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Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – Jan. 15

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Haiti: Jovenel Moise Addressed National Assembly

President Jovenel Moise in his speech, promised to promote fair, credible, democratic and transparent elections. He urged lawmakers to vote on the electoral law and the budget. He’s awaiting the Prime Minister’s first report on the first two months of dialogue. According to him, dialogue will allow political stability, economic progress and massive creation of jobs, Radio Metropole reports. Continue reading

Building Leaders Of Integrity For Haiti

Dr. Julio Volcy, lead pastor at Rendezvous Christ Church in Delmas, did not have a role model for most of his childhood. At the age of 12, he said, his father walked out on the family.

Although Volcy recalled being angry at his father for years, he now sees things differently. Unfortunately, Volcy explained, his grandfather did the same thing, as did his great-grandfather before him. Continue reading

Haitians Who Entered Bahamas illegally Will Get Deported

Bahamian officials said that they will deport 45 Haitian migrants who have entered the country illegally. This extradition process began after a judge order. “The increase in the number of Haitian migrants represents a threat to society, to which a firm response will be given,” said Bahamas Prime Minister, Hubert Minnis, Alterpresse reports. Continue reading

13th edition of Port-au-Prince Jazz Festival Starts this Weekend

Twenty bands from 17 countries will present 45 shows for the 2019 edition of the Port-au-Prince Jazz Festival that starts on Saturday. Besides shows in the capital city, there will be performances in Cap-Haitien and Jacmel, Radio Television Caraibes reports. Continue reading

European Companies Invest more than $1 Billion in Haiti

Over the last 12 years, the investments of the three largest companies from European Union member countries in Haiti have totaled more than $ 1.5 billion, placing European companies at the forefront of foreign investment in Haiti. In first place is Digicel with a billion dollars investment since 2006 including the acquisition of Voilà, ACN and the construction of Marriott hotel; Rubis now has more than $ 300 million in investment, including the acquisition of Dinasa in 2017 and there is Heineken with more than $ 200 million in addition of the acquisition of the National Brewery of Haiti (Brana) in 2012. These European companies are also ranked among the biggest tax payers, Le Nouvelliste reports. Continue reading

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Jan. 15, 2019

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