Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – Feb. 22

Elections

Williams Touts Activist Credentials In Race For Public Advocate

For this race, he has had to work hard explaining the position itself — which has a somewhat nebulous job description but generally ends up resembling a government watchdog and citizen mouthpiece. The public advocate is supposed to be a check on the city’s leadership and is actually second in line to replace the mayor in case of emergency or resignation. Continue reading

Haiti

Americans Arrested In Haiti With Arsenal Of Guns Won’t Face U.S. Charges

The five heavily armed Americans arrested in Haiti earlier this week are back on their home soil and won’t be facing any criminal charges in the United States — a decision already causing outrage among some Haitian leaders. Continue reading

Deputies Push for Haitian  President Jovenel Moise to Be Indicted

Alterpresse reports that 14 deputies have demanded that President Jovenel Moise be indicted for high treason, in a letter sent to the president of the Lower House, Gary Bodeau.

Those deputies are: Joseph Manès Louis (Cabaret), Sinal Bertrand (Port-Salve), Roger Milien (Port-au-Prince’s first constituency), Déus Déronneth (Margot), Pierre Féguière Julien (Arcahaie), Abel Descollines (Mirebalais), Belizaire Spring (Third district of Port-au-Prince), Vikerson Garnier (Thiotte), Franck Luture (Cayes-Jacmel), Reynald Exantus (the Estère), Jean Marcel Lumérant (Grand-Goâve), Romial Smith (Water Jumping), Jean Robert Bossé (Aquin) and Ketel Jean-Philippe (Jacmel). Continue reading

Jacmel’s Carnival Scheduled for Sunday Despite Cancellations in Port-au-Prince

Despite the socio-political troubles that the country has been facing, pre-carnival activities took place in Jacmel last Sunday and was a success. If, in certain regions of the country, including Port-au-Prince, the carnival festivities are canceled, Jacmel is still going on with its national carnival planned for Sunday, February 24, 2019, radio Television Caraibes reports. Continue reading

Haitian and Dominican Customs Officials Sign Agreement

In an effort to defeat smuggling in the country, Minister of Economy and Finance Ronald Decembre, says that the General Customs Administration and Dominican Customs have signed a cooperation agreement on the exchange of information.

Through this agreement, the Haitian Customs will obtain information from the Dominican Customs on both the exporter and the products, le Nouvelliste reports. Continue reading

Haiti: Reginald Boulos Presents Proposal to End Crisis

Reginald Boulos, entrepreneur and politician, has proposed the formation of a presidential commission to initiate political negotiations between different sectors.

“This commission will be made up of all the former Heads of State of Haiti, and coordinated by former President Ertha Pascale Trouillot.The negotiations initiated will lead to a definitive resolution of the crisis in the best interests of the nation”, said Boulos, radio Metropole reports. Continue reading

Arts & Culture

Carnival Celebrations Cancelled In Haiti
The mayor of two cities including the capital, Port au Prince, have announced the cancellation of the annual Carnival celebrations citing the safety of revellers and the prevailing socio-political situation in the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries. 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.
Haitian Times
Feb. 22, 2019

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