Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – Apr. 12

Haiti

Haiti undertaking reforms to boost investment

Haiti is undertaking a raft of reforms in agriculture, industries, mining, tourism and real estate to boost investment climate in the country, its president said in Panama City. Continue reading

Using Mobile Data Collection to Improve Life for Farmers in Haiti

In 2013, the Brasserie Nationale d’Haïti (BRANA, a Heineken subsidiary) started the Smallholder Alliance for Sorghum in Haiti (SMASH) program to build and reinforce a local sorghum supply chain. Within its “Brewing a Better Future” sustainability strategy, Heineken pursues the development of local raw material supply to lower its costs, reduce outlays of foreign currency and to strengthen the local economy in which it operates. SMASH is a 6-year program implemented by the local Haitian firm Papyrus S.A. and co-funded by BRANA, USAID and the IDB. Continue reading

5-Day Visit of Toussaint Louverture International Airport by Two French Aeronautical Experts

As part of the modernization process of Toussaint Louverture International Airport, two French aeronautical experts, Didier Veyrier and Fabrice Danet ended this Wednesday a 5-day evaluation visit to Port-au-Prince. Their presence was to ensure the compliance of the operation of the Airport. According to them, this approach will undoubtedly encourage the arrival of other airlines in Haiti.

At the end of this 5-day visit, a detailed report that includes mandatory steps to be taken including the structuring of the safety management system of the Airport were presented to the executives of the National Airport Authority, radio Television Caraïbes reports. Continue reading

Fourth Edition of French Movies in Haiti

Le Nouvelliste reports that from April 8 to 18, 2019, the French Institute in Haiti is organizing a French-language film festival that celebrates the Caribbean. The festival focuses mainly on three cities: Jacmel, Cap-Haitien and Port-au-Prince. This weekend the festival will be in Cap-Haïtien at the Alliance Française and in the main public square of the city. The program promises more films, the concept is to offer French-speaking Caribbean cinema, French and Belgian films. Continue reading

President Jovenel Moise Announces Promises Made to him by International Partners

President Jovenel Moïse announces promises made to him by international partners during his participation in the “2019 World Business Forum for Latin America” held in Panama.

Moise said he discussed with Panama’s president, Juan Carlos Varela, about a possible cooperation between the Panamanian police and the Haitian police. The United Arab Emirates has expressed its intention to explore the opportunities offered by Haiti in the field of tourism.
Moise promises better management of the Caracol Industrial Park in order to maintain the acquired investors and to attract others. He also announced the intention of his administration to renew the agreement with the United States of America, allowing Haiti to export 5 thousand products without customs duties according to the law Hope / Help, Alterpresse reports. Continue reading

Construction of a Gas Station Has Been the Subject of Many Complaints

Currently, the construction of a gas pump located at the junction leading to Delmas 60, has been the subject of many complaints from residents. Nocturnal sound, fire risk and lack of visible authorization, are the main complaints. This future station is built in the heart of a residential zone, which makes the residents fear the worst in the event of a disaster.
Mayor Dominique St-Roc is aware of the dangers however, he says he can not oppose to the construction of a pump whose owners have all the permissions, radio Television Metropole reports. Continue reading

Haiti Listed Among the Countries where the Risk of Kidnapping is High

Despite the meeting of the Haitian president, Jovenel Moise, with US President Donald J. Trump, and the visits of other officials of the US State Department and Senator Marco Antonio Rubio to the country, the US continue to discourage travels to Haiti. In an updated list of State Department Travel Advisories for thirty-five countries, Haiti is one of the “K” class countries, which has a clear risk of kidnapping and hostage, le National reports. Continue reading

New York

Haitian – American NYPD Officer Killed in Queens Crash

A veteran NYPD highway officer and married father of five from Elmont was killed early Thursday in a motorcycle crash on the Laurelton Parkway in Queens as he rode to work, officials said. Continue reading

Haitian-American Man Gunned Down in Brooklyn

The mother of a young man gunned down on a Brooklyn street struggled Thursday to understand how she had lost her only child.

Born in Haiti, raised in New York, Clevens Valcin, 21, was everything to his mother. Continue reading

TPS

New York federal judge blocks Trump administration from ending TPS for Haitians

Accusing the Trump administration of being motivated by politics and not facts, a second U.S. federal judge is blocking the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from forcing tens of thousands of Haitians to return to Haiti by ending their temporary legal protection. Continue reading

Sports

Costa Rica to Play Bermuda, Nicaragua to Play Haiti at Toyota Stadium in 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) announced today that Costa Rica will play Bermuda and Nicaragua will face Haiti at Toyota Stadium in a Group B doubleheader on June 20, 2019. Continue reading

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Apr. 12, 2019

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