Archive for May, 2017

Massive wave of lay-offs at FAES

May 20, 2017
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Massive wave of lay-offs at FAES

Charles Ernest Chatelier, the Director General of the Social and Economic Assistance Fund (FAES), confirmed the dismissal of non-essential staff due to severe budgetary constraints preventing the institution from meeting its financial obligations. He explained that this was a management decision aimed at financially restoring the institution, which accumulates more than 300 million Gourdes...
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ONE HAITIAN MAY SAVE 58,000 OTHERS – DANIEL JEAN-LOUIS ON STAGE AT LIBERTY UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY WITH TRUMP – WATCH THE VIDEO!!

May 19, 2017
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ONE HAITIAN MAY SAVE 58,000 OTHERS – DANIEL JEAN-LOUIS ON STAGE AT LIBERTY UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY WITH TRUMP – WATCH THE VIDEO!!

May 19, 2017 Truly amazing! President Donald Trump appeared at LIBERTY UNIVERSITY  to give the commencement speech. Wallace and Eleanor Turnbull, founders of Haiti’s oldest ONG – the Baptist Mission, received an award from Liberty University. Appearing on the same platform with President Trump was Daniel Jean-Louis, a  Haitian who had been educated by...
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Trump Admin’s Haiti Emails Perpetuate the Myth of the ‘Black Criminal’

May 19, 2017
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Trump Admin’s Haiti Emails Perpetuate the Myth of the ‘Black Criminal’

Opal Tometi May 18, 2017 TIME:  Opal Tometi is the Executive Director of Black Alliance for Just Immigration and a Co-founder of Black Lives Matter. Black immigrants are once again in the cross-hairs of the federal government’s racist and xenophobic immigration policies. Last week, via e-mails uncovered by the Associated Press, we learned that...
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President Moïse announces difficult decisions to come

May 19, 2017
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President Moïse announces difficult decisions to come

Haiti Libre: On the eve of the first 100 days in power, President Moses, who was taking stock of the situation on National Television, announced that he would still have to take unpopular decisions like that of rising fuel prices, to get the country out of a financial situation that he described as “extremely...
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Haiti agency says 5 dead from recent downpours

May 19, 2017
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Haiti agency says 5 dead from recent downpours

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Downpours in Haiti have caused rivers to burst their banks and resulted in at least five deaths in recent days. Haiti’s civil protection agency announced Thursday that four people have been swept away trying to cross rain-swollen rivers. The deaths include a 17-year-old girl and a 24-year-old woman whose bodies were...
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Activists say Haiti’s crisis continues, and now is not the time to end TPS

May 18, 2017
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Activists say Haiti’s crisis continues, and now is not the time to end TPS

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@miamiherald.com As Haitians across the United States worry they may lose protection from deportation, supporters and activists stepped up calls Wednesday for the Trump administration to extend protection for another 18 months. The rising urgency comes as the community faces an imminent deadline. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has...
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Brazil Assumes Control of Chilean, Uruguayan, and Peruvian Bases in Haiti

May 18, 2017
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Brazil Assumes Control of Chilean, Uruguayan, and Peruvian Bases in Haiti

Chilean, Uruguayan, and Peruvian service members are leaving MINUSTAH in Haiti. The Brazilian contingent will remain until October. Taciana Moury/Diálogo | 18 May 2017 International Relations Brazilian service members will remain in Haiti until October. (Photo: Army Public Affairs Office) The Brazil-led United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) has been one of the...
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The City Council Just Took a Stand in Support of Boston’s Haitian Immigrants

May 18, 2017
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The City Council Just Took a Stand in Support of Boston’s Haitian Immigrants

Photo via iStock/Pixonian Boston’s City Council voted Wednesday to call on the Trump administration to protect the thousands of Haitians living in Massachusetts, who may be sent home if their immigration status is allowed to expire. UniversalHub reports the vote, held at a Wednesday hearing, was unanimous. The Haitian immigrants have been here since...
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The Ministry of the Interior calls for the resumption of work at the D.I.E.- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

May 18, 2017
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The Ministry of the Interior calls for the resumption of work at the D.I.E.- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Haiti Libre: Following an arrest last week in the offices of the Directorate of Immigration and Emigration (DIE) of an employee and the strike started Monday in solidarity, which paralyzes the services of the institution http://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-20952-icihaiti-social-strike-at-the-directorate-of-immigration-and-emigration.html Fednel Monchery, the Director General of the Ministry of the Interior and Territorial Collectivities, deplored Tuesday in a...
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Present, past, tense — will accomplished Brockton student be deported to Haiti?

May 17, 2017
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Present, past, tense — will accomplished Brockton student be deported to Haiti?

Cansery Goguette has spent the past seven years learning English, is one test away from his high school diploma, and on May 12 was honored by the Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education as their 2017 Outstanding Student of the Year. He may never see his full educational potential realized, though. By Anna Burgess The...
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Global Haitian Vetiver Oil Market Volume to Reach 112.6 Metric Tons (MT) by 2024 – TMR

May 17, 2017
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Global Haitian Vetiver Oil Market Volume to Reach 112.6 Metric Tons (MT) by 2024 – TMR

ALBANY, New York, May 16, 2017 (PR Newswire Europe via COMTEX) — ALBANY, New York, May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Transparency Market Research (TMR) delivers key insights on the global vetiver oil market in its upcoming outlook titled, “Haitian Vetiver Oil Market- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2016 – 2024″....
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10,000 teachers are paid without working – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

May 15, 2017
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10,000 teachers are paid without working – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Haiti Libre On Friday, Pierre Josué Agenor Cadet, the Minister of Education, answered the questions raised by the Education Commission of the Lower House on the various recurrent problems affecting the Haitian education system (teacher strikes, student demonstrations, wages arrears etc…) Recalling the Ministry’s debt of nearly 7 billion Gdes for the Free and...
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Haiti announces fuel price increases to help public finances- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

May 15, 2017
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Haiti announces fuel price increases to help public finances- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — Haiti’s government announced on Sunday fuel price increases of up to 20 per cent in an effort to shore up the country’s disastrous public finances.People in this destitute Caribbean nation rushed to gas stations to top off their tanks before the price rises take effect on Monday. The government had...
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UN advisory group wants international community to work closely with new gov’t in Haiti

May 15, 2017
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UN advisory group wants international community to work closely with new gov’t in Haiti

Marc-André Blanchard (Photo: CMC) UNITED NATIONS, United States (CMC) — Following its recent visit to Haiti, a United Nations advisory group on the French-speaking Caribbean country has called on the international community to work closely with the new government and capitalise on the opportunities that have presented there.“Haiti now has a government and a...
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OPPORTUNITY MISSED – MAY 23 – TIME RUNNING OUT FOR 58,000 HAITIANS

May 14, 2017
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OPPORTUNITY MISSED – MAY 23 – TIME RUNNING OUT FOR 58,000 HAITIANS

MICHAEL COLLINS May 14, 2017 We believe that any effort to destabilize the Jovenel Moise Presidency is criminal. Everyone should work to make it a success, so that the next Presidency will have a firmer base upon which to build. RED LIGHTS FLASHING!!! The obvious was obvious shortly after Donald Trump’s inauguration. Elements within...
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The Trump administration is criminalizing Haitian refugees

May 14, 2017
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The Trump administration is criminalizing Haitian refugees

AFP/Getty Images A young man on the roof of his home surveyed the neighborhood of Lavale de Bourdon in the commune of Petion Ville in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince. May 14, 2017 It didn’t take long for Haitians to find out how President Trump really feels about them. While campaigning last fall in Miami’s...
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Protesters to Trump: Don’t send Haitian immigrants ‘back to nothing’

May 14, 2017
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Protesters to Trump: Don’t send Haitian immigrants ‘back to nothing’

By Alex Harris aharris@miamiherald.com President Donald Trump made a campaign promise to Haitians to be their “greatest champions,” and hundreds gathered in Little Haiti Saturday morning to make sure he heard what they needed from him. Protesters from across South Florida met in front of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office on Northwest...
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Haitians upended by country’s earthquake once again face uncertainty

May 14, 2017
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Haitians upended by country’s earthquake once again face uncertainty

By Maria Cramer GLOBE STAFF  MAY 14, 2017 Marianne never intended to stay in the United States. She came to New York on a temporary visa in 2008 hoping to sell her handmade jewelry and make enough money to take back home to Haiti. Two years later, a powerful earthquake struck her native country, killing at...
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ATTENTION JOVENEL: LIKE DRUG OR ALCHOHOL ADDITION – CORRUPTION MUST BE CURED GRADUALLY

May 13, 2017
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ATTENTION JOVENEL:  LIKE DRUG OR ALCHOHOL ADDITION – CORRUPTION MUST BE CURED GRADUALLY

May 13, 2017 Jovenel did not create the problems! Our President inherited them, an accumulation ever-expanding since 1986, with no effort to control the situation. Now President Moise would like to cure the situation in one cold water bath. Like drug and alcohol addiction, one must deal with corruption in a gradual manner, so...
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WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE – NO A DROP TO DRINK

May 13, 2017
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WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE – NO A DROP TO DRINK

There is no shortage of water in Haiti. Yet, everywhere on the island, Haitians travel for miles to get water, pay dearly for it if they can find it, and sometimes die on their journey to collect it, like so many antelopes snatched by predators on their way to drink. How does a thing...
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