Haiti Support Group AGM

The Haiti Support Group warmly invites you to join us at our annual general meeting to discuss solidarity efforts with the people of Haiti.

Sunday, 1 August 2021 15:00 – 16:30 BST

At this year’s AGM, we will discuss the ongoing unrest in Haiti and how to move forward in solidarity with the people of Haiti. This follows the tragic assassination of Haitian ‘President’ Jovenel Moïse and will be a continuation of conversations started at our Emergency Meeting on Sunday 11 July.

In addition, we will think about ways of celebrating our 30 year anniversary as we move into 2022. As our Exec Member Dr Rachel Douglas has observed, the Haiti Support Group was first established following another major 

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Jovenel Moïse Assassination

Press Release from our friends in the Haiti Support Group:
Jovenel Moïse Assassination

The Haiti Support Group is shocked and saddened to learn of the assassination of Jovenel Moïse at his private residence in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The latest reports confirm that his wife Martine Moïse remains in a critical condition, having been airlifted to Florida for treatment yesterday. You can watch our interview with SKY as this news broke here.

Moïse was not president-elect and continued to cling onto power despite his term having expired in February this year. He had been ruling Haiti by decree since 2018.

For years, our partners in Haiti have warned of the steady erosion of civil rights in Haiti, … Read on ...

Antigua and Barbuda: Barbudans Fighting for Land Rights

From Human Rights Watch

A draft law before the Antigua and Barbuda Senate would deprive Barbudans of communal land where they have lived for generations, Human Rights Watch said today. The Antigua and Barbuda government should consult with the people of Barbuda to determine the impact of repealing communal land ownership on their human rights, and to reach an agreement that fully respects and safeguards those rights.

Since 1834, when the British emancipated their slaves, Barbudans as a community have owned all their island’s land. Barbuda, the smaller of the two biggest islands of Antigua and Barbuda, with a population of approximately 2,000, codified this long-existing communal ownership in 2007 in the Barbuda Land Act. The law states, “All land Read on ...