Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haiti Morning News Roundup – Feb. 17

Jovenel Moise congratulates interim president

Jovenel Moise of the Party Haitian Tet Kale (PHTK) congratulated interim President Jocelerme Privert at a press conference on Feb. 16 and reminded the people the date of the upcoming elections, advocated for peace in the coming months and condemned acts of violence and intimidation suffered by supporters.

“In 120 days, Haiti must have a constitutional president and everything must be done by the people,” he said. “I congratulate the President in power Jocelerme Privert will facilitate elections in the country on April 24, the publication of results for May 6 and the installation of new President May 14, 2016.

“We at PHTK, our struggle is to strengthen and defend democracy in the country to allow Haiti to be free and express themselves freely. But we will do everything in our power to respect the vote of the people.And the party is ready to cooperate with the government in power for the running of the country.”

NATCOM launches GoTV

Mobile phone company NATCOM, launched GoTV, a new mobile application that turns smartphones into TVs. The application allows the company’s subscribers to access national and international television programs on their mobile phones.

NATCOM customers can subscribe to a variety of plans that include different channels and access to films, children programs and music videos. The application is available on the Play store and can be activated for as little as 50 gourdes.

More than 50,000 Dominico-Haitians deported

More than 50,000 Dominico-Haitians have been deported from the Dominican Republic. During the month of January alone, 4,687 were deported, bringing the total number of deportations to 52,622.

Thirty-one percent of the deportees are 17 years old or younger, while 65 percent are between the ages of 18 and 49, and 4 percent over the 50 years old.

 

 

 

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