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Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – Feb. 21

Haiti

Haiti No Longer An Option For Travelers Looking To Book Trips Through Online Travel Sites

Following more than a week of protests in Port-au-Prince, several online booking sites, such as Orbitz and Expedia, have removed Haiti from their travel options, citing Haiti’s airport as “illegal.” When users search for Haiti, either an error message appears, or an alert prompting users to enter a new city name or airport code shows. Continue reading

Why Were Former Members Of The U.S. Military Driving Around Haiti Heavily Armed?

Three are former U.S. military and a fourth once worked as a federal contractor for the U.S. government.

But what may have brought them to Haiti and put them together on a Port-au-Prince street remained a mystery Tuesday as Haitian police continued their investigation into the arrest of eight heavily armed men, including five Americans. Continue reading

Americans Arrested In Haiti Driving Around With An Arsenal Are Flown To The U.S.

A group of Americans arrested in Haiti driving around Port-au-Prince with an arsenal of weapons arrived back in the United States Wednesday night after failing to show up for their first court appearance before the Haitian justice system. Continue reading

Men Arrested by Haitian Police Leaves the Country for US

Radio Metropole reports that the 7 foreigners including 5 Americans arrested for illegal possession of arms were flown out of Haiti yesterday to the United States. The suspects left the country very late in the afternoon aboard an American Airlines flight. Continue reading

Haiti: Education Ministry Officials Change 2018-2019 School Calendar

Following the loss of several school days because of political unrest, the third and fourth tests will be done in schools, respectively, from March 18 to 22 and from June 17 to 28. 9th grade exams will be held from June 24th to 26th, while the tests of the Normal Schools of Teacher and the exams for the Family Education Centers are scheduled for June 24th to 28th. The state exams to end high school will be held from July 8th to 12th, Alterpresse reports. Continue reading

Carnival Festivities of Port-auprince are Cancelled

Port-au-Prince Mayor Youri Chevry has cancelled the pre-carnival and carnival festivities because of social and political unrest gripping the country. Chevry said that the police could not ensure the safety of the million of people who attend the three day celebration, which is set to be held on March 3 to March 5, radio Television Caraibes reports. Continue reading

PetroCaribe’s Partial Report Transferred to the Prosecutor’s Office

On Tuesday, the majority of senators voted to transfer the partial report of the PetroCaribe funds investigation to the Superior Court of Accounts and Administrative Dispute.
Senate Ethics and Anti-Corruption Committee had reviewed the court’s document and made special recommendations on the report, including the transfer of the file to the prosecutor’s office. The other recommendations are addressed to the Superior Court of Auditors, which must continue its work on ministers, directors general and other non-evaluated projects, le National reports. Continue reading

Haiti: Price of Food Increases after Protests

Food prices are rising in public markets in the metropolitan area after the end of demonstrations. The prices of basic necessities such as rice, corn, beans, tomatoes, bananas, potatoes and yams are rising. Locally produced ground corn is not found in the southern markets of the metropolitan area.
Traders explained that several national roads are still blocked preventing the transport of agricultural products to the capital, radio Metropole reports. Continue reading

Haitians In America

Haitians in America: This educator seeks to transform Haiti’s school system

Nothing inspires Nedgine Paul Delroy more than making an impact in the lives of students, teachers and other education professionals. Her organization, Anseye Pou Ayiti (Teach For Haiti), according to Delroy, prepares students and teachers to become the next civic leaders of Haiti. 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. 21, 2019

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