Haiti: New Maternity Service at Foyer Saint-Camille Hospital in Croix-des-Bouquets.
The general director of Foyer Saint-Camille Hospital, the Reverend Father Robert Daudier, accompanied by the mayor of the commune of Croix-des-Bouquets, Rony Colin, inaugurated last Tuesday, the maternity service of the hospital. This service aims to reduce the infant mortality rate recorded in different neighborhoods of the municipality. With a staff of five obstetrician gynecologist doctors, four anesthesiologists, pediatricians, midwives, nurses and stretcher bearers, the maternity hospital at Saint-Camille Hospital can accommodate 40 women and has the capacity to perform four deliveries simultaneously, le Nouvelliste writes. Continue reading
Haiti’s Central Financial Intelligence Unit Presents its Report on 2017-2018 Fiscal Year
Last weekend, the Central Financial Intelligence Unit presented the annual report on money laundering activities during 2017-2018 fiscal year. According to Joseph Oldy Bellegarde, Director General of the institution, 59 suspicious transactions reports and 70 complaints were processed by the Central Directorate of the Judicial Police, of which 56 through the Office of Financial Affairs and 14 through the Office of Criminal Affairs. Other requests were taken into account during this period. The Haitian anti-money laundering system was evaluated. In addition to handling the files received, the unit has carried out several working sessions with institutions. They discussed the importance of the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism, le National reports. Continue reading
Finance Ministry Denies Increase in Fuel Price
Ministry of Economy and Finance denied the rumors circulating on social media that the price of gasoline will be increased. According to officials petroleum product prices will remain the same, radio Television Caraibes reports. Continue reading
Haiti: Opposition Shares New Mobilization Dates
Rising prices for necessary goods show the government’s failure in economic terms, says lawyer André Michel. The opposition has criticized President Jovenel Moïse for not keeping his campaign promise so far, of providing electrify throughout the country 24/7, Alterpresse reports. Continue reading
President Moïse, Press Prime Minister to Bring Opposition Leaders to Negotiating Table.
At the National Forum for the Development of the Governance Pact on Tuesday, President Jovenel Moïse deplored the absence of leaders of opposition political parties. These political parties including Fanmi Lavalas, Pitit Dessalines and the democratic and popular sector organization rejected the call for dialogue by the president, calling for his resignation as a solution to the crisis. Moïse urged Prime Minister Jean Henry Ceant to make additional efforts to convince those political leaders to dialogue, radio Metropole reports. Continue reading
Haitian Government Denies Claims Of Fuel Hike
Economy and Finance Minister, Ronald Décembre, has issued a statement categorically denying what he termed the “fanciful and dishonest” rumours circulating on social networks suggesting that prices of petroleum products would be revised upwards from Tuesday. Continue reading
Meet the Haitian-American changing the face of education with an innovative software
Before the idea of co-founding the EdTech startup, Integrate Tech Inc., was hatched in 2014, Kevin Celisca was just a young accountant of Haitian descent at Ernst and Young with a passion to be successful in life and make more money for his family. Continue reading Continue reading
Backlash Over Ad Depicting Naomi Osaka With Light Skin Prompts Apology
Naomi Osaka, the half-Haitian, half-Japanese tennis champion, is the star of a new Japanese anime-style advertisement.
The problem? The cartoon Ms. Osaka bears little resemblance to her real, biracial self. Continue reading