Mercredi 1 juillet 2015








Haiti’s Triomphe theater reopens its doors

The theater has been transformed into a multifunctional facility. Consisting of two levels, a basement and parking, the new Triomphe has rooms equipped with technological equipment for cinema, theater, entertainment and conferences. A restaurant with a terrace area overlooking the Champ de Mars has also been added. Built in 1974, the Ciné Théâtre Triomphe had its heyday before its final closure in the early 90s. Under President René G. Préval, the BRH acquired it for the Haitian State. It is…
Lakay Weekly of 25 June 2015

MUPANAH gardens: a breath of fresh air

One of the best units is a versatile glass pavilion of steel and concrete comprising an art shop and a restaurant. Th museum's director gives some anecdotes related to theworks…

MUPANAH gardens inaugurated

Built over an area of 10,000 m2, this landscaped area makes up the first phase of the museum expansion project. This arrangement includes a play area for children, benches,…

IDB president visits rebuilt schools in Port au Prince

On June 23rd, Luis Alberto Moreno, president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB0 visited three new or rebuilt schools in Port au Prince. These schools will replace other that wre destroyed by the 2010 earthquake. In the next three years, the IDB plans to built about 100 schools. Moreno visitede three schools in Port-au-Prince, including the Elie Dubois School that was co-financed by the bank and the Barefoot organization founded by singere Shakira. "The IDB has very big commitment to this country and needs to continuously assess how to improve our job in Haiti." According to Moreno, more than 70 schools will be finished in 2015. Moreno also took the opportunity to inaugurate IDB's new…

Stephanie Villedrouin highlights progress in tourism sector

“We are on the right path and all stars are aligned for Haiti to be successful in the tourism field. We’ve got a lot more diaspora coming back to Haiti and new people intrigued about Haiti," she said. Minister Villedrouin was accompagnied by Haitian hoteliers, including Charles Fombrun, owner of the Moulin Sur Mer Beach Resort and Christian Fombrun, Food and Beverages Manger at the newly redesigned Kinam Hotel in Pétion-Ville. Also present was Ioulia Iaroch from Decameron Hotels and Resorts, the international company that recently purchased the Indigo Beach Resort."A new Hilton hotel will be built beginning next year close to the airport in Port-au-Prince, and two new hotels are planned…

President Martelly receives the credentials of two new ambassadors

The ceremonial ritual for the presentation of credentials was held on June 18th. A solemn ceremony magnified diplomatic relations between Haiti and Panama and Haiti and Denmark.…

The Bostonian diaspora has a new connection with Haiti

Jet Blue Airways who invested in the Haitian airspace since December 5, 2013, inaugurated on Wednesday, June 17th, a new seasonal non-stop flight from Port-au-Prince to Logan…

New touristic attractions in the Champ de Mars inaugurated

A new expansion space of the Museum of National Pantheon of Haiti (MUPANAH) containing a restaurant and a crafts gallery was inaugurated on Thursday, June 18th. On the other hand, the Ciné Triomphe at the Champ de Mars which has undergone renovations in recent years found its sparkle of yesteryear. An inaugural show took place on Friday, June 19, 2015. These new attractions will inevitably constitute a plus for visitors.

Grand opening of new Mariott Hotel and now 4,322 rooms in Port-au-Prince

The Marriott Hotel is more than a 50 million USD investment. During its construction it provided 1,000 jobs with 200 permanent jobs, 95% of which are nationals. The Marriott has thus aligned itself with the three other large international chains who have full confidence in our vision of developing a new Haitian hotel and now Port-au-Prince has 4,322 international standard rooms.

President Martelly defends the agriculture cause to the EU

Returning from Brussels where he attended the EU-CELAC summit on June 10-11, 2015, President Martelly displayed his satisfaction and highlighted the signing of agreements to unlock the money to develop countries in the years to come." The projects will finance, among other areas, infrastructure, energy, education, and agriculture. "We will focus on agriculture and education," he stressed. There is an opportunity to explore organic farming, with healthy land, free of fertilizer and pesticide, he explained on Monday June 15th in an interview granted to the newspaper. Significant investments in agriculture can generate employment and value, he stated. "I explained it to the UE. We need to assist…

Marriot hotel holds official opening reception on June18th

Since her arrival in Haiti after the earthquake of January 2010, Karan has helped bring Haitian art wherever she goes, and according to her, the arrival of Marriot in Haiti…

Trade preferences in Haiti can attract investment

During this meeting held in Port-au-Prince from June 15 to 17, 2015, the Coordinator of the Coordinating Bureau and monitoring of Caricom / WTO / FTAA agreements, Chenet…

State exams: a successful start for 9th AF exams

206.330 candidates, spread all over the national territory, undergo tests in French Creole, mathematics, social science, experimental science, English, and Spanish. Given…

MENFP offers new application for baccalaureate candidates

A new application is now available to help students succeed in baccalaureate exams. The announcement was made on June 19th by the MENFP director of secondary education, Joseph Job Maurice . Students can visit www.menfp.gouv.ht/mobile to access this practical and methodological guide provided by the Ministry of Education. This tool aims to provide support to students in public schools, especially those in the graduating class. Through this application, students taking the baccalaureate exams will be informed in advance of exercises and basic examination concepts. The Application for Secondary Education (APPES in French) consists of four windows: MENFP, matiere media, and resources. Each refers…

Inauguration of sanitation blocks and water kiosks in Pont-Sondé

In the presence of the interim mayors of Saint Marc and Verrettes, the General Manager of DINEPA, Benito Dumay, accompanied by a representative of the IDB, Denis Gravel,…

The cost of money transfers is decreasing in Haiti

In 2009, transferring money on average cost between 8 and 10% of the amount sent for sums ranging between 50 and 500 USD. In 2015, a transfer office contacted charges about…

Raising awareness on sickle cell anemia in Haiti

In Haiti, many patients die from this genetic, incurable disease or suffer subsequent complications. Yet this disease is not widely known in the country. To meet this health…

Inauguration of new IDB building in Haiti

The building, with a total cost of 6.9 million, is home to one of the largest IDB offices in the region. It hosts 85 full-time employees. The group Strings and Ruthshell…

First results of aerial seeding campaign are promising

One year after the launch of the aerial seeding campaign, there is hope. In the northern part of the chain of Matheux, especially in the first communal section of St. Marc…

Agenda

Thursday June 25 Le Plaza Hotel invites you to their international buffet, a gastronomic voyage featuring dishes from countries all over the world, starting at 12:00 p.m.…

Nou Fit to be broadcasted

Jean Paul Laraque of Graphcity explains that the show was inspired by the need for a physical fitness show for the Haitian public. His brother Ernst Laraque is the fitness…

Classic jazz music mixed with "Kreyol" flavor

These artists and groups expressed their admiration and respect for jazz music with purity, devotion and spirituality. Followers and promoters of the "Kreyol Jazz" movement,…

Ayiti Makaya admitted to Carifiesta Montreal

About thirty Haitian dancers intensify rehearsals to offer a spectacle worthy of Haiti on the course, assured Mr. Deye. These dancers are part of two of the best Haitian…

9 years of Canal Bleu

Canal Bleu began on June 17, 2006, three days after the World Cup in Germany. The idea was inspired by Robert Denis after his departure in 2002 fromTelemax where he worked…

Lynn Williams Rouzier presented Expressions

During the first, there was a choreography based on Mikaben’s "Ayiti se" and another on Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. Then audience was treated an adaptation of "Swan Lake",…

Zoom on Kay Mizik

The Association of Haitian music professionals, AYITI MIZIK, founded six months after the 2010 earthquake, felt the need to set up a space where music amateur and professionals…

Choublack Agency had its fashion show

Royal Oasis Hotel welcomed Choublack Agency’s guests on Sunday, June 21st, for the official launch of this modeling agency which is seeking a place on the fashion and fashion…

Towards a new penal code in Haiti

The Chairman of the Committee, Jean Joseph Exumé, explained that the objective of this workshop is to continue the restoration work throughout the country to collect proposals from different sectors of society on the depth of the text the draft already submitted to the Presidency for assessment before being submitted at the next legislature. Exumé was pleased with the turnout for the workshop. "I was impressed by the interest shown by the various stakeholders on the need to equip the Haitian justice of a new penal code more suited to the reality of the time, since the current Penal Code, dated nearly two centuries, does not reflect the current social reality." The Chairman of the Committee…

International Day of Yoga celebrated in Haiti

Yoga exercise, according to Desphande, serves to "relax the body, harmoniously developing the musculature of the entire body to work the spine, to circulate energy level…

63 operators and technicians trained in the use of heavy machinery

63 men and women from the CNE received training that will enable them to train other technicians in view of the implementation of the Solid Waste Project Unit (UGDS in French)…

Frantz Gouraige honored for his 50 years in technical and vocational training

Rhôny E. Desrogène, Executive Director of Centre de formation technique et professionnelle Haïti Tec, presented Professor Gouraige as a reference and a model in the field…