Latest New York Court Decision Adds Layer Of Protection For Haitian Immigrants Against Deportation

Last week, the New York State Office of Court Administration (NYS OCA) issued a directive limiting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers from showing up to courthouses unannounced and without a warrant giving Haitian immigrants who are confronting citizenship or other legal woes a third form of protection from deportations. On top of this decree, there were two injunctions that have prevented the elimination of temporary protected status (TPS) for Haiti earlier this year. Continue reading

U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters, actor Danny Glover make impromptu visit to Haiti

U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, is adding her voice to the list of U.S. lawmakers concerned about growing gang-related violence in Haiti. Continue reading

Factory Workers in Northern Haiti Protest Salary Tax Increases

Hundreds of workers from the industrial development company protested peacefully on Wednesday in Ouanaminthe, to denounce the unfairness of a 34 percent increase in the amount of taxes deducted from their wages, radio Television Caraïbes reports. Continue reading

PetroCaribe Plaintiffs’ Lawyer Gave an Ultimatum to Investigating Magistrate

Alterpresse reports that the PetroCaribe Plaintiffs’ lawyers gave an ultimatum of 22 days to investigating magistrate Ramoncite Accimé, to bring justice to those suspected of involvement in the squandering of PetroCaribe funds.
The lawyers also said that a judicial order should also be taken to solicit the help of experts from the United Nations or foreign accounting firms to track down assets hidden in foreign countries. Continue reading

On its 40th Anniversary Haiti’s National Credit Bank Launch Mobile Bank

Le Nouvelliste reports that to mark its 40th anniversary the National Credit Bank intends to launch a mobile bank, which will be piloted in the south region before it is rolled out nationally.

The mobile bank will offer its services on market days in the communes where it will stay for exactly one day, transactions can be done safely, said the bank’s Director of Business Development, Lionel Guillaume. Continue reading

Haitian Gov. Investigation Forced Port Lafito to Close Temporarily

Haitian government officials have closed one of the largest shipping ports in the country following an ongoing investigation of the port’s practices.
According to judicial authorities they found 16 containers loaded with automatic weapons and ammunition ate Port Lafito. Port-au-Prince government commissioner, Paul Eronce Villard said he was following some tracks that could confirm this information.
The General Administration of Customs and the Prosecutor’s Office of Port-au-Prince are determined to shed light on this issue as the country is already facing a situation of worrying insecurity, radio Television Metropole reports. Continue reading

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Haiti Talks: Eradicating Malaria In Haiti

Singer and songwriter Phyllisia Ross talks with the Haitian Times on malaria in Haiti and how she’s using her stardom to raise awareness. Continue reading

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