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January, 2019

 

Carlo Chancelien, the Haitian globetrotter

Carlo Chancelien, the Haitian globetrotter When you think all is lost with the Haitian youth, you run into someone who tells you not to criticize so fast. This is what happened to me when I met a young man named Carlo Chancelien.  Carlo is not the type you hear about in the media. He’s neither a criminal nor a crook. However, he is quietly representing us well on the international level. Carlo Chancelien is a native of Port-au-Prince, who identifies himself more with the countryside of Haiti. Having had theRead More


How safe is Haiti?

How safe is Haiti? I dare to say very safe. All major metropolitan areas in any country on earth are bound to have lawlessness neighborhoods and Port-au-Prince is no exception. In many countries especially those with tourism potentials, the media become an accomplice of the state in not publishing news about crimes. In Haiti however, it’s a whole different story. Due to lack of training or experience, many journalists cannot make a difference between a murder and an act of insecurity. Someone was shot and killed and your average journalistRead More


Ministry of Haitians living abroad launch Fridays of the diaspora

Ministry of Haitians living abroad launch Fridays of the diaspora The Ministry of Haitians Living Abroad (MHAVE) launched, Friday, January 25, 2019, its program entitled “Fridays of the Diaspora”. It’s the Ministry’s strategy to create a space for exchanges about the involvement of Haitians living abroad in the socio-political life of the country and respect of their rights. The meeting took place a the Central Bank’s convention and documentation center. This first edition brought together dozens of Haitians from the diaspora, government ministers, representatives of the National Council of TelecommunicationsRead More


Haiti’s National Police getting ready to face the great challenges of the year 2019

Haiti’s National Police getting ready to face the great challenges of the year 2019 The carnival and elections are among the major challenges facing Haiti’s National Police for the year 2019, as acknowledged the commander-in-chief, Michel Ange Gedeon during a meeting held Friday, January 25 at the National School of police. Local and international law enforcement professional also took part in that meeting to work on the 2017-2021 strategic development plan of the institution.. Minister of Justice and Public Safety Jean Roudy Aly pledged to provide the Haitian National PoliceRead More


U S Embassy in Haiti warns against illegal maritime trips

U S Embassy in Haiti warns against illegal maritime trips The United States Embassy in Haiti has launched a strong warning to Haitians who take to the sea in order to reach American shores. In a strongly worded tweet, the Embassy warned not only passengers but also smugglers who organize these dangerous trips. “We are concerned by the increase in illegal migration by maritime routes and strongly warn against such travel. Illegal migrant ventures & smuggling operations are dangerous, and frequently end in tragedy, as seen most recently by theRead More


Haiti’s government salutes Osaka’s victory

Haiti’s government salutes Osaka’s victory Haiti’s government, including President Jovenel Moise and Prime Minister Jean Henry Céant, welcomed the victory of Naomi Osaka in the final of the Australian Open. In his congratulatory message, President Jovenel Moise says Naomi Osaka delivered a heroic match and brilliantly won her 2nd Grand Slam title while noting that this Monday, the young tenniswoman of Haitian origin will be crowned world number 1. “Haiti is proud of you, Naomi, and it is the entire people of Haiti who congratulates you for this feat” concludedRead More


Delimart Clercine to reopen soon

Delimart Clercine to reopen soon Customers and former employees of the Clercine Branch of Delimart are excited about the news that their super market is scheduled to reopen soon. Dr. Reginald Boulos, CEO of the Groupe Boulos recently made the announcement on his tweeter account that included a picture of the brand new building that will house the popular super market. The new site will offer more services and security to its customers and employees. In his tweet, Reginald Boulos says since the announcement of the reopening of Delimart Clercine,Read More


Haiti votes not to recognize the new mandate of Nicolas Maduro.

Haiti votes not to recognize the new mandate of Nicolas Maduro. The Republic of Haiti voted on Thursday, January 10, 2019, in favor of a resolution of the Organization of American States (OAS) that does not recognize the legitimacy of the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro. Haiti and the Dominican Republic are among 19 countries that voted for the resolution. 6 countries have approved the text and 8 others have abstained. The vote took place at the OAS headquarters in Washington. The countries that sponsored theRead More


Fellow artists pay tribute to Frantz Courtois

Fellow artists pay tribute to Frantz Courtois Musician and journalist Frantz Courtois, former editor in chief of the newspaper “Le Matin”, died Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at the age of 70. His daughter Christine Courtois says his father died from complication  following surgery. He was diabetic. Fabrice Rouzier of Mizik-Mizik says this is a huge loss for the country and for Haitian music in particular. “Frantz Courtois was a selfless musician who shared his musical knowledge with fellow musicians” added Fabrice. Frantz Courtois was also a novelist who published aRead More


Boulos Foundation offers 40 scholarships

Boulos Foundation offers 40 scholarships On his tweeter account, Reginald Boulos announced that the Reginald Boulos Foundation will offer 40 scholarships to Haitian university students for the completion of their final dissertation on merit basis. This support will include office equipment, computer equipment and adequate working space. Boulos who is promoting the idea of a new Haiti also offered vouchers to his Delimart chain to members of the U-20 women football team who went to the world cup last year. Reginald Boulos is a physician specialized in public health andRead More