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Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – Feb. 14

Haiti

Large protests in Fontamara, Martissant and Port-au-Prince against insecurity

Thousands of protestors took to the streets in Fontamara, Martissant and Port-au-Prince against the increasing issue of insecurity and kidnapping in the country. “Too many people are dying! We must put an end to the phenomenon of kidnapping!”, these were among the slogans that were chanted according to Le Nouvelliste. Protesters called on authorities to take more action regarding this matter. Continue reading

New measures to address issue of kidnapping

Juno7 reports that the president of the superior council of the national police and Prime Minister Jean Michel Lapin shared with the press a summary of the meeting which took place between Haitian National Police authorities, the ministers of justice, interior and defense on the growing insecurity in Haiti.  Lapin announced that a new security system has been established. “The top government officials are concerned about the cries of the people. But security is a question of strategy, action and means, which is why the police cannot reveal what they are going to do,” he stated. Continue reading

Haitian photojournalist Dieu-Nalio Chéry is honored

According to Loop Haiti, the prestigious “Pictures of the Year International” announced that one of Dieu-Nalio Chéry’s photos placed 3rd in the Spot news category.  A month earlier the Haitian photojournalist was also included in the 2019 photo tops by the American newspaper TIME. His work, and contribution to the field is well known. Continue reading

Caribbean

Haiti wants stronger customs ties with Dominican Republic

Port-au-Prince.- The Government of Haiti intends to strengthen customs collaboration with the Dominican Republic to fight smuggling and increase tax collection, Economy and Finance Minister Joseph Jouthe announced Wed.

Speaking to newspaper Le Nouvelliste, the official said that both countries have “reactivated” an agreement signed in 2017 to increase collaboration between Haitian and Dominican customs. Continue reading

Arts & Culture

Krewe Du Kanaval Honors The Haitian Roots Of New Orleans

It’s Mardi Gras season and in North America, no celebration is more famous than the one put on by the people of New Orleans. For two weeks, local groups called Krewes organize balls, parades and dance parties. Colorful plastic beads are everywhere.

A few years ago, a new krewe sprung up with the aim of celebrating the Haitian roots that run deep through the city’s cultural identity. Krewe Du Kanaval was co-founded by Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, best known as the husband-and-wife duo who front the Grammy award-winning rock band, Arcade Fire. These days, the Canadian musicians are residents of New Orleans and good friends with Ben Jaffe of the storied Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Continue reading

Sports

AC Milan Look to Hire Atalanta’s Sartori for Sporting Director Role

AC Milan are interested in hiring Italian executive Giovanni Sartori to be the club’s new sporting director, according to a report from today’s paper edition of the Milan based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport via Calciomercato.com today.

The report details how the 62-year-old Italian was the sporting director of Chievo Verona from 1992 to 2014, helping the club rise to the topflight before remaining with them as they continued their time in Serie A.
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The Truth about Mangala’s Situation at Valencia

Valencia’s rise to Champions League contention has been one of the stories of the 2019/20 LaLiga Santander season, yet with Eliaquim Mangala on the fringes of the team, the truth has emerged about the defender’s situation.

Mangala has recovered from the knee injury that has plagued him for several months, yet it appears that Albert Celades doesn’t trust the former Porto defender enough to select him. Continue reading

Maxwel Cornet: Lyon Winger Learning New left-back Role From Jordi Alba

The Ivory Coast international has spoken of how his interaction with his teammate is helping him adapt to his new position

Maxwel Cornet admitted he is learning his new left-back role from Jordi Alba and other Lyon defenders.

The 23-year-old winger has recently been deployed to full-back position by manager Rudi Garcia following a spate of injuries in the team. Continue reading

Haaland Rubbishes ‘comical’ Claims that Wage Demands Caused Failed Man Utd Move

The Norway international has opened up on his move to Borussia Dortmund and weighed in on reports that the Red Devils balked at his pay packet.

Erling Haaland insists that claims Manchester United pulled out of their pursuit of him due to excessive wage demands are “comical”, revealing that he had already settled on his move to Borussia Dortmund. Continue reading

Alisson Targets Liverpool QUADRUPLE

Jurgen Klopp’s side are currently 22 points clear at the top of the Premier League, and are still in the FA Cup and Champions League hunt having already won the Club World Cup in December.

It seems inevitable that Liverpool will end their long 30-year wait for a title, but the Brazil stopper wants to get his hands on more than just the Premier League trophy come May. Continue reading

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Feb. 14, 2020

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