The Bar Council appoints a President a. i.
On Saturday August 29, the Council of the Bar Association of Port-au-Prince, meeting extraordinarily, appointed Me Marie Suzy Legros to act as interim, replacing Me Monferrier Dorval, with the mission of organizing the elections, in accordance with the decree on the legal profession in Haiti, following the assassination of Bâtonnier Monferrier Dorval, on Friday August 28, 2020.
Dimitri Vorbe, libéré
The man of Haitian affairs, Dimitri Vorbe, Executive Director and Vice-President of Société Générale d'Énergie SA (SOGENER SA), arrested on August 21 with his wife, in Miami (Florida), by Immigration and control officers of the Department of Homeland Security (Immigration and Customs Enforcement – ICE), was released on bail after his hearing on Thursday August 27 by a judge and returned home on Friday August 28 in the aftermath. noon.
New Bishop of the diocese of Port-de-Paix
Thursday, August 27, at the National Palace, in pr The presence of President Jovenel Moïse and Chancellor Claude Joseph, took place the swearing-in ceremony of the new Bishop of the diocese of Port-de-Paix, Mgr Charles Peters Barthélus (appointed by Pope Francis, April 14, 2020). In this function, he replaced Mgr Pierre-Antoine Paulo, who retired due to his advanced age.
Assessment of the Ambulance Center
For the month of July 2020, the National Ambulance Center (CAN ) intervened for 24 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 45 suspected cases, 26 cases of respiratory distress, 70 chronic diseases, 16 obstetric emergencies, 99 road accidents, 48 transfers, 40 various ailments, 9 gunshot wounds; 21 by stabbing, 14 head traumas and 4 cases of burns.
The Minister of the Interior discusses with CASECs
Friday August 28, at the Hotel Montana, Audain Fils Bernadel, Minister of the Interior and Local Authorities (MICT), took part in the first talk with local elected officials. On this occasion, several dozen women Councilors of Administration of Communal Sections (CASEC) shared with the Minister, as well as the technicians of the Ministry, their concerns for their respective communal section and the difficulties they experience as women and men. elected in the exercise of their functions.
The philosopher Édelin Dorismond, in signature
On Friday August 28, the professor and philosopher, Édelin Dorismond, signed at the Direction Nationale du Livre, his work entitled: “The Haitian problem. Essay on the Roots of the Coloniality of the Haitian State “. Édelin Dorismond's book sketches a philosophical anthropology of Haitian society, based on a problem that he considers to be of great importance, and this problem refers to the astonishment aroused in the Haitian or foreign critical conscience, the society in its difficult ascent to a regime of political rationality, likely to proceed to a fair redistribution of the common good and to the self-realization of each Haitian.
BRH: big fines to 2 banks
Wednesday, August 26 , at a press conference, Jean Baden Dubois, Governor of the BRH, confirmed that two commercial banks were sanctioned for non-compliance with the rules in force, following verifications by inspectors of the Bank of the Republic of Haiti (BRH ). It is Unibank which will have to pay a penalty of 865.4 million gourdes and Capital Bank 3.9 million gourdes. Governor Dubois did not reveal the reasons for these sanctions, specifying only that the reasons for these penalties were not the same for each bank.
First anti-corruption alert box
Thursday, August 27, Me Hans Ludwig Joseph, Director General of the Anti-Corruption Unit (ULCC), installed in the premises of the Court of First Instance (TPI) of Port-au-Prince, the first anti-corruption alert box, in the presence of the dean of the TPI and of the Government Commissioner. This approach is part of the implementation of the decree of September 8, 2004 which provides, at the behest of the ULCC, a permanent alert system, allowing citizens to submit a message to denounce, inform and refer to the Institution. for any act or suspicion of corruption.
Jamaica: Haitian problems and business opportunities
Herns Meamours, the Haitian Consul in the Turks and Caicos Islands, met the Honorary Consul of Jamaica in Providenciales, Allan Eden-Hutchinson . The two diplomats discussed, in particular some issues related to the Haitian community of jurisdiction and also economic opportunities between Haiti and Jamaica.
Microfinance institutions under the control of the BRH
As part of the financial inclusion, Jean Baden Dubois confirmed that the Government had published a decree dated August 25, which stipulates that microfinance institutions are now subject to the regulatory measures of the Bank of the Republic of Haiti (BRH).  UEH: Monitoring Commission on Legal Education
Installation of the Monitoring Commission on Legal Education in Haiti. For Fritz Deshommes, Rector of the State University of Haiti (UEH), based on the work of this commission, “students will enjoy better learning, evaluation and supervision conditions. The final dissertations will be better directed, better developed and the defenses, carried out according to methods more in relation to the elementary academic requirements. The result will be better trained graduates, more confident in themselves and in their abilities… ”
Reopening of the Art Center
It is with great pleasure that the Art Center will reopen its doors to the public , next week. Classes will therefore be resumed from September 1, 2020. Students, please take into account the new class schedule. Barrier measures (wearing a mask and washing your hands) will be applied to protect you, the teachers and the employees of the Center, against COVID-19. While waiting to reopen its doors to the public next week, the Art Center is currently welcoming photographer Roberto Stephenson for a vast campaign to reproduce 1,000 works from its collection. This campaign is made possible thanks to the Fondation pour le Rayonnement de l'Art Haïtien, under the aegis of the Fondation de France and will meet the high quality requirements of publishers, printers and media, for a better distribution of these works. in the world.
A new President at the National Media Association
On Saturday, August 29, 2020, at the Hotel Montana, the National Association of Haitian Media elected a new President . It is the senior journalist, Jacques Sampeur (sole candidate), also CEO of Radio Antilles Internationales (RAI), who was unanimously elected (for 2 years) as President of the association. He replaces Frantz Duval, editor-in-chief of the daily Le Nouvelliste.