Former Haiti Prime Minister Honored For Work Promoting Equality

On May 24, former Haiti prime minister, Laurent Lamothe, was inducted into the Power Brands Hall of Fame during the third annual Power Brands Global Summit. Lamothe was one of 10 awardees who was recognized for their “dedicated and continued work towards global equality.” Continue reading

Citizens Continue to Demand Full Release of the PetroCaribe Report

Dozens of people did a sit-in in front of the Superior Court of Accounts and Administrative Litigation in Port-au-Prince Wednesday as they continue to demand the government to release the full report involving the mismanagement of PetroCaribe funds. The final report was supposed to be released to the public at the end of May. Continue reading

Panama President addresses Haitians going through the country en route to the United States

President Juan Carlos Varela of Panama explained in a press conference last week that the country is going through a “critical time” regarding the flow of immigrants, a good amount Haitian.

“We are experiencing one of the most critical moments of the country’s migration crisis, with more than 4,000 migrants currently between Darién and Gualaca. Most of them are of Haitian and extra-continental origin and are on their way to North America,” he said.

Of the 4,000 Haitians currently in Panama, about 1,500 are residing in a humanitarian camp aid while the rest are residing in Bajo Chiquito which is considered the first point of arrival for migrants. Panama is working to set up a program with Costa Rica to take on the 4,000 migrants. Continue reading

Plant barriers would lessen impact of hurricanes on crops in Haiti, according to new study

A recent study by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recommends planting a plant barrier to minimize the impact the hurricane has on crops in Haiti. According to the FAO, the most efficient ways to do that include: planting trees, hedgerows and a variety of tall grass to provide protection and stabilize soils.

Haiti’s most sustainable crops are the pea which are grown in the southeast and western parts of the country. Continue reading

‘Love Yourself Beyond Differences’ Self-Esteem campaign launched

A campaign encouraging people to love themselves and improve self-esteem is in full gear. The campaign tackles issues including discrimination based on skin color, disability and size. Haitian celebrities in support of the campaign include: Bregard Anderson and Ti Ansito. Continue reading

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