Frantz Ulysse threatens to block entrance to the North and South Roads During Carnival

Frantz Ulysse, one of the deputy mayors of the commune of Saint-Marc, denounced the attitude of the government’s neglect of local leaders in favor of parliamentarians and its departmental representatives who are approving projects without letting the local authorities know. These projects, which generally run in various parts of the city, do not have the approval of City Council. Ulysse, claims a quota of 20% of the 150 million gourdes collected monthly for the benefit of the public treasury to allow the realization of some infrastructural projects in the city center and six communal sections. If this is not done, the deputy mayor says he is ready, along with other socio-political organizations, to block the entrances to the north and south of the city during Carnival, which will be held on March 3, 4 and 5, 2019 in Gonaives, Le National reports. Continue reading

Last Day Of Haiti TPS Trial: Issues In Haiti Were There Before Earthquake, Trump Lawyers Argue

Deliberations for the Saget et al v Trump court case came to a close in Brooklyn federal court on Thursday, as lawyers fighting for the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) of Haitian immigrants and those representing the government both summarized their positions and made their closing arguments for the extension or for the termination of the program. Continue reading

Haiti: Youri Chevry Removes Vendors From Champ de Mars

Frustrated with vendors taking over street sidewalks, Port-au-Prince Mayor, Youri Chevry, late in the evening of January 8, accompanied by police officers have cleaned the roads of Champ de Mars. According to some owners, the agents have destroyed some mobile stands filled with beers and ice cream…The objective is to create a fluidity in the circulation around the area and finish the small works in place, city officials said, Le Nouvelliste reports. Continue reading

Haiti Applied to Become a non-permanent Member of the United Nations Security Council

Haiti officially applied to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council with a two-year term of office. The elections will take place in June 2034. The Haitian candidature is thus official for the term 2035-2036. In addition to a seat on the Security Council, ambassador Denis Régis believes that Haiti would benefit from clearly showing its interest and applying as soon as possible to certain regional groups such as the Group of Latin American States and Caribbean, Radio Television Caraibes reports. Continue reading

9 year Anniversary of the Devastating Earthquake of January 12, 2010.

To commemorate the nine-year anniversary of the earthquake of January 12, 2010 that killed more than 200,000 people and destroyed half of Port-au-Prince, the government is planning a floral offering in Saint-Christophe where most people killed by the earthquake were buried at 10 AM, Le Nouvelliste reports. Continue reading

Panic in Carrefour Feuilles After Haitian Police Officer is Killed

There was panic this Thursday, January 10 at Carrefour Feuilles after the assassination, in the evening of Wednesday, January 9 of the former police officer Grégory Antoine, aka Ti Grèg. He was reportedly killed by members of a gang controlled by a man named Ti Je. Antoine’s body was then carried away by his assassins. In retaliation, a group of supporters of Ti Grèg erected barricades of used tires inflamed, in the streets of Carrefour Feuilles, where heavy gunshot was heard the day before, Alterpresse reports. Continue reading

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