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Gentrification Is Pushing Haitians Out Of Miami’s Little Haiti

With the steep rise of rents and the closure of cultural touchstones like botanicas, some Haitian immigrants don’t feel at home in their own neighborhood.  Continue reading

Kodak Black Says He Reshaped The Culture For All Haitians

It’s been a little over a month since Kodak Black has been released from jail and the “There He Go” rapper has wasted no time getting back into things.

Late Wednesday night (Sept. 19), Kodak took to Instagram to hint at the status of new music. Posing with Pharrell Williams, Black flexed a humble brag on the social media platform. Continue reading


Haiti's New Prime Minister, Water Infrastructure Act, Football Concussion Doctor & Historic Sale

Last week, both chambes of parliament in Haiti voted in favor of a new Prime Minister, Jean-Henry Céant. Residents are hoping the change in government will help stabilize the nation. Earlier this summer, fuel prices in Haiti rose by 51 percent, leaving the country in economic turmoil. Sundial talked to Miami Herald reporter Jacqueline Charles, who reports on Haiti, about what a new prime minister means for the nation. Continue reading

New Harvesting Techniques Bring Hope to Haiti’s Vetiver Farmers

TRICON, HAITI – Pierre Sonore earns an income toiling in the rolling grass fields of rural Tricon.

For decades, small-scale farmers in this area of Les Cayes, a borough in southern Haiti, have been growing vetiver, the country’s most valuable agricultural export. Sonore started when he was just 17 but quickly found that farming the perennial plant known for its fragrant, high-quality oil was a high-stakes activity.  Continue reading

Appointment of Ministers-Delegates Overshadows Haiti's Policy

Port-au-Prince, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The political moods in Haiti have not calmed down and a cloud is shading today the country with the reinstatement of three ministers of the previous administration, now minister-delegates. Continue reading

The police chief raises his voice against bandits.

The director of the Haitian Police, Michel Ange Gedeon, warned that he could possibly resort to interventions to restore peace in Martissant neighborhoods controlled by armed gangs.
“We will take all necessary steps to restore order in Village de Dieu, Arcahaie and Petit Bourg de Borgne“ said Gideon firmly. Continue reading

Seeing him has a price, 2500 gourdes to speak to one Haitian pastor

It takes 2500 gourdes to obtain a private emergency meeting with the self-proclaimed prophet Mackenson Dorilas. Dorilas was attacked Tuesday evening by a sanction of the ministry of cults forbidding him to evangelize on the national territory until he provides the legal documents attesting to his ability to act as pastor. Continue reading

From January to September 2018…

The National Episcopal Commission Justice and Peace (JILAP) has recorded 515 deaths because of insecurity in the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince, from January to September 2018. Among these victims, the JILAP has 415 deaths from gunshots. The organization's observation officer, Rosevelson Appolon, said that more than 60 percentof these deaths are recorded in Port-au-Prince, particularly at the southern entrance to the capital. Continue reading

Jean-Henry Céant takes control of Parliament

Ratified last Sunday by Parliament and installed Monday in office, Prime Minister Jean-Henry Céant has not been resting. Between his first Council of Ministers on Wednesday, a meeting with ministers, another meeting with members of the CSPN and the formation of his private cabinet, the new head of government wants to go fast. Continue reading

Graduation of the 29th promotion of the Haitian National Police.

Graduation on Wednesday morning at the police academy of the twenty-ninth promotion of the National Police of Haiti made up of one hundred and eighty-eight (188) young women and five hundred and four ( 504) men. A ceremony that took place in the presence of the President of the Republic, who had with him other officials of the State including the Prime Minister Jean Henry Céant. Continue reading

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