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Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haiti Morning News Roundup – Feb. 26

Eric Charles of Mizik Mizik dies

Eric Charles of Mizik Mizik has died, his brother John Robert confirmed Thursday. Charles passed at 3 a.m. at following a stroke.

“The health status of Eric become very difficult,” Robert said. “He took his last breath on Thursday. Such is life, and we accept it.”

Haiti interim president appoints prime minister to help organize election

(REUTERS)- Haiti’s provisional president has appointed reputable economist Fritz Jean as the new prime minister, a senior official said, in a step forward for the impoverished Caribbean nation that is trying to quickly hold a delayed presidential election.

Anthony Barbier, a top official at President Jocelerme Privert’s palace, said the president had signed an executive order appointing Jean, a former central bank governor.

“I can confirm that President Privert has signed the executive order appointing Fritz Alphonse Jean as prime minister,” Barbier told Reuters.

Jean’s job will include helping create a balanced election council supported by Haiti’s fractious rival political parties, a key step needed to hold the election set for April.

Haitian Times

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The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY.The newspaper is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice for Haitian Diaspora.
Haitian Times
Feb. 26, 2016

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