Haiti - News : Zapping...
The Deputy of the Government Commissioner, Frantz Louis Juste announced at a press conference, that the Prosecutor's Office has been seized of the fire of the orphanage of the church for understanding of the Bible since the day of the drama and that the officials of this orphanage are summoned to the prosecution Friday morning February 21. Recall that the toll of the fire is heavy : 20 dead (18 children and 2 adults) https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30063-haiti-security-the-balance-sheet-of-the-fire-of-the-orphanage-revised-upwards.html and 28 surviving children. Arielle Jeanty, Director General of the Institute of Social Welfare and Research revealed to have learned on CNN, that this orphanage had a budget of 6.6 million dollars !
Cap-Haitien : Sweet Micky divides
The organization "Christophiens en Marche" protests against the participation of Sweet Micky in the carnival parade of Cap-Haitien, recalling that the Capois carnival has always been to the image of the population and that "to let Sweet Micky participate in the parade would only defile the legacy that Septen, Tropic, Lakol, Kazak, Feeling and so many other formations wanted to bequeath to the following generations." Note that Wednesday morning, Sweet Micky's chariot arrived in Cap-Haitien, arousing curiosity and admiration of the population. The committee remained silent on the participation of the musical formation Sweet Micky in the Carnival parade.
Launch of the BRH Research Fund
Wednesday, at the convention and documentation center of the Bank of the Republic of Haiti (BRH), Jean Baden Dubois, the Governor of BRH launched the BRH Fund for research and development (FRD-BRH) intended to promote and support scientific research in various disciplines including economics and finance. This fund will be financed by the private sector without excluding the possibility of financial contributions from international donors or national institutions.
Strengthening the independence of the judiciary
The representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP-Haiti) met this week with the President and the Technical Secretariat of the Superior Council of Judicial Power (CSPJ) on the main challenges of the judicial sector in Haiti as well as on the current and future collaboration in favor of strengthening the independence of the judiciary.
Cap-Haitien : calendar of activities
This Thursday 20 the carnival activities will start with the Carnival of the little ones. Friday 21 will be the Carnival of the students then will follow the three fat days of the Carnival of Cap-Haitien
COVID-19 Global report 20 February
Thursday February 20, 2020, the number of people infected worldwide with the Coronavirus COVID-19 (laboratory and clinical confirmed cases) amounted to 75,727 an increase of 526 (+ 0.7 %%) compared to the previous day https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30068-haiti-news-zapping.html The number of new cases of coronavirus contamination in China has been at its lowest for almost a month; 2,129 deaths (+ 5.8%), i.e. 117 more than the day before (2,012); 16,526 people healed or 1,503 people (-23.4%) less compared to the day before but 7.7 times more healing than death compared to 7.4 times the day before.
To date, there are 1,015 confirmed infected people worldwide (+ 13%), ie 117 more cases.
Number of deaths abroad unchanged (5): 1 in the Philippines, 2 in Hong Kong, 1 in Japan, and 1 in France. (Iran has announced two deaths are pending verification).