Haiti: Rotary Club Donates Medical Device to Les Cayes Hospital

The International Rotary Club handed over a scanner to the officials of the Immaculate Conception Hospital of Les Cayes. The $182,000 device C-Arm medical imaging scanner will allow the hospital to provide better health care services to patients, le National reports. Continue reading

Improving Water Access For Haiti’s Poor

Wadson Desir never intended to design a water filtration system, until he started visiting poor communities throughout Haiti and spending countless hours talking to residents about their health concerns. In Gonaives and other areas, Desir recalled, children were developing skin rashes, while women complained about frequent vaginal infections. Continue reading

Haiti: Strike for a Raise of the Educational Budget Fizzled

Union officials called for a two-day strike to force an increase in the country’s budget but there was no impact as no one observed the work stoppage. The unions, including the National Union of Haitian Teachers, had announced thel strike on January 28 and 29. They demanded a 35% increase in the budget instead of the 12%, approved by the lower chamber of deputies, le National reports. Continue reading

Haitian Police Launch Internal Probe of Corrupt Officers

Police spokesman Gary Desrosiers, said that the department has launched an investigation to uproot the force of corrupt officers.

The inquiry comes after some officers have been implicated in suspicious shootings and killings, Alterpresse reports. Continue reading

Carl Murat Cantave, Addresses PetroCaribe Case.

Senator Carl Murat Cantave said that the public deserves an answer in the PetroCaribe issue while awaiting the official audit. Senator Cantave also promised that he will use his position to ensure accountability, radio Metropole reports. Continue reading

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