Secretary-General Appoints Helen La Lime of United States Special Representative, Head of United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Helen Meagher La Lime of the United States as his Special Representative for Haiti and Head of the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH). Ms. La Lime will succeed Susan D. Page of the United States, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for her dedicated service and effective leadership of MINUJUSTH. Continue reading.
Haitian-born Frantz Benjamin to run for Liberals in Viau
A Haitian-born poet — who plans to keep his distance from controversies — will be a Quebec Liberal Party candidate in the Oct. 1 election. Frantz Benjamin, municipal councillor in Montreal’s St-Michel district since 2009, will be registered in the multicultural district of Viau, a Liberal fortress, on Thursday. He will try to succeed outgoing MNA David Heurtel. Continue reading.
A shining moment for Brockton and Haiti, as hurdler claims silver medal
Vanessa Clerveaux, 24, of Brockton, won the silver medal in the women’s 100-meter hurdles on Tuesday night at the Central American and Caribbean Games held in Colombia. This marked the first time a woman won a medal for Haiti at a games or championship held since 1982, according to Clerveaux, who qualified for the Haitian team as a result of her college career at the University of Alabama. And it was Clerveaux’s first official international competition with Team Haiti. Continue reading.
Haitian Workers Called Slaves and Banned from Speaking Creole Win Big In Settlement from Miami Beach Hotel
Haitian hotel workers who say they were fired for speaking Creole while Hispanic workers were free to chat in Spanish were awarded a hefty payout Monday to settle a discrimination suit brought against the lavish Miami inn. Continue reading.