Haitian Times Newsmakers Of 2019

The annual list featuring top newsmakers of Haitian descent across the world includes the Haitian National Football team, Jovenel Moise, and Karine Jean-Pierre, among others. See the full list here.

Haiti President Continues Talks With Members Of Opposition

On Dec. 26, secretary general of Konbit Nasyonal and Démocrates Nationaux Progressistes, Eric Jean-Baptiste and Senator Joseph Lambert, met with President Jovenel Moise, Le Nouvelliste reported. Paul Denis, from the political organization INIFOS declined an invitation to the meeting, demanding neutral ground other than the National Palace for discussions. Continue reading

Old Haiti National ID Card Set To Expire Dec. 31

Beginning Dec. 31, the old national identification card will be replaced by a new card that will be issued by German firm Dermalog, Le Nouvelliste reported. According to a representative from the National Identification Office (ONI), nearly 6 million people in Haiti are eligible for an identification card. To register, applicants should bring either their birth or baptism certificate and their old ID card.

4 Men Arrested In Haiti For Drug Smuggling

On Dec. 27, four men were arrested for possession of 10 kilos of marijuana, according to the government commissioner of Port-de-Paix, Jean Volney Bellamin. Emmanuel Lorvens, 30, Eugene Ronald 25, Emmanuel Jameson, 35 and Petit Jean-Robert 49, were arrested by Haiti drug enforcement agents, under the supervision of Justice of the Peace Blanc Paul, Juno 7 reported.

Haiti Mayors To Extend Term In Office

The National Federation of Haitian Magistrates announced on Dec. 27 they will not leave their posts at the end of their term, which expires January 2020. The network of mayors adopted the “Montana Agreement” on Friday that will allow them to stay in office until July 2020, Juno 7 reported. According to local reports, President Jovenel Moise is supportive of the move and is expected to sign the resolution.

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