Michel negotiates with parliamentarians
New Prime Minister Fritz William Michel has had numerous sessions with leaders of political blocs in parliament and representatives of various sectors of civil society in order to
to ensure a favorable vote for the policy statement.
President Jovenel Moïse continues to urge lawmakers to confirm the formation of the government.
“Mr. Michel is a brilliant civil servant who has devoted his entire career to the service of the Haitian people, and I have made this choice together with the presidents of the two branches of Parliament to put an end to the political paralysis that is harming the citizens of our country,” he said. Continue reading
Opposition senators reject latest attempt to establish the new government
The group of four opposition senators disapprove of the next attempt to establish a new government with the official appointments made by President Jovenel Moïse. The four opposing senators Nènel Cassy, Antonio Chéramy, Evalière Beauplan and Ricard Pierre denounce what they call a division of power that’s contrary to the interests of the Haitian people.
“The current deep crisis has nothing to do with the establishment of a new government,” they said, advocating ending the system in place and introducing a new system. Continue reading
The private business, labor, human rights and grassroots organizations will propose a joint transition project
After several weeks of discussions and exchanges, the private sectors of business, labor, human rights and popular organizations announce the signing of a document that will encourage a fresh start in the face of the crisis in Haiti. The document will be presented to the general public on Monday containing several areas of intervention including: economy, finance and taxation.
“Following the observation of the current situation, civil society organizations from very different backgrounds, have decided to sign a document for a new start as a result exchange meetings on the difficult situation in the country,” according to a statement released Friday. Continue reading
The Mict salutes the memory of the late Mayor of Cabaret
The Ministry of the Interior and Territorial Authorities (Mict) honored the memory of the mayor of Cabaret, Joseph Wills Thomas, who died at the age of 56, after a malaise on July 24. Thomas was also at his third municipal term in Cabaret where he devoted to the development of his commune.
“Attorney at the Bar of Croix-des-Bouquets, exemplary mayor, Joseph Wills Thomas was accessible and humble, a proper administrator and known as a man of character,” the Mict in a statement. Continue reading
Health & Science
Precision Medicine and the Haitian-American Community
Precision medicine is on its way to becoming the medical treatment of the future, but people of color may get left out of it completely to the detriment of their health.
To rectify this, the Maranatha French Church of SDA, a prominent Haitian-American church in St. Albans, held a presentation by All of Us, a research group that wants to close the gap in how people of color are aided by the medical community. Continue reading
Festival Brings Together Women Entrepreneurs and Professionals to Discuss Future of Haiti
On Aug.3, Haitian women from all over the world will congregate in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, for the inaugural #SHE_BUILDS_THEFUTURE FESTIVAL. They’ll have the opportunity to connect with emerging leaders, builders and innovators, all with the goal of accelerating Haiti’s social and economic development.
Speakers for the festival include Obama Foundation fellow and founder of Anseye pou Ayiti, Nedgine Paul Deroly; Senator Dieudonne Luma, the only female senator in Haiti’s 50th parliament; Rachel Hislop, editor in chief of the international media platform OkayAfrica; and Cristina Ramos a senior producer at the Oprah Winfrey Network. Continue reading