Challenges, A Haitian Newsweekly Launches Website in English for Haitians

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Challenges Magazine Online Version Targets U.S. and Canadian Haitian Diaspora

Our goal for Challenges has always been to serve the informational needs of both native Haitians and Haitian diaspora living in the U.S. and Canada. - Alexandre Thevenet, news director of Challenges

Challenges Magazine, a fresh source for reliable and timely news for Haitians, as well as Haitian diaspora in the United States and parts of Canada, has launched an English-language online version for diaspora with English-language preference. The online version is available at http://www.challengesnews.com.

Previously, the 10,000-weekly circulation publication was only printed in French and distributed in Haiti. Challenges will still be printed in French, and distributed in Haiti, in addition to the online English version.

“Our goal for Challenges has always been to serve the informational needs of both native Haitians and Haitian diaspora living in the United States and Canada,” said Alexandre Thevenet, news director of Challenges. “The best way for us to do this was to first get the news in print before we moved to an online, English version."

The online version of Challenges targets Haitian diaspora living in Miami, Atlanta, Boston, Philadelphia, NYC, New Jersey and Chicago, as well as parts of Canada, including Quebec City and Montreal.

Challenges print version has been in circulation since August 2014. It is currently the only newsweekly in Haiti. Challenges operates as a media and publishing subsidiary within the GB Group.

About Challenges
Challenges is Haiti’s fresh new source for reliable and timely news available to the public at large catering to savvy readers. A relevant source of information concerning Haiti, the Caribbean and the world, Challenges attracts the attention of some of the greatest minds with its unique content unavailable anywhere else. More information is available at http://www.challengesnews.com.

About GB Group
GB Group is a leading, diversified group of industrial and trading companies in the Caribbean, with operations concentrated in Haiti, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and St. Maarten and offices in the United States. Comprised of 21 companies from seven different divisions including agriculture, construction, consumer goods, infrastructure, energy, logistics and trading, GB Group collaborates with more than 4,000 employees and embraces managers from more than 15 countries companywide. GB Group and its operating companies have strategic alliances and/or partnerships with some the world’s top business organizations. The company’s current endeavors include the $200 million Lafito Global project, which includes Port Lafito, Haiti’s first Panamax port. More information is available at http://www.gbgroup.com.

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