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Haiti's Minister of Communication resigned, then retracted his own resignation

Posted by on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, In : National 
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Guy Delva, Minister of Communication in the administration of Jovenel Moise, is one of the many high ranking officials in Haiti still scrambling to save face in front of a population which had just demonstrated its level of dissatisfaction and despair by turning against what they identified as the source of their scourge.

On Tuesday night, as calls for the Prime Minister Jack Guy  Lafontant and his government to resign continue to grow, Guy Delva twitted "The president has an extraordinary vis...

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Embattled Haitian Prime Minister ignores calls for resignation, announces compensation for losses

Posted by on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, In : National 
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"The Government condemns the acts of violence that occurred on 6 and 7 July 2018 mainly in the metropolitan area of ​​Port-au-Prince following the announcement of the abolition of the public subsidy of petroleum products. These incidents have been controlled. A government investigation will be conducted to ensure justice for every Haitian who has been the victim of violence.

The situation has returned to normal. It is possible to move and travel without any danger.

In Haiti, the price of fu...

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Tensions in Pelerin, as police evicted five families "living too close" to the Haitian President's private residence

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Thursday, July 5, 2018, In : National 

The Western departmental director of the National Police, who was informed by the Port-au-Prince government commissioner, proceeded on Wednesday to the eviction of several families living in the area of ​​Pèlerin, a district bordering the private residence of the president of the Republic. An operation that created a panic in the area and paralyzed the traffic for several hours.

Demonstration, stone throwing, barricades burning , detonations of firearms, police car burned ... A sharp tens...

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Oxfam reacts to the decision of the Haitian government to revoke Its operations in Haiti

Posted by on Thursday, June 14, 2018, In : National 
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“Oxfam is disappointed but understands the Haiti Government’s decision to withdraw Oxfam Great Britain’s permission to work in Haiti. The behaviour of some former Oxfam staff working in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake was completely unacceptable. We have apologized to the government and the Haitian people for what happened. 

Haiti definitively withdraws Oxfam's authorization to work in the country following sex abuse scandal

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

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

Posted by 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 ".

President Moise is in Peru, representing Haiti at the 8th Summit of Heads of ...

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

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

Posted by 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

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

Posted by 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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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 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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Protesting high school students and Haitian Police clashed in Cite Soleil

Posted by 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 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 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?

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

Posted by on Saturday, February 24, 2018, In : National 

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

Posted by 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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Light 4.6 magnitude earthquake reported off the coast of Haiti

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

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

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

Posted by 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 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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Haitians come together to celebrate their famed National Carnival

Posted by 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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President Moise participated in workshop with CSPJ judges

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

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

Posted by 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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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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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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Haitians around the world take a pause on catastrophic earthquake's 8th anniversary, in the midst of international scandal

Posted by 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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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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Official speech of President Jovenel Moise during National Assembly

Posted by 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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President Jovenel Moise to address Haitian Parliament during National Assembly, later today

Posted by 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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Official speech of President Jovenel Moise, for Haiti's 214 years Independence Anniversary

Posted by 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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214 years Independence Commemoration: Haitian President urges "elites and political actors" to bear responsibility for the country's" bankruptcy and failure"

Posted by 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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