Sub-police Station Set on Fire in Montrouis, Artibonite

Unidentified armed individuals set the sub-police station in Montrouis on fire, as well as, several vehicles parked near the police station. A land conflict between inhabitants of the area has caused this situation. For now, reinforcements were sent to the scene to restore order in Montrouis, Radio Television Caraibes reports Continue reading

Haiti: New German Company to Provide Identification Cards

National Office of Identification (ONI) announced that a German company will replace the first Dermalog company in providing identification cards for citizens. ONI’s communications director, Wendy Charles, announced the new National Identification Card (NIC) production system will be operational by the end of this month, Radio Metropole reports. Continue reading

National Union of Haitian Teachers Requests More Funds for Education

The National Union of Haitian teachers called on the Haitian State to grant a 35 percent allocation to education in the national budget. The budget of the Ministry of Education decreased to 12 percent from 17 percent in the draft budget of 2018-2019. Union coordinator Josué Mérilien, called for implementation of the National Education Pact signed in 2015, which calls for 35 percent of the national budget to be allocated for education, Alterpresse reports. Continue reading

National Police of Haiti Announce Investigation into Officers’ Death

Six national police officers were killed, including five by gunfire, from Jan. 1 – Jan. 27, said spokesman of the National Police of Haiti, Gary Desrosiers. Twenty-seven national police officers died, including a dozen by bullets, during 2018, according to a report. The National Police of Haiti announced the opening of an investigation to identify and arrest the perpetrators of these murders, Alterpresse reports. Continue reading


Second Slam Title Signals Naomi Osaka Has the Power to Rule Tennis

In a riveting Australian Open women’s final on Saturday, Petra Kvitova tried unsuccessfully to shake Naomi Osaka. Kvitova earned five break points in the first set, which she could not convert, and saved three championship points in the second, which she ultimately was unable to capitalize on. Continue reading

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