Haiti: Jean Michel Lapin Appointed Prime Minister

Jovenel Moïse, appointed Jean Michel Lapin, Prime Minister by interim. Lapin, Minister of Culture and Communication, is now in charge of taking care of current affairs, radio Metropole reports. Continue reading

Haiti: Jovenel Moise Meets Marco Rubio

President Jovenel Moise met Florida senator Marco Antonio Rubio, yesterday. The meeting focused on security and holding parliamentary elections in October 2019. The meeting touched upon strengthening relations between Haiti and the United States of America, as well as investment, Alterpresse reports. Continue reading

Croix des Bosssales Fire Victims Demand Justice

Merchants whose goods were destroyed during a fire that burned part of the market of Croix des Bossales on Monday, called the government’s response passive and demand that the police increase its presence in the area, radio Television Caraibes reports. Continue reading

Haiti Wins 10 Medals at the Special Olympics

Haiti has done a pretty good job at the Special Olympics that took place in Abu Dhabi this year winning 10 medals. Four girls in athletics won 4 medals (1 gold and 3 silver), two athletes of the riding team won 5 others (1 bronze, 2 silver, 2 gold) and the football team won a gold medal, le Nouvelliste reports. Continue reading

Haitian Police Release First Quarter Crime Data

Haitian National Police presented yesterday, the report of its operations from late January to the present day.
In the North, South and West, police arrested 62 people and seized 15 firearms, 78 munitions, 6 shippers, two million pesos, three million six hundred and eighty-seven gourdes, 0.5 kilograms of cocaine, 10 vehicles including 3 motorcycles.

Money laundering, illicit narcotics trafficking, rape, murder, illegal possession of firearms, kidnapping for ransom, criminal conspiracy, vehicle theft, murder, armed robbery, are among the charges made against those people arrested whose files are already being forwarded to the competent courts, le National reports. Continue reading

Haitians In America

Haitians in America: Haitian Speech Pathologist to be Honored at SUNY New Paltz 40 under Forty Award Ceremony

Francesca Lormeus found her passion early in life growing up in Haiti. Even at a young age, she was motivated to receive the best education possible so she can eventually help those who need it most, particularly in speech development. Shortly after graduating from SUNY New Paltz in 2009, Lormeus began to work with middle school students throughout District 75 in Brooklyn before focusing on K-5 students in addition to doing early intervention citywide. Continue reading

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