Tennis champion Naomi Osaka visits Haiti, her father’s homeland

Tennis champion Naomi Osaka visits Haiti, her father’s homeland

Three-time Grand Slam singles  champion Naomi Osaka arrived in Haiti on Monday last for a “surprise and discreet visit.” An official from the Haitian Ministry of Sports said that Osaka, 22, was accompanied by a few members of her family and is expected to visit the famous Citadelle Laferrière, in Milot (North). The winner of […]

Haiti moves closer to constitutional referendum, elections

Haiti moves closer to constitutional referendum, elections

PORT-AU-PRINCE- Haitian President Jovenel Moise has appointed nine members to a provisional electoral council tasked with preparing a constitutional referendum and organizing local, municipal, legislative and presidential elections in Haiti. Moise has ruled the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation by decree since mid-January and in recent weeks renewed protests against his leadership have flared up. The […]

Activists call for status for asylum seekers in essential jobs

Activists call for status for asylum seekers in essential jobs

MONTREAL — A group seeking status for asylum seekers who were employed as essential workers during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Quebec says it intends to step up pressure on the federal and provincial governments to follow through on their promises.on An overnight sit-in wrapped up Saturday in front of Prime Minister […]

Thousands in Haiti protest ‘immoral’ new criminal code

Thousands in Haiti protest ‘immoral’ new criminal code

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Several thousand members of Protestant churches demonstrated on Sunday in Port-au-Prince against the country’s new criminal code, which they consider “immoral” because it penalises discrimination based on sexual orientation. “If a pastor doesn’t want to marry two men together or two women, he will be arrested and at risk for one to […]

‘Driving while Black’ demonstration hits the streets of Montreal

MONTREAL – Long lines of  motor vehicles driven by Black drivers hit the streets here on Sunday as part of a demonstration to denounce racial profiling, and to bring awareness to the phenomenon of “driving while Black,” in which members of the Black community are frequently stopped by police. The demonstration took place a few […]

Japanese-Haitian tennis star Naomi Osaka is the highest-paid female athlete

Japanese-Haitian tennis star Naomi Osaka is the highest-paid female athlete

Tennis Star, Japanese-Haitian tennis star Naomi Osaka is the highest-paid female athlete According to Forbes, the Japanese-Haitian athlete earned a total of $37.4 million USD from prize money and endorsements between June 2019 and May 2020. Osaka is currently backed by 15 endorsement partners ranging from Nissan Motor, Shiseido and Yonex, with almost all of […]

Haiti seeks enhanced cooperation with Canada to develop health care system

Haiti  seeks enhanced cooperation with Canada  to develop health care system

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Haiti is seeking to strengthen its health system by developing enhanced cooperation with Canada. This was one topic discussed during a meeting between Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe and the Canadian Ambassador accredited to Haiti, Stuart Savage. During the recent meeting, Savage said he was open to any request from the Haitian Government […]

Haiti opposition condemns country’s slide into rule by decree

Haiti opposition condemns country’s slide  into rule by decree

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Haitian opposition politicians on Tuesday condemned the country’s slide into rule by decree under President Jovenel Moise after the failure to renew parliament, creating a political vacuum. In the early hours of Monday, the president said the mandates of lower house deputies and most senators formally expired because no successors were elected in […]

Jouthe Joseph named new prime minister of Haiti

Jouthe Joseph named new prime minister of Haiti

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — President Jovenel Moïse said he has named Environment Minister Jouthe Joseph as the new prime minister, replacing Jean Michel Lapin. “Following consultations I had with different sectors of the country, I chose Citizen Jouthe Joseph as new Prime Minister,” Moise said in a brief statement on Monday, adding that Joseph […]

US retains hundreds of illegally acquired artifacts to Haiti

US retains hundreds of illegally acquired artifacts to Haiti

WASHINGTON, United States – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Art Crime Team has returned more than 450 cultural and historical artifacts to Haiti in the largest repatriation of art from the United State to the French-speaking Caribbean nation. Representatives from the US Embassy in Port-au-Prince, the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and […]

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