OIF Donates to Radio Kiskeya TV Reconstruction

International Organization of Francophonie (OIF) gave about $USD 18 thousand for the reconstruction of Radio TV Kiskeya, ravaged by a fire on last month. This donation aims to concretely demonstrate the contribution of Francophonie to strengthen democracy in Haiti, says director of the Regional Office of OIF, Emmanuel Adjovi, Alterpresse reports. Continue reading

Port-de-Paix Residents Held Earthquake Awareness March

Several thousand students from different schools participated in an awareness march on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 in Port-de-Paix. This march under the theme “Tranbleman de tè ka rive nenpòt ki lè, ann prepare pou limite dega yo” ( There can be an earthquake anytime, let’s prepare ourselves to limit the damages) was designed by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the departmental committee of the North West Civil Protection. Taking into account the imminent seismic fault crossing the channel of the Turtle Island, this initiative was to remind the population that the danger is there, for them to stop acting in ignorance and total negligence, Le National writes. Continue reading

Haiti Faces Another Fuel Scarcity

Despite the promises of the General Director of the Monetary Office of Development Assistance Programs, Ignace St Fleur, the scarcity of fuel is still felt on the market. Some products like diesel are becoming more and more rare. Some motorists had to park their vehicles because they could not find diesel in gas stations.
The scarcity of fuel also affects electricity output in the country. SOGENER, one of the companies supplying electricity to Ed’H (Electricity of Haiti), does not have diesel to run the engines at full speed, radio Television Caraibes reports. Continue reading

Haiti: Keys to the City of Jacmel Given to Movie Director

It’s been 2 years since the festival of “The Lights of the South”, annual cinematographic meetings that brings together both Haitian and foreign cineastes, has takes place in Jacmel.. The movie director Souleymane Cissé was the guest of honor this year. The mayor of Jacmel, Lourdie César, took the opportunity to offer the keys of the city to the Malian director, Radio Metropole reports. Continue reading

Haiti: Gary Bodeau Re-elected as Head of the Chamber of Deputies

Head of the Chamber of deputies, Gary Bodeau, was re-elected on Tuesday night as head of the Chamber of Deputies’ office on the election of bureau members. With 104 votes in favor, 0 against and six abstentions. Deputy of Tabarre, Caleb Desrameaux also retained his position of vice-president at the meetings, Radio Television Caraibes reports. Continue reading

Teen Dies After Falling From A Balcony On Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship In Haiti

A 16-year-old cruise passenger died after falling from Deck 8 of Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas ship on Friday, the Sun Sentinel reported.

Laurent Mercer, who was on vacation with his family, was trying to climb from one balcony to another, according to the Broward Medical Examiner’s Office’s statement to the Sun Sentinel, when he fell onto what appears to be a striped asphalt surface alongside the ship and died. Continue reading

Judge Orders Trump Administration To Remove 2020 Census Citizenship Question

A federal judge in New York has ruled against the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman ordered the administration to stop its plans to include the controversial question on forms for the upcoming national head count “without curing the legal defects” the judge identified in his 277-page opinion released on Tuesday. Continue reading

President Moise Wants ‘Credible Honest And Transparent Elections’ In Haiti

President Jovenel Moise says 2019 must result in Haiti achieving “credible, honest, democratic and transparent elections” and that his administration will provide the necessary resources to accomplish that feat. Continue reading

Washington Isn’t Paying Miami TSA Workers, But A Haitian Restaurant Is Feeding Them

On Monday, the only Haitian restaurant at Miami International Airport began offering free lunch and dinner to federal security screeners, customs inspectors and other employees who have been working without pay since before Christmas. Continue reading

How Did Haiti’s International Jazz Festival Snag One Of Music’s Hottest Stars?

As the husband-and-wife duo behind Haiti’s premier international musical event, Joel Widmaier and Milena Sandler Widmaier are used to presenting major jazz celebrities: Branford Marsalis, Jed Levy Quartet, Julie Michels of Canada. and Cuba’s Gonzalo Rubalcaba, to name a few. Continue reading

Haiti’s Opposition To Protest Vote On Maduro’s Presidency

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — The opposition Pitit Dessalin party says it plans to stage a series of activities, including street demonstrations, to protest Haiti’s decision to support an Organization of American States (OAS) resolution not recognising the legitimacy of the Nicolas Maduro presidency in Venezuela. Continue reading

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Haitians In America: International Human Rights Lawyer Seeks To Change The World

If there’s a word that describes international human rights lawyer Cassandre Theano, it’s tenacious. Her desire to make positive change in society is clear. Born in New York and raised in Haiti, Theano grew up witnessing the injustices being committed firsthand and seeing people not have the ability to fight back. Continue reading

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