Gunman attack Chile ambassador motorcade in Haitian capital

Gunmen attacked a motorcade carrying Chile’s ambassador to Haiti on Wednesday, wounding his driver and another person and leaving three missing, officials said. The ambassador was not harmed. Continue reading

Haiti’s Minimum Wage Increases

77 deputies voted to amend the 2009 minimum wage law on Monday. According to this new law, the wage of the workers of segment A goes from 500 to 800 gourdes, segment B from 400 to 600 gourdes, segment C from 350 to 425 gourdes, segment E from 215 to 335, segment F of 420 at 750 gourdes, segment G from 400 to 750 gourdes and segment H from 400 to 600 gourdes, radio Metropole reports. Continue reading

Haiti’s Ministry of Education Takes Measures Against a Parent

Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training denounced the assaults committed last Monday by a parent against a school principal in Jacmel. Officials said that such conducts are unacceptable The student’s parent, reportedly threatened the principal because of sanctions taken against her daughter for an offense committed at school. The ministry said that that it has already asked law enforcement authorities to take legal procedures against the parent, Alterpresse reports. Continue reading

Investigation on the Living Conditions of Fort Liberté Prisoners Released

An investigation into the conditions of detention and the legal status of the detainees at Fort Liberté’s revealed that inmates do not have access to toilets at night. The prisoners are fed twice a day and do not appear to be malnourished. However the prison don’t have a dispensary.
This research, which was conducted by graduate students in legal sciences at the State University of Haiti, focused on the safety, hygiene, legal situation, food, leisure and health of those prisoners. Recommendations have been made to improve their situation, le National reports. Continue reading


Despite punishing history, Haiti remains revolutionary, remarkable

Haiti is a nation familiar with adversity. It was founded by blacks who won freedom from slavery by force of arms, then was ostracized by world powers that resented its very existence. In the 21st century, the country has endured disaster and deprivation — the latter of which might be poised to worsen. Continue reading

South Florida

Is $31M deal right for Little Haiti? Miami commission weighs Magic City development

As the Miami Commission readies itself for an oft-delayed vote on a massive and controversial office, retail and residential project in the heart of impoverished Little Haiti, the debate Thursday is likely to hinge on one key question Continue reading

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