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 or TPS. Attorneys representing the federal government have asked that the lawsuit dismissed. Continue reading
13 arrests after $135,000 of suspected cocaine found on Haitian vessel
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 in Great Inagua. Continue reading
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 to Haiti to evaluate port development, road transport, energy agricultural development. Continue reading
Full speed on the Petrocaribe case
Haitian Prime Minister Jean Henry 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 . 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 (). 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 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