Haiti - News : Some news here and there...
The flights DL 692 (Delta Air Lines) and F 2763 (Air France) to New York JFK of 2:00 pm are noyt yet departed at the time we wrote this brief.
Two presumed kidnappers arrested in Petit-Goâve
In the night from Saturday to Sunday, the agents of the Central Directorate of the Judicial Police (DCPJ) apprehended during a strong operation at "Caribbean Night Club", a very popular nightclub in Petit-Goâve, two suspected kidnappers "Pèpè" and "Bily" suspected of being authors of a recent kidnaping and belong to a powerful gang operating in Ti tanyen and Fond-Parisien. HL/ HaitiLibre / Guyto Mathieu (Correspondant Petit-Goâve)
Teachers' unions call for demonstrations
Several teachers' unions whose UNNOH, REFERANS, CONELH, ASIEMP and REPROH announced a demonstration on January 27 to demand the satisfaction of their claims (setting the basic salary of teachers to 50,000 gourdes, payment of salary arrears, regularization of the salaries of some teachers and school staff and that 34% of the national budget be allocated to education...), the UNNOH also announced that teachers would sensitize students so that they join the teachers. https://www.haitilibre.com/article-13035-haiti-education-lettre-ouverte-du-ministre-manigat-aux-responsables-des-syndicats-d-enseignants.html (in french)
DINEPA expanding its network in South
The National Directorate of Water Supply and Sanitation (DINEPA) announced that more than 4,000 subscribers will soon enjoy of the work of extension and rehabilitation in progress on the drinking water system of the city of Les Cayes. A dozen kiosks are being built in many areas including : Cité le Jor, Kfou Boyer, Cité Lislet, l’Angle Toussaint Louverture and Alexandre Pétion. According to forecasts the works will be completed in June 2015 and will cost 3.1 million financed with funds of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) managed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
The Security Council supports the strengthening of the balance of power
After a three-day mission, Samantha Powell, the US Ambassador to the UN, stated that the Security Council supported "the strengthening of the balance of powers when Parliament is not working according to its traditional role." She urged the Haitian government to govern in an inclusive way to "maintain legitimacy of the state," until elections are held.
Did you know ?...Did you know in 2014, 47% of needs antiretroviral treatment in Haiti were supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with funding from the Global Fund.