Haiti - News : Zapping...
In the 2017-2018 budget which has just been ratified, the Parliament obtains an envelope of 7.2 billion gourdes (+ 74%, compared to 2016 - 2017). More than the Ministry of Public Health (6.1 billion) and a little less than Agriculture (10.01 billion)...
"insignificant" environment budget...
The environment, which is supposedly a priority and an urgency of the Government, only has in the new budget 757 million gourdes (0.5%) out a budget of 144 billion...
Magistrates : Warning strike
The Professional Association of Magistrates rejects the 2017-2018 budget which grants only 0.8% (1.2 billion Gourdes) to the judiciary, ie the smallest amount awarded to one of the three state powers. Wando Saint-Villier, President of the Association, appealed to the judges of all the courts and tribunals of the country to stop working from Wednesday 13 to Friday 22 September warning that "If our demands are not satisfied, we will observe an unlimited work stoppage of the recess, the first Monday of the month of October," warned the magistrate.
Post-IRMA management meeting
The Director General of the Ministry of the Interior and Local Government met with the Presidents of the Federation of Administration of the Communal Sections (ASEC) in the West, Nippes, North-East, North, South-East, Center, Artibonite and Grand'Anse regions around the management of the passage of IRMA at central and regional level. It was particulary question of the logistical, technical and structural reinforcement of the offices of the Boards of Municipal Sections (CASEC). The DG gathered all the CASEC grievances and promised to study the needs with Minister Max Rudolph Saint-Albin.
Ombudsman, the Head of State must decide
Renand Hedouville, Anthonal Mortimé and Jacquenet Oxilus, are the 3 candidates selected by Parliament for the position of Protecteur du Citoyen. The final choice will be made by the Head of State in consultation with the Presidents of the Senate and the Lower House.
Postponing of activities of the Literacy Day
Émile Brutus, Secretary of State for Literacy, reported that the activities that have to mark the International Literacy Day were postponed, due to Hurricane Irma's passage, to October 28th, International Day of Creole Languages. http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-22020-haiti-news-zapping.html