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Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – Dec. 23

Haiti

Impact of ‘Peyi Lok’ on Haiti’s Health Care Starts to Emerge

Following months of protests and unrest, Haiti is on its way back to normalcy. With the calm, stories have started to emerge on the toll the protests and “Peyi Lok” had on the health care system. In one instance, a woman pregnant with twins died after her ambulance was unable to get through road blockades, Le Nouvelliste reported. Continue reading

Opposition Skips Out On Meeting With Moise

Members of the opposition skipped out on an invitation from President Jovenel Moise to discuss the country’s political impasse at the National Palace on Friday, Le Nouvelliste reported. According to sources close to the matter, members of the opposition felt that the meeting was too “rushed” and without a concrete agenda. Continue reading

Haiti Cultural Excahnge accepting applications for artist residency program

Haiti Cultural Exchange is accepting applications for their Lakou Nou residency program. Lakou NOU provides four artists of Haitian descent with the opportunity to create and present new work by connecting their skills and talents to four historically underserved Brooklyn neighborhoods, home to generations of Haitians and Haitian-Americans: Crown Heights, Canarsie, East Flatbush, and Flatbush. Selected artists will receive a $7,000 stipend. Application deadline is Jan. 17 at midnight.

APPLY HERE:Google Form

Economy

Haiti Economy Experiences Negative Growth for First Time Since Earthquake

Haiti experienced its worst year financially since 2010, according to a new report from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). Continue reading

Beauty & Style

Haiti Capsule Collection by Roc Nation’s Paper Planes Sells Out

The Global Warning: Haiti capsule collection by Paper Planes sold out in a short few days, following their announcement last week of the limited-edition collection.

The capsule collection featured two snapback caps, a hoodie and t-shirt. The snapback caps — “Haiti Crown Old School” and “Haiti Crown 9Fifty” — feature the signature Paper Planes logo on the front, the Haitian coat of arms on the side, and “Haiti” embroidered on the back. The Global Warning Haiti hoodie and t-shirt showcase key features of Haitian society placed in the Paper Planes’ logo printed on the front of the hoodie. Continue reading

Trailblazing Haitian-American Model Mama Cax Has Died

Mama Cax, the Haitian-American creative, model, and advocate known for her work to make the fashion industry more inclusive for differently abled women and women of color, died on December 16, according to an Instagram post from this morning. She was 30.

Earlier this month, while in London for a photoshoot, Cax discovered blood clots in her leg, thigh, abdomen, and around a medical filter near her lungs that was implanted when she first battled cancer in her teens. According to the Instagram post, she spent a week in the hospital, battling illness with “the same grit” that she brought to her entire life. Continue reading

Immigration

Almost 800 Haitians Detained in Dominican Republic in Immigration Raids

According to local reports, Dominican immigration officials have arrested 789 Haitians. Of the nearly 800 that were detained, 666 have been deported. The raids were conducted between Dec.9 and Dec. 12 in the communities of of Azua, Dajabón, Mirabal, La Vega, Montecristi, Sánchez Ramírez, Santiago, Santo Domingo and Puerto Plata provinces and the National District. Continue reading


Haitian Times

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The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY.The newspaper is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice for Haitian Diaspora.
Haitian Times
Dec. 23, 2019

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