Haitian President Impeachment Proceedings Delayed for 3rd Time
Haitian members of the lower house undertook Monday another attempt session to approve or to cancel a proposal presented by the opposition to impeach President Jovenel Moise. Yet the session, that began with a delay of six hours, was canceled by the president of the lower house, Gary Bodeau, for security reasons shortly after it started. Continue reading
No session for Haitian deputies despite multiple files
Haitian deputies are struggling to deal with urgent issues including the analysis of President Jovenel Moise’s request for impeachment and the ratification of the general policy of the newly appointed prime minister Fritz William Michel.
Hermano Exinor, the chairman of the special commission, informs that the report will be ready at the end of this week. He explained that the members of the commission are awaiting reports from the Superior Court of Accounts and Administrative Disputes (CSCCA). Over the last few days, the members of the three subcommittees have checked with several public individuals. Continue reading
EU mobilizes nine million euros for Haiti’s food crisis
The European Union has allocated € 9 million in humanitarian aid in response to the deteriorating food and nutrition situation in Haiti. EU officials said that humanitarian aid will cover the essential food and nutrition needs of more than 130,000 people living in the most affected areas.
“For the EU, the humanitarian situation in Haiti is not a forgotten crisis. We are determined to provide vital support to the people affected by the food and nutrition crisis in the country. This envelope is in addition to the 12 million euros allocated in 2018 to meet the urgent food and nutritional needs of Haitians, “said Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management.
The funds allocated will benefit families living in areas most affected by the crisis as well as children suffering from acute malnutrition. Vital nutritional support will also be provided to more than 5,000 children under five suffering from acute malnutrition. Continue reading
First examination results of the ninth fundamental year are in
The results of the official examinations of the ninth fundamental year have been released. The western department of Haiti has a success rate of 76%. Of the 94,635 participants, 72,187 admitted to higher class following the examinations conducted from Monday 24 to Wednesday, June 26.
The results for the other departments will be published shortly according to the Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training (Menfp) who expressed his satisfaction with the first results for the exams of the ninth fundamental year. Continue reading
The autopsy report of Toussaint Louverture featured in museum
The Museum of Haitian National Pantheon (MUPANAH) welcomed in new items in its collection this month, including the autopsy report of the famous Toussaint Louverture. Emmelie Prophète, director of the institution, announced the news and invited visitors to discover the new exhibits exhibited at MUPANAH.
Toussaint Louverture was born in 1743 in Santo Domingo and died in isolation on April 7, 1803 at Fort de Joux, France. The document is exposed in the enclosure of the MUPANAH according to Prophète. She also reports that the autopsy report was given to them with the help of a foreign university that bought it at an auction.
“This is an extraordinary historical piece,” she says. Continue reading
Health & Science
Deteriorating Food Situation in Haiti Affects 25% of Population
Numerous natural disasters and the complex economic situation have left a big part of the Haitian population starving. The number of people facing food shortages doubled between 2018 and 2019 reaching 2.6 million, or 25 percent of the population, a press release by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations said. Continue reading
American Airlines, Spirit reduce service to Haiti just as tourism appears to make comeback
Travelers bound for Port-au-Prince from Miami will soon face fewer options.
Starting on Aug. 20, American Airlines is once again reducing its direct flights from Miami to Port-au-Prince, cutting the number of daily flights from two to one. Continue reading
Haiti Festival Connects Women Entrepreneurs and Innovators
On Aug. 3, Haitian women in Haiti and the Diaspora came together at Port-au-Prince’s Karibe Hotel for the inaugural #SHE_BUILDS_THEFUTURE FESTIVAL. At the festival, attendees connected with emerging leaders, builders and innovators, all with the common goal of accelerating Haiti’s social and economic development. Continue reading