Dimanche 23 novembre 2014




Everything is in place for Haiti at the Grand Palais

llThe location was chosen by commissioners Régine Cuzin and Mireille Pérodin Jerome and directed by Sylvain Roca et Nicolas Groult. The exhibition is held around seven themes including “Santit yo" (Untitled); "Lespri yo" (Spirits), Freemasons; "Peyizaj yo" (Landscapes), and "Chèf yo" (Leaders) which explores the construction of identity through the representation of figures of political power and intellectual Haitian. On November 18th, the anniversary of the Battle of Vertières, the press…
Lakay Weekly of 21 November 2014

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…

Launching phase 4 and 5 of the construction of the Bienac canal

This project erecting drywall over a length of 220 linear meters is funded at 400,000 USD by the RVC. The work will be performed by the OIM and local partners, according…

First Lady Sophia Martelly on health campaign

When the first lady is not on a crusade on social media to promote a cause close to her heart, she is on the road to survey the health centers, clinics, and hospitals in…

Pétion-Ville Mayor educates citizens about their duties

llOn Tuesday, November 11th, the mayor of Pétion-Ville officially launched the 2014-2015 tax mobilization campaign at the Palm Residences. Through this initiative supported…

"Investir et s’investir en Haïti, un acte de foi," Jerry Tardieu receives a full house at Moca Café

A week before the event, the author decided in Florida to make the media rounds to promote not only the book, but to also share his vision and dream of a new Haiti. At a…

Second edition of Diner en Blanc Haiti: a night of fun, elegance, and fantasy

ll“I brought along my jacket, because I know we’re going somewhere chilly,” exclaimed one participant matter-a-factly. “I agree, I think we’re going to Fort Jacques,”…

Haitian labor code reform: some requirements

llFor such a subject, the organizers chose panelists such as Renan Hédouville, Director of Labor at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor (MAST in French), Fernando Garcia…

How can the Diaspora contribute in Education - MENFP participates in education symposium taking place in Montreal

Organized at the initiative of Vision Citadelle, an NGO based in Montreal working in the field of education, agriculture and the environment, the symposium was an opportunity for the Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training (MENFP in French) to present an overview of the situation in the education sector. llClarifications were made about educational reform in conjunction with the twelve major steps imposed by Nesmy Manigat, MENFP Minister, to improve the quality and governance of the education sector. About 150 people took part in the event held on Saturday, November 8th in downtown Montreal, including representatives of the Canadian Government, Quebec, the Reflection and Action…

Development of medical tourism in Haiti: Is it possible and desirable?

llTrips of this kind have a long history behind them. They have recently evolved from what was previously an industry craft into an organized form of business services, which…

"Ayitea" Haitian tea at Mount Holyoke College

Many young students across the world are interested in Haitian art, culture, and cuisine. This is the case of Kung Bowie, who, after studying medicine in his native country,…

A 150th school built by the Digicel

llThe school mets sesismic building codes and has nine classrooms, a computer lab, a library, an administrative building, sanitary facilities, and a playground. Isaac Césaire,…

CLE unveils new approach to sustainable development

llC In the presence of an audience which included Paola Caldwell St-Onge, Canadian Ambassor, wa CLE officials presented the different projects they have already completed.…

To better support the visually impaired

According to François Romain, CNPC President, 10% of the Haitian population is suffering from glaucoma and one of three Haitians over age 60 suffers from cataracts. In order…

Sports field and 80 meters of road in Bas Norguès, Christ-Roi

llBas Norguès, a district of Chris-Roi, severely affected by the earthquake of January 2010, now has a sports field. In addition to this sports field, the district’s road…

New platform to raise awareness about Climate Change

llHaiti and climate change: inform civil society better" is the theme around which the PSC-CC held its first workshop on November 14th at Le Plaza Hotel. Among the topics…

Results of the FEI 2014 World Jumping Challenge Haiti

llOn the 14th and 16th of November, the 2014 FEI World Jumping Challenge took place at l’Athletic Club Centre Equestre. It was a chance for families and horse enthusiasts…

La Nuit de Rire (Night of Laughter)

llWhat an evening! After the day I had, I was looking forward to attending the comedy show appropriately titled La Nuit de Rire, an event held by Dream Promo at the Karibe…

Treat yourself to a new habit this holiday season

llAnd while yes, our year may have been painted with trials, triumphs, celebrations and tribulations; the question surfaces. What are you grateful for? Thanksgiving, Christmas,…

Agenda

Friday November 21 Haitian compa bands K-Zino and Karisma will be performing at Café Trio. Doors open at 9:00 p.m. Admission 600 HTG Rue Louverture, Pétion-Ville Friday…

Agricultural development bank sprouting

llInvestment remains the biggest challenge facing the country's agricultural production. According to Fritz Duroseau, BRH representative to the commission, it receives less…

People with disabilities take their destiny in hand at Lilavois

llTwenty disabled people (men and women, all deaf), are hard at work in the ODDSM detergent production facility, located at Lilavois 62 B (Croix-des-Bouquets), observed Le…

Human resources, the lung of any business

llInviting industry exhibitors demonstrated how the organizers opted for innovation this year. Turbo System designed the Talent Management Suite (TMS in French) tool, an…

IBESR launches family home for underprivileged children

Often children without parental care are placed in orphanages. Given the ineffectiveness of these institutions, IBESR decided to place these children in foster families.…

Haiti won the most prestigious award at Bravo Business Awards

Current and former CEO’s, ministers, and winners of previous editions, attended the gala considered as the ‘Oscars of the Latin American trade.’ Members of the Haitian…

Tourism industry spared by northern floods

In the northern department of Haiti, particularly struck by the recent floods, the tourism industry has been spared. Hotels, restaurants, and tourist sites are intact. Sector…

Signing of an agreement for the education of 230,000 children

The funding provided in this Agreement, should complement the overall budget of 85 million USD allocated to the Education for All project (EFA) in Haiti. This gift will facilitate…

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