Haiti - News : Some news here and there...
Following the passage of Sandy, the Ministry of National Education, continues to assess the condition of schools and an initial assessment of damage was made : West : in Leogane, all public and private schools of the city were flooded. Grande-Anse: 10 schools have undergone extensive damage including five clearly identified : National School of Source Chaude : roof flew ; National School of Expert (2nd communal section of Prestel) : roof flew, and part of the wall collapsed ; National School of Caïmites : flooded and roof flew ; National School of Roseaux (Pourcine): roof damaged section of wall collapsed ; National School of Abricot : roof relieved of several sheets whose number is not defined. South : 14 schools are affected. The extent of damage is to be confirmed.
Harmonization of government communications
The Minister Daniel Supplice met with Serge Philippe Pierre, Special Advisor, Communications of the Prime Minister, Laurent Salvador, about the establishment of a system to harmonize government communications, to reach the public more efficiently .
Closure of the Consulate of Orlando and Atlanta
Consulates of the Republic of Haiti to Orlando and Atlanta inform the Haitian community in their jurisdiction, that the Consulate will be closed on Thursday November 1st 2012 for the celebration of "All Saints Day" and Friday November 2nd for the commemoration of the "Souls Day". The Consulate of Orlando will reopen on Saturday November 3rd 2012. The Consulate of Altanta will reopen on Monday November 5, 2012.
Condolence from Vietnam
Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and the Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung sent their deepest condolences following the passing of Sandy, to the President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister, Laurent Salvador Lamothe.
Rodolphe Alexandre, President of the Region Guyana, is visiting in Haiti of Monday, October 29, 2012 to Friday 2 November 2012. During his visit, he will meet with President Martelly to lay the foundations of a cooperation economic and infra-structural transnational, to contribute to accelerating the process of reconstructing of country, particularly in the energy and housing sector.