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Fritz-Joly Joachin (29), a Haitian-born French, within the scope of a European arrest warrant issued by France was arrested in Bulgaria in early January for attempting to visit Syria. Darina Slavova, Attorney General of Haskovo Procuratorate stated that the mandate refers to the charge of "participation in an armed criminal group whose objective was the organization of terrorist acts" He is suspected of links with Chérif Kouachi, one of the perpetrators of the attack of 7 January against Charlie Hebdo "He has been repeatedly in contact with one of the two brothers, Chérif Kouachi" said the warrant.
Tribute at the Embassy of Canada
On the occasion of the 5th anniversary of January 12, 2010 in Haiti, the staff of the Embassy of Canada in Port-au-Prince honoured the memory of the more than two hundred thousand people who were killed in the earthquake during a memorial ceremony held this Monday. Former locally engaged staff working at the Embassy during the earthquake were also present. Ambassador Paula Caldwell, as well as former Ambassador Gilles Rivard, paid tribute to employees who demonstrated professionalism and exceptional dedication during this period of intense crisis. Ambassador Paula Caldwell, as well as former Ambassador Gilles Rivard, paid tribute to employees who demonstrated professionalism and exceptional dedication during this period of intense crisis.
The maison Deschamps, 2nd partner of the Advantage Card
The maison Henri Deschamps, became the 2nd partner official of the Teacher Card advantage https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-12917-haiti-education-official-launch-of-the-teacher-card-advantage.html 20% discount on individual purchases of textbooks and supplies.
Vibrant tribute in Petit-Goâve
Monday, members of the new alliance (BOD, rezo piti pep, 3 vwa, collectif of Vialet), accompanied by parents, several personalities of the city including Professor Gerson Constant, Coordinator of the Joint Liberation Front (FML) and Ms. Marjorie Térenciel, paid a glowing tribute to the victims of the earthquake of January 12, 2010 in Petit-Goâve. Flower wreaths were laid on the mass grave where rests in peace, the body of more than 1,500 missing. HL/ HaitiLibre / Guyto Mathieu (Correspondant Petit-Goâve)
Large representation in London
Monday, Commemorate the 5th anniversary of the earthquake of January 12, 2010, the Charge d'Affaires Jean R. Pillard of the Embassy of the Republic of Haiti in London, layed a wreath at the Innocent Victims Memorial at Westminster Abbey, followed by evensong. Among the personalities, were: the Dean of Westminster Abbey, the Rev. Dr. John Hall, representative of Her Majesty the Queen, Mr Alistair Harrison – Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps, Rev. Lord Leslie Griffiths of Burry Port; Ambassadors: HE Ivan Romero- Honduras; Rolando Drago – Chile; HE Mrs Vicente – Cuba; HE Falconi Puig – Ecuador; HE Bouah-Kamon, Cote d’Ivoire; HE Krishnamra, Charge d’Affaires – Royal Thai Embassy; Minister Counsellor Mr. Gustavo- Dominican Republic; Ms Vanderpoole-Banahene, (Ag High Commissioner Antigua); His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum-United Arab Emirates; Mr. Jean Joseph Leandre, Counsellor at the embassy; Mr Gomez – Rep Mexico; Mr Yukeseltan- Rep Turkey; Mr Ismail- Rep Sudan; Mr Andy Holbrook – FCO; Mr Alastair Harris – FIRST Magazine.
International Jazz Festival
From Saturday 17 to Saturday, January 24, 2015, Haiti will host the 9th edition of the International Jazz Festival in Port au Prince (PAPJAZZ). 11 countries invited to will participate in this event (Belgium, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, United States, Trinidad and for the first time Great Britain). 30 concerts will be offered to the public as well as "after-hours jam sessions" every evening on new sites. https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-12748-haiti-politic-the-united-states-requests-a-definitive-agreement-without-delay-and-in-good-faith.html