Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – Feb. 17

Haiti

Tragedy at the Orphelinat de l’Eglise de la compréhension de la Bible

According to Le Nouvlliste, Thursday, Feb. 14, the Orphelinat de l’Eglise de la compréhension de la Bible located in Fermathe caught on fire, and as a result 15 children lost their lives.  Robenty Jean François, head of civil protection in Kenscoff said that 13 of the children passed at a hospital due to complications from smoke inhalation, while the two other children both disabled died in the fire. The fire was determined to have been caused by a candle that was left burning. Continue reading

U.S. returns cultural and historical artifacts to Haiti

Friday Feb. 14, as a result of the largest operation to recover cultural property in the entire history of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the U.S. Ambassador to Haiti, Michele Sison, repatriation of 479 cultural artefacts to Haiti.  Present at the ceremony were Haitian Prime Minister, Jean Michel Lapin, and the Director General of the Haitian Bureau of Ethnology, Erol Josué reported Radio Metropole. Continue reading

The runway of Jérémie’s airport being renovated

According to Le Nouvelliste, the renovation of Jérémie’s airport runway began in December 2019 at which time it was 1.26 km long and 30 m wide.  At the end of this work scheduled to end in three months, the airport will be widened an additional 80 m and will 1.5 km long. Continue reading

Arts & Culture

Brooklyn Haitian Community Pays Homage to Toto Bissainthe

The late Toto Bissainthe was better known as a sultry singer in her more than 40-year artistic career. But to her daughter, Milena Sandler, she was more than that.

“My mother was really an actress,” says Sandler, surrounded by large black and white images of theatrical performances of  Bissainthe. Continue reading

Sports

Sevilla’s crisis has fingers pointing at Lopetegui

It hasn’t been a good start to 2020 for Sevilla as the Andalusian side have managed just five points from the 15 possible in LaLiga Santander, and have even fallen out of the Copa del Rey at the hands of Mirandes.

That Copa hangover has lasted too tong, as well, drawing against Alaves and losing to Celta Vigo. Continue reading

Chelsea Have Verbal Agreement for €45m Hakim Ziyech Transfer

Chelsea reportedly have a verbal agreement in place to sign Ajax midfielder Hakim Ziyech this summer for €45 million (£37.8 million).

The Blues were suspended from registering new players during the last summer transfer window but have taken the initiative to boost their ranks in 2020, Continue reading

Jadon Sancho: Borussia Dortmund want £100m for winger

Borussia Dortmund will demand at least £100m for Jadon Sancho this summer, with Manchester United and Chelsea interested in bringing the winger back to the Premier League.

The forward, who turns 20 next month, has become a full England international since joining Dortmund from Manchester City in 2017. Continue reading

Juventus Could Offer Pjanic To PSG As Part Of Deal For Icardi

Juventus are seriously considering making a move for Inter striker Mauro Icardi in the upcoming Summer transfer window according to a report from Italian broadcaster Sport Mediaset.

Icardi is currently out on loan at reigning French champions Paris Saint Germain, who have an option to sign him on a permanent basis for €70 million. Continue reading

PSG Overtake Man City As Club With Greatest Financial Power

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) is the club with the greatest financial power in world football according to the Soccerex Football Finance 100, the annual report from football business experts Soccerex, which uses bespoke methodology to evaluate and rank the world’s top 100 clubs according to their finances. 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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Feb. 17, 2020

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