A dispute between Haiti and a U.S. energy trading firm is leading to long blackouts and fuel shortages in the Caribbean nation, feeding anger at President Jovenel Moise's government following the collapse of a supply deal with Venezuela last year.
The U.N. Security Council has voted unanimously to completely end its peacekeeping operations in Haiti on Oct. 15 and establish a political mission to support government efforts to promote order and development in Latin America's poorest country.
The U.N. peacekeeping chief says the United Nations supports the desire of Haiti's leaders to end its stabilization mission in the country in October and for Haitian authorities to fully assume responsibility for security.
At least 15 people were killed when a boat carrying Haitian migrants capsized off the coast of Turks and Caicos. At least 14 people survived and four others remain unaccounted for. The vessel capsized off of West Caicos, an uninhabited island in the Turks and Caicos archipelago. Authorities are investigating the incident to identify what caused the boat to sink, but the search for additional survivors has been suspended.
Soda and soap bottles don’t belong in the sea, but it’s too often where they end up. In fact, experts estimate that an entire garbage truck worth of plastic hits our oceans every minute—the vast majority of it coming from developing nations like Haiti. To alleviate the problem, the Plastic Bank pays people to collect plastic waste that can be recycled and reused. Richardson Gustave oversees the organization’s daily operations around his home city of Port-au-Prince, coordinating transportation and inspection, and ensuring that collectors have the equipment needed to complete this vital task.
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