Haiti - News : Zapping...
Following the announcement of the remobilization of the Army of Haiti http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-22682-haiti-flash-president-moise-announces-the-date-of-the-official-return-of-the-army.html , many personalities have expressed themselves on the subject: for the former colonel Himmler Rébu, the remobilization of the armed forces should be the subject of a national agreement; for his part the lawyer and political activist André Michel is against the remobilization of the army in the current context; for Rony Timothée, one of the spokesmen of the radical opposition party "Piti Dessalin" Haiti does not have the economic means to operate a proper army while for Gédéon Jean, Coordinator of the Group of Support and Research in Human Rights (GARDH), he believes that the Head of State is in the process of forming a militia, a paramilitary force rather than a real armed force of Haiti
Meeting on the TPS
Foreign Affairs Minister Antonio Rodrigue and Ambassador Paul Altidor met Monday Elaine Duke, acting secretary of DHS, to discuss the extension of the TPS for Haitian nationals, they also held meetings on Capitol Hill to continue the conversation on the TPS, among other bilateral issues.
Lafontant will not go to parliament this Tuesday
Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant informed yesterday in an administrative correspondence that he will not be able to appear in Parliament http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-22648-haiti-flash-prime-minister-convened-to-parliament.html because of a last minute emergency. The head of government has asked the Speaker of the Lower House, Cholzer Chancy, to postpone this meeting to a week. Remember that this invitation followed a letter sent by the Deputy Gary Bodeau to the PM to draw his attention on a set of grievances of the population towards mobile phone companies and internet providers.
The US Embassy congratulates Martine Moïse
The U.S. Embassy and newly arrived Director Allen Greenberg from the Haiti Special Coordinator's Office, congratulate First Lady Martine Moïse on her appointment as President of the Global Fund Coordinating Mechanism. The USG looks forward to working with her on health related projects, such as immunizations and nutrition.
150 million loan
Taiwan is in favor of granting a $ 150 million loan to Haiti for the construction of a national electricity grid, said Senator Yuri Latortue, who is returning from a parliamentary mission to that country.
Nice stay in Haiti for the 22 travel agents and journalists
Arrived last Tuesday on Air Caraïbes with Lookéa Voyage, the 21 travel agents from all over Europe and the Caribbean had very laudatory remarks in favor of Haiti on the verge of their departure. Indeed, after excursions in the mountains, at sea, in the capital, in some provincial towns and evening outings, the emotion was palpable this Sunday morning at the airport Toussaint Louverture as they bid farewell before board the plane and promise to sell the Haiti destination in their respective countries. They left Haiti with a sense of satisfaction and a taste of unfinished business. "Haiti is a country where you definitely have to come back," they said in majority.