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Haitian Times News Roundup – Sept. 20

South Florida 

Miami community mourns 12-year-old Haitian girl killed in fatal crash

MIAMI (WSVN) – A community is in mourning following the death of a 12-year-old girl in Northwest Miami-Dade.

Lapsca Philogene died in a car crash on her way to school after three vehicles collided at the intersection of Northwest 163rd Street and North Miami Avenue, Tuesday morning. Continue reading

Tech

Haiti Tech Summit Encourages Innovation through Technology

This past June, over 100 speakers from around the world convened in Cotes de Acardins, Haiti, at the second annual Haiti Tech Summit. Among them was UC Irvine Dean Michael Dennin, a renowned scientist, author, and professor. The conference, organized by the Global Startup Ecosystem, brings together scholars and innovators to discuss the ability of new technology to revitalize Haiti’s entrepreneurial economy. Continue reading

Latest News

TPS, Temporary Protected Status, Donald Trump

California, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C., are leading a multistate coalition supporting plaintiffs fighting the Trump administration’s decision to end temporary protected status (TPS) for thousands of Haitian nationals Continue reading

Haiti

Humanitarian coalition urges Canada to combat sexual misconduct

A coalition of Canadian aid organizations are banding together to prevent and combat sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment, after a sexual misconduct scandal at Oxfam Great Britain shook the international development and humanitarian sector earlier this year. Continue reading

The new Haiti Minister of Tourism has a lot of work to do

The new Minister of Tourism, Marie-Christine Stephenson was installed yesterday Tuesday, September 18, 2018, to the Ministry of Tourism.

It is the Minister of Public Health and Population (MSPP), Marie Gréta Roy Clément, who proceeded to the installation of the new Minister of Tourism.
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Police authorities concerned about Martissant’s gangs

Police authorities announce the continuation of activities to ensure a climate of peace in the neighborhoods of Martissant, which is controlled by armed gangs. At the beginning of the week armed groups were once again engaged in heavy fire causing a climate of tension in the area. Continue reading

All concerned!

The Petrocaribe affair continues to provoke agitation and concerns from politicians and activists from civil society organizations. Leaders of organizations announce the continuation of the demonstrations as well in the capital as in the provincial cities this week. Officials also intend to intensify actions to provoke the launching of a judicial procedure. 
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Céant government members are in place

The majority of the Jean Henry Céant government ministers were installed this week. The prime minister has delegated powers to ministers to conduct
induction ceremonies.

The new ministers have all announced that their actions will be part of a continuity of the previous administration.

The new Chancellor, Edmond Boccit, promised to continue the work of his predecessor Antonio Rodrigue. The other ministers sang the same tune at
these traditional ceremonies, which offer the opportunity to praise the personal and professional qualities and merits of former and new ministers… Continue reading

Overseas Engineering & Construction Co. (OECC) already active in building infrastructure in Haiti

Taiwan’s government confirmed on Tuesday the signing of a cooperation agreement with Haiti to build the country’s electricity grid to address power
shortages, but the project will take at least one to two years, says Taipei. Continue reading

After just 2 and a half weeks…

Teachers of the Lycée Charlemagne Péralte of Saint-Michel-de-l’Attalaye took the streets of the commune on Monday to demand from the Ministry of
National Education and Vocational Training (MENFP) the best working conditions.They took the opportunity to claim two years of unpaid salary… Continue reading

Haiti news compiled by Stephanie Theolin.

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