‘This was supposed to be our emergency flight out of here.’ Haiti closes international airport.
As if things weren’t bad enough in Haiti, where residents woke up Tuesday to find banks, most schools and other businesses closed after a day of tension in Port-au-Prince and other major cities, now international travelers cannot fly out of the country. Continue reading
A damaging atmosphere in the Senate
There is a climate of suspicion and denunciation between the opposition senators and those close to the government.
Senator Jacques Sauveur Jean has criticized the refusal of his colleague Sorel Jacinthe to pay a debt of 250,000 gourdes contracted during the acquisition of 1,000 bags of rice. It’s been more than nine times, he says.
For his part, Senator Jacinthe argues that the debt should be paid by Senator Joseph Lambert, at the time President of the Senate. He accuses Senator Jean of not having paid the rent for his house for more than 30 months. Continue reading
Associations of photographic journalists condemn the aggression against photojournalist Dieu Nalio Chéry
Kolektif 2 Dimansyon (K2D) and the Union of Haitian Photographic Journalists (UHPJ) denounce the shooting attack that occurred on Monday at the parliament against the Associated Press photojournalist Dielo Nalio Chéry. The collective is urging Chéry to lodge a complaint in civil court. Continue reading
Haiti showcases its young voices at the UN Climate Summit
Vivianne Roc and Thamarlie Joachin attended the UN Climate Summit where they joined other young activists working to raise awareness and fight climate change.
“I am actively working to ensure that the integration of young people is taken into account in the fight for climate justice, health for all and gender equity in my country, which so far has not Young people can not really get involved in decision-making,” said Joachin, a 22-year-old fourth-year medical student at the State University of Haiti and the executive director of the Haitian branch of the Caribbean Youth Environment Network. Continue reading
Toussaint Louverture International Airport suspends operations
Toussaint Louverture International Airport suspended its operations Tuesday following a fire in part of the airport’s facilities.
Two employees of the airport reported that several flights had been suspended. A little before noon, many passengers were outside waiting for the cleaning work to end, noted a contributor to Loop Haiti. Continue reading
Immigration deports 895 Haitians
The General Directorate of Migration (DGM) deported 895 Haitian nationals out of 1078 detained in migratory interdiction operations carried out September 16-20, in nine provinces of the country and the National District. Continue reading
Haiti’s President Cancels UN Speech
Haiti’s President, Jovenel Moise, will not travel to the United States as planned Tuesday, to speak before the United Nations General Assembly. The president issued a statement late Monday announcing that Foreign Minister Bocchit Edmond would lead Haiti’s delegation to the U.N. and speak before the general assembly on behalf of the nation. Continue reading