Voices From Haiti – Nathalie Joachim

FrameBridge, July 2, 2020 “Although I’m a musician, my heart really lies with connecting people.” Nathalie Joachim is a first generation Haitian American classical musician whose 2019 album Fanm d’Ayiti (Women of Haiti) was nominated for a Grammy for Best World Music Album. Flute, strings and electronics all play into the sound, but it’s the … Read more

Haiti’s New Penal Code Under Fire

VOA, By Sandra Lemaire, Renan Toussaint, July 03, 2020 07:26 AM WASHINGTON/PORT-AU-PRINCE – Haitian President Jovenel Moise’s new penal code, which legalizes abortion and lowers the legal age for consensual sex to 15, has drawn the ire of lawmakers. Former Senator Jean Renel Senatus said the presidential decree goes against Haitian family values. “Unfortunately, President … Read more

Haiti’s Prime Minister Suspends Controversial Presidential Pardons

VOA, By Sandra Lemaire, Renan Toussaint, July 02, 2020 WASHINGTON/PORT-AU-PRINCE – Haitian Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe is asking Lucmane Delille, Haiti’s minister of justice and public security, to suspend the release of 415 prisoners who received a presidential pardon. Presidential press secretary Eddy Jackson Alexis announced the news on Twitter, saying the decision was made … Read more

Happy Fête du Drapeau (May 18)

Happy Haitian Flag Day / Fête du drapeau.  May 18, 2020 will be the 2017th year of this celebration.  A little background…(Encylopedia2) Haitian Flag Day is observed on May 18 in Haiti and in a number of U.S. cities with large populations of Haitian Americans. Many Africans of the diaspora, regardless of their ancestry, also … Read more