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The private residence of the Mayor of Saut-d'eau, Marie Andrée Ruth Thélus, was set on fire on the evening of July 30 by unidentified armed individuals. Recall that the Mayoress is the subject of dispute for having been appointed president of the Municipal Commission of Saut-d'eau by President Moïse.
75% of schools ready for reopening
75% of schools are ready for the reopening of classes for 2019-2020 in accordance with the health protocol adopted by the Ministry of National Education, informing Pierre Josué Agénor Cadet the Minister of Education. See official revised school calendar : https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-31439-haiti-flash-official-revised-school-calendar-2019-2020.html
EDH : End of strike for some of the employees
Following an agreement between Michel Présumé, the new Director General of Electricity of Haiti (EDH) and a minority union, many employees have returned to work after a month of strike. However, nothing has been settled with the Federation of Unions of Workers of the ED'H (FESTRED’H) at the origin of the strike...
"The Digicel Business letter does not state that all Digicel customers must pay in dollars. The decision concerns only our 7,000 post-paid customers who, by the way, have fully understood the measure. Post-paid: pay with an invoice at the end of the month," specifies Maarten Boute Chairman and CEO of Digicel See also : https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-31452-haiti-digicel-notice-adjustment-of-rates-and-monthly-fees-expressed-in-us-dollars.html
Hurricane : Awareness in song
As part of its strategy to prepare for the hurricane season, Lòlò and Manzè by Boukman Eksperyans and the young artist Tafa Mi-Soleil composed an awareness song to help communities prepare and react in the event of a hydrometeorological phenomenon. Song used by the Directorate of Civil Protection in its awareness campaigns.
Name of the 4 winners of the artistic residency program
Following the call for applications last May https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30804-haiti-notice-artistic-residency-program-call-for-candidacy.html , the Association Quatre chemin (A4C), unveiled the names of the four laureates selected for a residency program dedicated to artistic research in Haiti for the year 2020, they are Magdala Jean Louis, Vladimir Delva, Stéphanie Jeanty and Ar Guens Jean Mary.