UNMIJUSTH Gives Positive Assessment of its Achievements in Haiti

United Nations Mission for the Support of Justice (UNMIJUSTH) made a positive assessment of its achievements, alongside the Haitian authorities, during the last 18 months spent in the country. The achievements covers three axes: reinforcement of the rule of law, promotion of human rights and professionalization of the National Police, radio Television Caraïbes reports. Continue reading

8th Edition of Diaspora Week Held in Dominican Republic

Alterpresse reports that the 8th edition of Diaspora Week began in Monday and will end this Sunday in the Dominican Republic, around the theme “For a culture of peace at the binational level.” Lots of shared activities between Haiti and DR are planned on the program. This edition of Diaspora Week aims to strengthen ties between the two peoples and promote cultural, tourist and commercial exchanges in Haiti. Continue reading

Haiti Ranked 62nd out of 180 Countries on Freedom of Press Worldwide

Reporters Without Borders has published its latest report on freedom of press worldwide. Out of 180 countries taken into account, Haiti is ranked 62nd. Lack of financial resources, lack of support from institutions, difficult access to information, acts of intimidation and aggression, are among the difficulties journalists face in carrying out their job in Haiti according to Reporters Without Borders, le National reports. Continue reading

Television Program Raising Campaign, “Vilaj Kado” is Launched

Je Klere Ayiti Foundation, the Office of Cultural Affairs of the United States Embassy in Haiti and the Office of the First Lady, launched a television program of public education and awareness raising campaign,”Vilaj kado”. Several government officials, members of the diplomatic corps and civil society members were present.
“The future of every country is in the youth. We believe that the culture of civic duty must begin at an early age. We support this creative proposal by Fondasyon Klere Ayiti aimed at reaching the general public on important issues of civic responsibility that will be conveyed through cartoons, ” said Robin Diallo, representative of the American embassy, le Nouvelliste reports. Continue reading

Insecurity Increases in the Commune of Ranquitte

Ranquitte mayor, Edelin Philippe, expresses his deep concern about the rise of insecurity in the area. During the past week, two people were killed with machetes. However, Philippe complains that, in Ranquitte, for a population estimated at nearly 27,000 only two police officers are on duty, with no adequate equipment to carry out their work. He is asking that police officials increase the number of police officers in this area to ensure the safety of the population, le National reports. Continue reading

Beauty & Style

Makeup Mondays: 3 Haitian Beauty Brands to Add to Your List

Over the past few years, Haitian-owned brands have worked to make their mark in the beauty industry. For this installment of #MakeUpMonday, I’ve decided to include products from Haitian-owned businesses in a beauty haul. The video includes the latest skin care, makeup and hair care products I’ve picked up from a few female and Haitian-owned businesses. Continue reading

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