Haiti Allocates Funds to Non-existent Gov’t Offices: Report

A report by the Citizen’s Observatory for the Institutionalization of Democracy in Haiti (OCID) revealed that currently more than seven million gourdes (about US$87,500) are being allocated to non-existent parliamentary offices. Continue reading

OPINION – A Set Of Potential Cabinet Ministers Inspiring Trust And Hope For The Future Of Haiti

As the Haitian people have waited curiously on their president, Mr. Jovenel Moise, to form a new government after the demise of the first fleeting two during Moise’s first two years in office, the task seems to be a daunting one. While Moise seems to be cautious in picking new cabinet members, he has, indeed, made significant strides. Continue reading

Earthquake in Petit-Trou de Nippes

Alterpresse reports that a 3.8 magnitude earthquake was recorded this Tuesday in Petit-Trou de Nippes. The epicenter of the earthquake was located 13 km north of Petit-Trou de Nippes, 51 km north-west of Miragôane and 126 km west of Port-au-Prince.

Another earthquake of the same magnitude took place on April 7 about 3 kilometers west of Jean-Rabel. Continue reading

Agronomist Jocelyn Jean Concerned About the Rising Price of Fertilizer

General director of the Artibonite Valley Development Authority, agronomist Jocelyn Jean, is concerned about the rising price of fertilizer.
“Fertilizer is an input imported by the suppliers of the place. It suffers the same fate as any other imported product. To solve this problem, the Minister of Agriculture is negotiating with a donor through the Ministry of Finance, for the use of a fund allowing him to acquire 15 000 tons of fertilizers, which will be available on the market” Jocelyn Jean said, le Nouvelliste reports. Continue reading

Inauguration of New Neonatology Unit of Fort-Liberté Hospital

The Canadian government with financial support from the Global Affairs Office of Canada, through the International Plan, in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health and Population and the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and Human Rights Women, inaugurated the neonatology unit of Fort-Liberté Hospital, Tuesday.

The inauguration of the Neonatology Unit is part of the implementation of the “Strengthening of outcomes for women and children” (SHOW) project in order to effectively meet the needs of premature children, adolescents, and to cure their illnesses, le National reports. Continue reading

Analysis of the Agreement on the IMF Loan Might be Postponed

The Bank of the Republic of Haiti’s governor, Jean Baden Dubois, is concerned about the situation of the economy. He indicates that the analysis of the agreement on the concessional loan of $229 million can be postponed to May 21. If so, Haitian authorities will be able to benefit from the first payment of $45 million, if the conditions are fulfilled as of June 1.
And if the legitimate government is not in place as soon as possible and fails to vote the budget with the terms of the International Monetary Fund before June then the agreement will have to be renegotiated, radio Television Metropole reports. Continue reading

Senator Patrice Dumont and Economist Etzer Émile formed a Panel to Discuss the Challenges of Petroleum Products Importation

Students committee of the National Institute of Administration, Management and Higher International Studies held on Tuesday, a conference on the theme: “What are the challenges of importing petroleum products in the country.” Senator Patrice Dumont and economist Etzer Émile were the guests. The fundamental problems on the oil issue and the last decision of the Haitian government to liberalize the import of black gold on the local market, were discussed.

According to Emile petroleum products account for about 1/5 of annual imports in the country.
Dumont, for his part, felt that it is better for the Haitian state to manage strategic issues, radio Television Caraïbes reports. Continue reading

Haitians In America

Haitians in America: Young Haitian American Speaks on Being a Chess Master

Joshua Colas has risen through the ranks in chess since he began playing as a child, becoming international master-elect and has participated in numerous world youth championships from Brazil to Greece. At the age of 12, he became the youngest African American to receive the rank of national master. Continue reading

Arts & Culture

‘The Audacity to Finish’ Author speaks to students at NYU studying Haitian Creole

When Laura Eustache Zamor became inspired to write a memoir shortly after graduating from Binghamton University in 2011, she realized she wanted to live more before putting it down on paper. Several years later, her book, The Audacity to Finish, has been published. Continue reading

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