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Thursday in Martissant and the surrounding neighborhoods, agents of different units of the National Police of Haiti (PNH), including the members of the SWAT and the Departmental Unit of Maintenance of Order (UDMO) supported by agents the UN police (UNPol) have been deployed to ensure the safety of the population.
PAP Customs Insecurity
Due to the armed clashes between gangs, the security situation of the Port-au-Prince customs office is becoming more and more precarious. The Association of Customs of Haiti (ADH) launches a call for help to the police and judicial authorities and calls for emergency measures. If nothing is done, the ADHdoes not rule out the use of binding pressure.
12th Festival Destination Aquin
The 12th edition of the festival Destination Aquin / Festival International of Traditional Music and Dance, organized by the Aquins Solidarity Foundation will take place on 18-19-20 April 2019. This edition was launched with a parade of children from the seaside to the location which ended with a release of balloons. A cultural and tourist event, with a rich program for 3 days (workshops for children and teenagers, board games, concerts, exhibitions, street theater, tourist excursions etc...) that highlight the seaside, historical and cultural potential of the city of Aquin.
Secretary of State for Security calls on armed groups
Thursday at a press conference Léon Ronsard Saint-Cyr State Secretary for Public Security, appealed to armed groups to lay down their arms and join the Government's reintegration program. Moreover, he explained that the reason why gang leaders are still at large is simply because the government wants to avoid losses in the population if the forces of the order attempt to capture them by force.
Canadian Embassy closed
The Canadian Embassy in Haiti will be closed on Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22. Emergency consular assistance services for Canadian citizens are available at (509) 2812-9000 or in Ottawa at 1-613-996-8885 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DGI has collected more taxes than expected
Miradin Morlan on the air of a TV of the capital reported that in February 2019, the Directorate General of Taxes (DGI) had collected more than 3.6 billion Gourdes or 300 million more than forecasts and this, despite the difficult context. In addition, he announced that a measurement package was underway to obtain even more revenue in state coffers.