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Haitian Times News Roundup – Dec. 21

Haiti

Symposium on Awareness around the Importance of Fortified Products in Haiti

The Partnership of the Americas and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), organized a symposium to raise awareness about fortified products yesterday. Bakery owners spoke about the state of micronutrients in Haiti, among other panel discussions, Le National reports. Continue reading

Haiti : Officials Refuses to Cooperate with Superior Administrative Court in PetroCaribe Investigation

Superior Court of Accounts and Administrative Disputes condemns the refusal of officials to provide administrative, accounting and financial information as part of the process of the PetroCaribe case. The information needed relates to the financing and execution of certain projects, which have been the subject of various resolutions taken by the Councils of Ministers during the period 2008 to September 2016. The obstacles come from officials of the Ministries of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development, Economy and Finance as well as the National Institute of Vocational Training at the Ministry of Education and vocational training. The Superior Court of Accounts and Administrative Disputes urged prime minister, Jean Henry Céant, to intervene, urgently, with the heads of the administrations concerned for the follow-up, Alterpresse reports. Continue reading

Haiti : 58 Political Parties Have not Submitted Report

Of the 107 or so political organizations that took part in the 2014-2016 elections, only 58 were qualified to receive public funding according to the number of elected representatives obtained in the last elections.
These parties failed to submit their report before the end of the fiscal year 2017-2018 to the Superior Court of Accounts and the administrative litigation. Of the 58 political organizations eligible to receive public funding, 11 parties had not cashed their checks (these checks amounts of 15 million gourdes). Seven parties, RDNP, KONTRA PEP LA, Fanmi Lavalas, RPH, PONT, LIDE and Konfyans refused to take their checks, Radio Television Caraibes reports. Continue reading

Fellowship in Neurosurgery in Haiti at Bernard Mevs Hospital

State University of Haiti, the Ministry of Public Health and Population and the University of Miami have found a partnership to train neurosurgeons in Haiti. This program is the first to offer comprehensive training in neurosurgery in Haiti. Ultimately the program aims to train 10 highly qualified neurosurgeons in the country,Le Nouvelliste reports. Continue reading

Haitian Police to Increase Security for the Holidays

More than 500 police officers will be deployed across the capital region to maintain order during the end of the year festivities. Since July, Haiti has been in the midst of regular and at times violent protests., Le National reports Continue reading

Arts & Culture

Holidays At The Pearl: Haitian Fashion Designer And D.C. Embassy Hosts Holiday Shopping Experience

With the holiday season in full swing, Dayanne Danier, designer of Bien Abyé hosted “Holidays at the Pearl,” a pop-up shop that featured Haitian-made gifts and trinkets for sale just in time for the holiday shopping season. After the success of last year’s event, both Bien Abyé and the Embassy of Haiti chose to collaborate again to highlight Haitian entrepreneurs, while giving guests the opportunity to shop fine items during the gift-giving season. Continue reading

*In observance of the holiday, Haitian Times News Roundup will be suspended on Dec. 24 and Dec. 25, and will resume Dec. 26. 

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