Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – Oct. 2

South Florida

Lawsuit: City Of Lauderhill Stonewalled Haitian Flag Day Celebration

Lauderhill residents Frandy Cardichon and Juvenia Mackensie began planning a Haitian Flag Day celebration a full year before the holiday. In May 2017, they submitted a permit application to the city; coordinated with vendors, businesses, and bands; and began advertising and promoting the event. Continue reading

New York

Carel Pedre Debuts Chokarella New York Takeover

In this premiere episode, Carel talks Little Haiti BK with Assembly woman Rodneyse Bichotte and musician Jensen Desrosier. He also interviews two young Haitian professionals who marched against a FDA decision in 1990. He also shared his Skydiving experience with Manny, a Haitian professional skydiver in Pennsylvania. Continue reading

New York State Senator David Carlucci Honors Haitian President Jovenel Moise

During his visit to Rockland County New York, Haitian president Jovenel Moise was honored by New York State Senator David Carlucci, a Democrat of the 38th Senate, which includes all of Rockland County and parts of Westchester County. Continue reading

Lists & Guides

Top 10 Facts About Living Conditions In Haiti

Misconceptions about life in Haiti reach all around the world. After the devastation of the island in 2010 due to a magnitude seven earthquake, many citizens were killed or left homeless and scared. The image of Haiti in the eyes of the world has become that of a poor country stuck in a cycle of poverty. But, what are the living conditions in Haiti actually like? Here are the top 10 facts about living conditions in Haiti. Continue reading

Haiti

Haitian President Calls For Essential Development Aid As UN Mission Shifts Away From Peacekeeping

Haitian President Jovenel Moïse on Thursday called on the international community to provide the necessary development aid as the Caribbean island nation prepares for the transition nest year of the United Nations mission to a non-peacekeeping presence in the country. Continue reading

UNHCR Welcomes Spain And Haiti Move To Counter Statelessness

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency applauds Spain’s and Haiti’s landmark decisions to join international agreements to counter statelessness, a situation faced by millions of people deprived of basic rights because they are not considered as nationals by any State. Continue reading

Haiti’s New Government Has Been Set Up for Failure

Months after deadly riots in Port-au-Prince forced the resignation of Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant, a new government is finally in place. But newly sworn-in Prime Minister Henri Ceant faces a slew of roadblocks, including a major corruption scandal and a yawning budget deficit. Continue reading

Political Leader Eric Jean Baptiste Shot in Carrefour Feuilles

The secretary general of the RDNP (Rally of Progressive National Democrats), Eric Jean Baptiste, was attacked by armed individuals on Monday, early in the morning not far from the Carrefour-Feuilles sanatorium. 6 passengers, including 3 children and 2 security guards, were in the vehicle at the time of the attack that occurred when the businessman took his children to school.

For now, the businessman and former presidential candidate in the last elections is being treated in a hospital in the capital. He received at least one bullet on his arm. Continue reading

Jovenel Moïse says Haiti Needs $2.8 billion to get country moving

Agriculture, education, electricity, road infrastructure, clean water and health are the five sectors for which the President of the Republic has called on the international community to release its checkbook. At the UN platform Thursday during his speech on the occasion of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York, Jovenel Moises estimated that 2 billion and 780 million is the money needed to develop these sectors. Continue reading

Union Leaders Ready to Protest for Minimum Wage Increase

Leaders of syndicates announces the revival of the mobilization to demand a significant increase of the minimum wage. The president of the Autonomous Central of Haitian Workers (CATH), Fignole Saint Cyr, advocates a minimum wage of at least 750 gourdes. He denounces the passivity of the Higher Council of Salaries (CSS) which he describes as irresponsible. Continue reading

ONI employees call for help from Parliament

It is an open secret that the Haitian Government, via the Ministry of Justice and Public Security (MJSP), the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) and the National Office of Identification (ONI) ), signed in June this year, an over-the-counter contract for an aggregate amount of twenty-seven million seven hundred thousand US dollars (US $ 27,700,000.00), with a German firm called Dermalog for the manufacture of national identification cards.

This contract without validation of the Superior Court of Accounts and Administrative Litigation (CSC / CA) must last seven years, and already an envelope of eight million two hundred thousand (8 200 000) dollars has been transferred to the firm Dermalog by the Haitian Government. Continue reading

Agronomist Hebert Saint Louis Slain

The dead and beheaded body of Agronomist Hébert Saint-Louis was found at the foot-bridge of Grand-Goave. He was murdered in the night of 28 to 29 September 2018 according to information provided by allo-agro, the environmental education program of which he is one of the founders.

May he rest in peace. Continue reading

 

 

 

 

 

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