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Dithny Joan Raton (born 10 September 1974)[1] is a Haitian politician who since 2015 has been the country's Minister for Culture in Haiti's Cabinet.

Dithny Joan Raton
Haitian Minister for Culture
Assumed office
January 2015
PresidentMichel Martelly (2015-2016)
Jocelerme Privert (2016-2017)
Jovenel Moïse(2017-)

Personal lifeEdit

Raton studied at the Alcibiades Pommayrac in Jacmel.[1] Her ambition was once to be a professional dancer.[1]


Raton has worked as an administrator.[1] In 2015, Raton became Haiti's Minister for Culture.[1][2] As Minister, Raton has tried to increase the use of Haitian Creole, and has dedicated October to the language.[1] In August 2015, Raton and Barbados' Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley met to create a cultural agreement.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Dithny Joan Raton : Promoting Haiti's culture". Le Nouvelliste. 6 November 2015. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  2. ^ Alexis, Gaelle (21 January 2015). "Haiti - Culture : Dithny Joan Raton takes control of the Ministry of Culture". Haiti Libre. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Barbados may sign cultural agreement with Haiti". Antigua Observer. 28 August 2015. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  4. ^ Weekes, Jamal (1 September 2015). "Barbados To Explore Cultural Agreement With Haiti". Curacao Chronicle. Retrieved 13 March 2019.