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A Mountain Pass in Haiti

By the Caribbean Journal staff

The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Joel Isaac, who sent in this sweeping shot of the cliffside Pilboro pass in Haiti.

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Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the subject line, including your first and last name and the location of the photo.

It could be the next Caribbean Photo of the Week!

— CJ

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Haiti president reaffirms commitment to PetroCaribe probe

Jovenel Moise.

President Jovenel Moise is promising that no one “will escape justice” as the leader of the radical opposition “Pitit Dessalin” Party yesterday called for continued street demonstrations in protest at the illegal use of the PetroCaribe funds .

“Citizens’ demand for light to be made on the use of PetroCaribe funds testifies to the vitality of our democracy. I ask all indexed senior state officials who have been actively involved in the management of these funds to be at the disposal of justice,” Moise said in a statement.

“I ask the head of government to give all the necessary support to the institutions concerned, including the judiciary, so as to shed light on the use of PetroCaribe funds. Nobody will escape justice. It is a moral duty…

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Commentary: Haiti in the mood for revolution!

Jean H Charles LLB, MSW, JD, is a regular contributor to the opinion section of Caribbean News Now. He can be reached at jeanhcharles@aol.com

By Jean H Charles

October 17 brings back the memory of the assassination of Haiti’s founding father by his comrades in arms. Indeed, it happened 212 years ago. The country has sunk into an abyss since. It seems the people of Haiti are now ready to make another revolution to bring back the nation from the sinkhole into which it has been engulfed mainly in the last 60 years since it booted out its dictator Jean Claude Duvalier.

Each government from Henry Namphy in 1987 to Jovenel Moise in 2017 did not understand there should be a rupture with the past to bring the country into a mode of nation building. This lack of understanding…

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Caribbean News – As Haiti Grapples With Earthquake Recovery, Canada Warns About Travel There

A child plays next to his house damaged by an earthquake that hit the North of Haiti on October 6, in Gros Morne on October 8, 2018. (Photo credit: HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)


By NAN Contributor

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Oct. 16, 2018: Canada’s government on Monday updated its warning on Haiti, urging its nationals to exercise a high degree of caution if travelling there.

As the country struggles to cope with the 5.9 magnitude Oct. 6th earthquake that struck in Port-de-Paix and Gros-Morne killing 18 and leaving over 333 injured, the Canadian government on Monday updated its advisory amid reports of a planned demonstration tomorrow, October 17, 2018.

The planned protests are set to be part of the Dessalines Day and are being planned in Port-au-Prince and…

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Caribbean News – 17 Dead, 333 Injured In Haiti Earthquake

A Haitian family stands inside of their house damaged by an earthquake that hit the North of Haiti on October 6, in Gros Morne on October 8, 2018. (Photo credit: HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)


News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Oct. 10, 2018: The death toll from Haiti’s October 6th earthquake climbed to 17 Tuesday, government officials said while another 333 people were reported among the injured.

Nine people died in the north coastal city of Port-de-Paix, seven in Gros Morne and one in Saint-Louis de Nord. Among the dead were a 5-year-old boy crushed by his collapsing house.

A nun carries a chair next to a school damaged by an earthquake that hit the North of Haiti on October 6 in Gros Morne, on October 8, 2018. (Photo credit: HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)


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Death toll in Haiti earthquake rises to 15; 333 injured

The death toll from a 5.9 earthquake that hit Haiti over the weekend rose to at least 15 people with 333 injured, according to updated figures released Monday by authorities, as rescue crews worked to help victims spooked by strong aftershocks.

Haiti’s civil protection agency said in a statement that it will soon deploy 70 soldiers to the Nord-Ouest and Artibonite provinces that were hardest hit, noting it already sent 14 soldiers along with nurses and doctors to the area over the weekend.

Thousands of people along Haiti’s north coast have dragged mattresses and chairs outside, fearing new aftershocks. Many wondered how they were going to rebuild from Saturday night’s quake and a strong 5.2 magnitude aftershock on Sunday that had residents in the coastal city of…

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