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Pierre Michel Jean (1st Prize), Milo Milfort and Mauryle Azaine are the three winners of the 2018 edition of the Young Haitian Journalist Award (supported by the French Embassy). Several personalities including the Ambassador of France José Gomez, the writer Kettly Mars, President of the jury of the contest, intervened during the closing ceremony held on December 15, 2018 at the Fokal. The Ambassador of France personally presented the 1st Prize to Pierre Michel Jean, which includes a one-month internship at Médiapart in Paris "Congratulations to the other winners and to all participants," said the French diplomat.
MOPOD calls for continued mobilization
Jean André Victor, the National Coordinator of the Popular Opposition Movement Dessalinien (MOPOD) rejecting the dialogue advocated by the Head of Government calls for the continuation of the mobilization against the power in place and pleads for a sovereign national conference in order to have a change in the governance system stating that "If it is the people who make the convocation, President Jovenel Moïse will have to resign."
Exchange rate, the BRH lacks authority
The Bank of the Republic of Haiti (BRH) must assert its authority and remind banks that they must use the reference rate of the BRH with a maximum variation not exceeding 0.1%. Banks that do not respect this rule, should be punished, says the Economist Eddy Labossière.
Days of closure of the Montreal Consulate
The Consulate General of Haiti in Montreal informs the Haitian community and the general public, that its offices will be closed from December 24, 2018 to January 2, 2019 due to the end of year celebrations. The services will resume as usual on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 9:00 am The Consulate General of Haiti in Montreal takes this opportunity to wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year 2019.
Gonaïves : Conference-debate on the Rule of Law
300 participants from the Civil Society, grassroots organizations and local authorities took part to a conference-debate in Gonaïves with the support of mobile teams from Minujusth, in the presence of Gonaïves Mayor Neil Latorture, around the rule of law (the role of the judiciary, the PNH, elected representatives, the gender perspective and the rights and duties of the citizen, among others) and the adoption of the new penal code and code of criminal procedures.
International Migrants Day
On Friday, Giuseppe Loprete, the Head of Mission of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) accompanied by Shauna Martin, his Program Manager in Haiti, was received by Marnatha Irène Ternier, Minister of Haitians Living Abroad. Giuseppe Loprete reiterated IOM's commitment to accompany Haiti in issues related to migration issues and discussed the activities surrounding the next International Migrants Day (Tuesday, 18 December).