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The Office of the Secretary of State for Integration of Persons with Disabilities and its Regional Office South, organizes this Sunday, May 6, a great day of sport for people with disabilities in the city of Les Cayes and its surroundings. A wheelchair race, a race of blind, and a game of goalball are among the activities planned for the day. Join us this Sunday at the National School Michael Lazarus at 4:00 pm.
The OAS welcomes the ratification of Prime Minister
The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, congratulated the Haitian Parliament for "having demonstrated its will to advance toward the future and its capacity for compromise" with the confirmation of the Prime Minister Designate, Laurent Lamothe, first in the Senate on April 10, then in the Chamber of Deputies on May 3, 2012. "This confirmation represents a step forward for the political process and the stability of Haiti," said the chief representative of the hemispheric organization. The Secretary General called for a swift conclusion to this process, so that the executive power can once again be fully functioning and continue working toward the reconstruction and development of the country.
The Dominican Republic leader in the Caribbean in terms of FDI
According to the findings of an analysis by the Economic Commission for Latin-America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) for 2011, released Thursday, the Dominican Republic confirms its leading position in the Caribbean region in terms of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). Of the 4 billion 443 million U.S. dollars invested by foreign sectors in the region last year, the Dominican Republic has managed to attract 53.3% over 2 billion 371 million.
$200,000 for strengthening epidemiological surveillance
The Humanitarian Response Fund for emergencies (ERRF) managed by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is about to give U.S. $ 200,000 to a project to strengthen the epidemiological surveillance system of Haiti's health system. This allocation completes an initial grant of almost 480.000 dollars of Central Fund Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and comes in response to the underfunding of humanitarian response in Haiti. Of the 33 million required under the Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP) in 2012, the Health Cluster has received only 2.5 million.