Jjanice+ Releases Latest Video “Fleur du Désert”

Montreal-based Haitian indie pop band Jjanice + released their latest video “Fleur du Désert” (Desert Flower) this week. Jjanice’s music blends spoken word poetry, indie pop, soul music and Afro-Caribbean French / Creole influences.

Jjanice+ music is a journey through a world of indie rock, soul, electropop and Afro-Caribbean influences recalling his native Haiti. It’s a sound full of rich subtleties, composed with long-time collaborator Patrice Agbokou and reknowned Montreal producer Haig Vee. Jjanice+ intertwines atmospheres and uses his gift for storytelling, his talent and sensibility to create a unique and personal output. His song Fleur du Désert (Desert Flower) speaks of the constant search of the ideal, whether it be love, life, the eldorado. Told through the eyes of an outcast traveler seeking beauty and life in an uninhabitable, almost inaccessible place.

Haitian President Martelly Addresses Haiti Partners Conference

(from left to right) PM Lamothe, President Martelly and Foreign Affairs minister Pierre Duly Brutus

By Joseph Guyler Delva

NEW YORK, USA (HCNN) – Haitian President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe met with donors on Thursday to discuss the better coordination of aid and facilitation and release of funds at the “Haiti Parnters” session. Martelly proveided and overview of his administrations’s achievements, which include a vast construction initiative, with dozens of schools, vocational training centers, roads, bridges, viaducts, public buildings, social housing, and airports.

Haiti’s Prime Minister Awarded “Innovative Leader of the Year”


By Johanna D. Mena

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) — Haiti’s Prime minister, Laurent Lamothe, has been awarded Innovative Leader of the year for Latin America and the Caribbean, by the Latin Trade Group which provides information services to business societies in the region where the Caribbean country’s leadership is credited of a series of measures to create a more friendly environment for investments.

Haiti Polo Team Captain Named Goodwill Ambassador To Haiti


Haiti’s Polo team captain, Claude-Alix Bertrand, was named Goodwill Ambassador to Haiti on Sept. 5 at a special ceremony held in Haiti’s national palace. Bertrand was recognized for his achievement as an international polo player and his commitment to empower the country through tourism and sports. President Michel Martelly and Minister of Tourism Stephanie Balmir Villedrouin…