Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – Mar. 10

Haiti

World Bank to provide $56 million to improve infrastructure in Cap-Haitien

An urban development project in Cap-Haitien will soon receive $ 56 million in funding from the World Bank. This amount from the International Development Association (IDA) was approved on March 6 by the Board of Directors of the World Bank.

The amount will allow the improvement of urban infrastructure and public spaces to make the city of Cap-Haitien more livable and resilient.

“Cap-Haitien, the second largest shopping center in the country, has the potential to become a growth pole in the North but faces significant challenges that hinder its development and reduce the quality of life of its citizens,” said Anabela Abreu, Country Director of the World Bank in Haiti, in a press release. Continue reading

Moïse wants Parliament to comprise of 30% women

President Jovenel Moïse announced a new provision to increase the number of women parliamentarians in the 51st legislature.

“It recommends positive discrimination in order to respect the 30℅ quota of women in decision-making positions. It is a constitutional provision and I am formulating a strategy to comply with this provision,” he said during a special ceremony on World Women’s Day on March 8.

The head of state complained that only three deputies and a senator had sat in the 50th legislature. He intends to impose his reform in the next electoral decree. Moïse says his reform will ban male candidacy in around 30 electoral districts. With regard to senators, Moïse did not specify the strategy he intends to adopt. He ensures that his reform will allow the election of eight senators. Continue reading

Cold shower for Haitian migrants

Immigrants are at the center of a great political battle between the Trump administration and the Democratic opposition, says immigration specialist Fritz Gérald Resignac. It alerts Haitian migrants to the great demands that severely limit access to immigration.

The financial requirements, particularly in the forms for granting residence to a parent, are such that it is practically impossible to meet them, admits the specialist who deplores the lack of access to information for applicants for immigration.

The battle between Republicans and Democrats led to the creation of a dozen sanctuary cities. In these cities, including New York where a large Haitian community resides, local authorities refuse to collaborate with the federal government. Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers are forced to apprehend illegal immigrants and undocumented migrants on the streets. The Palladium program aims to arrest a maximum of immigrants until December 31, 2020. Continue reading

Eric Laguerre (Tom Malè) dies of malaise

Eric Laguerre (Tom Malè), an actor as well as a very popular voice at Radio Television Caraïbes passed away on March 8 at Hopeful Hospital. According to his collaborators, Malè, who was born on October 16, 1956, died of discomfort while returning from a party.

The actor who often played the role of “Manmi prela,” a strong lady with a trembling voice who delivers punchlines on political practices in the country. Emmanuel Jean François, his collaborator on the program Matin Caraïbes, confirmed that Laguerre was at a party organized by the football team Victory AC from Bas-peu-de-chose. He hadn’t been drinking during the evening, but around 11:00 p.m. he felt unwell. Urgently transported to the Espoir hospital located in Delmas 75, Laguerre passed away shortly after midnight. Continue reading

Farah Larrieux, the courage to live in the USA for 15 years without papers

In 2002, Marie Farah Valérie Larrieux landed as a presenter at one of the largest television channels of the time in Haiti, Telemax (ch.5). She was 23 years old, so young, bright, and breathed the sharp odors of her twenties. She promoted Haitian culture on TV, especially the authentic Compas Direct style; interpreted roles in the films Cicatrices and Protège-moi (by Jean-Gardy Bien-Aimé). Few say it was okay for her.

Later, with her friend Pierre-Michel Théodat, head of public relations for Djakout Mizik who has since turned into Djakout # 1, the two set up Thélar Advertising, recognized today under the label Thélar Management Group, an agency specializing in the promotion of creative and cultural industries. Continue reading

Sports

Atletico Madrid’s formula for Anfield

There have been epic backs-to-the-wall performances from Atletico Madrid in European competition in the past and they’ll need another one this season if they are to eliminate Liverpool and move on in the Champions League.

Simeone has more options now than he did for the first leg as players are returning from injury and he has Joao Felix, who is back, who is healthy and who is in his best form of the season. Continue reading

Arteta has plan to unlock potential in £72m Pepe

The Gunners boss is preparing to focus more attention on the Ivorian, having helped the likes of Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane to shine in the past

Mikel Arteta has helped to unlock potential in the likes of Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane in the past and has a plan up his sleeve when it comes to Arsenal’s £72 million ($95m) record signing Nicolas Pepe.

Little value has been found so far in a big-money deal completed by the Gunners in the summer of 2019. Continue reading

Serie A Suspended Until 3 April

All sport at all levels in Italy is to be suspended until at least 3 April because of coronavirus, the country’s Olympic committee has announced.

This includes football matches in Serie A but strangely does not cover Italian clubs or national teams participating in international competitions.

“This situation has no precedent in history,” a CONI statement said. Continue reading

PSG’s Thomas Meunier Knocks Back Inter Contract Offer

Inter have already had a contract offer knocked back by Thomas Meunier’s representatives according to a report from German broadcaster Sport1.

The Nerazurri are vying for the signature of the Belgian international, who is currently on the books of Paris Saint Germain, alongside Borussia Dortmund but will have to make a new and improved offer if they want to try and land him. Continue reading

Bayern to buy Perisic?

Bayern Munich are reportedly contemplating signing on-loan Inter winger Ivan Perisic permanently at the end of the season, according to a report in Germany.

Perisic joined the Bavarians on a season-long loan after the winger failed to adapt to coach Antonio Conte’s 3-5-2 system during pre-season games.Continue reading

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Mar. 10, 2020

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