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Soccer final clash leaves at least 1 fan dead, others injured

Gameshot of Arcahaie F.C.’s match versus Violette A.C. on Jan. 6, 2021. Photo credit: Haiti-Tempo

At least one soccer fan was shot dead, in the head, and others were injured in a clash during Haiti’s national championship game Sunday. 

The ‘Championnat National’ final took place between Arcahaie Football Club and Violette Athletic Club at Park Saint Yves in Arcahaie, a commune in the Western Department. The score was 1-1 when the incident broke out, prompting police officers to throw tear gas to disperse fighting fans. 

No arrests had been announced. Source

Pop singer cut in chest during fight

Roody Roodboy before getting involved in a group fight at Backyard, a club in Les Cayes, on Jan. 10, 2021. Roody Roodboy Twitter Images

Pop singer Roody Dauphin, known as ‘Roody Roodboy,’ was cut in the chest during a fight between members of his team and other men at Backyard, a club in Les Cayes, a commune in the southern department.

Dauphin was transported to the hospital. 

“At the moment, the artist is still at the hospital until he gets better,” Dauphin’s team wrote in a statement Sunday. “We wish and ask the justice system and the police to do their jobs and prevent those wicked acts without reason from happening again.” Source

Moïse meets with Dominican president 

Haiti President Jovenel Moïse (left) standing next to Dominican Republic President Luis Abinader. Jovenel Moïse Twitter Images

President Jovenel Moïse met with Dominican Republic President Luis Abinader, Moïse said on Twitter Sunday. 

They talked about bilateral agenda security, health, trade, migration, energy, as well as the evolution of the political process in Haiti.

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
Jan. 11, 2021

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