2 Reported Deaths as Haitian Protesters Call for Resignation of President Moïse
In Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince, police reported two people were shot dead as thousands took to the streets across the country Sunday in an ongoing push for President Jovenel Moïse to resign over accusations of government corruption and mismanagement of the country’s oil fund. Continue reading
Absolute Haitian Opens Its First U.S. Machine Assembly Plant
In May, Absolute Haitian Corp. opened its first U.S. assembly plant for injection machines from Haitian International in China. Measuring 116,000 ft2, the just-completed building in Moncks Corner, S.C., near the port of Charleston, houses not only manufacturing and warehouse space, but also demonstration, training, spare-parts, and sales facilities. Continue reading
RSF Presenter and Journalist murdered in Port-au-Prince
Pétion Rospide, best known for working at Endless Radio, was murdered near the National Theatre in Port-au-Prince. Rospide was on his way home when he was his car was targeted by unidentified armed individuals at Leogane Gate. His body was found near the rue des Arts Plastiques.
“They killed the project, they killed the dream of RSF,” said Israel Jacky Cantave, who confirmed his death in a news conference Monday evening. Continue reading
Opening of the legislative session postponed
The sitting in the National Assembly slated to be on Monday for the opening of the second regular session of the legislative year was postponed due to events preventing legislators from responding to a call for a meeting according to Senate Speaker Carl Murat Cantave.
Cantave argued that there will be negotiations with the parliamentary groups to set a date for the meeting. He refrained from commenting on protests against the government and the head of state regarding Petrocaribe funds. The first session was held 45 days late. Continue reading
Radio TV Ginen vehicles burned by protesters
A group of demonstrators set two Radio TV Ginen vehicles on fire on Monday around noon in protest against the assassination of one of their own by an official of the National Palace General Security Unit (USGPN). They have accused the media of being in the service of the ruling power.
In February, the National Television of Haiti (TNH) was also the target of violence in which six vehicles, including a 40-year-old mobile and two generators on the institution’s courtyard, were set on fire. Continue reading
More than two thousand farmers have been displaced due to gang violence in Bas Artibonite says CAPAC
The Rural and Community Action Center (CAPAC) released an alert Monday explaining that more than 2 thousand peasant farmers have been displaced from their land in Bas Artibonite due to ongoing gang violence from armed gangs and have been forced to move to other places.
Most of the displaced peasants according to CAPAC “live in deplorable conditions, without access to health care, food or drinking water” and wish to return to their home to resume with their traditional activities. Continue reading
Arts & Culture
‘Lalo’s House,’ where foreigners exploit Haitian children
I’ve been to Haiti twice, so “Lalo’s House” tugged at my heartstrings and was the most gut wrenching, tear jerking film that I have seen in this year’s San Francisco Black Film Festival. While in Haiti, I stayed in an orphanage much like the one depicted in this film. Continue reading
More Dominican troops to the border as Haiti protests turn deadly
Dajabón, Dominican Republic.- A tense calm and military activity prevailed Sun. in the Dominican-Haitian border at Dajabón, where patrols were increased to stop people trying to cross illegally. Continue reading
Haiti head to Gold Cup on back of defeat
Haiti suffered defeat in their final warm-up match before the Concacaf Gold Cup, losing 2-1 to Chile in La Serena on Thursday.
Frantzdy Pierrot, who plays for Royal Excel Mouscron in Belgium, scored the opener in the 26th minute before quickfire goals from Eduardo Vargas and Jose Fuenzalida in the second half gave Chile the win. Continue reading
Haiti Political Stalemate Exacerbates Country’s Declining Currency
With political and economic turmoil putting extreme downward pressure on the gourde as the fiscal year draw to a close without a budget, people in Haiti are losing confidence in the government ability to preserve the value of the country’s fallen currency. Continue reading