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Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – Feb. 19

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Haiti’s Economic Activities Resume

In the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince, public transport, formal and informal trade, and public and private enterprises were operational. Public administration was running at a sluggish pace and many workers were absent. However people were still hesitant so no school had opened in the metropolitan area, radio Metropole reports. Continue reading

Amnesty International Asks the Haitian Authorities to Respect Human Rights

Alterpresse reports that the International human rights organization, Amnesty International, called on the Haitian authorities to protect the protesters’ right to life and to address the underlying causes of the country’s crisis, which has caused paralysis in the country during the past 10 days.

“The Haitian authorities must ensure that citizens can peacefully protest and guarantee the life of those who choose to demonstrate,” says Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas Director of Amnesty International. Continue reading

Religions for Peace Declines President Jovenel Moise’s invitation to Mediate Crisis

Le Nouvelliste reports that the Presidency has formally invited Religions for Peace to mediate in the political dialogue to find a solution to the crisis. Following a meeting on Monday in the private residence of the President, the organization declined the invitation.
Religions for Peace made this decision after consulting the various branches of the ecumenical organization. The atmosphere at the moment does not allow it to play the role of mediator in the crisis. Continue reading

Hervé Denis, New Representative of Haiti in Washington

Hervé Denis, an entrepreneur and former defense minister, has been nominated as Haiti’s ambassador to Washington. Denis replaces Paul Altidor, who was fired last week by president Jovenel Moise, le National reports. 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. 19, 2019

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