Haiti’s interim leadership swears in new cabinet

Port-au-Prince (AFP) – Haiti’s interim leader, Jocelerme Privert, officially swore in his cabinet Monday, promising an urgent push forward to get the Caribbean nation’s electoral process back on track.

“You will not have the luxury of any grace period: It is already time to get to work” he told cabinet ministers at the National Palace.

Haiti has been fighting to emerge from a political crisis since a runoff presidential election in January was suspended amid allegations of fraud on the part of the government.

Privert’s main job going forward will be to steer the electoral process back on track and hold the postponed runoff vote.

Haiti Names new tourism minister

Haiti’s renewed tourism hopes are now in new hands.

The country has named a new Tourism Minister to succeed former Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin, who went a long way in reviving the country’s long-dormant tourism sector, Caribbean Journal reported.

The new minister is Guy Didier Hyppolite, who will now steward a sector that has re-emerged as a legitimate tourism destination in the Caribbean after years of neglect.

Didier pointed to Villedrouin’s work in his first address, saying that she had “managed the almost impossible challenge to put our beloved Haiti on the world tourist map.”

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