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 […]

Haiti reaches one-year free of cholera mark

Haiti reaches one-year free of cholera mark

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Friday January 24, 2020 – The cholera outbreak in Haiti that began in October 2010, affecting over 820,000 people and killing 9,792, has been stopped in its tracks, with the country reaching one-year free of confirmed cases this week. The achievement follows concerted efforts from Haiti, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and […]

Haitians remember victims of massive earthquake 10 years on

Haitians remember victims of massive earthquake 10 years on

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Haitians last Sunday remembered the victims of the massive earthquake that killed more than 100,000 people a decade ago, although the ceremony was marked by a protest against political mismanagement now and then. President Jovenel Moise laid flowers at a memorial to the victims at a cemetery outside Port-au-Prince, joined by clergy, […]

The Caribbean – devoted to the good life

The Caribbean – devoted to the good life

If occasional crises – hurricanes, revolutions and most recently, Haiti’s devastating earthquake – have crumpled this picture postcard view, the Caribbean remains a region largely devoted to the good life. First, some geography. The islands are divided into three broad groups. To the west are the Greater Antilles: mainly independent countries including Cuba, Jamaica and […]

Haiti on verge of famine, starvation looms

Haiti on verge of famine, starvation looms

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The World Food Program warns Haiti is approaching famine like conditions, with more than 1 in 3 people in the country of 11 million in need of urgent assistance. A food assessment in October finds 1 million of the nearly 3.7 million people suffering severe food shortages in Haiti are facing an […]

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