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Yesterday Tuesday as part of the post-earthquake damage and needs assessment work of August 14, 2021, the World Bank's sustainable development and infrastructure program manager in Haiti, Denis Jean-Jacques Jordy, indicated that according to a first The economic losses are estimated to be around 1.1 billion US dollars.
Kidnappers are very active
Kidnappers are very active in the metropolitan region of Port-au-Prince. The policeman Daniel Blanc was kidnapped on Monday in downtown Port-au-Prince he was allegedly kidnapped by the "Krache dife" gang, one of the main leaders of the said gang, the so-called Manino, was killed on the August 28, during a police intervention, in Delmas 75; while the singer Jean Junior Wacélus aka "Money G" was kidnapped on Saturday in Tabarre
PM meets a delegation of elected Haitian-American officials
During his meeting with the delegation of elected Haitian-Americans, Prime Minister Ariel Henry reiterated the will of his Government to create the essential conditions, on the one hand for the recovery of the southern peninsula, and on the other hand, to the organization of free, honest, transparent and non-partisan elections, through a very broad political agreement.
$1 million from BCIE
The Central American Bank for Economic Integration on Monday announced emergency aid of $1 million for earthquake victims in Haiti. The BCIE specifies that this aid to the Haitian population will be managed by the Dominican authorities.
PM - CORPUHA exchange
"“I have just had fruitful discussions with the members of the Board of Directors of the Conference of Rectors and Presidents of Haitian Universities (CORPUHA). In a spirit of patriotism, this university structure wishes to put its skills and expertise at the service of the Government without compensation. In 8 days, CORPUHA will officially submit to me a rational and scientific proposal to end the crisis. Through this action, it intends to make its contribution to the recovery of the socio-political and economic situation of the country," informed the Prime Minister a.i. Ariel Henry.
Warning against speculation
The Minister of Commerce and Industry Ricardin Saint-Jean warns all traders who would take advantage of the dire situation the country is currently experiencing to increase the prices of certain products. He recalls that this practice is prohibited by the law of December 20, 1946 on illegal speculation (black market) and that any offender will be punished with the utmost rigor, in accordance with legal provisions.
An eventful political agreement
Political activists posing as supporters of Senate President Joseph Lambert violently disrupted the signing ceremony of the crisis exit agreement proposed by the Citizen Conference For a Haitian solution to the crisis at the Hotel Montana. The agreement was nevertheless initialed by personalities of civil society and certain political leaders. The document proposes a 24-month transition, the appointment of a President of the Republic and a Government of Consensus. The Head of State and the Prime Minister will be chosen by the National Transitional Council.
The DG of the PNH assesses the damage
The Director General of the PNH, Léon Charles, visited this Tuesday, August 31, 2021 in the department of Grand'Anse to assess the damage caused by the earthquake of August 14 on police infrastructure including the building housing the departmental police directorate. He also participated in the distribution of food kits in this department through a chain of solidarity established between the General Directorate of Civil Protection, the US Marine Corps and the Haitian National Police.
Meeting with the new Ambassador of Spain
The Ambassador of Haiti in Spain Saintil Louis Marie had a fruitful meeting with Sergio Cuesta Francisco, the new Spanish Ambassador in Haiti, before his departure. Between the two men, it was about education, security and the post-earthquake response.