Jean-Michel Lapin is Haiti’s new prime minister

Jean-Michel Lapin  is Haiti’s new prime minister

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti— Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise  yesterday confirmed Jean-Michel Lapin in his post as the country’s new prime minister, just weeks after the Chamber of Deputies censured his predecessor’s six-month-old government. The new administration that Lapin — currently the acting prime minister — must assemble with Moise will face pressing problems such as the high […]

Haiti carnival scrapped after unrest

Haiti carnival scrapped after unrest

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti –  Haiti’s minister of culture and communication announced  last week that national carnival celebrations will be cancelled in the wake of violent protests that paralysed the country for more than 10 days. “Organising a national carnival requires preparation time,” Jean-Michel Lapin told reporters. “Technically, it is too late for the government to discuss […]

Chile deports hundreds of Haitians

Chile deports hundreds of Haitians

Chile has deported nearly 200 Haitians after they were found to be in possession of false statements and documents on entering the South American country. Chile’s Investigative Police (IDP) said the Haitians were prevented from entering the country during the period March 2-5 with 169 Haitians being turned away at the Santiago Airport after they […]

Barbados condemns discrimination against Haitians by CARICOM member states

Barbados condemns discrimination against Haitians by CARICOM member states

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Government of Barbados has expressed concern that citizens of Haiti have to obtain visas in order to travel to some CARICOM member states, although it is a member of the regional integration movement. “Barbados has always thought that this was a little inequitable and discriminatory,” Prime Minister Freundel Stuart said as […]

Oxfam apologizes to Haiti government over sex scandal

Oxfam apologizes to Haiti government over sex scandal

Oxfam formally apologized to Haiti on Monday over the prostitution scandal rocking the aid charity, expressing its “shame” and vowing to do better as it handed over a damning internal report into the allegations. Made public earlier in the day, Oxfam’s 2011 report into the behavior of aid workers sent to Haiti following a devastating […]

Haiti’s president hits out at Oxfam abuse scandal

Haiti’s president hits out at Oxfam abuse scandal

PORT-AU-PRINCE , Haiti – Haiti’s president has condemned the “serious violation of human dignity” by Oxfam following the sex allegations against aid workers in the country. The charity has issued an “unreserved apology” to the Government, donors, supporters and the people of Haiti over its handling of incidents including the alleged use of prostitutes by […]

Haiti’s former president Martelly banned from carnival in Jacamel and Gonaives

Haiti’s former president Martelly banned from carnival in Jacamel and Gonaives

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -Former Haiti’s president Michel Martelly, aka Sweet Micky, has been banned from performing at carnival in the cities of Jacmel and Gonaives. Both cities have banned Sweet Micky. the former president’s gyrating alter-ego from performing at their carnivals after religious leaders, feminists and human rights groups launched a protest of Martelly’s participation in […]

Vodou tour of Haiti to raise money for development projects

Vodou tour of Haiti to raise money for development projects

A tour company in Prince Edward Island is offering Canadians an opportunity this spring to learn more about the religious culture of Haiti, while providing assistance with the country’s economic development. Sagrado Tours has partnered with people in Haiti to produce the sacred Vodou Tour. But so far few people have shown an interest in […]

Haiti ranked country with most overcrowded prisons

Haiti ranked country with most overcrowded prisons

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti  – Haiti has been ranked as the worst country for the most overcrowded prisons in the world, according to information released by World Prison Brief (WPB). According to the London-based publication, at the end of January the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country topped the 205 countries surveyed for the most overcrowded […]

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