November 21, 2019

Haiti struggles without electricity as cheap Venezuelan oil flow stops

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By Tsvetana Paraskova From Oli Price Venezuela’s crisis and plunging oil production impact countries in the Caribbean as well, as most people in the poorest nation in the Western hemisphere, Haiti, now have electricity just three hours a day, after Venezuela stopped sending cheap oil to the country. Under Petrocaribe—a program to gain influence in the Caribbean and […]

Caribbean Women: Our health is our freedom

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By Brenda Roach From Words in the Bucket Women in the Caribbean need more research and awareness on endometriosis. “Endo what?”, she said. This is a common response of those who have never encountered this disease.  Pronounced en-do-me-tri-osis, it is one of the most complex and least understood diseases within the medical field, often resulting in […]

The Voice – Caribbean News: UK & Caribbean rebuilding ties, Haiti + more

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By Debbie Ransome From The Voice CARIBBEAN AND UK REBUILDING TIES The UK’s Minister of State for Trade at the Department for International Trade, Baroness Rona Fairhead, has said that the Caribbean and the UK are rebuilding ties following the “headlights of Windrush”. She told a reception of Caribbean and British business people that the […]

Haiti made history today!

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From HTS A historic win for #Haiti today! We are pleased to announce that Haiti is now recognized by the global community as an international tech hub!  The startup ecosystem map published last month by #HaitiTechSummit is featured in Black Enterprise Magazine. The 2019 map will be published by Forbes Magazine at the 3rd annual […]

Dispute with U.S. energy trader worsens Haiti’s fuel crisis

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By Anthony Esposito From KFGO PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – A dispute between Haiti and a U.S. energy trading firm is leading to long blackouts and fuel shortages in the Caribbean nation, feeding anger at President Jovenel Moise’s government following the collapse of a supply deal with Venezuela last year. The capital Port-au-Prince’s fragile power grid was […]

Haiti gets mew Prime Minister following ousting of previous government

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from Jamaica Gleaner President Jovenel Moise Tuesday announced Jean Michel Lapin, who once served as a courier in the public administration, to be the new prime minister of the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country. Lapin, who had been serving as acting prime minister ever since 93 of the 103 members of the Chamber of Deputies […]

Haitian Ministry announces new Interim Prime Minister

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From teleSUR Haiti’s Communication Ministry announced that Jean Michel Lapin was appointed as the interim Prime Minister of Haiti. This announcement follows the removal of the prime minister Monday. The Ministry of Communication of the Republic of Haiti tweeted today that Jean Michel Lapin was appointed an interim president until the formation of a new […]

Haiti is a threat to the Caribbean according to the opposition

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From Haiti Libre The opposition coalition says of the democratic and popular sector, including the hard wing, announced last week that it would undertake meetings with representatives of different sectors of national life in order to intensify anti-government mobilization throughout the national territory. For the opposition, it is not only a question of getting President […]

New York: Budding artists paint for Haiti

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By Alexandra Simon From Caribbean Life They painted for a cause! About a dozen women turned out for a local organization’s painting workshop in Queens last Friday. The group of amateur painters attended From Here to Haiti’s, “Paint and Sip for Haiti” event at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Whitestone on Feb. 8, to […]

Over two dozen Haitians drown in attempt to enter the Bahamas

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From Caribbean360 NASSAU, The Bahamas, Monday February 4, 2019 – At least 28 Haitian migrants drowned in the waters off the northern Bahamian island of Abaco when the vessel they were travelling in capsized and sunk over the weekend. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) said 17 survivors were rescued. The discovery of the first set […]