Haiti

Haiti to Assume Chair of CARICOM Early Next Year
Haiti, News

Haiti to Assume Chair of CARICOM Early Next Year

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary General Irwin LaRocque has held talks with President Jovenel Moise, who becomes the next chairman of the 15-member regional integration movement in February next year. A brief statement posted on the CARICOM Website Friday said that LaRocque met with Moise here on Thursday “to provide…

Hundreds of Haitians Protest Government Corruption
Haiti, News

Hundreds of Haitians Protest Government Corruption

PORT-AU-PRINCE (AFP): Hundreds of Haitian opposition activists took to the streets of Port-au-Prince on Saturday to protest the army’s remobilisation and government corruption. While there were no immediate reports of injuries, protesters burned tires, blocked roads and set fire to a truck carrying refrigerators. Some banged on percussion instruments. “We don’t want this army of…

Haitian Army Set to Make Controversial Return After Two Decades
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Haitian Army Set to Make Controversial Return After Two Decades

CAP-HAITIEN/PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Haiti’s president on Saturday heralded the re-establishment of the country’s military after 22 years, a divisive issue in the impoverished Caribbean nation which has a history of bloody coups and political instability. Haiti has been without military forces since 1995, when former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide disbanded the army after returning to power…

Advocates Welcome Deputy Secretary-General Meeting With Haiti Cholera Victims, Call For Broad Consultations
Haiti, Health & Science

Advocates Welcome Deputy Secretary-General Meeting With Haiti Cholera Victims, Call For Broad Consultations

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI — Advocates for Haiti’s cholera victims welcomed UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and UN Special Envoy on Haiti Josette Sheeran’s meeting with a group of victims this weekend as a positive first step towards respecting Haitians’ dignity and right to consultation. The meeting between Mohammed, Sheeran and five cholera victims took place on…

Haiti President Calls For Innovation, Investment In Energy Sector
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Haiti President Calls For Innovation, Investment In Energy Sector

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The President of Haiti Jovenel Moïse has called for innovation and investment in energy production and distribution in his country. Moïse, who participated in the opening session of the 2017 edition of the CARICOM Energy Month (CEM) earlier this week , declared that he intends to “make universal and reliable access…

After UN Troubles, Haiti Wary of New Justice Mission
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After UN Troubles, Haiti Wary of New Justice Mission

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) – A new United Nations-backed mission to support Haiti’s justice system has had a mixed reaction from local politicians and civil society groups after long-standing criticism of its predecessor. President Jovenel Moise’s government has welcomed the deployment of the U.N. mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH) in the face of opposition…

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