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Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup May-2

Haiti

Naomi Osaka Will Have to Officially Choose a Nationality By the End of the Year

The tennis champion currently is legally Japanese and American, however come October when she turns 22, she’ll have to choose one nationality. According to Japanese law, dual citizenship is not allowed past a person’s 22nd birthday. Naomi Osaka was born in Japan to a Japanese mother and Haitian father and was raised in the United States. A multicultural trifecta, the tennis star will have to reject her American passport if she wants to continue to play under the Japanese flag. Continue reading

Construction Firms in Haiti Facing Bankruptcy as Government Sits On Unpaid Contracts

According to several company owners in the sector, the Haitian government owes more than $60 million to construction firms in the country who have public works contracts with the administration, forcing the companies to contemplate bankruptcy and mass layoffs.

“The companies exist only in name because of the mismanagement of the leaders. There are no more contracts. Everything is done by the government through the caravan. Now the biggest construction company is the state, “said president of the Haitian Association of Construction companies, Hervé Lerouge, head of HL Construction. “There is no circulation of money. Tens of thousands of jobs created in the sector by construction companies no longer exist.” Continue reading

Same-day Case Processing Up 150 Percent at Port-au-Prince Prosecutor’s Office

The average number of court cases processed the same day they were received by the Port-au-Prince Public Prosecutor’s Office has increased by 150 percent in the last 18 months. Continue reading

French and Haitian Red Cross to Launch Disaster Prevention and Resiliency Projects in Artibonite Department

The French Red Cross in collaboration with the Haitian Red Cross announces is launching a Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) project in the Artibonite Department to build local capacity in disaster prevention, preparedness and response.

This project is part of the “3 Oceans” global project, which aims to reduce the impact of disasters, health crises and the effects of climate change on the populations of Small Island States (PEI) in the Caribbean, Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean. Continue reading

Arts & Culture

The Haitian Voodoo festival that celebrates the revolutionary war and Africa

Every year, pilgrims from all over Haiti travel for the festival known as the
Plaine du Nord Festival. Among the locals who speak Haitian Kreyol, the festival is known as the Plen Dino Festival and usually takes place in July. Continue reading

Boston

Looking to Celebrate Haitian Heritage Month in Massachusetts? Here Are 3 Events To Take Part In

Haitian Food & Twoubadou for Haitian Heritage Month

The Whittier Street Health Center will be kicking off Haitian Heritage Month in Massachusetts on Thursday with free Haitian food and Twoubadou music by the Friendz Band. Continue reading

Haitians In America

Haitians in America: This Haitian executive is at the top of her game in the hospitality industry

For Guilaine Regis, working her way to the executive role at the Grand Hyatt hotel has been nothing short of rewarding. From graduating with a dual degree in diplomacy and business administration in Haiti, to being a recipient of the Caribbean Life Impact Awards in 2017, her career has been quite prolific. Continue reading

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The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY.The newspaper is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice for Haitian Diaspora.
Haitian Times
May. 02, 2019

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