Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – Mar. 03

Haiti

Joseph Jouthe appointed Prime Minister by President Jovenel Moïse

President Jovenel Moïse announced his appointment for the new Prime Minister early Monday on Twitter.

“Following consultations I have undertaken with different sectors of the country, I have chosen citizen Joseph Jouthe as the new Prime Minister. The latter is called to form, as soon as possible, a government of openness and consensus, capable of responding to the emergencies of the day,” he tweeted.

In a second tweet following his announcement, Moïse said: “I want to thank former Prime Minister Jean Michel Lapin and his government for the services rendered to the nation. I especially want to congratulate Mr. Lapin for his commitment, his loyalty, his patriotism and his spirit of sacrifice after a year spent at the Prime Minister’s Office. Continue reading

Moïse recommends a national front against the Coronavirus

President Jovenel Moïse called for the mobilization of all sectors of national life to fight against the coronavirus epidemic Monday. The tasks force must be open and include socio-professionals and representatives of civil society, said Moïse to ministers involved in managing the epidemic.

Haiti has no confirmed cases but authorities say special measures have been adopted to protect against the virus that’s already present in the Dominican Republic with one confirmed case. Special provisions will allow to “assess the state of health tourists.” Labadee, located in the North of the country receives more than 800,000 tourists a year. Continue reading

A giant mural immortalizes Kobe Bryant in Port-au-Prince

Kobe Bryant continues to fuel the inspiration of graffiti artists around the world a month after his death. A new mural on the remains of the Haitian middle class in Haut Turgeau by the artist Assaf illustrates the impact of Black Mamba in a country where thousands of people have rubbed shoulders with him on TV for two decades.

In the middle of the afternoon, a man in his thirties, dark complexion, crosses Ave John Paul II in the eastern sector of Port-au-Prince with beading sweat on his face. He stops in front of a masterful fresco that’s three meters high and six meters wide in yellow at the base in stencil font. Continue reading

Toussaint Louverture film awarded in Germany

The versatile group The living and the Dead Ensemble received an honorable mention for the feature film “Ouvertures’ on February 28 by the International Federation of the Cinematographic Press (Fipresci), a world renowned association of film critics.

Commonly referred to Berlinale, the International Film Festival Berlin ended on March 1st. Haitia filmmakers were there, and did not leave empty-handed.

“Ouvertures,” directed by a group of Haitian and foreign performers and poets who randomly calls themselves: “The Living and the Dead Ensemble,” was awarded the “honorary mention” trophy by Fipresci. Continue reading

Immigration

Trump Changes To Green Card Process Increase Scrutiny Of Haitian Immigrants

Haitian immigrants trying to get their green cards and other kinds of visas will face increased scrutiny after Trump administration-led changes to the “public charge” rule went into effect on February 24. 

New York City officials, lawyers and advocates spent the week getting the message out about the changes, which will give immigration officials more leeway to deny visas for an increased number of criteria, including anyone they believe will use certain government resources — making them a so-called “charge” on the public. Continue reading

Sports

Lukaku: “I’m Very Happy At Inter

Romelu Lukaku has insisted that he is happy to be an Inter player as part of a question and answer session which he conducted via Instagram’s stories feature on Monday night.

The 26-year-old Belgian was asked a whole range of questions with many of the questions concerning Inter and his Inter teammates, who he was very complimentary of. Continue reading

Lyon v St Étienne: the French derby with lots of clowns but no laughs

Lyon threatened to sue their own supporters this week. After becoming increasingly frustrated by the leadership of coach Rudi Garcia and club president Jean-Michel Aulas, fans had started posting pictures on social media of both men in clown makeup. 

Lyon responded with a remarkable statement that said: “The club will now file legal complaints for all content, posted or shared on its social networks, which may constitute abuse, defamation, threat, harassment or incitement to hate or violence.”  Continue reading

Julian Nagelsmann’s men stumble in Bayern Munich chase

RB Leipzig stumbled in their pursuit of the Bundesliga title as they were held to a 1-1 home draw against Bayer Leverkusen.

With reigning champions Bayern having won 6-0 on Saturday to move four points clear at the top, Julian Nagelsmann’s men could only cut the gap by one a day later.

Leverkusen took a first-half lead when Leon Bailey converted emphatically at the end of an incisive counter-attack. Continue reading

X-ray of Barcelona’s Bernabeu downfall

Barcelona suffered a defeat which could cost them the LaLiga Santander title during Sunday’s Clasico at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.There are various factors that contributed to the visitors’ demise and which Quique Setien will have to try to correct before it’s too late. Continue reading

Paul Pogba set to return to Manchester United training this week

Multiple sources are claiming that Paul Pogba will be making a return to Manchester United training this week after being sidelined since Dec 26th after surgery on his ankle.

The dynamic midfielder originally injured his ankle in September attempted a comeback but then re-injured it enough to require surgery to repair the ankle. Continue reading

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Mar. 03, 2020

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