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The dollar has crossed the threshold of 90 gourdes. It is now 90.5 Gourdes for the purchase of a greenback and get closer to 100 Gourdes. Remember that in the space of 8 years, the exchange rate has more than doubled, from around 40 Gourdes for 1 dollar in May 2011 to more than 90 gourdes in May 2019.
PNH Nippes : New Departmental Director
On May 14, Michel-Ange Gédéon, the Director General of the National Police of Haiti (PNH), accompanied by the Inspector General Carl-Henry Boucher, Director of the administrative police proceeded to the installation of Goodson Jeune as new Departmental Director of the Nippes Police.
North Miami : 5th elected Haitian-American mayor
On Tuesday, the Haitian-American businessman Philippe Bien-Aîmé was elected mayor of the city of North Miami with 51.92% of the votes, replacing Dr. Smith Joseph. He becomes the 5th Haitian-American to occupy this position.
The CSPJ rejects the appointment of Justice Metellus
Following the appointment of Me Patrick Rameau Métellus by Jean Roody Aly, the resigning Minister of Justice https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-27633-haiti-news-zapping.html , as President of the Court of appeal of Port-au-Prince, the Superior Council of the Judiciary (CSPJ) at its statutory meeting voted a resolution rejecting this appointment "The Council rejects the presidential commission en bloc nominating Me Patric Rameau Metellus as President of the court appeal to Port-au-Prince and intends to definitively postpone to any follow-up to be given to this presidential commission trampling on the prerogatives constitutionally and legally attributed to the judiciary.é See also : https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-27633-haiti-news-zapping.html
Nouvelles Vues Haiti Film Festival
The Embassy of France is pleased to be a partner of the Nouvelles Vues Haiti Film Festival, which will open in Port-au-Prince on May 22 in different locations : Fokal, IFH, Rèv Cinema, Rex Theater, Triumph, Eldorado... Association "Sine Nouvel" which organizes this event has notably benefited from French funding under the "Innovative Projects of the Civil Society and Coalitions of Actors" (PISCCA).
Environment : assignment letters for 4 new graduates
On May 13th, the Minister of the Environment Jouthe Joseph handed letters of assignment to the four new graduates of the Technical Institute of Higher Education in Environmental Management and Natural Resources of the Dominican Republic. The Minister of the Environment renews his full support to these young technicians and wishes them success in this new phase of their professional career. See also : https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-27649-haiti-news-zapping.html