The University of the People will offer a scholarship dedicated to Haitian women, the school announced on International Women’s Day.

“The generous scholarship from Intel will support women from Haiti studying towards their associate degree with University of the People,” the university writes in a note. “Filled with hope and big plans for the future of their country, these students have untapped potential that can only be realized with Intel’s support.”

University of the People is located in California. It’s the first accredited American non-profit, tuition-free, online university. Haitian women can apply for the scholarship here. Source

First Lady receives award on Women’s Day

President Jovenel Moïse kissing his wife Martine Moïse as she holds an award she received on Mar. 8, 2020.

The Minister of Women’s Affairs and Rights presented an award to First Lady Martine Moïse on International Women’s Day on Monday at Hôtel Montana in Port-au-Prince.

“My fight for gender equity and respect for the rights of Haitian women has only just begun,” Moïse said.

President Jovenel Moïse, Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe, representatives of national and international human rights organizations and members of the diplomatic corps were also at the event. Source

Police make arrests to stop Fantom from performing at gang party

Rapper Daniel Darinus better known as Fantom posing for a picture.

After hearing that rapper Daniel “Fantom” Darinus was scheduled to perform at a birthday bash for reported gang leaders, police went near his house on Nicolas Street in Port-au-Prince and made several arrests on Tuesday.

Darinus wasn’t among those arrested but said he was at the scene and a police officer ripped his shirt.

“It doesn’t bother me, I have another Gucci shirt on me,” said Darinus on Radio Television Caraibes’ Facebook Live. “If the police don’t want me to go perform then I can’t go perform but it’s my right to please people in the ghettos.”

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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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