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Haitian schools reopen after months of unrest

Haitian schools reopen after months of unrest

Caribbean: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Protected by police patrols, thousands of Haitian children began to return to school Monday after months of violent unrest forced schools to shut around the country. Comment
Caribbean: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — At least four people were shot and wounded during a small protest in Haiti’s capital Monday after a speech by embattled President Jovenel Moise. Comment
Health: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) _ Thousands of Haitians with problems including diabetes and bullet injuries are hoping to be treated aboard the USNS Comfort, which docked in Port-au-Prince this week for its last stop of a five-month medical mission. Comment
Immigration: The Trump administration has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for over 500,000 undocumented Haitians living in the US. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a Federal Register notice on Nov. 1 extending the validity of TPS-related documentation for beneficiaries under the TPS designations not only to Haiti but also to El Salvador, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua and Sudan through Jan. 4, 2021. Comment
Music: Music lovers will have the chance to hear the work of a titan of world music as City College Center for the Arts( CCCA) presents “Emeline Michel’s Black Pearls,”a special one-night-only concert on Friday, Nov. 15. Comment

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Bahamas The government of The Bahamas is moving to establish a University School of Medicine in Freeport, the capital of Grand Bahama, which was recently devastated by Hurricane Dorian. Comment
Arts & Theater: Haitian and Dominican Republic legislators in Brooklyn last Friday sought to bridge what they described as “the cultural divide” with the inaugural hosting of “Quisqueya: A Celebration of Haitian and Dominican Republic Heritage” at Brooklyn Borough Hall. Comment
Arts & Theater: Visiting Haitian icon, Franketienne, has been awarded in Queens for his role in raising the profile of Haiti’s literature and culture over the past few decades. Comment

Eugene hosts 2019 NYC Haitian Day celebration

Caribbean: Brooklyn Council Member Dr. Mathieu Eugene, in partnership with the Haiti History and Culture, Inc., Haitian Solidarity, The Haitian American Council on Unity and Empowerment, For The Love of Haiti and the Haitian community recently hosted The 2019 NYC Haitian Day Celebration at Bowling Green. Comment

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