The American hospital ship arrives in Haiti

On Monday, Nov, 4, the U.S. hospital ship USNS Comfort anchored in Port-au-Prince Bay. U.S. military doctors will be in Haiti for a period of 10 days, from Nov. 4 to Nov. 13 as part of a humanitarian medical assistance mission. They will be providing pediatric, ophthalmic and dental care and perform surgeries. Continue reading

Religions for Peace calls for a truce and invites actors to take part of dialogue

On Monday, Nov, 4 the country will approach the third month of social unrest and stoppage of most activities including school. The United Nations spoke of about fifty people killed during this period and fears a stalemate. It is in this context that the interreligious organization Religions for Peace asked for a truce and invited political actors to take the part of a dialogue to find a solution to this crisis. Continue reading

Ganthier and Fond-Parisien left to the bandits

For several weeks, violence on the national road # 8, in Croix-des-Bouquets, Ganthier, Fond-Parisien, Fond-Verrettes and Thiotte has increased. Residents are frightened due to lack of police patrols and the powerlessness of the police. On Nov. 2, unidentified individuals in Ganthier intercepted a vehicle driven by Jean Robert Omuscart, a police officer. They killed him as well as the passenger who was accompanying him. That same day, a shopkeeper and a van driver were victims of murderous bullets from the bandits who operate in this community. Continue reading

Banks in downtown Port-au-Prince functioning

Despite the difficult climate, the banking system is functioning in the downtown area. On Monday, Nov. 4, the Bank of the Republic of Haiti (BRH) and some commercial banks opened their branches despite a drastic downturn in commercial activities in the area because of “peyi lok” situation. Continue reading

Trump Administration Quietly Blocking TPS Holders From Permanent Residency, Say Attorneys

Immigration attorneys say the Trump Administration has started to reject its own written rules, effectively making it impossible for many people with Temporary Protected Status to get permanent residency in the United States. The move essentially cuts off a path to citizenship for TPS holders from Haiti, El Salvador, Honduras and other countries, many of whom have lived in the U.S. for decades. Continue reading

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