Embassy of Haiti Once Again Wins People’s Choice Award at the 2019 Embassy Chef Challenge

On the evening of April 2, 2019, the Embassy of Haiti for yet another year seized the People’s Choice Award at the 11th Annual Embassy Chef Challenge, represented by Chef Dimitri Lilavois. The global culinary event celebrates culinary diplomacy while providing a unique opportunity for the DC metropolitan community to taste authentic food and drinks from embassy chefs representing all regions of the world. Continue reading

Haiti: 40 Days of Activities to Combat Violence Against Children

World Vision has launched a campaign to combat children with 40 days of activities across the country. It is part of a global campaign on May 10, 2018 by the organization around the theme: “Together let’s eliminate violence against children”.
The event started in Haiti on March 6th and will end on April 14th. The goal is to educate people about the issue of violence against children who are often victims of physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Days of reflection, workshops, concerts, moments of prayer, meditation and fasting, are the main activities planned to draw attention on the the violence against children, radio Metropole reports. Continue reading

Haiti: Update on Shipwreck off to Turks and Caicos Islands

Returnee and Refugee Support Group platform reports that the latest record of the shipwreck off to Turks and Caicos Islands is 17 dead and 14 survivors.
The majority of Haitians who were on board came from the north and north-east of Haiti.
Since Sunday, the 14 survivors have been receiving care in a shelter, Alterpresse reports. Continue reading

Police to Investigate Violence Against Haitian Officers

13 officers from several units of the Haitian National Police were shot dead by unidentified individuals from February to March 2019, according to a report.
15 police officers were injured by bullets, five others in traffic accidents, eight were victims of rock throwing during recent street demonstrations.
Police spokesman, Inspector Garry Desrosiers has announced that authorities have opened an investigation to arrest the culprits, radio Television Caraibes reports. Continue reading

Haiti: Weeks of Inspection Announced by the Ministry of Trade and Industry

Ministry of Trade and Industry launched, “Weeks of Inspection.” An initiative that aims to examine the quality of products being sold in the country, including supermarkets, bakeries, treated and packaged water stores. The organizers intend to deploy 30 inspectors in the metropolitan area to ensure the the health of consumers.
Ronell Gilles, Minister of Trade and Industry, said that compliance with the standards of preparation, storage conditions, weight, packaging, qualities, location and storage temperatures of products, will be at the center of the inspections, le Nouvelliste reports. Continue reading

Haitian Market is Facing a Scarcity of Fuel.

Gas stations in the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince have stopped distributing gas due to the rarity of gas. Some of them are even closed.
“No gas in the pumps. I just paid 400 gourdes to get a gallon of gasoline from a street vendor” said a tap-tap driver.
For passengers, the scarcity of fuel already has a strong impact on the lifestyle of the population, as drivers take the opportunity to increase transport prices, le National reports. Continue reading

Haitians In America

Haitians In America: These Haitian-American Siblings Are Looking To Reshape How US Immigrants View Television

Scott and Fed Alcius are brothers that share one goal of providing United States immigrants the opportunity to stay connected with their culture back home through entertainment. They seek to achieve that with Nesvio, a streaming service catered to U.S. immigrants that allows them to view television programs from their respective native countries at affordable prices. The startup company in which they’re CEO and COO, respectively, was founded at Florida Atlantic University. Continue reading

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