Moïse promises 9 rice processing plants in Artibonite

June 24, 2017
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Moïse promises 9 rice processing plants in Artibonite

riday, President Jovenel Moïse, in the presence of Carmel André Belliard, the Minister of Agriculture, parliamentarians of the Artibonite, the departmental delegate, entrepreneurs and notables met at Pont Sondé, the owners and representatives of mills of the Artibonite. This meeting was to ascertain from the mill owners that the amount of rice production, likely...
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In visit to Haiti, Security Council delegation to reaffirm support for country’s stability and development

June 24, 2017
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In visit to Haiti, Security Council delegation to reaffirm support for country’s stability and development

The Permanent Representative of Bolivia to the United Nations Sacha Sergio Llorenty Soliz holds a joint press conference at the Haitian National Palace with the Haitian Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Aviol Fleurant. Photo: UN Photo/ Logan Abassi ` 23 June 2017 – The United Nations Security Council on Thursday began a three-day visit...
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Hugo Plus, a new variety of maize seeds in Hait

June 24, 2017
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Hugo Plus, a new variety of maize seeds in Hait

On Thursday, a new variety of maize seed called “Hugo Plus” was introduced at the Bas Boën Rural Development Center (Latremblay 17, Route de Malpasse Ganthier). With the support of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), the “Feed the Future Haiti Chanje Lavi Plant” project has launched the distribution of 30 metric...
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Brutal and degrading arrest of two rapists – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 24, 2017
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Brutal and degrading arrest of two rapists – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

The Commissioner of Petion-ville, Jean Christian Monélus confirmed the arrest early Thursday of 2 individuals wanted for 6 months, identified as Nickenson Remy, aka Sonson” and Jean Wisky Emile, aka “Anbilans” accused of having participated with 3 other accomplices in the gang rape of a 16-year-old minor in January 2017, the two individuals allegedly...
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Incident à la faculté d’Ethnologie, Yves Blot donne sa version des faits

June 24, 2017
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Incident à la faculté d’Ethnologie, Yves Blot donne sa version des faits

Le doyen de la Faculté d’ethnologie (FE), Jean Yves Blot, accompagné du professeur Jhon Picard Byron, a apporté lors d’une conférence de presse au local du rectorat de l’Université d’État d’Haïti (RUEH), ce jeudi, sa version de l’incident qui avait eu lieu dans l’enceinte de cette entité de l’UEH le lundi 12 juin dernier....
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Thousands of Haitian Workers Are on Strike Against Foreign-Owned Sweatshops- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 23, 2017
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Thousands of Haitian Workers Are on Strike Against Foreign-Owned Sweatshops- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Thousands of textile workers in Haiti have stopped work in factories and taken to the streets to demand of improved working conditions in the country’s maquiladora export industry. For more than three weeks, workers have mobilized to demand higher wages, an eight-hour workday and protections against increased quotas across the industrial centers of Port-au-Prince,...
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UN: Josette Sheeran to raise funds for Haiti cholera victims

June 22, 2017
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UN: Josette Sheeran to raise funds for Haiti cholera victims

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Josette Sheeran who formerly led the U.N. World Food Program as his special envoy for Haiti with a mandate to raise money for a trust fund to help victims of a cholera outbreak that has afflicted over 800,000 people. Guterres announced Tuesday that Sheeran, who heads the Asia Society,...
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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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