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BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Robert "Bob" Melton has been named Broward County Auditor and will assume the position in June 2017.  His appointment was ratified unanimously by the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, May 9th. Melton comes to Broward County from the Lake County Clerk of Courts where he served as Inspector General, and was formerly Director of Internal Audit.
 A dance celebration to mark Haitian History Month will be held on May 6 in South Florida. The “Unity Dance Marathon”, being staged by FANM, Florida Immigrant Coalition and South Florida Voices for Working Families, will be staged at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 N.E. 59th Terrace in Miami. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and workshops at 9 a.m.
UNITED NATIONS – Sandra Honoré, head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission (MINUSTAH), said the mission will cease operations in Haiti within six months.  Addressing the United Nations Security Council last month, Honoré said progress achieved during the past 13 years in Haiti’s stabilization process is notable and it “is therefore timely to reshape the partnership among the international community, the United Nations and Haiti with a view to ensuring the sustainability of this progress.
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti - A project has been launched by President Jovenel Moise to rebuild the presidential palace in Haiti that was destroyed by a devastating earthquake in 2010. Moise, in a statement issued last month, said the new palace will be built on the same location.  “For many, the post-earthquake reconstruction has not begun as long as the National Palace has not been rebuilt,” said Moise in an address from the temporary presidential residence on the grounds of the collapsed palace.
Some 4,000 Haitians are still stuck in Tijuana, Mexico after failing to benefit from a special humanitarian parole to enter the United States last September, according to Haitian actor Jimmy Jean Louis. Jean Louis visited some of the shelters housing Haitians with actor and writer Rainn Wilson and posted the pictures with a call to action on his Twitter account last month.
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