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Haitian Times News Roundup – Dec. 4

Sports

Haitian boxer Adonis Stevenson in critical condition after a fight

Haitian boxer Adonis “Superman” Stevenson is currently in a “critical state” at the hospital, after a K-O against Ukrainian Oleksandr Gvozdyk, TVA reported on Sunday. The 41-year-old former WBC champion is currently in the intensive care unit at the Enfant-Jésus hospital in Quebec City, Radio Canada reported. Continue reading

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Taiwan Finances Road Construction in Haiti

Minister of Public Works, Transport and Communications, Fritz Caillot, announced road works of about 29 kilometers of roadway in six of the country’s 10 departments. These works are financed by the Taiwanese Government with an amount of more than 1 billion gourdes. Le National reports Continue reading

Haiti : Two Main National Media Associations Oppose Tariff Increase on Radio stations

Leaders of the Independent Media Association of Haiti and the National Association of Haitian Media, said they have read on social media a note on the rise in tariffs in the sector. The associations demand negotiations with the National Telecommunications Council (Conatel). Radio Metropole reports Continue reading

Haiti : Former Candidate Pleads guilty in a Drug case.

Vincent Casseus, AKA “Angelo” or “Jeremy”, 44 years old, former candidate for deputy and Senate under LAPEH political party in Grand’Anse, must attend a hearing on January 30 of 2019 after pleading guilty on November.
He is accused of possession with attempted distribution of more than 500 grams of cocaine in South Florida. Radio Television Caraibes reports

Grand’Anse is one of the ten departments of Haiti. Its capital is Jérémie. Continue reading

Haiti : New Law on Legal Assistance

This new law creates an autonomous public body called “National Council for Legal Assistance”. Under the supervision of the Ministry, this law provides free legal assistance to people who cannot afford legal services Le National reports Continue reading

More than a quarter of women affected by physical or sexual abuse in Haiti,  Pan American Health Organization says

PAHO said that the prevalence of physical and/or sexual violence, however, varies among countries in the region.

It said in some countries, this type of violence affects 14 per cent of women between the ages of 15 and 49 at some point in their lives; whereas, in others, it can affect over 60 per cent. Continue reading

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