A group of young rappers called G-Sh*t poses for pictures at the statue of Jean Jacques Desalines in Champ-de-Mars, Port-au-Prince, Haiti on November 17, 2022. Photo by Marvens Compère for The Haitian Times
A group of young rappers called G-Sh*t poses for pictures at the statue of Jean Jacques Desalines in Champ-de-Mars, Port-au-Prince, Haiti on November 17, 2022. Photo by Marvens Compère for The Haitian Times

PORT-AU-PRINCE — Haiti’s prime minister Ariel Henry Monday installed a High Council of Transition (HCT), one day before what was once an auspicious date in Haitian politics and the country’s fight for liberation: February 7.

Henry’s move comes as a step in a new ‘accord’  — the fifth that the country has seen in the year and seven months since the assassination of  Haiti’s last elected president, Jovenel Moïse. With it comes further lament from observers and citizens that factions yet again failed to move Haiti conclusively beyond a political stalemate.

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I am Juhakenson Blaise, a journalist based in the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. I cover the news that develops in this city and deals with other subjects related to the experience of Haitians for the Haitian Times newspaper. I am also a lover of poetry.