November 13, 2019

Statement by the Chairman of the Caribbean Community on the situation in Haiti

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(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The Caribbean Community {CARICOM) is saddened and concerned by the deepening of the crisis in Haiti which has paralysed the normal functioning of all sectors of the country and created a situation of extreme hardship for the people. The Community deplores the destruction of property and livelihoods, the deteriorating […]

Latin America and the Caribbean, under fire

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From The Yucatan Times Protests have erupted. They are repeated from Mexico to Chile, passing through Haiti; although the demands are diverse, there is a common factor: citizen awakening. AN JOSÉ Costa Rica (Agencies/EFE) – Forged in a bonfire of deep socioeconomic difficulties, political violence shakes Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Haiti, Ecuador, Peru, Paraguay, […]

SANDERS: CARICOM cannot abandon Haiti despite the president’s failure to respond to offers

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By Sir Ronald Sanders Haiti is in turmoil again. This time the countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) cannot be criticised for inaction, but questions must be asked about others in the hemispheric community who have been silent about the political and humanitarian situation in the country.  For instance, apart from an unusually vague statement issued […]

Slow-moving Tropical Depression Imelda brings over 30 inches of rain to Texas

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By Bob Henson From Weather Underground Devastating flooding unfolded across far southeast Texas late Wednesday night and spread into the Houston area on Thursday morning, as Tropical Depression Imelda continued to plague the region. At 11 am EDT Thursday, Tropical Depression Imelda was located about 50 miles north of Houston, moving north to northwest at […]

‘We Are Rebellious Souls’: Manuel Mathieu imagines a Caribbean of the Future

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By Rianna Jade Parker From Frieze The Haitian-born artist discusses the climate crisis, losing his memory and belonging to a country of ruptures and profound dreaming Haitian artist Manuel Mathieu was born in 1986 — the same year dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier nicknamed ‘Baby Doc’ fled Haiti, marking the end of his almost 30-year dictatorship. Belonging […]

Participation of Haiti in Ocean Governance Meeting for Greater Caribbean

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From Haiti Sentinel A delegation from the Ministry of the Environment consisting of Director General Nicole Yolette Altidor and Ms. Alexandra Vanessa Destiny Pierre traveled to Panama to attend the second regional consultation meeting for the establishment of a coordinating mechanism and sustainable financing plan for ocean governance in the Caribbean and the North-Brazilian plateau. […]

Haiti advance to next stage of CONCACAF qualifying process for Tokyo 2020

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By Dan Palmer From Inside The Games Haiti reached the next stage of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) qualifying process for the Tokyo 2020 men’s Olympic tournament after a 2-2 draw with Cayman Islands. The result meant Haiti finished at the top of the three-team Group C which was […]

PetroCaribe fuel huge protests in Haiti

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From Caribbean News Now PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – For over four months, people in Haiti have been protesting to demand that President Jovenel Moïse must resign amid allegations he embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars of government funds designated for severely needed social programs. According to a damaging report on government corruption, given to the Haitian […]

NAN’s Caribbean News Roundup

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JUNE 25, 2019 From NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean, Latin America and their Diasporas for this Tuesday morning June 25, 2019: Haiti’s soccer team thrilled fans globally Monday night, making Gold Cup history by beating Costa Rica 2-1 to advance to […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: OAS should promote systemic change in Haiti not an external agenda

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Antigua Observer In what is increasingly becoming a pattern of ignoring established procedures and authority in the Organisation of American States (OAS), a delegation went to troubled Haiti on June 19 without any discussion or mandate by the Permanent Council, the organ responsible for making and overseeing policy between General […]