Jovenel Moses makes three new appointments in public administration
President Jovenel Moïse continues to make changes in his public administration. By presidential decree on Oct. 16, three general managers were appointed. Wilfrid Trénard, whom appointed Director General of the Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation (MPCE), Wilson Fièvre, appointed Director General of the Haitian Institute of Statistics and Informatics (IHSI), and Léon Jean-Marie Guillaume, appointed director of the National Telecommunications Council (Conatel). Guillaume has already headed the institution and replaces Jean David Rodney of the MPCE, Wilfrid Trénard replaces the former deputy of Petit-Goâve and former president of the Lower House, Stevenson Jacques Thimoléon. Wilson Fièvre, the new Director of IHSI, headed the National Identification Office (ONI). Continue reading
Jovenel Moïse administration asks for emergency food aid from the US
The Haitian government has requested emergency food aid from the United States. On Oct.11, Edmond Bocchit, Haitian minister of foreign affairs wrote to Michael Richard Pompeo, U.S. secretary of state, on behalf of the Government of the Republic. “I am urging urgent help and logistical support from your country for the distribution of this aid. It can easily be a part of the important Food for Peace program.” Continue reading
Haitian religious conference to organize a silent march this Tuesday
The Haitian Conference of Religious (HRC) launches a vibrant call for respect for life, the integrity of the person, especially children, the sick, the elderly, the disabled, pregnant women, as well as respect for the common good and private good.
HRC has also announced the closure of its various institutions. “Due to the insensitivity and indifference of different political actors to the future of the country, because of the general climate of insecurity, we find ourselves obliged to keep the doors of our institutions closed until resolution of the crisis is found in the best time; promoting the justice, truth and reconciliation, as well as the return to normalcy of national life, ” the letter continues. Continue reading
Six Haitian Nationals Rescued By Border Patrol Agents
U.S. Border Patrol agents rescued six Haitian nationals attempting to cross the Rio Grande River near the Del Rio Port of Entry. Two of the six rescued were children under the age of one.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) says that Border Patrol agents in the nearby area observed a group of individuals struggling to cross the Rio Grande River. The agents maneuvered a patrol vessel towards the group and helped pull the six people from the water. The Haitian nationals were then taken to the Del Rio Border Patrol Station for processing. Continue reading
UN Urges The Bahamas To Stop Deporting Haitians
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has called on the Bahamas to refrain from deporting Haitians.
The Bahamas, which is still recovering from the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian on September 1, 2019, this month deported 112 Haitians. Continue reading
Pro-Democracy Movement in Haiti Swells Despite Lethal Police Violence
It’s getting hard not to notice that U.S. corporate media is covering pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong far more than pro-democracy forces in the Caribbean. It can be challenging to catch up on significant events in a place that’s a mere two-hour flight from Miami; with a few exceptions, the media is largely failing Haiti right now. Continue reading