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Tag: Haiti

  • 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, April 10th 2024 - 10:22 UTC

    Political forces in Haiti agree on Presidential Transitional Council

    Criminal groups control more than 80% of Port-au-Prince hindering the supply of food and medicines

    Political forces in Haiti have agreed on the formation of a 22-month Presidential Transitional Council to lead the violence-torn country to fresh democratic, credible, and participatory elections through which to restore normalcy, it was reported in Port-au-Prince.

  • Wednesday, April 3rd 2024 - 10:00 UTC

    Haitian authorities fend off yet another attack against Gov't Palace

    There was an undetermined number of casualties on Barbecue's side

    Five Haitian law enforcement officers were wounded while fending off an onslaught from Jimmy “Barbecue” Cherizier's Vivre Ensemble (Living Together) gang against the Government Palace in Port-au-Prince on Monday. According to local media, there were various casualties on the attackers' side, but the number remained undetermined.

  • 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.

  • Monday, March 18th 2024 - 09:50 UTC

    Haiti: Gangs grab essential Unicef supplies

    The Haitian government declared a state of emergency from March 7 to April 3 in Port-au-Prince and its surrounding areas (Pic Reuters)

    As if Haiti's shortages were not severe enough, armed groups sabotaged the main docking facilities in Port-au-Prince and looted several containers, including one from the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef), containing essential supplies, it was reported this weekend.

  • 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, January 29th 2024 - 14:51 UTC

    Kenya led UN law and order mission to Haiti ruled 'unconstitutional'

    Kenya had been prepared to send up to 1,000 police and security personnel across the Atlantic, the first 300 of whom had been expected to arrive this month.

    The troubled island of Haiti, desperate for a multinational force to help combat rising gang violence, with over 5,000 people murdered last year, and several UN failed sponsored peace missions, has again been disappointed. The offer from the east African nation of Kenya to help with such a force has faced the country's top court ruling of 'unconstitutional'.

  • Saturday, December 23rd 2023 - 09:35 UTC

    Former Colombian soldier enters guilty plea in Moïse's murder trial

    After Moise's assassination, gang violence surged in Haiti

    Former Colombian soldier Mario Antonio Palacios Palacios has pleaded guilty in a US court to the July 7, 2021, assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, becoming the fifth of 11 defendants to do so in Miami.