Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – Apr. 16

Haiti

Row With US Energy Trader Worsens Haiti’s Fuel Crisis

A dispute between Haiti and a U.S. energy trading firm is leading to long blackouts and fuel shortages in the Caribbean nation, feeding anger at President Jovenel Moise’s government following the collapse of a supply deal with Venezuela last year. Continue reading

New Haitian PM Presented His Papers to Senate

Prime Minister, Jean Michel Lapin, handed in his documents to the office of the President of the Senate, Carl Murat Cantave. Among the 21 papers, Lapin has deposited documents attesting his Haitian nationality, his title deeds, his final tax declaration from 2013, radio Television Caraïbes reports. Continue reading

UN Security Council Confirms UNMIJUSTH’s End Date

UN Security Council confirmed that the United Nations Mission for the Support of Justice in Haiti (UNMIJUSTH) will be begin withdrawing its role in Haiti on October 15.
Authorizing a final extension of UNMIJUSTH’s mandate for a period of six months, Security Council encourages the Government of Haiti to work with the Mission to complement its mandate of strengthening the rule of law and support the National Police of Haiti, le Nouvelliste reports. Continue reading

OCID Reveals that 21% of the Local Offices of Parliamentarians are Dysfunctional

The organization, Citizen Observatory for the Institutionalization of Democracy, (OCID) said in a report that 21% of local offices of parliamentarians are dysfunctional. The OCID investigation showed that of 57 deputies’ offices, 45 were operational out of 83 listed, while of the 29 senatorial offices, 19 could be identified, of which 15 are functional, Alterpresse reports. Continue reading

Six Arrested for a Double Murder

Following the assassination of two currency dealers in Cap-Haitien last week, police arrested six people, including three potential perpetrators of this double murder. This operation also enabled the police to seize 2 boxes of 9mm cartridges, 4 cases, a handcuff, 4 mobile phones, 1 cordon of the National Police of Haiti, 1 cordon of the airport security service, le National reports. Continue reading

Loan Agreement Between Haiti and IMF Will not be Discussed Until a New Gov is Installed

Randa Elnagar, an IMF spokesperson said that the loan agreement between Haiti and the IMF will not be discussed by the board of directors on April 24. She added that IMF had already made the decision to wait for a new government to be installed before submitting the agreement for approval by its board of directors, radio Television Metropole reports. Continue reading

Business

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Meets With Haitian Leaders

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer met with Hervé H. Denis, the newly-appointed Haitian Ambassador to the United States, last week in Washington D.C. and promised to be an advocate of both the temporary protected status (TPS) of Haitian nationals and the Caribbean Basin Recovery Act. Continue reading

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