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Bus Runs Over At Least 34 People In Northern Haiti
Haiti, News

Bus Runs Over At Least 34 People In Northern Haiti

At least 34 people have been killed and 17 injured when a bus ploughed into a crowd outside the northern Haitian city of Gonaives. Marie-Alta Jean Baptiste, head of Haiti’s civil protection office, told AFP news agency on Sunday that first the bus ran over two pedestrians, killing one and injuring the other. Then the…

Former Haitian President Rene Preval Dies At 74
Haiti, News

Former Haitian President Rene Preval Dies At 74

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Former Haitian president Rene Preval has died, the government of the Caribbean nation said on Friday. Preval, 74, was the first democratically elected modern-day leader of Haiti to serve his full term. In 2012, during his second term as president, Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake. Current President Jovenel Moise said…

Brooklyn Council Member Launches Petition To Demand The Renewal Of Temporary Protected Status For Haiti In The Aftermath Of Recent Natural Disasters
New York, News

Brooklyn Council Member Launches Petition To Demand The Renewal Of Temporary Protected Status For Haiti In The Aftermath Of Recent Natural Disasters

By Haitian Times Editorial Staff Council Member Mathieu Eugene formally launched a petition on Feb. 24 to urge President Donald Trump and the Department of Homeland Security to extend Haiti’s designation for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The petition, which was launched on haititpsrenewal.com, is part of an ongoing effort by Council Member Eugene to alleviate the humanitarian crisis…

U.S. Embassy Holds Visa Info Session In Tabarre, Haiti
Haiti, News

U.S. Embassy Holds Visa Info Session In Tabarre, Haiti

On Feb. 24,  the United States Embassy’s Consular section held an informational session for 20 internet café owners and employees at the U.S. Embassy. The goal of the event was to better explain the visa application process, make applying for visas easier for all involved, and ensure that applications are as well-prepared as possible. Like…

New York Lawmakers Honor Miss Haiti Raquel Pelissier
New York, News

New York Lawmakers Honor Miss Haiti Raquel Pelissier

(L-R) Raquel Pelissier and Carrie Solages / Photo Credit: Carrie Solage s Facebook By Haitian Times Editorial Staff Following Miss Haiti 2016’s near win for the Miss Universe crown, Haitian dignitaries, elected officials and public in general have been swooning for an opportunity to engage the Miss Universe pageant runner up. SUBSCRIBE TO READ MORE

Haitian Roundtable Presents Recognition Awards In Honor Of Haiti Independence
New York, News

Haitian Roundtable Presents Recognition Awards In Honor Of Haiti Independence

Brooklyn Council Member Jumaane D. Williams, Samuel Pierre executive director of Haitian American Caucus (HAC) and Wynnie Lamour founder of the Haitian Creole Language Institute (HCLI), were celebrated at the special reception for their work in the Haitian community. Williams, who is of Grenadian heritage, received the Honorary Haitian Award for his commitment to the Haitian community.

New York Fundraiser Shines Light On Haiti Relief Efforts
New York, News

New York Fundraiser Shines Light On Haiti Relief Efforts

By Haitian Times Editorial Staff

On Jan. 11, some of New York’s most notable in the Haitian community came together at Space Ibiza in Manhattan to raise money for basic economic recovery programs for those still suffering from the effects of Hurricane Matthew last October. The fundraiser, which took place only days before the anniversary of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, was attended by former prime minister Laurent Lamothe and former minister of tourism Stephanie Villedrouin.

Protesters Demand Clinton Foundation to Shut Down on Anniversary of Haiti Earthquake
New York, News

Protesters Demand Clinton Foundation to Shut Down on Anniversary of Haiti Earthquake

Photo Credit: Carlotta Mohamed, The Haitian Times By Carlotta Mohamed On the 7th anniversary of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Haitian activists gathered in front of the Clinton Foundation in New York City protesting the prosecutions of the Clintons after “hundreds of millions of dollars” were mismanaged through the Interim Haiti Reconstruction Commission, according to activists….

New York Politicians Urge Obama Administration to Reverse Course on Haitian Deportations
New York, News

New York Politicians Urge Obama Administration to Reverse Course on Haitian Deportations

By Haitian Times Editorial Staff

Last week, Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte (D-NY), State Senator Kevin Parker (D-NY), and Council Member Jumaane D. Williams (D-NY) sent a letter to the Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, and the Obama administration asking them to reverse course on their decision to resume deportations of Haitians. In addition, Assemblymember Bichotte participated in a social media campaign imploring the administration to redesignate Haitians refugees for temporary protected status classification and to expand the Haitian Family Reunification Program.

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