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Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – Apr. 17

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Struggling Economy Weakens Impact Of Diaspora Remittances

Although his children now live in the United States, Nondieux Mathurin of Rockland, New York, regularly sends money to their mother in Haiti. Mathurin has a niece and nephew there as well, who need support from time to time. Continue reading

OCNH Calls on the Authorities to Improve Salary Situation of Police Agents

Organization of Citizens for a New Haiti (OCNH) wants the adoption of provisions to improve the working conditions of the Haitian National Police. The salary situation of the national police must be improved as soon as possible, despite the meager resources available.
The organization calls on the authorities concerned to provide the police with adequate logistical means for the accomplishment of their task, Alterpresse reports. Continue reading

Clashes Between Rival Gangs for the Control of Territories

Economic activities slowed down Monday in La Saline because of clashes between rival gangs for the control of territories. Armed gangs from Wharf neighborhoods Jérémie, Fort-Dimanche, Fort Touron and Tokyo came together to face another rival gang.
According to anonymous witnesses, Parliament, Fort Touron, Wharf Jérémie, Fort-Dimanche, Tokyo, Chancerelle and Soleil 4 are areas to avoid. Junior took control of the area and chased out rival gangs. Gunmen burned houses and school, le Nouvelliste reports. Continue reading

Senate Will Send Vouchers on the Use of 50 Million Gourdes Under the Petrocaribe Fund

Beneficiary of 50 million gourdes for an institutional strengthening project under the Petrocaribe fund, the Superior Court of Accounts and Administrative Litigation asked the Senate of the Republic for details on the use of this fund. According to Senate President Carl Murat Cantave, the money allocated to the institution has been well spent, and the vouchers will be sent to the Court. He pointed out that the money was used to strengthen several Parliament Buildings, le National reports. Continue reading

Jean Michel Lapin Met with the High Council of the National Police about the Insecurity in Several Regions

Prime Minister Jean Michel Lapin said that the state is facing a war in several regions, in reference to the abuses of armed gangs. Lapin convened this Tuesday a new meeting of the High Council of the National Police to analyze the security situation and the urgent provisions to adopt, radio Television Metropole reports. Continue reading

President Jovenel Moïse Wants to Work with his Opponents

President Jovenel Moïse, at the end of his talks with the political parties, will offer seven ministerial posts to those that had at some point of time demanded his resignation. According to a source, Jovenel Moise wants to work with his opponents. As part of the formation of this new government, only two ministers of the resigning government could be reinstated, radio Television Caraïbes reports. Continue reading

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Apr. 17, 2019

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