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HAITI-Three killed, several wounded during pre-Carnival celebration

At least three people including a police officer were killed and several others injured during separate incidents during pre-Carnival activities, the National Police of Haiti (PNH) reported on Tuesday. PNH deputy spokesman, Inspector Gary Desrosiers, said that during the pre-Carnival activities in Port-au-Prince, on Sunday: two people were killed shot and killed including the policeman. […]

Haiti president reaffirms commitment to PetroCaribe probe

President Jovenel Moise is promising that no one “will escape justice” as the leader of the radical opposition “Pitit Dessalin” Party yesterday called for continued street demonstrations in protest at the illegal use of the PetroCaribe funds . “Citizens’ demand for light to be made on the use of PetroCaribe funds testifies to the vitality of […]

CDB officially opens office in Haiti

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on Friday officially opened its Country Office in Haiti, the first outside its Headquarters in Barbados. To commemorate the occasion, Dr William Warren Smith, President of the Bank, hosted an inauguration event, which First Lady of the Republic of Haiti Her Excellency Martine Moïse, Apostolic Nuncio, Ambassador Eugène Martin Nugent, […]

Haiti – Minister removed from new government

Minister of Environment Osner Richard has been removed from office less than 48 hours after a new government was named in Haiti. Richard, who was appointed by presidential decree on Wednesday, was nominated by a consortium of political parties. The political parties have since named engineer Joseph Jouthe, a former technical director at the Office […]

No home in Haiti

Nearly seven years ago, Adrienne St Fume and her family fled their home as the earth shook and their city crumbled around them. They ended up in what was then a vacant lot overlooking a cluster of shops along a busy street in the Haitian capital – and they’ve been there ever since, as they […]

HAITI – Election protests continue

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Loud appeals by Haitian electoral officials for calm and patience as vote counting continues have been falling on deaf ears, with political parties and citizens clamouring for the results of Sunday’s first round of presidential elections. For several days, demonstrators have led violent protests on the streets of the capital, Port-au-Prince, clashing with […]

Haitians to vote on Sunday

Haitians vote in a long-delayed presidential election on Sunday that residents hope will stabilize the impoverished nation and help it get back on its feet after a devastating hurricane last month. The struggling Haitians, despite skepticism, look for the election to bring an end to a year of political uncertainty and deliver a president who […]

Boy killed in Haiti amid protest

A teenage boy was fatally shot in Haiti on Tuesday amid protests over delays in aid distribution after a Category 4 hurricane pummeled the Caribbean country last month. It is the second such death reported in the past week. Protesters were seen running through the streets of the southern coastal city of Les Cayes pushing […]

Missing after Matthew

On Saturday October 22, Barbados TODAY and CapitalMedia HD 99.3 will stand in solidarity with Haiti as they team up to stage a Radiothon to raise funds for the country ravaged by Hurricane Matthew. This week, we will feature the stories of Haitians as they coped with the disaster. PORT-A-PIMENT, Haiti – Nobody has seen or heard from Edma Desravine, […]

Wyclef Jean faces criminal probe over Haiti charity

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Wyclef Jean, the hip-hop artist and former candidate for the presidency of Haiti, says he is “committed to ensuring that things are made right” amid news of a criminal investigation into the finances of his personal charity. The musician’s lawyer, Avi Schick, confirmed that Jean’s Haitian aid organization, Yele, went out of business […]

CARICOM steps up to help Haiti

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has delivered a shipment of approximately US$53 000 worth of emergency relief supplies to hurricane-ravaged Haiti. The items were transported by the United States government, through the collaborative efforts of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Coordinating Unit and the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) in Jamaica. […]

Waiting for help

On Saturday October 22, Barbados TODAY and CapitalMedia HD 99.3 will stand in solidarity with Haiti as they team up to stage a Radiothon to raise funds for the country ravaged by Hurricane Matthew. This week, we will feature the stories of Haitians as they coped with the disaster.   by Nicole Best, CMC JEREMIE, Haiti – It’s two o’ clock in […]

Crop catastrophe

On Saturday October 22, Barbados TODAY and CapitalMedia HD 99.3 stand in solidarity with Haiti as they team up to stage a Radiothon to raise funds for the country ravaged by Hurricane Matthew. During this week we will feature the stories of Haitians as they coped with the disaster. by Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald MORNE […]

Weeping for Haiti

On Saturday October 22, Barbados TODAY and CapitalMedia HD 99.3 stand in solidarity with Haiti as they team up to stage a Radiothon to raise funds for the country ravaged by Hurricane Matthew. During this week we will feature the stories of Haitians as they coped with the disaster. The massive damage unleashed on Haiti […]

UN chief arrives in Haiti

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Les Cayes, Haiti, on Saturday after U.N. trucks were looted near the area where his plane touched down, as tempers flared among families desperate for aid after Hurricane Matthew. The Category 4 hurricane tore through Haiti on Oct. 4, killing about 1,000 people and leaving more than 1.4 […]

CARICOM rallies support for hurricane-ravaged country

Barbados and its Caribbean Community (CARICOM) neighbours are being asked not to abandon hurricane-hit Haiti and The Bahamas following the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew last week. CARICOM is rallying support to help meet the most pressing needs in the two member states as they embark on a recovery and rehabilitation process. During a CARICOM […]

Devastating!

The devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti and the Bahamas should serve as a “stark reality” to the region of the effects of climate change and the vulnerability of the Caribbean to natural disasters. Regional and international officials expressed this sentiment as they gathered in Barbados for the inaugural EU-Caribbean sustainable energy conference at […]

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