Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – Oct. 19

Haiti: Deputies Warns Jovenel Moise to Accelerate PetroCaribe Probe. Alfredo Antoine, Kenscoff’s deputy asks the Superior Court of Accounts and Administrative Disputes to speed up its investigative work, so the the report can be really available before January 2019. Alfredo Antoine took his decision after the mobilization day of October 17, 2018 to demand that...


Haitians In America

Haitians In America

Haitians in America: Marketing Maven Brings Skills to Haitian Organization

As principal and founder of Garraud Consulting, she focuses on providing marketing and strategy consultation services to organizations; and works with organizations to provide professional, business and personal development training and coaching that help clients achieve their business and/or professional goals. She spoke to Haitian Times on a wide range of issues including her professional life and her role as the lead conference chairperson of the National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals (NAAHP).



Haiti, Video

PetroCaribe Protests Continue In Haiti

On Oct. 17, thousands of Haitians took to the streets of the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince, to protest against the alleged misuse of Petrocaribe funds. The funds were a part of a Venezuelan-sponsored oil assistance program. An investigation by Haiti’s Senate found that at least 14 former government officials allegedly misused $3.8 billion under the administration...


South Florida

Facelift complete for Little Haiti Soccer Park

As kids ran up and down the newly renovated soccer field while playing soccer and catch with a football, wide smiles formed on their faces. Miami Parks and Recreation Director Kevin Kirwin was ready to show off the Little Haiti Soccer Park. Kirwin was unveiling a $1.8 million rehab of the city’s park, which has...


Arts & Culture

Danticat delivers keynote at Neustadt Literary Festival

2018 Neustadt International Prize for Literature laureate Edwidge Danticat thanked a variety of people Thursday night as she accepted her award in the Molly Shi Boren Ballroom on the OU campus: other authors, her husband and children, Neustadt jurors and World Literature Today staff. But her most profound gratitude was reserved for her parents. “I...


Profiles, Sports

3 Things to Know About Naomi Osaka

Haitian-Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has gained widespread attention and admiration in the Haitian community. On Saturday, 20-year-old Osaka defeated her childhood idol Serena Williams during the U.S. Open Women’s Final. Here are five things to know about the tennis star bringing pride to Haitians across the world. 



Health & Science

How Cost Accounting is Improving Healthcare in Rural Haiti

The cost of healthcare in rural Haiti was found to vary widely, even inside the same health organization. A pioneering cost accounting system co-developed by Robert Kaplan was called in to determine the cause. A few years ago, the Boston-based nonprofit health care organization Partners in Health (PIH) set out to quantify the cost of primary care for its...


Beauty & Style, Latest News

Haitian-American Designer Brings Black Culture to New York Fashion Week

From start to finish and from fashion to food, the Pyer Moss SS19 fashion show was a statement of Black culture. An all-black choir, dressed in white robes, sang spiritual hymns as adult and child models floated down in the runway in white pieces and afros like Black angels. “Be real Black for me,” sang the choir, urging a full, unapologetic and authentic representation of blackness.




Sean Penn’s Virtual Marathon to Aid Haiti Uses FitBit, MapMyFitness or Strava

Hurricane Michael’s torrential winds had barely subsided Oct. 11 when The Office star hosted The Long Run For Recovery, Sean Penn’s charity fundraiser, in Venice, California, to launch a unique virtual marathon initiative to support hurricane Michael and Florence and Haiti relief efforts. The Long Run for Haiti requires participants — a.k.a. digital runners — to synchronize their personal page to...




Warped Lens

An Ode To Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Haiti’s Liberator

In its 2008 carnival song Defile, the group RAM, paid homage to Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Haiti’s chief liberator. “We celebrate Dessalines’ death, but we don’t celebrate Dessalines’  life. He’s the one who gave us independence but we thanked him with an assassination plot at Pont Rouge,” Lunise Morse thundered melodiously. The ode extolled Dessalines, the father...


Ayiti Chic


“And I have been a constant example of how you can help those in need by working hard. You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'” Acts 20:35 There’s a saying that goes, “When someone has been given much, much will be required in return.”...


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