New York Elections
Josue Pierre Leads Pack In Race For District Leader
Election Day is approaching quickly and voters in the 42nd Assembly District are heading to the polls on Thursday with a number of important decisions to make in hotly contested state legislative party primaries. One of the most important local races is for male district leader of the 42nd Assembly District, which covers Ditmas Park, Flatbush, East Flatbush and Midwood. Continue reading
On Labor Day ‘Sweet Micky’ Sours Haitians
As Eastern Caribbean nationals paraded queens and kings along Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway on Labor Day, Haitian demonstrators displayed images of “a fake king” and a “fake president of Haiti.” Continue reading
First Clash Between Céant and a Group of Deputies
Appointed Prime Minister Jean Henry Céant yesterday expressed his opposition to the proposal of a group of deputies to change the cabinet. Discussions took place yesterday between the appointed Prime Minister and a group of 20 deputies from North and North East. These parliamentarians argued for the retention of Mr. Aviol Fleurant as Minister of Planning and External Cooperation (MPCE). Continue reading
Not backing down!
The demonstration to denounce the waste of PetroCaribe funds and to demand the holding of a trial brought together thousands of participants in Leogane, Port-de-Paix and especially Port-au-Prince. This Sunday, the leaders of #PetroCaribeChallenge were not noticed on the course. On the other hand, supporters of the opposition, including the relatives of Fanmi Lavalas, the “democratic sector”, Pitit Desalin, etc. were present. Continue reading
The Future is not so bright for the Ceant Government
Sept. 9 was a complicated day for Prime Minister Jean Henry Céant. While he had to make a change in his ministerial cabinet because of a minister who was a U.S. citizen, the prime minister finds himself managing other reproaches made about other members of his administration including accusations of tax fraud. Continue reading
Réginald Boulos proposes to stop paying of the PetroCaribe debt in an open letter:
While public opinion in Haiti expresses the desire for a serious investigation into the use of Petrocaribe funds and that the roads are reasonable by several sectors on the management of funds of funds, it is surprising to note that the main funder, if not the only, trumpets on all the rooftops that the Haitian authorities have made. Continue reading
Call For Awareness!
The Association of Women of Influence Haiti (FIHA) is calling attention to women’s rights in Haiti following the release of a song called “Lave Latchaw’” that’s being played on radio stations and in public spaces, etc. FIHA is with the promotion and protection of women’s rights, protests against this degrading manifestation of the image of Haitian women. Continue reading