Haiti - News : Zapping...
Monday afternoon at the National Palace, a meeting was held between the 3 powers represented by President Jovenel Moïse, the President of the Senate, the President of the Chamber of Deputies and the President of the Superior Council of the Judiciary (CSPJ) to evaluate the reasons and the consequences of last weekend's violence and to discuss appropriate measures to improve the situation," said Senator Jospeh Lambert, Speaker of the Senate without further details.
Special Government Council
On Monday, a special Government Council, chaired by Prime Minister Lafontant, took place on the assessment of the situation and the measures to be taken to restore order in society and respond to the climate of anxiety that reigns in the population.
Economic activities, timid recovery
Monday in Port-au-Prince, economic activities slowed down or were paralyzed according to the places. Commercial banks and stores that were not looted remained closed. In some neighborhoods, public transportation was provided by a few taxis-motorcycles and a few tap-taps...
US Embassy closed
This Tuesday, July 10, the United States Embassy in Port-au-Prince will be closed for routine services. Non-urgent appointments will be postponed to a later date. Due to continued protests, roadblocks and violence across Port-au-Prince and Haiti, embassy employees have been ordered to continue to shelter.
For US Citizen Services, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a new appointment date / time. To postpone your appointment, call 509-2812-2929 (Haiti) or 1-703-544-7842 (United States). Embassy remains open to emergency services for US citizens
Petit-Goâve : Demonstration against the cost of living
Monday at the initiative of the "Mouvman Jèn Kap Soufri" (MJKS) the population has demonstrated against the living cost, through the streets of Petit-Goâve "Just as President Jovenel has removed the adjustment of fuel prices, he will also have to lower food prices, set the exchange rate in order to stop the devaluation of the Gourde against the US dollar. If the President refuses to satisfy our demands, that he go ! Otherwise, the country will be stuck. Even the public market will not work. The living conditions of the people must improve," said one of the organizers of the demonstration. HL/ HaitiLibre / Guyto Mathieu (Correspondant Petit-Goâve)
Canadian Embassy closed
Please take note that the Canadian Embassy in Haiti will remain closed this Tuesday, July 10th.
Resumption of flights for Bahamasair under conditions
The airline Bahamasair said it would resume its services when it is convinced that there is more risk for passengers and staff.
The Franco-Haitian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CFHCI) strongly condemns the acts of violence and vandalism in the capital during the last three days and sympathizes with all its victim members. The Board of Directors works with the Private Sector Economic Forum and the other Associations to take a common position for the Private Sector, to provide answers to restore the order and business climate for all its members, partners and investors .