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"I had fruitful exchanges with the Heads of State and Government of CARICOM. Various subjects were discussed including the electrification of the country, the referendum and the elections. On this occasion, I thank our friends of CARICOM for their indefectible support to Haiti. I invited the leaders of Caricom to delegate representatives to Haiti to inquire about the socio-political situation prevailing in the country, as well as the various works carried out across the territory during the first four years of my five-year term," said Jovenel Moïse on Thursday.
The Embassy of Haiti in DR condemns
In a statement, the Embassy of Haiti in the Dominican Republic condemned "all maneuvers, from here and elsewhere, wanting to give free rein to any coup attempt against President Jovenel Moïse whose mandate will end on the 7th February 2022" adding "Today democracy is put to the test in Haiti, but it must triumph for a democratically elected President to succeed President Moïse in 2022. So let us contribute, friendly and neighboring countries, to this for the good of the Haitian people, and for political stability leading to peace, social and economic progress in the region."
13 Haitians arrested
US immigration authorities arrested 13 Haitian nationals in Florida and began the process for their repatriation. The alleged smuggler was taken into custody. Illegal migration is dangerous and will prove to be a Futile Adventure
Referendum : the Consulate General of Haiti in Atlanta mobilizes
A team from the Consulate General of Haiti in Atlanta visited the state of Alabama to mobilize community and religious leaders in the awareness campaign around the referendum of the draft new Constitution.
Also, the Consulate General of Haiti in Atlanta initiated the conversation around the Referendum of the new Constitution with the leaders of the Community. A meeting took place with the President of GA Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Mr Saurel J Quettan; with Reverend Father Carl Jean, Haitian chaplain in charge of the Haitian Catholic community in Georgia...
ONI : Emergency number
The National Identification Office (ONI) informs that it has set up the emergency number 8822, free for applicants for a national identification card. They can call this number for any information relating to the CIN and for their complaints. ONI has announced the establishment of a new office in Tabarre, near the US Embassy, in an effort to make it easier for more citizens to get their cards.
More than 35,000 Haitians intercepted at the border
Between January and February 2021, no less than 35,000 undocumented Haitians who entered Dominican territory illegally were arrested and returned to their country, trying to escape the political instability that prevails in their country. The army commander, Major General Julio Ernesto Florián Pérez said that for the first week of February 2 more than 11,000 Haitians who had tried to cross the border illegally into the Republic had been arrested.
Towards a Haitian gastronomy festival in the DR?
Manuel Jiménez, Mayor of the Municipality of Santo Domingo East, received Ambassador Smith Augustin this week accompanied by Ginette Michaud Privert and Virginia Mathieu, two officials of the Embassy. There was talk of cultural exchanges, the possibility of twinning this municipality with a Haitian municipality and also the feasibility of a festival of Haitian gastronomy next October.
Release of Me Abdias Edumé
The former deputy of the Government Commissioner of Petit-Goâve, Me Abdias Édumé, was released very early this Thursday morning February 25, after 8 days of kidnapping See also : https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-33055-icihaiti-insecurity-2-lawyers-kidnapped-in-48-hours.html