49 Haitian migrants stopped by U.S. Coast Guard near Cuba. They’ll be sent back home.
The U.S. Coast Guard intercepted 49 Haitian migrants Saturday about 21 miles northeast of Punta Maisi, Cuba.
The crew of a Coast Guard law enforcement team and the Royal Netherlands Navy ship HNLMS Groningen stopped a 35-foot Haitian sail freighter with 49 migrants aboard, including three unaccompanied children, the Coast Guard said. Continue reading
Haitian Times Editor Vania Andre is Intent on Uniting Immigrant Communities
As a first-generation Haitian-American media publishing executive and the recently appointed publisher of The Haitian Times, a long-standing news publication in the Haitian community, Vania Andre believes that generating non-biased journalistic content paves the way to inciting conversations and actionable movements within immigrant communities even beyond the Haitian diaspora. Continue reading
Six dead and deputy’s vehicle burned in Petite Rivière de Nippes
At least six people have died and a vehicle belonging to the deputy of Petit-Trou de Nippes, Claude Luc Guillaume was burned Monday morning in Petite Rivière de Nippes. The incident was caused by unidentified individuals who allegedly attacked the vehicle of MP Guillaume’s motorcade as they passed a barricade.
Four people, including the MP’s safety officer, were reportedly burned alive by unidentified individuals, while four others managed to escape. Two others were also shot dead. Continue reading
Politicians tweet well wishes for the Grenadiers
Several political figures including President Jovenel Moïse, the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Gary Bodeau, the mayors of Port-au-Prince, Carrefour and Croix des Bouquets, the chief of police and diplomatic representatives tweeted their well wishes for the Haitian national team in their anticipated match against Mexico in the semifinal Tuesday.
“Congratulations to the Grenadiers who have managed the exceptional challenge of hanging a new victory in their gold medal winners in the 2019 Gold Cup. Thanks to all the players of the team, as well as ‘to the members of the staff for this exhilarating moment offered to our country’” tweeted Moïse. Continue reading
National Library of Haiti goes on strike
Employees of the National Library of Haiti (BNH) have gone on strike in hopes to have better working conditions in addition to the restructuring of the BNH and changes in the administrative directorates, human resources and the coordination of the libraries-annexes.
The employees, who began to go on strike Monday, will remain protesting until July 3rd. Continue reading
Agreement drawn between Education Ministry and employee unions
An agreement between officials of the Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training (MENFP) and the two main unions of employees of the Ministry (SEMENFP and SPEMENFP) was drawn up on June 27 in order to gradually come to a resolution according to Le Nouvelliste.
The official signing of the agreement is expected to occur this week according to the MENFP. Continue reading
Haiti hoping to keep memorable Gold Cup going against Mexico
Haiti earned one of the biggest wins in its soccer history, rallying from two goals down to beat Canada and reach the Gold Cup semifinals for the first time.
Next up for Les Grenadiers is a monumental task: trying to take down mighty Mexico in the desert. Continue reading
National Bilingual Bee & Biliteracy Competition in Haitian Creole Winner Announced
On June 1, Charlene Campion, a senior at Pathways College Preparatory School, took first place for the Haitian Creole & English award in the first annual National Bilingual Bee & Biliteracy Competition at P.S. 250 in Brooklyn. Nearly 100 students participated in the competition. Continue reading
Beauty & Style
Amid crisis, Haiti fights to save oil used in fine perfumes
High up in the hills of rural Haiti, where some women sit topless on porches and bleating goats break the silence, a group of men gather roots to produce an essential oil used in fine perfumes ranging from Chanel to Guerlain. Continue reading