Haiti: 3.6 million people affected by food insecurity

Some 3.6 million Haitians or 700,000 families are affected by food insecurity, including 1.5 million who are in a serious situation, according to a report from the Government. Continue reading

Report on the Management of the Petrocaribe Funds Postponed

Radio Metropole reports that the Superior Court of Accounts and Administrative Litigation has postponed the publication of the report on the management of the Petrocaribe funds for a month. To justify this decision, the Court's leaders mentioned, among other things, the February riots, the financial difficulties caused by the downward revision of the Court's draft budget for 2018-2019 financial year. Continue reading

Senator Gracia Delva in Communication with Gang Leader Arnel Joseph

Jean Renel Sénatus, President of the Security and Justice Commission of the Senate, said he received proof of phone communications between the phone number of gang leader Arnel Joseph and that of Senator of Artibonite Gracia Delva, from January 15th to March 1st, 2019. Some of these calls lasted more than 10 minutes, including one that lasted 15 minutes and 32 seconds, said Senator Jean Renel Sénatus, le Nouvelliste reports. Continue reading

Several Magistrate Fired for not Being Certified

Several magistrates were fired after s probe discovered that they lacked academic credentials.
Of the 39 magistrates reviewed, seven have not been certified, five are laid off and the remainder are admitted and can continue to serve in the judiciary, le National reports. Continue reading

Residents Whose Homes Were Burned Demand Restitution

Alterpresse reports that dozens of residents of Tokyo, Lasaline, Cité Soleil neighborhoods organized a peaceful march on Monday. They were demanding for justice and compensation following the burning of their homes by gang members. Continue reading

Arts & Culture

Rhum Barbancourt: Delivering Quality Haitian Liquor for More Than a Century

For four generations, the Gardere family has operated one of Haiti’s most famous exports — Rhum Barbancourt. The company was founded in 1862 by the late Thierry Gardere’s great-great uncle, Dupré Barbancourt, who moved to the Haiti from France the same year he founded the company, Take a look below for a glimpse behind the scenes of one of Haiti’s most famous brands. Continue reading

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