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January 15, 2018 4:38 am gmt |
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Claims U.S. President Donald Trump questioned the value of taking immigrants from Haiti and African nations, and referred to them as “shithole countries,” had many focusing on his views on race over the weekend. The remarks leaked out, transforming a debate about saving from deportation s...
In Canada
November 23, 2017 10:47 am gmt |
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There were 14,467 refugee claims made by people who crossed into Canada outside legal border points in a nine-month period this year, and nearly half of them were from Haiti. Data released by the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) on Wednesday shows that 6,304 citizens of Haiti claimed refugee statu...
In World
November 20, 2016 5:57 am gmt |
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Haitians vote in a long-delayed presidential election on Sunday (November 19) that islanders hope will stabilize the impoverished nation and help it get back on its feet after a devastating hurricane last month. The struggling islanders, despite skepticism, look for the election to bring an end to a ...
In World
October 23, 2016 6:11 am gmt |
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More than 170 inmates have escaped from a Haitian prison in Arcahaie, 45km (30 miles) north of the capital Port-au-Prince. The inmates stole five rifles a guard and an inmate were killed in an exchange of fire. The authorities have begun a manhunt for the fugitives with the help of UN peacekeepers st...
In Latest Stories
October 10, 2016 7:28 am gmt |
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Haiti started burying some of its dead in mass graves in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, a government official said on Sunday (October 9), as cholera spread in the devastated southwest and the death toll from the storm rose to 1,000 people. Cholera causes severe diarrhoea and can kill within hours if ...
In Latest Stories
October 5, 2016 5:36 am gmt |
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The most powerful Caribbean hurricane in nearly a decade has hit Haiti, bringing 230km/h (145mph) winds, heavy rain, and dangerous storm surges. Hurricane Matthew, a Category Four storm, has led to a number of deaths in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. At least 10,000 people were in shelters and the...
In World
February 7, 2016 9:21 am gmt |
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Politicians in Haiti have signed a last-minute agreement to install a transitional government that keeps the country from plunging into an immediate power vacuum Under the new agreement, parliament will elect an interim president for a four-month term. President Michel Martelly’s five-year term...
In World
February 6, 2016 10:30 am gmt |
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Dramatic scenes on the streets of Port-au-Prince on Friday (February 05) as gangs of former soldiers roamed the capital and a mob of protesters beat a paramilitary to death with stones. The incident comes after a botched election that has left no successor for outgoing President Michel Martelly. The ...
In Srilanka
May 26, 2015 8:38 am gmt |
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264 members of the Sri Lanka Army return home after a successful mission in Haiti. The remaining members are due to return to the island in three batches. The Sri Lankan army made an outstanding contribution to build Haiti, serving as Peacekeepers in the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti for eleven y...
In Business
May 22, 2015 3:18 am gmt |
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The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday (May 20) signed off on a three-year, $69.7 million loan programme for Haiti to help the island country boost its economic growth and make it less vulnerable to shocks. Haiti has been one of the most consistent IMF borrowers as the island has struggled to d...