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Haiti Officials to Investigate Alleged Rapes of 10 Female Inmates – The Haitian Times

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Main Road of Gonaives, Haiti. Photo credit: Flickr Creative Commons

Haitian officials are investigating rape allegations in a makeshift jail in Gonaives. According to a report by the Washington Post, a group of male inmates allegedly raped 10 female inmates in the Gonaives jail.

“Prosecutor Sérard Gazius told The Associated Press that more than 50 men broke out of their cells last week and overpowered police officers guarding inmates, adding that an unknown number of them are suspected of raping 10 of 12 women being held in the same facility but in separate cells.

“He said the male and female inmates were being held in a former United Nations facility since the original prison was destroyed years ago and a new one hasn’t been built. Gazius said the women were scared and have yet to identify the suspects, adding that they have received medical care.”

The women, who have not been convicted, were being held on charges ranging from robberies to attempted murder.

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The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY.The newspaper is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice for Haitian Diaspora.

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Guyana President Optimistic of Favourable ICJ Ruling in Border Case Against Venezuela

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Friday December 6, 2019 – President David Granger is optimistic that the International Court of Justice (ICJ) will dispense a ruling in Guyana’s favour in the border case with Venezuela.

He expressed these sentiments yesterday while appearing on the popular radio programme, Hot Seat.

“We hope that we will get a judgement and we are confident that we will be getting a very favourable judgement in a very short time,” Granger said, adding that the issue had been a “monkey on our backs for the last half-century”.

“The territorial question has a lot to do with our petroleum exploration, the lineation of our maritime frontiers and seeking the court’s reassertion of the agreement of 1899 which clearly demarcated our borders.”

The vast area west of the Essequibo River makes up two-thirds of the territory of Guyana and has been claimed by Venezuela as its own since the 19th century, when Guyana was still a British colony. The international Arbitral Award of October 1899 settled the Venezuelan claim, firmly defining the disputed territory as belonging to Guyana.

But Venezuela contends that the Arbitral Award was null and void, and its claim on Guyana’s territory has been renewed since ExxonMobil made its first world class oil discovery offshore the CARICOM nation.

Despite the dispute, President Granger said Guyana has been fulfilling its humanitarian mandate by facilitating Venezuelan migrants crossing the border to escape the socio-economic turmoil in their homeland.

He stressed that he did not view the migrant situation as a threat to Guyana’s territorial integrity.

“Should there be a military threat, I am very confident that the defence forces will be capable of deterring aggression,” Granger said.

The ICJ will begin hearing arguments in March 2020 on whether it has jurisdiction over the case filed by Guyana as it relates to the Arbitral Award of 1899.

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Jeudi 5 novembre, des représentants du Ministère des Affaires Sociales et du travail et du Programme Alimentaire Mondiale (PAM), ont présenté le document relatif à la Politique Nationale de Protection et de Promotion Sociales (PNPPS), aux responsables et cadres du Fonds d’Assistance Économique et Sociale (FAES).

Il s’agissait pour les intervenants de recueillir les points de vue des participants sur la PNPPS qui vise d’ici 2040 à réduire en Haïti, des inégalités et des injustices économiques, sociales et institutionnelles pour construire une citoyenneté sociale juste.

Saluant l’élaboration et la présentation du document, Charles Ernest Chatelier, le Directeur Général du FAES, a assuré les représentants du Ministère et du PAM que son Ministère produira par écrit, ses commentaires, remarques et suggestions dans le cadre de la finalisation du document de Politique nationale de protection et de promotion sociales, dont l’élaboration est le produit de la participation de tous les acteurs étatiques, des organisations nationales et internationales et des partenaires financiers œuvrant dans le domaine de la protection sociale en Haïti.

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Sony Michel’s Custom Cleats Will Support ‘Be Like Brit Foundation’ – CBS Boston

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BOSTON (CBS) – When the Patriots take the field against the Chiefs Sunday, their feet will speak volumes about what’s in their heart. The NFL’s “My Cause My Cleats” campaign gives them a chance to raise awareness and money for specific charities.

One player is making a big difference for a local family that’s channeled their pain into helping children in Haiti.

“I was screaming! I could not believe it! I think I blacked out to be honest with you,” said Cherylann Gengel.

She couldn’t believe the man on the phone was Patriots running back Sony Michel letting her know that the cause on his cleats this Sunday is the charity named in her daughter’s memory.

Sony Michel’s Be Like Brit cleats (WBZ-TV)

“The fact that he chose us, the Be Like Brit Foundation, to donate his cleats to? We’re over the moon!” she said.

“There are a lot of great organizations out there. But this one hit home with me because I’m Haitian,” Michel said. “The background. The story behind it is incredible.”

Britney Gengel was killed 10 years ago in Haiti’s devastating earthquake. She was there working with kids, and her dream to build an orphanage there became her parents’ mission.

Britney Gengel (WBZ)

“Ten years later we’re very lucky to say that we’ve built that orphanage and we have 66 beautiful children and amazing people have helped us on this journey,” Gengel said.

Including Michel, who hopes his cleats, featuring Haiti’s flag, have a purpose beyond the turf.

Patriots RB Sony Michel (WBZ-TV)

“To spread awareness so people know to get out there and help, donate and be a part of something special,” Michel said.

Something that helps people heal.

“It just brings a big smile to my face,” Gengel said.

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