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The dates for carnival in Haiti this year are February 19, 20 and 21. Since January 16, 2023, some cities, including Port-au-Prince, have launched the pre-carnival festivities. Monday, February 6, the town hall of Port-au-Prince announced that the carnival will have the theme "Rekonsilyasyon pou lapè". The parade will run from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. to facilitate wide participation of children. Concerning the financing of carnivals, Émmelie Prophète Milcé, the Minister of Culture said it was not the State that organized the carnivals "each town hall will organize its own carnival [as in 2022]". Note that the Government has not yet announced its decision on the holding of the National Carnival this year.
Death of Judge Eddy Darang
Judge Eddy Darang at the Port-au-Prince Court of Appeal died on Saturday February 4, 2023 following a cardiovascular accident in a hospital center in Port-au-Prince.
Distribution of fishing equipment
Together with the Foundation for the Protection of Marine Biodiversity (FoProBiM), the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF), proceeded on Sunday, February 5, 2023 to the delivery of fishing equipment (masks, life jackets, knives, scales, flippers , battery, respirator, etc...) to associations that are part of the Gonavian Federation of Fishermen and Fishing Artisans (FEGOPAP) as part of the project Improving Resilience to Climate Change in Vulnerable Coastal Communities of Gonâve, funded by "Caribbean Biodiversity Fund".
37th anniversary of the end of the Duvalier regime
February 7, 1986 – February 7, 2023, already 37 years since the end of the Duvaliers dictatorship. This date remains a symbolic element in the history of the Haitian people.
Reactions to the earthquake in Turkey
former First Lady Martine Moïse :
"Our prayers from Haiti and those of the Haitian people are with the brotherly people of Turkey especially those affected by the tragedy of the earthquake."
former Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe:
Following the powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.8 in Turkey and Syria which left more than 3,800 dead and more than 10,000 injured, former Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe declared "Our prayers are with Türkiye, especially those who lost a loved one in this tragedy. »
Joël Lorquet :
"Joël Lorquet, on behalf of the FOLONHA Foundation, presents his sincere condolences to the parents of the victims of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that occurred on the Turkish and Syrian border on February 6 and which killed thousands including Haitians."
US Coast Guard : 22 Haitians repatriated
Monday, February 6, 2023, the United States Coast Guard repatriated 22 Haitians who had been intercepted aboard a boat off Lake Worth Inlet on January 30.
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