Tag: Haiti


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 […]


Haitian President Jovenel Moïse Assassinated

Jovenel Moïse, the 53-year-old Haitian President, was assassinated during an attack on his private residence, according to press reports. Moïse was President of Haiti from 2017 until his assassination in 2021. Claude Joseph, the country’s interim prime minister, called the incident a “hateful, inhumane and barbaric act,” according to the AP. “The country’s security situation is under the control of […]


Political Crisis In Haiti: President Refuses To Hand Over Power

The Haitian president, Jovenel Moise, wants to force the retirement of three judges that the opposition has nominated as possible interim mandataries in a context of crisis and tension over the direction of the country. “Citizens Yveckel Dieujuste Dabresil, Wendelle Coq Thelot, and Joseph Mecene Jean-Louis, judges of the Court of Cassation, are retired,” announces the special issue of the […]


Over 25% Of Haitians Are Without Birth Certificates!

The documentation of births is a practice widely held throughout human civilization, especially in China, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Persia. The original purpose of vital statistics was for tax purposes and the determination of available military manpower. Today, the right of every child to a name and nationality, and the responsibility of national governments to achieve this are contained in […]


Haiti Shows Rapid Increase COVID-19 Cases

In Haiti, the number of COVID-19 cases is increasing rapidly, thus moving the country towards the first in CARICOM country to record 1,000 positive cases of the coronavirus. The Ministry of Public Health, in its latest bulletin, stated that the country had recorded 93 new cases, increasing the total to 958. The coronavirus death toll in the country now stands […]


IMF — Haiti Gets US$111.6 Help

The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved US $111.6-million disbursement to Haiti under the Rapid Credit Facility. The money will help to offset the country’s essential health-related expenditures and to ease the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In the meanwhile, Haiti’s Government has announced measures to support workers and households, including paying salaries and providing […]


Haiti’s Central Bank Signals Mixed Economic Outlook

According to press reports, the Bank of the Republic of Haiti (BRH) is projecting a mixed economic outlook and pins the economic situation on what obtains within the next three months on the socio-political climate. The Central Bank reveals that the economy has been impacted negatively during October and November last year. It says for 65 percent of the companies […]