Vendredi 28 novembre 2014




Haiti embodies itself in Paris

llIn compliment to the exhibition "Haiti: two centuries of artistic creation," a series of events was scheduled by the organizers. In addition, Paris just witnessed the release of "La fille d’Haiti," the first book from Marie Vieux-Chauvet edited by Zellige. Experts and readers have been anticipating the arrival of this book for years. At the end of November it will be presented at the first Haitian Book exhibition in Paris. On November 29th and 30th, the association Haiti Futur, Zellige publishing…
Lakay Weekly of 27 November 2014

Customs area at the International Airport will soon be reconstructed

Since its destruction during the earthquake of January 12, 2010, customs at the airport has waited more than four years for a new building. Travelers so far have been served…

Haiti opens its arms to professionals in the Diaspora

llThis integration program to be launched in January 2015, aims to recruit young professionals and retirees in public administration. "We all know we have rich and compelling…

Port-au-Prince has a transitional cathedral

ll"God welcomes us to his house; God invites us to his feast day of joy, Hallelujah!” The words were sung by thousands of Catholics present to celebrate the inauguration…

An agreement to modernize and revitalize the fisheries sector

llThe fisheries sub-sector is an important part of maritime activities in Haiti with over 1,500 km of coastline and more than half of the municipalities located on the coast.…

New challenges for the textile sector

ll"We will create 200,000 jobs from 2015 to 2018. This is our biggest challenge. 200,000 jobs represent 400 million USD in wages. The average salary for a worker in the sector…

Martelly met a delegation of Taiwanese businesspeople

llBefore meeting with the head of state, the Taiwanese delegation attended the First Taiwan - Haiti Joint Business Councils Meeting with men and women of the Haitian business…

“Two centuries of artistic creation” exhibition opens

llThat night Paris welcomed the Haitian art exhibition at the Grand Palais. I observed excitement in the eyes of visitors as they drank in the 168 works by 60 Haitian artists…

For better adaptation of the financial system to economic challenges

llTo better address the issue, a panel made up of Marie Carmelle Rose Anne Auguste, Minister to the Prime Minister, responsible for Human Rights and the Fight against Foverty,…

Sandra Honoré spoke and the protest of the opposition went well

llIn a statement released on November 24th , twenty-four hours before the opposition planned to demonstrate to demand the departure of the government, Honoré made clear…

At Limonade, Young Leaders commit to Haiti’s development

llThis symposium was not only a forum for ideas, but an action forum, coordinated by economist Marc Alain Boucicault, Coordinator of Élan Haiti 2014 and Herrick Dessources,…

Towards improving the quality of education

llThis is the first of the series of trainings that was announced at the first national school director’s conference held in September. This training aims to improve the…

"97% of children are behind in school at the basic level"

More than sixty MENFP and USAID participants, as well as representatives of the departmental directorates of education, took part in two days of dialogue on improving reading…

New procedures to recruitment residents in hospitals

llMerit will be the main criteria for the selection of candidates for hospital residencies, following a competition to be organized by the Ministries of Education and Health each year. A rating of 5 out of 10, or 50 out of 100 is mandatory for successful applicants. The announcement was made by Ministers Manigat and Guillaume. This measure should help to better manage access to hospital residences for the flow of medical students, said Minister Guillaume. “Given the limited number of places in university hospitals and coaching required to be given by the monitors, we had to regulate the process to provide positions to the most deserving. Meanwhile other criteria are added, and merit will be…

HMS Iron Duke visits Haiti

The type 23 frigate docked the port of Cap-Haitien for 2 days and received local dignitaries at a reception. Its sailors took part in local outreach projects to provide assistance…

Two memorandums of understanding between the MCI and the UEH

llThe first agreement signed with the Faculty of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine (FAMV in French) will improve food production in order to provide a greater contribution…

For better water management in the region of Palmes

It took 2 years and 6 months for CMRP leaders to develop this plan. According to Francis Alphonse, WCRP General Manager, the plan stems from a set of observations made on…

Inauguration of the third workshop of international art in Haiti

llTwenty artists from different countries including Egypt, the United States, Romania, France, Grenada, Germany, and Iran, came to take part in the third edition of the international…

Farmer Field Schools boost family farming

llAbout 32 farmer field schools run daily in four municipalities of the Northeast Department. The Capotille community, whose main activity is agriculture, is home to 17 of…

Fatherhood, Motherhood and Filiation law awareness campaign

llTessy Romulus and Marie Ludie Bien-Aimé, respectively, Director of Juristic Affairs and Head of the Office of the Struggle against Violence against Women at the Ministry of Women and Women's Rights (MCFDF in French) traveled to Jacmel to speak during a meeting in preparation for the celebration of the International Day against Violence against Women. This meeting was an opportunity for Fanm Deside to conduct an awareness campaign regarding the new law on paternity, maternity and filiation and educate the boys so that they may be aware of this new legislation. In her speech, Romulus showed participants the importance of this law which she believes will significantly contribute to changing…

Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for the implementation of a Remote Sensing Center in Haiti

llPatrick Nicoloso, Ambassador of France in Haiti, Lener Renaud, Minister of Foreign Affairs. Michel Laurent, Executive Chairman of the Research Institute for Development…

Mobilization against violence against women

llFighting together against violence against women was the theme chosen for the celebration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This year, UNDP and the Ministry of Women and Women's Rights commemorated the day at the Hotel Montana. Experts from various backgrounds were invited to discuss several topics relating to the issue of violence against women. Laenec Hurbon, Sociologist, and Adeline Chancy, teacher are among other experts who spoke before an audience mainly composed of representatives of women's organizations. "This meeting is very important. I wish that it takes place more often and is organized in the provinces, too,” said Hurbon, who spoke on the…

The 25th anniversary of the Convention on Children’s Rights to the rhythm of a debate

llSeveral questions have been raised. What children will we leave the world and why? How are children perceived in Haitian society? Why do few opportunities exist for children…

A conference to better understand emergency medicine in Haiti

llFor its second edition, the conference focused on emergencies in internal medicine. The cream of the Haitian medical professional community discussed, met, and shared their…

PetroCaribe: should we be worried?

llThe Dominican Republic, another beneficiary of PetroCaribe, it is already asking questions. What if PetroCaribe could not withstand the fall in oil prices on the international…

Agenda

Thursday November 27 Le Plaza Hotel invites you to their international buffet, a gastronomic voyage featuring dishes from countries all over the world, starting at 12:00…

Update provided on 20 major infrastructure projects

"The purpose of this meeting is to inquire about the progress of various projects we have launched across the country and remove obstacles hindering their finish," said Prime Minister Lamothe before the meeting started. He led this working meeting, not as Head of Government, but as Minister of Planning. More than twenty sites were examined closely. Through computer- assisted presentations the managers of the construction firms, Estrella, Vorbe and Son Construction S.A. and Frame Group presented the progress of their respective projects. While some work is progressing very well and will be inaugurated by the end of the year, others are still lagging behind due to expropriation problems and delays…

Public school system Expands with 15 new schools in the North and South

llBuilt according to engineering standards and handicap accessible, these schools are part of a project launched in the aftermath of the January 12, 2010 earthquake to support…

ADIH campaigns for job creation

llThis document recommended starting with 1 million square feet and an amount of 100 million USD per year, with public and private funds. To achieve this, according to this…

New measures to strengthen security in the metropolitan area

As president of the Superior Council of the National Police (CSPN in French), Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe launched the Security Plan of the metropolitan area in June to deal with problems of insecurity rising a notch in the country. In Pétion-Ville, the results were satisfactory, according to the Secretary of State. "There has been only one death over the last 5 months in Pétion-Ville,” said Pierre Stanislas Cantave Neptune at a press conference on Thursday November 13th at the Prime Minister’s office. “We are pleased with the results of our security plan in Pétion-Ville,” he said, adding that the government will assess the town’s new security plan. Neptune took the opportunity…

Vertières: New call for unity from President Martelly

llOn November 18th, Haitian authorities commemorated the 211 year anniversary of the Battle of Vertières, the last battle that led to the victory over Napoleon's army and…

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