Indictment session to continue as reps discuss Moise impeachment

Following a meeting on Thursday night, the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies and representatives of the three political blocs in the lower house agreed to resume the indictment of President Jovenel Moïse on Monday.
“During the meeting, the representatives of the three blocs in the Chamber of Deputies agreed to resume the session on the impeachment of the head of state Monday,” said Samuel of Haiti, member from the EPAN block that took part in the meeting.

In the indictment consisting of about 30 pages, opposition MPs accuse Moïse of having violated at least 25 articles of the Constitution. Among the articles mentioned is article 19, which states: “The State has the imperative obligation to guarantee the right to life, health, respect for the human person, to all citizens without distinction, in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” Continue reading

Taiwan’s ambassador Hu Cheng-Hao, receives honor by President Jovenel Moïse

Hu Cheng-Hao, Taiwan’s Ambassador to Haiti was awarded the National Order of Honor and Merit (Grand Cross, Silver Plaque) by President Jovenel Moses Friday at the National Palace. The ceremony took place in the presence of the resigning Prime Minister Jean-Michel Lapin, some ministers, parliamentarians and officials from the Taiwan embassy. The ceremony renewed the commitment and further harmonized the good relations between the two countries. Continue reading

Persecution against Haitians in Chile

Haitian migrants in Chile are concerned about the resurgence of xenophobia as radical groups announced a violent anti-immigrant demonstration for Sunday. The Chilean government has banned the march but many calls persist for its realization. Several Haitians urge their compatriots to remain at home to avoid being targeted by extremist groups. 

William Pierre, militant of the rights of the Haitian migrants, intervened in the media to denounce the threats against the Haitian nationals. The Haitian community in Chile has more than 180,000 people living in great precariousness. Continue reading

123 violent deaths in Port-au-Prince from April to June 2019

According to the latest report of the National Episcopal Commission Justice and Peace (CE-JILAP), at least 123 cases of violent deaths were recorded in Port-au-Prince for the second from April to June 2019.

Of these 123 victims, 84 were shot dead, six died in cases involving knives and 11 died as a result from inclement weather. The EC-JILAP also cites 21 cases of death due to road accidents and another whose cause hasn’t yet been established. Continue reading

New York

This Haitian Owned Brooklyn Shop Pushes The African Diaspora Forward With Curated Sustainable Fashion

Byas & Leon is a collective house specializing in Haitian craftsmanship, dedicated to curating sustainable fashion & pushing the African diaspora forward through Haiti.

Haitian owners Rony Byas and Harvey Leon are building their own legacy by upgrading from an online retail shop to a storefront in Brooklyn. The duo pledged to help provide sustainable and ethical jobs and income to the people of Haiti. Seven years ago, this concept was only an idea but before they knew it, they were walking the streets of Haiti and shaking hands with artisans they had built relationships with over time. Continue reading

South Florida

One dead, one injured after late-night shooting in Little Haiti

One man is dead and another was injured after a Sunday night shooting in Miami’s Little Haiti‎ neighborhood, police said. Continue reading


Zachary Herivaux on making Haiti’s national team and pride in his Haitian-Japanese identity

This summer, Haiti’s national football team pleasantly surprised the country and the rest of the world as they advanced to the semifinals in the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament, getting the closest to playing in the finals than they have ever been in years. Each win against heavy hitters such as Canada, Costa Rica and Nicaragua, instilled more pride in Haitians and earned the team new fans in the sport. But unfortunately for those cheering them on, Haiti fell to Mexico last month, missing out on a chance to play in the finals.  Continue reading

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