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Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – Jan. 30

Haiti

15,000 hectares of land to be irrigated in 2020

As part of an ongoing effort to revive and reinforce agricultural production, President Jovenel Moïse plans to irrigate more than 15,000 hectares of land reports Radio Metropole.  In this vein, Moïse has asked state organizations including the Ministry of Agriculture to carry out studies necessary for the installation of more than 150 solar pumps, which will be purchased thanks to donations from Taiwan and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Continue reading

Political negotiations to solve the current crisis resume

According to Le Nouvelliste, Liné Balthazar, president of the Tet Kale party confirmed that negotiations to resolve the Haitian crisis resumed on Jan. 29.  “We are looking for a solution to the crisis, which does not necessarily mean forming a government,” said Balthazar. Continue reading

Entertainment

Gala Dynastie nominates Garihanna Jean-Louis

Garihanna Jean-Louis, comedian and former actress at the Atelier Théâtre Eclosion in Haiti, is the first Haitian comedian nominated by the Gala Dynastie.  Per Loop Haiti, the Gala Dynasty, ceremony which will be organized at the end of Black History Month in Quebec is set to be held Mar. 1. When asked about her nomination she said “this nomination simply means that my work did not go unnoticed.” 

Jean-Louis, is not the only Haitian nominated, Joël Des Rosiers, was nominated in the Author of the Year category (for all of his poetic work). Continue reading

Arts & Culture

Adoptive mother pens book for children

Haiti to Chile: six thousand kilometers to be a mother of heart, is the name of the book by Marjorie Infante inspired by her journey to becoming a mother through adoption. According to Loop Haiti, after the earthquake of 2010, Infante came to Haiti to adopt.  She dreamt of becoming a mother and now has two children Renette, 12 years old, and Reonel, 7 years old. The publication of this book is an opportunity to leave a legacy for her children so that in the future they can have information about their origins. Continue reading

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Jan. 30, 2020

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