Mercredi 17 décembre 2014




The Citadelle, the largest collection of 18th century

llBefore ascending to the Citadelle, Monique Rocourt, Minister of Culture, had breakfast in the backyard of the building overlooking Cap-Haitien at one of the few 4-Hibiscus hotels outside of Port-au-Prince. She was awaiting the arrival of Javier Nino Perez, Ambassador of the European Union in Haiti, and his family, who will visit the fortress and discuss heritage. The Minister was visibly excited about the history of her country. A story that is truly violent. Minister Rocourt spoke passionately…
Lakay Weekly of 11 December 2014

Lamothe and the ANMH converse about current events and digital TV

llAccording to Michel Brunache, the Prime Minister’s spokesperson, this was a first contact and an opportunity to discuss some of CONATEL’s recent decisions as well as…

Laurent Lamothe installs the National Commission for Curriculum Reform

llFounded on September 11, 2013 by a decree signed by the Minister of Education and Training, the National Commission for Curriculum Reform is a strategic decision-making…

Thomas A. Shannon in Haiti prior to John Kerry’s visit

llThomas A. Shannon, Advisor to U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, arrived in Port-au-Prince on December 9th, 2014 in the afternoon, Le Nouvelliste learned from an informed…

The 5th CARICOM Summit-Cuba opens Havana

llCARICOM Summit-Cuba is organized every three years in the Cuban capital, Havana. On December 8th, the leaders of Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobego decided…

New director at the helm of NATCOM, Tonton Bicha on board

llThe presentation was held in a familial atmosphere. In a tidy room polka-dotted with blue and white balloons, the audience waited for the arrival of Daniel Fils Aimé (Tonton…

Vetiver to protect the banks of the Rivière Grise

ll"This planting of vetiver provides an effective system for the conservation of soil and water, as vetiver plants fight erosion. Its roots are deep, sinking up to 4 meters…

IDB: 24 million to improve education in Haiti

llThe 2010 earthquake in Haiti destroyed more than 4,000 private schools and killed thousands of students. Despite this situation, Haiti has succeeded, with the IDB’s support, in expanding access to education at all levels. To date, 88% of Haitian children between 6 and 12 attend school compared with only 50% in 2006. But challenges remain in terms of quality. Only one in four students passes the first round of baccalaureate exams which clearly shows the existence of gaps in the education system. Thanks to IDB donations, five public schools will be rennovated. This will benefit more than 4,000 children (kindergarten through highschool). The gift will also fund tuition for about 32,000 children…

58 million USD for the regional development project of the Boucle Centre-Artibonite!

llThis project focuses on supporting the development of the region by prioritizing the connectivity of the road networks to facilitate exchanges between different production…

Economic Forum of the Grand North 3rd Edition

llThe Chamber of Business, Industry and Professions (CCIPN), the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Northeast (CCINE) in partnership with the Group for Reflection and Action for a New Haiti (GRAHN) launched the 3rd edition of the Economic Forum of the Grand North on December 9, 2014 in Cap-Haitien. The theme for this year was: “The relevance of vocational training, higher education, entrepreneurship and employability in the Grand North, especially the theme this year, "the relevance of vocational training, higher education, entrepreneurship and employability in the Grand North, especially the Marien corridor, over the next 30-50 years”. The goal, according to the president of the CCIPN,…

Grand Sud: high school principals continue to receive training

ll49 high school principals, 22 from the South, 15 from Grand Anse and 12 from Nippes participated in the 9-week training session which began on Monday, December 1st on the…

Three schools inaugurated in the towns of Leogane and Gressier

llThe opening ceremony was held at l’école Bonne Nouvelle de Bigonet in the presence of representatives of the clergy, UNDP, FCA, the NCA, the BAEH, local authorities,…

IBESR launches awareness campaign on family responsibility

llAnn kore timoun yo pou Ayiti yon pi djanm is the key message of this two-month pilot campaign to promote the responsibility of parents to children and prevent violence.…

A workshop focusing on the rehabilitation project at Fort National was held

llThe Fort-National Rehabilitation project began a year ago. UNOPS organized the workshop at Le Plaza in order for the project to run smoothly. For the first day, many personalities…

MAST facilitates synergy among actors

ll“Achieving a common understanding of the problem of social protection, developing a roadmap for its strengthening in the country, and setting up an ad hoc committee to…

For organizational strengthening of municipalities

llWith the support of the European Union (EU), the French Cooperation, Canadian embassies, the United States and others, MICT and OMRH representatives as well as officials…

GRAHN "We have role models"

llIt's been three years since GRAHN has been working to highlight "exceptional personalities and organizations" in Haiti according to Faidlyne Policard Bijoux, President…

49 political activists trained by NDI

ll49 young women from the ten departments have received certificates from the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), through the Political Leadership…

International IDEA launches the project "Je nan je" for better access to drinking water

llTo study the quality of democracy in Haiti in the service sector, International IDEA, through the “Je nan je" project, chose the supply of drinking water as its first target. The intergovernmental organization’s mission is to contribute to the improvement of living conditions, by considering the level of democracy and access to services, taking into account the distribution of water in the poorest neighborhoods. “With the project, IDEA aims to strengthen the capacity of underserved communities in terms of water,” said Marie Laurence J. Lassègue, Project Director at International IDEA. These communities are going to have the power to negotiate with state authorities for better access…

New areas of cooperation between Haiti and Martinique

llThe training of educational staff, digital schools, and vocational training will probably be the focus of future collaborations between Haiti and Martinique, indicates reports from the exploratory visit by a delegation from the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training in the land of Aimé Césaire, from December 1st to 7th. The visit fell within the framework of a cooperation agreement signed between Haiti and Martinique in the field of education, made at the invitation of the Academy of Martinique and the current initiatives of the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MENFP in French) to strengthen the partnership with countries in the region within the context of implementing…

New areas of cooperation between Haiti and Martinique

The training of educational staff, digital schools, and vocational training will probably be the focus of future collaborations between Haiti and Martinique, indicates reports from the exploratory visit by a delegation from the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training in the land of Aimé Césaire, from December 1st to 7th. The visit fell within the framework of a cooperation agreement signed between Haiti and Martinique in the field of education, made at the invitation of the Academy of Martinique and the current initiatives of the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MENFP in French) to strengthen the partnership with countries in the region within the context of implementing…

Japan renews its commitment to Haiti

llIn his speech for the occasion, the diplomat emphasized the traditional friendly relationship between the two peoples. He said the friendship between the two countries…

Launch of the Northern destination management organization in Haiti OGDNH

llThe Haitian government in partnership with the business sector in the North, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Canadian Centre for International Studies…

PAST, a large-scale project for the Northern Department

llBy 2020, more than 45 million USD will be invested in the municipalities of Milot, Cap- Haitien, and Dondon for the preservation of cultural and touristic sites. Infrastructure…

Haiti represented at the RESDAL International Conference for the Maintenance of Peace in Chile

llThis conference, organized as part of the 15th anniversary of Resolution 1325. This resolution was adopted in 2000 and opened South-South dialogue for an exchange between representatives of the defense and security sectors on peacekeeping and paved the way for more opportunities for cooperation and participation in the development of present and future peacekeeping missions. At the end of the conference, which is supported by the Norwegian Agency for Development, the Secretary General of RESDAL announced the formation of a high-level focus group to perform an in-depth analysis of concepts and provisions for better involvement of the concerned countries. Translated from a Press Release from…

Psychiatry and the Law, a symposium to address key issues

llDoctors, lawyers, psychologists, and legislators took part in the symposium held at NH Haiti El Rancho hotel. The University of Montreal organized this activity in partnership…

Toastmaster District Governor visits Haiti in preparation of International Conference

llDawnette Calliste registered her tour as part of "the promotion and preparation of the first International Toastmaster Conference in Haiti scheduled for May 15, 16, and…

Sarodj releases new 2015 Calendar

llOn Tuesday, December 9th, Sarodj Bertin, Miss Haiti Universe 2010, launched her 2015 calendar which coincides with Royal Oasis’ seconded anniversary. The cocktail which…

Already 16 years of cooperation with Cuba

ll"The cocktail brings us together tonight to celebrate 16 years of Cuban cooperation with Haiti. I want a moment of great significance to witness the ties of friendship…

Children at the heart of debates at EMA

llFor some, the training session is a reunion with colleagues. For others, it is an opportunity to develop new knowledge and engage in fruitful discussion about children's…

The President signs and dedicates his life story

The book signing was a surprise! Pamela White, the United States Ambassador in Haiti confided: “When I received the invitation this morning, I wondered if it was real.…

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