Haiti earthquake survivors’ art to take centre stage in Oxford

OXFORD, England —  Works of arts crafted by survivors of the Haiti earthquake will be displayed in the city next month, the Oxford Times reported. 

Christian Aid will host its I Witness art exhibition at St Giles’ Church between noon and 2.30pm from April 16 to April 29.

It will feature work created by young artists who survived the 2010 disaster and attended art therapy classes organized by Christian Aid’s partner Aprosifa.

The charity will also host a photo exhibition at Christ Church Cathedral between April 22 and May 22, showing the life-changing work taking place in the Caribbean country.

Haiti And Dominican Republic join forces to attract foreign investors

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Mar. 24, (CMC) – Haiti and the Dominican Republic have joined forces, in a partnership, to attract more foreign investment into both countries.

The agreement was reached during a recent workshop, organized by the Caribbean Export Development Agency in Santo Domingo.

“It is a concrete step in the right direction, to achieve both countries’ mutual objectives of enhancing their capacity and improving their cooperation in the field of trade and investment promotion,” said Florence Van Houtte, representative of the Delegation of the EU in the Dominican Republic.
The EU representative also underscored the importance of supporting economic cooperation between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, focusing on harmonizing their economic relations and strengthening their socio-economic development at regional and international levels.

Haiti Senate approves new government

A longtime presidential adviser and administrative law professor has received the green light from the Haiti’s Senate to help lead the country to elections with a caretaker government, the Miami Herald reported.

Senators voted 20-0 late Thursday in favor of Enex Jean-Charles’ general policy statement and new government. Jean-Charles soon headed next door to the Lower Chamber of Deputies, where the ratification hearing was still going on after 1 a.m. .

“I am prime minister. Once you give me a vote of confidence, I will fully be prime minister,” Jean-Charles told deputies during his hearing that began after 10 p.m. Haiti time (Est).

On Sunday, deputies rejected the policy statement of interim President Jocelerme Privert’s first prime minister pick, economist Fritz Jean, effectively firing him and clearing the way for Jean-Charles’ designation by Privert.

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