Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – Feb. 28

Haiti

CARICOM planning fact-finding mission in Haiti

Roosevelt Skerrit, Dominica Prime Minister,stated that CARICOM must step in and  intervene to assist Haiti in this complex situation reported The Washington Repoter.  “We recognize that Haiti is part of the Community and we have a responsibility and a duty and obligation to assist a Member State in unraveling its challenges and to work with [it] towards lasting solutions,” Skerrit stated. Continue reading

Public Prosecutor’s Office issues warrants

According to Radio Metropole, the Port-au-Prince prosecutor’s office has issued warrants against several businessmen, including Jean Marie Vorbe for conspiracy against the security of the state.

Guerdy Blaise, SOGENER defense attorney, specified that these warrant have nothing to do with the case against the electricity production company. Continue reading

Haiti’s Police Chief Promises to Restore order

Recently, police officers have taken part in violent protests to demand the right to form a union, and according to Radio Metropole, police authorities are now working towards restoring order within the Police National d’Haiti.  Rameau Normil, Chief of Police, earlier this week called for calm ensuring that the police officers’ problems were his own. “The officers demands are legitimate and I told the authorities about these problems,” said Normil. Continue reading

Arts & Culture

Edwidge Danticat to be inducted in the American Academy of Arts and Letters

On Wednesday, the American Academy of Arts and Letters announced on Wednesday, Feb. 26, it 13 new inductees, which includes famed Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat.  Danticate was recognized for her works including her memoir “Brother, I’m Dying” said she wished her parents were alive to see her — an immigrant and child of immigrants — voted into the academy according to WRAL.com.  The formal induction to be held on May 20, 2020. Continue reading

Haitians In America

François Is Eager To Pounce With Reno

Haitian international Christiano ‘Cheetah’ François’s career started on the highest note possible, he was his country’s Young Player of the Year at just 16 in 2009. Although his talent never stopped sparkling from his feet, things didn’t follow through as expected. 

The midfielder bounced between eight teams across three different countries in the past six years—two of these teams ceased operations, Ottawa Fury F.C. and Rochester Rhinos. Continue reading

Sports

Osimhen: Barcelona and Real Madrid target could leave Lille next year

The Super Eagles forward has been attracting interest from top European clubs following his impressive debut campaign in France

Lille president Gerard Lopez has revealed that Victor Osimhen will be at the club for the 2020-21 season amid reported interest from La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona. Continue reading

Sergio Ramos Says His ‘Head and Heart Already on El Clasico

Sergio Ramos is already moving on from being sent off during Real Madrid’s 2-1 defeat at home to Manchester City in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League last 16 on Wednesday.

Ramos was dismissed four minutes from time after tripping City striker Gabriel Jesus on the edge of the box. It marked the fourth time the centre-back has been shown a red card while participating in Europe’s premier club competition. Continue reading

The Europa League last 16 draw: Inter, Wolves and Manchester United are the threats

Only 17 teams remain on the road to Gdansk and two of those, Sevilla and Getafe, will be flying the Spanish flag in the Europa League’s next round

One of those 17, though, won’t be in the competition for much longer as RB Salzburg and Eintracht Frankfurt will play their delayed second leg of the last 32 at 18:00 CET on Friday. Continue reading

Inter beats Ludogorets 2-1 in eerily empty stadium

The voices of the players and both coaches could clearly be heard at an empty San Siro as Inter Milan beat Ludogorets 2-1 on Thursday to advance into the last 16 of the Europa League.

Cristiano Biraghi and Romelu Lukaku scored for Inter after Cauly had given Ludogorets a surprise lead. Inter progressed 4-1 on aggregate. Continue reading

Olympiacos Stun Arsenal in Extra Time, Advance to Europa League Round of 16

A last-gasp goal by Olympiacos shocked Arsenal 2-1 on Thursday in the second leg of the UEFA Europa League last-32 stage, earning the Greek side a 2-2 aggregate victory on away goals after extra time at the Emirates Stadium.

The home crowd were stunned when Pape Abou Cisse gave the Greek side a 53rd-minute lead from Mathieu Valbuena’s corner.

Arsenal were short of ideas, and neither team could find the goal that would see them advance, triggering extra time. 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. 28, 2020

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