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Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times Daily Roundup – Feb. 21

Edwidge Danticat: I Hope Oxfam sex scandal in Haiti is a #MeToo moment for aid organizations

The British charity Oxfam has released its own internal report into the sex scandal. It concluded senior aid workers at Oxfam, including the country director in Haiti, hired prostitutes at Oxfam properties in Haiti and then tried to cover it up. Oxfam’s internal report includes claims that three Oxfam staff members physically threatened a witness during the charity’s internal investigation. For more, we speak with Edwidge Danticat, Haitian-American novelist, author of several books, including “The Farming of Bones,” which won an American Book Award. READ MORE

Haiti dwellers lack access to safe drinking water and proper sanitation facilities

Access to safe drinking water in cities across have become increasingly difficult. According to a report by the World Bank 35 percent of urban dwellers in the country did not have access to safe drinking water in 2015. READ MORE

Haiti hosts 29th CARICOM session

Fourteen delegations from across the Caribbean will travel to Haiti for the 29th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The summit takes place from February 26 to 27, at the Marriott Hotel. READ MORE

 

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.
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Feb. 21, 2018

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