An increasing number of Caribbean banks and wire transfer providers are getting cut off by U.S. commercial banks, who say their low volume business is not worth the risk of hefty fines over dirty transactions.
After shelling out $33 million last year for Haiti’s disputed legislative and presidential elections, the U.S. government informs Haiti it is suspending elections aid for the upcoming ballot. That’s O.K., the country responds.
More than three months after medical residents went on strike following a physical altercation with the administrator of Haiti’s largest public hospital, the facility remains closed along with several others around the country. The strike is overwhelming medical organizations such as Doctors Without Borders and Boston-based Partners In Health.
Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) President Léopold Berlanger says the country’s voting process will undergo a major overhaul ahead of its scheduled Oct. 9 presidential rerun. But will the reforms be enough to prevent a repeat of the fraud allegations that tainted last year’s presidential vote?
A day after No. 2 finisher Jude Célestin confirmed his participation in Haiti’s Oct. 9 rerun presidential election, top finisher Jovenel Moïse and third place finisher Moïse Jean-Charles did the same, hours before Wednesday’s midnight deadline.
A local toilet-paper maker from Haiti will be among hundreds of entrepreneurs from around the world attending the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Palo Alto, California, this week with President Obama.
Myrtha Vilbon, the owner of Glory Industries, shows off her toilet paper company in Haiti. She’ll be among four Haitian entrepreneurs attending the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, with President Barack Obama.
While the European Union protested Haiti’s decision to rerun its contested presidential elections by pulling its observers, the Organization of American States says it remains committed to the electoral process. The U.S. State Department also joined the criticism.
As Haitians wait to see if the country’s revamped elections body will annul last year’s disputed presidential vote, opposition candidate Jude Célestin broke his silence and called for the electoral law on fraud to be applied.
In the days after Haiti’s newly installed parliament took office, everyone from politicians to foreign diplomats lamented that there wasn’t one female elected among the 116 lawmakers. Now, a special verification commission charged with auditing last year’s disputed legislative and presidential elections say there was at least one woman.