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Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – June 25

Haiti

Haiti Beats Costa Rica To Win Group B, Will Face Canada In Gold Cup Quarterfinal

Haiti beat Costa Rica on Monday night, providing one of the Gold Cup’s more improbable outcomes by winning all three of its Gold Cup group stage games and topping Group B to set up a meeting with Canada in the quarterfinals. Continue reading

Annual Haiti Tech Summit Pushes Through Despite Political Unrest In Country

Nearly 400 attendees convened at the Royal Decameron Indigo Beach Resort & Spa from June 20 – 22 for the third annual Haiti Tech Summit (HTS). Despite concerns over political unrest and security in the country, summit organizers, Christine Souffrant-Ntim and Einstein Ntim, held steadfast in seeing the event pushed forward. Continue reading

More than 241 thousand students participate in exams throughout Haiti

The 9th grade state exams began Monday as hundreds of thousands of students went to test centers all over the country to apply what they’ve studied. The head of the prosecutor’s office said that everything is ready and that all arrangements have been made for the exams to take place.

In addition to getting everything prepared, authorities have threatened to crack down on fraudsters and troublemakers in official exams. Continue reading

Several state examination centers vandalized 

State examination centers in Saint-Marc were vandalized Monday morning while students were taking exams. Students began to panic as stones were thrown into classrooms and were forced to leave. In some cases, the vandalizers entered test rooms where they took test sheets from the students and tore it up. 

A police official mentioned that the students will be taken to a more secure location for testing. Continue reading

2.6 million Haitians are food insecure, UN says

A report from the UN Office of Humanitarian Affairs recently released mentions that 2.6 million Haitians living in rural areas are currently “food insecure” and that the next few months doesn’t seem any promising.

“Today, an estimated 2.6 million people are food insecure. More than 2 million of them are in “crisis phase” (IPC3) and 571,000 in “emergency phase” (IPC4),“ the report says. 

The number of people who are “food insecure” in Haiti has doubled between 2018 and 2019 due to factors including the decline in agricultural productivity and lack of rainfall. Continue reading

President relying on National Police to resume activities in Haiti

In an attempt to ease tensions in Haiti amidst the political crisis and get things back on track, President Jovenel Moïse is asking the National Police to do just that. 

“This Sunday, I am chairing an important meeting, at the National Palace, with the main institutions in charge of public security to discuss the measures to be put in place to guarantee the normal resumption of activities throughout the territory,” he tweeted Sunday.
This is the latest attempt from Moïse to take back control of Haiti since the demonstrations regarding petrocaribe funds began June 9th. Continue reading



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Jun. 25, 2019

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