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Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – Jan. 11

Haiti

Champs de Mars illuminated

After more than 10 years, the streets of Champ de Mars are well-lit again .  Street lights have been placed along  the streets where the Pétion, Dessalines, Christophe, and Constitution Squares are located.  According to Mayor Youri Chevry, 80% of the project is complete.  “The electrical system is installed to supply the streetlights. All the squares are well lit,” it stated on the town hall’s Twitter account. Continue reading

State University Hospital of Haiti still not built

The construction of the new 534-bed Hospital of the State University of Haiti (HUEH) was expected to be completed in 2017. However, the construction of the country’s largest medical training center is at a standstill. It’s been seven months since workers have been on the site. Continue reading

The Intervention and Maintenance Corps welcomes 102 new Haitian National Police officers

On Jan. 8, the Intervention and Maintenance Corps celebrated the graduation of 102 new Haitian National Police officers, 12 of which who are women. In his speech, Normil Rameau, general director of the National Police, said “it is important as law enforcement officers, your obligation is to respect human rights when performing your duties.” Continue reading

Security Council calls for dialogue in Haiti

Members issued a statement on Thursday night outlining the immediate necessity for parties to engage in an inclusive and open dialogue to form a government that responds to the needs of the people.

In addition to political instability, Haiti has also faced fuel shortages, corruption scandals and other challenges, prompting angry citizens to take to the streets. Continue reading

Caribbean

Haiti – 2016 Years of Independence – A History of Inspiration

January 1 remains a landmark in the history of Haiti, an inspiration to Freedom Loving people around the world and the “Mecca” of black liberation.

The Haitian Revolution, started by the slave rebellion in 1791, is very often described as the largest and most successful slave rebellion that not only freed the slaves but French control over Saint-Dominique Continue reading


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