US Customs Agents Seize Drugs On Ship Destined For Haiti
The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says it has collaborated with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in seizing a record amount of cocaine from a container ship with merchandise destined for Haiti. Continue reading
Haiti Opposition Parties Not Impressed With OAS Visit
Opposition political parties in Haiti say the visit earlier this week of a delegation from the Organisation of American States (OAS) will not bear fruit unless President Jovenel Moise agrees to step down amid allegations of embezzlement among other issues. Continue reading
Book festival a success despite political unrest
Despite the turmoil happening in Haiti, the 25th edition of “Books in Madness” festival was a success with nearly 15,000 attendees. Some of the prominent figures in attendance included Prime Minister Jean-Michel Lapin, who has attended every single year since its inception.
Lapin believes that there should be more invested on books.
“I would like the State to allow the 26th edition of Livres en Folie to allow every young person participating in the event to buy a book at the lowest possible cost,” he said. Continue reading
Security provisions announced for upcoming state examinations
A set of security provisions are being considered by the state authorities in lieu of the upcoming state examinations in Haiti beginning June 24. The announcement was made on Friday by government commissioner Paul Eronce Villard.
At least three vehicles will be from the public prosecutor’s office in Port-au-Prince will be traveling to all the areas where the tests will be held. In addition, a police back-up vehicle will also be placed at the entrance of each examination center to ensure safety for the test takers. Continue reading
Superior Council of the Judiciary calls the President to draw ‘the necessary conclusions’ of the political crisis
The Superior Council of the Judiciary asked President Jovenel Moïse last week to analyze the situation and draw the necessary conclusions in the best interests of the nation. The Judiciary mentions: “any lasting solution to the present crisis must, through the advent of a new moral order and justice, prevent and punish corruption in all its dimensions.” Continue reading
UN delegate involved in the La Saline massacre
UN delegate Richard Duplan along with three police officers was found to be involved in the La Saline massacre last November. According to reports, eyewitnesses identified Duplan being there and was seen in the center of where the attack occurred.
He allegedly said to gang members: “Nou touye twop moun, get off on his yo te bay nou “(You killed too many people, that was not your mission) and then left the scene in his vehicle. Continue reading
Immigration & Migration
Agents apprehend more than 180 Haitians in a week on Texas-Mexico border near Del Rio
Every day during the past week Border Patrol agents have arrested Haitian nationals, a news release states. More than 180 Haitians were arrested near Del Rio, up from 17 the eight months prior.
“Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents have apprehended immigrants from 44 countries around the world,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz in the release. “Our agents … continue to meet each new challenge as the ongoing humanitarian crisis evolves.” Continue reading
Opinion – Haiti: A Hell in a Paradise Marked by Class Warfare
There was a time when Haiti was called “the pearl of the Antilles,” where you could find tropical commodities such as cotton and cane-sugar.
At the time, Saint-Domingue was more or less the import industry of France. African slaves on the island were mistreated by the French. Under their rule, slaves were subjected to lashes on the fields where they worked and regularly raped female slaves… Continue reading