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Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – Sept. 24

Immigration & migration

NJ backs lawsuit challenging Trump administration’s effort to end TPS for Haitians

New Jersey is one of 17 states backing a lawsuit that challenges the Trump administration’s decision to end temporary protected status for Haitians and immigrants from five other countries.

The state Attorney General‘s office filed an amicus brief Friday in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York urging a federal judge to review a lawsuit filed by a group of Haitians with temporary protected status, or TPS. Attorneys representing the federal government have asked that the lawsuit be dismissed.  Continue reading

Caribbean

13 arrests after $135,000 of suspected cocaine found on Haitian vessel

POLICE arrested 10 men and three women in connection with the seizure of $135,000 worth of suspected cocaine found on a Haitian vessel at the harbour in Great Inagua. Continue reading

Haiti

Caribbean development bank opens office in Haiti

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on Friday officially opened its Country Office in Haiti, the first outside its Headquarters in Barbados.

To commemorate the occasion, Dr William Warren Smith, President of the Bank, hosted an inauguration event, which First Lady of the Republic of Haiti Her Excellency Martine Moïse, Apostolic Nuncio, Ambassador Eugène Martin Nugent, Ministers of Government, and representatives from the diplomatic community in Haiti attended. Continue reading

Confirmation of Taiwan’s cooperation in energy

Movement on the Phare project, which would bring electricity to the country 24 hours a day, should reach a new stage before the end of this year. Last week, a team of experts from Taiwan travelled to Haiti to evaluate port development, road transport, energy and agricultural development. Continue reading

Full speed on the Petrocaribe case

Haitian Prime Minister Jean Henry Céant, wants to set the tone on the thorny Pétrocaribe affair. Less than 5 days after taking office, the prime minister met with the advisers of the Superior Court of Accounts and Administrative Disputes (CSCCA) on this issue that provokes popular demonstrations in several regions from the country. Continue reading

They need to get paid to investigate on the Petrocaribe fund case.

According to Director General, David Bazile, the Anti-Corruption Unit intends to mobilize its agents as quickly as possible, through 10 commissions, to work on the Petrocaribe case. Continue reading

It’s not only jokes; it hurts also.

This woman, who has been living with HIV for more than 30 years, believes that the words of self-proclaimed prophet Mackenson Dorilas can hurt people living with HIV andAIDS. Esther Boucicault, who is also President of the PLHIV Platform, says she does not understand the silence of the Ministry of Public Health and the population on this issue. Continue reading

Haitian teacher-researcher Claude Joseph at Laval University

On Sept. 15, Laval University brought together a group of speakers, including Haitian teacher-researcher Claude Joseph, during a conference-debate on the relations of Haitians in the diaspora with Haitian media based in Haiti. The initiative was taken by the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies on Haitian Media (CEIMH) in collaboration with the Association of Laval Students of Laval University (AEAU). Continue reading


Health & Science

Haiti – Health : Nearly 20 people die every day of HIV/AIDS in Haiti

The 6th Mortality, Morbidity and Service Utilization Survey (EMMUS-VI) conducted by the Haitian Institute of Childhood in collaboration with the Haitian Institute of Statistics and Informatics, sponsored by the Ministry of Public Health with the technical assistance from the World Demographic and Health Survey  Continue reading

Beauty & Style

Haitian-American Designer Brings Black Culture To New York Fashion Week

September often draws fashion’s most elite journalists, editors, models, bloggers, celebrities and socialites to Manhattan’s trendiest neighborhoods. This season, one designer dared to take the upper hierarchy off of fashion’s island and across the bridge to the up-and-coming Brooklyn neighborhood of Brownsville. On it’s 5th anniversary, with every well-calculated decision, Haitian-American designer Kerby Jean-Raymond proved that his brand, Pyer Moss, had arrived to revolutionize fashion, for and with the culture.  Continue reading

Arts & Culture, New York

Book Truck Brings English And French-Language Books To Flatbush’s Little Haiti

A literary collective is looking to bring English and French-language books to Brooklyn’s Little Haiti. On Saturday, a book truck provided by the House of SpeakEasy was parked at Parkside Plaza on the corner of Parkside and Ocean Avenue in Flatbush. Continue reading





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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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Sep. 24, 2018

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