Jumaane Williams For Public Advocate
Over the last decade, New York’s Haitian community has been thrust into the spotlight over Haiti’s natural disasters and political turmoil. As the focus on Haiti has ebbed and flowed over the years, Councilman Jumaane Williams has never relented in his work advocating not only for the Haitian community, but for all marginalized and underrepresented voices in the city. Continue reading
Haiti Carnival: Misplaced Priorities?
In a time of economic and political instability, should the Haitian government divert their attention away from the annual festival to focus on more timely issues? Continue reading
Taiwan Temporarily Suspends Project To Building Electricity Grid In Haiti
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan says plans to construct an electricity grid have been suspended for now due to the socio-political unrest that the country has been experiencing since February 7. Continue reading
Haiti: Trade Union Wants Human Rights Organizations to File Complaints against the US
Alterpresse reports that the trade union organization “Antèn Ouvriye” (workers antenna) is asking human rights organizations to file a complaint against the United States government in front of an international court in connection with the mercenaries sent to Haiti. According to Defenders Plus Collective, the release of foreign mercenaries, outside of any judicial process, further undermines the image of the country on the international scene. Continue reading
Haitian Military Executives back in Haiti after Training
Accompanied by a Mexican military delegation, the future Haitian military executives, which include 15 professional executives, doctors, agronomists and engineers, arrived in Haiti last Friday after spending 6 weeks at the military base of Temamatla. The army is tasked with protecting the population against natural disasters, terrorist attacks and cyber attacks, radio Television Caraibes reports. Continue reading
Haiti: Funeral Held for Two Shot Dead During Demonstrations
Le Nouvelliste reports that the funeral of two militants shot dead during anti-government demonstrations was held last Friday. Activists wanted to transport the bodies in front of the National Palace, but police officers denied them access by firing tear gas to disperse them. Furious, these militants fought back by throwing stones. Continue reading
Haiti’s Central Bank Officials Met with Transfer Companies
A meeting was held last Friday between the Board of Directors of the Bank of the Republic of Haiti (BRH) and the leaders of transfer companies in Haiti.
During this meeting, there were discussions about the economic situation and how the transfer companies operate. The board of directors of BRH seeks to know the amount of the transfer companies on the foreign exchange market, le Nouvelliste reports. Continue reading