Haiti

Meet the New Haitian Military ― it’s Starting to Look a Lot Like the Old One
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Meet the New Haitian Military ― it’s Starting to Look a Lot Like the Old One

On March 13, President Jovenel Moise appointed six individuals to the high command of the recently reinstated Haitian armed forces (FAdH). All of the appointees, now in their sixties, were majors or colonels in the former FAdH, disbanded in 1995 after a long history of involvement in coups, violent repression, and drug trafficking. At least three of the officers appear to have held senior positions within the early-‘90s military coup regime. One of them is a convicted intellectual author of a civilian massacre, and another was a member of a committee that sought to cover it up.

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Rara Leogane: One on One with Paul Demesmin
Entertainment, Haiti

Rara Leogane: One on One with Paul Demesmin

Paul Demesmin has been a promoter in the Haitian Music Industry (HMI) for more than a decade. The Florida-based impresario has organized events in South Florida and Haiti. He was the producer of Djakout #1’s “Lod na Dezod” CD a few years ago. Next week, Demesmin is organizing a huge event during the Rara Leogane weekend, featuring his cousin and Leogane native the legendary Carole Demesmin.

Paul Demesmin spoke to the Haitian Times recently.

Haitian Times Daily Roundup – Mar. 15
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Haitian Times Daily Roundup – Mar. 15

Haiti: Journalist Calls For Campaign To Stem Youth Migration Haiti recently hired a PR firm, Mercury Public Affairs, to help soften its image in Washington. Some think the funds should be used towards improving living conditions for thousands of Haitians who want to leave the country in search of economic opportunities abroad. Vania Andre writes about a local journalist’s action…

US and IOM Donate 5 Patrol Cars to Haiti’s National Border Police
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US and IOM Donate 5 Patrol Cars to Haiti’s National Border Police

At a ceremony in Cap-Haitien, the United States Government and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) donated five patrol cars to the Haitian National Border Police (POLIFRONT). According to a U.S. Embassy press release, the cars and other donated materials will help support the Haitian government and its efforts to combat transnational crime and increase…

ANILH Celebrates International Women’s Day in Haiti
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ANILH Celebrates International Women’s Day in Haiti

The National Association of Nurses and Licensed Nurses of Haiti (ANILH), in partnership with the Lorquet Foundation for a New Haiti (FOLONHA), will be hosting an information session and tasting fair to celebrate International Women’s Day. This year’s event will include a screening clinic for high blood pressure, advice on health, nutrition, diabetes and high…

Caribbean Development Bank to Open Haiti Office
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Caribbean Development Bank to Open Haiti Office

At the 29th Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community in Haiti, the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Antonio Rodrigue signed an agreement with the Caribbean Development Bank’s Vice-President (Operations), Monica La Bennett, to establish  CDB’s first country office in Haiti. The agreement comes after the CDB and Haiti’s…

Haiti was Absent from UN Cholera Meeting
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Haiti was Absent from UN Cholera Meeting

After recalling its ambassador to the United Nations, the Haitian government skipped out on a UN retreat on cholera that recently took place in New York. This comes after a comment by  Susan D. Page, the special representative and head of the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH), applauding an investigation into…

Haiti Suspends Oxfam Pending Investigation into Sexual Abuse
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Haiti Suspends Oxfam Pending Investigation into Sexual Abuse

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Aid group Oxfam Great Britain will be suspended from operating in Haiti for the next two months pending an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by its employees, a government official said Thursday. Haiti is investigating how Oxfam Great Britain responded to reports that some of its staff used prostitutes while…

Fire Destroys Sections of Another Market in Haiti’s Capital
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Fire Destroys Sections of Another Market in Haiti’s Capital

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A fire swept through a large clothing market in Haiti’s capital on Sunday, days after another blaze destroyed a large part of the main market in Port-au-Prince. Emergency crews told RTVC television the fire started in the early morning in what is known as the old customs market, where hundreds of…

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