Haiti - News : Zapping...
Tuesday morning at Estère (Artibonite) twenty heavily armed individuals, mounted on a dozen motorcycles, intercepted several public transport vehicles, to ransom passengers, going so far as to force some passengers to undress to better strip them. These highwaymen escaped before the police arrived... No injuries were recorded, but several passengers were emotionally shocked.
J-C Moïse struggles to mobilize
On Wednesday, Moïse Jean Charles, leader of the radical opposition party "Pitit Dessalin" did not mobilize a crowd for his demonstration in front of the US Embassy to protest against US support for the government of Jovenel Moses. Accompanied by about fifty demonstrators, he delivered his message, in the absence of the other leaders of the Opposition...
France : Notice travelers
In Haiti, several opposition movements in power are calling for a series of protests across the country starting Wednesday, August 14, 2019.
It is recommended to the traveler:
- limit his movements and make his arrangements accordingly;
- to exercise constant vigilance;
- to avoid large gatherings and demonstrations, as they can suddenly give rise to acts of violence;
- to follow the instructions of the local authorities;
- to regularly inquire about the evolution of the situation.
La Dessalinienne has 100 years
100 years ago, on August 5, 1919, the song entitled "La Dessalinienne" lyrics and music by Justin Lhérisson and Nicolas Geffrard, was declared "Haitian National Chant". The single article was published in the Official Journal "Le Moniteur" on Wednesday, August 13, 1919. The Dessalinienne was confirmed national anthem by article 136-3 of the general provisions, title IX, of the constitution of 1946.
A chicken farm in prison
In the Hinche prison, detainees have been involved since January 2019 in an unusual project, a chicken farm in the penitentiary. A way for the Directorate of the National Penitentiary Administration to improve the conditions of detention through food, but also to contribute to the social reintegration of 116 prisoners who have trained in poultry techniques. Occupying the inmates and reducing the risk of reoffending is the goal of this 6-month project in partnership with the Society of Agricultural Transformation Services and funded by the Minujusth Community Violence Reduction program.
Emergency assistance to 6,400 families
On Tuesday, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) signed an agreement for emergency assistance and livelihoods rehabilitation 6,400 families affected by drought in the communes of Capotille, Ouanaminthe, Fort-Liberté and Ferrier (North-East).