Haiti - News : Some news here and there...
At the 5th edition of program "Gouvènman an Lakay ou" in Gonaïves, Charles Jean-Jacques the Minister of Social Affairs and Labour, announced the forthcoming opening of five new community restaurants in this commune, bringing the total to 8 in the City of Independence. With this increase, populations of Raboto, Asufa, Trou couleuve, Lot bò dal, Jubilé among others will benefit 4,000 hot meals a day, at a low cost of 10 gourdes dish.
Jacmel Carnival 2014
Friday, accompanied by Ms. Dithny Joan Raton, the Departmental Director of Tourism South East, the Organizing Committee of the Carnival of Jacmel 2014 met Michel Gehy, the President of the Tourist Association of the Southeast, around Carnival activities, which take place in Jacmel, on Sunday, February 23. Dieuseul Simon Desras, President of the Senate, took the opportunity to make a courtesy visit to the Committee. The discussions continued at the Ministry for the Status and Rights of Women with the Minister Yanick Mézilewhere he was discussed the trend of indecency, which develops during the pre-carnival and the Ministry's participation in the Carnival of Jacmel.
Distribution of welfare checks
More than a thousand people received last week, their monthly check of assistanceat the office of the Social Assistance Fund (CAS) to Avenue N. According Me Ledor Louis, Director of CAS, 10,000 people must receive the regular assistance each month. He said that the delivery of checks usually spread over two weeks and the CAS received between 1,500 and 1,800 beneficiaries each day.
"Lighting for All" Project
Friday a working meeting was held in the Technical Diretorate at the Rural Energy (DTER) with Mr. Gaurav Manchanda, the representative of "Brigh Box" (One Degree solar), in order to define the importance of project "Lighting for All"