Haiti

Conan O’Brien is hitting the road again to hit back at President Donald Trump in a “Conan Without Borders” episode. The late-night host said Sunday he will visit Haiti after Trump reportedly called the country a “shithole” as he discussed immigration protections for certain nations. “Still reeling from @realDonaldTrump’s very negative Yelp review of Haiti, which means I’ll love it,” […]

3 Haitian nationals are suing the former mayor of their rural village in a Boston federal court. Yesterday, the 3 Haitians filed a civil lawsuit against Jean Morose Viliena, the former mayor of the western Haitian village, Les Irois. Viliena – who was mayor of Les Irois from 2006 to 2010, is accused of committing […]

A bus accident in Haiti has left at least 38 people dead. Around 4am Sunday morning, a bus traveling from Cap Haitien to Port-au-Prince, hit 2 people at a bus stop, killing 1. Then while attempting to flee the accident, the speeding bus plowed into a ‘rara parade’- which is a traditional street celebration involving […]

Former president of Haiti, René Garcia Préval, has passed away. Last Friday morning, Préval died following a stroke and cardiac arrest. Préval served 2 terms as Haiti’s president, from 1996 to 2001 and 2006 to 2011. He is the only Haitian leader to be freely elected, serve a full constitutional term without being assassinated or […]

Japan has donated millions to helping Haiti fight its ongoing cholera epidemic. The Government of Japan gave a grant of more than US $2.6 million to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to help reduce cholera-related morbidity and mortality in Haiti over the next 2 years. The grant will help strengthen the U.N.’s efforts to […]

Haiti’s new president has been sworn in. Yesterday, Jovenel Moise, took the oath of office on the grounds of the National Palace in Port au Prince. A banana exporter, 48-year-old Moise is a first time politician, hand-picked by former Haitian president Michel Martelly, as candidate for his Bald Heads Party (PHTK), and is believed to […]

Haiti’s national football team has advanced to the CONCACAF Gold Cup Playoffs. Last week Haiti defeated Trinidad & Tobago 5-1 and Suriname 4-2, to secure 5th place in the CFU Caribbean Cup playoffs. With the wins, Haiti knocked of Jamaica for the top spot in the The Caribbean Football Union (CFU), and solidified its place […]

A newly elected Haitian Senator has been arrested by the U.S. Last Thursday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of Florida, arrested recently elected Haitian senator Guy Philippe, days before he was to be sworn into office. That morning Phillip collected his legislative certificate, needed for today’s swearing in ceremony. However later that […]

Haiti-American NFL player Cliff Avril has been nominated for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. The Walter Payton Man of the Year is awarded to players who show not only excellence on the field, but also in volunteerism and charitable work. Every year each NFL team is to nominate 1 player, and Cliff […]

Haiti has finally named its new president. Yesterday, businessman Jovenel Moise was officially declared winner of Haiti’s presidential election that took place November 20. An electoral tribunal confirmed that Moise was elected with more than 55% of the votes, well ahead of his rival Jude Celestin, who received only 19% of votes. Though there were […]


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