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4.3 magnitude earthquake recorded in Haiti

4.3 magnitude earthquake recorded in Haiti

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.3 was recorded in Port au Prince and surrounding areas on Saturday. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said that the tremor, which occurred at 4:14 p.m. (local time), was widely felt in the departments of the Central Plateau and Port Au Prince. The epicenter of the earthquake was […]

HAITI – Minister fired amid corruption scandal

HAITI – Minister fired amid corruption scandal

PORT-AU-PRINCE – A Haitian Government Minister was yesterday sacked in a move President Jovenel Moise said was intended to keep his Government clear of corruption allegations. Minister of Social Affairs and Labour Roosevelt Bellevue was relieved of his duties amid widespread reports of his alleged involvement in the over-charging of kits to school children. The […]

Canada opens Montreal stadium to Haitian refugees fleeing U.S.

Canada opens Montreal stadium to Haitian refugees fleeing U.S.

Reports here say as a surge of asylum-seeking Haitians fleeing the United States amid increasing deportation fears is overwhelming Canadian immigration agencies and has forced the opening of the massive Olympic Stadium in Montreal to temporarily house some of the refugees. PRAIDA, a government-funded immigrant-support program in Quebec, said it received 1,200 new requests from […]

Heavy rains in Haiti trigger landslides

Heavy rains in Haiti trigger landslides

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Haiti has been hit by more tragedy. Although the impact was nowhere near the scale of the destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew last year, torrential rains on Wednesday left a trail of death and damage in the country. One person is reported dead and scores have been injured, including five in critical condition. […]

Downpours ruin spring harvest in beleaguered southwest Haiti

Downpours ruin spring harvest in beleaguered southwest Haiti

Flooding in southwest Haiti has wiped out as much as 80 per cent of the spring harvest in a beleaguered region that is nearly completely dependent on farming, officials said Friday. About five days of rain saturated swaths of the Caribbean region and triggered flooding across southwest Haiti, drowning crops and causing at least four […]

HAITI – UN child sex ring

HAITI – UN child sex ring

PORT-AU-PRINCE – In the ruins of a tropical hideaway where jetsetters once sipped rum under the Caribbean sun, the abandoned children tried to make a life for themselves. They begged and scavenged for food, but they never could scrape together enough to beat back the hunger, until the UN peacekeepers moved in a few blocks […]

HAITI: 34 killed as bus slams into crowd

HAITI: 34 killed as bus slams into crowd

Thirty-four people were killed and 17 injured on Sunday when a bus slammed into a crowd in the city of Gonaives. The police report that the bus first hit two pedestrians, killing one. The bus then ploughed into a band of street musicians, leaving dozens dead. The injured were rushed to hospital by the emergency […]

Haiti says final farewell to former president Rene Preval

Haiti says final farewell to former president Rene Preval

Thousands of Haitians gathered on Saturday to say an emotional final farewell to former President Rene Preval, 74, the country’s first democratically elected leader to peacefully transfer power to his successors. In two hours of religious and civil ceremonies, bishops and family members remembered the soft-spoken former agronomist as a man of simplicity who held […]

Haiti’s new leader

Haiti’s new leader

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Haiti officially has a new elected president. Jovenel Moise was installed this morning as the French speaking nation’s 58th president in a brief ceremony that was attended by former President Michel Martelly, as well as Caribbean and international dignitaries. The 48-year-old entrepreneur and political novice took the oath of office at the Haitian […]

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