Tag: Haiti

NEWS

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 […]

HEALTH/FOOD

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 […]

NEWS

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 […]

Health

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 […]

Health

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, […]

NEWS

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 […]

NEWS

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 […]

NEWS

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 […]

POLITICS

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 […]

COMMENTARY

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 […]