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Gunmen kidnap Haiti pastor during Facebook live church ceremony

April 03, 2021 9:48 am

In the video, two choir members can be seen singing a hymn before they suddenly drop their mics and cower by the side of the altar. As piano music continues to play, a man wielding a rifle enters the screen and is seen taking them away.

400 escape, 25 dead after Haiti prison breakout: Officials

February 27, 2021 8:26 am

Some believe Thursday's jailbreak at the Croix-des-Bouquets Civil Prison in northeast Port-au-Prince was to free gang leader Arnel Joseph, who had been Haiti's most wanted fugitive until his 2019 arrest on charges including rape, kidnapping and murder.

8 dead, including prison director, after Haiti jail break

February 26, 2021 8:17 am

Residents in the area who declined to be identified out of concern for their safety told The Associated Press that they observed a group of heavily armed men start shooting at prison guards before the inmates began to flee.

Haitian official says at least 14 drown when boat sinks

August 20, 2020 8:52 pm

Nine survivors were rescued from the water, but an unknown number remained lost at sea.

Haiti parliament ousts prime minister Henry Ceant in no-confidence vote

March 19, 2019 7:05 am

Haitian Prime Minister Henry Ceant has been thrown out of office by a no-confidence vote prompted by government dysfunction and inability to quash inflation, blackouts and frequent opposition protests that have paralyzed the country.

Haiti quake kills at least 14, aftershock jolts nervous residents

October 08, 2018 7:42 am

A local official said at least eight people died in Port-de-Paix on the northern coast near the epicenter of the magnitude 5.9 quake, which struck at a depth of 11.7 kilometres (7.3 miles), according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

At least 11 dead as quake topples homes in northern Haiti

October 07, 2018 10:52 am

The police chief for the northwest region, Jackson Hilaire, said seven people died in Port-de-Paix.

Haiti's prime minister resigns amid fuel price hike fallout

July 15, 2018 7:38 am

Jack Guy Lafontant was to answer questions about the July 6-8 riots that followed the government's attempt to raise fuel prices by up to 51 percent as part of an agreement with the International Monetary Fund.

Violent protests erupt in Haiti as fuel prices spike

July 07, 2018 12:37 pm

The demonstrations began after the Commerce Ministry and Economic Ministry issued a joint statement announcing an increase of 38 per cent to 51 per cent for gasoline, diesel and kerosene. The increases take effect Saturday.

Haitians stage protest, mock Donald Trump over 'shithole' comments

January 23, 2018 9:46 am

The demonstration was supposed to end outside the US embassy where organizers planned to make a statement, but they were prevented from accessing the immediate perimeter of the building to avoid potential clashes, police officials said.