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Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – Apr. 1

Haiti

At least 15 Haitians dead after boat sinks off Turks and Caicos in shark-infested waters

The U.S. Coast Guard late Sunday suspended its search for Haitian migrants in the shark-infested waters off the Turks and Caicos Islands after reporting that 15 bodies had been recovered, and 14 survivors found. At least four bodies were still unaccounted for, the agency said in a tweet. Continue reading

Haitian Historian doesn’t want Change to Constitution

Historian Georges Michel, member of the Constituent Assembly of 1987, says that non-fraudulent amendments to the parent law are needed to ensure a smooth functioning of the political system. In Michel’s opinion the Constitution prevents the re-establishment of the dictatorship. He argues for a more transparent amendment process and recommends the use of the 1987 constitution to formulate amendments, radio Metropole reports. Continue reading

Waste Management Emerging in Several Haitian Municipalities

A Cooperation around waste management seems to be emerging with several Haitian municipalities after a mission conducted in Port-au-Prince, from March 17 to 21, by a delegation of Cap Excellence. During this mission, the delegation met with the mayors of Port-au-Prince, Delmas, Carrefour and Tabarre on the organization and modernization of waste management in the metropolitan area.

A few priorities of this cooperation tend to valorize, reuse what can be reused to make resources for the territory, raise people’s awareness on new practices that conserves materials that preserve their environment and therefore their health, reduce vulnerabilities, le Nouvelliste reports. Continue reading

Workshop on Juvenile Justice in the Southern Department of Haiti

Leaders of the Terre des hommes Foundation and the human rights office in Haiti held a workshop on juvenile justice in the southern department last Tuesday.

This juvenile justice project is entitled “Strengthening the Juvenile Justice System for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Children in Conflict with the Law in the Southern Department of Haiti”.
Leaders committed to undertake regularity discussions around issues related to the overall functioning of the juvenile justice system in Haiti, particularly in the Southern Department, le National reports. Continue reading

Opinion

Haiti foreign minister: Trump might be key to a more prosperous Caribbean

Last month, five Caribbean heads of state and government — the leaders of Haiti, the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Saint Lucia — met with President Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. The media’s coverage since has been dominated by the Venezuela debate, with little attention paid to the successful talks that took place on renewed U.S. engagement in the region, beginning with the very welcome step of the U.S. committing to a visit from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation to assess projects through which it can invest and collaborate. Continue reading

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Apr. 01, 2019

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