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Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – Feb. 14

Haiti

Haiti Ambassador Recalled By President Jovenel Moise

Haiti’s man in Washington, an ambassador with seven years under his belt defending his country’s image, has been recalled.

At a time when Haiti is facing critical issues that need representation before the Trump administration, Paul Altidor, received a letter on Tuesday informing him that his services will no longer be needed. The recall was effective immediately. Continue reading

Mass Protests In Haiti, Like France’s Yellow Vests, Threaten Modern Oligarchic Structure

Throughout recent Latin American history, it is hard to find a country that has been as thoroughly manipulated and plundered by the United States as Haiti has. After over a century of U.S. intervention — from the 19-year-long U.S. military occupation that began in 1915 to the 2010 election rigged by the Hillary Clinton-run State Department — Haiti has become the ultimate neoliberal experiment that has forced its people to live in conditions so horrible that rivers of sewage often run through the city streets. Continue reading

Haiti’s Ambassador to France Resigns

As Haiti’s political crisis worsens, Alterpresse reports that the ambassador of Haiti to France, Vanessa Matignon Lamothe, has resigned on Wednesday.
“It’s time for me to switch to other projects,” says Lamothe in her letter. Continue reading

DEA Arrests Former Haitian Police Commissioner

US Drug Enforcement Administration agents in concert with their Haitian counterparts arrested and extradited Innocent Jean Edinord, former police commissioner, by a special flight.
He was arrested on Monday near Pont-Morin in Port-au-Prince and is suspected of trafficking drugs and illicit products, radio Television Caraibes reports. Continue reading

Ministry of Culture and Communication Demands Investigation on Fire that Ravaged TNH

A group of protesters entered the premises of the National Television of Haiti(TNH) yesterday, and caused significant damage. The Ministry of Culture and Communication condemns this act. While encouraging various forms of democratic expression and freedom of opinion, ministry asks concerned authorities to carry out a complete investigation to identify the suspects of the fire that ravaged the National Television of Haiti, le Nouvelliste reports. Continue reading

Haiti’s Association of Private Hospitals Faces Shortage of Materials

The Association of Private Hospitals of Haiti, which brings together a group of 28 hospitals, in a note, shares some of the difficulties they have faced for nearly a week: Shortage of electricity, shortage of fuel, shortage of oxygen, depletion of stocks of medicines and stoppage of transport and communication means, le National reports. Continue reading

Facing Cronyism And No Work, Young Haitians Protest Or Flee

Whether using social media to fight corruption or marching in protests that have brought the country to a halt, the anger of Haiti’s youth at their lack of prospects is boiling over in increasingly dramatic ways.

Marco Beausejour, a graduate who struggles to make ends meet driving a motorbike-taxi, said that embattled President Jovenel Moise “launched clean-up programs which he said would create 50,000 jobs.” Continue reading

US Deplores Haiti Violence

The United States has expressed concern about the violent protests that have swept Haiti.

“We support the right of all people to demand a democratic and transparent government and to hold their government leaders accountable,” a State Department spokesperson for Western Hemisphere Affairs told VOA, “but there is no excuse for violence. Violence leads to instability, less investment, and fewer jobs.” Continue reading

Arts & Culture

Caribbean Writers Series Welcomes Haitian-American Author and Activist

Through spoken words and song, noted Haitian-American professor, anthropologist, poet, feminist, performance artist, and activist Gina Athena Ulysse, Ph.D., delivered a poignant keynote address at the 14th Annual Caribbean Writer’s Series in The Little Theatre at St. John’s University on Thursday, February 7. Continue reading

Caribbean

Statement by the Chairman of CARICOM on the Violent Protests in Haiti

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply concerned about the continuing violent protests in Haiti, which have resulted in the loss of life, property, destruction of infrastructure and caused grave distress. Continue reading

Church Leaders Urge Haitians To Come Together And End Violence

The Catholic Bishops of the Episcopal Conference Haiti (CEH) are urging Haitians to come together and deal with the political situation confronting the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country where opposition parties have been staging deadly protests demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise. 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. 14, 2019

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