Haiti - News : Some news here and there...
Following the sending of five mobile canteens by the Dominican Republic, the Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe declared "...This is just a test that we do because we will buy more trucks to help the population hungry, and that will be able to find a hot meal at a very low price [...] the idea is that to a policy sustainable over the long term, we need to have the product on the market and give to more people access to food, a hot meal or more per day [...]"
Vendors of copies of CD/DVD in the collimator of BHDA
The Office of the Haitian Copyright (BHDA) met Wednesday informal traders involved in the illegal sale and the piracy of cultural works. Emmanuel Dérivois, Director General of BHDA, warned that the deadline to put an end to piracy, counterfeiting and the illegal sale of cultural works, was up and announced urgent measures against all vendors of pirated CDs and DVDs. The BHDA wishes to control these illegal vendors and encourage them to become authorized agents for the sale of original products and legal.
Work in the tourist area south
The Minister of Tourism launches the work of the Development Plan of the tourist region South this Monday, September 3 in Aquin. These work falls within the framework of the agreement signed with the Fondo Nacional de Fomento del Turismo Mexico (FONATUR) on August 3 for the elaboration of the Strategic Program of Tourism Regions of Haiti (Chouchou Bay in the North and Aquin, Cotes-de-Fer in the South).
National Festival of troubadours postponed
Thursday, Mario Dupuy, Minister of Culture, announced the postponement of the National Festival of Toubadours and confirmed the DJs day for Sunday, September 23, 2012, on the Champ de Mars, to close to the summer before the start of the academic year.
Literary Award Joseph D. Charles 2012
The Literary Award Joseph D. Charles 2012, an initiative of the Library Georges Castera of Limbé, was attributed to the poet Claude C. Pierre for his collection of poems entitled "Le voyage inventé" and his contribution to the promotion of the Haitian literature. The Award ceremony will take place soon in the gardens of the Georges Castera library of Limbe.
The Cholera concern Ban Ki-moon
Friday, Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the UN has warned that Haiti was struggling to cope with the cholera epidemic "The resurgence of the cholera outbreak is particularly worrying since non-governmental organizations which responded at the beginning of the epidemic are phasing out due to lack of funding." Ban said there had been an increase in the number of cholera cases since the beginning of the rainy season and the World Health Organization (WHO) had projected there could be up to 112,000 cases during 2012.