Aristide Remains Popular, Yet Controversial Figure In Haiti
In 2004, as Haiti was celebrating its 200-year anniversary as a free republic, a band of rag-tag soldiers from the disbanded army approached Port-au-Prince with a mission to topple President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
The president would be whisked away by American officials on a private plane, first to the Central African Republic and eventually to South Africa right before the coup forces arrived in the capital. Continue reading
Bank Accounts of Former Haitian Officials of PetroCaribe Funds Frozen
Radio Metropole reports that the Investigating judge in charge of the PetroCaribe case, judge Ramoncite has ordered that
Among those officials there’s former Prime Ministers, Laurent Lamothe and
Haiti: Collectif Défenseurs Plus Wants Scarcity of Electricity to End
Alterpresse writes that Collectif Défenseurs Plus is worried about the persistent blackouts that have marred the country for several months. The organization is urging officials to deal with the lack of electricity immediately.
“Without energy, the population is unable to access certain services. No matter what the problems that
Reforestation Program with School Students to Begin in April
The environment and education ministries have launched a program to educate students about the environment as well as a reforestation program. The projects
Global Fund Terminates Blood Safety Grant Program in Haiti
Le Nouvelliste reports that the Global Fund has terminated the Blood Safety Grant in Haiti since December 2018. This interruption, although the decision was known in advance, weakens the National Blood Transfusion Center as they are not prepared.
Employees of the National Blood Transfusion Center are not paid. The Ministry of Health said it was taking care of the problem but no follow-up was done. Continue reading
Police in Cap-Haitien Arrested 40 Suspects on Murder Charges
Since the incidents, the police have increased their patrol in the streets of Cap-Haïtien, le National reports. Continue reading
Arts & Culture
Haitian-American Playwright to debut at York College “Hear Her Festival” celebrating Caribbean-American women writers
Haitian-American playwright France-Luce Benson seeks to tell stories about people of all cultures who struggle against oppression, or whose flaws or past traumas create seemingly insurmountable obstacles that they are determined to overcome. Continue reading