Fake US Visa Network Dismantled in Haiti
As part of a security enhancement plan, the Haitian National Police officers dismantled a network of US counterfeiters, working at Simon Pelé in the commune of Delmas, which includes Amos St Gérard Saint. Together with his friend Ansy Lebrun, Amos St. Gerard Saint Julien granted US fake visas to people for USD $ 4,000, payable in two installments of US $ 2,000, Le National reports. Continue reading
Haiti’s First lady Gave out Toys
First lady Martine Moïse distributed toys to children in poor neighborhoods of Gonaives. The activity is a way to support parents facing tough financial times and to reconnect with the tradition of Christmas in the region.
More than two thousand children were given toys this distribution, Le Nouvelliste reports. Continue reading
United States Funds Protection of Cultural works in Haiti
US government funded earlier this month the restoration of eight national heritage paintings and the replacement of the Art Center’s storage facilities. The $ 24,500 grant comes from the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation, established by the US Congress in 2001 to support the preservation of cultural sites, cultural artifacts and cultural forms of traditional cultural expression throughout the world. That same fund was used to restore the collection of the Center of Art after the damages caused by the earthquake of 2010, Radio Television Caraibes reports. Continue reading
Haitian Organization Urged Radio Kiskeya Officials to Lodge Complaint against Government
Konbit Ayisyen Pou lojman Altènatif called on Radio Kiskeya owners to file a complaint against the government after a fire ravaged the popular radio station.
The fire began on the night of Friday, December 21 and was not extinguished until the next day. Radio Kiskeya lost its archives of more than 20 years of broadcast, Alterpresse reports. Continue reading
Haitian Economy Deteriorates
In his latest report to the Security Council on the situation in Haiti, UN Secretary-General Antonio Gutieres reports a deterioration of the economic situation in Haiti in recent months. The revised budget provided a 10% raise in expenditures, or about $ 150 million, with a decrease in fuel revenues of about $ 100 million.
Inability to reform fuel price subsidies has further weakened the low domestic revenue mobilization, resulting in a severe fiscal deficit, Radio Metropole reports. Continue reading
12 Most Popular Stories On Haiti And Its Diaspora
The year is coming to an end! Take a look back at the most popular articles of 2018 that you can only find on the Haitian Times. Continue reading
Haitian Government Honors Norwich Nonprofit For Work To Fight HIV
The Haitian government recognized a Norwich-based nonprofit this month for substantially impacting the HIV crisis in Haiti.
Haitian Health Foundation, one of just three organizations recognized, has brought health care, education and sustainable development to the people of Haiti since 1985. Continue reading
Haitians In America
Haitians In America: Filmmaker Seeks To Highlight The Arts Of The Haitian Diaspora Through Film
Jacquil Constant is a Hollywood-based filmmaker, cinema production professor at Pasadena City College and founder and executive director of the Haiti International Film Festival. Submissions for the fourth annual 2019 Haiti Film Festival begin on Jan. 1, 2019 and can be submitted through FilmFreeway.com. Continue reading
Is Haiti Awakening To Change?
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — It started with a few keystrokes in a living room in Montreal. Gilbert Mirambeau Jr., a Haitian filmmaker and writer, took to Twitter on Aug. 14 to post a photo of himself, blindfolded, holding a piece of cardboard with a simple question written on it in Haiti’s Creole: “Kot Kòb Petwo Karibe a???” — Where is the Petrocaribe money??? Continue reading