Opposition issues ultimatum to President

The leaders of the Haitian opposition announced the continuation of the mobilization until their demands are met. The people will leave the street when the president resigns, said Senator Nenel Cassy.

Opposition leaders say a demonstration will storm the residence of President Jovenel Moïse on October 11. If the president refuses to resign, grenadiers will be involved in the assault, said Senator Evaliere Beauplan.

Opposition leaders encourage protesters to consolidate barricades that paralyze economic activities. Senator Antonio Cheramy, however, emphasized the need for ambulances to be able to move through the streets. Continue reading

Entrepreneurs denounce political war on Haiti

Officials of the American Chamber of Commerce in Haiti (Amcham) denounce the stagnation of the crisis and refer back to back the protagonists. In a statement, the entrepreneurs condemn the political war that accentuates the impoverishment of the population.

The Haitian people, already living in conditions of extreme poverty, are now “taken hostage by a political war between the Executive, the Legislative and the opposition, leaving only destruction of property and people on their passage.”

AmCham points out that the general climate of insecurity affecting the Haitian population as a whole is causing “an unprecedented deterioration of the national economy that is gradually destroying the formal business sector: Inflation exceeding 19%, a depreciation of the currency close to 40%, and the absence of a national budget for two consecutive years.”

In the last five months, Amcham said it has noted the inability of the executive and legislative powers to collaborate to establish an effective government to at least able to meet the basic needs of the population. Continue reading

The Senate Speaker urges high dignitaries of the State to put their mandates on table discussions

Senate Speaker Carl Murat Cantave invites senior officials to put their mandates on the table to address the gorging crisis the country in an address to the nation on Tuesday.

The president must make compromises and put his mandate on the negotiating table as well as members of the Court of Cassation and those of the Superior Court of Accounts and Administrative Litigation (Cscca), he recommends in his speech.

Cantave also calls on all senators of the majority and the opposition and all those who have “monopolies” to make sacrifices and also to put their mandates into play.

He suggested to President Jovenel Moïse to quickly begin “dialogue without delay” with the various sectors of the opposition in view of a way out. Continue reading

Haiti qualifies for the Concacaf phase

The Haitian national women’s football team won Group C and reached Concacaf by defeating Puerto Rico 2-1.

By scoring a goal seven minutes before the end of a contested match, Melchie Daëlle Dumornay put an end to the poignant suspense in the decisive match of the group C.

At the Juan Ramon Loubriel stadium in San Juan, it’s a completely reshaped Haitian women’s squad that coach Laurent Mortel had the luxury of lining up to face a motivated Puerto Rican squad who was aware that a win was imperative for their team. Continue reading

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