Port-Salut: seizure of 670 kg of drug addict e
Thursday, August 6, 2020, in the bay of Port-Salut, agents of the Bureau de Lutte Contre le Trafficking in Narcotics (BLTS), assisted of the Coast Guard of the Department of the South, intercepted and seized a rowboat equipped with 2 powerful engines, which was carrying 670 kg of marijuana. Two Jamaicans, who were on board, were arrested.
USA: Chancellor Joseph discusses TPS and deportations
On Friday August 7, 2020, in the morning, Claude Joseph, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, spoke with representatives of the “ Department of Homeland Security “(DHS) on issues of security, deportation, the fight against organized crime and the” Temporary Protected Status “(TPS) in favor of Haitians.
DINEPA / DIGICEL partnership
Guito Edouard, Director General of the National Directorate for Drinking Water and Sanitation (DINEPA) and M e Gérard Laborde, representative of the DIGICEL, on Tuesday August 4, 2020, signed a partnership agreement to allow DINEPA customers to pay their slips with greater ease, via the MonCash application. This initiative, which benefits from the support of the American Agency for International Development (USAID-Haiti), through the WATSAN project, aims to rationalize the revenues of DINEPA, so that it can offer more services to the population. .
Strategic planning meeting
A strategic planning meeting took place between representatives of the Qualification and Access to Work System (SQUAT), Maguy Durcé, the Secretary of State for Training and Dikel Delvariste, the new Director General of the National Institute for Vocational Training (INFP).
Obligation to label and display prices in gourdes
In a press release dated August 7, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry reminds all traders of the obligation placed on them to denominate and display their prices in gourdes and not in dollars, in accordance with articles 1 and 3 of the decree of September 18, 2018.
Haiti discusses Washington elections
As part of his visit to Washington DC, Chancellor Claude Joseph met with Ambassador Michael G. Kozak, Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere, at the State Department, to discuss issues of interest to Haiti and the United States. “My discussions with the Under-Secretary of State focused in particular on the upcoming elections. Like Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Ambassador Kozak commended Jovenel Moïse's efforts to form a new CEP and encourages all actors to participate in the process. “
Cité-Soleil: 50 dead in July
At least 50 people were killed last July in Cité-Soleil, controlled by armed gangs, denounced the National Network for the Defense of Human Rights ( RNDDH).
The BNH, towards the digitization of its documentary collection
The director general of the National Library of Haiti (BNH), Dangélo Néard, looks back on a review of the 100 days since his installation at the head of this institution, to announce the digitization of the BNH. “As a result, we have already been able to digitize more than fifty titles from the collection of rare books. We are also in the process of developing the institution’s website as well as two mobile applications, ”said Dangélo Néard. In addition, the number one of the BNH announces two days of training on legal deposit, in order to better equip those interested in the book chain.
Tensions in the commune of Mombin-Crochu
Protests continue in Mombin-Crochu, in the North-East department, against the retention of mayors whose terms have expired, as a 'interim executive officers. After being closed last month by protesters, the building housing the municipal administration was almost set on fire on the night of Thursday 6 to Friday 7 August. The identities of the people who tried to burn down the Mombin-Crochu town hall are unknown.
Pastor Grégory Toussaint apologizes to Shoubou
A sermon by Pastor Grégory Toussaint, where he takes as an example the singer of Tabou Combo, Shoubou, whose real name is Roger M. Eugène, who is he presents as a beggar, caused a real scandal on social networks. The words of the man of God offended several public figures and Internet users who quickly reacted and did not hide their indignation. This was probably not the desired effect of Pastor Grégory Toussaint who, on the evening of Tuesday, August 4, presented his public apology to Shoubou. It’s never too late to do well, they say. It’s good that the pastor apologized to Shoubou, but that doesn’t erase the harm done to the artist. Moreover, a character of the caliber of Pastor Grégory Toussaint should not be so light-hearted.
Vaccine Alliance Announces Collaboration
Vaccine Alliance (GAVI) has announced collaboration with an Indian institute aimed at accelerating the manufacture of future “safe and effective” COVID vaccines- 19 for low and middle income countries in 2021. “A historic new collaboration between the Serum Institute of India (SII), the world's largest vaccine manufacturer by volume, GAVI and the Bill & Melinda Foundation Gates, will accelerate the manufacture and delivery of up to 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines for middle-income countries, ”said the Alliance ( Global Alliance for vaccines and immunization “GAVI”). This collaboration aims to help SII increase its manufacturing capacity, so that it is in working order for large-scale production, as soon as one or more vaccines get the regulatory green lights.
Four thousand new unemployed to come
The textile sector in Haiti is on the verge of losing about 4,000 jobs with the closure of two factories operated by Koreans: H and H, located at Carrefour , and Eliansa, based at SONAPI, on the road to the airport, said Georges Sassine, ex-president of the Association of Industries of Haiti (ADIH), on Wednesday August 5, 2020. These two factories, according to correspondence to ADIH is closing due to a lack of contracts, said Sassine, fearing further closures with the economic recession hitting the United States of America. But the ex-ADIH president stressed that this difficult period also comes with opportunities. For example, factories in Haiti are starting to manufacture personal protective equipment, including masks, gowns, hats, gowns, body bags, for which demand has exploded due to COVID-19. 
About twenty individuals apprehended by the DCPJ
The Central Directorate of the Judicial Police (DCPJ) presented, on Thursday August 6, the results of the operations carried out by the National Police of Haiti (PNH ) for the period from July 20 to August 6. According to the deputy spokesperson of the police institution, the divisional inspector, Garry Desrosiers, no less than twenty people were apprehended during this period. He revealed that law enforcement officials also confiscated three rowboats and five vehicles. Several firearms, ammunition and 2 kilograms of cocaine were also seized. Illegal importation of ammunition, homicide, murder, kidnapping followed by forcible confinement, sexual assault on minors, cocaine trafficking, were among the charges against the 22 people apprehended by the police, informs Garry Desrosiers. He took the opportunity to confirm that, on July 28, the police got hold of Jean Fleuve Delva, a 67-year-old man, accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old minor. For the murder of Marrydjuna, the police interviewed several people including her parents and an eight-year-old minor who was also shot and wounded during the same events. The main suspect is Isca, the inspector said.
Jovenel Moïse hardens the tone
According to a press release from the Ministry of Culture and Communication, the President of the Republic, Jovenel Moïse, the Prime Minister, the Ministers, the Secretaries of State, the Secretaries General of the Presidency and Prime Minister, the Directors of Cabinet of the President of the Republic and of the Prime Minister, and technical executives combed the security climate of the country, within the framework of the 56 e Council of Ministers held on Wednesday August 5, 2020. “It was therefore an opportunity for the President of the Republic, alongside other items on the agenda such as: energy, management of the coronavirus pandemic , the 2020-2021 Budget, the Statute of Civilian State Administrators, etc., to make the link between electricity and security, two major problems that plague our society and, therefore, plunge the population into disarray and mourning, ”MCC wrote. During this working session, the president insisted on the need to put out of harm's way the bandits who sow mourning and terror among the population. According to him, fear must change sides. She must leave the camp of the population to find herself in the camp of the bandits.
The La Paix university hospital, attacked
The doctors of the La Paix university hospital, the hospitalized patients and the nurses lived, on the evening of Wednesday 5 to Thursday 6 August, the 'one of their worst nightmares, when three individuals, including a police officer, carried out threats made earlier and ransacked hospital offices, smashed the windshields of doctors' vehicles and emptied magazines. their weapons inside the establishment. “All the doctors and nurses fled, as individuals fired into the air in the hospital. Some took refuge in the residence, and others locked themselves in the hospital's conference room. It was total panic. We were in great danger, “said a witness, still in shock.
On Wednesday August 5, 2020, it was around 10 o'clock in the evening, when the three individuals arrived at the hospital with a new one. -born referred by the Maternity Isaïe Jeanty, known as Chancerelles. Due to a lack of space, the two on-call doctors, female, who had seen them, explained to them that they had to go to another hospital center because they were not able to provide care for the patient. baby. The pediatric emergency department was overcrowded. All the neonatal beds were occupied. Despite the multiple explanations of the doctors, the three men were stubborn and aggressive. “They said they were not going anywhere, that the newborn had to be taken care of there.” During the exchanges, one of the three individuals pulled out his badge and indicated that he is a policeman. He added to say: “ Sa pa gade m. Depi baby has gen yon problem m ap tounen pou m vin plonbe nou all ”. They had become so violent that the doctors began to fear for their lives. While they assaulted one of them, the other fled. When the other wanted to leave the room, they told her she was not going anywhere. “It was thanks to a ploy that she was able to escape,” our source testified. Seeing that the doctors were not coming back, the three men left the hospital. At around 3 a.m., they came back and caused panic again. “They ransacked offices and benches, threw stones. Not finding the doctors in the pediatric emergency department, they entered the maternity ward and smashed the windows. “
Bandits under the protection of certain authorities, according to the Citizen's Protector
The climate of insecurity is in full swing in the capital and in several provincial towns. On the list of the last victims of the bandits is Godson Joseph, a four-month-old baby who was shot and killed as his mother took him to hospital. It was an act that angered the Protector of Citizens. “The word isn’t too strong, I’m angry. Beyond my function as Citizen Protector, I am a father, ”Renan Hédouville said. He said he noted the ease with which the bandits can federate and move from north to south of the capital, without being worried. “The bandits feel supported. They are protected by certain authorities, while the population is left to fend for itself, ”says the Citizen's Protector. Whatever weapon he has at his disposal, if he does not benefit from a “certain blessing”, no bandit would feel so comfortable moving from north to south of the capital, according to Renan. Hédouville. The Protector of the Citizen directly requested the President of the Republic and the Haitian Prime Minister, Joseph Jouthe. “How do they feel, as fathers of families? What would their reaction be if it was their child or that of a relative, “wonders Renan Hédouville, before recalling that the President of the Republic is, under the Constitution, the first guarantor of the right to life of the population which is unfortunately “trivialized”. “The second character is the Prime Minister who is the head of the CSPN. There is also the Minister of Justice, the Minister of the Interior, the Director General of the National Police and the Secretary of State for Public Security, “he detailed.
Armed men terrorize the inhabitants of Laferronay
In Laferronay, a locality of Léogâne, bordering the town of Gressier, residents denounced a situation of terror which is gradually taking hold. Heavy gunfire rings out at all hours of the day and people, mostly regulars in the area, move around without embarrassment, displaying their weapons, said a resident asking for anonymity. “Recently, a simple quarrel broke out between two young people. One of them drew their gun and accidentally injured a child. Personally, I had to go to an elderly neighbor who has heart disease to help her. She was so panicked from the repeated shootings near her house that she had a fit, ”said another resident. This is the start of a gang in Laferronay, an area known to be peaceful, explained an official of a neighborhood organization. “When the bandits know that we can have a weapon in Laferonnay without worrying, they will invade us,” he fears.
Contract with General Electric : no objection from the CNMP
After the no objection from the National Commission for Public Procurement (CNMP), the Ministry of Public Works forwarded to the Superior Court of Accounts and Administrative Litigation (CSC / CA), for the necessary follow-up, the contract between the Haitian State and “ General Electric ” (GE), for the construction, at Carrefour, d 'a 55.5 MW natural gas power station with two turbines, Jovenel Moïse announced.
The Haitian Football Federation (FHF) presents its condolences to the Venezuelan Football Federation, on the occasion of the death of the licensee Engineer, Jesus Berardinelli, President of this Federation, who died on Wednesday August 5, while he was taken to hospital. Our special sympathies to the members of this Federation and to the Colony of Excellent Venezuelan Coaches who, day and night, devote themselves to providing training to Haitian talents at the center FIFA Goal .
Road safety and back to school
The traffic officials of the Central Direction of the Road Police (DCPR) announced that they had already taken a set of measures to allow students to return to school, the August 10, 2020. The Principal Commissioner, Frantz Dimanche, renews his determination to maintain traffic that respects the standards and rules of the road, while encouraging the population to continue to respect established health protocols, in the idea of avoiding the spread of COVID-19 in society.
Altidor Jean Hervé