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Weather and drought to blame as food insecurity doubles in Haiti

February 10, 2016
Weather and drought to blame as food insecurity doubles in Haiti PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- Haiti's third consecutive year of drought, exacerbated by the global El Niño weather phenomenon, has driven people deeper into poverty and hunger, and doubled the severely food-insecure population, the United Nations World Food Programme said.

Martelly demits office in Haiti

February 9, 2016
Martelly demits office in Haiti PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- Michel Martelly demitted office as president of Haiti when his five year term ended on Sunday. There was however no successor, as weeks of unrest following the first round of the presidential elections prevented the scheduled run-off in January.

Commentary: Michel Joseph Martelly adieu! The last spasms of the beast

February 9, 2016
Commentary: Michel Joseph Martelly adieu! The last spasms of the beast He was elected! Yes by those who voted for him, and especially by those who did not vote at all. Guilty! I did not vote in 2010 because I thought none of the candidates really interpolated me with programs that could drastically change the tragic situation of the vast majority of Haitians.

Agreement reached for transitional government in Haiti

February 8, 2016
Agreement reached for transitional government in Haiti PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- Just 22 hours before the end of President Michel Martelly's term without an elected president to succeed him, an agreement was reached for a transitional government in Haiti. Late on Friday, Martelly officially signed the agreement with...

Commentary: A memorandum for the OAS to facilitate its understanding of the Haitian political imbroglio

February 5, 2016
Commentary: A memorandum for the OAS to facilitate its understanding of the Haitian political imbroglio The Haitian nation is facing today a crucial period in its history. It must overcome a political transition marred with widely published controversy in which the sitting president cannot transfer power to an incoming president as prescribed in the 1987 Constitution. This situation is due to the fact that...

OAS mission says stakeholder discussions in Haiti at a delicate stage

February 4, 2016
OAS mission says stakeholder discussions in Haiti at a delicate stage PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- The Organization of American States (OAS) special mission currently in Haiti says that “the discussions between the Haitian stakeholders are at a very delicate and urgent stage amid the political situation that now faces the country with the imminent departure from office...

OAS delegation welcomes constructive discussions in Haiti

February 2, 2016
OAS delegation welcomes constructive discussions in Haiti PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- The special mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) to Haiti, headed by the chair of the Permanent Council, ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda, Sir Ronald Sanders, arrived in Port-au-Prince on Sunday.  The mission has so far met...

Commentary: How to get rid of this terrible suffering that gnaws my body and my heart?

February 1, 2016
Commentary: How to get rid of this terrible suffering that gnaws my body and my heart? I had decided no longer to write about the political situation in Haiti, until I read the press release issued on January 12, 2016 by the Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Haiti: "The EOM welcomes the steps taken by the Provisional Electoral...

UN Security Council calls for an end to further disruption of electoral process in Haiti

January 30, 2016
UN Security Council calls for an end to further disruption of electoral process in Haiti NEW YORK, USA -- Expressing strong concern regarding the indefinite postponement of the final round of elections in Haiti – scheduled for 27 December but postponed, for the second time, to January 24 – the United Nations Security Council on Friday reiterated its condemnation of...

Antigua-Barbuda ambassador to lead OAS mission to Haiti

January 29, 2016
Antigua-Barbuda ambassador to lead OAS mission to Haiti WASHINGTON, USA -- Antigua and Barbuda’s ambassador to the Organisation of American States (OAS), Sir Ronald Sanders, will lead a mission to Haiti at the request of the Haitian ambassador to the OAS, Bocchit Edmond, and the organisation’s secretary-general, Luis Almagro.

OAS to send special mission to Haiti to assess situation following suspension of elections

January 28, 2016
OAS to send special mission to Haiti to assess situation following suspension of elections WASHINGTON, USA -- The Organization of American States (OAS) will send a special mission to assess the situation in Haiti in response to a request by Haitian President Michel Martelly, according to an agreement reached on Wednesday by the Permanent Council of the institution.

CARICOM calls for urgent resolution of Haiti's political crisis

January 27, 2016
CARICOM calls for urgent resolution of Haiti's political crisis GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has called on all the stakeholders in Haiti’s electoral process to do their utmost to resolve the current political crisis. The Community, in a statement on Tuesday, condemned the acts of violence that have marred the electoral...

Commentary: Haiti: A mockery of a nation

January 27, 2016
Commentary: Haiti: A mockery of a nation What good is it to have been a free nation for 212 years, but still remain slaves for a lifetime? We pride ourselves as being the first black country to gain independence, we boast in our narcissistic ways, we are willing to fight for the satisfaction of claiming a nation as ours, but yet...

Haiti elections postponed indefinitely

January 25, 2016
Haiti elections postponed indefinitely PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- Haiti was scheduled to hold the second round presidential and second round partial legislative elections on Sunday but on Friday afternoon the country’s Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) announced their indefinite postponement, citing security concerns.

Commentary: Et tu, Brute!

January 22, 2016
Commentary: Et tu, Brute! This sentence, reported by Suetonius, a Roman historian, and popularized by William Shakespeare through his play Julius Caesar, was uttered by the Emperor around 44 BC when the Roman Senate came to assassinate him and he recognized Marcus Brutus, his confidant and adviser.

Haitian-American auto guru shows Caribbean kids the way

January 21, 2016
Haitian-American auto guru shows Caribbean kids the way DETROIT, USA -- Ralph Gilles, the highest ranking Caribbean auto executive kicked off the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) with an exclusive interview with Caribbean News Now contributor Claudette de la Haye. The journeys of Ralph Gilles and myself were encapsulated...

OAS electoral mission concerned over political impasse in Haiti

January 21, 2016
OAS electoral mission concerned over political impasse in Haiti PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- The electoral observation mission (EOM) of the Organisation of American States (OAS) in Haiti, consistent with its position that favours competitive elections for the improvement of Haitian democracy, has expressed its concern over the current political impasse.

Haitian author shares his thoughts on the crisis in Haiti and the road to healing

January 19, 2016
Haitian author shares his thoughts on the crisis in Haiti and the road to healing TAMPA, USA -- Minister and author Odule Bitol was a potential presidential candidate in the Haitian elections, before pulling out of the race in June 2015. Bitol has remained quiet since that time, but now feels the need to speak out regarding the political crisis in his native country.

US issues travel alert over zika virus in Caribbean

January 18, 2016
US issues travel alert over zika virus in Caribbean ATLANTA, USA -- The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday issued a travel warning for the Caribbean region where infection with zika, a mosquito-borne virus, is a risk. The CDC also cautioned pregnant women not to travel to those areas as zika has been linked...

Progress in Haiti six years after earthquake but 'deteriorating' situation for those still in camps

January 16, 2016
Progress in Haiti six years after earthquake but 'deteriorating' situation for those still in camps PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- Six years after the devastating earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people and left at least 1.5 million homeless, the United Nations has underlined that humanitarian action has achieved significant results, but that the situation has been deteriorating since June.

Commentary: Brave Haiti, don't be afraid of a transitional government

January 16, 2016
Commentary: Brave Haiti, don't be afraid of a transitional government This coming Sunday January 24th will represent a showdown between the people of Haiti and their government. In a flawed election that has been found corrupt at all levels, the CEP or electoral council, under strong influence from the government, is ignoring the voice of the people to stop and...

Volunteers head to Haiti to protect orphanage besieged by lightning

January 13, 2016
Volunteers head to Haiti to protect orphanage besieged by lightning HARTFORD, USA -- Haiti is no stranger to natural disasters and severe weather, as devastating earthquakes, hurricanes and floods have taken their toll on the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Haiti is also extremely vulnerable to lightning, which is a common weather threat that...

Commentary: Haiti 1806, 1986, 2016: Let my people go! Let my people go!

January 9, 2016
Commentary: Haiti 1806, 1986, 2016: Let my people go! Let my people go! Haiti, after its magnificent epic day of January 1, 1804, when it declared for itself and for the rest of the world that slavery is anathema to God’s mission for man on earth, fell from its pedestal of light for the world on October 17, 1806. It conspired to assassinate its founder father Jean Jacques...

Presidential run-off in Haiti a step in the right direction, says OAS

January 8, 2016
Presidential run-off in Haiti a step in the right direction, says OAS PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (EOM/OAS) in Haiti has welcomed the establishment of a date for the presidential run-off as a "step in the right direction", and called upon all actors to work towards improving conditions...

Presidential runoff elections in Haiti set for January 24

January 7, 2016
Presidential runoff elections in Haiti set for January 24 PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- Following a working meeting on Tuesday with President Michel Martelly, Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) has confirmed in a letter signed by its president, Pierre-Louis Opont, "that it is able to guarantee the organization of the second round...

The ultimate Caribbean driving experience at the 2016 North American International Auto Show

January 7, 2016
The ultimate Caribbean driving experience at the 2016 North American International Auto Show DETROIT, Michigan -- The launch of the Ultimate Caribbean Driving Experience in the Motor City capital of the world brings a fresh focus to Detroit’s 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). January 11, 2016, kicks off with 1,800 foreign members of the press, then the world’s largest...

Commentary: How Haitians used social media to upset the elections

January 7, 2016
Commentary: How Haitians used social media to upset the elections Haitians have borrowed a page from the Arab Spring social revolutions to upset Haiti’s latest elections. And so far, the Haitian masses, activists, social media influencers and well-informed objective journalists have helped the poor score a win. This is in spite of a major US newspaper that...

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