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Haiti - News : Zapping...
Neil Latortue the Mayor of Gonaïves announced the postponement to an unspecified date, of the traditional Independence Canaval which is usually held on February 14, 15 and 16, explaining that due to insecurity and logistical problems it was impossible to parade the musical floats in the streets. Festival-goers will therefore have to content themselves with waiting... with the atmosphere of the walking bands.
5 former Senator always believe to be in office
5 of the 9 senators (Jean Renel Sénatus, Youri Latortue, Nènel Cassy, Dieupie Chérubin and Jean Marie Junior Salomon) of the second tier who contest the decision of President Moïse to have terminated their mandate https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-29760-haiti-flash-the-senators-react.html , in the absence of a court decision in their favor CEP https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-29910-haiti-flash-the-cep-rejects-the-request-of-the-former-senators-on-the-duration-of-their-mandate.html and Criminal Court https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-29944-icihaiti-justice-failure-of-former-senators-against-moise-at-the-correctional-court.html , consider that they are still in function and continue to accomplish their tasks...
Crisis : New dialogue failure
The political dialogue for a way out of the crisis, relaunched Friday, February 14, is again at an impasse. The radical opposition political party "Mache Kontré" signatory of the Marriott agreement left the table of discussions by continuing to demand that President Moïse to shortens his mandate, a requirement rejected by the representatives of the executive present at the meeting... See also : https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-29984-haiti-flash-president-jovenel-moise-optimistic-about-the-outcome-of-negotiations-with-the-opposition.html
Jacmel : 1.8 Megawatt more electricity
This week, a brand new 1.8 megawatt (Mw) generator was put into operation at the Jacmel thermal power plant. Total installed power increased from 4.6 to 6.4 Mw
Orphanage fire : words of sympathy
"The U.S. Embassy is shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic loss of life resulting from the devastating fire at the Orphanage of the Church of Bible Understanding in Kenscoff. We offer our deepest condolences to the loved ones of these children, whose lives were cut too short."
"The French Embassy learned with deep sorrow of the death of at least fifteen child victims at a fire that ravaged their orphanage. It offers its condolences to the relatives of the victims and joins the mourning that strikes the Haitian people."
"The Embassy of Spain expresses its dismay at the tragic fire which claimed the lives of at least 15 children in Kenscoff. All our solidarity with Haitian families and people."
See also : https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30027-haiti-flash-fire-at-an-orphanage-15-children-died.html
COVID-19 Global report 15 February
Saturday February 15, 2020, the number of people infected worldwide by the Coronavirus COVID-19 (laboratory and clinical confirmed cases) amounted to 67,091 an increase of 2,644 cases, however less than that of the previous day https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30026-haiti-news-zapping.html ; 1,527 deaths (+ 10.3%) or 143 more than the day before (1,384); 8,497 people healed, or 1,381 people (+ 38.9%) more than the day before and 5.5 times more healing than death compared to 5.1 times the day before. To date, there have been 595 infected people outside China, 10 more than the previous day (+ 1.7%). Number of deaths abroad (4): 1 in the Philippines, 1 in Hong Kong, 1 in Japan and 1 in France.