Oct. 29, 2020 - Overdue currency regulation caused rapid rise of gourde against dollar, Haiti central bank consultant Eddy Labossière says.
Oct. 29, 2020 - Michael Kozak, the United States Acting Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, tweeted on Wednesday that Haiti has to reinstall its parliament sooner than later.
New York Metro
Oct. 28, 2020 - Haitian-Americans heads to the polls for early voting across the U.S., including in New York, the state with the second largest Haitian population.
Oct. 28, 2020 - Haitian-Americans heads to the polls for early voting across the U.S., including in Florida, the state with the most Haitians.
Haitians In America
Oct. 22, 2020 - Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed Jacques Jiha, an economist with three decades of public and private sector leadership experience, to serve as New York City budget director starting Nov. 1.
Oct. 29, 2020 - Criminologists studying the rise in the murder rate point to the effects the pandemic has had on everything from mental health to policing in a time of social distancing, with fewer officers able to perform the up-close-and-personal community outreach work that in normal times has helped mitigate violence.
Immigration & Migration
Oct. 29, 2020 - Twelve flights to Haiti have been recorded so far in October by the watchdog group Witness at the Border, marking a steep increase from previous months when there were on average between one and two flights every four weeks.
Oct. 19, 2020 - After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, 19 children from one orphanage were flown to the U.S. to be adopted by...
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Oct. 27, 2020 - In a presidential election year, where the names at the top of the ballots dominate, many residents do not know for whom to vote at the municipal level. Julien, who works as economic development manager for the City of North Miami, is taking the direct engagement route to make sure that voters know about her race and choose her ‒ even if she has to appeal to them herself, all day every day.
Politics & Election
Oct. 28, 2020 - This is The Haitian Powerhouse, a newly-formed group based at 8291 NE 2nd Ave. that functions like an unofficial Biden-Harris campaign headquarters. Its purpose is to get out the vote among Haitian-Americans and other community members in South Florida.
Business & Technology
Oct. 22, 2020 - The International Development Association (IDA) has approved a $60 million project to provide faster, cheaper internet access and other digital services in Haiti, the organization has announced.
Oct. 10, 2020 - Thrown into one of Montreal’s most diverse public high schools, the young Ms. Harris — whose father was from Jamaica and mother from India — identified as African-American, her friends from high school recalled. At the same time, they said, she deftly navigated the competing racial and social divisions at the school.
Sep. 18, 2020 - Created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, MIBFF opens on Sept. 23, with the showing of a Canadian film, “The Cuban.” From Sept. 24-Oct. 4, 120 films from 30 countries, including Haiti, will be available for viewing.
Oct. 29, 2020 - Josep María Bartomeu’s last act as the president of Barcelona was to announce the club’s participation in a European Super...
Oct. 29, 2020 - Ever since Kylian Mbappe joined Paris Saint-Germain, the forward has proved that he is not a one-dimensional attacking player. Under...
Arts & Culture
Oct. 09, 2020 - Now in its fifth year, the year-long Lakou Nou artist residency program allows artists to connect their skills to community needs. Through the program, four artists will each receive $7,000 to implement community art projects in Canarsie, Flatbush, Crown Heights and East Flatbush.
Health & Science
Oct. 16, 2020 - Kingsbrook, along with Interfaith Medical Center and Brookdale, the other two hospitals looking at consolidation, employ a significant number of Haitian-Americans. The planned merger of services is part of a $700 million New York State plan to consolidate services at the facilities, which are managed by One Brooklyn Health, a nonprofit.
Oct. 16, 2020 - Solages, the first Haitian-American to represent Long Island in the Assembly, serves Elmont, Valley Stream, Floral Park, Bellerose, Bellerose Terrace, North Woodmere, Stewart Manor and sections of Franklin Square. Since winning the 2012 election, Solages has written and introduced many bills in Albany. She has also become a visible leader to members of her district.
Oct. 02, 2020 - Fifteen successful years into the music industry, Jean Bélony Murat, better known as BélO, is still as ambitious as Day 1. He entered Unsigned Only Music Competition in September. And won.
Oct. 19, 2020 - Indhira Suero Acosta As journalists from around the world navigate the final weeks of a contentious U.S. presidential election during...
Oct. 06, 2020 - Haiti has never criminalized same-sex relations. Yet hostility towards LGBTIQ people is among the worst in the region, and violent attacks and even murder of LGBTIQ people have been increasing in recent years.
Oct. 26, 2020 - Older Haitian-Americans struggle with several unique barriers when it comes to casting their ballots. Language translation is consistently viewed as the biggest obstacle hindering these senior citizens from fully participating. Other issues include information inundation, the layout of the ballot and, this year in particular, adjustments made to the voting process due to COVID-19.
Oct. 08, 2020 - The Haitian Times strongly supports Democrat Joe Biden for President of the United States. We urge you, dear readers, to register to vote and to vote (by mail or in person), so that we can all say to Trump come November: “you’re fired.”
Oct. 23, 2020 - Haitian-Americans' position is clear: they will vote Democrat because Biden is better off dealing with political corruption and bad governance in Haiti, the country Trump called shithole. They will vote against the Republican establishment because Trump will cancel TPS while Biden promises he will renew or extend it for the thousands of Haitians who are no longer at risk of deportation because of it. If only Haitian-Americans are allowed to vote, Trump will lose by a tidal wave.
Oct. 28, 2020 - Between college courses, he worked as a medical translator for two clinics staffed by volunteers coming from the U.S. Nurses from one of the clinics knew of Plonquet’s dream and recognized his determination. They offered to pay for his medical schooling at Université Quisqueya in Port-au-Prince.
Sep. 29, 2020 - As summer gives way to fall and the season of giving approaches, more and more organizations that support Haiti are going digital. When it comes to special events specifically, nonprofit leaders are hosting virtual fundraisers to engage donors and promote causes.
Beauty & Style
Aug. 20, 2020 - By Ralph 'Onz' Chery -- Fashion designer Venny Étienne's road to designing for Beyoncé, it all started at his old church's fashion show.
Oct. 14, 2020 - Babies shot dead, gangland massacres, murders and beatings mark prolonged period of mayhem not seen since era of coups.
Sep. 15, 2020 - Barbancourt Rhum, an $18 million business, has survived Haiti’s tumultuous history of coups, embargoes and natural disasters to become a world-renowned brand in the spirits industry. Lately, a family fight for company control has pitted its late leader Thierry Gardere's only child and his siblings against one another.
Sep. 07, 2020 - Andre Paultre PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Rene Max Auguste says demand for solar panels at his store in the Haitian capital,...