Haiti - News : Some news here and there...
Nearly 700 Haitian professionals studying in France for some time, must soon return to Haiti to put their knowledge at the service of the academia, private business or public administration has informed the Ambassador of France accredited to Haiti, Didier Le Bret. He emphasized that 70% of them attend courses in Masters and that their rate of success is 75%.
Two mayors of Quebec receive the award Toussaint-Louverture
The mayors of the towns of Amos and Mont-Laurier (in Quebec), Michel Adrien and Ulrick Cherub both of Haitian descent will be honored by the Young Haitian Chamber of Commerce this Saturday, March 17. They will receive the award Toussaint-Louverture for their vision, leadership and achievements within Quebec society. A tribute to their outstanding contribution to the development and promotion of Haitians.
10 tons of goods are sailing towards the Ile à Vache
The old sailing ship [ship] "Bro Warok" of Alain Malardé left from Port Louis on March 11, after stopping to the île de Groix (France) before undertaking a voyage of two months at sea to perform its humanitarian mission to the Ile à Vache in Haiti. On board approximately 10 tons of donated goods by the partners and associations. The material is expected with impatience by the children of the orphanage of the Ile à Vache where it will be distributed.
Reactions of "Repons Paysan" to the political crisis
Denis Joseph Pierre Spokesman for the Platfor "Repons Paysan" declared "there are many things to be fixed first, it would be necessary that there be a harmonization with the various institutions, secondly the relationship between the executive with parliamentarians should be much more flexible, [...] so that parliament, the press and civil society come together to move forward the country [...] we find that the worst [...] is that after over 200 years of independence, we have a Parliament that has this dimension, we believe that it is difficult [... ] we need to make corrections, and we are ready to participate in elections to the Senate level, deputies, magistrates, CASEC, ASEC..."
Please, a little civility in Port-au-Prince !
Donald Paraison, the General Director of Metropolitan Solid Waste Collection (SMCRS) said that his service had undertaken a vast operation of collection of rubbish but without the cooperation of the population, no satisfactory results will be obtained. Recalling that the inhabitants of Port-au-Prince have the habit of throwing their rubbish in the streets, every time it rains, obstructing the drainage canals and covering the streets of rubbish.
Seizure of 125 bags of smuggled sugar
The supervisory authorities of the Dominican border (CESFRONT) seized a shipment of sugar that attempted to be smuggled into Haiti. The goods were purchased in the city of Santiago (Dominican Republic). This is the second largest seizure of smuggled sugar, the first was of 300 bags.