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Haitians begin to land in US via parole process, though questions linger

Good news arrives unexpectedly  ‘I’m well. I’m in the U.S.,’ began the text message. ‘In Boston. It’s really cold.’ So began on Friday, Jan. 27, the American life of 30-year-old “Bobo,” a family nickname he asked to use for this article. It had been a whirlwind week for the former resident of Duchity, a village…


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GANGS KIDNAP FORMER EDUCTION MINISTER, CURRENT MONTANA AFFILIATE —— PORT-AU-PRINCE — Pierre Buteau, a former Minister of National Education and Vocational Training for Haiti, was kidnapped…

PAP Jazz festival held in Cap-Haitien for first time

CAP-HAITIEN — For the first time, Haiti’s historic second city hosted the Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival, PAP Jazz for short, bringing together local, national and international artists during the weekend of January 20-22. The event, moved from the capital due to ongoing violence, drew throngs of fans to a stage stationed at Carénage Boulevard. Throughout the weekend, local talents also showcased the country’s jazz, rara, konpa and other music formats. Here are some images.

  • Fans enjoy a performance during the 16th PAP Jazz international music festival weekend January 20-22, 2023, in Cap Haitien, Haiti. Photo courtesy of festival organizers
  • Performers at the 16th PAP Jazz international music festival on Friday, January 20, 2023. Photo by Rejy Roc
  • Local band Jazzy Star perform at Gwog Barill in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, as part of the 16th PAP Jazz international music festival weekend Saturday, January 21, 2023. Photo by Rejy Roc
  • Local band Jazzy Star 202 perform at Gwog Barill in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, as part of the 16th PAP Jazz international music festival weekend Saturday, January 21, 2023. Photo by Rejy Roc
  • Performance by Phylissia Ross at the 16th PAP Jazz International Music Festival on Friday, January 20, 2023. Photo: Rejy Joseph Roc
  • Performance by Phylissia Ross at the 16th PAP Jazz International Music Festival on Friday, January 20, 2023. Photo: Rejy Joseph Roc
  • Phylissia Ross perform at Alliance Francaise in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, as part of the 16th PAP Jazz international music festival weekend Saturday, January 21, 2023. Photo by Rejy Joseph Roc
  • "Janb de bwa" performs during the 16th PAP Jazz International Music Festival on Friday, January 20, 2023. Photo by Josue Azor
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PORT-AU-PRINCE — In yet another sign of Haiti falling apart, seven police officers were killed near Saint-Marc during a confrontation on Jan. 25, allegedly by members of a gang called Baz Gran Grif, a police union member said. The late night killings come just days after the police union said bandits had killed eight police…



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