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November, 2018

 

Popular Haitian band Harmonik mourns the passing of their guitarist and producer’s mother.

Popular Haitian band Harmonik mourns the passing of their guitarist and producer’s mother. It is with the most profound sadness that Harmonik Management announces the passing of Marthe Solon, Sanders Mother. Marthe was one of Harmonik’s biggest supporters, she was known as the groups Godmother. Her passion for life was always evident but it was her love for her children and family that made her such a beautiful soul. Today is a day of great loss for the group but most importantly for Sanders and his family. We offer himRead More


The Core Group supports the call for dialogue of the legitimate authorities of Haiti and rejects violence

The Core Group supports the call for dialogue of the legitimate authorities of Haiti and rejecviolence The Core Group strongly rejects the acts of violence perpetrated in Haiti during demonstrations of recent days. The members of the group are deeply saddened by the loss of life and offer their sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims. The Core Group icludes the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, the Ambassadors of Germany, Brazil, Canada, Spain, the United States of America, France, the European Union and the SpecialRead More


Haitian President Jovenel Moïse calls for talks and respect for his 5 year term

Haitian President Jovenel Moïse calls for talks and respect for his 5 year ter In a nationally televised speech Wednesday night, Haitian President Jovenel Moïse says he is determined to complete his five-year term while denouncing the behavior of opposition leaders who he said are violating the Constitution by demanding his resignation. “There is no justification for crimes and threats of crime” Moïse said, referring to opposition leaders’ threats against government officials and contractors. He once again reiterated his determination to continue the dialogue with all sectors. He called onRead More


U.S. Embassy Statement

U.S. Embassy Statement The United States, a longtime partner and friend of Haiti, shares Haiti’s desire for a better future for its people. The United States supports the human rights of people everywhere to freely express themselves and peacefully protest, and supports the Haitian government as it safeguards both those rights, and the security of public and private property.  We encourage meaningful dialogue to address points of disagreement and find lasting solutions without violence. We urge all parties and leaders to work together to move the political dialogue forward inRead More


United States advocates change through elections in Haiti

United States advocates change through elections in Haiti Under-Secretary of State at the US State Department, Ambassador Kenneth H Merten calls on opposition politicians in Haiti to use elections as a way to gain power while deploring the violence and instability in Haiti. “In the United States we go to elections to choose our leaders. I have the impression that the majority of people in Haiti would like to go to the elections to choose or change their leaders. Violence prevents the accomplishment of good things, good things like investment”Read More


In Haiti, politics is a way of life

In Haiti, politics is a way of life A large majority of Americans are not satisfied with Donald Trump’s leadership. The same goes for Dominicans next door who are unsatisfied with Medina’s performance. Both of these nations have one thing in common. They have great respect for their respective constitutions. Lots of Haitians are not satisfied with President Moise’s performance. But some wannabe politicians are calling for him to step down and create an other constitutional crisis. The American and Dominican opposition know they have to wait it out untilRead More


Politics: Haiti’s worst enemy

Politics: Haiti’s worst enemy A population of nearly 11 million with at least 10 percent aspiring to be in charge. Politics is Haiti’s worst enemy. They are business people, lawyers, socio-professionals, all with one idea in mind. To become President. In Haiti politics is a profession. A way to bypass or short-circuit the norms to access to power and make money. Imagine someone who runs for President and garnered 0.01% of the vote. He decided to downgrade and runs for Senate only to get a score much lower. As weRead More


Prosecutor Ocname Clame Dameus flip flopping on Petrocaribe funds

Prosecutor Ocname Clame Dameus flip flopping on Petrocaribe funds Prosecutor Ocname Clame Dameus has canceled the order he issued on Monday to public and commercial banks to freeze bank accounts of 36 institutions and individuals who received payments from the Petrocaribe funds. Firms affected by that measure include Dominican companies who vehemently protested against that decision. These companies reacted with a press release that says they have all the documents related to the 14 projects that they executed in Haiti while claiming that the Haitian government still owed them 52Read More


Haitians from Chile will return to Port-au-Prince on Wednesday.

Haitians from Chile will return to Port-au-Prince on Wednesday. Everything seems already programmed for the humanitarian plan for the return of Haitians living in Chile. Out of about one thousand registered candidates, 176 were selected for the first flight that will arrive in Port-au-Prince, Wednesday, November 7, 2018, from Santiago. Nearly 1,000 Haitians have already signed the declaration available since October 17 for those who wish to benefit from the plan of return to Haiti. A Boeing 767 from the Chilean Air Force departed at 9 am local time fromRead More