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Trump Attorney General Pick Detained Thousands Of Haitians In World’s First ‘HIV Detention Camp’

In the 1990s, William Barr, President Trump’s pick for attorney general, oversaw a program that sent some 12,000 Haitian asylum seekers to Guantanamo Bay, effectively creating what one detractor called “the world’s first HIV detention camp.” Continue reading


Haitian Rapper And Ex-Fugees Member Pras Michel Denies Wrongdoing In Alleged Effort To Stop Malaysian Corruption Probe

A prominent rapper is disputing that he did anything wrong amid Justice Department allegations that he aided efforts to end a U.S. investigation of Malaysian government corruption, saying his name is being “dragged through the mud.” Continue reading

Immigration & Migration

Proposed Change On Government Assistance Rules May Impact Thousands Of Haitian Immigrants

Thousands of Haitian immigrants in the United States may be barred from applying for permanent residency in the U.S. if they have received welfare and long-term health care from the government. Continue reading

New York

Haiti Talks: SheBuilds NYC Ambassador, Cassandre Theano

The Haitian Times chats with Cassandra Theano, the New York City chapter ambassador for She Builds, at their New York City launch, where Lisa Francoeur Mesa — founder of Fancyfied and Enterprise Relationship Manager at Linkedin — shared her thoughts on women empowerment and entrepreneurship. Continue reading 

Treyger, BK Lawmakers Call For More Haitian Creole Interpreters At Polling Sites

City Council Member Mark Treyger (D-Bath Beach, Bensonhurst, Coney Island, Gravesend, Sea Gate) and a broad coalition of elected officials, advocacy organizations, and leaders from communities across the city rallied outside City Hall today, calling for increased interpreter services at Election Day poll sites. Continue reading

Haitians in America

Haitians In America: TV Presenter Makes Waves With New Show

Sandy Laborde works as an on-air presenter and consultant in the hospitality industry. She has been making major moves recently in the television industry. Her upcoming show, POV on AFRO, has been recently picked up by Comcast and will be distributed beginning in January 2019. Continue reading 


Cubans Flock To Haiti For Bargain Shopping

Most people don’t think of Haiti as a shopping destination. Unless they’re Cuban. Continue reading 

Haiti Celebrates 70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

President Jovenel Moïse and prime Minister, Jean Henry Céant, participated in the ceremony organized to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, celebrated this year around the theme “Stand up for human right.”
Increase agricultural production, attract investment, promote access to justice for all, and fight corruption are the common challenges that the country must overcome  if the human rights of all Haitians are to be respected, Radio Metropole reports Continue reading

Haiti : First Edition of the “Manno Charlemagne Prize”

On Monday, the organization for the promotion of human rights and democratic governance, Jurimédia launched the first edition of the “Manno Charlemagne Prize” to promote democracy and human rights through political song.
This December 10 marks the first anniversary of the death of the singer, Joseph Emmanuel Charlemagne, an icon of the Lavalas movement , Alterpresse reports.  Continue reading

Haiti : Sunrise Airways Launches direct Flights between Havana and Santo Domingo
Sunrise Airways has launched its inaugural flight on December 5, departing from Santo Domingo to Havana, the capital of Cuba.
Sunrise will fly to Santo Domingo – Cuba twice a week, Wednesday and Sunday, with departure from the Las Americas airport in Santo Domingo, at 7 am. The return flight will depart from Jose Marti Airport, Havana, at 5:30 pm., Radio Metropole reports. Continue reading

Haiti : Road Construction Begins Work in Tabarre
City officials have started the much-needed repairs on streets  14, 16 and 36 in Tabarre. The roads had become impassable, affecting residents’ quality of life, Radio Television Caraibes reports. Continue reading

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