Covid-19-Haiti: 47 new cases and 5 dead, the toll stands at 7,100 positive cases

a hand washing station at a garment factory in Port-au-Prince. Photo: Georges H. Rouzier.

The Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) said that the country officially has 7,100 cases of people who tested positive for covid-19 and added that 47 new cases of contamination have been recorded.

“The number of people who died from the disease is 151”, the ministry said in a press release.

Among the most affected municipalities are Delmas (1,261) Port-au-Prince (1,066), Petion-Ville (768), Tabarre (629), Carrefour (386), Croix-des-Bouquets (479), St marc (134), Mirebalais (134), Cap-Haitien(186), Jacmel (152), Port-de-Paix (97) …

The majority of Covid-19 cases are in the Western Department, 5,139 cases and 60 deaths. Artibonite, 338 cases and 28 deaths. Center, 331 cases and 3 deaths. North, 298 cases and 20 deaths. Southeast 199 cases and 6 deaths. North-West, 157 cases and 10 deaths. South, 191 cases and 5 deaths. Grand’Anse 143 cases and 11 deaths. Northeast, 142 cases and 5 ..

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Mbappe to stay at PSG next season ‘no matter what’ despite Liverpool links

Kylian Mbappe says he will be a Paris Saint-Germain player next season “no matter what”.

The World Cup winner continues to be linked with moves away from PSG, the club he joined from Monaco in 2017 on an initial loan that was followed by a €180million transfer.

Mbappe scored 30 goals in all competitions before the Ligue 1 giants saw their season suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The France forward will get the opportunity to add to that tally as the Coupe de France, Coupe de la Ligue and Champions League continue in the coming weeks.

And while certain reports have linked Mbappe with a potential move to Liverpool or Real Madrid once the current season comes to a close, he has confirmed that he will also remain at the Parc des Princes in 2020-21.

“I’m here. I am in the project for a fourth year,” Mbappe told beIN SPORTS on Tuesday.

“The 50th year of the club is an important year for the club, the supporters, everyone, so I will be there no matter what.

“I will try to brin..

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Haitian-American Chef Gregory Gourdet Introduces a Bridge for Racial Barriers: Food

By Ralph ‘Onz’ Chery

Celebrity chef Gregory Gourdet. Gregory Gourdet’s Facebook Images

It was a sight that people of Haitian origin are well familiar with – too familiar – a plate of white rice covered with black beans topped by a chicken’s thigh. Celebrity chef Gregory Gourdet ate that dish countless amount of times growing up in a Haitian household.

But this time, on May 7, 2020, the dish was sitting on a table in front of six people who weren’t Haitian. On top of that, it wasn’t for a simple event, it was for one of the most known cooking shows in the world, Top Chef.

Although Gourdet grew up around Haitian food, he had only been cooking it for about five years. But there he was standing in front of six non-Haitian food experts to feed it to them at one of the biggest stages of his career.

Tom Colicchio, a chef of Italian origin who’s been the head judge of every season of Top Chef, planted his fork in the meat. He chewed slowly with a thinking face. One of the few times, he at..

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Haiti’s fuel shortage and chronic blackouts are back. This time it’s lack of diesel.

By Jacqueline Charles

A Haitian woman stands next to empty propane tanks used to mark their owners’ places in a line for fuel.Carl Juste Miami Herald

The news blackout came at the start of one of Haiti’s most popular afternoon newscasts.

“Radio Kiskeya and the ‪4 p.m.‬ Journal are temporarily off the air in the metropolitan area due to the current fuel shortage (particularly diesel) which affects our relay facilities in Boutilliers,” the Monday tweet said. “We are working to resolve the situation as soon as possible.”

The radio newscast — which eventually made it back on air — was the latest casualty in Haiti’s ongoing energy woes. For weeks entire neighborhoods have been once again plunged into darkness and in recent days the distress has grown even more severe amid a string of energy-related crises.

There is the government’s ongoing contract dispute with the French consortium, Alstom-Comelex (GE), and its German supervisor over two 18 megawatt turbines at the country’s principa..

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Laurent Blanc on standby as next Barcelona boss

Former France and Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc is on standby to become the next boss of Barcelona, according to Diario Sport.

The former central defender is said to be a name who is gaining prominence in the corridors of the Camp Nou should they decide to dispense with the services of Quique Setien this summer.

A report earlier on Tuesday claimed the Barcelona boss would remain in charge for the club’s Champions League matches in August but there was no definitive decision on his future at the Blaugrana beyond that date.

The Catalan club will take on Napoli in the second leg of their Round of 16 tie – which is currently poised at 1-1 – in the Champions League at the Camp Nou next month, and still have an outside chance of European glory in a campaign which did not bring any domestic trophies.

Blanc played for the Catalan club in the 1996-97 campaign, making 38 appearances, after joining from Auxerre but joined Marseille the following year after a season disrupted by injur..

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Sevilla luring Marcos Alonso with Champions League football, family connections — report

Just last week, there were reports that Sevilla have a keen interest in signing Chelsea wing-back Marcos Alonso, and according to Estadio Deportivo, Sevilla’s football director, Monchi has started formulating a strategy, subject to certain conditions, in order to do just that.

First off, Sevilla are banking on the COVID-19 pandemic keeping other suitors away. While Alonso has been playing a few matches as of late, he’s far from an undisputed starter, and Sevilla could provide that option for him. Of course, the dynamics could change if other clubs get involved, but they are remaining hopeful for now.

Another factor that plays into every footballer’s mind is the opportunity to play in the Champions League. Sevilla qualified for next season’s competition courtesy of a fourth place finish in La Liga, and they’re hoping that makes them more enticing for the 29-year-old as well.

Last but certainly not least, Sevilla are using “family pride” as a tempting factor. Alonso’s father, Marcos A..

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Gazidis backs ‘first choice’ Pioli and insists there was never any pre-agreement with Rangnick

CEO Ivan Gazidis has given a full explanation regarding the recent chaos surrounding AC Milan and their decision to keep head coach Stefano Pioli.

It has been a whirlwind of a last 24 hours for the Rossoneri, with the club’s future having seemingly taken a complete 180 degree turn from the direction it looked to be heading.

For months now it has been reported that Ralf Rangnick is the man that Milan had chosen to lead a new era starting this summer, but while the Rossoneri were playing the first half of their 2-1 win over Sassuolo on Tuesday night, reports to the contrary started to emerge.

Kicker and Bild in Germany broke the news that Rangnick’s proposed move to Milan was off and that instead Pioli would sign a new deal and remain at the club, and sure enough this was confirmed after the game leaving a lot of supporters confused.

Gazidis spoke to news agency ANSA about the renewal of Pioli, and his words were transcribed by MilanNews.

“As we have said many times, Stefano Pioli h..

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New York tenants can apply for rent relief through July 30

By Sam Bojarski

Tenants throughout New York State can now apply for a portion of the $100 million in assistance made available through the COVID Rent Relief Program. But certain details about the application process could prove cumbersome for some tenants, including members of the Haitian community.

Federal funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act has made the program possible. New York State’s Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) department will accept applications through July 30 for the program, on the basis of need. While the state has a Haitian Creole version of the application materials available for download, applicants must submit their applications in English.

Row houses on Hawthorne Street, in Brooklyn. Photo by Leonardo March
Those who need assistance with the application can call the office of District 45 Council Member Farah Louis, at 718-629-2900. The application assistance is part of an ongoing partnership with Flatbush Development Co..

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Haitian President Jovenel Moïse Finds out why Courtof Auditors returned 29 contracts from Ministry of Health

Dr. Marie Greta Roy Clement, minister of health at a news conference before the Covid-19 outbreak in Haiti. Photo credit/ georges H. Rouzier

President Jovenel Moïse on a “courtesy visit” to the Superior Court of Accounts and Administrative Litigation discovered that 29 coronavirus related projects were returned to the ministry of health for non-compliance with basic rules in terms of accounting and public procurement, according to Le Nouvelliste.

“I have just visited the Superior Court of Accounts and Administrative Litigation (CS / CCA) where I spoke with the advisers. I wanted to meet the members of this important institution which is a strong link in the democratic game, ”tweeted Moïse, without going into the details of his meeting with the advisers of the CSC / CA.

CSC / CA President Rogavil Boisguéné, in an interview with Le Nouvelliste late in the afternoon, said: “The palace has requested today’s meeting.” “The president says he is making a courtesy visit to see how the inst..

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Haiti’s National Conference, a utopia since its inception

Dr. Bobb Rousseau

Young men standing on the balcony of a market in Delmas. Photo credit. Georges H. Rouzier.

The national conference is a continuous dialogue that is held among all the different sectors of a nation with the intention of such a nation achieving economic self-sufficiency, fostering international relations, and improving its electoral system while implementing social projects and respecting, respecting the fundamental rights of all citizens, regardless of their gender, social status or sexual orientation. In Haiti, the national conference had been utopia since its inception due to the lack of government initiatives and the commitment and skills of political actors.

Since 2005, the debates on the realization of the national conference do not reduce the widening gaps between the government and the people, nor have they opened the doors of the dialogue among the various sectors of the country to lead Haiti towards peace, harmony and sustainable development. It seems tha..

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