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Brian Nichols, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs declared "We value Canada’s continued collaboration on supporting the Police Nationale d'Haiti - PNH’s efforts to protect Haitians, Canada delivered on Thursday January 12, 2 other armored vehicles purchased by the Haitian Government [Canada speaks for its part of 3 vehicles]. We stand firmly with Haitians as they work to restore security and the rule of law."
Minibus : 2 passengers and the driver kidnapped
Thursday morning, armed individuals kidnapped 2 passengers and the driver of a minibus in Liancourt (Artibonite Dept.)
70 Haitian boat-people stranded off Virginia Key
Thursday, January 12, 2023, a sailboat carrying nearly 70 illegal Haitian migrants ran aground off Virginia Key, an islet located in Miami Bay (Florida). Several Haitians jumped off the boat and swam to land, helped by boaters, while others waited on board for American rescue.
2010 earthquake : Floral offering by the PM
Thursday, January 12, 2023, Prime Minister a.i. Ariel Henry, accompanied in particular by certain ministers and other great dignitaries of the State, laid a wreath in front of the memorial at the National Palace in memory of the victims of the earthquake of January 12, 2010 "This January 12, 2023 marks the 13th year of commemoration of this tragedy which, in addition to having claimed nearly 300,000 lives, and caused significant material damage. On this sadly memorable day, I bow, in my bruised soul and in memory of the victims of January 12, 2010."
Passport : the crowd growing
Thursday, January 12, in front of the central office of Immigration and Emigration a crowd of several hundred young people was observed, even larger than that of Monday https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-38574-haiti-flash-the-new-us-entry-program-causes-a-rush-on-passport-applications-in-haiti.html driven by the desire to obtain a passport and attempt to benefit from the new US permit program announced by the Biden administration https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-38566-haiti-flash-new-us-entry-program-for-haitian-migrants-conditions-and-steps-to-follow.html
Timid resumption of school activities...
Monday, January 9, a timid resumption of school activities at the Lycée Jacques 1er in Croix-des-Bouquets was noted. Let's rmember that this high school had been closed since July 2022 due to insecurity.