Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – Feb. 06

Haiti

PetroCaribe audit to be made public

Per Le Nouvelliste, the Superior Court of Accounts and Administrative Litigation will publish its final report on the use of PetroCaribe funds next month, and will take appropriate actions against those who are guilty.  

Marie Josie Auguste Ducénat, of “Together against corruption,” wants to see what’s in the last report.  “Many people think there may be even more important information in the remaining report,” said Ducénat. Continue reading

President Jovenel Moïse meets with the Professional Association of Banks

On Feb. 4, President Jovenel Moïse and Prime Minister Jean Michel Lapin met with officials of the Professional Association of Banks at the national palace, reported Juno7.  At the center of the discussions, the country’s financial and economic situation in this particularly difficult socio-political climate. Jean Baden Dubois, governor of the Bank of the Republic of Haiti, and general managers, Michel Patrick Boisvert and Miradin Morlan were among those who met with the president. Continue reading

US Embassy in Haiti celebrates Black History Month

The ambassador of the United States in Haiti, Michèle J. Sison, officially launched Black History Month by hosting an event which included some senior state officials and diplomatic figures.  “This is a period in which we honor the achievements of African Americans and the contributions they have made to the United States since the founding of our nation,” she said according to Le Nouvelliste.

Sison also spoke of the links that tie both the U.S. and Haiti and stated “Haiti did not only lead freedom movements, but also a revolution that has played a major role not only in the trajectory of the United States, but also in that of the entire world.” Continue reading

Arts & Culture

Haitian filmmakers open a film school in Haiti

Ralphden Laurent, Edmond Wilson and Wood-Jerry Gabriel three former students of Ciné Institute, a film school based in Jacmel, came together and opened a film school in January 2020.  Cinéma Nous welcomed its first class of f 32 students on Jan. 6. “We wanted to make our skills available to as many people as possible,” said Gabriel to Loop Haiti. Continue reading

Sports

Inter Co-Operating With China Based Fans To Refund Milan Derby Tickets After Coronavirus Outbreak

Inter are to reimburse China based fans who had bought tickets to attend this weekend’s Derby della Madonnina against AC Milan following the outbreak of Coronavirus in China according to a report from Chinese news outlet Sina.com.

Inter are to co-operate with affected fans unable to travel to the game due to the outbreak, which has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of people so far. Continue reading

PSG manager Thomas Tuchel insists he has not fallen out with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe

PSG manager Thomas Tuchel has denied reports that he has fallen out with star men Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

Mbappe was visibly frustrated after being substituted in the second half of Saturday’s 5-0 victory over Montpellier.

The 21-year-old was seemingly keen to stay on the pitch to try and add to the 22 goals he has scored in all competitions this season. Continue reading

Sancho and Haaland: the world’s best teenage pairing

What were you doing when you were 19? Certainly not breaking Bundesliga goalscoring records or netting seven times in 136 minutes. For Borussia Dortmund pair Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland, however, that’s just how they spend their weekends.

Thanks to another dose of inspiration from their two 19-year-old superstars on Matchday 20, BVB routed Union Berlin to become only the fourth team in the Bundesliga’s 57-year history to score at least five goals in three successive matches. Continue reading

Paul Pogba Reportedly Tells Manchester United Team-Mates He Wants to Transfer

Paul Pogba has reportedly told his Manchester United team-mates he wants to leave the club in the summer.

According to Samuel Luckhurst of the Manchester Evening News, sources have said Pogba’s “head is not currently at the club” amid ongoing rumours linking him to Real Madrid and Juventus. Continue reading

Winning Ugly: Are Real Madrid Happy to Sacrifice Style for Substance?

The Madrid derby at the weekend was another tight, claustrophobic affair. Atletico and Real’s two previous competitive encounters this season ended scoreless. Only a piece of invention by Vinicius Junior early in the second half—cutting out three opposition players with a deft pass, which sent Ferland Mendy racing clear of Atletico’s cover before he crossed for Karim Benzema to score—helped to separate the two sides. Continue reading

Agent for Chelsea’s Jorginho on Possible Juventus Transfer: ‘Why Not?’

The agent of Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has opened the door to a summer exit, with a reunion with Maurizio Sarri at Juventus a possibility. 

Joao Santos spoke to TuttoMercatoWeb (h/t Football Italia) and said the upcoming Euro 2020 tournament will be a good opportunity for his client to showcase his skills: Continue reading

Does Lazio Have What It Takes To Challenge Inter And Juventus For The Scudetto?

Lazio’s 0-0 draw with Verona this evening might be seen as an indication they don’t quite have what it takes to keep up their challenge for the Scudetto this season.

Following the stalemate, during which Lazio threatened from a distance through Luis Alberto, and Ciro Immobile who hit the side netting, the Biancocelesti remain in third, a point behind Inter Milan, and four points off leaders Juventus. Continue reading

Michael Zorc: No Jadon Sancho Bids Yet, Can’t Guarantee Dortmund Star’s Future

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has said the club have received no approaches for “phenomenon” Jadon Sancho, but he can’t guarantee the winger will be at the Westfalenstadion next season.

Sancho, 19, left Manchester City to join the Black and Yellows in 2017, swiftly settling in as senior star at Dortmund and attracting interest from a host of European football’s major powers. Continue reading

The blame game: how Lionel Messi’s patience finally snapped at Barcelona

Quique Setién scoffed and then started laughing. “No way,” he said.

He had been talking for 12 minutes and he was only halfway through, still trying to put out the fire, when he was asked if he regretted becoming the Barcelona manager.

“It’s true that a month ago I was at home and I had no problems, but [these are] blessed problems. I have the same enthusiasm as ever, the same will, because my life hasn’t been easy. Continue reading

PSG are experts at keeping their superstars

Since the Qatar Sports Investments group took over Paris Saint-Germain, they have invested heavily in signings with the vision of conquering Europe.

The Qatari owners have acquired several superstars, including players such as Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, to help them achieve their targets. 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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