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Senate postpones dialogue meant to prevent chaos on Feb. 7

Haiti’s senate President Joseph Lambert.

The “Big National Dialogue” intended to prevent violence on Feb. 7 has been postponed, Joseph Lambert, the president of Haiti’s senate, announced Tuesday on Facebook Live

“Tension was rising, key figures were unavailable, which led me to make this wise decision,” Lambert said.

He didn’t give a date for when the dialogue will be rescheduled. The dialogue was initially set for Wednesday and Thursday this week.

Haitian soccer federation to host first game since coronavirus shutdown

Haiti’s soccer federation will field a team for the first time in one year, with the men’s under-23 side hosting one of Mexico’s amateur teams for a friendly game on Mar. 6 at Sylvio Cator Stadium in Port-au-Prince.

The last time a Haitian team played was on Mar. 6, 2020 when the women’s U-20 team lost to Mexico in penalties after a 1-1 draw in the CONCACAF Championship. The novel coronavirus pandemic is one of the reasons why Haiti hasn’t been in action for one year.

Protesters clash with police in Port-au-Prince again

A protester standing next to the smoke of a tear gas with a rock in his hand. Photo credit: Tcharly Coutin

Police officers shot tear gas into a group of people burning tires at Champ-de-Mars, Port-au-Prince, on Tuesday. The protesters responded by throwing rocks and glass bottles toward the police officers.

No deaths or serious injuries were reported, but photos show some residents washing out their eyes in agony.

For weeks, residents have been protesting nearly every day, demanding that President Jovenel Moïse leave office on Feb. 7 and denouncing the kidnapping crisis. 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
Feb. 03, 2021

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