Haiti, Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

PM and university officials meet under cloud of student protests, fatal shooting

Haiti’s Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe met with university officials in Port-au-Prince. Photo credit: Juno7

Haiti’s Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe met with Fritz Deshommes, the head of the University of Haiti (UEH), and Normal Superior School (ENS) officials on Tuesday at The Bicentenaire in Port-au-Prince.

Students from both institutions have been protesting against the country’s rampant insecurity and many of their marches have led to clashes between them and the police. Gregory Saint-Hilaire, an ENS student, was shot on campus Oct 2. Witnesses said a National Palace security guard was the shooter.

However, it appears neither the protests nor Saint-Hilaire’s killing were discussed.

On social media, Jouthe said they discussed student internships, building the next UEH campus, cafeterias in different faculties, and finding a temporary location for ‘ENS while its new campus is being built. Source

Onz Chery

Onz Chery

A City College of New York graduate, Onz Chery covers politics, health, crime and other topics for The Haitian Times. He previously wrote for Elite Sports New York and the Cosmopolitan Soccer League. Chery can be contacted by email at [email protected] or on twitter @onz_11.
Onz Chery
Oct. 28, 2020

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