Haiti - News : Zapping...
Friday, following the publication of the Presidential Order which stipulates that all local commercial transactions must be settled in Gourde from 1 March 2018 http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-23701-haiti-politic-obligation-to-carry-out-all-commercial-transactions-in-gourdes.html , Prime Minister Lafontant had a meeting with Ministers Jude Alix Patrick Salomon (Economy), Pierre Marie Du Meny (Commerce) and Jean Baden Dubois, Governor of the Central Bank (BRH). It was clarified that dollar bank accounts will not disappear and are not affected by the order or term deposits. In addition, Governor Dubois specified that the transfer houses must return the money to their client in the currency of the transfer. Regarding the foreign exchange market he said "On the exchange market we will put order. Everyone can not change."
Customs agents strikes announced
Customs officials will go on strike from Monday, March 5. A decision taken to denounce in particular the non-compliance by the government of the initialed memorandum of agreement in October 2017 http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-22349-haiti-politics-customs-officers-accept-a-truce.html on a salary increase and a special status for customs officers.
Diaspora : Schedule of the Mobile Consulate
The Consulate of the Republic of Haiti in Orlando informs the Haitian Community of Central Florida that the next "Mobile Consulate" will be held Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm at the Evangelical Church in Jacksonville located at 507 Cassat Ave. Jacksonville, Fl 32254. For more information, please contact the Consular Post at (407) 897-1262.
Students troublemakers, the PNH will crack
The Haitian National Police has been instructed not to tolerate the actions of troublemakers derived from the protest movements of public school students demanding the presence of teachers in the classrooms http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-23697-haiti-flash-violence-and-vandalism-in-petit-goave-many-damages.html , Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant informed front the senate's Education Committee. See also : http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-23699-haiti-education-the-ministry-alarmed-by-student-demonstrations.html
PetroCaribe : Susan D. Page recalled for consultation
Following the controversial statement on the PetroCaribe case http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-23681-haiti-politic-strong-reaction-of-the-chancellery-against-minujusth.html of Susan D. Page Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the latter after a telephone conversation, was recalled to the UN for Consultation.
Towards a stronger partnership with Caribbean Export
Friday morning a meeting was held between Escipion J. Oliveira Gomez representative of the "Caribbean Export" and Hervé Philippe of the Office of the National Authorizing Officer of the European Development Fund (EDF), with a view to strengthening a partnership between the Ministry Tourism and Caribbean Export, promoting the export of handicrafts, women's entrepreneurship and participation in international fairs.