ID kiosk for diaspora opens at Port-au-Prince airport
Haiti’s National Identification Office (ONI) and the Ministry of Haitians Living Abroad (MHAVE) have set up an identification card kiosk at Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Tabarre, Port-au-Prince. The small office will serve mainly Haitian diasporas.
“Our compatriots in the diaspora who arrive from abroad and want to obtain a Unique National Identification Card (CINU) can go to the kiosk of the MHAVE at Toussaint Louverture Airport to obtain this document,” MHAVE said in a press release.
Earlier this year, ONI announced that it would phase out the Haitian ID card long in circulation and no longer accept it as valid. To obtain the new national ID card, Haitians living abroad must provide either a birth certificate, extract from the National Archives of Haiti or baptism certificate. Source
Groups reject call for Haiti to speed up elections prep
A band of political and watchdog group have condemned another group’s Nov. 25 statement urging Haiti’s government to speed up 2021 elections preparations.
Among the groups that signed the latest statement are Fusion, Inite, Verite, and Veye Yo. They said it’s not an appropriate time to hold elections because of violence in the country. They also said that those who keep pressing Haiti to hold elections will be to blame if the outcome is disastrous. Source
Twelve public figures honored in annual ceremony
A national recognition association has honored twelve public figures during its eighth annual ‘Honor and Merit’ celebration Wednesday.
L’Association en Route vers la Technique (ETECH) selected: Jean Wilfrid Bertrand, the general director of National Archives, meteroist Marie Chrisnette Saint-Georges, Dadie Pierre, Jean Rénald Jeune, Marie Rosana Jean, Amos Cincir, Reverend Josué Mathieu, Reverend Alcéro Marc Arthur, Rénold Telfort, Kerline Mingot Gard, Jean Joseph Baltazar and Karine-Emmanuelle Sanon.
They were selected based on the quality of their work, commitment and engagement with their communities, particularly the youth, said Ruben Sanon, ETECH’s president. Source
Onz Chery started his writing career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He also wrote for First Touch, Cosmopolitan Soccer League, and other local leagues. After graduating, Onz became one of ESNY’s sports journalists then joined The Haitian Times.