Bahamas will arrest illegal Haitians sheltered in churches

Clarence Russell, Director of Immigration in the Bahamas, said “the department has credible intelligence that churches and other dwellings are being used as safe havens for undocumented migrants.” He warned immigration authorities will begin to target churches and apprehend those without legal documentation. Continue reading

Jovenel Moïse promises a legitimate government by the end of 2019

Président Jovenel Moïse is calling for a new constitution that includes increased power for the office of the presidency. He’s also promised to establish a new unified and legitimate government before the end of December. He intends to fight, he said, to uphold the interests of the people. Continue reading

Arnel Bélizaire and 5 of his accomplices in prison

On Monday, Dec. 9, former opposition deputy, Arnel Bélizaire, accused, among others, of conspiracy against the internal security of the state, illegal possession of firearms and criminal conspiracy. The accusations come on the heels of his Dec. 1 arrest. Bélizaire, accompanied by his lawyers, denied the accusations of “conspiracy against State security” concerning the remarks he made during a radio interview. Continue reading

The State announces new measures to improve national security

On Monday, Dec. 9, at a press conference the Secretaries of State Ronsard St-Cyr (Public Security) and Eddy Jackson Alexis (Communication) announced new security measures had been adopted by the Executive to accompany the Haitian population before, during and after the end of year celebrations, “The Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of the Interior, the Public Security Secretariat and the entire state apparatus are working diligently to ensure the safety of the population […],” said St-Cyr. Continue reading

The Government engages in the fight against hunger

On Saturday and Sunday Dec. 8 and 9, the Economic and Social Assistance Fund (FAES in French) launched an operation to supply food to 101 community restaurants in the Western department, with the aim of reducing food and nutritional insecurity for vulnerable populations in disadvantaged areas by offering them daily hot meals at a reduced price. Continue reading

Health & Science

Euan P. McFarlane Environmental Award Goes to Alexandra Pierre of Haiti

Pierre was chosen from a field of 10 assignments that likewise included people from Barbados, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Nevis and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Beneficiaries of the McFarlane Award are perceived as people who have put forth a concentrated effort to the conservation of the natural or fabricated condition in the separate Caribbean and whose profession or side interest exhibits gratefulness and backing for the progression of natural stewardship and adjusted advancement in the Caribbean. Continue reading

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