Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – Feb. 24

Haiti

No revelers to be found on Champ de Mars

According to Le Nouvelliste, dozens of protesters took to Champ de Mars to demonstrate against the organization of the national carnival, which is to take place on Feb. 23, 24 and 25.  Avenue de la Liberté, rue Saint-Honoré, avenue Magloire Ambroise, have all been affected and are in disarray. The Champ de Mars, reserved for this year’s national carnival’s festivities, isn’t ready to welcome the most popular festival in the country. Continue reading

Police officer shot and injured on Champ de Mars as tensions rise

Tensions came to boiling point on Champ de Mars after some plainclothes police took part in a march and shot in the air once they arrived in the downtown area, reported Juno7.  Military soldiers reacted by firing warning shots. The situation escalated between both plainclothes police officers claiming to be from the national police union and other uniformed police and Haitian Armed Forces.  A police officer part of a specialized unit was shot and injured during the clash. Continue reading

Terminated police officers have right to appeal

A number of police officers have taken to blocking streets, erecting barricades of burning tires, and setting vehicles on fire in protest, demanding better working conditions and their right to organize a union.

The chief inspector general of the Police National d’Haiti, Hervé Julien, said he was saddened by this situation. After 24 years of career in the national police, he said he cannot fathom the situation the national police finds itself in according to Le Nouvelliste. Continue reading

Haiti police and army square off in gun battle on first day of Carnival

On the first day of Haiti’s pre-Lenten Carnival celebration, the country’s two armed forces squared off Sunday, with off-duty members of the Haiti National Police and their supporters exchanging gunfire for more than two hours with members of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse’s reconstituted army just steps away from the presidential palace in Port-au-Prince.

The gun battle between cops — some of them in uniform and others hooded and dressed in civilian clothing fighting alongside civilian protesters — and members of the newly revived Armed Forces of Haiti took place shortly after 1 p.m. on the Champ de Mars, the staging ground for Carnival festivities. Continue reading

UN calls for end to stalemate in Haiti

Leaders in Haiti must step up and end the political impasse between President Jovenel Mose and a surging opposition movement that has paralyzed the island nation since July 2018, the top UN official there said on Thursday in a briefing to the UN Security Council in New York.

UN Special Representative Helen La Lime updated ambassadors on latest developments in the prolonged divide which has left Haiti without a functioning government, deflated the economy, and fueled insecurity. Continue reading

Arts & Culture

Haitian Painter Richard Barbot Paints Like a Jazz Musician

Richard Barbot was born in Haiti and has lived in Montreal since his childhood. He has displayed his work since 1984, including his first solo exhibit a year later. Recently, Barbot held an exhibit at the Manhattan headquarters of SEIU 1199 union. Barbot says that the human figure often represents the central element of his paining. “As I paint various characters, I try to create a visual atmosphere through which I can express my thoughts, my emotions or my social commitment. Barbot sat down with the Haitian Times for an interview.  Continue reading

South Florida

Digicel and Madame Gougousse Haiti Cup Strengthen Partnership

Digicel, the total communication and entertainment provider for the Caribbean, Central America, and the Asia Pacific, will be present in the 2020 Madame Gougousse Haiti Cup to be held from March 1 to May 17 in the North Miami Stadium.

This is the event’s 20th anniversary, and, as in previous years, Digicel continues being the presenting sponsor. Continue reading

Sports

La liga team of the week after week 25

Lionel Messi scored four times in a single game for the first time in almost three years as Barcelona romped to a 5-0 win over Eibar and reclaimed their place atop La Liga in Week 25.

Koke enjoyed a dazzling display in Atletico Madrid’s dominant 3-1 win over Villarreal, as he scored and assisted to help drive his side up to third in the standings. Continue reading

Alexander Isak not interested in Dortmund return

Real Sociedad striker Alexander Isak has made it clear that he has no intentions of returning to Borussia Dortmund.

Dortmund sold Isak to Real Sociedad in 2019, but hold an option to re-sign him for a reported fee of €30 million. Continue reading

Chelsea vs Bayern Munich: where are the 2012 Champions League winners now?

We all know where Frank Lampard ended up but what happened to some of the other heroes from that night at the Allianz Arena?

Petr Cech

The goalkeeper was appointed Chelsea’s technical and performance advisor after retiring at the end of last season. He spent four seasons at Arsenal, for whom he signed in the summer of 2015 in a deal worth £10million, before returning to Stamford Bridge. Cech is also occasionally turning out on the hockey rink for Guildford Phoenix. Continue reading

PSG Ultras unveiled a scathing banner directed at several star players.

The loss to Borussia Dortmund is still on the minds of the Paris Saint-Germain Ultras and on Sunday night, they unveiled a scathing banner directed at several star players.

The banner held up by the Auteuil Ultras at the start of PSG’s match against Girondins de Bordeaux reads as follows. Continue reading

Batistuta makes fun of Ronaldo after record

Cristiano Ronaldo scored yet another goal for Juventus yesterday against Spal, getting on the scoresheet for the 11th consecutive match with which he equalled the record reached by forme Roma and Fiorentina striker Gabriel Batistuta as well as Fabio Quagliarella. Continue reading

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Feb. 24, 2020

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