Pierspective Entraide Humanitaire seeks your help for Haitian earthquake relief

Pierspective Entraide Humanitaire seeks your help for Haitian earthquake relief

On August 14, 2021, Haiti was battered by a second powerful earthquake in just over a decade.  Still recovering from the devastating effects of the 2010 tragedy and already in political turmoil, the country was ill-prepared for another natural disaster.  As of August 19, 2,200 people were killed, 332 people missing, 12,000 injured, 600,000 displaced […]

Haitian gangs agree to a truce to allow aid distribution

Haitian gangs agree to a truce to allow aid distribution

Last Sunday, Haiti’s main armed gangs agreed to a truce to allow the distribution of humanitarian aid to the thousands of people affected by the earthquake, which has left at least 2,207 dead and over 12,000 injured so far. “Congratulations to us because at this moment we have decided to make peace,” said former police […]

Haiti quake survivors fear for children’s future

Haiti quake survivors fear for children’s future

Many survivors of the earthquake that killed more than 2,200 people in southern Haiti are growing worried about how they will provide for their children, with more than half a million minors feared to be at risk from the fallout. The Aug. 14 quake hammered infrastructure, destroying or damaging some 130,000 homes, cutting off roads […]

Haitian judge overseeing Moïse slaying case withdraws

Haitian judge overseeing Moïse slaying case withdraws

  PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The Haitian judge assigned to oversee the investigation into the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse has withdrawn from the case citing personal reasons, a decision that might delay the much-anticipated probe. Judge Mathieu Chanlatte, who was named to oversee the case less than a week ago, announced his decision in […]

Haiti, broken by an earthquake, now under the hammer of a tropical storm

Haiti, broken by an earthquake, now under the hammer of a tropical storm

Damage is everywhere including collapsed hospitals and churches Rescue work following the deadly earthquake which struck Haiti on Saturday has been hampered by heavy rains brought by Tropical Storm Grace. Tens of thousands of people left homeless by the quake had to decide whether to brave the storm under flimsy tarpaulins or risk returning into […]

Naomi Osaka will donate prize money to Haiti

Naomi Osaka will donate prize money to Haiti

In addition to donating prize money to relief efforts in Haiti following a deadly earthquake, tennis star Naomi Osaka said she plans to do more. “I feel like I’m not really doing that much,” Osaka said on Monday. “I’m trying to figure out what I can do. The prize money thing was the first thing […]

Another death associated with the late Haitian President Moïse

Another death associated with the late Haitian President Moïse

  The murder investigation of  President Jovenel Moïse made a violent turn for authorities last Thursday when a judicial clerk working for the case was found dead in Port-au-Prince. The victim, Ernst Lafortune, was having an evening meeting with his superior, Mathieu Chanlatte, a judge investigating the murder of President Jovenel Moïse on the night […]

Former Haiti top prosecutor dies mysteriously

Former Haiti top prosecutor dies mysteriously

Mystery surrounds the death of Claudey Gassant, the former Commissioner of the Government of Port-au-Prince, whose body was found at his residence in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic last Saturday. Gassant, who is best known for his role as the investigative judge tasked with finding out who murdered journalist Jean Léopold Dominique and a […]

Macandal, the first Haitian revolutionary leader Predates Toussaint L’Ouverture

Macandal, the first Haitian revolutionary leader  Predates Toussaint L’Ouverture

Francois Macandal was a charismatic and skilled leader of a slave revolt in Haiti in the 18th century.  Macandal was probably of West African or Congolese origin brought to St Domingue as a slave at the age of 12, it is believed he was sold to Lenormand plantation. As an adult he escaped the plantation […]

Unrest mars funeral of assassinated Haitian leader

Unrest mars funeral of assassinated Haitian leader

The sound of gunfire interrupted the funeral of the late Haitian President, Jovenel Moïse, who was shot dead two weeks ago. The US and other delegations left early after shooting rang out as the event got under way. Protesters blamed some of those at the service for the leader’s death. Authorities accuse foreign mercenaries of […]