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Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – Aug. 27

PetroCaribe

PetroCaribe: Twitter Campaign Highlights Corruption In Haiti

A few hundred demonstrators participated in a sit-in in front of the high court of auditors in the Haitian capital Friday, August 24, 2018, to protest the embezzlement of $2 billion of Petrocaribe funds. View pictures

Haitians Turn To Twitter To Denounce Corruption

Fed up with corruption and lack of transparency, people inside and outside Haiti are turning to Twitter to ask the question “Where’s the money?” using the hashtag #PetroCaribeChallenge.

The social media campaign follows an investigative report released by the Haitian senate commission in late 2017 where more than a dozen Haitian officials were accused of embezzling $2 billion from Petrocaribe funds provided by Venezuela between 2008 and 2016 that could’ve gone toward rebuilding the country following the 2010 earthquake and Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Continue reading

Haiti

Not All Trash Is Waste, Say Haiti Youth

“ECEAUH has identified the lack of waste disposal as one of Haiti’s most serious environmental concerns, and while it can aggravate climate impacts like floods when drains clog and back up, of equal concern are the cascading effects of plastic as it breaks down in the environment, entering the food chain and, according to some research, even contributing to greenhouse gas emissions.” Continue reading

Arts & Culture

Haitian Pop Soul-Folk Artist HERVÉ To Perform At NYC’s Joe’s Pub

Haitian artist HERVÉ is bringing his pop soul-folk sound to New York City’s Joe’s Pub on Aug. 29.  Under the theme “Rasanblé” which means “to gather together” in the Créole language.  Continue reading

Entertainment

Unrequited Chapter 4: Reclaiming Back Your Power

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New York

Haitian Community Gathers In East Flatbush For Jean-Jacques Dessalines Blvd. Unveiling

On Aug. 18, dozens of members of the Haitian community gathered in East Flatbush for the unveiling of Jean-Jacques Dessalines Blvd. Watch now

South Florida

Community Newspapers Urges Voters To Re-Elect County Commissioner Jean Monestime To District 2

Jean Monestime strongly believes that there is no greater gift than the gift of service to others. And the Community Newspapers believes there is no greater choice in District 2 than Commissioner Monestime to be re-elected – and to continue serving his constituents and all residents of Miami Dade County. Continue reading

 

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Aug. 27, 2018

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