Haiti - News : Some news here and there...
Thursday, a Haitian delegation of member of Haitian Perspective (PH), an organization of diapsora Florida, met with Marc-Élie Nelson, the Director General of the Ministry of Haitians Living Abroad (MAHVE) about the possibility that Haitian outside are involved in the organization of the forthcoming elections in Haiti. The issue of National Identity Card in favor of the diaspora was also on the agenda. Members of the PH are left satisfied with their meeting.
Positive results for PNH
Tuesday, Inspector Garry Desrosiers, deputy spokesman of the National Police of Haiti (PNH) reported that for the period from 1 to 12 January 2014, 32 people were arrested for various reasons (criminal conspiracy, theft armed robbery, rape, drug trafficking...) 7 guns, 2 vehicles and more than 43,000 U.S. dollars were seized. Moreover Inspector Desrosiers indicated that an individual named Ronald Monier, suspected of involvement in acts of kidnapping, was actively sought by the police.
100,000 farmers will receive government assistance
Thursday, Marie Mimose Félix, he Minister Responsible for the Promotion of the peasantry, announced that through the components "Kore Peyizan" and "Kore Pechè" of the social assistance program of the government, 100,000 farmers and fishermen in 10 departments, will receive seeds, fishing equipment and improved hives to promote beekeeping.
Closing day of the Consulate Orlando
The Consulate of the Republic of Haiti in Orlando informs that the Consulate will be closed Monday, January 20, 2014 in commemoration of the "Martin Luther King's day."
The new Chargé d'Affaires of Canada met Chancellor Casimir
Gilles Rivard, the new Chargé d'Affaires of Canada, took office Tuesday, Wednesday met the Haitian Chancellor Pierre-Richard Casimir, to discuss bilateral issues. Recall that Mr. Rivard has served as Ambassador of Canada to Haiti from June 2008 to October 2010. Following the earthquake of January 12, 2010, he played an important role in coordinating the Canadian response.