Tag: Haiti


Haiti’s Economy In A Spot Of Bother

The Bank of the Republic of Haiti is lamenting the economic conditions in the country. It notes that business activities are at an all-time low due to the breakdown of security conditions and the continued lack of fuel. In its review of the first quarter of the 2021-22 fiscal year, the central bank said this situation affected the production of […]


Flood Rains Killed At Least Three People In Haiti

According to press reports, two days of heavy rains and the resulting floods have killed at least three people in Haiti. The death toll was reported on Tuesday, hours after rescuers began evacuating people in high-risk zones, where thousands of homes have been flooded and some 2,500 families have been displaced. The north of the country has been the hardest […]


Haiti Rocked By Two Earthquakes

Two people were killed in Haiti after earthquakes rocked sections of the country. According to press reports, authorities have said the quakes are aftershocks of the August 14 earthquake that killed more than 2,000 people. The authorities said one quake was a magnitude of 5.3 while the second had a magnitude of 5.1. Readers Bureau Edited by Jesus Chan Do […]


Haiti Gets IMF Debt Relief

Haiti is the only Caricom country that is set to benefit from a fifth and final round of debt relief for 25 low-income countries by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The IMF executive board approved the relief on debt service for the 25 member countries that are eligible for support from the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust (CCRT) with the […]


How To Make Haitian Freedom Soup

The U.N. cultural agency UNESCO’s declaration of Haitian’s traditional pumpkin soup known as “soup joumou” an intangible cultural value to humanity must have been a sweet way for the people of that country to end the year amid the social upheaval, trials, and tribulations that the nation continues to face. The soup is nutrient-packed and a spicey delicacy that is […]


IDB — Haiti Set To Get US$60 million Food Security Help

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved US$60 million in non-reimbursable financing to Haiti to improve the food security of rural households. It said the project will promote rural productivity and connectivity to rural markets. The project will be co-financed with US$18.3 million from the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program. The IDB said a menu of agricultural technologies has […]


PAHO Director Appeals For Help To Meet Immense Needs In Haiti

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director, Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, in a report, noted that the health facilities in three departments in post-earthquake Haiti are overwhelmed and called on the international community to meet the country’s “immense” need for medical personnel, supplies, equipment, and patient transportation. “In total 24 health facilities suffered damage, mainly first level of care,” she said […]


WHO Director-General Pays Tribute To Doctor Who Died In Haiti’s Earthquake

According to press reports, the death toll from this month’s 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Haiti is now numbered at 2,207, with 344 people still missing. Including among the dead is Dr. Ousmane Touré, a World Health Organization (WHO) staff member. WHO’s Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in paying tribute to Dr. Touré, said he was “a brilliant epidemiologist from Guinea, […]


Some CARICOM Countries Threaten To Boycott OAS Meeting If Haiti Is Not On Agenda

Thirteen CARICOM countries say count us out of the Organization of American States (OAS) scheduled meeting if Haiti is not placed on the agenda.     The countries noted that a special meeting of the Permanent Council of the OAS was called to address the situation in Cuba instead of Haiti. However, a letter signed by Antigua and Barbuda’s Permanent Representative, Sir […]


CARICOM Paying Close Attention To The Situation In Haiti

Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, says Jamaica and the wider Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have been closely monitoring developments in Haiti. “Jamaica has expressed our willingness to participate in a mission [and] to use our good offices. We have engaged, through the Organization of American States (OAS), and otherwise, in an effort to try […]