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PetroCaribe Protests Continue In Haiti
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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…

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Haiti announces temporary ban on weapons
Haiti

Haiti announces temporary ban on weapons

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti  — Haiti has announced a temporary ban on carrying firearms throughout the French-speaking Caribbean Community (Caricom) country until Thursday as Haitians commemorate the 212thanniversary of the assassination of Emperor Jean-Jacques Dessalines on Wednesday. “All licenses to carry a firearm are considered, in this circumstance, to be a license to possess firearms…

Haiti Police Open Fire on Protesters
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Haiti Police Open Fire on Protesters

Hundreds of people protested on the streets of Haiti’s capital Wednesday, demanding an investigation into the alleged diversion of $3.8 billion (US dollars) of funds from a Venezuelan oil agreement with Haiti and other Caribbean countries.Police officers fired live ammunition at unarmed protesters.Protesters burned tires at makeshift barricades throughout Port-au-Prince as many called for President…

Haitians Take to the Streets Once More to Protest Alleged Misuse of Petrocaribe Funds
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Haitians Take to the Streets Once More to Protest Alleged Misuse of Petrocaribe Funds

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…

Haiti provides update on death toll from earthquake
Haiti

Haiti provides update on death toll from earthquake

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti ( CMC) — Haiti said 18 people have now been confirmed dead following the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that rocked the French-speaking Caribbean Community (Caricom) country on October 6. The Directorate of Civil Protection (DPC), in its latest revised statement, said that 580 people were injured up from the last figure of…

CARICOM ready to provide assistance to earthquake ravaged Haiti
Haiti

CARICOM ready to provide assistance to earthquake ravaged Haiti

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) says it stands ready to provide assistance to Haiti, one of its 15-member countries that hit by a number of earthquakes resulting in the deaths of 17 people and injury to more than 300 others. CARICOM Secretary General Irwin La Rocque in a message to President Jovenel Moise, said that CARICOM…

Haiti and Mexico sign MOU on defence cooperation
Haiti

Haiti and Mexico sign MOU on defence cooperation

Haiti has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mexico on defence cooperation as well as training and cooperation in military matters. Haiti’s Defence Minister Enold Joseph signed the agreement on Monday with Secretaries of Defence of Mexico General Cienfuegos Zepeda and Vidal Francisco Soberon (Navy) on the side-lines of the XII Conference of Defence Ministers…

PHOTOS: 8th Edition of Gouts et Saveurs Lakay Wraps Up
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PHOTOS: 8th Edition of Gouts et Saveurs Lakay Wraps Up

Last month hundreds of people gathered at the Karibe Hotel in Petion Ville to celebrate the 8th annual Gouts et Saveurs Lakay food festival. The highlight of the weekend-long affair was the Village Gourmand, a culinary delight. Fair goers were presented with an array of amazing Creole and international dishes. In addition locally made goods…

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