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Rest in peace Oscar Montironi

Rest in peace Oscar Montironi The sad news fell like a whip on the back of the Haitian football family Tuesday morning February 12, 2019, Argentine footballer Oscar Montironi former player of the Violette Athletic Club has died. Indeed, Oscar Montironi, ex-VAC midfielder, died during the evening of Monday February 11th. So he died in his adopted country. Arrived in Haiti in 1975 with his compatriots Barionuevo and Ricato, Montironi showed his talents during his first outing at the Sylvio Cator stadium during the Olympic football tournament against the AiglesRead More


Port-au-Prince officially cancels all carnival related activities for 2019

Port-au-Prince officially cancels all carnival related activities for 2019 The city of Port-au-Prince has officially canceled all carnival related activities for the year 2019. In a statement released Wednesday morning, Mayor Youri Chevry explains that in light of recent violent street demonstrations, the city will not be able to guarantee the safety of carnival participants. “The Port-au-Prince Municipal Administration announces the cancellation of all 2019 Carnival related activities. Following days of crisis that have paralyzed Port-au-Prince and several provincial towns, the Port-au-Prince Municipal Administration have decided to cancel the pre-carnivalRead More


Haiti in self destruction mode

Haiti in self destruction mode Haiti’s economy is starting to feel the effects of the recent 10 days shutdown. Although things are slowly getting back to normal, economists and tourism experts agree that it will take years before the country gets back what it lost over the last couple of weeks in term of economic advantage and the major damage caused to its tourism industry. The violence that accompanied the street demonstrations forced the US State Department to classify Haiti as a level 4 risk for traveler alongside waring countriesRead More


Haiti’s airports declared illegal

Haiti’s airports declared illegal Several virtual travel agencies including the popular expedia have classified both Haiti’s international airports as illegal. This decision is based on the latest violent street demonstrations with wide range acts of vandalism and violence. Pierre Chauvet, an expert in travel and tourism told local radio station Magic 9 that this decision also cancels all hotel rooms and virtually erase Haiti as a tourist destination. According to Mr. Chauvet, it will take years to recover from this decision. “With so many Online Travel Agencies (OTA) removing HaitiRead More


Haiti’s government urges the population to resume regular activities

In a note released Sunday afternoon, Haiti’s government asks the population to resume its regular activities as of Monday February 18th. The country has been rocked by streets demonstrations over the last nine days. These demonstrations have brought all social and economic activities to a halt. “The Government of the Republic of Haiti invites the entire population to resume normal activities on Monday, February 18, 2019. Schools, universities, commercial and industrial enterprises and public administration will operate at regular schedule. While continuing to guarantee the democratic and constitutional rights ofRead More


U.S. Embassy statement on Haiti

U.S. Embassy statement on Haiti  The United States Government shares the desire of the Haitian people for a better future for Haiti.  Genuine dialogue and compromise, leading to a transparent and accountable government, can best serve the needs and aspirations of the Haitian people.  In this connection, the United States Government welcomes President Moise’s call for national dialogue. Since February 7, the Haitian people have suffered increasing violence, resulting in the death of innocent civilians and the destruction of public and private property.  The United States Government urges all citizens,Read More


Statement by the Chairman of CARICOM on the Violent Protests in Haiti

Statement by the Chairman of CARICOM on the Violent Protests in Haiti The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply concerned about the continuing violent protests in Haiti, which have resulted in the loss of life, property, destruction of infrastructure and caused grave distress. The Community calls for calm and a cessation of the violence, appealing to all involved to engage in constructive dialogue and to respect the Constitution, the rule of law and democratic processes so that issues can be resolved in a peaceful atmosphere and allow for the return toRead More


The core group supports Jovenel Moise

The core group supports Jovenel Moise The core group which is a coalition that includes the special representative of the United Nations, ambassadors from Brazil, Germany, Canada, Spain, France, the United States and the special representative of the Organisation of American States issued a strongly worded statement this Sunday afternoon in support of Haitian President Jovenl Moise. The Core Group deplores the loss of life and property damage caused by the unacceptable acts of violence that took place during the rallies, while commending the professionalism demonstrated by the Haitian NationalRead More


Petion-Ville and Port-au-Prince cancel pre-carnival activities

Petion-Ville and Port-au-Prince cancel pre-carnival activities Pre-carnival festivities are being canceled in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area as it was paralyzed by two consecutive days of demonstrations and strike. Thousands took to the streets over the last few days to protest steep hike in price for food and other basic products. The city of Petion-Ville which has become the financial capital of Haiti since the January 2010 earthquake was the first to cancel its festivities. In a note released early Friday, the city council announced to the public that there willRead More


Jovenel Moise calls for calm as he meets rice importers and local producers

Jovenel Moise calls for calm as he meets rice importers and local producers Haitian President Jovenel Moïse calls for calm as he met with rice importers and local producers this Friday at the national palace. The purpose of this high level meeting was to find ways to lower price of rice and other basic products. Port-au-Prince and several other cities have been rocked by large street demonstrations over the last couple of days as the population protested against high price of food and the fall of the Haitian currency versusRead More