Haiti is less dangerous than the United States

In an article published on the Radio-Canada website this weekend, journalist Bernard Barbeau lets us understand that “Haiti is ranked 88th in the 2018 World Peace Index (IPM), produced by the Institute for Economy and Peace, an independent think-tank based in Sydney, Australia. While the US is far behind, ranking 121st. Continue reading

Haiti owes Venezuela 80% of its global debt

As of September 30, 2018, the debt of the Republic of Haiti to its bilateral and multilateral creditors officially amounts to US $ 2.11 billion. According to provisional data available at the Bank of the Republic of Haiti (BRH), this is the highest amount due by the country over the decade 2008-2018. Continue reading

Haiti: Draft budget 2018-2019, soon tabled in Parliament.

At the end of this month, on October 31st, the new draft budget for the fiscal year 2018-2019, estimated at 166 billion gourdes should be submitted to the Legislature for analysis. The impossibility of the Government to adjust the price of petroleum products explains the downward revision of the budget of the Republic. In fact, the national budget envelope prepared and tabled in Parliament before the riots last July was 175 billion gourdes. Continue reading

Haiti to move back clock by one hour

In a note issued on Monday, October 22, 2018, the General Secretariat of the Presidency reminds the general public and the press in particular that, according to the provisions of the presidential decree of Wednesday, March 7, 2012, the adoption of change of time according to the seasons is permanent. Thus, the national time will move back 60 minutes from 2 am on Sunday, November 4, 2018. Continue reading

Haiti: Judge Lumerant had been in hiding since last Friday

Judge Dieunel Lumerant fears for his life because of threats following the incarceration of the former director general of the Police, Godson Orelus.
In the afternoon of October 26, the judge had executed an arrest warrant issued against Mr. Oréus. The former police chief was interviewed for the second time as part of an investigation into arms trafficking.

The threats made by phones point to revenge against Judge Lumerant. Residents in his neighborhood also reported the suspicious presence of a car with an official tag a few hours after Mr. Orelus was incarcerated.
In addition, the judge claims that he was followed by several unidentified individuals during a trip to the city of Saint Marc. Continue reading

Former Haitian President Urges Dominicans To Be Patient As The Country Re-Builds

ROSEAU, Dominica, Oct 29, CMC – Former Haitian president Michel Martelly has told Dominicans to be patient as the island recovers from the battering it took from Hurricane Maria last September and support Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit in his efforts to rebuild the country. Continue reading

Health & Science

Cholera Incidence Significantly Decreases In Haiti

Port-au-Prince, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Haiti registered 38 deaths due to cholera in 2018, a significant reduction of deaths due to this disease that from 2010 to today claimed the lives of 9,786 people. Continue reading

CUNY Researchers Gauge Hypertension Prevalence Among Residents Of Haitian Slums

Residents of urban slums are vulnerable to poor health outcomes because of a confluence of poverty, inadequate healthcare access and environmental and social disadvantage. Hypertension is increasingly common in Haiti, where 74 percent of the urban population live in slums. Continue reading

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