Haiti joins the International Solar Alliance
Haitian chancellor Edmond Bocchit signed the International Solar Alliance agreement that aims to encourage the use of solar energy. Bocchit mentioned that integration into this alliance will allow Haiti to obtain the necessary funds to boost the solar energy sector.
Launched in November 2015 by French President François Hollande and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the agreement has already been backed by 77 countries. The signing of the agreement will allow Haiti to participate in the second general assembly of the United Nations in October. Continue reading
The OPC wants a strengthening of the institutions to shed light on PetroCaribe
The Office for the Protection of the Citizen (OCP) calls on the government to strengthen the capacity of institutions so that they can shed light on the PetroCaribe file.
The responsibility for elucidating the PetroCaribe case within a reasonable period of time must also be entrusted to the Superior Court of Accounts and Administrative Disputes (Cscca), the Anti-Corruption Unit (Ulcc), the Central Unit financial intelligence (Ucref) and the National Drug Control Commission (Conald).
Two reports of the Superior Court of Accounts and Administrative Litigation (Cscca), published respectively on January 31 and May 31, pinpoint President Jovenel Moïse who is suspected to have used through his company Agritrans: “ploys of embezzlement of public funds” for the realization of public works in the North of Haiti prior to running for president. Continue reading
Ayiti Air Anbilans suspends its activities
According to Ayiti Air Anbilans, Haiti’s first and only helicopter evacuation service and emergency medical services will be suspended. The decision was made due to the current climate of the country, as well as, private helicopter suppliers deciding not to renew their contract with the company.
“The recent instability in Haiti has prevented Ayiti Air Anbilans from securing an established aviation supplier,” said a public memo, also announcing that the airline, an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization seeks to obtain its own helicopters and aviation certifications. Continue reading
In Boston, 500 thousand HTG collected for Konbit Biblyotèk Site Solèy
500 thousand gourdes ($ 5,200 USD) was collected during a fundraising campaign in Boston for the set up of the Cité Soleil library and a cultural center. The coordinator of the UNIR / Haiti party, Jean Clarens Renois, went to the U.S. last week to raise funds for the construction of the “konbit bibliyotèk” project.
“This is the best initiative in the country over the last 50 years,” he said as he thanked the people of Boston who helped make the fundraiser possible. Continue reading
Haiti in Trouble Again
When small, oft-forgotten countries like Haiti experience high inflation, it does not make the news like a country such as Mexico or Argentina would. However, the people of Haiti are likely to suffer as much or more given that their buying power is already the weakest in our hemisphere.
Whether it is on our radar or not, skyrocketing inflation, unemployment, and a quickly weakening currency are destabilizing an already vulnerable country adding daily to the heightened political unrest. There are ongoing riots in the country asking for answers; some are even asking for the president to step down. Continue reading
Trump Admin Ends Family-Based Reunification Programs For Haitians
The Trump administration is moving to end family-based reunification programs for Haitians and Filipino World War II veterans.
US Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Friday that it will terminate the Haitian Family Reunification Parole program and the Filipino World War II Veterans Parole program, which were designed to promote family reunification Continue reading