Haitian Opposition to Mobilize One Million Demonstrators in Protests

Radical opposition sectors announced their intention of mobilizing on Thursday more than one million persons in a new journey of protests against the government of Haiti.

According to organizers, demonstrators will demand that the judicial system takes action against embezzlement of funds of Petrocaribe, which, according to a partial report of the National Audit Office, rose to two billion 258 million 796 thousand dollars, between 2008 and 2018, despite over 70 percent of the projects of infrastructure were possigle thanks to the loan. Continue reading

Haiti: Partial Report on PetroCaribe Is Released

Haitian officials released a massive report on the Petrocaribe case in which about 400 projects were analyzed.
The report covers a period of 10 years from March 2008 to April 2018. The audit is carried out on projects that concerns the administrations of René Preval, Michel Martelly, Jocelerme Privert and Jovenel Moise. In this partial report, the Monetization Office of Public Development Assistance spent $ 2,258,796,683 million. More than $ 600 million has been spent on the fuel allocated to the two companies that produce electricity. 40% of the total envelope, more than 1.9 billion, should in principle be paid by the Haitian state within 45 days after the delivery of petroleum products, radio Metropole reports. Continue reading

New Program to Fight Malnutrition in Haiti

Haitian authorities and European Union officially launched a food and nutrition security program to fight effectively and sustainably against malnutrition in Haiti. Its goal is to sustainably improve the food and nutrition security of the most vulnerable populations in the North West, Artibonite (North) and Grande-Anse (part of the South-West), affected by Hurricane Matthew. This program also aims to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable populations, that is, their ability to withstand and overcome shocks and crises, Alterpresse reports. Continue reading

Haiti: Demonstrations is Set to Take Place on February 7

Democratic opposition intends to demonstrate as planned on February 7, to demand those found guilty of misappropriating Petrocaribe funds. The organizers say they want to mobilize more than a million people to demand the departure of Jovenel Moïse at the helm of the country, Radio Television Caraibes reports. Continue reading

$15 Million Dollars Loaned by the Bank of Haitian Union.

The first phase of the Digneron tax free zone has been completed thanks in part to a $15 million loan from the bank of Haitian Union. Last July, the Palm Apparel Group completed the first phase of the project to build an industrial park in the Digneron free zone, Croix-des-bouquets, le Nouvelliste reports . Continue reading

Haiti’s Police set to Crackdown on Unregistered Vehicles

Tax and police authorities have called for an aggressive campaign to get car owners to register thei vehicles.
In the next few days, police officers will be at check points throughout Port-au-prince and will issue summons to thise who are not in compliance with the law, le National reports. Continue reading

New York

Tribute to Venerable Haitian Pierre Toussaint

In light of President Donald J. Trump’s alleged derogatory remarks about Haiti and African countries, a retired Vincentian-born public school teacher in Brooklyn says she was compelled to pay tribute to the Venerable Haitian Pierre Toussaint, who emerged from slavery to sainthood. Continue reading

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