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Tag: Ariel Henry

  • Thursday, April 25th 2024 - 19:34 UTC

    Haiti: Henry resigns; transitional council sworn in

    It is still unclear whether Patrick Boisvert will remain as interim Prime Minister

    A transitional council has finally been sworn in in violence-torn Haiti after the final resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry was received Thursday in a letter from Los Angeles, California, leaving Economy and Finance Minister Michel Patrick Boisvert in charge while a successor is named.

  • Monday, April 15th 2024 - 21:42 UTC

    Haitian parties give thumbs down to Transitional Council

    The decree distorted previous agreements, it was argued. In the meantime, Henry remains as Prime Minister

    Haiti's political movements expressed their rejection during the weekend of last Friday's decree calling for the establishment of a Presidential Transitional Council published Government in the Official Gazette known as Le Moniteur. The mechanism had been devised to restore constitutional order in the Caribbean country where there has been no president since the July 7, 2021, murder of Jovenel Moïse in Port-au-Prince by a mercenary commando of mostly Colombian nationals.

  • Wednesday, March 27th 2024 - 18:58 UTC

    No end in sight for Haiti's crisis

    Some Haitians already believe it is time to move on to Plan B as creating a council to then hold presidential elections does not seem to work

    Gangs such as the one led by former Haitian Police officer gone rogue Jimmy “Barbecue” Cherisier have upped their grip on Port-au-Prince, further sinking the country's capital into chaos and deprivation, it was reported after attacks began on Monday and continued through Tuesday.

  • Tuesday, March 12th 2024 - 20:14 UTC

    Henry's resignation as Haiti's PM announced

    Henry will be allowed to stay in Puerto Rico

    Ariel Henry has tendered his resignation as Haiti's prime minister, clearing the way for a transitional government to lead the country to new elections, which have not been held since 2016.

  • Thursday, March 7th 2024 - 09:49 UTC

    Haiti's PM in Puerto Rico, not resigning, for now

    The international community still recognizes Henry as Haiti's PM but gang leader “Barbecue” wants him out

    Haiti’s Prime Minister Ariel Henry has sought shelter in Puerto Rico after his aircraft was denied a landing clearance by the Dominican Republic, it was reported Wednesday. Henry is unable to return to Port-au-Prince where gang groups threaten that a bloodbath will occur should he refuse to resign.

  • Monday, July 3rd 2023 - 08:11 UTC

    Guterres says Haiti needs international help

    “On the humanitarian front, the needs are increasing, but the international response is not,” Guterres said

    United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres Saturday called for international help to support local police efforts in crisis-torn Haiti.

  • Wednesday, May 4th 2022 - 09:20 UTC

    Killing of journalists on the rise in Haiti - UN concerned

    “I would like to pay a heartfelt tribute to these brave press workers for their continued commitment to freedom of expression,” Henry said on social media

    Haiti's crisis includes the murder of 19 journalists since 2000, three of them this year, according to the United Nations Integrated Office, which has also called for local authorities to act accordingly since these crimes systematically remain unpunished.

  • Tuesday, February 8th 2022 - 09:48 UTC

    Demonstrators in Haiti take to the streets, want PM to resign

    Ariel Henry refuses to step down although his term as Prime Minister should be over by Monday, the last day the late President Jovenel Moïse was to be in office

    Demonstrators have taken to the streets of Haiti Monday to demand Prime Minister Ariel Henry agrees to hold discussions regarding a possible solution to the country's critical situation.

  • Thursday, November 25th 2021 - 08:58 UTC

    Haiti's PM appoints new cabinet in pursuit of some political stability

    Criminals will be “neutralized,” Henry warned

    Haiti's Prime Minister Ariel Henry Wednesday launched a full-scale cabinet reshuffle to include some opposition figures within his administration in an attempt to achieve some stability in a country still trying to recover from the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse plus a devastating earthquake, the COVID-19 pandemic and also some gang violence.

  • Wednesday, September 15th 2021 - 07:17 UTC

    Haiti PM dismisses prosecutor investigating him for President Moïse's assassination

    “No maneuver, no threat, no rear-guard combat, no aggression will distract me from my mission,” Henry said

    Haiti's Prime Minister Ariel Henry Tuesday dismissed Prosecutor Bel-Ford Claude, who hours earlier had requested to open an investigation into the murder of President Jovenel Moïse which involved the current head of government.

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