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10/02/2018 09:20:14

Haiti - FLASH Carnival National : D-1, Everything is ready, important informations
Friday the National Carnival Committee gave a final press conference at 48 hours of the beginning of the 3 fat days and assured that everything was ready for the smooth running of the National Carnival 2018, the largest cultural and popular event in Haiti that will take place on Sunday 11, Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 February in Port-au-Prince around the theme "Ayiti sou wout chanjman". The national carnival will end at 2:00 am on the first two days and at 3:00 am on the third and last day

Stands :
125 secure stands were built all along the route. The Carnival parade will be divided into 6 sequences and 7 paintings with the participation of about 3,000 people. It will start at the Sylvio Cator stadium at 3:00 p.m.

Animation :
A dozen bands will march on the course among the 25 official bands : 620 Ans Band, An Gran Jan, Beseba, Bizou Bizou Band, Blood Band, Chouchou Band, Diagolo, Family Rara, Fashion Matte, Grappe Plaisir One The Moove, Jaguar's Band, Louloup Party Cool, New-York New-York, No Limit Rara Fanm, Original Bel Bebet, Original Cash Band, Raram, Relax Band, Rosa Band, Silibo, Soul Rasta#1, Tabou 4X4 Band, Vice Band, Vodoula and Rara Fanm http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-23451-haiti-flash-d-9-more-information-on-the-national-carnival-2018.html

20 musical groups were selected for the 3 days of the carnival : Barikad Crew, Boukman Eksperyans, Brothers Posse, Chalè, Djakout # 1, Enposib, Eya Eya, Rèv La, K-Zino, Kaï & Mikaben, Kanpèch, King Posse, Kreyòl La, Maestro & Vayb, Mass Kompa, Ram, Rock Fam, Roody Roodboy, Sweet Micky, T-Vice, and Zikòs are the musical groups selected for the three fat days.

Exhibition :
The exhibition on the gates of the National Palace http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-20291-haiti-culture-exceptional-exhibition-women-build-another-haiti.html and the exhibition at the National Bureau of Ethology on the Carnival http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-23523-haiti-news-zapping.html , are some innovations of Carnival 2018.

Security :
On the route, there will be 7 evacuation points to allow ambulances to travel to and from the 21 ambulance stations. 13 care stations: single stations, emergency care posts and Advanced Medical Post (PMA) will be set up to respond to incidents. PMAs aim to take care of major cases. Cases beyond the competence of the PMAs will be transferred to the reference hospitals including the Hospital of the State University of Haiti (HUEH), the University Peace Hospital in Delmas 33, the OFATMA and the Bernard Mevs Hospital. .

An PMA will be established on the stand of the First Lady and a special space will be dedicated to the reception of all the lost children on the course. Strict prohibition of the carrying of weapons, the use of glass bottles, the movement of wheelbarrows and knives on the National Carnival route.

Michel-Ange Gégéon, the Director General Directorate of the National Police of Haiti reminds all police personnel, that it is formally forbidden for any police officer to enter with a firearm in the spaces where the carnival festivities take place, if it is not part of the official safety device. This measure applies to officers assigned to the close security of VIPs. Any person contravening this provision will be liable to the penalties provided for in the General Discipline Regulations Manual.

In terms of security, a Command Center has been set up and will be coordinated by the Minister of the Interior St Albin who will act in concert with the Office of the Secretary of State for Public Security, the PNH, the Ministry of the Justice and the Directorate of Civil Protection (DPC). The latter will be responsible for inspecting the compliance and safety of tanks and stands during the three fat days. 500 volunteer brigadiers will be deployed all along the route to accompany the carnivals.

The 125 stands along the course are secured by the PNH.

4 type of police surveillance will be effective :
Static security will be put in place at the gates, made up of members of the specialized team of the Road Traffic Directorate (DCPR) and the Mobile Intervention Brigade (BIM).

There will also be units posted at fixed points on the course and dynamic security with mobile teams that will patrol.

Finally, there will be video surveillance security where the police officers responsible for viewing the images will guide the intervention teams.

Remember that nearly 7,000 police officers will be deployed during these 3 days to ensure the smooth flow of festivities and the safety of festival-goers.

Numbers for emergency calls : 114 ; 3821-1111 ; 3820-1111 ; 3338-111 (24/24)

Jours fériés :
In Le Moniteur N ° 26 of Friday, February 9, 2018, was published a decree specifying the holidays for Carnival 2018, signed by President Jovenel Moïse, Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant, Minister of Tourism Dove Emilie Jessy Menos and the Minister of Culture Limond Toussaint.

"Article 1. - Are declared as public holidays and for the purposes of the festivities of the national carnival:

1) The day of Monday, February 12, 2018, from noon;

2) The day of Tuesday, February 13, 2018 and that of Wednesday, February 14, 2018 in their entirety.

Article 2. Public services, schools, commerce and industry will not work Article 1. - Are declared as public holidays and for the purposes of the festivities of the national carnival:

1) The day of Monday, February 12, 2018, from noon;

2) The day of Tuesday, February 13, 2018 and that of Wednesday, February 14, 2018 in their entirety.

Article 2. Public services, schools, commerce and industry shall be unemployed in accordance with the provisions of Article 1."


HaitiLibre as every year, give you an rendezvous on www.haitilibre.com from Sunday to follow the live broadcast of the Carnival National 2018 during the 3 Fatty Days. Happy Carnival to all and be careful.

See also :
http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-23487-haiti-national-carnival-2018-d-6-special-conference.html
http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-23451-haiti-flash-d-9-more-information-on-the-national-carnival-2018.html
http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-20291-haiti-culture-exceptional-exhibition-women-build-another-haiti.html
http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-23523-haiti-news-zapping.html

HL/ S/ TB/ HaitiLibre

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