Haiti: Journalist Calls For Campaign To Stem Youth Migration

Haiti recently hired a PR firm, Mercury Public Affairs, to help soften its image in Washington. Some think the funds should be used towards improving living conditions for thousands of Haitians who want to leave the country in search of economic opportunities abroad. Vania Andre writes about a local journalist’s action plan to “raise awareness and empower.” Read it here

Coast Guard repatriates 201 migrants by sea to Haiti

A total of 201 Haitians were returned to Haiti Wednesday by the U.S. Coast Guard, the agency said after two overloaded boats were intercepted near the Bahamas. The 86 migrants from that freighter were picked up by the Coast Guard cutter Tahoma. The next day, the Tahoma gathered 115 migrants from a 50-foot sail freighter three miles east of Sunday’s pickup. Continue reading


Haiti: Tech Incubator To Launch In Spring 2018

Haitian Times tech contributor, Henry Beaucejour, interviewed Dr. Jean-Jacques Rousseau who serves as a Technical Advisor in Innovation, Science, and Competitiveness to President Jovenel Moise. Dr. Rousseau is helping launch ‘Alpha Haiti‘ in the Spring of 2018, a Haitian government initiative aimed at taking a new approach to economic development. He says the tech incubator will be an innovative platform to “develop solutions for persistent local problems.Read the exchange here


Students Protest Gun Violence in National School Walkout

Exactly one month after 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, survivors of the massacre joined tens of thousands of students across the U.S. by walking out of school on Wednesday morning. The mass protests were held at 10 a.m. local time in each time zone and lasted 17 minutes, one for each of the Parkland victims. Continue reading


UN-World Bank panel calls for ‘fundamental shift’ in water management

Making Every Drop Count: An Agenda for Water Action, released by a panel of 11 Heads of State and a Special Advisor, calls for a fundamental shift in the way the world manages water so that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly Goal 6 on ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all, can be achieved. Continue reading

Meet Africa’s Next Female Einstein Forum Fellows

Some of the world’s most brilliant minds will gather in Kigali, Rwanda next week to present their solutions to desperate problems that face humanity, and many of them are women from Africa whose brilliant ideas are changing the state of the continent. Continue reading

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