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Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – Jan. 23

Haiti

Police National d’Haiti to meet country’s security needs

Given the rise in insecurity in the Bicentenaire and the southern entrance to Port-au-Prince, interim Prime Minister Jean Michel Lapin has guaranteed that the National Police of Haiti will be better equipped to meet security needs. Lapin stated that they ordered diverse items so that the police force will be able to protect and serve.  “Armored vehicles, shields, helmets, bulletproof vests we ordered,” stated Lapin. 

Over 700,000 visitors to Labadie in 2019

According to the Association of Haitian Industries, approximately 721,000 individuals cruised to Labadie in 2019.  The private stopover in Labadie is rented to the cruise company Royal Caribbean International , and managed by Société Labadie Nord, which was created in 1885.  However, the situation in the country is quite different, the Best Western Premier Hotel closed and many other hotels have cut their staff.

Haiti’s Next Earthquake Could Be Worse than Devastating 2010 Quake

Ten years ago, when Haiti was hit by its worst natural disaster in more than a century, the country didn’t have its own earthquake surveillance network.

It does now. The problem is, the 10 foreign-trained quake monitors who work there can’t stay in the building that houses the unit overnight because it is not earthquake resistant, and even if it were, there isn’t enough money to pay anyone to spend the night.

Arts & Culture

The Art Center in Haiti celebrates its 75th anniversary

To commemorate its 75th anniversary, the Art Center in Haiti  organized an exhibit that will end on Jan. 25. The exhibition comprises 30 paintings, four drawings, nine massive carved metals pieces, and five wooden and metal sculptures to mark the center’s history.  Axelle Liautaud, president of the board of directors of the Art Center, in a speech stated, “Behind this longevity lies the vision, the seriousness and the wisdom of the personalities who took turns at the Art Center and who collaborated with it.  At the beginning, there were the founders Dewitt Peter, Albert Mangonès and Maurice Borno, among others, with the forethought of creating an artistic training center.”

Entertainment

Wyclef Jean Announces Cannabis Product Line With Cali Life

Wyclef Jean is the latest celebrity to launch their very own cannabis product line. Cali Life Cannabis announced on Wednesday that they have partnered with the artist and producer for his BOOM BAP collection, showcasing his favorite blends of flowers, infused pre-rolls with kief and flavored distillate.

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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. 23, 2020

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