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Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – Feb. 20

Haiti

Despite Unrests National Carnival is a go

Prime Minister and Minister of Culture, Jean-Michel Lapin announced on Tuesday, Feb. 18, that the national carnival would take place as planned from the 23 – 25.  Despite demonstrations by police officers and the fire set to carnival stands by some police officers there are no plans to cancel carnival according to Le Nouvelliste.  “The state has suffered losses in the construction of the stands. This does not mean that the organization of the carnival has been suspended. We will make arrangements. As I said before, carnival is a tradition.  It is part of our agenda like all other national holidays. This tradition is greater than all of us. The state has the responsibility to respect the fundamental charter of human rights which gives it the responsibility to guarantee everyone’s leisure and popular enjoyment,” said Lapin in a press conference. Continue reading

Five police officers terminated

Following an investigation by the Inspector General, 5 police officers including the coordinator of the unrecognized union, Yanick Joseph, were dismissed by the General Directorate of the Police according to Radio Metropole.  Prime Minister Jean Michel Lapin, stated that an investigation was carried out following the attack of a group of police officers against the General Inspectorate on Feb. 7. Continue reading

Science community in Haiti receives funds for research from national bank

The Banque de la République d’Haïti launched on Wednesday, Feb. 19, the BRH Fund for Research and Development.  The fund is intended to help support the Haitian scientific community by supporting research activities that address a crucial issue for the benefit of sustainable and inclusive development of the country reported Juno7.  Jean Baden Dubois, Governor of the Banque de la Republique d’Haïti stated in a speech during the launch, that the creation of this fund (FRD-BRH) was motivated by a weakness in scientific research and production. This weakness is linked, among other things, to a lack of coordinated efforts in terms of existing skills dedicated to promoting research. Continue reading

Sports

After Choosing Haiti, U.S born Daniella Etienne Flourishes on the pitch

Danielle Étienne didn’t expect it to happen this early but there she was walking on Juan Ramon Loubriel Stadium in Puerto Rico to make her senior team debut for Haiti as an 18 year old. It was a tough game to make a senior team debut, Les Grenadieres were playing a Caribbean Olympics qualifier versus Suriname last October.  

Since Étienne was only a teenager, of course, she was nervous, yet she was ready to prove that putting her name in the starting line up “wasn’t a mistake.” Continue reading

Inaki Williams: Athletic Club is above everything

The 25-year-old has been suggested as a potential solution to Barca’s striker shortage, but it seems he isn’t going anywhere for now.

Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams has distanced himself from suggestions he could be a contender in Barcelona’s hunt for a new frontman, saying “Athletic is above everything for me.” Continue reading

Hansi Flick has attracted interest from other clubs

A number of clubs are said to have inquired about Bayern München coach Hansi Flick whose future at Allianz Arena remains unclear.

Bayern München coach Hansi Flick has sparked the interest of several clubs that would be happy to appoint him in the summer, according to Sport Bild.

Flick has impressed after he took over the job as Bayern coach from Niko Kovac in November, but it’s still unclear if he will stay in charge beyond the summer. Continue reading

Koulibaly To Miss Barcelona?

Kalidou Koulibaly is still not training regularly with Napoli, so it’s feared he will miss both games with Brescia and Barcelona.

The Senegal international has been struggling since a serious thigh strain on December 15, only returning for one appearance against Lecce on February 9.

He looked very rusty and was left out of the squad for the trip to Cagliari, as coach Gennaro Gattuso confirmed the defender still felt pain in his thigh. Continue reading

Ampadu impresses as RB Leipzig handle Spurs with ease

Ethan Ampadu may not be as easily recognizable these days as when he had his glorious hair, but the Chelsea loanee put in a recognizably cool, calm, and composed performance at the heart of RB Leipzig’s defense as they kept a clean sheet and dominated proceedings at Tottenham Hotspur stadium on Wednesday night. 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. 20, 2020

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