Lundi 25 mai 2015




French President Hollande focuses on education in Haiti

On May 12, 2015, French President Francois Hollande and Haitian President Michel Martelly held a press conference at the National Palace. President Hollande said that France will spend 145 million (130 million euros) over the next five years on development projects in Haiti, including 56 million (50 million euros) on education. ll"We have agreed, and I made this commitment that France will aid Haiti in its goal to educate the Haitian children,” said President Hollande. According to the head of…
Lakay Weekly of 25 May 2015

Carifesta: officials are optimistic

llThe cities of Port-au-Prince, Jacmel, Cap Haitien, Gonaives and Les Cayes will receive cultural events through dance, cuisine, fashion, film, music, and theater. Joan Ditny…

France to share its expertise with Haiti

llAccording to Jovenel Moise, head of the Agritrans project, France technical support has a historical foundation. For several centuries, there has been a close business…

President Obama nominates new ambassador to Haiti

llIn a statement on the nomination, issued by the White House, President Obama said that he was “pleased to announce that these experienced and committed individuals have…

The Cap-Haitien international airport draws visitors to the North

llAccording to this source, the airport connects this city to Miami, Nassau, and Providenciales. When considering the flights to Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas, the airport…

Look Voyages to make Haiti a destination for France

llLook voyages will soon offer Haiti as a tourist destination. In November, it will be added as a tourist destination in its brochure and distribution networks. According…

Tourism: Haiti ranked 133rd out of 141 countries

llIn 2015, Haiti held the 133rd position on the international tourism sector, according to a report by the World Economic Forum published this week. This improvement of Haiti's…

An agreement for the establishment of Mexican companies in Haiti

ll"Through this agreement, the country is committed to facilitating the installation and operation of Mexican companies on its territory," said President Michel Martelly.…

Amcham to meet in Port-au-Prince

ll"We will proactively promote the slogan: Haiti is open for business. In other words, the country’s best features will be shown to visitors and potential investors,”…

Haiti received over 1 billion USD in money transfers in 2014

llMexico, which receives more than a third of the money transfers to the region, continues to be the primary beneficiary with 23.645 billion dollars, followed by Guatemala…

A Tribute to Odette Roy Fombrun

ll“It is an honor and a pleasure for me to present today, a valuable citizen that I greatly admire,” said Michaëlle Saint-Natus, Director of the museum at Parc Historique…

Dominican journalists meet their Haitian colleagues

llJuan Bolivar Diaz, Ramon Colombo, and Magarita Cordero were among the Dominican journalists in Haiti to advocate for better relations between the two countries and create…

12 new Dignité school buses for the far north

llSeven of these buses will provide transportation for northern schoolchildren, three will provide transportation to the Northeast and two will transport schoolchildren in the towns of Cap-Haitien, Dondon, Borgne, Limbe, Plaisance, Milot, Grande Rivière du Nord, Port-de-Paix, St. Louis du Nord, Derac, Ferrier and Ouanaminthe. This awarding follows a donation of 50 new buses from South Korea to Haiti following an agreement signed in May 2013 between the Haitian and Korean governments in support of free and compulsory universal education program (PSUGO in French). The goal is to better transport the schoolchildren in the northern department, explained Arboite Castro, director of Dignité. He…

AHEC: training construction company managers

Launched on April 27th, this training program is exclusively for AHEC member institutions. The first part of training was devoted to the training of trainers in order to…

Vin Chanje La Vi’w (Come Change Your Life)

llIf you are a Natcom customer, every time you recharge your phone for 30 gourdes or more, a computer-generated program will give you a letter. If you generate all of the letters that spell “HAITI”, you will receive a motorcycle and if you generate all of the letters that spell “NATCOM”, you will receive a “tap tap” truck (the local taxi service here in Haiti). The grand prize is a brand new 30-seat bus, which will be awarded to one lucky winner who receives the letters for both “NATCOM” and “HAITI”. The promotion will end on Sunday, August 9, 2015. Natcom wants to ensure its loyal customers that there will be no drawings of any kind. If you have the letters spelling “HAITI”…

Le Nouvelliste and Acento sign cooperation agreement

llThe agreement was signed by Dario Rosario Adames, Director General of Acento.com.do, and Max Chauvet, Executive Director of Le Nouvelliste. This is a strategic agreement…

Journalists from Haiti and the Dominican Republic pledge fraternity between its people

llWe, Haitian and Dominican journalists gathered in Port-au-Prince from May 8th to the 10th , pledge to work for an atmosphere of brotherhood, reconciliation and understanding…

Joseph Délide: winner of the 2015 History Prize of the SHHG

llThe researcher, currently out of the country as part of a research mission, received 1,000 USD. 1000 copies of his manuscript will be published. The 2015 History Prize…

Michèle Manual: light and harmony

llFluidity. Harmony. Sobriety. These are the themes drawn from the artist's environment. Her paintings depict the scenes of popular dance, natural landscapes, fruits and…

Maurice Firmin start work at the Departmental MENFP office

llWith his 26-year career in education, Firmin wants to reform the educational system in the North. To achieve this objective, he is counting on the collaboration of managers…

New school infrastructure at Basile Moreau

llOn an area of about 12,900 square meters are the three buildings that represent the three sections of the L’Ensemble Scolaire Pere Basile Moreau. The school is located…

Visit from Dr. Marisol Floren Romero to CRIJ

llAssistant Director of the law library at Florida International University (FIU), Dr. Romero already has ten years of service to the Miami community. As part of its activities…

Launch of the Lorenzo Natali Prize for Journalism

llNeven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, said, "The European Year for Development aims to inform EU citizens on development cooperation by stressing the results the EU, acting in concert with the Member States. That is why I am pleased to launch the Lorenzo Natali Prize for Journalism which will be awarded to some journalists, professionals and amateurs, the most talented that address development issues and contribute to the fight against poverty This year, the Lorenzo Natali Prize for Journalism was launched under the slogan "The stories of today have the power to change the future." The launch, scheduled to coincide with the European Year 2015 for development,…

Mentoring and training the disabled: the mission of Ecole Foyer damour

llThe school has been in temporary structures since the earthquake of January 12, 2010. In addition to the nine classrooms, a concrete building with a library, a physiotherapy…

Caisse Populaire Espoir: 39 years of service in the Southeast

llMarcelin Alexandre, President of Caisse Populaire Espoir, recalled: "Our cooperative was born at a time when people could not come together. In 1976, it laid its foundations…

PTTA: The farmers of Saint Raphael express their satisfaction

llThe whole production chain praised the PTTA. All actors involved in the implementation of the PTTA and the Building Project for Agricultural Utilities (RESEPAG in French)…

Digicel Entrepreneur of the Year 2015: Be leaders of change

“Be leaders of change” is the theme of the Digicel Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 contest. Through this theme, the organizers of this event once again invite entrepreneurs…

Fashion highlighted in May

At the initiative of Michaëlle Baussan Stines, a fashion fair was held on the 9th and 10th of May at Mikaline Kindergarten. The reason, according to the fashion designer,…

Ofatma reassures its ability to manage the auto insurance program for public servants

llThere is no doubt that OFATMA now has the ability to manage the self-insurance program for public servants, "said Dr. St Albin. “In eight months of management, we have…

Establishing a Franco-Haitian tourism cooperation

llOn Monday, May 4th, two main issues were discussed with Élisabeth Délègue Breton, French Ambassador: the tourism development plan for the Southern Coast (notably the…

Construction of tourist lodges in Haiti

ll"Tourist lodges will soon be a new hotel infrastructure available in our provinces," said Stephanie Villedrouin, Minister of Tourism and Creative Industries (MTIC), following…