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The Literary Council, of the Foundation, Prince Pierre of Monaco, chaired by the Princess of Hanover Caroline of Monaco, met Wednesday [at the Grand Vefour in Paris], to select 5 writers for the literary prize of the Foundation, which will awarded on October 2. Among them Frankétienne, the Haitian writer [who celebrated his 76th birthday last April 12] and the writers Victor-Lévy Beaulieu ; René de Ceccaty ; Jean-Paul Kauffmann and Alain Mabanckou. Created 60 years ago, the Literary Prize Prince Pierre of Monaco, with an envelope of 15.000 euros, honors a writer of French expression for lifetime achievement.
Edwin Zenny requires explanation of the State
The Senator Edwin Zenny requires explanation of the Haitian state, concerning the financing of MAM (Movement to support the Majority) a pro-Martelly organization in Jacmel, led by former mayor OPL of the city. Edwin Zenny protests and find it unacceptable that the state funds this organization, which according to him, is composed of outlaws, claiming to be former soldiers of the Armed Forces of Haiti (FAd'H) that would be responsible for many evils both in Haiti and in the neighboring republic.
37 Haitian boat-peoples repatriated to Cap-Haitien
Thursday, the crew of the Cutter Dependable of the U.S. Coast Guard repatriated 37 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitien. This group of boat-peoples, had been intercepted at sea Monday "The Coast Guard strongly advises against taking to sea in an attempt to illegally enter the United States," said Capt. Brendan McPherson, 7th Coast Guard District chief of enforcement. "Taking to sea in an unseaworthy vessel with little or no safety gear needlessly places human lives at risk [...]"
Digicel award a score of "Pap PADAP"
Friday the phone company Digicel has awarded a score of "Pap PADAP" (resellers of phone minutes) by giving them each a motorcycle for their outstanding contributions to the development of the company. Digicel has about 65.000 "Pap PADAP" that every day in Haiti, sell the products of Digicel.
Martelly speaks of Lamothe
Thursday, at the National Palace, the President Martelly shared some thoughts on the Prime Minister "...I believe that the Prime Minister Lamothe will be able to play this role, I saw him run in his life, as head of business which operated different cells in different countries, so he has that capability. This is a man strong enough of temperament but also very open. In addition, it is a gentleman who will be take over the control of his troops [...] someone who comes manage needs to identify obstacles and find solutions. We are not afraid of any obstacle, we do not want that there is obstacles, but there will always be obstacles ... the idea is to bring the right solutions and move where you want to go [...]"
ONA honors Barbancourt
Friday, during the inauguration of the new headquarters of the National Office Old Age Insurance (ONA), Thierry Gardère, the CEO of the company Barbancourt received of the ONA a plaque in tribute to the 46 years of affiliations of Barbancourt to the ONA. Thierry Gardère said he was proud to receive this honor and encouraged the institution to continue its activities on the path of success.
Gouverneurs de la rosée - Mèt Lawouze
On the occasion of the month of Haitian cultural heritage, "Sosyete Koukouy" in colaboration with the cultural section of the Consulate of Haiti in Miami, presents this Saturday, May 12 from 5 am to 8 hr PM at the Centre Culturel Mapou 5919 NE 2nd Avenue, a mini-presentation on the book of acques Romanian "Gouverneurs de la rosée" Gouverneurs de la rosée "Mèt Lawouze", an inspiration from the novel of Jacques Roumain and written by playwright and theater director Jan Mapou. For more information call 305-757-9922