The name of Jovenel Moïse successor will soon be known
After a little more than a month of meetings with political parties and other sectors civil society, the Transition Commission (of the Consensual Alternative) has selected three judges of the Court of Cassation to replace the President of the Republic in the context of the transition. The names of these judges will soon be known. Continue reading
USAID will provide food to Haiti in response to the government’s request
Following a meeting between Hervé Denis, Ambassador in Haiti Washington, D.C. and Republican Congressman, Steve King, the United States through USAID will send food to Haiti.
The United Nations World Food Program will distribute 2,000 tons of food from its emergency stockpile stored in Haiti, according to a press release from the US Embassy in Haiti. Continue reading
IDB will provide $ 1 million to recycle plastic
The innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB Lab), will financially support the capacity of Environmental Cleaning Solutions SA (ECSSA) in Haiti to recycle plastic. Haiti is considered as one of the countries presenting the greatest risk of plastic penetration into the ocean. The country generates a large volume of plastic waste in urban areas because of the high consumption of treated water, non-alcoholic beverages and take away containers. Continue reading
The opposition tries in vain to prevent Moïse from going to the National Palace
Thursday, Oct, 31 early in the day, protesters demanding the resignation of President Moïse, erected imposing barricades on all streets, which has access to Champs-de-Mars to try to prevent the Head of State from going to the National Palace.
Specialized units of the National Police of Haiti (PNH), including agents of the General Security Unit of the National Palace (USGPN) were deployed, to clear the passage to the Palace. Continue reading
Haitian Diaspora Group Wants Urgent End To Political Crisis
A broad coalition of groups in the Haitian Diaspora wants an urgent resolution of the current political crisis in the French-speaking Caribbean country, saying that Haiti has “crumbled under the weight of this acute crisis”. Continue reading
Haitians In The Bahamas Are Getting Rounded Up And Deported Two Months After Surviving Hurricane Dorian
Yvener Isma keeps telling himself, “if the storm didn’t break me, this won’t break me,” but it’s getting harder and harder to believe. He feels like he’s dying inside, slowly, and he blames his government. Continue reading
Beauty & Style
Nike Releases “Uprising” A Haitian Revolution Inspired Limited Edition Sneaker
Brooklyn-based Haitian-American, Ruth Jean-Marie was hand selected out of a competitive pool to design a sneaker for Nike through the We Are Cultivator x Nike by You initiative.
Through her design Jean-Marie highlighted an important period in World History: the Haitian Revolution. Using the uniforms of Haitian revolutionaries and centering the success of enslaved rebels as her baseline, Jean-Marie’s aptly named sneaker “Uprising” is reminiscent of change and the need for it. Her goal is to remind us of the power of thought. Continue reading
Haiti TPS Extended to January 2021
On Nov. 1, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it would extend the validity of documentation of certain foreign nationals under Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations. The notice, which is scheduled to be published in the Nov. 4 Federal Register… Continue reading
Haitian Times Celebrates 20 Years w/ Community Leaders and Elected Officials
On Oct. 29, The Haitian Times celebrated its 20th year anniversary with a reception at Brooklyn Borough Hall, where a number of community leaders and elected officials joined in on commemorating the publication’s commitment to community news and the Haitian Diaspora. Continue reading