Champ de Mars park in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, via

No Christmas decorations at famous PaP park again

Champ de Mars park in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, via

Champ de Mars, a well-known park in Port-au-Prince, was not decorated for Christmas, yet again this year.

On the contrary, dust fills the streets near the park and Cine Triomphe movie theater.

Instead of being a venue of festivities, the park has turned into a kidnappers’ go-to spot to pick up their ransom and to release residents taken hostage. 

A young entrepreneur, Byanka Gauthier was set free there Sunday. Source

Moïse calls himself “Mr. Electricity” after two gas turbines arrives

Jovenel Moïse giving a speech in Carrefour, Port-au-Prince on Dec. 18, 2020. Jovenel Moïse Twitter Images

After two gas turbines of 60 megawatts arrived in Carrefour, Port-au-Prince, Wednesday, a delighted President Jovenel Moïse gave himself a new nickname in a speech in Carrefour Friday.

“I remember in the month of May, June there was a blackout in Port-au-Prince, they changed my name, they didn’t call me Jovenel anymore they called me Mr. Blackout,” Moïse said. “I’m Mr. Electricity today.”

Moïse also reminded residents that he’s the only president in Haiti and that he and his entourage will combat people who try to destabilize the government. The two gas turbines are part of Moïse’s plan to provide electricity 24/7– a promise he made since 2017. 

Haiti launches sanitation department for Port-au-Prince metro area

Street cleaners in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 2015, via

Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe announced the creation of sanitation works on Monday.  

“We have made arrangements to initiate clean-up work in the metropolitan area of ​​Port-au-Prince. Economically, we will create temporary jobs for many families,” Jouthe said. 

Port-au-Prince was the world’s 15th most dirtiest city in 2019, according to The Travel. Source

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Onz Chery is a Haiti correspondent for The Haitian Times. Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and Elite Sports New York before joining The Haitian Times in 2019.

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