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Haitian Times News Roundup – Jan. 21

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Agreement Is Reached between Haitian Gov and Global Partners for Education

Haitian government and Global Partnership for Education have reached agreement on the changes to the Ten-Year Education and Training Plan document. According to the agreement, over the next 6 months, in the analysis sector, a fundamental step in the development of the Ten-Year Education and Training Plan document, should be completed and finalized. This key step in the revision of the Plan will allow the disbursement of EU budget support, including the variable funds to be allocated to education, Radio Metropole reports. Continue reading

Haiti: Students on Mini Protest

President Jovenel Moise accompanied by his wife and members of the government, participated in the launch of school athletic program last week at Parc Ste Therese in Petion-ville. Students present took the opportunity to denounce the President’s broken promises and the black-out that the Capital has been experiencing for more than two weeks by shouting “we have no electricity”, radio Television Caraibes reports. Continue reading

UN on a Strategic Mission in Haiti

A high-level delegation from the United Nations came to Haiti last Thursday to conduct a strategic mission to assess the various options available in the context of the transition to a United Nations presence in Haiti without a peacekeeping operation.

This mission will provide the General Secretary with an assessment of the situation on the ground as well as recommendations on the way forward, from which the Security Council will determine, by April 15, the most appropriate configuration of the United Nations presence after the closure of United Nations Mission for the Support of Justice in Haiti, le Nouvelliste reports. Continue reading

Haiti: Collective of the Citizens of La Saline Asks for Investigation

Collective of the citizens of la Saline has asked the judicial authorities to open an investigation to determine the degree of responsibility of the Minister of Youth, Sports and Civic Action, Edwing Charles, in the massacre of la Saline realized on November 13, 2018.

The Collective recalled that Edwing Charles had visited the district of La Saline on October 11, 2018. Charles took advantage of its visit to realize many promises with the young people of the Saline. The democratic and popular sector had, on October 15, 2018, a conference at La Saline and the events of October 17 took place at the Pont-Rouge during the visit of the president. So, when ti janjan and kiki team was celebrating during that weekend with the help of the money sent by the minister, Junior Chabon and his associates came and shot members of the population, among others. And According to the Collective, this situation would lead to “the massacre of la Saline” on November 13, 2018, Radio Television Caraibes reports. Continue reading

Lack of Funding Hampers State University of Haiti Priorities

In the 2018-2019 budget bill, the amount allocated to the State University of Haiti is about $30 million. According to Fritz Deshommes, the rector, this sum represents only 45.41% of the total amount requested by the university for its operating budget. Deshommes said the university had requested between $60 and $15 million dollars. This means that at least 75% of the institution’s new priority projects and needs for 2018-2019 fiscal year can not be achieved due to lack of funding, the rector said, Le National reports. Continue reading

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Jan. 21, 2019

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