Archive for April, 2017

Don’t Send 50,000 Back to Fragile Haiti

April 29, 2017
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Don’t Send 50,000 Back to Fragile Haiti

APRIL 29, 2017 A family in Haiti trying to salvage what was left of their belongings after their home was destroyed by Hurricane Matthew. Credit Meridith Kohut for The New York Times Tens of thousands of Haitians living in the United States are facing an ominous deadline. The temporary protected status that has allowed...
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Haiti’s debt of more than 200 billion Gourdes

April 28, 2017
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Haiti’s debt of more than 200 billion Gourdes

As of March 31, 2017, Haiti had a cumulative debt of more than 200 billion Gourdes, ie nearly 39% of the Gross Domestic Product (more than 58 billion internal debts and more than 141 billion external) according to the Ministry of Economy and Finance. For 40 years Haiti’s debt has had no effect on...
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Haiti and Dominican Republic – Severe Weather

April 28, 2017
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Haiti and Dominican Republic – Severe Weather

Download PDF (614.06 KB) Situation Heavy rain has been affecting the Central Caribbean islands over the past few weeks, causing floods and landslides. In Haiti, the South, South-East, Grand’Anse and Nippes departments are the most affected. According to local authorities, 10 000 houses have been damaged and 350 000 people are affected in the...
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Towards the replacement of Senator Guy Philippe

April 28, 2017
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Towards the replacement of Senator Guy Philippe

Haiti Libre: Pending the verdict of the American justice against the elected Senator Guy Philippe, on July 5, the guilty plea of the Senator and his confession open the door for the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) to cancel his election, although the electoral decree says nothing about the procedures for canceling the election of an...
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Downpours ruin spring harvest in beleaguered southwest Haiti

April 28, 2017
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Downpours ruin spring harvest in beleaguered southwest Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Officials say flooding in southwest Haiti has wiped out much of the beleaguered region’s spring harvest. Days of rain triggered flooding across southwest Haiti, drowning crops and causing at least four deaths in the area that was overwhelmed by Hurricane Matthew last year. The head of Haiti’s U.N. Office for...
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Trump must do better by Haitians than Obama did

April 28, 2017
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Trump must do better by Haitians than Obama did

BY PATRICIA ELIZEE patricia@elizeelawfirm.com Currently, an estimated 58,000 Haitians are living in the United States with Temporary Protected Status (TPS). TPS is a special immigration status meant to be temporary. It is given to foreign nationals from countries where the United States thinks that it would be inhumane to send them back because of...
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Ex-police commander in Haiti sentenced to 16 years in Miami cocaine case

April 28, 2017
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Ex-police commander in Haiti sentenced to 16 years in Miami cocaine case

BY JAY WEAVER jweaver@miamiherald.com Facing up to life in prison, a former commander in the Haitian National Police caught a break on Thursday from a Miami federal judge who sentenced him to 16 years for protecting smugglers who flew cocaine loads to Haiti that were eventually shipped to the United States. U.S. District Judge...
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Senate Democrats to Trump administration: Let Haitians stay

April 27, 2017
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Senate Democrats to Trump administration: Let Haitians stay

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@miamiherald.com Sixteen U.S. Senate Democrats, including Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Minority Leader Charles Schumer of New York, are urging the Trump administration not to return tens of thousands of Haitians to Haiti as the head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is recommending. James McCament, the acting director of U.S....
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Black-out généralisé dans la région métropolitaine, l’EDH s’explique

April 27, 2017
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Black-out  généralisé dans la région métropolitaine, l’EDH s’explique

L’Electricité d’Haïti (EDH) promet au conditionnel de rétablir le réseau avant 1h PM ce jeudi 28 avril. Mardi 25 avril, l’Électricité d’Haïti (EDH) a eu l’amabilité d’informer à l’avance « qu’une coupure est programmée le dimanche 30 avril 2017, de 9h AM à 3h PM dans les zones suivantes : Commune de Pétion-Ville, Commune de...
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Haiti – FLASH : Foolish Individuals shoot at Red Cross vehicle

April 27, 2017
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Haiti – FLASH : Foolish Individuals shoot at Red Cross vehicle

Wednesday, the Haitian Red Cross was the victim of a criminal act perpetrated a few meters from the entrance of the institution. Around 10:30 am, a vehicle bearing the emblem of the Haitian Red Cross (HRC) was attacked by unidentified armed individuals who fired at passengers at point-blank range, severely wounding one of the...
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Freeport man wins appeal in long-running defamation suit

April 27, 2017
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Freeport man wins appeal in long-running defamation suit

A federal appeals court in Boston upholds the dismissal of a $14.5 million defamation verdict against Paul Kendrick. By Edward D. MurphyStaff Writer Paul Kendrick, left, and Michael Geilenfeld A federal appeals court in Boston ruled Thursday in favor of a Freeport man who had been sued and found guilty of defamation because of...
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Haïti-Rnddh/Subvention : Pierre Espérance soulagé de l’enquête annoncée par le parquet de Port-au-Prince

April 27, 2017
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Haïti-Rnddh/Subvention : Pierre Espérance soulagé de l’enquête annoncée par le parquet de Port-au-Prince

P-au-P, 21 avr. 2017 — « La décision du parquet de se saisir du dossier, relatif aux subventions reçues par le Réseau national de défense des droits humains (Rnddh), de la part de deux organismes d’État, me soulage et permettra de faire la lumière sur le dossier », confie Pierre Espérance, directeur exécutif du Rnddh....
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LES SILENCES DU NOUVELLISTE

April 27, 2017
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LES SILENCES DU NOUVELLISTE

LES SILENCES DU NOUVELLISTE Avril 27, 2017 La démocratie, c’est le régime de la parole, de la parole libre et responsable.. Le Nouvelliste, doyen de la presse, a choisi de faire primer la liberté sur la responsabilité. Et quelle liberté?   Celle des ragots, du colportage, des contre-vérités, des allusions malhonnétes, avec l’intention de jeter...
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Partners in Agriculture plans new facility, continues fight against hunger in Haiti

April 26, 2017
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Partners in Agriculture plans new facility, continues fight against hunger in Haiti

For 18 years, Greenville’s Gillaine and Charles Warne have grown food and taught sustainable agriculture in Haiti to eliminate malnutrition. Now they’re feeding thousands with three farms, a family security program, and a vocational school. In 1999, Gillaine Warne made her first trip to Haiti’s Central Plateau through Christ Episcopal Church after Father Fritz...
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500 Disney World Workers Affected if Haitian Status Ends

April 26, 2017
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500 Disney World Workers Affected if Haitian Status Ends

Getty Images A union representing Walt Disney World workers says 500 Haitian workers at the theme park resort could be affected by a Trump administration proposal to end protective status for Haitians. Union officials and Haitian workers on Wednesday demanded that the Trump administration extend the protected status for about 50,000 Haitian workers living...
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#GuyPhilippe Jeune Commissaire de Police, #GuyPhilippe Libérateur et #GuyPhilippe Homme Politique

April 25, 2017
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#GuyPhilippe Jeune Commissaire de Police, #GuyPhilippe Libérateur et #GuyPhilippe Homme Politique

“La reconnaissance est le fruit d’une grande culture; on ne la trouvera pas chez les gens grossiers.” … si l’ex #JeuneCommissaireDePolice #GuyPhilippe doit répondre des faits qui lui sont reprochés, #LeLibérateur #GuyPhilippe reste et demeure celui qui a sauvé des centaines de milliers de militants, de sympathisants et de citoyens de la mort en...
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L’hôpital de Mirebalais en difficulté

April 25, 2017
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L’hôpital de Mirebalais en difficulté

.radiotelevisioncaraibes.com L’Hôpital universitaire de Mirebalais est dans ?une ? impasse. Les responsables ont des difficultés à trouver des fonds pour ?assurer ?son fonctionnement. L’État haïtien qui ?avait? promis de partager le coût de fonctionnement de l’institution n’a pas honoré ses promesses depuis quatre ans. Pour le moment, confie le docteur Réginald Ternier, l’hôpital dispose...
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Haiti – DR : Seizure of more than 2,200 false documents in the hands of Haitians

April 25, 2017
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Haiti – DR : Seizure of more than 2,200 false documents in the hands of Haitians

Haiti Libre: During the last 9 months (August 2016 to April 2017), the Directorate General of Migration (DGM) in the Dominican Republic has seized 2,202 false or modified documents during national control operations, on the migration situation of foreigners (Haitians) living in Dominican territory. Lieutenant General Máximo William Muñoz Delgado, Director General of the...
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Haiti’s Philippe pleads guilty to accepting millions from drug smugglers

April 24, 2017
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Haiti’s Philippe pleads guilty to accepting millions from drug smugglers

By Jay Weaver and Jacqueline Charles jweaver@miamiherald.com Guy Philippe, an elected Haitian senator and former police commander who eluded capture in Haiti for more than a decade, pleaded guilty Monday in Miami federal court to a drug-related, money-laundering conspiracy charge that could send him to prison for at least nine years. Philippe, arrested in...
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Haiti PM’s motorcade hits 2, killing 1 near flooded zone- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 24, 2017
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Haiti PM’s motorcade hits 2, killing 1 near flooded zone- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A motorcade carrying Haiti’s prime minister struck two teenage boys, killing one, as officials drove into the country’s third largest city on Monday to see flood damage left by heavy rains. Serge Daniel, a government delegate who was traveling in Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant’s motorcade, said one of the...
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