Archive for June, 2017

Haitian minors claim UN peacekeepers fathered their children

June 22, 2017
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Haitian minors claim UN peacekeepers fathered their children

For more than a decade, the United Nations has established a peacekeeping mission in the country, one of the longest-running in the world. In October, that will come to an end. Their presence has been controversial because U.N. peacekeepers face accusations of sexual abuse. Some of those claims come from teenagers who will bear...
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Haiti’s one-time fugitive Guy Philippe gets nine years in U.S. prison – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 22, 2017
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Haiti’s one-time fugitive Guy Philippe gets nine years in U.S. prison – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Guy Philippe, a former police commander who eluded capture in Haiti for more than a decade even as he won a seat in the Haitian Senate, was sentenced to nine years in prison in Miami federal court Wednesday for accepting bribes to protect cocaine smugglers who used the island to ship drugs to the...
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Former Haiti rebel gets 9 years in prison in US drug case

June 22, 2017
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Former Haiti rebel gets 9 years in prison in US drug case

FILE – In this Aug. 24, 2016 file photo, Guy Philippe laughs during an interview in Pestel, Haiti. Philippe, a former Haitian rebel leader and recently elected member of the Senate in the Caribbean country, was sentenced to nearly a decade in prison Wednesday, June 21, 2017, after accepting a plea deal that spared...
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The End of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti

June 22, 2017
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The End of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti

What It Means for the Country’s Future By Michael Deibert Under an ash gray sky threatening rain this past April, dozens of people in the Port-au-Prince neighborhood of Cité Soleil (Sun City) gathered across the street from the local police station to survey a flat patch of earth where goats normally graze. As surveyors...
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UN Security Council visits Haiti ahead of peacekeeper departure

June 22, 2017
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UN Security Council visits Haiti ahead of peacekeeper departure

UN Security Council visits Haiti ahead of peacekeeper departure Port-au-Prince (AFP) – The United Nations Security Council began a visit to Haiti on Thursday to assess the poorest country in the Americas three months before ending its 13-year peacekeeping mission there. The delegation will meet President Jovenel Moise as well as representatives of civil...
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Cliff Avril makes good on sack promise, builds homes and school in Haiti

June 21, 2017
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Cliff Avril makes good on sack promise, builds homes and school in Haiti

RENTON, Wash. — Defensive end Cliff Avril took a seat on the couch outside the Seattle Seahawks‘ locker room, started scrolling through his Instagram account and took a moment to reflect. “This is crazy,” Avril told ESPN.com. “I’ve been to a lot of places since the season ended.” Avril, 31, has been one of...
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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc greets Haitian Senate President

June 21, 2017
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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc greets Haitian Senate President

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told President of the Senate of Haiti Youri Latortue during a reception in Hanoi on June 20 that the Vietnamese Government wishes to push forward practical and effective ties with the Haitian Government. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) meets President of the Senate of Haiti Youri Latortue Phuc...
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FLASH – FLASH- FLASH REGISTER FOR TPS EXTENSION BEFORE JULY 25!!!!

June 20, 2017
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FLASH – FLASH- FLASH REGISTER FOR TPS EXTENSION BEFORE JULY 25!!!!

(Photo: Submitted) CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Rockland advocates are warning Haitians who arrived after the devastating 2010 earthquake that they have just weeks to re-register for a federal program granting them the right to stay in the United States until January 2018. Temporary Protected Status designation, or TPS, was granted to Haitians following the earthquake, which claimed more than 200,000 lives....
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Incident malheureux à la Faculté d’ethnologie – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 19, 2017
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Incident malheureux à la Faculté d’ethnologie – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Des étudiants en colère ont mis le feu à plusieurs véhicules se trouvant dans l’enceinte de la Faculté d’ethnologie ce lundi, a constaté le journal. Cet incendie fait suite à une altercation entre les étudiants et le doyen de cette entité de l’Université d’État d’Haïti (UEH). Des barricades de pneus enflammés étaient visibles à...
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Russian movie about Haitian teenagers premiers at LA Film Festival

June 19, 2017
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Russian movie about Haitian teenagers premiers at LA Film Festival

June 19, 2017 Irina Sidorova, for RBTH A documentary film by Leyla Nedorosleva has its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 19. Russian filmmaker Leyla Nedorosleva makes her directorial debut with the documentary, “Two Four Six,” a film made in the genre of “cinéma vérité.” This style is defined by...
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LAVALAS USE LABOR AS WEAPON TO DESTABILIZE JOVENEL GOVERNMENT WITH NO CONCERN FOR WORKERS INVOLVED

June 19, 2017
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LAVALAS USE LABOR AS WEAPON TO DESTABILIZE JOVENEL GOVERNMENT  WITH NO CONCERN FOR WORKERS INVOLVED

Haiti Libre: In an explanatory note, the textile company Interamerican Wovens S.A., which employs more than 1,300 workers and more than 200 executives, recalls that on 19 May individuals acting on behalf of the GOSTTRA-CTSP union started an illegal strike without complying with the procedure laid down in the Labor Code, putting pressure on...
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Stranded Haitian Migrants Adapt to Life in Mexican Border City

June 18, 2017
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Stranded Haitian Migrants Adapt to Life in Mexican Border City

TIJUANA, Mexico – Hundreds of Haitian migrants who became stranded in Tijuana nine months ago have been adapting to life in this northwestern Mexican border city, where they have found jobs and brought their own culture. Louissaint Roosevelt, 26, is one of more than 3,000 Haitians still in Baja California, the northwestern Mexican state...
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IMF reaches staff-level agreement with Haiti

June 18, 2017
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IMF reaches staff-level agreement with Haiti

JAMAICA GLEANER ​PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC): The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it has reached agreement with Haiti on a staff-monitored programme (SMP). An IMF delegation, headed Chris Walker, its mission chief for the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country, said that following “productive discussions” the staff-level agreement was reached covering the period of...
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From luxury hotels to slums, Haiti puts used soap to good use

June 18, 2017
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From luxury hotels to slums, Haiti puts used soap to good use

A Haitian program to recycle used soap bars from luxury hotels has proven a win-win-win proposition, reducing waste, helping fight water-borne disease and giving employees like Magoiana Fremond the chance to send her kids to school and let them “eat every day.” The project, simple but effective, has had a remarkable impact. Laure Bottinelli...
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After canceling with TPS families, Haitian president tells recipients to ‘calm down’ – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 18, 2017
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After canceling with TPS families, Haitian president tells recipients to ‘calm down’ – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@miamiherald.com When Evica learned she and 24 others had scored a meeting with Haiti President Jovenel Moïse, the Haitian migrant, who scrapes a living sorting through used clothing, rummaged through her closet and pulled out her Sunday best. A gray jacket and matching blouse with a hint of glitter, paired with...
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Readout of the Vice President’s Meeting with President Jovenel Moise of Haiti

June 18, 2017
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Readout of the Vice President’s Meeting with President Jovenel Moise of Haiti

www.whitehouse.gov The Vice President today met with President Jovenel Moise of Haiti in Miami, Florida. On behalf of President Trump, the Vice President congratulated President Moise for his election earlier this year, and recognized Haiti for filling key government leadership positions. The two leaders stressed the importance of pursuing an economic reform agenda to...
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VIDEO: Ex-Haiti President Michel Martelly 2hr Interview Live on Radio SCOOP FM 14 June 2017

June 18, 2017
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VIDEO: Ex-Haiti President Michel Martelly 2hr Interview Live on Radio SCOOP FM 14 June 2017

Watch this video… Ex Haiti President Michel Martelly 2 hour Interview Live on Radio SCOOP FM with Journalist Gary Pierre Paul Charles, Marco and Eudes Wednesday, 14 June 2017. In the interview President Martelly discusses the good and bad moments of his presidency, why and how he handpicked Jovenel Moise to continue his legacy...
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La Chambre des députés vote le budget rectificatif 2016-2017

June 18, 2017
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Au terme d’une séance d’environ cinq heures, l’assemblée des députés a voté le vendredi 16 juin 2017 le projet de loi de finances rectifiée 2016-2017. Un projet de budget rectificatif qui a subi maints changements au sein de la commission Economie, Finance et Budget qui était chargée de l’étudier et par des membres de...
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Haitian Senate President to pay official visit to Vietnam

June 16, 2017
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Haitian Senate President to pay official visit to Vietnam

VNA Thursday, June 15, 2017 – 19:45:00 Print President of the Senate of the Republic of Haiti Youri Latortue. (Source: haitinews2000.net) Hanoi (VNA) – President of the Senate of the Republic of Haiti Youri Latortue and his spouse will pay an official visit to Vietnam from June 17-22 at the invitation of National Assembly Chairwoman...
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U.N. pushes to finance Haiti’s cholera cleanup with leftover peacekeeping dollars

June 15, 2017
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U.N. pushes to finance Haiti’s cholera cleanup with leftover peacekeeping dollars

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@miamiherald.com With most U.N. member nations, including the United States, refusing to contribute toward a $400 million trust fund to eliminate an imported cholera epidemic from Haiti, U.N. Secretary General António Guterres has cobbled together another way to get the money. Guterres wants member countries to voluntarily turn over $40.5 million...
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