Haiti - News : Some news here and there...
Thursday, Stéphanie Balmir Villedrouin, the Minister of Tourism, had a meeting with members of the Tourism Association of Haiti (ATH) to prepare the tourism fair "Bolsa Turistica del Caribe" to be held in the Dominican Republic from 28 to 30 June The same day she visited, along with local authorities, the Place St Pierre which is in full redevelopment and also conducted a monitoring visit to the Observatory of Boutilliers and discussed with the artists who exhibit their products.
The U.S. government ready to support the Haitian elections
According to U.S. Ambassador Kenneth Merten of passage in Cap-Haitien, the U.S. Government is ready to help the Haitian authorities to hold the next parliamentary and municipal elections.
Port-au-Prince has no money to pay wages
Gabrielle Hyacinthe, the interim mayor of Port-au-Prince reported that the City Council was unable to pay its employees "salary arrears for the last six months totaled around 42 million gourdes while debts of administration totaled almost 33 million gourdes..."
Dr. Rudy Moise candidate for U.S. Congress
Daniel Supplice, the Minister of Haitians Living Abroad on Friday met with Dr. Rudy Moise, of Haitian origin and U.S. congressional candidate for District 24. Dr. Moise is vying for the position in the House of Representatives of the United States against Frederica Wilson.
The CSPN will be convened in the Lower House
The Deputy Emmanuel Fritz Gerald Bourjoly, President of the Commission Justice and Security in the lower House suggested that the Superior Council of the National Police will be convened at the lower house on June 12 concerning inter alia "the inaction of police and court against the increase in acts of killings in the capital and insecurity in communal sections..."
90% of children vaccinated
The MSPP has this week published the preliminary results of the intensive vaccination campaign for the integral health of children, ongoing for one months. Over 90% of children [of the 2.2 million Haitian children from 0 to 9 years] are already vaccinated! [measles, rubella and polio with a supplement of vitamin A and deworming].
Dr. Mario Nelson one of the best doctors in New York
Daniel Supplice, the Minister of Haitians Living Abroad, welcomed Dr. Mario Nelson for his nomination by the "American Registry," as one of the best doctors in New York. Born in Haiti, Dr. Nelson, a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation is recognized for his humanitarian deeds. "Dr. Nelson, Haiti is proud of you! "
Awareness visit of the Secretary of State Gérald Oriol
The Secretary of State Gérald Oriol Jr. visited this Thursday, May 24 the School St. Vincent, accompanied by Caribbean celebrities Tanya St Val and Leila Chicot, in order to sensitize the national and international community on disability issues in Haiti