38 Percent of New York City immigration court cases involving Haitians end with deportation orders

New York City might call itself a sanctuary for immigrants, but that is not the case for many foreigners seeking refuge in the Big Apple, according to Comptroller Scott Stringer. Continue reading


Market place Set on Fire on Monday

Clashes between rival gangs in Saline and Bicentenaire zone are becoming more serious. Bandits set fire to the Kenscoff market at Croix-des-Bossales on Monday night. Small merchants lost their goods that were burned to ashes. They demand justice and reparation and accuse the Haitian government of being passive in its response to armed gangs that are terrorizing areas of the capital, le National reports. Continue reading

Delegation in Plateau Central to Discuss with Local Authorities

Le Nouvelliste reports that an important delegation led by the Minister of Public Work, Transport and Communication, Fritz Caillot, and the National Authorizing Officer of the European Development Fund, Charles Jean-Jacques, went to Plateau Central to update local authorities on the progress of of road infrastructure construction. These projects are financed through the Rural Development Fund as part of the cooperation between Haiti and the European Union. Continue reading

UN Mission Cooperates with National Commission

United Nations Mission in Support of Justice in Haiti (UNMIJUSTH) said that the organization is cooperating with the National Commission for Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration.
UNMIJUSTH works to reduce community violence, in partnership with numerous non-governmental organizations in Haiti. Therefore, the commission will be coordinating and implementing state policy on disarmament, dismantling armed groups and reintegrating unarmed individuals, radio Metropole reports. Continue reading

Haiti: Dominican Construction at Belladère Respects Border Rules

Alterpresse reports that the current construction of a wall and a Dominican building on the border of Belladère is responsible for a tense situation between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Continue reading

Haiti: Pestel Mayor Arrested on Murder Charges

Radio Television Caraibes reports that police have arrested the Mayor of Pestel (Grand’Anse), Évil Lavilette, yesterday. A warrant had been issued against Lavilette for the murder of Marc-Onel Rosier found dead on January 4. Continue reading

Arts & Culture

Renowned Haitian Author to Hold Book Event at Brooklyn College, Syracuse University and More

Haitian author Frankétienne’s iconic novel, Dézafi, first published in Haitian Creole in 1975, explores the themes of oppression, rebellion and liberation wrapped within Haiti’s socio-political situation in the 1970s. The most notable plot is the tale of zombies working in plantations where the daughter of the plantation owner falls in love with a zombie and eventually becomes fully human. The zombies eventually gain the courage to revolt against their oppressor. Continue reading


Montreal group pressing authorities to block concert by former Haitian president

A group of Haitian Montrealers is appealing to federal and municipal authorities to block an upcoming concert by former Haitian president Michel Martelly, citing what they say are his misogynistic comments and his alleged complicity in corruption scandals. Continue reading

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