Lundi 8 février 2016








Haiti’s National Carnival begins on Sunday

“This theme is a call for the consideration of the national interest over and above any other form of self-interest," said Minister Raton. A Management Unit for the National Carnival has also been established in order to improve the country’s most popular event. Haiti’s national carnival is celebrated with music, bands and parades. Parades are known for the various chars (floats) which usually have sound systems set up on trucks which play music to for the revelers enjoyment. Food stands selling…
Lakay Weekly of 04 February 2016

The Minister of Tourism and Creative Industries met with the principal companies working on Côtes-de-Fer Special Plan

Stephanie Villedrouin, Minister of Tourism and Creative Industries met with the principal companies working on the Côtes-de-Fer Special Plan on January 27th. The Côtes-de-Fer…

The Ile-à-Vache tourism development training component has started

As part of the Ile-à-Vache tourism development project, on Monday, January 25th, the vocational training component "Painting and IT" began in the community of Kay Kok on…

French Journalists are participating in a Fam Trip

A group of nine journalists from France landed on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 with Look Voyages. These journalists who are taking part of the Fam Trip, come from various French…

Carnival Party, the story behind the masks

Chef Paul Harry Toussaint, Asù’s Excecutive Chef, and his wife, Macimala Roy, both Jacmel natives, stayed really attached to their local heritage even after spending many…

10th annual Jazzfest a success

Jazz aficionados and novices alike showed up for this much awaited event and they were graced with performances by Oliver Jones Trio (Canada), Thomas Siffling Trio (Germany),…

A taste of Independence

More than just a soup, Soup Joumou is the must have breakfast meal that Haitians here and many living abroad savor on January 1st to commemorate our Independence Day. It…

$5 Dollar Menu at Magdoos

On Wednesdays the well frequented Magdoos Restaurant changes things up. It offers its loyal customers and new patrons a five dollar drinks and tapas menu which has become…

The 23rd edition of the Jacmel carnival a success

The parade started around 12:30 p.m., with speeches at the Jacmel Convention Center. There, Joan Dithny Raton, Minister of Culture, delivered her speech to officially launch…

Quartier Latin brings a taste of Indonesia

Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, Brasserie Quartier Latin entices visitors and locals alike with its gastronomic voyage to Indonesia. Featuring dishes such as Indonesian fried…

Informative conference on the History of Jazz and Haiti’s role

On January 25th, as part of the festivities of the Festival International de Jazz de Port-au-Prince artist and Professors Pauline Jean and Goodwin Louis conducted a workshop…

Kokoye Bar & Grill now in Pétion-Ville

Due to the success of their Delmas restaurant, Kokoye Bar & Grill has opened a new restaurant bearing the same name in Pétion-Ville at Place Boyer. The brand new attractive…

Domino’s Turgeau now open

Pizza-lovers rejoice! On January 26th, Domino’s Pizza opened the doors to its second location in Haiti. In addition to its first restaurant in Pétion-Ville, the international…

Bib Locale (Local Bible)

Decided to twist it a little and create my own version of this special recipe that marked my childhood. It is now one of my signature dishes at “Le Plaza Hotel” in Haiti.…

Agenda

Thursday, February 4 The French Institute in Haiti invites one and all to a film festival for the viewing of “Ascenseur pour l’échafaud” the restored version featuring…

Inauguration of the BRH convention and documentation center

According to the governor of the Central Bank, Charles Castel, the building of 6,000 square meters has been built to the highest seismic and hurricane standards, revised…

Haiti elected to the UNESCO Executive Board

Two years after leaving in 2011, Haiti is once again on the UNESCO Executive Board. This is a great satisfaction for the Minister of Education who made this point its main…

Prime Minister Evans Paul at the 4th NAAHP conference in Miami

Prime Minister Evans Paul participated in the fourth edition of the annual conference of the National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals (NAAHP), based…

Haïti promeut sa destination au Canada

Durant son périple canadien, Madame Villedrouin a rencontré, Jean Marc Eustache, Président de transat. Cet entretien visait à réaffirmer le partenariat existant entre…

Towards the construction of a building for the Hydro-meteorological Unit

On November 13th, the Ministry of Agriculture, Canadian Cooperation and the World Meteorological Organization proceeded to lay the first stone of the building to house the…

The government adopts online payment system to improve the efficiency of taxes

On November 11th, the Secretary of State for Finance, Ronald Decembre, announced that online payment system is operational throughout the country. This system, he said, set…

“Made in Haiti” bus: Two years on the road to Port-de-Paix

Coutard said that traditional buses which operate this route cannot resist on this road for over a year and a half without knowing major problems. "Our product was built…

Prime Minister Evans Paul condemns attacks in Paris

In these times of great suffering for the French people, the Haitian government expresses its full solidarity with the Government of France, and extends its condolences to their Excellencies, Francois Hollande and Manuel Valls respectively President and Prime Minister of France. The Government of the Republic of Haiti rigorously condemns this horrific act of terrorist organizations that are a scourge to humanity as a whole. Prime Minister Paul, currently in Florida in the United States where he is scheduled to speak at the 4th Annual Conference of the National Association of Haitian Professionals (NAAHP) on Haiti and its diaspora, calls for vigilance and international cooperation for safeguarding…

Universite Quisqueya to celebrate its 25th anniversary

To commemorate the 25 years of the Universit, rector Jacky Lumarque said that this first event will be simple, without fanfare. He presented the various embodiments of this higher education institution during its first 25 years. "We have certainly grown in, diverse our programs and research laboratories. We introduced several institutional innovations. We have partnered with businesses, increased international cooperation but also with Haitian institutions, "said Lumarque, recalling that his institution is in its fifth year of reconstruction (physical and immaterial). He said that the physical reconstruction continues, albeit in difficult conditions. In the presence of members of the Conference…

Innovative solutions in Marigot to strengthen food security

However, since 2013, the population, supported by the organization Solidarity Union Cooperation (CUSO in French) and the European Union, is taking up the challenge of food security through a project which, besides nutrition, aims to protect environmental and agricultural recovery. Indeed, two years after the launch of the project, the results are very encouraging: 18 hectares of catchment areas are being protected by the installation of metal structures and biological, more than 69,000 fruit and forest seedlings were planted, near a thousand jobs were created and about 400 families were familiar with soil conservation techniques. Steps have also been taken to improve agricultural irrigation…

Japan to aid four rural organizations in Artibonite

"The assistance in grants to local micro-projects will be used to rebuild individual schools because the current buildings are unsuitable for the learning and teaching of…

The caves of Haiti: Between imagination and reality

Many people responded to this invitation. Among those present were Jean Mathiott, director of the French Institute in Haiti; Erol Josué, General Director of the National…

CONATEL requires improvements in mobile networks

On November 16th, the National Telecommunications Commission (CONATEL in French) released the results of its first test on the quality of services of the two mobile operators…

Klorat showcases works of local artists

On November 13th, Valerie Noisette and Xavier Dalencour, initiators of "Klorat" welcome art lovers to this event where the works of local artists were exposed. During this…

Seydina Allen en route to China

Seydina Allen is a young woman for whom success is an imperative, not an option. She tells us that when she enrolled in the 2015 edition of Miss Haiti, it was with the firm…