A hot weekend: carnage, kidnapping, fire and stampede of the PNH armored vehicles

At least 18 people were killed in various violent incidents in Port-au-Prince and in the provinces over the weekend. 

Four men were shot dead on Rue des Miracles on February 29. The act is attributed by witnesses to members of a gang called “Krache Dife.” 

“I have no details. I do not know if these two corpses are linked to the homicides perpetrated on the rue des Miracles,” said Port-au-Prince government Jacques Lafontant on Saturday evening when asked about the incident. Continue reading

Complaint to be filed against New Army High Staff l

Michel André, lawyer for Rosette Etienne, the mother of a 15-year-old adolescent who was shot dead on February 23rd at the Champ de Mars during a movement of police protests demanding better working conditions, announced he will file a complaint on March 2nd against the High Staff of the new army of President Jovenel Moïse.

“Wilson Flambert, a 15-year-old boy, was hit in the neck by a military projectile while helping to mobilize the police at the Champ de Mars. By Monday, we will bring this matter to justice against members of the High Military Staff,” said André. Continue reading

The heart of Ghetto Biennale and the studio of artist Guyodo caught on fire

Approximately 2,000 works by the artist Guyodo were affected by a fire that spread to the Grand-Rue at dawn on March 1st.

“It was around 2 a.m. when the fire broke out. I do not know at the moment the origin of the fire but I do not believe that it was caused with the intention of harming me,” he says, believing that he has lost most of his collection.

It is a colossal loss for contemporary art since some of these pieces that were destroyed are known outside of Haiti. “There are those that were exhibited at the Grand Palais between 2014 and 2015 as part of the exhibition ‘Haiti, two centuries of artistic creation,’“ laments Guyodo. Continue reading

Haiti engulfs Barbados to advance to the Word U-20 quarterfinals

The young Grenadières out goaled Barbados 12-0 on Sunday in the knockout stages of the qualifiers for the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup that will be held in Costa Rica and Panama.

Haiti was leading 7-0 by halftime. Melchie Daelle Dumornay is the top scorer in the competition with 10 goals, including the four she scored in the 24th, 25th, 33rd and 52nd minute of the match. Valentina Ornis scored in the 15th minute followed by two more in the 38th and 67th minute. The other goals were scored by Ruthny Mathurin (49th), Esthericove Joseph (2nd), Dayana Pierre-Louis (15th), Mirlène Dorcé (82nd) ​​and Flero Dina Surpris (88th). Continue reading

Preparatory measures to be adopted by Haitian Officials in lieu of Coronavirus

Dr. Chantal Sauveur Junior DATUS, an obstetrician, gynecologist and lawyer and director of Maternity Isaïe Jeanty discusses the six ways Haitians can take measures to protect themselves from the Coronavirus in an editorial for Loop Haiti. 

1. List rehabilitate and preposition the UTC (Cholera Treatment Unit) and CTC (Cholera Treatment Centers) in order to transform them into a reception center for people suspected and even infected with the new coronavirus, although separately. 

2. Train people that are already in the health field (laboratory technicians, nurses, auxiliaries, doctors, pharmacists, health officers, epidemiological surveillance officers, etc.) for this purpose. Continue reading

Chevelin Pierre, the illustrator who brings the Haitian imagination to life

From Tezin to Bizango, via images from children’s books and pretty drawings on social networks, Chevelin Pierre has evoked the Haitian phantasmagorical imagination for more than two decades. 

It all started when a young schoolboy won a drawing competition launched by the publishing house Henry Deschamps in 1992 and 1993 for his annual calendar. The themes for the two years were, respectively, Restavèk (stay with) and Life Indian on Î of Haiti. Pierre won the 1992 edition with his drawings titled: “Bourik travay, chwal gariyonnen.” Continue reading


Helen Megher La Lime Special Representative of the UN and Head of BINUH, Hayti

We took note of your condemnation of violence in the latest events in Haiti and would like to make the following comments : 

Coming of major protests against the government just a few months ago, the Haitian people did not want those carnivals. They are still  mourning the death of 20 children in an orphanage two weeks ago. They are forced into home confinement due to the macabre scenes of the insecurity in the streets (gangs, kidnappings, etc. They are upset that the irresponsible government has allocated millions of dollars for a carnival at a time when the economy has crumbled and the misery index is at an all time high in the country. They are aware that their country, while under UN watch, has skewed dangerously toward the path of dictatorship. They are aware that those carnivals are tactics of diversion concocted by the enemies of the Nation to distract them from claiming their fundamental rights to the primary needs of life (food, shelters, health, education, etc.).  Continue reading


Gianluigi Buffon has not decided whether he wants to keep playing beyond the end of this season.

The goalkeeper turned 42 this year and while he still makes semi-regular appearances for Juventus, there are questions over whether he will keep playing after the season ends.

There had been suggestions in December that he wanted to stay in Turin and keep working hard, with the intention of extending his current deal, which expires in the summer. Continue reading

Haaland offers hope to Man Utd & Real Madrid with Ibrahimovic admission

The Norwegian striker joined Borussia Dortmund in the winter transfer window, but has suggested that he wants to experience other countries

Erling Haaland has offered hope to Manchester United and Real Madrid by hinting that he would like to emulate Zlatan Ibrahimovic by experiencing life in many different countries.

The exciting teenage frontman has already spent time in his native Norway with Molde and Austria with Red Bull Salzburg.
He is now starring for German giants Borussia Dortmund, having completed a switch to the Bundesliga during the January transfer window
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Aulas doesn’t exclude Juve-Lyon on ‘neutral ground

Olympique Lyonnais President Jean-Michel Aulas will not exclude the option of playing on a “neutral ground” in the return leg against Juventus.

The coronavirus outbreak has caused a stir in the Italian League, but it could also affect the Champions League, as the Old Lady are preparing to host Lyon for their return leg of the last 16 in the competition.
The patron of the Ligue 1 club has accepted that it could be a solution to play in a neutral stadium. Continue reading

Pep Guardiola declared ‘best ever manager

Pep Guardiola and Manchester United great Sir Alex Ferguson have been compared after Manchester City’s win over Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup final.

Jamie Redknapp believes that Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola can be regarded as the best manager ever above Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson. Continue reading

Quique Setien expects more turns in title race after El Clasico defeat.

The coach thinks more points will be dropped

Barcelona boss Quique Setien predicted more turns in the title race in Spain after seeing his team beaten 2-0 by Real Madrid on Sunday.

Victory for Los Blancos saw them leapfrog Barca and move top of the table with just 12 games left to play. Continue reading

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