The Haitian Times Endorses Farah Louis In Brooklyn’s 45th Council District Special Election
Jumaane Williams’ victory in the public advocate race in February opened the doors to a mad rush of candidates looking to fill the seat of the former councilman who represented Brooklyn’s 45th District. The district, which includes a large population of Haitian immigrants, encompasses Flatbush, East Flatbush, Marine Park, Midwood, Flatlands, Ditmas Park and Kensington. Continue reading
European Union Support of Haiti Contingent on Backing from IMF
“This budget support can only be done when there is a macroeconomic framework that” reassures “the good management of state resources,” European Ambassador Vincent Degert said.
In early March, the Haitian government reached an agreement with the IMF where the international agency would provide support under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF), which is expected to cover the next three years. Continue reading
UNFPA Calls For Increased Attention on High Maternal Mortality Rate In Haiti
The representative of the United Nations Fund for the Population in Haiti (UNFPA) is calling for more attention on Haiti’s high maternal mortality rate. Between 2009 and 2017, the maternal mortality rate was 529 deaths per 100,000 live births.
“It’s something that must shock and push us to act,” said Yves Sassenrath, UNFPA rep said. Continue reading
Last Group of Nepalese Peacekeepers Withdraws from Haiti
After a 15-year presence in Haiti, the last contingent of Nepalese Peacekeepers left Haiti on May 1, as part of the gradual withdrawal of the last five police units in the country. Between 2004 and 2019, more than 3,000 Nepalese officers were deployed to Haiti to assist the national police. In 2010, it was found the peacekeepers were the source of a cholera outbreak that claimed thousands of lives in the country. Continue reading
Former Congolese National Deputy Seeks Asylum in Consulate of Haiti in Kinshasa
Ne Muanda Nsemi, leader of a politico-religious secessionist group in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is seeking political asylum in the Consulate of Haiti. The politician, who has been on the run for two years, referenced Haiti’s historical link to the DRC in his motion for asylum. Continue reading
Haiti-Dominican Republic play to keep their dreams alive to qualify for the WC
Haiti has been the sensation of the tournament and on Wednesday will seek to take another step to the FIFA Under 17 World Cup in Brazil when they face the Dominican Republic that won the first place in Group B in the qualifying rounds in March. Continue reading