Tag: jovenel moise

Haiti: Jean Henry Ceant Should Take PetroCaribe Challenge Head On
PetroCaribe, Warped Lens

Haiti: Jean Henry Ceant Should Take PetroCaribe Challenge Head On

Jean Henry Ceant By Garry Pierre-Pierre Over the weekend, the Haitian parliament voted overwhelmingly for Jean Henry Ceant to lead as the country’s next prime minister. Legislators also ratified his cabinet, even though some had to pay their taxes retroactively and in the middle of the night in order to do so. I’m not making…

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Haitian Times News Roundup – Aug. 28
Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – Aug. 28

South Florida Little Haiti Is Caught Between An Immigration Crackdown And Climate Gentrification On the streets of Little Haiti, resentment is brewing in the air. The bright, cheerful neighborhood booms with friendly banter and greetings between neighbors, even early in the morning on a Monday. But the lightest of conversations turns sour when the discussion…

Jovenel Moise Owes Haitians Answers on Missing Petrocaribe Funds
Warped Lens

Jovenel Moise Owes Haitians Answers on Missing Petrocaribe Funds

Things are so bad for the average Haitian that they are willing to live anywhere, no matter how dehumanizing they may find their lives in their new land. Their reasoning is that things are worse for them in their homeland. That’s sad and I am sure it rips your heart to know that as president you are ruling over a people who would rather be anywhere but home.

President Announces New Prime Minister in Haiti
Haiti

President Announces New Prime Minister in Haiti

Haitian President Jovenel Moise announced on Sunday that Jean-Henry Céant will be the nation’s new prime minister. “Following consultations with the Presidents of the two branches of Parliament, I made the choice of the citizen Jean-Henry Céant as the new prime Minister,” President Moise said in an official tweet. The announcement comes three weeks after…

If Haiti’s government does not confront poverty, corruption, more unrest will follow
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If Haiti’s government does not confront poverty, corruption, more unrest will follow

Haiti’s poverty, like the fuel-price increases, is the product of decisions made by those who possess wealth and power in Haiti and abroad — with a stunning absence of input from the majority of Haitians who are poor. The crippling fuel increases — between 38 percent and 51 percent — were imposed in February by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as a condition of its bailout of Haiti’s government.

Analysis: Workings Behind Haiti Gas Increase Revolt
Haiti

Analysis: Workings Behind Haiti Gas Increase Revolt

Editorial note: This article was originally published on Haiti: Relief and Reconstruction Watch By Jake Johnston It was 2:15 on Friday afternoon, July 6, when I got the first WhatsApp message. The Haitian government was going to announce that fuel prices would increase the following day by up to 50 percent. It was also somewhere…

Haiti was Absent from UN Cholera Meeting
Haiti, News

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…

Opinion, Politics

Two elections, Two different results: How will the Trump Presidency affect Haiti?

By Francois Pierre-Louis   In the last month, Haitian-Americans have experienced two presidential elections that will fundamentally affect their future. On November 8, 2016, the United States of America held its presidential election. Although the major polling institutions projected Hillary Clinton to win over Donald Trump, the result was far different than most people had…

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