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Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – Nov. 18

Haiti

BRH and other actors assessing the impact of the crisis on businesses

On Friday, Nov, 15, Jean Baden Dubois, Governor of the Central Bank informed that “BRH has already met with financial actors and is assessing the impact of the crisis on different companies, from micro to medium businesses, to obtain an adequate response. The pro-growth agenda should evolve towards a partnership with different sectors (private, public, ministerial, and international) to evolve towards a sustainable socio-economic transformation.” Continue reading

EDITORIAL – Can the Haitian political sector reinvent itself?

It is the political opposition that is at the forefront of the anti-Jovenel Moïse mobilization. For two months, almost all of the instructions’ of those in charge of the opposition have been followed. This does not prevent critics against the political class to surface especially on social networks. For some, the opponents who want to drive Jovenel Moïse out of power are also responsible for the country’s situation. The criticism is focused especially on those who like Jovenel Moïse have been elected by the people or those who held positions of responsibility in past administrations. Continue reading

Hervé Julien named new inspector general of Haitian National Police

Michelangelo Louis Jeune, spokesman for the Haitian National Police (PNH) confirmed that on Friday, Nov, 15, Hervé Julien was officially installed as the inspector general of PNH. Hervé Julien replaces Ralph Stanley Jean Brice, who led the police force for six years. In attendance was resigning Minister of Justice and Public Security Jean Roudy Aly. Continue reading

Sunrise Airways Resumes Flights to Turks and Caicos

In a press release dated Nov, 15, Sunrise Airways announced they will be resuming flights to Turks and Caicos from Port-au-Prince via Cap-Haïtien to Providenciales (Provo).  Each week, four Sunrise flights with 19 seats will depart from Port-au-Prince (90 minutes) and Cap-Haïtien (45 minutes) for Provo on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

This new flight will provide a more frequent commercial link with the neighboring islands of Turks and Caicos which form an archipelago in the Caribbean Sea, north of Haiti and the Dominican Republic and where about 20,000 Haitians live.

For more, visit sunriseairways.net

Haitian-American author’s best-selling book to be adapted to film

Nationally syndicated filmmakers of A Great Day in Harlem, Harry Jeudy (Writer, Producer) and Samuel Ladouceur (Executive Producer, Director) have joined forces with Amazon best-selling Haitian American author Yanatha Desouvre in developing the short film The Sweetest Girl: A Forbidden Love Story.

The Sweetest Girl: A Forbidden Love Story takes us through fierce, captivating and emotional scenarios—all the while paying homage to (un)recognized Haitian figures such as Wyclef Jean, who guides the author’s own journey. Continue reading

Haiti Police Call For Right To Unionize

Hundreds of Haiti’s national police officers took to the streets of Port-au-Prince on Sunday to demand better working conditions and the right to unionize.

“We need a union that can represent us when things aren’t good,” a member of POLIFRONT, Haiti’s Border Police unit of the National Police, told VOA Creole. “I’m talking about abuse, our meager 19,000 (Haitian gourdes) salary (about $208), which is not enough.” Continue reading

Haiti Protests Summon Spirit Of The Haitian Revolution To Condemn A President Tainted By Scandal

A radical, unlikely figure has emerged as the icon of Haiti’s months-long protests against President Jovenel Moïse, who stands accused of embezzling millions in public funds.

That figure is Jean-Jacques Dessalines, the black Haitian revolutionary who defeated the French to free Haiti from colonial rule in 1804. By summoning Dessalines, Haitian protesters implicitly contrast the achievements of that revolution – freedom, universal citizenship and racial equality – with the disappointments of the Moïse government. Continue reading

Haiti President Calls For International Support

President Jovenel Moise is calling for assistance from the international community, as the country struggles with rising inflation, growing insecurity and civil unrest.

“We are in the midst of a humanitarian crisis,” Moise said in an interview with Reuters on Friday. “We need international support to get through this crisis.” Continue reading

New York

“Black Power, Pouvwa Nwa”

The John Jay College Haitian American Student Association presents their annual “Black Power Pouvwa Nwa” which will take place at the Gerald W Lynch Theatre on Nov, 25, from 6:30- 9:30 pm. Haitian-American comedian Just Vlad will be hosting the event, and the music will be provided by DJ Woodly. Musical group Kai will also be in attendance. Continue reading

Montreal

Montreal’s Haitian Community Call for Haiti President to Step Down

Members of Montreal’s Haitian community gathered on Sunday to rally in solidarity with those in Haiti protesting against corruption and mismanagement in Haitian politics.

“I feel I cannot just stay idle and do nothing,” Jennie-Laure Sully said in an interview with CTV News. “I feel responsible to do something since I’m here.” Continue reading

Health & Science

Haiti Health Institution Receives Grant to Improve Blood Pressure Control in Haiti

GHESKIO and Weill Cornell Medicine received a two-year grant to support initiatives geared toward curing high blood pressure in Haiti. The $158,000 grant was provided by LINKS — an online community and resource-sharing platform that connects people working to improve cardiovascular health around the world. Continue reading


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Nov. 18, 2019

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