Haiti Provides Update On Death Toll From Earthquake

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti ( CMC) — Haiti said 18 people have now been confirmed dead following the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that rocked the French-speaking Caribbean Community (Caricom) country on October 6.

The Directorate of Civil Protection (DPC), in its latest revised statement, said that 580 people were injured up from the last figure of 333. The last assessment had indicated that 17 people had died. Continue reading

Fourteen children with heart defects, were operated successfully

This is the first time, on 17 missions undertaken by Gift of life, that so many children are operated, and thus delivered their cardiac pathology that hindered their life expectancy. For the moment, at least eight out of the 14 have left the block without complication. In two days, they will be able to be at home with their parents. But they must receive ambulatory care to see the state of their heart and the progress of healing. Continue reading

UN willing to help earthquake victims

The Special Representative of the Secretary General, United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Haiti, Dr. Mamadou Diallo, explained that the United Nations and humanitarian actors remain at the disposal of the Haitian authorities. It ensures that the national
authorities conduct the humanitarian response through the Directorate of Civil Protection and the relevant Ministries. Continue reading

Haitian Government Implements Agricultural Infrastructure Projects

The Minister of Agriculture, Joubert C. Angran, with the support of his partners strives to control surface water in the North East and North West. Minister Angran reveals that access to water for farmers is one of the priorities in the strategy of the Jovenel Moise’s administration. 12 large dams will be started under this administration, promised Mr. Angran. The high availability of water will allow the development of important sectors including rice, corn, as well as animal sectors, chicken, eggs and milk. Continue reading

Jacmel will host International Book Fair

Under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Culture and Communication (MCC), Jacmel hosts its first International Book Fair on Oct. 31, Nov. 1 and 2. This support to the International Book Fair of Jacmel is a way for the Ministry to advocate the deconcentration and decentralization of
major fairs organized around the Book, according to the wishes of the President of the Republic Jovenel Moise and Prime Minister Jean Henry Céant. Moreover, it encourages organized entities in this sector to go to provincial cities. Continue reading

#PetroCaribeChallenge mobilization continues.

The general mobilization announced for Wednesday, October 17, 2018, in order to demand accountability for the squandering of PetroCaribe funds, is really worrying some current leaders. This mobilization is being prepared not only in Port-au-Prince but also in Petit-Goave (Western Department), Cap-Haitien (North), Gonaïves and Saint-Marc (Artibonite), in Les Cayes (South ), in Jérémie (Grande Anse, part of south-west Haiti), Ouanaminthe (North-East) and Jacmel (South-East). The National Police of Haiti has received notifications of events in the context of the commemoration of the 212th anniversary of the assassination of Jean-Jacques Dessalines,
founding father of the Haitian Nation. Continue reading

New York

One On One With The Organizers Of The Creole Image Honors Award Ceremony

On Oct. 13, eight Haitian Americans were honored at the 2nd Annual Creole Image Honors Award Ceremony. Haitian Times’ Fabiola Jean chatted with the event organizers to get an inside look into the makings of the award ceremony. Continue reading

Haitian Times Founder Honored At 2nd Annual Creole Image Honors

On Oct. 13, Garry Pierre-Pierre, founder and publisher of Haitian Times, received the Jean Dominique Award, for his excellency in journalism and building a pivotal community institution. Continue reading

Washington, D.C.

Ambassador Paul Altidor Talks Haiti During Embassy Tour

During Haitian Leadership & Empowerment Brunch (9/2) held at the Embassy of Haiti in Washington, D.C., Ambassador Paul Altidor took group of about 25 people on a tour of the embassy. He walked them through what a typical visit to the embassy looks like for a “normal” person on any given day while entwining Haitian history and information with regards to the mission of what the Embassy of Haiti represents. Continue reading

Haitians In America

Marketing Maven Brings Skills To Haitian Organization

Anide J. Eustache is a marketing and communications professional, certified
professional and executive coach, strategist and speaker. Eustache has dedicated her professional career to helping women position themselves for the lives they want to live both personally and professionally. Continue reading


Sean Penn’s Virtual Marathon To Aid Haiti Uses FitBit, MapMyFitness Or Strava

Hurricane Michael’s torrential winds had barely subsided Oct. 11 when The Office star hosted The Long Run For Recovery, Sean Penn’s charity fundraiser, in Venice, California, to launch a unique virtual marathon initiative to support hurricane Michael and Florence and Haiti relief efforts.

The Long Run for Haiti requires participants — a.k.a. digital runners — to synchronize their personal page to FitBit, MapMyFitness or Strava devices or platforms to automatically track their distance as they virtually run across Haiti.  Continue reading

Arts & Culture

Danticat delivers keynote at Neustadt Literary Festival

2018 Neustadt International Prize for Literature laureate Edwidge Danticat thanked a variety of people Thursday night as she accepted her award in the Molly Shi Boren Ballroom on the OU campus: other authors, her husband and children, Neustadt jurors and World Literature Today staff. But her most profound gratitude was reserved for her parents. Continue reading

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