Journalist stabbed in Jacmel
Elmond Zidor, a radio journalist Hosanna and correspondent for Horizon 2000 in Jacmel, was stabbed in the back (in his left lung) yesterday morning, Loop Haiti reported. The press worker was covering protest movements to denounce the scarcity of fuel when he was attacked by a group of three “clearly identifiable” individuals, according to Jackson Jean Philippe, another journalist who was with him at the time of the incident.
Calm after day of unrest in Port-au-Prince
Tensions in Haiti have calmed following a day of unrest in Haiti over the continued gas shortage in the country. Yesterday there were a number of strikes by unions and workers calling for the government to provide solutions for the gas crisis, which is entering its fourth week. Continue reading
Haitian American Jean Bradley Derenoncourt Looks to be Brockton’s Next Mayor
Today, Brockton, MA residents will head to the polls for a preliminary election to decide their next mayor. The seat opened following the death of former Mayor Bill Carpenter in July. Haitian American Jean Bradley Derenoncourt is one seven candidates vying for the position.
The 2010 earthquake brought with it its fair share of disaster, despair and pain. However, for Derenoncourt the tragedy turned into an opportunity, allowing him to build a new life for himself in the United States, dedicated to public service. Continue reading
More Than 300 Haitians Feared Missing After Dorian
A NEWLY formed Haitian advocacy group said it has forwarded the names of more than 300 people listed as missing from shanty towns in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.
The group, United Haitian Community Front, is chaired by League of Haitian Pastors President Dr Jean Paul Charles. Seven organisations are represented by UHCF, including Rights Bahamas. Continue reading