Haiti: New Committee Members Appointed in Senate

There was elections for the constitution of a new office at the senate this Thursday, January 17. For the position of President of the Senate, Carl Murat Cantave was voted with 16 votes against 12. Jean Marie Salomon was re-elected for a new term as Vice-President of the Senate. As First Secretary, Senator Dieupie Cherubin for another term. And senator Willot Joseph, is the second secretary, Le National reports. Continue reading

Haiti: Marathon to be Held for Radio Kiskeya TV

Jean-Robert Argant, leader of Collectif December 4, asked the public for donations to help Radio Kiskeya TV whose building was destroyed during a fire last month.
Argant hopes to collect money at the Delmas Municipal Palace on Saturday.
“This message demonstrates a frank collaboration that can serve as an example,” says Argant,
Le Nouvelliste reports. Continue reading

Haiti Bestows Official Recognition to Vodou Priest

Nerat Ildérice, voodoo priest, was sworn in earlier this week as religious minister of Vodou. As such Ilderice will be able to officiate marriages, baptisms and funerals, in the same way as Catholic priests and pastors do.
“This swearing is considered historic for being a first in the history of Vodou in the department,” said officials of the Office of Citizen Protection, Radio Television Caraibes reports. Continue reading

Haiti: Tankers Delivered Gas; Country Avoids Shortage

Director of the Monetary Office of Official Development Assistance, Paul Ignace Saint Fleur, said that 205,000 barrels of diesel have been delivered to the Thorland thermal and 150,000 barrels of gasoline at Tevasa. Funds for the purchase of these products have been advanced by the Haitian government. The debt of oil companies is greater than 78 million dollars, which extends over several months. Saint Fleur explained that the authorities are planning to carry out work to increase the country’s storage capacity. He believes that these problems of shortages would be avoided if the storage capacity was up to 3 to 6 months, Radio Metropole reports. Continue reading

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