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On Wednesday, Jude Alix Patrick Salomon, Minister of Economy and Finance and Ms. Anabela Abrei, the World Bank Representative in Haiti, signed two grant agreements valued at 35 million US dollars. This funding, which will extend over a period of six years, will facilitate the exploitation and use of renewable energies in several regions of Haiti.
Anti-Gang operation at least 7 civilians killed
Alain Auguste, the Director of the National Police of Haiti (PNH) of the Department of the West has recognized the death of at least 7 civilians during the anti-gang operation conducted on November 13, in the area of the avenue Bolosse, near Martissant (south of Port-au-Prince, between the hospital and the sea, on the road to Carrefour), in addition to the two police officers killed http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-22702-haiti-security-2-udmo-agents-fall-under-the-bullets.html 31 individuals were arrested during this operation.
PetroCaribe a report without legal value
Guychar Doré, the adviser to President Moise asserts that the accusations made in the PetroCaribe report and the prosecution recommendations of the Senate Committee on Ethics and Anti-Corruption have no legal value, as the Commission does not have the jurisdiction to indict personalities. He recalls that only the Superior Court of Accounts and Administrative Disputes (CSCCA) is authorized to judge the management of the authorizing officers of the State and transfer if necessary the files before the courts for the legal consequences.
TPS extension : Last efforts...
This week, Haitian Chancellor Antonio Rodrigue and Haiti's Ambassador to Washington Paul Altidor, met with US Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke to explain once again the reasons for their 18-month extension of the Temporary Protection Status (TPS), whose 6-month extension deadline falls on January 22, 2018 http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-21016-haiti-flash-tps-extension-for-6-months-official.html . The Chanclier and the Ambassador are confident at the end of the meeting but can not say that the program will be extended, leaving in doubt some 58,000 Haitian TPS beneficiaries http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-22614-haiti-flash-black-caucus-is-again-pressing-for-the-renewal-of-the-tps.html http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-22604-haiti-flash-renewal-of-tps-uncertain-58-000-haitians-at-risk-of-expulsion-from-the-usa.html
Green Climate Fund very coveted
On the sidelines of the 23rd Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP23). The Ministers of Environment of Haiti and the Dominican Republic wish to jointly develop, through the Fund Green Ecosystem Protection of the projects on the island. The leaders of the Fund encourage the 2 Ministers to move in this direction. In addition Pierre Simon Georges, the Minister of the Environment accompanied by his Director General met Howard Bamsey the Executive Director of the "Green Climate Fund" which he invited to support the project to build 10 Germplasm Centers and plant propagation through the ten departments of the country for the reforestation of Haiti http://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-22550-icihaiti-agriculturelaying-of-the-first-stone-of-the-4th-plant-propagation-center.html
Towards a change of name of the Haitian Lottery ?
During her visit to Montreal earlier this week at Loto-Québec, Mrs. Marie Margareth Fortuné, the Director General of the Haitlen State Lottery (LEH), after a meeting of more than 2 hours with the responsible of the Quebec lottery, said she was in favor to build on the success of Loto-Québec and said he was in favor of changing the name of the LEH in Loto-Haiti.