Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – June 27

Haiti

Haiti representative sees BINUH as a step in the right direction 

The Haitan representative at the UN headquarters hailed the creation by the Security Council of the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) on Tuesday, praising the Council’s commitment to Haitian sovereignty and independence.

Haiti noted that the country called on the United Nations to strive to work “concretely” for the good of all Haitians: “but we can not build a safe and stable environment in a context marked by poverty, hunger, social inequality and exclusion.” Continue reading

Deadlock at the opening session of the legislative year in Haiti

Politicians Sinal Bertrand, Bélizaire Printemps, Manès Louis and Roger Millien, of the Fanmi Lavalas political party, prevented the opening session of the legislative year on Wednesday, expressing their discontent. 

The cancellation followed the interventions of the opposition senators who had overturned offices, desks and chairs in the Senate and strong tensions in the vicinity of parliament on the part of protesters. Continue reading

$216 million needed to help vulnerable Haitians

According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, more than one in four Haitians (2.6 million) are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. In order to remedy the situation, the 2019 humanitarian response plan for Haiti requires $ 216 million to meet the needs of 1.3 million of the most vulnerable Haitians in the country. 

Currently, 2.6 million Haitians in rural areas are currently food insecure with no resolution in sight. Continue reading

SHHGG’s “history prize” open to Haitian researchers

The Haitian Society of History, Geography and Geology announced on its website Wednesday that they will be launching a “history prize” open to any researcher or researcher of Haitian nationality which aims to promote research and historical knowledge.

The jury will judge based on the quality of the treatment of the subject, the richness and relevance of the sources used, the quality of the demonstration and the writing in addition to the conformity of the manuscript with the requirements of the regulation. 

Registrations will be held at the SHHGG (Chériez Street, Canapé-Vert, P-au-P) from 11am to 2 pm on September 9, 16, 23, and 30 with the results announced in November. Continue reading

Entertainment

Haitian actor and humanitarian Jimmy Jean-Louis to be honored at the FACE List Awards

Jimmy, who grew up in the slums of Petion-Ville until age 12, became a Hollywood celebrity and a global cultural ambassador for Haiti . His deep love for his homeland caused him to shift his focus from his acting career to help rebuild Haiti, which was ravaged by the 7.0 earthquake on January 12th, 2010. Continue reading

Arts & Culture

Michael Brun Explores the New Sounds of Haiti In His Debut Album ‘Lokal’

Michael Brun is pushing the new sounds of Haiti.

Born in Port-au-Prince, the producer, DJ, and artist has been blending styles like konpa with electronic beat work to make some standout tracks that have taken him far: he collaborated with J Balvin on the Telemundo 2018 World Cup theme song, “Positivo,” and joined him on the Vibras tour alongside Mr Eazi. Continue reading

South Florida

Presidential Candidate Gov. Jay Inslee Of Washington Talks Climate Risk In Little Haiti

Presidential candidate Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington visited Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood Tuesday morning on the eve of the first Democratic debate. His main focus: climate change. Continue reading





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Jun. 27, 2019

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