Samedi 25 avril 2015




Haiti celebrated the International Day for Monuments and Sites at the Palais Sans Souci in Milot

llFormer Ministers, Directors of Departmental MC offices, government officials as well as representatives of the diplomatic corps were among the among the individuals who took part in the ceremony. "Our cultural wealth is immense. But what is essential today is to protect it in order to explore and showcase it. To achieve this, we must place education at the heart of cultural and social policies and safeguarding our heritage will be a collective and multi-sectoral endeavor," said Joan Dithny Raton,…
Lakay Weekly of 23 April 2015

Housing units and Canapé-Vert square inaugurated

ll"These results of this housing unit would not have been possible without the contribution, cooperation, and efforts of the community of Morne Lazarre. It is still not easy…

Integrating local products in the tourism package

llStephanie Villedrouin, Minister of Tourism and Creative Industries (MTIC), was invited by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (DTI) and the United Nations Development…

Development of the waterfront boulevard in Jacmel

llJohanne Cardon, new Southeast Tourism Departmental Director, visited the seafront boulevard in Jacmel including the construction of 8 kiosks project implemented by MTIC…

A new image for the city of Les Cayes

llOn Thursday, April 9, 2015, a meeting to strengthen the relationship between the Southern Tourism Department and City Hall of Les Cayes, took place at the Tourism office…

Haiti participated in the tourism and recreation fair in Guyana

llA Haitian delegation led by Stephanie Alexandre of the Promotion Department at the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Industries participated in the 2015 edition of the Tourism and Recreation Fair French in Guyana from April 17 to 19, 2015. The presence of Haiti in this event confirms, once again, the political will expressed since about four (4) years to sell the destination internationally. Jean Mikerson of the Village de Noailles and Antonia Morélus a beading artisan from the Milot Iron Market also represented Haiti in this event with the support of the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Industries, Madame Emilie Jessy Menos.

Governor General’s Cup Caribbean Air Rally 2015 stops in Cap-Haitien

llSeveral participants aboard the Governor General’s Cup Caribbean Air Rally 2015 stopped by Cap-Haitien on the way back from Samana, Dominican Republic on Tuesday, 21…

5th Finance and Applied Technology Summit launched

llLast year, Haiti exported 800 million, and imports exceeded three billion. This deficit, which has a considerable impact on the country, is funded by the diaspora and creates…

President Martelly and Wilson Laleau launch PIJE

llThe program was launched at the National Palace in the presence of public administration executives and rectors of private and public universities. Minister Laleau said…

Ministry of Commerce and Industry presents at 5th edition of the International Summit

llThe Ministry of Commerce and Industry has virtually changed mission and vision. Now, the MCI’s mission is to define, formulate and implement, in partnership with key…

Mexican entrepreneurs to explore investment opportunities in Haiti

llThe mission, led by Francisco Diaz, general manager of Promexico, and Enrique Bello, President of COMCE’s Mexico-Dominican Republic Bilateral Entrepreneurial Council,…

Members of Haiti’s financial sector honored at 5th International Summit

llOn April 21st, in the presence of previous honorees (2011 to 2014), three individuals entered Haiti’s financial Hall of Fame: Adrien Castera, Second Vice-President of Unibank, Jean Marie Claude Pierre-Louis, General Director of Sogebank, and Jean Philippe Prosper, Vice-President of the International Finance Corporation. The ceremony was held at the Karibe hotel as part of the 5th Summit on Finance and Technology organized by the Group Croissance. The organizers took the opportunity to present a plaque of honor to Pierre Léger of Agri Supply for his performance as an exporter of essential oils. A plaque was also awarded to Coby Almédor, an innovative exporter of local agricultural products…

Significant donation of musical materials to the Institut National de Musique d'Haïti

llThis program to implement a nucleus of juvenile symphony orchestras and choirs across the country, is an initiative of President Michel Martelly. It was created on February…

Minister Florence Duperval Guillaume seeks help for Hospital de la communauté haitienne

Florence Duperval Guillaume, Minister of Public Health, told Le Nouvelliste that she is concerned about the situation at Hopital de la communauté haitienne (HCH in French),…

President Martelly honors actors involved in the aftermath of Champs de Mars accident

llDuring the ceremony held in honor of the doctors, nurses, paramedics, rescue workers, representatives of the Red Cross, and volunteers, among others, President Martelly…

Increased participation of women in the electoral process

llAccording to Yolette Mingual, representative of the women's sector to the Electoral Council, the CEP has decided to educate political parties on the need to integrate women…

PIDIH launched in Santiago and Barahona

llThe PIDIH launched its operations in Barahona, particularly in Santiago, the second city of the neighboring republic. The program intends to deliver identification documents…

Effective involvement of stakeholders essential to the management of the Citadel

llIn order to accommodate visitors, a unit was created to clean up the Citadel and the surrounding areas. Through the request of the Departmental Tourism office, mobile toilets…

PSUGO: 68 million gourdes transferred to the account of 399 schools

llOn April 9th, 68 million gourdes was paid on behalf of 399 private schools involved in the free and compulsory universal education program (PSUGO in French), in the western departments and Grand Anse, according to a statement from the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MENFP in French). Of these 399 schools, "275 of them are in the West department and 124 in Grand Anse.” This transfer is the payment of the third installment of the 2013-2014 academic year. The MENFP stressed that more than 1,000 other schools located in the western departments will also be impacted through the program. "An amount of over 267 million gourdes is already mobilized for this purpose," said Minister…

Carel Alexandre is new OPH General Director

llIn his speech, Jude Hervey Day, Minister of Commerce and Industry, said that public sector managers must be servants in public administration. He invited all employees…

Minister Jude Hervey Day visits Brasserie Nationale d'Haiti

llMinister Hervey Day promised all possible support from the Ministry he leads in the development of other industries like BRANA in the country. He believes that the revision…

Programs to promote production in the country

llIn its efforts to support the private business sector, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MCI in French), who officiated the second day of the International Summit,…

On the road to Jérémie

ll“Long live the feminine culture” was the theme of this activity and is the first music festival in Jérémie. The name Festi Amélie was inspired by the statue of this courageous woman erected in the public square of the city. A peanut merchant, she symbolized courage, determination and the will to succeed,” said musician Jean Jean Roosevelt, organizer of the event. “Strictly limited to women, this ambitious initiative wants to become one of the major events of the Grand Anse department, allowing more people to visit this area considered to be one of the most beautiful in the country. It also aims to aid in the great struggle for the empowerment of women in society,” he added. Renowned…

Reviving the national agrochemical industry

llFor almost 5 years, the supply of fertilizer systematically came from the Dominican Republic, as the industrial facilities at Agroservice were severely damaged by the earthquake.…

A map to better Identify schools

ll“This will allow us to locate all the schools of the Republic," said Minister Nesmy Manigat. "This survey is first of its kind," he said, stressing the need to locate…

4th National Day of the Haitian diaspora in Montreal

llVarious topics related to economic development will be discussed in the Marie Gerin-Lajoie room at UQAM. "We would like, through the various panels and presentations, to discuss various sustainable wealth creation and employment opportunities in Haiti and the involvement of the Haitian diaspora," said Jean David Prophete, CEO of DP Consulting Group. The Institute of International Studies in Montreal (IEIM in French), the Interdisciplinary Research Center in International Development and Society (CIRDIS in French), the Young Haitian Chamber of Commerce (JCCH in French), and the Haitian Hometown Associations Resource Group and several other organizations and institutions in the private and public…

Educational policy to reduce violence in schools

llAfter a month and a half of training at the police academy, this new class of graduates will work in the education sector, patrolling the area and minimizing violence in…

A small village opened in Lascahobas

llVillage Men nan men, whose construction began in 2011, cost 350,000 USD. Each house has two bedrooms, a living room, and a bathroom. This project was the initiative of…

Citizens trained in social conflict management

llParticipants from 27 institutions across the municipalities participated in the training. For nearly two weeks, they received the knowledge enabling them to become trainers…

Celebration of Venezuela's independence held in Haiti

llTo show their solidarity with Venezuela, dozens of Haitians, mostly from various social organizations, marched from Bicentenaire Square to the United Nations to celebrate…

Energy: the private sector seeks solutions

llThis discussion with the private sector was held on April 16th in Pétion-Ville. Around a table, heads of several companies in the field of energy presented alternatives…