Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – Jan. 28

Haiti

Human Rights Watch Released Report on Haiti

In its latest report released earlier this year, Human Rights Watch reports that, between June 2015 and March 2018, more than 6,000 people of Haitian descent were deported to Haiti.
The report also states that in the first six months of 2018, nearly 70,000 Haitians have been returned to their country, radio Metropole reports Continue reading

Lawsuit Over Haitian School Sexual Abuse Case With Connecticut Ties Settles For $60M

Over 130 people who say they were molested at a school in Haiti connected to Fairfield University, have settled a lawsuit for $60 million, pending approval by a federal judge in Hartford.

The Jesuit university agreed to the settlement with several other defendants, including the Haiti Fund, the Society of Jesus of New England, the Order of Malta, and others that had supported the now-defunct charity, Project Pierre Toussaint Continue reading

Chile repatriates Haitians under voluntary program

Chile has repatriated 170 Haitians who have volunteered to return home under a humanitarian plan.

“We are pursuing the programme of voluntary return of Haitian citizens enrolled in a special register and, in accordance with the instructions of the President of the Republic, we are permanently helping to return to Haiti,” said Rodrigo Ubilla, Chilean Under-Secretary of the Interior. Continue reading

Haiti: Mayor of Carrefour Is Attacked

Unidentified gunmen opened fire on the car of Jude Édouard Pierre, the mayor of Carrefour last week. The mayor was not injured in the attack, Alterpresse reports. Continue reading

Ministry of Haitians Living Abroad Launched Initiative

Ministry of Haitians living abroad officials launched the 1st session of an initiative called “Fridays of the Diaspora” under the theme: “Towards an understanding of the $1. 50 transfer fee and the five cents tax on international calls ”
It is also an opportunity for the heads of various institutions involved in the collection of the money to provide a report, esp Continue reading

Media Owners Discuss Issues Facing that Sector in Haiti

Members of the National Association of Haitian Media met last Thursday to discuss the challenges facing and to find common ground. The media sector has been upended by the digital disruption as well that an increase on taxes and energy prices, le Nouvelliste reports. Continue reading

Haiti: Gary Bodeau Sends Finance bill to Executive Branch

The Chamber of Deputies has returned the 2018-2019 Finance Bill to the executive stating that “This profound, serious and objective analysis of the 2018-2019 Finance Act has failed to dispel the House’s concerns about the document’s compliance,” deputy Gary Bodeau, president of the chamber, in an open letter addressed to the president, le National reports. Continue reading

Arts & Culture

Haitian Folkloric Dance Shines at Lincoln Center

Feet of Rhythm, a Haitian folkloric dance company in New York led by Nadia Dieudonné, a choreographer and master teacher, had a bombastic showcase performance at the Appel Room in Lincoln Center for the Booking Dance Festival NYC earlier this month. Continue reading

Food

4 Washington, D.C. Eateries to Check Out if You’re In The Mood For Haitian and Caribbean Food

There’s certainly a wealth of restaurants to explore in the nation’s Capital. If you’re hungry for some Haitian eats in or around the Washington, D.C. area, there are really two spots that stand out when it comes to traditional Haitian cuisine. Continue reading

Caribbean

As crisis in Venezuela escalates, Caribbean nations take sides, Haiti joins U.S.

Caribbean leaders are slamming the Trump administration for interfering in Venezuela, with the prime minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines accusing the U.S. of “carrying out a coup d’ etat,” and Antigua and Barbuda labeling the U.S. recognition of opposition leader Juan Guaidó as president over Nicolás Maduro “a brazen regime change.” Continue reading

Arts & Culture

Inside the Kingdom of Hayti, ‘the Wakanda of the Western Hemisphere’

Marvel’s blockbuster “Black Panther,” which recently became the first superhero drama to be nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award, takes place in the secret African Kingdom of Wakanda. The Black Panther, also known as T’Challa, rules over this imaginary empire – a refuge from the colonialists and capitalists who have historically impoverished the real continent of Africa. Continue reading

Entertainment

Azealia Banks Calls On Cardi B to Speak Out Against the Dominican Republic’s ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ of Haitians

Azealia Banks is at it again. The Harlem native sparked an old flame by taking aim at Cardi B via Instagram on Tuesday night. With Cardi boldly speaking out against the government shutdown, Banks suggested she should now shift her focus toward her roots and the Dominican Republic’s “ethnic cleansing” of Haitians. Continue reading

 

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The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY.The newspaper is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice for Haitian Diaspora.
Haitian Times
Jan. 28, 2019

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