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Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – Feb. 5

Haiti

It will be Difficult to Have Electricity in Haiti 24/7 by July 2019

Haitian authorities reaffirm their commitment to work for better access to electric power but confess their limits on many structural problems. The production of electrical energy depends on the availability of water and fuel. Péligre hydroelectric plant can not function efficiently because of the low water level. 200,000 millimeters of water are available when it would take three times more. Dredging work is essential to maintain the water level. Oil-fired EDH power plants are affected by the difficulties related to the acquisition of petroleum products. The problem concerns the whole territory, radio Metropole reports. Continue reading

Report of the Haitian National Police on Sunday’s Pre-carnival Festivities.

Three dead and 30 wounded people were found in downtown Port-au-Prince and Pétionville during the conduct of pre-carnival festivities last Sunday, says a report of the Haitian National Police. Two people, including a policeman in uniform, are killed in the Champ de Mars and the other person, in Pétionville. Twenty wounded in downtown Port-au-Prince and nearly a dozen others in Pétionville, Alterpresse reports. Continue reading

Illegal Haitian Travelers found In Bahamas

Rescuers of the Bahamian Navy found 28 Haitians dead in the sinking of a boat carrying illegal travelers. According to the Bahamas defense forces, 17 people survived the marine accident. 2 were rescued Sunday morning on a small island of fishermen, radio Television Caraibes reports. Continue reading

Haiti: Two Day Strike from the Support Staff of Justinien University Hospital to Warn Minister of Public Health

Support staff at the Justinien University Hospital in Cap-Haitien began Monday, a two-day strike in the largest hospital in the Northern Department to claim 30,000 gourdes of basic salary per month and a debit card of like other government employees. “These two days of strike is a warning sent to the Minister of Public Health and Population who refuses to hear our cries” said Serge Joseph, representative of the National Federation of Health Workers in Cap-Haitien, le National reports. Continue reading

First Private Nature Reserve in Haiti

Thanks to the financial support of Haiti National Trust, about 500 hectares in the locality of Beau-Manoir, commonly called Morne-Grand-Bois, were bought by the Audubon Haiti Company in order to save one of the last original forests of the country and to protect threatened rare species. Grand Bois is located in the Hood Range, the highest priority conservation area in the country and one of the most important habitats for amphibians in the world. Currently, 19 species of amphibians found there are critically endangered. In total, at least 68 species of vertebrates live in Grand Bois, some of which are found nowhere else in the world, as well as previously extinct plants and animals, le Nouvelliste reports. Continue reading

Photo Gallery: 13th Edition Of PAPJAZZ International Festival

The Jazz Haiti Foundation hosted its 13th Annual PAPJAZZ International Festival from Jan. 19 – Jan. 26, which featured international acts from Haiti, the United States, Israel and Sweden to name a few. Headliners included Cecile McLorin Salvant, a Grammy-award winning Jazz singer born to a Haitian father and Guadeloupian mother; and Joss Stone, a critically-acclaimed and Grammy-award winning artist from Great Britain. Continue reading

Caribbean

Search For Bodies Continues In The Bahamas As More Haitians Land In Nearby Turks And Caicos

The search for Haitian migrants who were aboard a capsized vessel off the northern Bahamas remains ongoing, the Royal Bahamas Defense Force said Monday as Bahamian police and immigration continued their investigation into what caused the boat to sink and who is behind the deadly voyage. Continue reading

Arts & Culture

Highlights from 13th Edition of PAPJAZZ Festival

The Jazz Haiti Foundation hosted its 13th Annual PAPJAZZ International Festival from Jan. 19 – Jan. 26, which featured international acts from Haiti, the United States, Israel and Sweden to name a few. Headliners included Cecile McLorin Salvant, a Grammy-award winning Jazz singer born to a Haitian father and Guadeloupian mother; and Joss Stone, a critically-acclaimed and Grammy-award winning artist from Great Britain. 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.
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Feb. 05, 2019

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