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Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – Jan. 08

Haiti

Prime Minister Jean Michel Lapin assures there will be no fuel shortage

According to Le Nouvelliste, on Monday Jan. 7, Prime Minister Jean Michel Lapin, assured  there will be no shortage of fuel. He said the state has finalized payment for a supplier who will import 351,000 barrels of petroleum products.  In addition, the state will also pay three other suppliers, who will bring in another 200,000 barrels of fuel to meet monthly demand. Continue reading

Three Haitians and a Dominican arrested

According to the Dominican Ministry of Defense, on Saturday, Jan 4, Cesfront agents in collaboration with the Dominican Republic’s army and navy intercepted a boat containing a million cigarettes in the province of Montecristi on the northern coast.  They arrested four individuals: a Dominican citizen by the name of Juan Bautista Ortiz, as well as, three Haitian nationals Jhoan Bosni, Ismael Batista and Jony Joseph. Continue reading

The government continues to subsidize fuel but not Electricity D’ Haiti  

To avoid riots like those of July 6-7, 2018, the government is continuing to subsidize petroleum products through the budgetary framework recommended by the International Monetary Fund to remedy the absence of a budget voted by the Parliament.  However, Joseph Jouthe, minister of economy and finance indicated that Electricity ‘D Haiti will not be subsidized. Continue reading

Haiti President And Officials Meet With OAS Secretary General

Luis Almagro, Secretary General of Organization of American States (OAS), met with President Jovenel Moise on Jan. 7 in Haiti, where they discussed the ongoing political conflict in the country.

“Today I reiterated to President @moisejovenel our staunch support for good governance & political stability in #Haiti, which includes reaching a political agreement, promoting constant and inclusive dialogue,” Almagro said in a tweet.

“One of the priorities that we discussed with President @moisejovenel is the fight against corruption. The @OAS_official General Secretariat is ready to support the Government of #Haiti to fight corruption and impunity, and strengthen democratic institutions.” Continue reading

Beauty & Style

Travel Bag Pays Homage to Haiti’s Female Revolutionary Leaders

Guerline T. Emmanuel, co-founder of Belle Vue Tours, understands the need for utility in a travel bag. The entrepreneur has made Haiti and traveling her business for the last 10 years. When she couldn’t find a bag that would suit her travel needs, she decided to create one.

THE LIBERATORS travel bag features renowned female revolutionary leaders Anacaona, Agbaraya Tòya, Cécile Fatiman, and Marie-Jeanne Lamartinière. The bag is available in medium and large and features compartments for your shoes, toiletries, laptop, passport and more. The travel tote retails for $100 – $120. Continue reading

Immigration

Haitian Deportations ‘Hit Dorian Rebuilding’

A former finance minister yesterday warned that the speed of Abaco’s post-Dorian reconstruction could be undermined by the government deporting much of the necessary workforce back to Haiti.

James Smith, also an ex-Central Bank governor, told Tribune Business that The Bahamas faced “some hard choices” over its policies towards illegal Haitian migrants given that many had previously worked in construction on Abaco and possessed the specialist skills essential to that island’s proper rebuilding. Continue reading





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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.
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Jan. 08, 2020

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