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Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – June 04

Haiti

Chairman of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Committee of the Senate cries Scandal in the wake of PetroCaribe report

Yuri Latortue, the chairman of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Committee of the Senate is frustrated in the wake of the recent PetroCaribe report released May 31. He protests against the embezzlement by the officials of the Fund for Economic and Social Assistance (FAES) in addition to wanting judicial proceedings against former officials and directors of indexed companies.

The PetroCaribe report confirmed mismanagement in funds by the ministries of health, planning and public works. Continue reading

Politicians deny information regarding possible resignation of deputies

Politicians have denied the rumors that 70 deputies would resign in order to overcome the stalemate around the Prime Minister’s nomination file of Jean Michel Lapin. This contradicts the words stated by speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Gary Bodeau where he mentioned that 60 delegates would consider resigning.

“62 deputies of the majority of the Haitian Party Tèt kale (Phtk) and allies would have received, each, President Jovenel Moise 300 thousand US dollars and the totality of the wages and expenses for the seven months remaining to run, of the public treasury to resign,” 14 opposition delegates wrote in an open letter on May 31. Continue reading

Politicians deny information regarding possible resignation of deputies

Politicians have denied the rumors that 70 deputies would resign in order to overcome the stalemate around the Prime Minister’s nomination file of Jean Michel Lapin. This contradicts the words stated by speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Gary Bodeau where he mentioned that 60 delegates would consider resigning.

“62 deputies of the majority of the Haitian Party Tèt kale (Phtk) and allies would have received, each, President Jovenel Moise 300 thousand US dollars and the totality of the wages and expenses for the seven months remaining to run, of the public treasury to resign,” 14 opposition delegates wrote in an open letter on May 31. Continue reading

85% of graduate students leave the country, says Agence universitaire de la francophonie Regional director

Saulo Neiva, regional director of the Agence universitaire de la francophonie said in a recent speech in May focusing on higher education and research in Haiti that 85% of graduate students studying in Haiti eventually leave the country. The factors, according to Nevia, can be attributed to socioeconomic difficulties in addition to graduates finding it hard to land a job or start a business. However, leaving the country can be interpreted as a sign of social success. Continue reading

Stop Accidents report latest figures

Stop Accidents announced Monday the latest casualty figures. According to the data, from May 27 to June 2, there were 13 people who died in accidents and 62 more that were injured. 33% of accidents occurred after 11 P.M. Continue reading

Tech

5 Questions With Haiti Tech Summit Founder Christine Ntim

The Haiti Tech Summit (HTS) has quickly become one of the main go-to events to attend in Haiti. With eye-catching speakers such as Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, the summit continues to draw attention from Haiti’s Diaspora communities, but also influencers in the tech industry across the world.We spoke with Christine Souffrant Ntim, founder of HTS, about the upcoming festival and what guests can expect this year. 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.
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Jun. 04, 2019

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