekeeping operation deployed in Haiti", UN set to renew mandate in Haiti on April 15

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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The United Nations Security Council is getting ready to renew the mandate of MINUJUSTH, which is due to expire April 2015. The UN, wants to transition its mission in Haiti to a non-peacekeeping one, "given the return of stability in this Caribbean nation," said yesterday, the French diplomat, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, head of the UN Peacekeeping Operations, who also highlighted the need of the Security Council for greater cooperation between the United Nations and the Haitian government, which wil...

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Three soldiers of Haiti's new army were involved in fight at an easter party, where they fired numerous shots

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, In : Security 
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"The Ministry of Defense learned with stupefaction that in the evening of Saturday, March 31, 2018, three soldiers-technicians of the Corps of Military Genius, answering the names of Rodini Pierre Louis, Dave Basquin and Livens Dorvil, surrendered without order of mission nor regular permission to Anse-Rouge, municipality of Gros Morne, Department of Artibonite, to participate in the Easter festivities.

While the festivities are going on normally, a brawl of firing exchanges and launches of ob...

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Small 4.6 magnitude earthquake shook Haiti's eastern coast Monday night

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, In : Infrastructures 
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A small 4.6 magnitude earthquake shook Haiti's eastern coast Monday night at 9:46 PM local time. Many people reportedly felt the grounds trembling, but there are no reports of injures and damages on this Caribbean island still recovering from a devastating earthquake in 2010 which killed more than 300.000 people. 

The Technical Unit of Seismology (UTS) of the Bureau of Mines and Energies (MBE) under the wings of the Ministry of Environment and the Permanent Secretariat for Risk and Disaster Ma...

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No hospital in Haiti is able to conduct a DNA test on cadavre; Government sends remains sample abroad to determine If it is a disappeared journalist

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, In : National 
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Last Wednesday, Haitian Police announced that as part of the investigation into the disappearance of the Photojournalist, Vladjimir Legagneur who went missing March 14, they had recovered a “headless” cadavre, and that they took samples for DNA analysis to determine whether or not it is the Journalist. A week later, officials still cannot say whether the remains they recovered were those of Vladjimir.

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The Dominican city of Pedernales faces the worst economic crisis in Its history, after massive departure of Haitians due to Dominicans' threats

Posted by LeNational on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, In : Haiti/Dominican relations 
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"The city of Pedernales is experiencing the worst crisis in its history,"
writes the Dominican newspaper Hoy. Economic activities have stalled in this city following reprisals that forced many Haitians to return massively to their country. The closure of the binational market since March 12 has led to a significant reduction in trade, which is the lifeblood of this community's economy. In addition, several hundred people suddenly lost their jobs on March 27 with the cessation of operations of...

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Chile immigration Police arrested 2 Haitians, including a fugitive, who escaped prison in Haiti in 2016

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, April 1, 2018, In : Migration 


Chile’s International Airport Police announced earlier today that they have arrested two Haitian citizens, a man and a woman, as they were entering the country.

“Immigration Detectives have stopped at the Airport, a Haitian citizen who tried to enter Chile and is a fugitive in Haiti, after escaping from a penal precinct in 2016” said the Investigations Police of Chile (PDI) in a statement on its official twitter account, with the attached picture of a man being escorted by police agents....

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The Association of Caribbean Media Workers demands Haitian Authorities to clarify the disappearance of Journalist Vladjimir Legagneur

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, March 31, 2018, In : National 
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The Association of Caribbean Media Workers ((ACM) today demanded Haitian authorities to clarify the case of the Photojournalist, Vladjimir Legagneur, who has disappeared since March 14, when he went to make a report in the impoverished neighborhood,  Grand Ravine, which recently had been at the center of violence between gangs and Haitian Police.

Where is the journalist Vladjimir Legagneur? Mass protest in the Haitian capital on Wednesday, to demand answers from authorities


“The ACM offers It...

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Chilean Labor officials turned to Google translator, to help Haitians who are protesting against unpaid labor

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, March 31, 2018, In : Migration 


Earlier this week, some two hundred blueberry workers, mostly Haitians,  demonstrated in the Chilean region of Los Lagos, in the south of the country, and some have filed a lawsuit, because the company Austral Berries had not paid their salaries for the months of February, March, nor the end of last season.

The protest had its effects. It got the attention of officials of the Labor Inspectorate, which launched hearings on the case on Tuesday, but chilean authorities became overwhelmed by the n...

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The Inter-American Commission on Human rights urges Haitian authorities to resolve the disappearance of Journalist Vladjimir Legagneur

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, March 30, 2018, In : National 
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The Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) urges Haitian authorities to adopt the necessary measures to determine the whereabouts and situation of the journalist Vladjimir Legagneur, who has disappeared since March 14. 2018 in one of the most dangerous areas of the capital Port-au-Prince, Haiti. In addition to protecting the rights to life and personal integrity of Legagneur, the State must direct a thorough investig...

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Breaking News: Haiti Police is conducting DNA test on "headless" corpse discovered during Photojournalist disappearance's investigation

Posted by LeNouvelliste on Thursday, March 29, 2018, In : National 
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"Bones, without the skull"
and "a hat" were recovered by the police on a vacant lot, in Sillon, locality of Palema, in Grand-Ravine, this Wednesday, March 28, 2018, entrusted the newspaper the director of PNH Western Department, Berson Soljour. These samples, sealed by a justice of the peace, were entrusted to the scientific police pending DNA analysis to determine whether or not it is the journalist Vladjimir Legagneur, continued the DDO / PNH.

The investigators will present the hat in questi...

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Haitian government hands over 1 million gourdes to each Senator and Deputy for the Easter Holiday

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, March 29, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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The Haitian government has handed over a check of 1 million Haitian gourdes or $15.400 to each Senator and Deputy for the Easter holidays, to fund the good deeds of elected officials to their constituents during the Holy Week. 

On several occasions each year… Easter, patron Catholic Saint festivities, new school year, Christmas, new year's day, carnival, rara and all other invented holidays are practical occasions for the Parliament or the government to water the elected officials with subsi...

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Four officials from Haiti's Ministry of Education arrested for corruption

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Thursday, March 29, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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Jonas Metellus, Harrison Matthew, Cheriza Lunic and Jacques Junior Divers are the four employees assigned to the budget department of the Ministry of National Education and Training (MENFP) pinned in cases of corruption, embezzlement and corruption. conspiracy. They were a total of 24 employees assigned to the budget department of the Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training who were summoned by the Minister Pierre Josué Agénor Cadet to answer the questions of the government c...

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Marco Rubio: " I will do all I can to make sure not a penny of U.S. taxpayer dollars goes" towards Haiti's new army

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, March 29, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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The news of Haiti’s President, Jovenel Moise, proceeding with the installation of the High Chief of Staff’s members of the reconstituted Haitian Army, of whom, many were part of the old military, disbanded in the 1990s for human rights violations, has prompted the American R-FL Senator, Marco Rubio to make the following statement on Twitter Monday night:

“Haiti has so many needs but an army isn’t one of them. Instead of investing in police force and economic development they use it on ...

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Hundreds of journalists protested in Port-au-Prince, demanding answers after colleague disappeared two weeks ago

Posted by AP on Thursday, March 29, 2018, In : National 


Hundreds of journalists wearing white shirts marched through Haiti's capital Wednesday to demand an investigation into why a freelance photographer vanished two weeks earlier while on assignment.

Vladjimir Legagneur disappeared March 14 after entering the Grand Ravine area, considered one of the poorest and most dangerous districts in Port-au-Prince. He has not been heard from since, and none of his belongings have been found as anger and frustration grow over a lack of answers from police and...

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Where is the journalist Vladjimir Legagneur? Mass protest in the Haitian capital on Wednesday, to demand answers from authorities

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, In : National 
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Local and international human rights advocates as well as journalists and concerned citizens will march in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, on Wednesday, March 28th, to protest the disappearance of freelance photojournalist, Vladjimir Legagneur, who went missing on March 14th.

A freelance Photojournalist has been missing in Haiti for the past 10 days


As 14 days have already gone by without any news of Vladjimir, Haitian Police has been doing its best to dim the hope of finding the 30 year o...

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The Haitian government has rejected the Dominican Republic's demand to extradite two Haitian brothers accused of murders

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, March 26, 2018, In : Haiti/Dominican relations 
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The Haitian government has denied the request of the Dominican republic, to extradite two Haitian brothers who are blamed for the murder of the Dominican couple, Neyda Miladis and Reyes Perez Matos, in the border town of Pedernales three weeks ago.

The death of the couple caused tensions to skyrocket between Haitians and Dominicans as violence erupted following the threats of dominicans to remove Haitian within 24 hours by force if they did not leave voluntarily.

Last Thursday, the Attorney Gen...

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The Turks and Caicos upgrades Its Radar Station in response to increase illegal migration from Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, March 26, 2018, In : Migration 
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The government of the Turks and Caicos has taken numerous steps to combat illegal migration from Haiti. Earlier today, the small Islands nation's Governor General, Dr John Freeman, visited one of the main Radar station in the country. Following the visit of the Governor to personally inquire about the new improvements, his office released the following statement:



"The recent upsurge in illegal migration to TCI (Turks and Caicos Islands) via sloops from Haiti has been cause for understandable c...

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Senate's President, Joseph Lambert, rejects the demand of Administrative Court to turn over PetroCaribe Corruption Report

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, March 25, 2018, In : Corruptions 


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In January 2018, the Senate decided that it had no jurisdiction to hear the PetroCaribe corruption report, and instead sent it to the Superior Court of Accounts and Administrative Litigations (CSC / CA), commonly referred to as the Court of Auditors, for further investigation. The moved drew vivid critics as two judges of the court are also accused in the report. Now there is a new development.

PetroCaribe Cor...


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Breaking News: Haiti's Supreme Court annuls judgement against Clifford Brandt, wealthy businessman sentenced in 2015 to 18 years in jail for kidnapping

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, March 24, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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Haiti’s Supreme court has annulled the judgement against Clifford H. Brandt as well as against the co-accused Carlo Bendel Saint Fort and Ricot Pierre-Val, some 18 months after the Court of First Instance of Port-au-Prince has ruled on the case and sentenced the three defendants to  respectively 18, 15, and 19 years of forced labor for kidnapping followed by sequestration of persons, association of criminals, forgery, use of forgery, money laundering, title theft, and illegal detention of ...

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A freelance Photojournalist has been missing in Haiti for the past 10 days

Posted by AP on Saturday, March 24, 2018, In : Security 
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Local and foreign reporters in Haiti are urging authorities to investigate the disappearance of Vladjimir Legagneur, a freelance photojournalist who has been missing since last week.

Legagneur, 30, left his home in the capital Port-au-Prince on the morning of March 14 to take pictures of living conditions in the impoverished neighborhood of Grand-Ravine, an area that has endured violent clashes between rival gangs in recent years.

Legagneur "was going to seek information to show to the people h...

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The Dominican Republic formally requests the extradition of two Haitian brothers accused of murders in Pedernales

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, March 22, 2018, In : Haiti/Dominican relations 


The Attorney General of the Dominican Republic, Jean Rodriguez, during a press conference on Thursday morning, revealed that the Dominican Republic has formally requested the extradition of the two Haitian citizens identified as Edner and Louis Noel, who are allegedly responsible for the murders of a couple of Dominican spouses in the broder town of Pedernales two weeks ago.


The Dominican Attorney General explains that Louis was arrested in Haiti, while fleeing on a motorcycle owned by the dec...

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Haitian Senator suffered from stroke in the middle of Senate's session; transported to Miami urgently for treatment

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Thursday, March 22, 2018, In : Health 
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Senator Nawoon Marcellus, who suffered a stroke on Tuesday night in full session, was flown on an ambulance plane Wednesday afternoon at Jacksonville Memorial Hospital in Florida. The parliamentarian is accompanied by his sister. He will be joined later by his colleague Dieupie Cherubin, first secretary of the office. The entire Senate was mobilized, joined by the executive, to evacuate the parliamentarian to foreign lands.

It was during the session that was supposed to relaunch the parliament...

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Timberland reveals its latest man-boots, made from recycled plastic bottles picked up from the beaches and streets of Haiti.

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, In : Environment 


Timberland has revealed its latest man-boots, made from recycled plastic bottles picked up from the beaches and streets of Haiti.

The globally known outdoor apparel brand acquired the raw materials from a social impact startup named Thread, which employs about 1.300 Haitians to pick up the discarded bottles. The bottes are broken down into flakes which are melted before being passed through an extruder. The bales of  the polyester type of threads generated are spun into fabric to be used into ...

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"Dominicans are condemned to live permanently with Haitians, because that's what destiny wanted," said well-known Dominican activist

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, In : Haiti/Dominican relations 
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The well-known activist and president of the Dominican Committee Abroad (CODEX), Máximo Padilla, said "Dominicans are condemned to live permanently with Haitians, because while Haiti has problems, we are going to also have problems" .

He added that "we are from the same island, the same embryo and we can not leave the island, nor demand that they throw themselves into the sea or into the rivers," said Padilla, commenting on the recent situation in Pedenernales last week, when his fellow compa...

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The International Federation of Human Rights calls on the Haitian Government to prosecute human rights abusers under Duvalier dictatorship

Posted by AFP on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, In : Human Rights 
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Human rights organisations called Tuesday for the prosecution of human rights abusers during Haiti's brutal Duvalier dictatorship.

In a report, The International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) highlighted the urgency of bringing justice as only seven of 17 people accused of abuses are still alive.

It also insisted that Jean-Claude Duvalier's death in 2014 did not spell the end of the fight for justice.

Victims testified about their experience of torture and arbitrary detention in court hearin...

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The European Union will disburse 120 million euros in support of the Haitian government's budget

Posted by LeNouvelliste on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, In : Economy 
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The Republic of Haiti is preparing to receive a budget support of 120 million euros from the European Union (EU) for a three-year period soon, said EU Ambassador to Haiti Vincent Degert, in an interview with the editor last week.

This budget support, which is divided into two parts, will be accompanied by an incentive for the good performance of the Haitian public administration concerned, immediately warned Ambassador Degert. A part - which could be broadly called "injection", he continued, w...

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Haitian President held work meeting with representatives of IDB, IMF and World Bank

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, In : Economy 


Haitian President, Jovenel Moïse, met Monday, March 19, 2018, Haiti's international partners, including representatives of the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and Canada , to discuss the need to boost social programs in Haiti to improve the lives of the most vulnerable.

This high-level meeting was an opportunity for President Jovenel Moïse to return to the major programmatic axes of his five-year term, which will ultimately enable the country ...

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International experts, in Brazil's Capital, debate the future of water in Latin America and the Caribbean

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, In : others 
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BRASILIA, Brazil - The World Water Forum is currently being held from March 18 to the 23rd in the Brazilian Capital and will provide the best experts in the sector. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has coordinated the Regional Process of the Americas, which synthesizes the status of water ressources in the Americas.

The 2018 World Water Forum started in Brasilia (Brazil) with a call to make access to water and sanitation a central issue in the global development agenda. Every three ye...

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Haiti will soon increase Its minimum wage, will the workers get what they're asking for?

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, March 19, 2018, In : Economy 
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The Haitian government is slated, in the coming weeks, to publish a new minimum wage. According to Haitian legislation the adjustment of the minimum wage must be realized before May 1st.

The raising of the minimum wage in Haiti has always been a contentious affair, as economic  actors fear violence, since the minimum wage increase has never been to the full satisfaction of workers. President Moise warned last week, during his visit to one of the largest industrial parks in the country, that th...

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Haitian government gives a check of nearly 15 million gourdes to each political party in the country

Posted by LeNouvelliste on Monday, March 19, 2018, In : Corruptions 


Of the 57 political organizations eligible to receive public funding, 46 have already withdrawn their checks from the Ministry of Economy and Finance. Since the beginning of the check distribution process, some political structures have been divided, others have lost their leader.

Basically, this funding should be used to strengthen and institutionalize political parties as required by the January 2014 law. This is the opposite effect in some cases.

After the political platform VERITE, divided ...

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The Director of Dominican Customs formally asks Haitian authorities to lift ban on Dominican products

Posted by DiaroLibre on Monday, March 19, 2018, In : Haiti/Dominican relations 
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The Director General of Customs asked the Haitian authorities to lift the ban on a large number of Dominican-made food and industrial products that are prevented from entering the Haitian market. 

The request of the head of the Dominican Republic Customs, Enrique Ramírez Paniagua, to lift this prohibition, found some level of receptivity between officials of the Haitian customs and the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Haiti, who promised to formally process the request of the delegation Dom...

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Oxfam's officials said that Haiti sex scandal could cost the charity up to €100 million

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, March 18, 2018, In : Humanitarian 
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Oxfam’s officials indicate that the British based charity could loose up to 100 million Euros, they told British officials at Whitehall.

Since the British newspaper, the Times, published its investigative story showing how the non-profit organization covered up sexual abuses and misconducts of some of its most senior employees in Haiti following a devastating earthquake in 2010. Thousands have cancelled their regular payment donations. They are furious that aid workers sexually exploited vic...

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Oxfam faces new allegations of sexual misconduct in Haiti following 2010 earthquake

Posted by AFP on Saturday, March 17, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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The British-based charity attempted to "contain" sexual harassment allegations involving Raphael Mutiku, who led Oxfam's installation of water supplies after the 2010 earthquake, according to an internal report seen by The Times newspaper.

The documents claim to show a final written warning was issued to Mutiku, a Kenyan in his 40s, in June 2010, following accusations of sexual harassment from female colleagues.

However, six months later when it was alleged that the engineer was paying young wo...

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Two Haitian Senators, including former Senate's President, ask for International help in shedding lights on the use of PetroCaribe funds

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Friday, March 16, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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 Senator Youri Latortu, former President of Haitian Senate.)

Senators Youri Latortue, ally of Tèt Kale (kreyol nickname for the Haitian President's party), former advisor to President Michel Martelly, author of the report on the use of the PetroCaribe fund, and Evalière Beauplan, an opposition senator charged with deepening this report, appealed to the helping the international community track down PetroCaribe's money. The State must seek international cooperation to trace PetroCaribe's mone...

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Haitian President received in audience, U.N Deputy Secretary General

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, March 16, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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Last Wednesday, Haitian President, Jovenel Moise, received in audience, Mr. Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations for Peacekeeping Operations, who carried a message from the Secretary-General, Mr. António Gutteres.

The audience was held in a very cordial atmosphere. Deputy Secretary-General Lacroix informed the Haitian President of the Secretary-General Guterres' message that relations between Haiti and the United Nations be normalized, following the respective r...

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Tensions in Pedernales will not affect the relations between Haiti and the Dominican Rep. Said Dominican Foreign Minister

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, March 16, 2018, In : Haiti/Dominican relations 



The Dominican Government affirmed that the murder of a couple blamed on two Haitians brothers in Pedernales (southwest), which provoked an angry reaction of the citizens of that border city, will not affect the bilateral relations with Haiti.

This was expressed by the Dominican Foreign Minister, Miguel Vargas Maldonado, describing the event as an "isolated event", similar to that which occurred in Spain with the murder of the child Gabriel Cruz, of whom the Dominican Ana Julia Quezada has conf...

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Breaking News: Haiti's Foreign Ministry denounces attempted lynching of diplomat by Dominicans near Pedernales

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, March 16, 2018, In : Haiti/Dominican relations 
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"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs the public in general, and the press in particular, that since February 19, there is a situation of tension at the border between the Republic of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, especially on the side Anse-a-Pitre / Pedernales. This situation follows the death of a Dominican citizen who was murdered by a Haitian citizen during an altercation between the latter and a Dominican couple. The wife of the Dominican citizen was herself dead at the hospital ...

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[update] Now, the Haitian government claims there is no extradition treaty with Dominican Rep, while Dominican officials said they already have 1 of the accused brothers

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, March 15, 2018, In : Haiti/Dominican relations 
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Yesterday Haitian Police said that they had custody of the brothers accused of murder in the Dominican Republic, and they handed them over to Dominican authorities. Today, the Haitian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Antonio Rodrigue, after the scandal that announcement made, in an appearance before the press reminded that “unfortunately there is no extradition treaty between the two countries.” However Dominican authorities are claiming that they managed to get the delivery of one the brothe...

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All the High Chief of Staff members appointed by President Jovenel Moise to head army, were part of military group that ran notorious death squad in Haiti in the 1990s

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, March 15, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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(VHS tapes of testimonies during the Raboteau Massacre trial in 2000)

No one knows what to make of the six men Haitian President Jovenel Moise decided to pick as head of his supposedly reconstituted army.

The recently appointed High Chief of Staff by the Haitian President, to head the reconstituted army, is causing major controversies in Haiti, due to the pasts of the members as high ranking generals in a military force under Raoul Cedras in the 1990s which ran a death squad in the country. 

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The U.S Coast Guard intercepted a boat carrying more than 200 Haitian immigrants

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, March 15, 2018, In : Migration 


The US coast guard announced Wednesday that on Monday, March 12th, they intercepted a boat carrying more than 200 Haitian immigrants, off the coast of the Bahamas, heading for the United States.

The desperate immigrants were taken aboard the U.S coast guard ship, where they were given food, water and medical attention before they were brought back to Haiti.

 It has been years, since such a large number of Haitian immigrants, in one unseaworthy boat, have tried to reach the United States.


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Dominican border army seized more than 2.500 pounds of garlic from Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, March 15, 2018, In : Haiti/Dominican relations 


Staff of the Dominican republic border army has seized 2.596 pounds of garlic, distributed in 118 sacks of 22 pounds each, which they say was smuggled from Haiti, because the plants “bulbs seem of foreign origin.”

The merchandise, which was transported in an unmarked white Ford Explorer, was seized in the municipality of Moncion, after the occupants of the vehicle fled the scene as armed patrols spotted them, leaving behind the car with the garlics inside.

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The American Ambassador to Haiti, reiterated the U.S support to the border police unit, Polifront

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, In : Security 
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The American Ambassador to Haiti, Michele J. Sison reiterated the United States support to the National Police of Haiti (PNH) and will work to continue strengthen the new Police Unit, Polifront, launched by President Jovenel Moise, back in December 2017, to combat contraband and human trafficking at the border with the Dominican Republic.

Ms Sison also participated a day before, in a ceremony with the International Organization for Migrant (IOM) and representatives of PNH to hand over five veh...

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Speech of American Ambassador in Haiti, during her Northern Department tour

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, In : Diplomacy 



The American Ambassador in Haiti, Michel J. Sison, on Tuesday, February 13, toured the Northern Department, where she visited the Caracol Industrial Park, which opened in 2012 and is financed in collaboration with the United States, the Inter-American Development Bank of the Haitian government. Following her visit at the park to require fist hand about the day to day operations and see the progress, she made a stop at the  campus of Henry Christophe University in Cap Haitian where she made th...

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Haitian Police arrested and will hand over to Dominicans two men allegedly responsible for murders in Pedernales, which caused tensions at the border

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, In : Haiti/Dominican relations 
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Dominican officials indicate that Haiti National Police (PNH) have arrested the two brothers who are allegedly responsible for the murder of a couple in the border town of Perdernales last week, and will soon be handed over to Dominican law enforcement agents.

Tensions erupted earlier today in Pedernales after a group of Dominicans and the Mayor of that town, mounted speakers on pickup trucks, blasting threats and giving all residents of Haitian nationality a 24 hours ultimatum to either leave...

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Major strike which paralyzed Haiti's customs is lifted following agreement with government

Posted by Sydney Noel on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, In : Economy 
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Port of Miragoane


The Association of Haitian Customs (ADH) announced Tuesday the lifting of the strike that has paralyzed all activities in the country’s customs since Monday, March 5th. This decision follows an agreement with the government to publish the law regarding the status of customs workers, informs the spokesman of ADH, Michel Nelson.

Haiti loses nearly 1 billion gourdes in 5 days, due to major strike across all post and custom offices


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President Moise had work meeting with International Civil Aviation Organization officials to help Haiti draft Its first Aviation Law

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, In : Law 


A recent courtesy meeting with the President of Haiti, Mr. Jovenel Moïse (centre) provided 
International Civil Aviation Organizatio ( ICAO) North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACC) Regional Director Mr. Melvin Cintron (centre-right) with an excellent opportunity to deliver, on behalf of the President of the Council and the Secretary General, ICAO’s message of partnership and commitment to Haiti. It was attended by Haiti’s Minister of Transportation, Mr. Fritz Caillot (centre...

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Haitian President, Jovenel Moise, proceeds with the appointment of the military staff of Haiti's new Army

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, In : Security 
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"The Ministry of Defense informs the public in general and the press in particular that, in accordance with its commitments materialized in the two decrees of 16 and 17 November 2017, respectively concerning the re-establishment of the Armed Forces of Haiti (FAD'H) and the Appointment of the Acting Commander, the President of the Republic, His Excellency Jovenel Moise, made the following appointments in the Armed Forces of Haiti.

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Dominican President declares emergency in Pedernales and dispatches troops to protect Haitians from threats of Domicans who want them out within 24hrs

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, In : Haiti/Dominican relations 
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Dominican President Danilo Medina has declared an emergency in the southwest border town of Pedernales and has dispatched elite troops and additional police, to protect Haitian migrants as tensions and threats from a groups of dominicans, including from the mayor of that town, who have given an ultimatum for all Haitians to leave within 24 hours; according to Dominican Foreign Minister, Miguel Vargas.

“The President ordered a major military controls against the situation prevailing in Pedern...

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Haitian government suspends Customs workers' authorization to carry weapons

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, In : Security 
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The Haitian government has temporarily suspends the authorization of Customs workers to carry weapons as part of there duties. This unprecedented decision comes as the government continues its tense negotiations with post and customs office workers, who have been on strike since last Monday. 

Haiti loses nearly 1 billion gourdes in 5 days, due to major strike across all post and custom offices


In a press note released Monday March 12th,

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Breaking News: Chile suspends LAW's operating licence hours after it announced the resuming of its flights to Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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Hours following the announcement of the chilean Airline company Latin American Wings, that it will gradually resume flights to Haiti, after announcing last Monday that it would temporarily suspend all its flights to Port-au-Prince, due to an increase in the number of "inadmissible Haitians", Chile’s General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics has suspends the Airline’s licence to operate in the country.

“ The General Directorate o...

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Latin American Wings will "gradually" resume flights to Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, March 12, 2018, In : Migration 
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The Chilean airline, Latin American Wings, announced today that it will “ gradually” resume its flights to Port-au-Prince, after it announced last Monday that it would “temporarily” suspend all its flights to Haiti “ due to the exponential increase of Haitian Citizens who have been declared inadmissible by the authorities of Chile.”

The Latin American Wings has temporarily suspends its flights Haiti-Chile due to increase of "inadmissible Haitian citizens"


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Crippling strike in Haiti rages on for second week after failure of government to reach agreement with strikers

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, March 12, 2018, In : Economy 
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Since Monday, March 5th, the employees of post and customs offices across Haiti, have been on strike, demanding that the government publish the agreement they signed back in January 2017, which guaranteed customs workers a raise, and was suppose to take effect 90 days after its signing.

The Haitian government seems to have changed its mind, because more than year later, the agreement is still not published, and has initiated new rounds of negotiations which have degenerated after the Minister ...

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Haiti loses nearly 1 billion gourdes in 5 days, due to major strike across all post and custom offices

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, March 11, 2018, In : Economy 
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The persisting strike across all post and customs offices in Haiti, has costed the treasury more than 700 million gourdes since it started Monday, according to the Haitian Minister of Finance, Jude Alix Patrick Salomon, who also predicts that it will have a negative impact on the government’s budget for the fiscal year 2017-2018.

Mr Salomon said that his ministry was still in negotiations with the Association of Haitian Customs before the damages become “irreparable.”

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Future US Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, causes scandal after saying that she will defend rights of Haitian immigrants

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, March 10, 2018, In : Haiti/Dominican relations 


The nominee for the American Ambassador in the Dominican Republic, Robin Bernstein, is under heavy criticisms in that country, after stating that she will work for the rights of Haitians affected by a Dominican 2013 court ruling, stripping Dominicans of Haitian descents, their citizenships, going as far back as 1929.

Dominican legislators and other high ranking politicians have defined the position of the future ambassador as a flagrant interference in Dominican Republic’s affairs.

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Haitian and Dominican Police arrested several alleged human traffickers at the border

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, March 10, 2018, In : Haiti/Dominican relations 
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Haiti’s National Police (PNH) officers, in collaboration with their Dominican counterparts have arrested several alleged human traffickers in the Ouanaminthe border area, called coyotes, who are dedicated to trafficking persons, including children, from Haiti into the Dominican republic.


The Director of the National Department of Investigation of the Dominican Republic (DNI), Sigfrido Pared Perez, hailed the work between authorities of his country and PNH officers, which brought these positi...

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Haiti requests Pan American Health Organization's support in advocating for a larger budget for health

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, March 10, 2018, In : Health 
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Haiti has made progress in strengthening its health systems, in eliminating diseases such as malaria, and in decreasing maternal mortality, among other areas, explained the Minister of Health and Population of that country, Marie Gréta Roy Clément. Challenges remain, however, for which the support of the Pan American Health Organization is essential, added the Minister during her visit to the Organization's headquarters.

The Haiti delegation requested PAHO's support in advocating for a large...

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Haiti's Ministry of Public Health launches nationwide vaccination campaign for children

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, March 9, 2018, In : Health 


Haiti’s Ministry of Public Health and Population, today launched a nationwide immunization campaign for children, against diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough. 


More than 6.000 health agents will be deployed in 44 communes in all nine departments of Haiti from March 11 to the 15, with the goal of vaccinating about 1 million children between the ages of one and 6 years old. This massive vaccination campaign comes after a few cases of pediatric deaths, due to complications from diphtheria w...

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FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup: Haiti put in pool D along with China, Germany and Nigeria

Posted by FIFA on Friday, March 9, 2018, In : Sport 
The Draw for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 - Group D

No less than three former finalists of the competition are in Pool D: PR China, Nigeria and Germany. The latter two have even met twice in the finals, in 2010 and in 2014. In other words, Group D will be up. But Haiti, which will take its first steps in a FIFA stamped women's tournament, knows how to beat the odds to believe its qualifying!

Haiti is qualified for FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup by beating Canada 1-0


The teams: Haiti | RP China | Nigeria | Germany |

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Nigeria - Germany

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The Dominican Republic has deployed 1.000 soldiers along border with Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, March 9, 2018, In : Haiti/Dominican relations 
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The Dominican Republic on Thursday March 8th deployed 1.000 soldiers along its terrestrial border with Haiti. These soldiers are supported by 90 vehicles two helicopters and a number of drones.

The deployment of yet, the largest Dominican forces along the border, is ten fold that of Haiti’s own’s border police; it comes after the Dominican President Danilo Medina made the announcement during his congressional address on February 27th 2018.

"We will coordinate all the institutions that opera...

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Haiti's President Chief of Staff, Wilson Laleau, said that International investigators should handle the PetroCaribe corruption scandal

Posted by hougansydney,com on Thursday, March 8, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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The Chief of Staff of Haiti’s President, Wilson Laleau and former Minister of Finance under the Michel Martelly presidency, last week end, participated in the talk show <<Carrefour>> "crossroad" on Radio Mega in Port-au-Prince; during the show, Wilson Laleau addressed the sensible issue of PetroCaribe.

For Wilson Laleau, whom is also pinned in the damning 686 pages senatorial report accusing many current and former officials of having wasted, mismanaged and embezzled more than $2 billion of ...

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Haitian Police arrested 3 people, including an American, who were trying to smuggle guns into Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, March 8, 2018, In : Crimes 


Haitian National Police (PNH) on Wednesday, arrested three individuals in the northern city of Port-de-Paix, among them an American citizen, who were caught trying to smuggle into Haiti an important shipment of guns.

During the arrest two vehicles, ammunition, machetes, cell phones and fake identification cards  were seized.  

It was not confirmed whether the weapons came from the United States.


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Chilean immigration officials have deported 230 Haitians since last Friday

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, In : Migration 
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Chilean immigration officials, since last Friday, have deported 230 Haitians who lack proper documents to enter the South America nation, which has seen an explosion of Haitian immigrants arrival in past years.

According to the Investigative Police (PDI) these 230 undocumented Haitian nationals arrived in Chile Between Friday and Monday on four different flights.

PDI agents said that they detected that the hotel reservations of 169 foreigners were false, a requirement to enter the country as a ...

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Major strike paralyzes Haiti's post and customs offices, costing the country nearly 200 million gourdes daily

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, In : Economy 
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As expected, the employees of post offices and customs observed Monday, a work strike around the country, to encourage the government to sign the law on the particular status of the post offices and customs employees, as agreed during the negotiations between workers syndicates and the Haitian government back in 2017. The Ministry of Economy and Finance , Jude Alix Patrick Salomon, had promised during the signing of the agreement, which took place January 21, 2017 that the special status woul...

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The number of cholera cases in Haiti has fallen to its lowest level, according to latest UN study

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, In : Health 
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According to the United Nations, the number of cholera cases in Haiti for the year 2018, has fallen to its lowest level since the waterborne epidemic began in 2010.

Specifically, in January of this year, there were only 432 suspected cases and four cholera related deaths, which represents an unprecedented drop of 77 and 87 % year-on-year, reports the U.N Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in its latest study, published at the begging of March.


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The Prime Minister of Barbados condemns discrimination against Haitians by CARICOM Member States

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, March 5, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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The Prime Minister of Barbados, Freundel Stuart, has expressed his concerns about how fellow CARICOM countries discriminate agains the citizens of Haiti, by requiring them to obtain a visa in order to travel to most CARICOM member states, although it is a member of the regional organisation. In fact, Haiti currently holds the rotating presidency of the regional body.

Barbados has always thought this was a little inequitable and discriminatory,” Prime Minister Freundel Stuart said just days a...

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NTTRA announces new carrier servicing Miami to Port-Au-Prince, Cap-Haïtien as well as between Dominican Republic and Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, March 5, 2018, In : Economy 
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NTTRA, a neutral electronic transaction platform, software and information provider at the center of the ocean shipping industry, today announced significant growth in its carrier network with the recent addition of four new carriers, including Evergreen Marine Corporation, one of the largest container fleets in the world.
 
 
"2017 was a tremendous year for INTTRA, with container orders growing by 12%, and the company processing 45 million container orders on its platform," said John Fay, CEO o...

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The Latin American Wings has temporarily suspends its flights Haiti-Chile due to increase of "inadmissible Haitian citizens"

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, March 5, 2018, In : Diaspora 
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The Latin American Wings (LAW) airline announced Monday that it has decided to “ temporarily suspends its flights to the route Port-au-Prince, Haiti due to the exponential increase of Haitians citizens who have been declared inadmissible by the authorities of Chile."

The airline company said that Its decision lies “in a situation that is public and notorious through what is reported by the media, and has affected passengers of all airlines that operate the aforementioned route.”

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Haiti's private sector is unhappy about President Moise's decision to require all financial transactions be done in gourde

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, March 4, 2018, In : Economy 
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The recent decision of Haitian President Jovenel Moise, to sign an executive order requiring all financial transactions in the country be conducted in the local currency, the gourde, has stunned and upset many of the biggest merchants operating in the country.

Following the publication of the decree relating to this new change, the powerful Private Sector Economic Forum, which is made up of Haiti’s largest businesses, sent a public letter to the Minister of Economy and Finance, expressing th...

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Haiti and the IMF reached agreement on a Staff-Monitored Program

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, March 4, 2018, In : Economy 
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The recent flow of breaking news coming out of Haiti recently in regards to the Oxfam sex abuses scandals and the latest relating to the statements made by the United Nations Special Representative in Haiti, Susan Page, has somewhat buried the news of Haiti’s signing a financing agreement with IMF.


An International Monetary Fund staff team led by Chris Walker, IMF Mission Chief for Haiti, visited Port-au-Prince from February 20-25, to carry out discussions with the Haitian authorities on a S...

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Breaking News: After tense phone call with Haitian President, U.N Secretary General has recalled his Special Representative in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, March 3, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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Haitian President had a very tense Phone call with Antonio Guterres, U.N Secretary General, on Wednesday, the Nouvelliste reports. A few hours after the phone call whose contents were not made public, Antonio Guterres has recalled his special representative in the country, Susan D. Page, who is at the center of this unprecedented diplomatic fallout between Haiti and the UN.


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"Haiti is neither a mill nor a savannah" Haitian Prime Minister slammed the United Nations Special representative in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, March 3, 2018, In : Diplomacy 



The usually quiet and invisible Haitian Prime minister, Jack Guy Lafontant, has came out of his shell to slam the recent statement, Susan Page, the U.N Secretary General’s Special Representative in Haiti, made in regards to the PetroCaribe corruption scandal and the murders of citizens by Haitian police.

During a press conference on Thursday to explain the decision of the government to recall Haiti’s ambassador to the United Nations, the Haitian Premier said that “ Haiti is neither a mil...

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The high-level UN meeting on Cholera, which Haitian President decided not to attend, is scheduled for another date, said his Spokesman

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, March 2, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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The Spokesman of the Haitian President, Lucien Jurat, said that the high level U.N meeting on Cholera last Wednesday in New York, which the Haitian President, Jovenel Moise, was suppose to attend, but decided to cancel his attendance last minute following the diplomatic fallout between the Haitian government and the Special Representative of the UN’s Secretary General in the country, over the sensitive issues of PetroCaribe corruption and alleged abuse of Police officers; was postponed to a...

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Haitian President signed executive order requiring all financial transactions in the country to be done in Gourde

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, March 2, 2018, In : Economy 
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Haitian President Jovenel Moise, on Thursday March, 1, 2018, signed an executive order requiring all financial transactions in Haiti to be conducted with the local denomination Haitian gourde.

Anyone contravening the provisions of the decree will be prosecuted in accordance with the laws of the Republic, threatened the government.




"Given the Constitution, especially Articles 6 and 136;

Having regard to the Decree of 27 March 1985 amending Articles 9 and 17 of the Law of 17 August 1979 establishi...

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President Moise cancels his participation at a high-level UN meeting on Cholera, as diplomatic fallout over PetroCaribe comment continues

Posted by Miami Herald on Thursday, March 1, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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A day after recalling its United Nations ambassador for consultations in a protest over a U.N. official’s remarks about oil-loan corruption allegations, the Haitian government on Wednesday canceled its participation in a high-level U.N. retreat on cholera in New York.

Hosted by U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres and his Special Envoy for Haiti Josette Sheeran, the overnight retreat at Greentree on Long Island opened late Wednesday and gathered some of the world’s leading innovators i...

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Protesting high school students and Haitian Police clashed in Cite Soleil

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, March 1, 2018, In : National 


Hundreds of high school students from Lycée Duvivier, in the populous neighborhood of Cite Soleil, on Wednesday February 28, took to the streets to demand the return of teachers on strike for weeks due to months of salary arrears.


Students, using school benches and stones erected barricades and blocked the major Route 9 highway for several hours.


The Haitian National Police (PNH) was quickly dispatched to disperse the large protest resulting in clashes between the high school students and law ...

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"The Bahamas will not see an increase in imports from Haiti" assured Bahamian Minister of Agriculture, contradicting Haitian President

Posted by NassauGuardian on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, In : Economy 
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Responding to backlash in some circles over the government’s agreement to strengthen trade links for the purchase and sale of agricultural products and seafood and exportable fisheries from Haiti, Minister of Agriculture Renward Wells insisted yesterday that the agreement will not see an increase in imports for the country. Haitian President Jovenel Moise and Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis discussed the agreement ahead of the 29th Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Gover...

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The Presidents of Haiti's both chambers of Parliament, condemn the executive for not acknowledging their presence at CARICOM meeting

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, In : Politic 
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The Presidents of Haiti’s both chambers of parliament, Senator Joseph Lambert (left) and Deputy Gary Bodeau (right), are upset about what they believe is a State Protocol incident after their presence at the opening of the 29th Inter-sessional meeting of the CARICOM Conference of Heads of State and Government which ended yesterday, was not acknowledged by the presenter at the ceremony. 


The lawmakers expressed their disappointment in a letter sent to the office of Prime Minister Jack Guy Laf...

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Haiti didn’t like what the U.N. said about corruption, so it recalled ambassador

Posted by Miami Herald on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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Haiti has recalled its ambassador to the United Nations for consultations after U.N. Secretary General António Guterres’ special representative said she welcomed a corruption inquiry into the way $2 billion in oil loans from Venezuela was spent by former Haitian government officials.

Ambassador Denis Regis confirmed to the Miami Herald that he had been recalled and Haiti Foreign Minister Antonio Rodrigue also confirmed the decision.

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Breaking News: Haiti recalls Its Ambassador to the UN after comment of UN representative in Haiti on PetroCaribe and other issues

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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Haiti announced today that it has recalled for consultations Its ambassador to the United Nations, Denis Regis, after a statement issued by the representative of the secretary general of the UN in Haiti, Susan Page, on facts of blood in which the National Police (PNH) was involved.

The Haitian Foreign Ministry reacted in this way to a document published this week by Page, Chief of the UN Mission for Justice in Haiti (MINUJUSTH), in which she  said that she welcomed the appointment of a judge t...

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Breaking News: Haiti's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that it is "appalled" by statement of the UN on PetroCaribe

Posted by MetropoleHaiti on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Mission in Haiti in Support of Justice (MINUJUSTH) divided over progress on Petrocaribe in a press release dated 25 February, MINUJUSTH welcomed the appointment of investigating judges in the Petrocaribe case while calling on the Haitian authorities to do the same in regards to the Lilavois and Grand Ravine cases.
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The United Nations welcomes the appointment of a judge on the PetroCaribe scandal and challenges Haitian authorities on other issues

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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The United Nations Mission in Support of Justice in Haiti (MINUJUSTH), in a statement, welcomes the appointment of judges to hear PetroCaribe complaints filed by individuals in the Port-au-Prince Court of First Instance on 29 January and 20 February 2018. The UN mission also calls on the Haitian authorities to appoint judges to investigate the files of Lilavois and Grand-Ravine.

"I welcome the initiative and the active role of Haitian citizens and civil society engaged in the fight against cor...

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Official remarks of Grenada's Prime Minister, Keith Mitchell, at the 29th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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The following are remarks by the Prime Minister of Grenada and outgoing Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community at the opening of the 29th inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 26-27 February 2018.


His excellency Jovenel Moise, President of the Republic of Haiti and Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community;

Other Heads of State and Government; 

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Official speech of Haitian President, Jovenel Moise, at the 29th Inter-sessional meeting of CARICOM Heads of State and Government

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, February 26, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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Ladies and Gentlemen, Heads of State and Government,

Ladies and Gentlemen, Heads of Delegation,

Mr. Secretary General,

Ladies and gentlemen,

I am very pleased to welcome you to Haiti on the occasion of the twenty-ninth intersessional meeting of the CARICOM Conference of Heads of State and Government. By my organ, the whole nation offers you the warmest welcome and wishes you a very pleasant stay.

At the same time, I wish to thank the Heads of State and Government who made the trip despite their ma...

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Haitian President and the Prime minister of the Bahamas held work meeting on the sidelines of the 29th Inter-sessional meeting of CARICOM Heads of State and Government

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, February 26, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis, left, presents a gift to Haitian President Jovenel Moise



This Sunday, February 25, 2018 was held at the National Palace in Haiti a high-level meeting between the Haitian President Jovenel Moise and Dr. Hubert Minnis, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, on the sidelines of the 29th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community, taking place in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on February 26 and...

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The Haitian government wants to overhaul the aid industry in the wake of Oxfam's sex abuse scandal, but will the International Community let it do so?

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, February 25, 2018, In : National 
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Aviol Fleurant, Haiti’s minister of planning and external cooperation, left, meeting on Thursday with the Oxfam officials Simon Ticehurst and Margalida Massot.




Haiti seems to be on the verge of having Its #Metoo movement with non profit organizations; the Haitian government appears to be determined to overhaul the aid industry in the wake of the Oxfam sex abuses scandal. But with so much interests and billions of dollars involved, will the International Community let this happen?


The Republic...

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President Moise inaugurated highway from Cap Haitian to touristic port of Labadee

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, February 25, 2018, In : Infrastructures 


President Jovenel Moïse, accompanied by Prime Minister Dr. Jacques Guy Lafontant, Ministers of Public Works, Transport and Communications, Engineer Fritz Caillot, Tourism and Creative Industries Ms. Menos Colombe Emilie Jessy, senators of the Department of the North and a delegation of the World Bank, proceeded this Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the inauguration of the road Cap-Haïtien / Labadee.

Construction of the 8.5-kilometer, 5.5-meter-wide road, financed by the World Bank with $ 8.6 m...

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Merchants affected by Iron Market fire received the first financial support from Haitian government

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, February 25, 2018, In : Economy 
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A few days after the fire that broke out at the Iron Market, the Inter-ministerial Commission responsible for assisting the victims of this tragedy, granted Thursday, February 22, 2018, in the gardens of the Primature, more than two hundred merchants, food kits and a financial allowance of 20.000 gourdes (U$2.000).

This ceremony was held in an atmosphere of solidarity, allowing the victims to benefit from a first intervention of the Government, just as President Moise promised a day after the ...

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The United Nations informs Haiti to be prepared for possible earthquake in Cap-Haitian which could kill up to 75.000

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, February 24, 2018, In : Infrastructures 



A UNDP conference on the “Seismic Risk and Consequences for Northern Haiti and Vulnerable Schools” was held last week for stakeholders including the Haiti government, international agencies and the private sector.

The conference was co-chaired by Carlos Uribe and Renaud Voltaire from UNDP and Dr. Kit Miyamoto of Miyamoto International, an earthquake and structural engineering firm.  The purpose was to share findings from a report on the risk Northern Haiti faces and what can be done to pro...

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U.S Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will attend the 29th Inter-sessional meeting of CARICOM Heads of State and Government in Port-au-Prince

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, February 24, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to Port-au-Prince, Haiti to meet with Haitian President Jovenel Moise and Caribbean leaders attending the twenty-ninth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) from February 26-28.

Haiti will host the 29th Inter-sessional meeting of CARICOM Heads of State and Government


The Deputy Secretary will focus discussions on issues of mutual interest to the United States and the Caribbean,...

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President Moise and First lady Martine attended the first official reception of the new American Ambassador in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, February 24, 2018, In : National 

L'ambassadeur des Etats-Unis Michele J. Sison, le chef de l'Etat Jovenel Moise et son épouse Martine. (de g. à d.)/ Photo: Ambassade des États-Unis, Port-au-Prince (Haiti)/Facebook

Haitian President Jovenel Moise, accompanied with his wife, the First Lady Martine Moise, attended on the night of Thursday February 22, the first official reception of the new American Ambassador in Haiti, Michele J. Sison, at her official residence in Port-au-Prince, a day after she presented to the President her credentials.

New American Ambassador arrives in Haiti amid tension between the United States and Haiti

Many Ministers, business leaders as well as health and education workers accomp...


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Breaking News: Haitian government temporarily suspends Oxfam license to operate in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, February 22, 2018, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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The Haitian government has temporarily suspended Oxfam’s license to operate in Haiti, following the revelation that some of its employees committed sexual abuses in the country, while delivering aid in the aftermath of a catastrophic earthquake in 2010; including paying prostitutes, possibly underage, for orgies with aid money.

The two months suspension was justified ...

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World Press Freedom: Haiti ranks 53, higher than most in Latin America

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, February 22, 2018, In : National 
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The 2017 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reflects a world in which attacks on the media have become commonplace and strongmen are on the rise. We have reached the age of post-truth, propaganda, and suppression of freedoms – especially in democracies.

RSF’s latest World Press Freedom Index highlights the danger of a tipping point in the state of media freedom, especially in leading democratic countries. (Read our analysis entitled Journalism weakened by...

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Haiti is the 2nd most corrupt country in the Americas, behind Venezuela, according to latest Transparency International's ranking

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, February 22, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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Transparencey International released Its index on corruption on Wednesday February 21, 2018; The index, which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and businesspeople, uses a scale of zero to 100, where zero is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. This year, the index found that more than two-thirds of countries score below 50, with an average score of 43. Over the last six years, several countries significantly improve...

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For Haiti, the Oxfam sexual-abuse scandal is just the latest in a string of insults

Posted by The Washington Post on Thursday, February 22, 2018, In : Op-ed 
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By now, many Haitians must be asking themselves: What is the price we have to pay for foreign aid? The Oxfam sex scandal is just the latest humiliation heaped on this poor country by those who claim to be helping it.

Reports that senior Oxfam staff members paid prostitutes — including, possibly, underage girls — to participate in orgies in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake have stunned the universe of charities and international aid organizations.

But they are hardly a surpri...

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First black Nobel Prize laureate for literature, Wolé Soyinka, decorated by President Moise with the National Order of Honor and Merit at the grade of Commander.

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, February 22, 2018, In : Culture 
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Haitian President, Jovenel Moïse, accompanied by the First Lady, Martine Moïse, offered this Tuesday, February 20, at the National Palace, a welcome cocktail in honor of Professor Wolé Soyinka, Nobel Prize for Literature and a priceless actor of the radiation of black thought and literature.

The Head of State has, in fact, welcomed the visit to Haiti of the first black and African author to have received the Nobel Prize for literature. "This visit is a significant symbol of the unbreakable ...

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Senator wants to form a commission to monitor the spending of President Moise on his "Caravan of Change" initiative

Posted by AlterPresse on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, In : Economy 
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Senate Justice and Security Commission President Jean Renel Sénatus asks Upper House Speaker Joseph Lambert to form a commission to monitor funds committed to the "caravan of change" program in a dated letter of 19 February 2018, which has become known online agency AlterPresse.

Sénatus calls for the immediate creation of a special commission of inquiry into the funds used in this infrastructure program, deployed in parallel with the intervention of the ministries.

This would allow, according...

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New American Ambassador arrives in Haiti amid tension between the United States and Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, In : Diplomacy 


President Jovenel Moïse, accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Antonio Rodrigue, received Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the National Palace the credentials of two new ambassadors accredited in Haiti. They are Mrs Michèle J. Sison and Rudy Armando Cojax Lopez of the Republic of Guatemala.

Michèle Sison whom was nominated by President Donald Trump, in July 2017 and confirmed by the Senate in November,  has previously served as the United States Ambassador to the United Arab Emi...

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Haiti will host the 29th Inter-sessional meeting of CARICOM Heads of State and Government

Posted by MetropoleHaiti on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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The 29th Inter-sessional meeting of CARICOM Heads of State and Government will be held in Haiti on 26 and 27 February. 150 foreigners will be represented in Haiti and already the authorities are ready to host this event.

Climate change, the region's vulnerability to natural disasters, security and tourism in the Caribbean are among the topics to be debated at this meeting, which will take place at the Marriott Hotel.

40 million gourdes, it is the budget provided by Haiti for the organization of...

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Canadian Minister of International Development announces $8.3 million in support of Haitian women while also reaffirming her support for Oxfam

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, In : Diplomacy 



The Canadian Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Marie Claude Bibeau, who is in Haiti for a three days visit from the 18 to the 21 of February, today met with Haitian President Jovenel Moise, at the National Palace.

“I am receiving Ms. Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and Francophonie of Canada, who visits Haiti from February 18 to 21, 2018. This meeting gives us a new opportunity to review the cooperation between Haiti and Canada. “ Twitted...

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A new major livestock feed production plant with 6.5 tons daily output opened in Haiti

Posted by LeNouvelliste on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, In : Economy 


Just three months ago, on November 16, 2017, a new feed production plant opened in Carrefour's Abraham terminal. In this plant, 14 varieties of food are produced taking into account the three stages of the animal's life. The aim is to boost the livestock market in the country, which, according to more than one, is a prime economic activity for a sizable segment of the population.


The Haitian Livestock Feed Company (SHAB) is the name of the factory that has just established itself in the Haitia...

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Project to build an international railroad between Haiti and the Dominican Republic proposed to President Danilo Medina

Posted by ListinDiaro on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, In : Haiti/Dominican relations 
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The Regional Development Council (CRD) Monday proposed to President Danilo Medina several infrastructure works for the development of the country, which highlights the construction of an international railway.

The international railroad would cross the northeast, passing through the ports of Haina, Caucedo, Cibao Central and the province of Puerto Plata, ending its journey in Haiti, resulting in great benefits for the country's trade, according to Iscrates Peña, director general of the CRD, o...

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Breaking News: Oxfam releases its 2011 internal investigation into sexual misconduct of its employees in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, February 19, 2018, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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A full copy of Oxfam’s final internal report into allegations of sexual misconduct and other unacceptable behavior during Oxfam’s humanitarian response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake has been made public today.

Oxfam, which has been going through a public relations nightmare since the British newspaper the Times published an explosive investigative story showing how some of the organization's staff used donated money to paid for "orgies" with prostitutes in Haiti and some of them may had bee...

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Breaking News: Another fire swept through a popular public market in Haiti Sunday

Posted by AP on Monday, February 19, 2018, In : Haiti Breaking News 
A vendor carries her hangers through the smoke during a massive fire at the biggest clothing market in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. The entire market, where at least 1,000 vendors work and was closed on Sunday, was destroyed in the blaze. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

A fire swept through a large clothing market in Haiti's capital on Sunday, days after another blaze destroyed a large part of the main market in Port-au-Prince.

Emergency crews told RTVC television the fire started in the early morning in what is known as the old customs market, where hundreds of vendors normally work. The market was closed Sunday and there were no reports of deaths.

Vendors rushed to the market to try to save their merchandise but many were blocked by armed security guards.

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Light 4.6 magnitude earthquake reported off the coast of Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, February 17, 2018, In : National 
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A light 4.6 magnitude earthquake was reported on the Haitian coast, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Petit Trou de Nippes on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued. The 4.6 magnitude quake was detected at 7:25 PM local time.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck Haiti.

In January 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated the Haitian capital, killing ...

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UN Undersecretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, talks about her prison's visit experience in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, February 16, 2018, In : Human Rights 
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Ms. Bintou Keita, who has been in office since September 2017, traveled to Haiti from 5 to 9 February 2018 to support the efforts of the new United Nations Mission for the Support of Justice in Haiti (MINUJUSTH), to discuss with the Haitian government and other MINUJUSTH mandate partners, and to ensure that human rights are at the heart of Haiti's sustainable development agenda.

During her brief visit to the Caribbean island, the UN representative took the opportunity to visit a prison in the ...

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Breaking News: Haiti's President calls for investigations into OXFAM, Doctors Without Borders and other NGOs operating in Haiti

Posted by Reuters on Friday, February 16, 2018, In : National 
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Haiti’s president said on Friday that sexual misconduct by staff of British charity Oxfam was only the tip of an “iceberg” and called for investigations into Doctors Without Borders and other aid organizations which came to the country after its 2010 earthquake.

“The Oxfam case is the visible part of the iceberg,” President Jovenel Moise said in a phone interview with Reuters on Friday. “It is not only Oxfam, there are other NGOs (non-governmental organizations) in the same situati...

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"Lies and exaggerations." Former Oxfam director accused of hiring underage prostitutes for orgies in Haiti with Aid money, speaks out

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, February 15, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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Roland Van Hauwermeiren, 68, former director of OXFAM, who has been accused of hiring prostitutes with donated money, some of them underage, while delivering aid in Haiti in the aftermath of the catastrophic 2010 earthquake, is speaking out.

The former director who is at the centre of the scandal that is shaking the aid industry, admitted that some of the salacious details reported in the media are true, but most of them are lies.

"A lot of people - even in the international media - will be blu...

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Colombia immigration officials detained 10 Haitian citizens this afternoon, among them 6 children

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, In : Migration 


Immigration officials in Colombia, Wednesday afternoon detained 10 Haitian nationals without documentation in the city of Santiago de Cali, after they were alerted by citizens about people who appeared to be lost. 

The police detained them until officials from the Ministry of Foreign affairs and immigration came to take them away.



Among them, three adult women, a man, two boys, a girl and three infants. It has not yet been established if they are related, how they arrived there and if or when t...

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Breaking News: Haitian Government may revoke Oxfam's license to operate in Haiti, following sex scandal

Posted by Reuters on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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The Haitian government could revoke British charity Oxfam's right to operate in the disaster-stricken Caribbean island, a senior government official said, potentially deepening the crisis that has engulfed the troubled NGO.

Oxfam is under threat of losing its British government funding over sexual misconduct accusations in Haiti and Chad. Senior staff have already left the charity, and the threat of losing its right to operate in Haiti heaps pressure on Oxfam.

Aviol Fleurant, Haiti's minister o...

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Firefighters couldn't come to the Iron Market on time, because fire trucks had no gas

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, In : National 


As people have begun to recollect themselves from the shock of the historic Iron Market in Port-au-Prince, being burned to near complete destruction and, investigators are collecting testimonies from witnesses and analyzing all the evidence, it is beginning to look like that an accident with a combination of negligence was behind this tragedy.


The Photographer, Casimir Veillard of the newspaper Lenouvelliste who happened to be there and was able to capture some great pictures of the event as i...

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President Jovenel Moise, near tears, promised to rebuild the historic Iron Market of Port-au-Prince, following devastating fire

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, In : National 
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Haitian President Jovenel Moise, accompanied by the Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant, early on the morning of Tuesday February 13th, went to the scene of the devastating fire that left the historic Iron market in Port-au-Prince, almost completely destroyed, to witness firsthand the extent of the damages and to lend his shoulder and all the support of his government to the hundreds of inconsolable merchants who have lost all their livelihoods in this terrible disaster.

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Former Chief of Haiti's National Police, Mario Andresol: Iron Market fire "is either political or criminal"

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, In : National 
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Mario Andresol, who served as Haiti's police chief from 2005 to 2012 and under three different Presidents, doesn’t think that the fire which destroyed the Iron Market of Port-au-Prince on the night of February 12th to the 13th, was accidental.  Based on his experience as head of the Police, Mr Andresol suspects foul play.

"The origin of the fire of a public market in Haiti is rarely accidental. It is either political or criminal. The antagonistic groups that cluster around municipal cartels ...

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Breaking News: Iconic Iron Market in Port-au-Prince nearly destroyed by fire last night

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, In : Haiti Breaking News 

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As Haitians were dancing and celebrating the biggest cultural event in their country on the night of February 12, 2018, a major fire was simultaneously devastating the Iron Market, one the most recognizable landmarks of Port-au-Prince.

The raging fire nearly destroyed everything on its path, leaving behind significant damage at the biggest public market in Haiti.

Firefighters were immediately dispatched to the scene to combat the inferno, but they...

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Haitian President strongly condemns "violation of human dignity" committed by Oxfam, following explosive sex scandal

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, In : National 


Haitian President Jovenel Moise, took to Twitter on Monday to express his anguish and to strongly condemn the British charity Oxfam, after it was recently revealed that Its staff hired prostitutes while delivering aid in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake.


There is nothing more outrageous and dishonest than a sexual predator who uses his position as part of the humanitarian response to a natural disaster to exploit needy people in their moment of greatest vulnerability.” Sai...

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The EU will withdraw funding from Oxfam if the sex scandal in Haiti is proven

Posted by EFE on Monday, February 12, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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The European Commission (EC) has warned on Monday that it is "ready" to withdraw its funding to Oxfam if it does not comply with the ethical rules it requires the organizations with which it works, after learning that several employees of the NGO paid to have sex with prostitutes after the 2011 earthquake in Haiti.


How the Director of Oxfam in 2011, used donated money for the earthquake to pay for underage prostitutes in Haiti and "orgies"


"We hope Oxfam will fully clarify these allegations wit...

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OXFAM Deputy Director resigns after sex abuse scandal in Haiti

Posted by EuropePress on Monday, February 12, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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The deputy director of the British NGO Oxfam, Penny Lawrence, has resigned this Monday from the charge of sex scandals involving members of the organization's staff in Haiti during the post-earthquake work in 2010.

The British newspaper 'The Times' revealed last week abuses of workers of the NGO and, in particular, reported that the director of Oxfam in Haiti, Roland van Hauwermeiren, had hired prostitutes, some of them minors, with funds from the organization .

Oxfam already admitted that the ...

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Breaking News: Haitian government to take legal actions against OXFAM, following explosive sex abuse scandal involving minors

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, February 12, 2018, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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Haiti’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, Bocchit Edmond, said that the Haitian government has asked its British counterpart to identify the aid workers who paid for sex with minors in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake, calling for them to be prosecuted “ in the international system”, as it continues to consider taking its own legal action against the charity.


The Haitian ambassador to the UK said that his country was “shocked and appalled “ by the way the benevolent o...

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Breaking News: Haiti's Ambassador to the UK accused OXFAM of cover up, after explosive sex scandals involving orgies with minors in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, February 10, 2018, In : Haiti Breaking News 



The Haitian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Bocchit Edmond, in an interview with the BBC, on Saturday, February 10th, expressed the Haitian government “outcry over those serious crimes that were not reported to relevant authorities.” referring to recent explosive reports of how employees of the British charity OXFAM, used donated earthquake money to pay for sex and “orgies” with underage prostitutes in Haiti.


Mr Bocchit Edmond whom previously served as Haiti’s ambassador to the Org...

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In meeting with Venezuelan Foreign Minister, President Moise discussed difficulties of Haiti to make payment towards PetroCaribe due to US sanctions

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, February 10, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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President Jovenel Moise on Friday met with the Chancellor of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, who made a stop in the Haitian Capital as part of his “Dignity Tour”.


According to Mr Arreaza,  during the lengthy meeting the pair were able to review “bilateral joint plans, PetroCaribe, the supply, the compensation of Petrocaribe, the importation by Venezuela of products from Haiti” and the political relations between the two countries “integrally.”

Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs in Hai...


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It was Jacmel's turn to receive heavy equipments from President Moise

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, February 9, 2018, In : Infrastructures 


President Jovenel Moise, on a mission to equip each of the 9 departments of the country with necessary materials to clean up the streets, build roads and rehabilitate Haiti’s agricultural infrastructures, has made a stop in Jacmel Thursday, to provide the touristic city with its own float of heavy equipments, after having made similar distribution in Gonaives, Aritbonite and many other cities.

President Moise handed over heavy equipments to local officials of Artibonite and Hinche



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Former Haitian President, Michel Martelly, said that he is certain there was " theft" and "embezzlement" of PetroCaribe funds during his time in office

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Friday, February 9, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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It is a quiet and calm Michel Martelly who made these statements on Thursday, February 1, 2018, on the program Mise au point, hosted by Serginho Lindor on the National Television of Haiti and which is also available on the Net. Since being knocked out at carnivals in Gonaïves and Jacmel, the singer of the group of Sweet Micky and former President of the Republic undertook a tour in the media of the capital to denounce the "political" nature of these decisions.

Asked about the PetroCaribe issu...

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Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs in Haiti, part of his" war of dignity for Latin American and Caribbean countries" [video]

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, February 9, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
Haiti’s foreign Minister, Antonio Rodrigue,  received on the afternoon of Thursday, February 8th, 2018, his Venezuelan counterpart  Jorge Arreaza, at the Toussaint L'Ouverture International Airport.


The visit of the Venezu...

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How the Director of Oxfam in 2011, used donated money for the earthquake to pay for underage prostitutes in Haiti and "orgies"

Posted by TheTimes of UK on Thursday, February 8, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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One of Britain’s biggest charities covered up the use of prostitutes by senior aid workers in earthquake-torn Haiti.

A Times investigation has found that Oxfam, which receives £300 million a year in British government funds and public donations, allowed three men to resign and sacked four for gross misconduct after an inquiry into sexual exploitation, the downloading of pornography, bullying and intimidation.

A confidential report by the charity said that there had been “a culture of impun...

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PetroCaribe Corruption report sent to court of Auditor after unannounced Senate session. Two members of the court are accused in the report

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, February 8, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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An unannounced session was held by the Senate las week during which it was decided that the PetroCaribe corruption report would be sent to the Superior Court of Accounts and Administrative Disputes (CSC / CA), a government agency.  The only problem however, two members of the court are accused in that same report which they will supposedly audit. That unannounced decision means that the PetroCaribe issue is now permanently closed in the Senate and left to the Court of auditor to decide what s...

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The European Parliament adopted a resolution urging Haiti to end child slavery

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, February 8, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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The European Parliament on Thursday, February 8th, 2018, adopted three resolutions: One Urging Russia to release the Human Rights advocate, Oyub Tititev from detention, the second condemning Egypt over mass trials and executions, and the third resolution called upon Haiti to end child slavery.


MEPs called for an end to continuing human rights violation in Haiti, including the fact that large numbers of children are forcibly removed from their families and subjected to forced labour. The Haitia...

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Jobs? Haitian President, Jovenel Moise, doesn't have any for the youths of Haiti, only "hope"

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, In : National 


Jovenel Moise yesterday presented the balance sheet of his first year in office; the president took the opportunity to highlight some of the realizations of his government during that time; which aren’t many. 

The answer which the President gave to the most important question asked during his press conference, could not have better resumed his entire administration.

Jovenel moise yesterday was asked by a journalist of Teleginen:  “What can be done so that young people do not leave and find ...

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Haitian President, Jovenel Moise, held a major press conference on the anniversary of his 1st year in office

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, In : National 


President Jovenel Moise held a long press conference on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018; the eve of the one year anniversary of his 5 years presidency, at the National Palace.

The President highlighted some of the accomplishments of his administration while making numerous promises for his remaining time in power. President Jovenel Moise also took the opportunity to answer many questions from the invited journalists; questions which touched on a wide range of subjects. From Identification cards, t...

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UN Undersecretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations reiterated to President Moise, commitment of MINUJUSTH to leave within 2 years

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, In : Security 


The UN Undersecretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Binto Keita, arrived in Haiti yesterday, her first visit in the Caribbean nation, to evaluate the progress of the Mission of the United Nations for Justice in Haiti (MINUJUSTH),  a smaller mission, which replaced MINUSTAH in October of last year after nearly 14 years in the country.


During her visit in the Haitian Capital, Mrs Binto met with the Head of MINUJUSTH, Susan Page, as well as officials of all the other UN agencies deployed i...

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Haitians come together to celebrate their famed National Carnival

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, February 5, 2018, In : National 
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Haitians of all creed and classes are coming together, to celebrate their country’s famed carnival. This Sunday, Jacmel was one of the first Haitian cities to launch its national carnival celebration.


Thousands of people took to the street in the small south east city, famous for its landscape, beautiful beaches and its colorful paper machés; to dance, drink, and celebrate their afro heritage.


Jacmel was hard hit by hurricane Matthew in October 2016, and severely affected by the 2010 earthqu...

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The Presidents of both Chambers of Haiti's parliament and 20 lawmakers received by Dominican President Danilo Medina

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, February 4, 2018, In : Haiti/Dominican relations 


The President of the Haitian Senate, Joseph Lambert as well as the President of the House of Deputies, Gary Bodeau, accompanied with 20 lawmakers, were received over the week end by the Dominican President, Danilo Medina, at the Presidential Palace, in Santo Domingo.


While the objective of the visit of the Haitian lawmakers to the neighboring country was not announced in the media, it is almost certain that the issues of migration and trade will be front and center. The Dominican Republic in r...

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10 U.S Senators asked State Department to "pressure" Haitian government to close an orphanage

Posted by AP on Sunday, February 4, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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Ten members of the U.S. Senate have asked the State Department to pressure the Haitian government into closing an orphanage where several children being adopted by American families have been victims of alleged sexual abuse.

The letter said "multiple" children at the Foyer Notre Dame de la Nativite orphanage on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince tested positive for the sexually transmitted infection chlamydia and reported that they had been victims of abuse.


"While Haiti's social services agency h...

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Port-au-Prince government commissioner resigns over disagreement with Minister of Justice

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Sunday, February 4, 2018, In : Haiti Breaking News 
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The government commissioner at the Port-au-Prince Court of First Instance, Clamé Ocname Daméus, has handed over his resignation to the Minister of Justice Me Heidi Fortuné, the newspaper said. "I hereby inform you that I am leaving the office of Commissioner of the Government of Port-au-Prince.
This decision is effective upon receipt, "reads in this terse correspondence dated February 2, 2018 which a copy has been sent to Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant.

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Massachusetts Police arrested two sisters from Haiti after their Vodou ritual left little girl burnt in the face

Posted by CBS on Sunday, February 4, 2018, In : Diaspora 
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Two sisters allegedly tied down and burned a 5-year-old girl, permanently disfiguring her, in a voodoo ritual meant to rid her of a demon causing her to misbehave, police said. The women also threatened to cut off the head of the girl's 8-year-old brother with a machete, authorities said.

The boy said his sister was tied down on at least two occasions while the sisters blew fire over her face and cut her on the arm and in the collar area with a needle-like object, drawing blood, according to p...

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A Haiti without water is a threat to the Dominican Republic, warns Dominican Minister of Environment

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, February 3, 2018, In : Haiti/Dominican relations 
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Dominican Environment Minister, Francisco Dominguez, sounded the alarm Friday over the possible lack of water in Haiti due to drought, deforestation and the recent plan of the Dominican republic to build a dam upstream of the Artibonite’s river; Haiti’s longest.

The Dominican minister said that rivers that provision the Haitian capital with water are already polluted. “ With little rain everyday the w...

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President Moise handed over heavy equipments to local officials of Artibonite and Hinche

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, February 3, 2018, In : Infrastructures 


President Moise on Thursday and Friday, distributed many heavy equipments, such as tractors, bulldozers, mechanic shovels among many others to the local officials of the Artibonite Department and Hinche.


The distributions of these essential equipments is part of the ambitious Caravan of Change initiative of the President, which aim to rehabilitate Haiti’s agricultural infrastructures as well as building new roads throughout the country.  When it comes to the latter, the President, Friday, in...

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President Moise participated in workshop with CSPJ judges

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, February 2, 2018, In : National 


On Wednesday January 31, 2018, President Jovenel Moïse, participated in a workshop with the members of the Supreme Council of the Judiciary (CSPJ) on the provisions to be adopted with a view to strengthening and to boost justice in the country.

"There will be no development without a strong and equitable justice," President Moïse reminded at this meeting between the representatives of the two powers who took the opportunity to discuss the fundamental role of Justice in the fight against impu...

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Haiti's prison system is ranked as the most overcrowded in the world, in latest report

Posted by Forbes on Friday, February 2, 2018, In : Human Rights 


The United States has a prison population of approximately 2.2 million according to Bureau of Justice Statistics. Equating to 481 people incarcerated per 100,000 of the population, it comes as little surprise that overcrowding has become a serious problem in many U.S. prisons with 18 states reporting they were operating at over 100 percent capacity at the end of 2014. According to data from the World Prison Brief, the U.S. prison system is actually the 113th most overcrowded worldwide today w...

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Haitian Senate for the fourth time, postpones vote on PetroCaribe Corruption report

Posted by metropolehaiti on Friday, February 2, 2018, In : Corruptions 
Senators failed on Thursday, February 1, 2018, in their new attempt to sanction the report on the management of Petrocaribe funds. After 2 pm debate the meeting was postponed to Tuesday, February 6 by the Senate Speaker, Joseph Lambert.

Several senators quashed the quorum protesting a motion for a resolution by Majority Leader Kedler Augustin. In their draft resolution the majority recommended the rejection of the report and the transfer of the file to the Superior Court of Accounts and Admini...

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Dominican steel export to Haiti has collapsed up to 90%

Posted by Diarolibre on Friday, February 2, 2018, In : Haiti/Dominican relations 
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The Dominican Steel Association (Adoacero) revealed that the export of that product to Haiti has collapsed up to 90% since 2015, when the neighboring country banned the entry of 23 products on land, as it was lifted, but it continued affecting the steel.

In a press release, Adoacero says that the official data of its members show reductions of between 80 and 90% of the exports of finished steel produced in the country in the years 2016 and 2017, when compared with that of the 2015 period.

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Dying as a Haitian in Chile: The drama of our compatriots continues even beyond death

Posted by Jorge Rojas on Thursday, February 1, 2018, In : Migration 


In the last two years, 44 Haitians have been through the legal medical service in Santiago. They are the poor dead of one of the most massive and explosive migrations of the last time in Latin America. Of these, eight bodies waited months to be buried due to bureaucracy and lack of money.

Painful stories, traversed by the tragedy of dying more than six thousand kilometers: a young man is buried without his family being able to say goodbye, a man dies five days after his arrival in Chile and sp...

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Haitian Women soccer team warmly welcomed back home by the President and thousands others after historic World Cup qualification

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, In : Sport 


The Haitian Female Soccer Team Under-20 received a warm welcomed upon their arrival at the Toussaint Louverture International Airport, in Port-au-Prince on Monday, following their historic qualification in Trinidad last Thursday, at the World Cup 2018 which will take place in France, after defeating Canada 1-0.


Thousands of fans and admirers proudly waving the Haitian flag, showed up at the airport where President 
Jovenel Moïse, accompanied by the Prime Minister, Dr. Jack Guy Lafontant was wa...

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Haiti is listed among 16 countries with chronic food insecurity in latest UN report

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, In : Economy 
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According to the latest report sent to the United Nations Security Council this month by two agencies of that organization, Haiti was among 16 countries with serious food insecurity, and among the eight where more than a quarter of Its population suffer from chronic access to food.

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Program (WFP) said in a joint statement that food insecurity in countries mired in conflict continues to deteriorate, so humanitarian aid is  of " ex...

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The Haitian Senate, for the third time, will "try" to vote on the PetroCaribe corruption Report

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, In : National 
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A  Senatorial session is expected to take place Tuesday, January 30, 2018, to examine the so called “PetroCaribe” corruption report, penned by the Senate’s ethic commission late last year, which recommended charges against more than 15 personalities, including two former Prime ministers: Jean Max Bellerive and Laurent Lamothe.

This will be the third attempt to formally vote the contentious report since the first one on November 14th, which was then postponed for November 28th.

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Haiti's Ministry of Education said that it recovered 72 million gourdes of "zombies checks"

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, January 29, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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The Minister of National Education, Pierre Josué Agénor Cadet, revealed to the press last week that more than 72 million gourdes of "zombies checks" have been recovered from his ministry.

This important money recovery was made possible thanks to a thorough investigation carried out by the MENFP at the level of the staff, said Mr. Cadet.


Since lat year, many important ministries and other institutions have made public announcement about "zombie checks" discovered within their agencies.

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Haitian President announces the visit of Pope Francis to Haiti

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Monday, January 29, 2018, In : Diplomacy 


The President of the Republic, Jovenel Moïse, returned to Haiti this Sunday after a stay in Italy where he met with Pope Francis at the Vatican. The head of state took stock of his trip during a press briefing at the diplomatic lounge of Toussaint Louverture International Airport.

According to the tenant of the national palace, his meeting with the Pope was one of the greatest meetings he has held since his inauguration on February 7, 2017. "You have to know what it means to go meet the pope....

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Haiti is qualified for FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup by beating Canada 1-0

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, January 28, 2018, In : Sport 
 

President Jovenel Moise met with his Italian counterpart in Rome on Friday

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, January 27, 2018, In : Diplomacy 


Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, accompanied by Foreign Minister Antonio Rodrigue, Presidents of the two Houses of Parliament and members of his private cabinet, met with his Italian counterpart, Sergio Mattarella, on Friday, January 26, 2018, at the Presidential Palace of Italy in Rome.

The objective of this meeting was to strengthen bilateral cooperation between Haiti and Italy, as the two countries do not have diplomatic representation in the capital of the other.

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Haiti's Police chief says his anti-corruption fight within the institution has allowed the state to recover 50 million gourdes

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, January 27, 2018, In : Corruptions 
The head of the Haitian National Police (PNH), Michel-Ange Gedeon, said he has engaged in an unprecedented fight against corruption within the institution he leads.

The head of the country's largest law enforcement agency said his strategies have already allowed the state to recover 50 million gourdes, which will be returned to the Ministry of Economy and Finance for reintegration into the police budget.

However, Mr. Gedeon did not specify what types of funds were misappropriated, under what ci...

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Diaspora remittances represented 34% of Haiti's GDP in 2017

Posted by AP on Saturday, January 27, 2018, In : Economy 
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Family remittances to 17 Latin American and the Caribbean countries grew over eight percent from 2016 to 2017, reaching US$75 billion and, in the case of Haiti, represent 34 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), according to a report published on Wednesday by the Inter-American Dialogue.

This increase is substantial and far exceeds the World Bank’s forecast 1.2 percent economic growth for the entire region. In terms of scale, remittance growth has been nearly as large as export growth (ni...

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President Moise met with Pope Francis during official Italian tour

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, January 26, 2018, In : Diplomacy 


The Pope received the President of the Republic of Haiti, Mr. Jovenel Moïse, who subsequently met Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States.

"We were pleased by the good relations between the Holy See and Haiti. The common desire to strengthen collaboration to tackle various social problems, especially those relating to youth, to the poor and to the most vulnerable, highlighting the significant contribution that the Church offers to the country in the fields of education and...

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Haitian cities declare former President, Michel Martelly," Persona non grata" for this year carnival due to his obscene and sexist performances

Posted by AlterPresse on Thursday, January 25, 2018, In : National 
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Citizens in the cities of Jacmel (South-East) and Gonaïves (Department of Artibonite, North) take steps to prevent the possible participation of former Haitian President Michel Martelly,  with the artist name Sweet Micky, in the carnival festivities in their communities, Saturday, February 3 and Sunday, February 4, 2018.

Citizens of Gonaives declare Martelly "Persona non grata" for the second edition of the carnival in the city of independence, but also for all other musical performances that...

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President Jovenel Moise to meet Italian President and Pope Francis during three days visit in Italy

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, January 25, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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President Jovenel Moise left Haiti for Italy on Wednesday, for a three-day official visit from January 24 to 28, 2018.

The President is accompanied with a large entourage which includes the recently elected Presidents of both chambers of Parliament, Senator Joseph Lambert and the MP Gary Bodeau.

President Moise will be received in audience by Pope Francis, before meeting his Italian counterpart, Sergio Mattarella and the Italian Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin.


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Haiti officials downplay protest over Trump's insult that forced US embassy to shut down

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, In : National 
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Haiti's defense minister, Hervé Denis, today downplayed the importance of a massive protest yesterday in the Haitian capital which forced the US embassy to shut down, over the alleged "shit hole" term President Donald Trump used to described the Caribbean nation during a congressional meting at the oval office some two weeks ago.

"That (the protests) is not an issue for us, I do not think it is necessary to take any account of that,"he said to journalists after participating in an Extraordina...

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Taiwan denies rumors that Haiti is seeking to break off diplomatic relations in favor of China

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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Taiwan’s diplomatic ties with Its 11 Latin American and Caribbean allies
“remains stable” reassured Taiwanese foreign ministry in a statement, in light of recent reports that countries such as Haiti, El Salvador and the Dominican republic were thinking of establishing diplomatic ties with China, following a recent meeting of the foreign ministers of these three countries with their Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, in Santiago Chile, in the framework of the ministerial meeting of the Com...

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Urbanisation in Haiti is on the rise, but not wealth

Posted by AFP on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, In : Economy 
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Urbanisation is on the rise in Haiti, the third most urbanised country in Latin America and the Caribbean, but economic growth is still lagging behind, the World Bank said on Tuesday, warning of the increased threat of natural disasters on cities growing unabated.

More than six million people, or 64 per cent of the population, now live in cities in the poorest country in the Americas, compared to just a third of residents in 1996, the global financial institution said in a report.

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Anti Trump protesters in Haiti want President Jovenel Moise to step down

Posted by AP on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, In : National 
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The insulting remarks of the American president, still do not pass in Haiti. Protesters who blame the Haitian president for being close to Trump are demanding his departure. 

The march organized on Monday in Port-au-Prince, in response to the insulting remarks of the American president against the African countries, El Salvador and Haiti, was a new opportunity for the opposition to demand the departure of President Jovenel Moise.

"The Haitian people have a great history. Do not f...

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Anti-Trump protest forced US Embassy in Port-au-Prince to close its doors on Monday

Posted by AP on Monday, January 22, 2018, In : Security 
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The U.S. Embassy in the Haitian capital closed Monday as demonstrators gathered outside to protest President Donald Trump.

More than a 1,000 people marched toward the embassy. They were prevented from reaching the gates by barricades set up by Haitian police. Officers in helmets and carrying shields eventually fired several rounds of tear gas after some protesters threw rocks at them outside the heavily fortified compound.

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As the US shuts Its doors to Haiti immigrants, Chile has open theirs to hundreds of thousands', but why?

Posted by Wall Street Journal on Monday, January 22, 2018, In : Migration 
Long lines form every day outside the Chilean police agency responsible for border protection.

Every night, a commercial airliner full of Haitians arrives in this city’s international airport carrying families who have bid adieu to their poor island nation for a new life here.

As the Trump administration aims to curb immigration, one of Latin America’s richest and safest countries has opened its doors to some of the region’s poorest migrants in record numbers. Tens of thousands of Venezuelans have fled their crime-ridden country in recent years for Chile, which has a history of re...

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Breaking News: Large protest expected in front of US embassy in Port-au-Prince, in response to Trump's insult

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, January 22, 2018, In : Migration 
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A massive protest is expected later today in front of the US Embassy in Port-au-Prince, the protest was planned last week in response to the reported insulting remark the American President, Donald Trump, made about Haiti last week when he referred to it, along with El Salvador and the African continent as "shit holes."

The protest is organized by the opposition and the march is expected to go through many populous neighborhoods throughout the capital, to gather as many people as possible befo...

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President Moise paid visit to the construction site of the Irois Power Station

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, January 21, 2018, In : Infrastructures 


President Jovenel Moïse, accompanied by the Prime Minister, Jacques Guy Lafontant, yesterday visited the construction site of the Irois Power Station.


This evaluation visit enabled President Jovenel Moïse to inquire about the state of progress of the work, and also to instruct the site managers to adopt all the measures deemed useful in order to make the Plant operational before the the expiry of the time limits.


The Irois Power Plant, which uses wind power and solar energy for electricity ge...

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President Moise handed over 40 rice mills and 29 motorcycles to 40 randomly selected farmers in the Artibonite Valley

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, January 20, 2018, In : Agriculture 


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Haitian President Jovenel Moise, yesterday handed over 40 rice mills and 29 motorcycles to a randomly selected group of rice producers in the Artibonite Valley. Haiti’s largest rice producing region. These new mills replaced many old ones which were in usage for decades.

The 40 lucky farmers were randomly selected among a group of 253. 

The Senator of the Artibonite Valley, and former President of the Haitian Senate, Youri Latortue, applauded the initiative of President Moise ...

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President Moise launched the construction of two bridges funded by Japan for more than $34 million

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, January 20, 2018, In : Infrastructures 


President Jovenel Moïse, accompanied by the Prime Minister, Dr. Jack Guy Lafontant Friday, January 19, 2018 officially launched the construction work of the bridges of the Croix-des-Missions and the Neuve road.


This groundbreaking ceremony, which took place in the presence of mayors and deputies from the communes of Croix des Bouquets, Tabarre and Cité Soleil, among others, and the Japanese ambassador to Haiti, Mr. Yoshiaki Hatta, was opportunity for President Jovenel Moïse to reaffirm the ...

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French Embassy in Haiti warns about fake message on WhatsApp using its email, warning people about consumption of soft drinks Tropic S.A

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, January 20, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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A message spoofing the name of the e-mail of the Embassy of France in Haiti is currently circulating on WhatsApp. It advises against consuming drinks produced by Tropic S.A.

This Embassy warns the public that it is a fake and that it emanates neither from its services nor from the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs. It reserves the right to initiate any proceedings against the person (s) responsible for this abuse.

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Cholera could be eradicated in Haiti in 2018 according to the UNICEF

Posted by With AFP on Saturday, January 20, 2018, In : Health 
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The deadly cholera epidemic that has plagued Haiti since autumn 2010 could end in 2018, according to Unicef, given the small number of patients identified across the country at the beginning of the year.

Only about 100 suspected cases per week were recorded in January, the lowest level since the beginning of the epidemic. In addition, even during the rainy season, no case outbreak was reported in 2017.

"It is possible to eliminate cholera this year: it is now or never and it is an opportunity t...

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Construction of a dam upstream of Haiti's longest river "would greatly benefit the neighboring country" said Dominican official

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, January 19, 2018, In : Haiti/Dominican relations 


The construction of a dam and hydroelectric plant by the Dominican republic upstream of the Artibonite River, Haiti's longest, would not affect Haiti, on the contrary this work would greatly benefit the neighboring country, assured the administrator of the Dominican Hydroelectric Generation Company (EGEHID), Demetrio Lluberes.

"If the dam is built, it will generate a great benefit for the area, which is very poor. That would be a blessing from God because it will change everything. Water will ...

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Haitians protested Thursday in front of the US Embassy in Port-au-Prince over Trump's "shit holes" comment

Posted by AP on Thursday, January 18, 2018, In : National 


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haitians showed their anger over recent words and actions by U.S. President Donald Trump with a protest Thursday outside the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince.

Demonstrators gathered outside the gates of the embassy complex chanting slogans and waving signs denouncing Trump over reported disparaging remarks about Haiti and a move to end a program that gave temporary legal status to thousands of Haitians in the U.S.

Signs and Creole chants by the protesters criticized repo...

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Dominican republic wants free trade with Haiti, while Haitian government continues to ban Dominican products

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, January 18, 2018, In : Haiti/Dominican relations 


The president of the Dominican Federation of Merchants, Iván García, said Thursday that the Dominican Republic is losing more than 1,5 million dollars every day with the ban imposed by Haiti on 38 local products.

Garcia explained that the amount for sales to the Haitian Republic, exceeded two billion dollars annually just two years ago and now has dropped to only $500 million.

He said that Haiti, the Dominican republic's second most important economic partner after the United States, puts an ...

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President Moise received the Credentials of Ambassadors from the Bahamas and Nigeria

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, January 18, 2018, In : Diplomacy 


President Jovenel  Moïse, received on Wednesday January 17th, the credentials of two new ambassadors extraordinary and plenipotentiary accredited in Haiti. They are Mr. Jeffrey A. Williams from the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and Mrs. Janet Omoleegho Olisa from the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

These new ambassadors spoke at length with the President and renewed the commitment of their respective countries to maintaining close ties of friendship and strengthening cooperation with Haiti.

The Bah...

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Trump has removed Haiti from list of countries eligible for temporary or seasonal workers visas

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, January 18, 2018, In : Migration 
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The Trump administration has removed Haiti from the list of countries whose farmers and other laborers are eligible for temporary or seasonal workers visas, under the federal H-2A and H-2B guest worker program.

The Department of Homeland Security, citing Haitians “ extremely high rates of refusal…high levels of fraud and abuse and a high rate of overstaying the terms of their H-2 admission, ” was behind the decision, adding that Haiti’s inclusion on the list “ is no longer in the Uni...

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War of Water: Dominican Republic plans to build a damn upstream of Haiti's longest river

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, In : Haiti/Dominican relations 
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Dominican Senator Adriano Sanchez announced that his country plans to build a hydroelectric plant on the Artibonite river. This morning, on Magik9, agronomist Jean André Victor outlined the consequences that will be generated by the construction of such an infrastructure on the valley and on Péligre. According to him, the erection of such a dam on the river will affect both the quantity and quality of water.

To better understand the issue, Jean André Victor invites public opinion and the go...

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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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Haitian-American GOP lawmaker, Mia Love, meets with Trump following insulting remark about Haiti

Posted by huogansydney.com on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, In : Diaspora 
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The only Haitian-American member of the United States Congress, Utah Republican Rep. Mia Love, met with President Trump Tuesday morning amid fallout from the president's reported use of the phrase "shithole countries" to describe Haiti, El Salvador, and some African nations during a meeting with lawmakers last Thursday.

The office of the congresswoman who had already condemned the reported comment of the President as "elitist, divisive and unkind", released the following statement about the me...

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"I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character" quotes US envoy in Haiti on Twitter

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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The american envoy in Haiti, Robin Dialo, whom was summoned by Haitian officials to explain the derogatory remarks the President of the United States, Donald Trump made about Haiti, when he referred to it as a “shit hole “ during a meeting in the Oval Office last Thursday; on Monday twitted a quote of Martin Luther King Jr, along a picture of her giving a kiss on the cheek to an African American colleague.

Breaking News: Haitian government officially summons US officials in Haiti over Trum...


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Haitian health authorities ask the population not to buy nor sell baby milk "CELIA" due to possible Salmonella contamination

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, In : Health 
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The Ministries of Trade and Industry (MCI), Public Health and Population (MSPP) inform the Haitian population, in a joint press note, that French authorities have suspended the sale of baby milk "CELIA Produced by the Lactalis Nutrition santé group (LNS group), due to contamination with Salmonella Agona. The note bears the signature of the holder of the MCI, Pierre Marie Du Meny and that of the MSPP, Marie Greta Roy Clément.

In order to protect the health of the Haitian population to health ...

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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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Late night talk show host, comedian Conan O'brien, is taking his show to Haiti after Trump's "shit hole" remark

Posted by NYpost on Monday, January 15, 2018, In : Culture 
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Following statements reportedly made by president Trump about the nation of Haiti, comedian Conan O’Brien is responding by bringing his show to the Caribbean country next week.

Reps for the star confirmed to Fox News that his popular TBS late-night talk show “Conan” will be heading to Haiti next week as part of his “Conan Without Borders” banner. O’Brien frequently takes his show out of its Los Angeles home and on to other parts of the world including New York, San Diego, Cuba, Arm...

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In 1983, Donald Trump sold an apartment to former Haitian dictator Jean Claude Duvalier for $446, 875

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, January 15, 2018, In : Corruptions 


While the US press continues its hard work to unravel the web of President Donald Trump's vast business empire around the world, Buzzfeed has published a lengthy report on the affairs of the President of the United States. The newspaper reviewed the sale of each Trump branded apartment in the US.


The newspaper claims to have provided the first comprehensive survey of how many of these sales were made to unidentified buyers who paid in cash, indicating possible money laundering. Records show th...

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We call on the Haitian government to make public the useless explanation american diplomats in Haiti gave for Trump's "shit hole" comment

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, January 14, 2018, In : Diplomacy 

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The United States Embassy in Port-au-Prince confirms to Haiti's largest newspaper, Lenouvelliste, that the American Charge d'Affaires, Robin Dialo,  was in fact summoned by the Haitian government to explain the reported "shit hole" comment the President of the United States, Donald Trump, made when referring to Haiti and Africa, during a meeting in the Ovale Office with lawmakers about immigration. The short note sent to newspaper by the Foreign Service Officer, Jeanne Clarke from the America...

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Chile: "With regard to immigrants from" shitty country ", Chile is proud to continue to receive several thousand Haitians and people from poor countries"

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, January 14, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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With a population of tens of thousands Haitian immigrants, the South American nation of Chile, felt that it was very important to address the reported insulting remarks American President Donald Trump, Thursday, made regarding Haitians and Africans during a meeting with lawmakers in the Oval Office, when he questioned why the United States should allow immigrants from "shit hole countries" to come to the US.

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Global indignation continues: 54 countries demand apologies from the US for Trump's "shit hole" comment about Haiti and Africa

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, January 13, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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- The global indignation sparked by the reported comment of American President Donald Trump, referring to countries such as Haiti, El Salvador and the African continent as “shit holes”  during a white house meeting, continues to rage at full speed this Saturday, despite all the efforts of the White House and American diplomats world wide to tame the fallout, and the denial of Donald Trump himself on Twitter, to having made such remarks.


“Never said anything derogatory about Hait...

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Haitians around the world take a pause on catastrophic earthquake's 8th anniversary, in the midst of international scandal

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, January 12, 2018, In : National 
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Today, Haitians around the world are taking a pause to remember more than 200.000 people who died during a catastrophic earthquake eight years ago, in the midst of an international scandal, instigated by current American President, Donald Trump, after he referred to Haiti on the eve of the earthquake's 8th anniversary, as a "shithole country" during a meeting at the White House on immigration with lawmakers.

The contrast of the american government's sentiment, through Donald Trump towards this...

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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."

"I am inundated with em...

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Canada's former General Governor, Haitian-Canadian Michaëlle Jean, calls Trumps "shit holes" comment about Haiti "troubling and offensive"

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, January 12, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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Former Canadian governor general Michaëlle Jean, who was born in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, called Trump’s reported remarks “insulting."

“It was so disturbing this morning to hear President Trump’s comments reported all over the news calling my poor native land and African countries ‘shithole’ nations,” Jean said in the statement to The Canadian Press. “It is such an insult before humanity. For the first representative of the United States of America to speak in su...

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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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Gary Bodeau elected as President of the Lower house

Posted by metropolehaiti on Thursday, January 11, 2018, In : National 
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Gary Bodeau, accedes to the presidency of the lower house. The deputy of Delmas, one of the main leaders of the majority bloc, occupied the important position of Quaestor of the lower house.

The Questure, could serve as a launching pad for this young politician.

Before him, Cholzer Chancy, had attracted the favor of his colleagues through a good management of the Questure. The member for Ennery had held the presidency of the 50th legislature for two years.

Mr. Bodeau, who was communications advi...

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Polifront is officially deployed along the border with the Dominican republic in Haiti's Northern Department

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, January 11, 2018, In : Security 


The haitian National Police today deployed Its recently created Unit, Polifront, along the border with the Dominican republic, in the northern Department.

This new specialized unit, launched last week by the Haitian President with the Chief of the National Police, Michel-Ange Gedeon was given the mission to secure the border areas; prevent and suppress transnational organized crime; assist the administrative police as needed; collaborate with state institutions (customs and migration); support...

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Dominican Military confiscated 18.000 sacks of charcoal destined for Haiti during last year-end

Posted by Linstindiaro on Thursday, January 11, 2018, In : Haiti/Dominican relations 
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Haitians who cross the border clandestinely are cutting down trees to burn charcoal in mountainous areas on the border between the two countries, a situation deplored by environmentalists, while authorities say they are facing the problem.

The charcoal is taken to Haiti, since that fuel is used on a large scale by poor and lower middle class families to prepare their food.

In this regard, the director of the Specialized Terrestrial Border Security Body (Cesfront), General Sugar Frugis Martinez,...

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US missionary gets 40 years for sexually abusing Haitian minors

Posted by AP on Thursday, January 11, 2018, In : Crimes 
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An Arkansas man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for sexually abusing children while working as a missionary in Haiti.

A U.S. Department of Justice news release says 36-year-old Daniel Pye was sentenced Wednesday. He was convicted in November of three counts of traveling in foreign commerce with the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor.

Pye operated an orphanage in Jacmel, Haiti, from 2006 to 2012. He became well-known among missionaries and helped coordinate relie...

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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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WIKILEAKS: Joseph Lambert, President of Haitian Senate, elected last night, was listed by US in 2006 for Drug trafficking

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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Senator Joseph Lambert was elected last night, Tuesday, January 9, 2018 as President of the Haitian Senate and the National Assembly.

Senator Joseph Lambert who received the strong support of outgoing Senate's President Youri Latortue and that of Senators of the PHTK party, who make up the majority in the Haitian senate, was easily elected as the next leader of the senate by a confidential vote of 28-29.

M. Lambert, a well know figure in Haitian politics, had already held this position for less...

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Port-au-Prince officially launched the 12th edition of Its International Jazz Festival

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, In : Culture 

The Haiti Jazz Foundation has officially launched, on Tuesday, January 9, 2017, the 12th edition of the International Jazz Festival of Port-au-Prince, which will be held from January 20 to 27, 2018 in the metropolitan area as well as provincial cities, under the high patronage of the Ministry of Culture with the support of the Ministry of Tourism.

Tourism will be at the center of the annual event which continues to attract international prestige.

According to the organizers, Port-au-Prince has...

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Light 3.19 magnitude earthquake shook Haitian capital on Tuesday

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, In : Environment 
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The BME Technical Seismology Unit (UTS) is teaming up with the Ministry of the Environment MDE and the Permanent Secretariat for Risk and Disaster Management to inform that a light earthquake of magnitude 3.19 on the Ritcher scale has been recorded on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 at 1:46 PM (local time). The epicenter was located about 15 km south of Carrefour, 16 km southwest of Fermathe and 18 km southwest of Port-au-Prince. The shock was widely felt in the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince....

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Puerto Rico Border Patrol intercepted boat carrying 40 undocumented Dominicans and Haitians trying to reach the Island

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, In : Migration 


Border Patrol, Coast Guard and Puerto Rico Police Department intercepted 40 undocumented Dominicans and Haitians, trying to reach the island illegally through the western coastal town of Aguada.

"Collaborations with our federal and state partners allow us to be effective in preventing attempts to smuggle them off the coast of Puerto Rico," said Ramiro Cerrillo, chief patrol agent for the Border Patrol sector of Ramey.


This comes just four days after another boat o
n the morning of January 5, was...

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Utah's Attorney General recognized the work of Haiti in the fight against human trafficking

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, In : Human Rights 


The Attorney General of Utah, Sean D. Reyes, today, on the occasion of the Proclamation on Human Trafficking Prevention Month and the Attorney General’s award for groups and individuals that have taken a leading role in the fight against modern slavery, at the Utah State Capitol Building, recognized a delegation of officials from Haiti, including Haitian Attorney General, Clame Ocnam Dames, for their efforts in fighting human trafficking and corruption in their country.


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Haiti is the newest member of the World Council of Credit Union

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, In : Economy 
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The World Council of Credit Unions's board (WOCCU) unanimously approved the membership application for the National Association of Haitian Credit Union (ANACAPH), a 100 percent credit union-owned organization from Haiti, in the final quarter of 2017.

ANACAPH was formed in 1998 to provide representation, advocacy, governance, IT support, education, technical assistance and training to its affiliates. The group serves 49 credit union affiliates with 763,000 members and total assets of $96 millio...

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Breaking News: Haiti has stopped buying oil products from Venezuela, due to US sanctions

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, In : Economy 
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The last import of oil products from Venezuela dates back at least October 2017. Since then, it is on the spot market that Haiti is feeding. The financial sanctions imposed on Venezuela make financial transactions difficult, if not impossible, told the newspaper the Minister of Economy and Finance, Jude Alix Patrick Solomon, Monday, January 8, 2018. "We can not pay because the BRH(Bank of the Republic of Haiti) can not complete the transactions, "he continued, stressing "the constraints of tr...

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Official speech of President Jovenel Moise during National Assembly

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, In : National 
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Port-au-Prince, Monday, January 8th, 2017

 It is with a feeling of humility and a deep respect for the Constitution of the Republic that I address myself to the Haitian people in this august Assembly, on the occasion of the First Session of the parliamentary year 2018.

Allow me, first of all, to pay tribute to the memory of some compatriots who have disappeared during the year 2017 who, in one way or another, deserve the homage of the Nation. President René Garcia Preval, a man of balance and ...

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Consul appointed by Dominican President to Haiti, was recently arrested for illegal trafficking of Haitians

Posted by Acento on Monday, January 8, 2018, In : Haiti/Dominican relations 
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Some of the consuls appointed last night by President Danilo Medina had been arrested recently accused of illegal trafficking of Haitians, and in the government of Leonel Fernandez was canceled as consul in Haiti for operating several clandestine consulates.

It is Andrés Boció Fortuna appointed through decree 330-14, Art, 4, as consular minister responsible consular in Belladere, Haiti, where he was canceled in 2007 as a result of an investigation by the Dominican Chancellery.

On May 5 of thi...

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Human rights organizations denounce the release of 223 prisoners by government Commissioner

Posted by AlterPresse on Monday, January 8, 2018, In : Security 
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The Platform of Haitian Organizations for the Defense of Human Rights (POHDH denounces the release on Saturday, December 30, 2017, of 223 detainees by the government commissioner, Ocname Clamé Daméus, in an interview with the online agency AlterPresse.

The commissioner's action is superficial because it has not been carried out on any basis of rationality, criticizes the coordinator of the POHDH, Joseph Maxime Rony.

"Today, we are unable to know by what criteria these prisoners were released,...

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President Jovenel Moise to address Haitian Parliament during National Assembly, later today

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, January 8, 2018, In : National 
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Haiti's President Jovenel Moise is expected to address both chambers of  parliament, who will be convened in National Assembly this Monday, January 8th, during the first session of the  2018 legislative year.

Accompanied by the Prime Minister, Dr Jack Guy Lafontant, this will be the President's first official address to the legislature since taking office February 7th, 2017.

The President will present his vision for the year 2018 and beyond. He is expected to highlight the works of the Caravan ...

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Guyana and Haiti are listed as the most corrupt countries within CARICOM

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, January 7, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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A Wall Street financial advisory portal and investor subscription magazine, Trading Economics, which relies on data from the World Bank and the global financial market, has listed Guyana and Haiti as the most corrupt countries within the Caribbean Community of Nations (CARICOM).

Data from the entity which is often listed alongside Bloomberg and other financial information indexes are regularly featured in the Wall Street Journal among other respected investor publications that have repeatedly ...

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"Who rob the state are not thieves": the culture of corruption in Haiti

Posted by AFP on Sunday, January 7, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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The corruption that gangrene Haiti is denounced in the official speeches, but, despite several investigations incriminating former ministers, the lawsuits are still waiting to stem this practice anchored in habits.

Whether it is Transparency International's ranking on the perception of corruption or Forbes's ranking on the business climate, Haiti remains one of the worst students year after year.

Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, elected in early 2017, shows his determination to clean up politi...

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Chilean police evacuate 50 Haitian immigrants living in a house because of unhygienic conditions

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, January 6, 2018, In : Migration 


A joint operation of the Government and the PDI managed to detect a house in Valdivia where almost 50 Haitian citizens were living crowded and in precarious conditions.

The house is located on Avenida Pedro Aguirre Cerda and the advance was made by personnel of the Department of Foreigners of the civil police and personnel of the Interior.

The head of Immigration of the PDI, subprefect Sergio Pradenas, confirmed that in the first instance they managed to prove that the house was inhabited by ab...

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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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All flights from Port-au-Prince to Chile are temporarily transferred to the Guy Malary Terminal

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, January 6, 2018, In : Travel 
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The General Directorate of the National Airport Authority (AAN), in order to better accommodate passengers departing for Chile, informs the public that all flights to Chile are temporarily transferred to the Guy Malary Terminal.

This decision by the AAN aims to facilitate the movement of travelers by making their task easier.

Thank you all for your understanding and your good will.


Port-au-Prince, January 05, 2018

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The mandate of 10 Haitian Senators will come to terms in 2018, but they want to stay in their post till 2020

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Saturday, January 6, 2018, In : Law 


Before the National Assembly next Monday, which will mark the opening of the ordinary session, the joint commission working on the situation of ten senators at the end of their terms should submit its report. By this weekend, this structure of three representatives of the National Palace and three senators will say whether the principal of ten senators will end this year or in January 2020.

"Monday is the return to parliament; by this weekend we must find a solution "on the situation of the te...

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Shortage of gasoline in Port-in-Prince due to tanker delay

Posted by MetropoleHaiti on Saturday, January 6, 2018, In : Economy 
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The National Association of Petroleum Distributors (Anadipp) confirms a scarcity of fuel since the beginning of the year.

Anadipp President David Turnier says the tanker's delay is the cause of fuel scarcity at several service stations across the country. He understands that the oil order placed by the Office for Monetization of Official Development Assistance (BMPAD) could be delivered Friday, January 6, 2018.

The shortage is likely to increase during this day, he insists. The president of Ana...

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Dominican Prosecutor announces investigation into "illegal adoptions of Haitian children"

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, January 5, 2018, In : Haiti/Dominican relations 
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Dominican Chief Prosecutor of Puerto Montt, Marcello Sambuceti, announced the beginning of an investigation following the complaint filed by the National Service for Minors (Sename) regarding the  "illegal adoptions of Haitian children in Puerto Varas."

The persecutor indicated that steps have been taken in coordination with the the Family Court and with the Human Trafficking Brigade  "with the purpose  safeguarding the well being of the children and verifying if we are facing any crime,"

Sambu...

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President Moise delivered heavy equipments to local officials of Cap Haitian, to clean up the country's second largest city

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, January 5, 2018, In : Infrastructures 


President Jovenel Moïse, accompanied by the Senator of the Northern Department, Nawoon Marcellus, and the Minister of Public Works, Ing. Fritz Caillot, proceeded this Thursday, January 4, at Boulevard Carrénage, in Cap-Haitien, the delivery of equipment and heavy equipment, to the Town Hall of this city and the departmental direction of the North.

In the rain, in the presence of members of the City Council of Cap-Haïtien and many citizens, President Moise delivered the equipments to the loc...

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Haiti's Civil Protection agency warns of flood risks due to heavy rains throughout the country

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, January 4, 2018, In : Weather 
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Haitian Civil Protection warns of flood risks over the next 48 hours due to showers that began last night on several departments.

Officials of the Directorate of Civil Protection calls on the population, especially residents of areas at high risk of flooding and movement of land, to be ready because of rains expected these days over the country, according to forecasts of the Hydrometeorological Unit of Haiti (UHM).

The displacement of a frontal system on Cuba and the presence of a low-pressure ...

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New UN mission in Haiti announces new strategy to help strengthen rule of law in the country

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, January 4, 2018, In : Security 
 

The head of the new United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti, known as MINUJUSTH, has said the operation will carry out its work in an innovative in the island nation – complete with an unusually tight timeframe and a bench-marking exit strategy.

Describing what is unique about the mission, the Special Representative and Head of MINUJUSTH, Susan Page, underscored that it focusses “exclusively on the rule of law.”

“The new mandate by the [UN] Security Council is to work with ...

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The Catholic church in Haiti condemns "with firmness" verbal threats against cardinal Chibly Langlois, during funeral of father Joseph Simoly

Posted by AlterPresse on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, In : Justice 
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The Episcopal Conference of Haiti (Ceh) condemns "with firmness" the verbal threats made against Cardinal Chibly Langlois, who celebrated, Saturday, December 30, 2017, the funeral of the priest Joseph Simoly, shot dead, Thursday, December 21, 2017, in Pétionville (eastern periphery), at the age of 54 years.
People who have no connection with the spiritual and biological families of the latter have tried to explo...

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Incoming chairman of the CARICOM, Haitian President Jovenel Moise, promises to make the Caribbean, the first climate-resilient region in the world

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, In : Economy 
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President Jovenel Moise is promising to make the Caribbean the first region in the world to become climate-resilient, during Haiti's 6 months presidency of the regional organisation, which begun the 1st of January, 2018.

“2018 dawns for the Caribbean Community with the prospect of seizing an opportunity out of a crisis,” said Moïse in his New Year's message.

“As we begin the rebuilding process after the devastating hurricanes of last September, as well as Hurricane Matthew, which pounded...

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Quebec companies turn to Haitian asylum seekers to help fill labour shortages

Posted by CBC on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, In : Migration 
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Like many asylum seekers who have recently arrived in Montreal, Junior Amisial is eager to build a life in Canada.  

Originally from Haiti, the 31-year-old had been living with his wife and three children in Florida for two years, but crossed the border illegally from the U.S. into Quebec in August.

They are part of a wave of thousands of people who have left the U.S. to seek asylum in Canada in the past year.

While he waits for his hearing at the Immigration and Refugee Board to find out if his...

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Official speech of President Jovenel Moise, for Haiti's 214 years Independence Anniversary

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, In : National 

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Brothers and Sisters,


Haitians who are living in Haiti and everywhere around the world.


For a long time, the scale of history had been tipped on one side.


A certain group of people of the earth, succeeded in passing around the idea that some people were not people, and they created a system to make a category of people live worst than animals,

without any rights. That it is what slavery was. That system was so well organized that it permitted that group to chained people in their brain and in the...


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Funeral of Reverend Father Joseph Simoly, assassinated in Port-au-Prince last week

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, In : Security 


The funeral of the Reverend Father Joseph Simoly, murdered December 21, 2017 in front of his residence on the road of Brothers, at the age of 54, was sung this Saturday, December 30 at the Transitional Cathedral of Port-au-Prince by the Cardinal Chibly Langlois in front of an audience composed of the Episcopal 
bishops, parliamentarians, representatives of the organizations of defense of the human rights and leaders of political parties. His body was exposed in the archbishop's chapel. Sunday ...

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The Bahamas intercepted a boat clandestinely transporting 76 Haitian immigrants

Posted by AP on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, In : Migration 
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The Navy of the Bahamas reported on Sunday that it stopped a boat that was transporting clandestinely to 76 Haitian migrants.

It is the second group of migrants from that Caribbean nation that has been intercepted at sea by the Bahamas Navy in the last two weeks.

The 76 people were traveling in a boat about 40 feet (13 meters) in length and were intercepted the day before about 20 miles (12.5 kilometers) west of the chain of islands Exuma, between the archipelago of Bahamas and Cuba, said the N...

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214 years Independence Commemoration: Haitian President urges "elites and political actors" to bear responsibility for the country's" bankruptcy and failure"

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, In : National 
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The President of the Republic, His Excellency Mr. Jovenel Moïse, accompanied by his wife, the First Lady, Martine Moïse, and the Prime Minister, Dr. Jack Guy Lafontant, commemorated, 1st January, in Gonaïves, the 214 years of Haiti's independence. The commemoration ceremony was organized in four (4) great moments: the laying of a wreath at the foot of the monuments on the Gonaïves' Place d'armes, the Te Deum at the Cathedral of Remembrance, the Military Parade and the great patriotic gath...

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Venezuela congratulates Haiti on its 214 years Independence anniversary

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, January 1, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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"The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, and the Venezuelan people, extend a deep congratulation to the Government and the sister Republic of Haiti on the commemoration of 214 years of its Independence.

Haiti has always been an example of libertarian principles, of vindication and equality. The firmness, perseverance and revolutionary character of its people are historical elements that continue to be a model for Our A...

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How the Haitian government is cracking down on egg smuggling from Dominican republic

Posted by USAToday on Sunday, December 31, 2017, In : Economy 


It’s dusk on market day at the Haitian-Dominican border. Throngs of Haitians have cleared Dominican trucks of their wares, stuffing diapers, brooms and food-flavoring mixes into buses, and strapping the overflow to roofs for the return trip to Port-au-Prince.

But off the main drag here, a smuggling operation is underway.

Men and women empty a couple of trucks, tying boxes with colored string and setting them in piles on the ground. Purchasers stack them on wheelbarrows and rush them to nearby...

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CARICOM congratulates Haiti on its 214th independence anniversary

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, December 31, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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CARICOM Secretary General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, sent a message of congratulations to the President of Haiti,  Jovenel Moïse, on the occasion of the 214th anniversary of the country's independence on January 1, 2018.

Excellency,

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) sends its warmest congratulations to the Government and people of the Republic of Haiti on the occasion of the 214th anniversary of independence.

As a nation and as a member of the Caribbean Community, this opportunity is, indeed, ...

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Breaking News: Haitian Ambassador to the US officially responds to alleged comments of Trump saying Haitian immigrants "all have AIDS"

Posted by Paul Altidor on Saturday, December 30, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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WASHINGTON — Once again, Haiti, a country with deep historical ties to the United States, is in the news. Once again, a negative narrative permeates the public dialogue and Haitian people are compelled to defend our humanity. Once again, the circumstances require us to wage a battle on two fronts: tackling the physical rebuilding of our nation so that future generations can prosper, while simultaneously combating prejudice and stigma that risk being, over time, institutionalized in the Amer...

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Dominican army seized and thrown out over 3.000 liters of moonshine from Haiti, following alcohol poisoning of more than 30

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, December 30, 2017, In : Haiti/Dominican relations 
 

In the presence of the Commander in Chief of the Army of the Dominican Republic (ERD), Major General Braulio A. Alcántara López, and the Provincial Governor, Ramona Rodríguez, thousands of liters of alcoholic beverages were seized from commercial facilities and poured onto the streets, accusing these merchants of being in clear violation of the General Health Law No. 42-01.



This clandestine alcohol about three thousand (3,000) liters in total, were seized in the midst of operations carried...

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The elites of Haiti booked iconic French singer Charles Aznavour, for year-end concert, while majority of Haitians lingers in poverty

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, December 30, 2017, In : Op-ed 
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It is no secret that the elites of Haiti have always been indifferent to the situation of the majority of the Haitian Population. But what they did to celebrate their year-end in Haiti in 2017, could not have better highlighted the level of disparity between the poor and their tiny elitist class which has been ruling over the country since its foundation in 1804; their complete disdain and contempt for the black majority and, their absolute carelessness about the environment surrounding their...

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The Haitian Economy only grew by 1.2% in 2017

Posted by France24 on Friday, December 29, 2017, In : Economy 
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The Haitian economy has experienced a limited growth of 1.2% in 2017, which does not allow the Caribbean country, very vulnerable to climate hazards, to get out of the vicious circle of poverty.


Far behind the performance of the neighboring Dominican Republic (5.3% in 2017), the very weak growth of Haiti worries because it still remains below the demographic growth rate, stable at 1.5%.

"It is a factory of poverty" summarizes the Haitian economist Kesner Pharel. "There are serious structural pr...

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US State Department congratulates Haiti on its Independence Anniversary on the wrong date

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, December 29, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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The Trump administration continues to cause controversy in the Haitian community.


The US State Department released a statement on December 29th, 2017, congratulating Haiti and its people on the celebration of their 214 years anniversary of  independence. Except that it wasn't. 

The official date of Haiti's independence day is January 1st; always has beeen, since 1804, not December 29!
Many on social media were quick ...

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The United States wishes Haiti the best on Its 214th anniversary of independence

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, December 29, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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Rex W. Tillerson
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
December 29, 2017

On behalf of the U.S. government, I extend best wishes to the people of Haiti as you celebrate the 214th anniversary of Haiti’s independence.

The United States and Haiti share a long history of close relations, and our futures are even more closely linked through the nearly one million Haitian Americans who contribute to both American prosperity and the economic growth of Haiti.

We acknowledge the tremendous strides Haiti has ma...

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The President of the Haitian Senate, Youri Latortue, denies rumors about alleged heart attack

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, December 29, 2017, In : others 
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The Cabinet of the Honorable Senator Youri Latortue  
wants to cut short persistent rumors about the deterioration of the state of health of the elected from Artibonite.

Officially, the Cabinet confirms that Senator Latortue enjoys robust health and still fulfills the many responsibilities inherent in his Presidency of the Senate.

While reiterating his best wishes to the Haitian population in general, Senator Youri Latortue invites everyone to a last momentum of fraternity, love and peace.

Done a...

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The funeral of Catholic priest shot dead in Haiti will take place Saturday

Posted by AlterPresse on Friday, December 29, 2017, In : Crimes 
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The funeral of the Reverend Father (Roman Catholic) Joseph Simoly, shot and killed on Thursday, December 21, 2017, in Pétionville (eastern suburbs), at the age of 54, will be sung on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the Cathedral of Port- au-Prince, informs the Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince to the press, including the online agency AlterPresse.

The exhibition of the remains will be held from 6:30 am (11:30 am) at the Archbishop's Chapel in Port-au-Prince.

The burial will take place on the same d...

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President Moise urges Judges to support the Police in fighting crimes

Posted by hougansydney with MetropoleHaiti on Thursday, December 28, 2017, In : Justice 
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Haitian President, Jovenel Moise, no longer wants to accuse the judicial authorities of not wanting to do more in the fight against crimes and corruption, but insists on the need for a healthy distribution of justice. A week after the refusal of members of the Superior Council of the Judiciary (CSPJ) to respond to his formal invitation to dialogue, President Moïse is more conciliatory encouraging magistrates to judge and convict criminals apprehended by law enforcement.

Judges of the Supreme ...


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Haitian President launches new Police unit, POLIFRONT, to monitor border with Dominican Republic

Posted by LeNouvelliste on Thursday, December 28, 2017, In : Security 
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The head of state, in whistleblower mode, did not mince his words to shower smugglers. " Many people, many authorities, many big merchants, small merchants are smuggling." To hear Jovenel Moïse, the border is porous and deserves careful monitoring.

Hence the need for him to have a border police unit. This specialized body, says Jovenel Moïse, is important for the future of the country. "The state must enforce the country's customs code, fight against drug trafficking, weapons, human traffick...

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Haiti's Police chief launches new unit to combat child trafficking at the border

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, In : Security 
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Haiti's police Chief, Michel-Ange Gedeon is in the border city of Ouanaminthe today, to launch the recently created unit within the Haitian National Police (PNH) that will have the mission to combat child trafficking at this border town. The unit will comprise of 100 officers as well as a numbers of drones.


Every year thousands of Haitian children are trafficked. They usually are the street children, who have nowhere to go after fleeing abuse or being abandoned by their parents and, those who ...

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The bishops of the Catholic Church of Haiti expressed concerns about massive migration and corruption, in Christmas address

Posted by MetropoleHaiti on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, In : Politic 
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T
he bishops of the Catholic Church of Haiti (CEH), meeting in Ordinary Plenary Assembly, in their traditional Christmas message expressed their concern about massive migration and corruption.

The Bishops of the Catholic Church of Haiti are concerned about the growing phenomenon of mass migration of Haitians, especially young people, to Latin America (Chile and Brazil), the Caribbean and North America (Canada and USA). "This migratory flow deprives Haiti of a significant part of its youth, its ...

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Our so-called elected leaders can't even defend us from racist attacks on the international stage

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, December 25, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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Haitian President Jovenel Moise is under heavy criticisms for having decided to not respond to the troubling allegations made by the New York Times that the American President, Donald Trump, said that Haitian immigrants " all had AIDS", during an oval meeting last June.
The advisors of President Moise, have councilled him to ignore the allegations since the White House has strongly denied them.

But should the President at least...

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Breaking News: Haitian President is facing pressure to respond to comment of Trump about Haitian immigrants having AIDS

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, December 24, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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Haitian President Jovenel Moise is facing intense pressure from his inner circle in Haiti, for him to respond to the recent explosive NYTimes report that the American President Donald Trump, has said that Haitian immigrants all have AIDS.


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


Many are going as far as to ask for the american ambassador in Haiti to be expelled over the alleged comments, or, for President Moise to recall the Haitian ambassador to the United States fo...

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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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President Moise officially opened new road in Haiti's Southern Department

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, December 23, 2017, In : Infrastructures 


President Jovenel Moise, accompanied by the First Lady Martine Moise, the Prime Minister Mr. Jack Guy Lafontant, the Minister of Public Works, Transport and Communications,  Fritz Caillot, proceeded officially this Friday, December 22, at the opening of the road of Anbakan in the commune of Camp-Perrin, in the department of the South.


This fully concreted track over a length of 11 kilometers, was carried out as part of the deployment of the Caravane of Change in the South. The Caravan of Chang...

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Haiti paid last tribute to singer Manno Charlemagne with National Funeral

Posted by AFP on Saturday, December 23, 2017, In : Culture 
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The singer and former mayor of Port-au-Prince Manno Charlemagne, who died on December 10, received a national funeral in Haiti on Friday, December 22nd. He was buried in the afternoon in Verrettes, a city 60 km from the capital.


Haiti paid a last tribute to one of its great engaged singers  Manno Charlemagne, who died at 69 years of cancer. National funerals were celebrated this Friday in Port-au-Prince for the one who was briefly mayor of the capital but which symbolizes especially the fight ...

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Spirit Airlines to launch non stop flights between Fort Lauderdale and Cap-Haitian in 2018

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, December 23, 2017, In : Economy 
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Beginning April 12, 2018, the Florida based, Spirit Airlines, will begin Its three-time weekly nonstop flights between Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Haiti’s Cap-Haïtien International Airport (CAP) complementing the airline’s existing service to the Caribbean nation’s capital, Port-au-Prince.

Cap Haitian is Haiti's second largest city and home of the country's most famous landmarks.  


In addition, Spirit plans to launch a new year-round international route to Ecuador, Its first service to tha...

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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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Well known catholic priest in Haiti, died after being shot several times during robbery

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Friday, December 22, 2017, In : Security 
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Father Joseph Simoly, well known in the Catholic community, was attacked yesterday,  by three armed individuals riding a motorcycle on Routes Frères (Pétion-Ville town) not far from his home. Rushed to the Haitian Community Hospital (HCH), the victim, who received several bullets, did not survive his injuries.

According to the national police, Father Joseph Simoly had just made a transaction in a commercial bank before being the target of these three armed individuals who would have had time...

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Haiti abstained from voting on UN resolution regarding status of Jerusalem

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, December 22, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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Haiti was one of the 35 countries which abstained Thursday, from voting on a UN resolution calling on the United States to drop its recognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel and, rejecting any future designation of Jerusalem as such. The non-binding resolution was overwhelmingly passed by a vote of 128-9


Trump had threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that voted in favor, and it seemed to have had an impact on countries such as Haiti, one of Washington's largest aid recipien...

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Nearly 70% of the Haitian population do not have access to health care, according to Ministry of Public Health

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Thursday, December 21, 2017, In : Health 
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The Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) presented the report of the 2016 health statistics at El Rancho Hotel on Monday, December 18th. This document presented to the technical and financial partners provides general data on the conditions and the state of health of the population. The statistics for the year present a rather bleak description of the country's health situation.

"The analysis of statistics for 2016 shows that the country continues to face major health challenges cha...

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Eight former Prime ministers took part in woking session to amend Haitian Constitution

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, In : Politic 



Eight former heads of the Haitian government took part yesterday in a working session with the members of the parliamentary committee charged with the amendment of the constitution. During this meeting, loopholes in the mother law were identified by the former Prime Ministers.

Former Prime Ministers Rony Smarth, Yvon Neptune, Jacques Edouard Alexis, Jean Mary Cherestal, Jean Max Bellerive, Jean Charles Enex, Laurent Lamothe and Evans Paul, most from different political parties, took part in th...

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One of the top priorities of the Dominican Republic is to formalize trade with Haiti, said Dominican Foreign Minister

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, In : Haiti/Dominican relations 
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Dominican Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas said yesterday that one of the top priorities of his government is to formalize trade relations with neighboring Haiti, something that, in his opinion, will contribute to the Laredo Initiative, a project to develop the common border with the support of the United States. 

While speaking as a guest speaker at an activity of the Dominican Association of Exporters (Adoexpo), Vargas expressed concern about the decline of Dominican exports to Haiti, which in...

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Judge issued order forbidding former Prime Minister, Jean Max Bellerive from leaving the country

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, In : Justice 
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An order forbidding former Prime Minister of the Rene Preval administration, Jean Max Bellerive from leaving the country, was issued on Monday, December 18, by the High Court of the Judiciary (CSPJ).

In the order bearing the signature of the examining magistrate of the Court of First Instance of Port-au-Prince, Jean Wilner Morin, the Director of the Emigration Service was ordered " to take all necessary measures to prevent the name: Joseph Jean Max Bellerive from leaving the national territory...

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More than 1.000 new Haitian Police officers sworn in Monday

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, In : Security 
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More than 1.000 new Police officers on Monday, December 18th, graduated from the Haitian National Police Academy. Bringing the capacity of the Police force to over 15.000 men strong.

The head of the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH), Susan Page, was among the dignitaries who attended the ceremony. MINUJUSTH  gave itself the mission to assist Haitian authorities, especially the police in the areas of human rights and rule of law. Its mandate was approved in October...

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Timberland is getting ready to harvest its first cotton crops in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, December 18, 2017, In : Economy 
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Last August, Haiti’s Smallholder Farmers Alliance and global outdoor lifestyle brand, Timberland, planted cotton seeds at a trial site near Gonaives, with the intention to bring cotton growing back to Haiti after a 30 year hiatus. Four months later, the cotton plants are thriving and at various stages of maturing. All 15 varieties being tested will be harvested by late January.

Once Haiti’s fourth largest agricultural export, cotton farming faded from fields and from view by the late 1980...

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President Moise and Prime Minister Lafontant attended the 34th session of the Assembly ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, December 18, 2017, In : Diplomacy 


Jovenel Moïse, accompanied by the Prime Minister, Dr. Jack Guy Lafontant, took part this Monday, December 18, 2017, in the Hotel Karibe Convention Center, at the work of the 34th session of the Assembly ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly taking place in Port-au-Prince from 13 to 20 December 2017 where Lawmakers from more than 106 countries have gathered since to debate many political, geopolitical and environmental issues.


"The Haitian Government and people, who are strongly engaged in a pha...

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Judges of the Supreme Judiciary Council publicly reject formal invitation of President Moise to meet at the National Palace

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, December 18, 2017, In : Corruptions 
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Coming back from his European trip this past Saturday, Haitian President Jovenel Moise, aware of the controversy surrounding his comments abroad regarding PetroCaribe and how he was "forced" to approve the mandate of 50 corrupt judges, had announced that he had "
made the decision to organize a big meeting at the highest level of the state, with the 3 powers at the beginning of next week. We need to find a way for justice to work well in this country, " he promised.

Haitian President renews the...


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Canada with the International Organization for Migration to build centers in Haiti to assist deportees from Dominican Republic

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, December 18, 2017, In : Migration 
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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Government of Canada are building centers in Haiti to assist deportees from the Dominican Republic.

The Border Resource Centers seek to guarantee a dignified and safe return of Haitian migrants to their country.

The venues will operate in the border towns of Anse-à-Pîtres, Belladère, Malpasse and Ouanaminthe, and already have received the collaboration of the Institute of Welfare and Research (IBESR) and the Ministry of Social Affair...

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Calls for protests, investigations and threats of impeachment; comments of Haitian President while in Paris continue to cause controversy in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, December 16, 2017, In : Corruptions 
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Some of the comments of Haitian President Jovenel Moise in Paris during his address to the Haitian community there, regarding his fight against corruption in Haiti, have drawn widespread criticisms, calls for mass protests, investigations and, even threats of impeachment from angry lawmakers.

While speaking to the Haitian community in Paris on the sidelines of the One Planet Summit, President Moise confided two major until-then secrets to his compatriots.

First, how he was "forced" to renew the...

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President of Haitian Senate, Youri Latortue, blasts President Moise's statement in Paris regarding corruption

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Saturday, December 16, 2017,
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"A bad signal, a regrettable statement,"
Youri Latortue did not draw much to find qualifiers to the statement of Jovenel Moise on the PetroCaribe report in Paris. Indeed, in front of hundreds of Haitians, the president likened the Senate report to an attempt at political persecution and indexed "an eagerness to divert attention." "But thanks be to God, I have people everywhere. I have people inside the system, we found a way to drag things, " confided the president on stage in a meeting with ...

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The Caribbean Development Bank announces $100 million country strategy for Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, December 15, 2017, In : Economy 
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The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is supporting the Government of Haiti in reducing poverty, building resilience, and achieving sustained economic growth for all. A new Country Strategy, approved by CDB’s Board of Directors today, proposes a programme of assistance of USD100 million for the period 2017 to 2021 to help Haiti meet its development priorities. This total includes USD45 million in grant resources.

“The Government of Haiti has set an ambitious development agenda to unlock the...

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Three fishermen reported missing in Haitian waters by Dominican Navy, found severely injured in Hospital in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, December 14, 2017, In : Haiti/Dominican relations 



The three fishermen, -two Dominicans and Haitian- who were reported missing by the Dominican Navy, were found  severly injured in a hospital the Okay Difont Hospital, in the town of Marigot, were they have been receiving treatments since they arrived last week.

According to the Navy, the fishermen left in a boat without permission to enter haitian waters and with expired license.

Awilda Pérez Ruiz, of the Domini...

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Haitian President renews the mandate of about 50 judges suspected of corruption

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Thursday, December 14, 2017, In : Corruptions 
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It is the President of the Republic who confesses. In a list of judges submitted to it by the Supreme Council of the Judiciary (CSPJ), suspicions of corruption weigh on about fifty of them. Nevertheless, the head of state was forced to approve the famous list. Jovenel Moïse made this confidence Tuesday night to hundreds of members of the Haitian community living in Paris.

"The CSPJ entrusted me with a list of judges, because you know that it is the President of the Republic who must sign, exp...

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President Moise held business meeting with Belgian businessmen

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, In : Economy 


As part of his European tour, President Jovenel Moïse, was received, as well as the members of his delegation, by a second group of Belgian businessmen and women this Wednesday, December 13 2017.

After the introductory remarks of Mr. Olivier Willock, Managing Director of BECI, who presented for the Haitian delegation the environment of the Business of Belgium, the Haitian Head of State shared with the audience the vision of change of his administration. He took the opportunity to outline his ...

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President Moise met with Haitian community in France during Europe tour

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, In : Diaspora 


President Jovenel Moïse, met yesterday in Paris, members of the Haitian community in France on the sidelines of his official tour of Europe.

Warmly welcomed in a festive atmosphere, President Jovenel Moïse told his compatriots of the diaspora of the determination of his administration to work to put Haiti on the path of sustainable development through the conduct of the Caravan of Change, a strategy to put the state apparatus at the service of the Haitian people.

The President took the opport...

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Haitian Government will repatriate the body of singer Manno Charlemagne from Miami, to fulfill his wish of being buried in Haiti

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, In : Culture 


The Ministry of Culture prepares a bouquet of tributes to Manno (Emmanuel) Charlemagne, engaged artist and former mayor of Port-au-Prince, who died in Miami this weekend. The information was revealed to the newspaper by the director of this ministry, Jean Michel Lapin, contacted by telephone in the early evening of Tuesday. According to him, the ministry and the artist's family had talks and agreed on an agenda. Thus, according to Jean Michel Lapin, there will be, in Miami this Friday, Decemb...

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10 Haitian women filed lawsuit against UN and peacekeepers for child support

Posted by Reuters on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, In : Justice 
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Lawyers representing 10 Haitian women who claimed to have had children with United Nations peacekeepers filed the first legal actions in Haiti against the UN and individual peace officers for child support and paternity claim.

The lawsuits filed by the Haiti-based Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) human rights group are part of a legal battle by Haitian women to force peacekeepers, who according to them are parents of their children, to contribute the growth of children.

"Having and then ...

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President Moise invites french companies to come invest in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, In : Economy 
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Haitian President Jovenel Moise, heading a sizable delegation made up of the Ministers of Economy and Finance; Foreign Affairs and Minister of Environment, as well as some heavy weights from the Haitian private sectors, such as Bernard Craan, Gregory Brandt, Jean-Marc Apollon, 
Joël Bonnefil and Allan Zuraik among others, Monday night held an important work meeting with the Board of Directors of France-Central America Caribbean, co-chaired by Mr. Jean Philippe Thenoz, Board representative at ...
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All school students in Haiti will be required to plant trees, said President Moise at One Planet Summit

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, In : Environment 
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During his intervention Tuesday at the One Planet Summit taking place in Paris, Haitian President Jovenel Moise announced that as part of his efforts to combat climate change and widespread deforestation across Haiti, he will introduce a rule requiring all school students to plant trees as part of their annual curriculum.

 "Hurricanes will not wait for us." Said the President during his anticipated allocution. "In 2016 they caused $ 2.7 billion in damage and insurance paid $23 million. 


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Grain production in Latin America and Caribbean increased by 20%, except in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, In : Agriculture 
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Grain production in Latin America and the Caribbean increased by 20% in 2017 compared to last year, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reported Monday in its office in Chile.

Latin America and the Caribbean will produce 259 million tons this year, 20% more than in 2016.

According to the report "Crop Prospects and Food Situation" released on Monday, the increase is largely explained by record corn production in Argentina and Brazil this year.

However, he warns that ...

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French President Emmanuel Macron held joint press conference with President Jovenel Moise

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, December 11, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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First trip to Europe, on the occasion of the One Planet Summit, where he will speak tomorrow. I want to say how welcome he is and how happy I am to have had the opportunity to exchange with him the international issues we have in common, such as bilateral issues. A chance, since it was extremely important for the President to be able to warm up at this summit and to intervene as his country was able to know in Its own flesh the consequences of global warming and the clima...

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Haitian Prime Minister said he discovered zombie checks in many Ministries, totaling millions

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Monday, December 11, 2017, In : Corruptions 
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The head of government, Jack Guy Lafontant, says he discovered the existence of zombies checks in ministries, including that of Public Health and National Education. He made these statements at a press conference at his official residence on Thursday.

 "At the level of the Ministry of Public Health, the zombies checks found totaled 23 million gourdes. Those found at the Ministry of Education total about 40 million gourdes, " he says.

On the other hand, Jack Guy Lafontant did not provide any exp...

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Expelling Haitians benefiting from TPS would cost the United States $164 billion in GDP

Posted by TVA on Sunday, December 10, 2017, In : Migration 
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The more than 50,000 Haitians threatened with deportation by the Trump administration are for the most part graduated workers, sometimes even owners and parents of American children, whose departure is likely to hit the United States hard.

Washington has recently repealed the temporary protection status (TPS) granted to Haitians, a temporary residence permit some of which have been in existence for more than 20 years and which does not allow them to obtain permanent status.

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Haiti will conduct national census in October 2018

Posted by Lenational on Sunday, December 10, 2017, In : others 
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The Haitian Institute of Statistics and Informatics (IHSI) conducted, on Thursday, December 7, at the Royal Oasis Hotel, the launch of the 5th General Census of Population and Housing (RGPH). According to Danila Altidor, the director general of the IHSI, it will be a special census that will include technological innovations.

Important elements for this census, namely the necessary technical assistance, support for national capacity building, coordination between partners and the management of...

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Haitian President to meet French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in Paris, on Monday

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Saturday, December 9, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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With the initiative of France, the United Nations and the World Bank, representatives of a hundred countries will meet on December 12 in Paris to take part in the "One Planet Summit", exactly two years after the signature of the Paris Agreement. At the head of a large delegation, the President of the Republic, Jovenel Moïse, leaves the country this Saturday to participate in this summit.

One Planet Summit is part of the agenda and logic of implementing the Paris Agreement. It focuses particul...

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An American Christian Missionary was arrested in the US for sexually abusing young boys in Haiti

Posted by AP on Saturday, December 9, 2017, In : Crimes 
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A Christian missionary who allegedly told a counselor in Virginia that he had sexual contact with minors in Haiti has been arrested and is in federal custody, authorities said Friday.

If the allegations are proven, James Arbaugh, formerly of the Virginia town of Stuarts Draft, would be only the latest missionary to take advantage of Haiti's extensive poverty and anemic rule of law to abuse vulnerable youngsters. He lived in Haiti for at least a decade and described himself on a personal blog a...

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In Travel Warning Update, US cautions americans to consider the risks of traveling to Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, December 8, 2017, In : Security 
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The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risks of traveling to Haiti due to its current security environment and lack of adequate medical facilities and response. This is an update to the Travel Warning issued on September 12, 2017.  

Kidnapping remains a threat, and armed robberies and violent assaults reported by U.S. citizens have risen in recent years. Do not share specific travel plans with strangers. Be aware that newly arrived travelers are targeted. Arrange...

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The Dominican Navy is looking for three fishermen who disappeared in Haitian waters

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, December 8, 2017,
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The Dominican Republic Navy is looking for three fishermen who since last Sunday left from Pedernales to fish in Haitian territorial waters and since then their whereabouts are unknown.
 
The native fishermen of the community of Los Cocos of the coastal community of Enriquillo, Barahona province, were identified by the Dominican Navy as Carlos Yanelkis Pérez, Estarling Pérez Ruiz and a Haitian named Papo.
 
Relatives and friends  went to the Governor's Office of Pedernales to fill out a missing...

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Chilean Minister of Housing and Urban Development paid visit to Haitian embassy in Chile

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, December 8, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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The Chilean Ministry of Housing and Urban Development Minvu O'Higgins, yesterday paid a visit to the Haitian embassy in Santiago, Chile.

The visit of the Minister to the Haitian embassy is part of the agenda being developped by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, to generate alliances in the field of housing for immigrants.

"This objective is part of a set of issues of national relevance in the area of ​​inclusion with which Minvu is working, as are native peoples, people with di...

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Breaking News: Police officer involved in a robbery in Haiti where a woman pregnant with twins was shot 5 times

Posted by hougansydney.com with Lenouvelliste on Thursday, December 7, 2017, In : Security 





Many in Haiti are left in utter shock, after the video of an aftermath of a brutal  robbery in the neighborhood of Bourdon that had just happened, was posted on Facebook.

On the video posted on Facebook yesterday, we see a red Hyundai SUV with a bullet impact in the middle of the side window, driver side. The voiceover, that of a resident, reveals that a man and a woman have received several bullets. He spoke of an "enraged attack". Around him, the echo of a conversation of witnesses still sho...

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Haitian National Police recommends dismissal of officers involved in raid that left many dead in Martissant

Posted by Alterpresse on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, In : Justice 
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The General Inspectorate of the National Police of Haiti recommends to the justice and the Central Directorate of the Judicial Police (Dcpj) the dismissal of the police officers, whose guilt is proven in the crimes perpetrated during the operation in Gran Ravin on the heights of Martissant (southeastern periphery of the capital), Monday, November 13, 2017.

Two Police officers killed and four wounded during raid in impoverished neighborhood in Port-au-Prince


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"I alone have the solution against corruption in Haiti" said Haitian President Jovenel Moise

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, In : Corruptions 
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The champion of the fight against corruption is him and he does not want to share this title with anyone else. The President of the Republic flames all those who think they can fight against corruption in the country.
"I am the only one to have the solution against corruption in Haiti," said Jovenel Moise in his show called "Pawol Chanjman" -Words of Change- broadcast last Sunday on the National Television.

If you have a problem of corruption to solve, you must call Jovenel Moise there is no b...

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Haitian Police violently dispersed peaceful march against corruption

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, In : Corruptions 
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The Haitian Police, on Tuesday violently dispersed with tear gas and bullets a peaceful demonstration against corruption in the capital city Port-au-Prince.

Several hundreds of protesters,  among them former presidential candidate Eric Jean Baptiste and former police chief Mario Andresol; as planned, on December 5th, marched to the rhythm of slogans and popular music, for a collective movement which had intended to reach the seat of the Haitian Parliament, to urge leaders to do more about corr...

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Canada warns its citizens to avoid travelling to some parts of Haitian capital

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, In : Security 
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The Canadian government has updated its travel advisory for Haiti, warning Canadian citizens to avoid non-essential visits to parts of the capital Port-au-Prince.

"Be very cautious in Haiti because of high crime rates in various parts of the country and persistent political tensions.

Avoid non-essential travel in the neighborhoods of Martissant, Carrefour, Bel Air and Cité Soleil, in the Port-au-Prince region, as the security situation is particularly unstable and dangerous.

These areas continu...

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The United Nations is investigating the death of one of its civil guards in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, In : Security 
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An agent of the Civil guard deployed in the framework of the UN Mission of Support for Justice in Haiti (MINUJUSTH) has died on Monday for causes that are being investigated in the Caribbean country.


“Our sad goodbye to Pablo, a civil guard who died today when he was collaborating in the United Nations Mission of Support for Justice in Haiti and our condolences to his friends.” Rest in peace, Brother,” lamented the Civil Guard in its official Twitter account.

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Did Haitian President Jovenel Moise ask 19 senators to vote against the Petrocaribe corruption report during secret meeting?

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, December 4, 2017, In : Corruptions 


The President of the Haitian senate, Youri Latortue, early on Monday, had a sit down interview with Marie Lucie Bonhomme of the local Radio Vision 2000, to discuss many issues making waves in Haiti and, as the Radio advertised, to "set 
his position on various highlights of the political news."


As expected, the first question of the journalist was about the Petorcaribe corruption report, which is currently rocking the political climate in Haiti. "Why didn't the Senate's November 30th session to...

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An important beekeeping project is being developed in southern Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, December 3, 2017, In : Economy 


The Organization for Integral Development and Artisanal Fisheries (PADI) is promoting an important project in the beekeeping sector of Haiti to reduce mangrove felling in the Southern Department of the country.

Building houses and making coal to survive are the main causes that lead the population of St Jean du Sud / Abacou, economically precarious, to destroy the mangrove ecosystem. 

In this sense, the PADI initiative offers inhabitants an alternative activity that generates income. 

The techni...

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President Moise laid first stone for the construction of micro-industrial parc

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, December 3, 2017, In : Economy 
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President Jovenel Moïse, in the presence of the head of the delegation of the European Union in Haiti, Vincent Dégert, and several members of the ministerial cabinet, proceeded on Friday, December 1, 2017, to pose the first stone for the construction of the Moreau / Camp-Perrin micro industrial park, which is part of his vision of supporting local businesses and creating more jobs in order to boost the country's economy.

In his speech, Moise paid tribute to the partnership between the Republ...

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Haitian Prime Minister, Jack Guy Lafontant, met with mayor of Fort Lauderdale during US visit

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, December 2, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
Haitian Prime Minister, Jack Guy Lafontant, is in Florida this week end, to meet with the Haitian Business communities and political leaders in South Florida. 



On Saturday, Mr. Lafontant held a meeting with the Mayor of Fort Lauderdale, "John P. Jack Seiller, where the two discussed a range of issues affecting the Haitian community in Florida, including immigration and trade.

The visit of the Haitian Premier comes a week after President Jovenel Moise went to Venezuela, where he signed two bilat...

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Haitian Senate, again, postpones vote on Petrocaribe corruption report

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, December 2, 2017, In : Corruptions 
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The Haitian Senate, which is made up of a majority of lawmakers from the Haitian President, Jovenel Moise's own party, for the second time in two weeks, failed to take  a vote on the recent Petrocaribe report, penned by the Senate's ethic commission.


Two weeks ago, the Senators said that they needed at least two weeks to read the entire report of 686 pages before they could take a vote to either pursue serious  corruption charges against a strings of former and current government officials as ...

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Haiti will head CARICOM early next year

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, December 2, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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Haiti will assume the role of Chairmanship of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) early next year.


The Secretary of the regional organisation, Irwin Laroque, was in the Haitian Capital, Port-au-Prince on Thursday, to provide briefing to the soon-to-be head of the regional organisation, President Joevenel Moise.        

Moise will replace Grenada's Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell following his six-month stint as chairman of the regional grouping under the rotation system.

The CARICOM website note...

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US coast Guard repatriated 67 Haitian immigrants caught at sea

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, December 2, 2017, In : Migration 
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The United States Coast Guard on Friday repatriated 67 Haitian immigrants intercepted Thursday, about 51 kilometers northeast of Tortuga Island, on the north coast of Haiti.

Some 179 Haitian immigrants have tried to illegally migrate to the United States by sea since October 1, when the fiscal year 2018 began, according to the Coast Guard.

During the past fiscal year, 1,869 Haitian immigrants tried to reach the country by this route.

"The Caribbean and the Straits of Florida are dangerous and un...

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Mental health is the second most important public health problem in Haiti

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Friday, December 1, 2017, In : Health 
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Critical situation, limited human and financial resources, non-existent infrastructure, the picture of mental health can not be more desolate in a country where the population with mental illnesses is growing. Dr. Hans Lamarre, a professor at the Université de Montréal, gave an interview to the newspaper during which he explains that the start for change should not be long. For him, there is no debate, health has never been the subject of political will.


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President Moise received the credentials of two new ambassadors to Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, November 30, 2017, In : Diplomacy 


Haitian President, Mr. Jovenel Moïse, accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Religious Affairs, Aviol Fleurant, received Wednesday, November 29, 2017 in audience at the National Palace the credentials of two new ambassadors accredited in Haiti. They are Mr. Leszek Bialy, Ambassador of Poland and Mr. Danilo Pantovic, Ambassador of Serbia.

Following the ceremony, the two new ambassadors reiterated the will and full commitment of their countries to work in all fields to develop coope...

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Ecuador Telecommunications Regulatory agency warns about fraudulent phone calls from Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, In : Crimes 
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The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Ecuador (Arcotel) has published a notice on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 in which it warns users of mobile phones in the country that fraudulent calls from Haiti with the prefix +509 have been received by a number of users recently.

The agency noted that this practice is called "Wangiri" and is performed with the use of telecommunications infrastructure located abroad.


Autodiallers are used to make many short calls, mainly to mobile devices, leaving ...

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Sunrise Airways celebrates first Haiti-Curaçao nonstop flight

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, In : Economy 
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The first nonstop inaugural flight of Sunrise Airways between Haiti and Curacao was celebrated at the Curaçao airport by a speech by the Minister of Economic Development, Dr. Steven Martina, the President of Sunrise Airways, Mr. Phillippe Bayard, Director General of the Curaçao Airport (CAP), Mr. Ralph Blanchard and CEO of the Hospitality & Tourism Association of Curaçao (CHATA), Mr. Miles Mercera.

The team that has worked hard to implement this great achievement, expressed satisfaction wit...

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The United Nations doubts Haitian authorities really want to fight corruption

Posted by AFP on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, In : Corruptions 
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The United Nations, which last month launched a fresh mission to promote long-term development in Haiti, has had it with nice words: when it comes to corruption and human rights, "the proof is in the pudding."

"They have said they want to fight corruption, so they have to take responsibility," insisted Susan Page, who is heading the UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH).

"I'm going to take them at their word, but I'm also going to help them if that is really what they want," the A...

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Haitian immigrants make up 10% of Chile's foreign labor force according to latest report

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, In : Migration 
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The increase of immigrants in Chile, especially Haitians immigrants, has caused significant changes to the labor market of that Latin American country.

According to a recent study published by the Latin American Center for Economic and Social Policies (Clapes UC), "Migration: change the look" the participation of foreigners in the total employment of the country reached 2.3% in the third quarter of 2017 and Haitian immigrants make up 10% of that figure; going from 1% in 2013 to 9.2% in the per...

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Haiti and Venezuela signed bilateral agreements on Agriculture and Energy during President Moise's visit

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, In : Diplomacy 


Haitian President Jovenel Moise, on Monday landed in the Venezuelan Capital Caracas, his first visit to the Bolivarian Republic since becoming President last February 7th. 

President Moise was received at the Simón Bolívar Maiquetía International Airport by the Chancellor, Jorge Arreaza and the Vice Minister for the Caribbean, Raúl Licausi. The President held a brief press conference at the ramp of the airport before departing for the Miraflores Palace where he met his counterpart, Preside...

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Chilean President met "Haitian Hero" who saved woman trying to commit suicide by jumping from 9th floor building

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, November 25, 2017, In : Diaspora 
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The President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, received on Wednesday in La Moneda, the seat of the presidency of Chile, Richard Joseph, the Haitian national who has transformed since last Sunday into a "hero" after saving the life of a woman who was trying to commit suicide by throwing herself from the ninth floor of a building in the municipality of Independencia, when Joseph somehow miraculously caught her as she came down.

Besides Richard Joseph, resident in Chile for three years, the mayor of ...

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Statement of President Jovenel Moise in commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, November 25, 2017, In : Human Rights 
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The office of Haitian President  Jovenel Moïse, released a statement earlier today in commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

In the statement, President Moise "reiterates the strong commitment of his administration to fight against discrimination of all kinds and gender inequalities on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls, celebrated this 25 November 2017 under the theme: "Leave no one behi...

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The Vatican blasts Trump's decision to end TPS for Haitians

Posted by Elise Harris on Saturday, November 25, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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One of the Vatican’s top diplomatic voices has criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent decision to end the Temporary Protected Status of thousands of Haitians taking refuge in the U.S., saying the country isn’t yet ready for the influx after a slew of natural disasters devastated the island nation.

“That’s a sad decision, because the Haitian population in the U.S. that arrived after the earthquake and after the storm that destroyed half of the island, cannot go back to a situ...

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Justin Trudeau: Canada's refugee program is not just for Haitians; Haiti "is not a failed state"

Posted by The Canadian Press on Friday, November 24, 2017, In : Migration 
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Would-be Canadians need more than just a desire for a better economic future if they expect to be granted refugee status in this country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday.

Trudeau, speaking at an event in Charlottetown, pointed to the case of 6,300 Haitians who have crossed illegally into Canada from the U.S. in recent months to request asylum. Statistics released this week show that of the 298 Haitian cases that had been heard by the end of October, only 29 were granted protection....

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President Jovenel Moise met with public transport unions

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, November 24, 2017, In : Economy 
President Jovenel Moise received last Wednesday, at the National Palace a group of public transport unions. During this meeting, the President outlined the main orientations of his five-year term and his vision of modernization of the transport sector in the country.

Moise listened  attentively to the legitimate demands of representatives of trade unions present at the meeting. He also took the opportunity to congratulate them for choosing the path of dialogue and wisdom rather "than the road ...

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Henkel to build new plastic collection centers in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, November 24, 2017, In : Economy 
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Henkel has partnered with Plastic Bank, a social enterprise that aims to stop the plastic spill into the ocean and provide opportunities for people living in poverty. Currently, new plastic collection centers are being built in Haiti, where communities will have the opportunity to earn money or obtain services by removing plastic waste from their local environment.

Henkel  is the first large global consumer goods company that is associated with Plastic Bank, researching ways to incorporate the...

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Haitian President is satisfied with Trump administration ending TPS for Haitians in 2019

Posted by LeNouvelliste on Friday, November 24, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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Our Temporary Protected Status compatriots have, from January 2018 until July 2019 to either regularize their situation or leave the United States. The Trump administration grants a non-renewable reprieve of 18 months to this fringe of the Haitian diaspora. The Haitian president, through his spokesperson, is satisfied with this decision and promises to create the right conditions for Haitians to live better in their country .

"The Presidency welcomes the decision of the Trump administration .....

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Haitian President strongly condemns the sales of African migrants as slaves in Libya

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, In : Human Rights 
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A recent CNN report, accompanied with a video footage showing the sales of two African migrants as slaves for $400 each, during an auction in the North African Nation of Libya, has outraged many world leaders, including Haitian President Jovenel Moise who took to Twitter on Monday to strongly condemn what many see as a return to a very dark past.


"Our African origins and our past as liberators of oppressed peoples exhort us to condemn and act against the return to the chains that is being made...

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Canada's immigration officials prepare for more Haitians to cross border following Trump's cancellation of TPS

Posted by MontrealGazette on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, In : Migration 



The day after the Trump administration announced it was canceling a temporary residence program for almost 60,000 Haitians in the U.S., immigration officials here say they’re prepared for another wave of asylum seekers if worried Haitians flee to Quebec.

About 27 winterized trailers, which can accommodate up to 200 people, have been set up near the St-Bernard-de-Lacolle border crossing in case a flood of migrants enters via Roxham Rd., an unofficial entry point to Quebec.

“We are ready. We ...

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The Trump administration has ended the Temporary Protected Status for 60.000 Haitians

Posted by AP on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, In : Migration 
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The Trump administration said Monday it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a 2010 powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation.

The Homeland Security Department said conditions in Haiti have improved significantly, so the benefit will be extended one last time — until July 2019 — to give Haitians time to prepare to return home.

"Since the 2010 earthquake, the number of displaced peop...

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Whatever good or bad is done by the Haitian army, even after the death of Jovenel Moise, history will hold him responsible

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, In : Op-ed 
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The most significant achievement by President Jovenel Moise which history will vividly remember, is his revival of the Haitian military after being defunct for twenty two years. Whatever other achievements made under his still young presidency will be overshadowed by this historic decision.

This also means, whatever good or bad is done by the army, even after the death of Jovenel Moise, history will hold him responsible. Quite a bet for the President to make! Putting yourself like this at the ...

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Speech of the Haitian President during official launch of New Haitian Army

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, November 20, 2017, In : Politic 
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Haitian people,

Youth of my country,

The celebration of Vertières' illustrious Victory, November 18, 2017, is the demonstration of the will of Haitians, through their duly elected political leaders and exercising the fullness of national sovereignty, to take the national historic destiny into their own hands.

Vertières is the refusal of fatality, it is the victory against exclusion, it is the victory against all the forms of segregation and racist and demagogic tyranny that prevent Haitians, H...

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Massive protests call for President Jovenel Moise to step down after restituting army

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, November 20, 2017, In : Security 

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A series of mass protests took place throughout the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince on Saturday, to call on President Jovenel Moise to step down after he decided to remobilized the disbanded Haitian Army after 22 years.


The protests came on the day the Haitian President officially re-introduced the military with a parade in the city of Cap-Haitian, and a week after a senatorial committee published a damning 686 pages report accusing many high ranking officials in the cabinet of the president, ...


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Days of heavy rains across Haiti left five dead and 10.000 houses flooded

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, November 18, 2017, In : Weather 
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Nearly a week of torrential rains in many parts of Haiti has left five people dead and more than 10.000 houses damaged, according to a preliminary report released by the Civil Protection agency. Among the victims are a woman and her three-year- old daughter who died in Port-de-Paix, while trying to cross a swollen river. Theirs as well as a 60 year old man’s body were discovered.

In the Southern Department, in Ile-a-Vache, a man and a two-year-old boy was dragged by a crescent.

The city of Le...

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Arrest warrant issued against former Haitian Minister of Justice, in what appears to be a political retaliation

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, November 16, 2017, In : Justice 
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An arrest warrant was issued against former Minister of Justice Camille Edouard
Junior, in what seems to be more of a political retaliation than actual crimes committed by the former official.

Government Commissioner at the Court of First Instance of Port-au-Prince Clamé Ocnam Daméus, has issued the warrant against the former Minister of Justice for alleged "misappropriation of public property and attempted diversion of public property intended for the food of prisoners, threat of death with ...

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Thousands of students in Cap-Haitian protest revival of army because government cannot even pay teachers

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, In : Se