Haiti Protesters Call For Final Audit Of Petrocaribe Report
On April 26, hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets in front of the Superior Court of Accounts to demand the final audit report on the use of PetroCaribe funds. The protesters voiced slogans hostile to those accused of misusing those funds and demanding their arrest. Burning tires were noticeable and the police at some point use teargas. Continue reading
Accusations Of Anti-Haitianism Follow Brooklyn Council Special Election Race
Leaders in the Haitian community are up in arms after Public Advocate Jumaane Williams officially endorsed Monique Chandler-Waterman in the special election to fill his vacated council seat under Toussaint L’overture Boulevard on April 17. Several leaders have seen his endorsement, which took place in Little Haiti, for a candidate with no ties to the community, as a slap in the face. Continue reading
Port Lafito Resumes its Container Delivery Service
Port Lafito management has said it has resumed its container delivery service since Thursday. Meanwhile the port’s management team is cooperating with the authorities after had accused them of arms smuggling, radio Television Metropole reports. Continue reading
National Police Conducted Operation in Carrefour-Feuilles
Le Nouvelliste informs that the National police conducted a major operation on Friday in Carrefour-Feuilles, which has been under the control of Tije gang for some time now.
During this operation, an alleged gunman was killed in a shootout with the police, who arrested four people and seized two firearms. The gang leader Tije remains at large. Continue reading
Several People Died on Road Accidents During the Past Couple of Weeks
17 people were killed and 84 were injured in 21 road accidents over the weekend. These accidents occurred at Hauts-Moustiques, Titanyen, Delmas 33, Arcahaie, Leogane, Petit-Goave, Barye Batan, Carriès.
At the same time, during the holy week, the week before, 39 road accidents, which resulted in 177 victims, including 16 deaths and 161 wounded people were recorded, Alterpresse reports. Continue reading
Policeman Killed by Bandits
Policeman Certile Gabriel assigned to the road police was killed, shot several times, Monday morning by bandits on the national road number 1. The victim, wasn’t wearing his uniform and was aboard a tap-tap. They took his weapon, radio Television Caraïbes reports. Continue reading
Lists & Guides
3 New Jersey Events to Celebrate Haitian Heritage Month
It’s finally the month of May. And for the Haitian community, that means it’s time to celebrate. May is Haitian Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the culture and community together with food, music, entertainment and all-around revelry. Here’s where you can find some celebrations this month in New Jersey… Continue reading
Boston Political Candidate Warns of a ‘Little Haiti’ If Haitian American elected Mayor of Brockton
It was a message sent privately to friends, warning that the city would become “little Haiti” if a candidate for mayor of Brockton were elected.
But then someone took a screenshot of the group message, and it was circulated widely on local social media pages, leading to backlash from angry community members and an apology Continue reading