May 18, 2019 marked the 216 th anniversary of the creation of the Haitian Flag. Flag Day was celebrated across the country and abroad. President Jovenel Moses, his wife, his Prime Minister and the entire administration corps marked the occasion with a traditional mass of Thanks-giving at the the Saint-Pierre Church of Arcahaie followed by a Te Deum at the Place d'Armes. The President used the opportunity to pay homage to the nation's founders who “liberated the shackles of slavery and the ignominy of colonization”. The president emphasizes that the Haitian Revolution teaches the world of the meaning of freedom and the declaration of human rights. The Haitian Revolution, he added, was a battle for development and against exclusion, and injustice and misery, and called on us to draw inspiration from the courage and self-sacrifice of our brave ancestors to defeat division and intolerance so that the nation
The President also used the opportunity to take over a segment of the private business class where he was accused of being responsible for the misfortunes of the people. He railed against the business class that holds a monopoly on economic activities in the country and promised to work hard to reduce the economic inequality in the country. While not naming names, the President spoke about putting in place mechanisms that would greatly improve the living conditions of the underserved populations. The mechanisms that he envisions as necessary for moving the country forward include the fight against corruption, counterfeit and fiscal fraud. It seems the President is facing a daunting task as the national crisis is reaching a stalemate. Mr. Moses further noted that the times are hard to come up to social inclusion, recalling his administration to the agricultural sector. But it seems these policy decisions are not welcome in certain sectors of the country. Monopolies and clans that are pulling the strings in the background but are never visible. He used the opportunity to call again for dialogue and national unity.
Elsewhere, the World Bank has approved three projects worth US $ 162 million to improve education, health services and the environment. According to the country representative Anabela Abreu, the three areas are targeted as priorities for a brighter and better future for all. Accordingly, it is essential to break the cycle of poverty and create a stronger human capital that will enable the Haitian child to reach their potential. The World Bank is also supporting the development of resilience against the growing threat of natural disasters, by early warning systems and disaster preparedness in high risk climate zones. The health care improvement project, Strengthening primary health care and surveillance in Haiti is a US $ 70million project that hopes for a significant improvement in health care for 3 million people, especially pregnant women and children in South, Northeast and Northwest, Central and Nippes Departments. It is expected to provide for vaccination against infectious diseases as well. The second project, “ For Quality Education in Haiti” is a US $ 57million project that seeks to increase school enrollment and improve apprenticeship programs in primary and secondary schools in the south. The final project, “ Strengthening Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Resilience ” will support a new early warning systems and disaster preparedness in low lying areas prone no natural disasters.
Quisqueya University in Port-au-Prince, United States, was the subject of a long-term debate on climate change. of climate change. Chaired by the Franco-Guadeloupe journalist and environmental activist, Audrey Pulvar, the conference insists on the role of the media in educating the Haitian public on climate change. Pulvar argues that Haiti is reeling from the effects of climate change by the number of natural disasters that has rocked the island in recent years. She argues that the average Haitian is more vulnerable to the effects of climate change than the average Parisian or still someone from Stockholm. She stressed that climate change is a phenomenon that aggravates the social inequalities across the globe. As an example, over 500 people die each year in Europe alone, while globally some 60 to 70 million people are made refugees due to climate change. This article is for the media to take this issue seriously and educates the people more about how to preserve the planet.
In other news, the Zanmi Timoun A human rights group has been awarded the World's Children Prize 2019 together with two other organizations for their fight in favor of children's rights. Considered the Nobel Prize for children, the award recipients are chosen by some of the world's leading primary schools. Together with Ashok Dyalchand from India and Spès Nihangaza of Burundi, the Director of Zanmi Timoun Guyrlande Mésadieu said that this award is a source of motivation for the fight to ensure children's rights in Haiti where children's are often violated and where is it? The award ceremony took place in Mariefred, outside of Stockholm last Thursday, May 9, 2019, in the presence of Queen Silvia Renate Sommerlath.
Finally, to form Prime Minister, Laurent Salvador Lamothe is being recognized for his work towards global equality according to Power Brands Global Summit, an organization that seeks to recognize a high profile of humanitarian issues. The Former Prime Minister is also an economist and businessman who is honored and inducted into the Power Brands Hall of Fame for the purpose of raising the burden of growth in primary schools for children and bridging the gap between developmental needs and governmental resources. The induction ceremony which is in its third year will be held on Thursday, May 24 th 2019 in London. Other notable inductees are evolutionary biologist, Richard Dawkins, actress and politician, Floella Benjamin, philanthropist and activist, Heather Mills, form England cricket captain Graham Gooch, round-the-world sailor Tracy Edwards, Caroline Cox, Prime Minister of Latvia, Laimdota Straujuma, PETA, and the Homeless World Cup Foundation