Jovenel Moïse chose Joseph Jouthe alone officials say

After a month of negotiations, President Jovenel Moïse appointed a new Prime Minister Monday that will replace outgoing Prime Minister Jean Michel Lapin. The president of the Haitian Patriotic Initiative Committee, which organized the talks, Professor Jean Robert Charles, has resigned. Liné Balthazar, president of PHTK, and Evans Paul, two people close to Moïse are claiming that choosing Jouthe was made outside the negotiations.

“The president has made a choice, the president has made his choice,” said Paul. If the former Prime Minister recognizes that this choice was made outside the negotiations, he declares, however, that “it is necessary to wonder if the negotiations were ever going to succeed. It must be admitted that there was not really a desire to find an agreement; maybe on both sides, everyone was playing for time.” Continue reading

Clarens Renois Back at Métropole

Political leader Clarens Renois, is back at Radio Métropole. A former news director, Renois said he was happy to rediscover his passion. Listeners were surprised this morning to hear Clarens once again present the headlines. It is a scenic return that highlights the 50 years Radio Métropole has been on the air.

Twenty years ago, Renois was at the head of a great team in the newsroom which included the current news director Wendell Théodore.

“By participating in the news, you please listeners to Métropole,” said Théodore. “First I make myself happy.” explaining that journalism remains his passion. Continue reading

Former prisoners return to Haitian society through theater

The play Gouyad Senpyè will be held at the French Institute in Haiti on March 3 and 4, in Jérémie as part of the Teyat Toupatou program offered by the Association Quatre Chemins. The play will be the first time that it will be performed since November 2017.

Written by author-feminist Darline Gilles and directed by actress Anyès Noel, Gouyad Senpyè traces the adventures of these women in the Haitian prison environment.

“Like other inmates, I told my story to the writer Darline Gilles,” Dieula Pierre, one of the actresses tells Loop Haiti. “After a while, I got a call to play a role in Gouyad Senpyè. I knew the theater well before, but with Anyès Noel, I learned that it was different. I feel like at school, I memorize the texts, I recite them. It’s been three years, and I can say it’s a good experience.” Continue reading

Call for international mobilization of $253 million to assist Haiti Humanitarian Crisis

The Haitian government and the international humanitarian community launched an appeal for the mobilization of $253 million dollars for emergency humanitarian assistance in Haiti on March 2nd.

These funds are expected to meet the humanitarian needs of 2.1 million people through the revised version of the 2019-2020 Humanitarian Response Plan. 4.2 million Haitians are likely to suffer from food insecurity in 2020 according to the United Nations Coordination Office for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

The campaign was initially launched in the country in the context of a serious political, economic and social crisis and has been updated to respond to a significant increase in the number of vulnerable people and their needs. Continue reading

Haiti has 200 beds available for possible cases linked to Coronavirus

200 isolation beds are already available in public and private hospitals across the ten geographic departments in Haiti in order to take care of possible cases, linked to the Coronavirus according to the resigning holder of the Ministry of Public Health and Population (Mspp), Dr. Marie Gréta Roy Clément in a press conference on March 2nd.

Clément was careful not to disclose the names of the hospitals “for security reasons,” she said.

Health officers, community health workers and mobile rapid intervention teams (Emira) will be mobilized in public markets and the various crowded areas. Continue reading


Barcelona are still looking for the real De Jong

What Sunday’s Clasico showed is that Barcelona need more players than Lionel Messi to turn up.

One of those players is Frenkie de Jong, who cost the Catalan club 75 million euros plus another 11m euros in add-ons last summer.
Due to this high price tag and his performances for Ajax in last season’s Champions League, expectations were high upon the Dutchman’s arrival. Continue reading

Neymar ‘Has Found His Rhythm’ and ‘Is Calmer Now

Neymar is “really ready” and “has found his rhythm” after a difficult period with Paris Saint-Germain, according to manager Thomas Tuchel.

The Brazilian superstar endured a tough February. He sat out four matches with a rib injury and then complained after returning for PSG’s 2-1 loss to Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League that he had been rested in the build-up to the last-16 first leg despite being ready to play. Continue reading

10 Relegation-Threatened Premier League Players Who Could Play for Top Clubs

Just because a club is struggling for Premier League survival doesn’t mean it lacks prize footballing assets.

In fact, several teams stuck in the mire have players who could easily play a part for the very best in the division—some from a starting role, others perhaps in a more rotational one.

Here, we’ve built a list of 10 such individuals. Continue reading

Lega Serie A Meeting With Serie A Clubs May Not Take Place

The meeting between the 20 Serie A clubs scheduled for today in Rome to discuss a new look schedule incorporating the recently postponed matches might not take place at all according to a report in today’s print edition of Gazzetta dello Sport.

In the past two weeks a total of nine Serie A matches have been postponed meaning there is some catching up to do but it has been far from easy finding a solution, particularly because of the busy schedules some clubs have. Continue reading

Here’s hoping the run continues!

Since their defeat on 11 April 2015, Borussia Dortmund have won each of their subsequent 10 league or cup meetings with Borussia Mönchengladbach. It is their longest such winning run against any club. Here’s an overview of the top match on Saturday.

Match facts

Borussia Dortmund have won each of their past nine Bundesliga matches against Gladbach, scoring 26 goals – an average of almost three per game.Continue reading

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