New Online Marketplace Based In Haiti Launches

With a few clicks on a computer, Haitian entrepreneurs will now be able to share their services and businesses worldwide through SevisPlus, an online marketplace where users can find creative and professional services that launched this summer. Continue reading

Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art Of The Caribbean Archipelago

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University announced its headlining exhibition for this year’s Art Basel season, Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago (Oct. 13 – Jan. 13). The first major survey of this size and scope of 21st century art by 67 contemporary Caribbean artists representing 14 Caribbean countries, including Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, whose works offer expansive perspectives that transcend the boundaries imposed upon Caribbean cultures. Continue reading

Who Is Behind PetroCaribeChallenge Movement

A few months after Jean-Bertrand Aristide was ousted as president of Haiti following a bloody coup d’etat on September 30, 1991, something amazing happened. A seemingly spontaneous right-wing opposition movement sprung out of nowhere. The name of the group was Revolutionary Front Armed for the Progress of Haiti (FRAPH). Its leader was Emmanuel Constant. Continue reading

Attacking Domestic Violence In The Haitian Community

Melissa Bernier never imagined that she would be a victim of domestic violence, until she found herself in an abusive relationship. As is the case for many victims, her abuse began verbally and gradually escalated to physical assaults. Continue reading

PHOTOS: 8th Edition Of Gouts Et Saveurs Lakay Wraps Up

Last month hundreds of people gathered at the Karibe Hotel in Petion Ville to celebrate the 8th annial Gouts et Saveurs Lakay food festival. The highlight of the weekendlong affair was the Village Gourmand, a culinary delight. Fair goers were presented with an array of amazing Creole and international dishes. In addition lically made goods were in full display. Below is a photographic journey through the Village. Continue reading

Haiti And Mexico Sign MOU On Defence Cooperation

Haiti has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mexico on defence cooperation as well as training and cooperation in military matters. Continue reading

“My commitment to families remains for me a priority,” said the President of the Republic on his Twitter account.

President Jovenel Moïse was to take part this week at the 17th Summit of the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) which is taking place from 6 to 12 October in Ereran, Armenia. Because of the magnitude 5.9 earthquake that left 17 dead last Saturday in three departments, the head of state had to cancel his trip to Europe to coordinate post-disaster aid. Continue reading

Inauguration of an infectious diseases treatment center.

US Ambassador of Haiti Michele Sison joined the Ministry of Health, the St. Boniface Foundation in Haiti and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to inaugurate the new Center of infectious disease treatment and emergency care.

The treatment center is a facility that has 33 beds with isolation rooms to treat patients and protect the public from contagious diseases such as cholera and tuberculosis… Continue reading

Outsourcing workers dissatisfied after raising the minimum wage.

The general coordinator of the National Coordination of Haitian Workers, Dominique St Eloi, denounces the weakness of the new daily minimum wage in the subcontracting sector defined by decree published Monday.
According to him the amount of 420 gourdes is too low and does not even compensate for the high inflation that affects the workers.

Dominique St Eloi denounces the lack of willingness of the government to dialogue. He announces the mobilization of the workers to obtain the opening of negotiations. Continue reading

Humanitarian institutions must contact the Civil Protection before intervening in earthquake affected areas.

The Ministry of Culture and Communication asks all national and international institutions interested in providing all forms of material or food assistance to report to the Office of Civil Protection in Haiti, to have a formal authorization of this institution.

This ministry warns the workers in these departments, that the National Police of Haiti (PNH) has received instructions to stop the vehicles carrying humanitarian aid for victims of the earthquake without the written authorization, of the Directorate of the Civil Protection. Continue reading

Evaluation of school buildings affected by the earthquake of October, 6, 2018.

Four national and private schools were destroyed in Pilate, in the Nord department, according to the first assessments. All the national schools in Plaisance (North of Haiti) were damaged. 42 institutional buildings, including schools, churches and other institutions, were also heavily or slightly damaged in Gros Morne (Artibonite). The Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training is considering emergency measures for the resumption of school activities. Continue reading

South Florida

Arrest Made In One Of Back-To-Back Robberies At Little Haiti Electrical Supply Shop

Miami police made an arrest in one of two burglaries last month at a Little Haiti electrical supply shop.

Detectives say Kriston Leandrew Kelly, 28, is responsible for the Sept. 1 burglary at Rexel Electric Supply, located at 6767 NE 4th Ave. The store was also robbed on Sept. 3, but no arrests have been made in that case. Continue reading

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