March 1, 2021

Haiti PM steps down

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From Caribbean360 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Sunday February 12, 2017 – Haiti’s Prime Minister Enex Jean-Charles has resigned to allow the country’s new president to form a new government. Jean-Charles, who was appointed in March last year by interim president Jocelerme Privert, submitted his letter of resignation on February 9, two days after Jovenel Moise was sworn […]

David Jessop: Time To Improve Caricom-Dom Rep Relationship

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By David Jessop From Jamaica Gleaner In a few days’ time, Jovenel Moise will become Haiti’s 42nd president. His swearing in follows his first-round victory in the country’s November 20 election. A businessman from northern Haiti who has never held political office, Haiti’s president-elect has said that among his first priorities will be the modernisation […]

Haiti’s President-Elect Jovenel Moise questioned by judge

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From Caribbean News Service PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan 26 2017 – An investigating judge in Haiti has spent four hours questioning the president-elect, Jovenel Moise, about fraud allegations. Mr Moise – who is due to be sworn into office next month – says he went to the court voluntarily without a lawyer. The former banana exporter […]

Haiti certifies election victory of first-time candidate

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From Jamaica Gleaner PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP): An electoral tribunal in Haiti has rejected claims that massive voter fraud marred the November presidential election victory of first-time candidate Jovenel Moise, officials said Tuesday. The judges found some irregularities but not enough to affect the outcome based on an analysis of 12 per cent of the ballots, […]

Jovenel Moise wins presidential election in Haiti

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From Caribbean News Now PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — Jovenel Moïse, of Parti Haïtien Tèt Kale (Haitian Bald Head Party) and the chosen successor of former president Michel Martelly, won the first round of Sunday’s presidential election in Haiti with 595,430 (55.67%) of the votes. Since Moïse won with more than 50 percent of the […]

Haiti’s interim leadership swears in new cabinet

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From Yahoo News Port-au-Prince (AFP) – Haiti’s interim leader, Jocelerme Privert, officially swore in his cabinet Monday, promising an urgent push forward to get the Caribbean nation’s electoral process back on track.  “You will not have the luxury of any grace period: It is already time to get to work” he told cabinet ministers at […]

Electoral Observation Mission concerned about political impasse in Haiti

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From Antigua Observer WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, CMC – The Organization of American States (OAS) says its Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) has expressed concern about the current political impasse ahead of Sunday´s second round of elections in Haiti. “The Mission urges all Haitian political players to engage in dialogue and negotiations to find a meaningful solution […]