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Haitian Times News Roundup – Jan. 31

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Haiti: National Directorate of Drinking Water and Sanitation Asks Municipal Authorities for Help

General Director of the National Directorate of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Guyto Edouard, says that constructions have forced the company to abandon water catchment sites due to water sources drying up and pollution caused by anarchic construction on protected sites, Radio Metropole reports. Continue reading

2019 Carnival Committee Members Announced

Nine members of the National Carnival Committee were made public on Tuesday: Jean Yves Jason has been appointed President; Albert Chancy, Vice President; Altagrace Hyppolite Élie, Secretary; Erol Josué, Artistic Director; Emmelie Prohète, Head of Communications; Jean Laury Luc, Treasurer; Yves Penel, Artistic Advisor; Fred Lizaire, Communication; Philippe Dodard, second Artistic Advisor, radio Television Caraibes reports. Continue reading

Haiti: Opposition Wants to Revive Mobilization

Last weekend, members of the opposition, the democratic and popular sector, met with the leaders of the anti-government mobilization in Cap-Haitien, including more than 250 delegates of the Artibonite.
The opposition has one ultimate goal: to revive the mobilization until the resignation of President Jovenel Moise, le National reports. Continue reading

Conference in Port-de-Paix to Educate on Earthquake Hazard

Local Development Support Group organized a major conference-debate in Port-de-Paix on the theme: “Seismic Hazards in the North West, How to Avoid the Worst”. This conference brought together students, teachers, professionals, religious leaders, state authorities.

“This conference, among others, is part of this campaign to educate the people of the North West not only about the existence of the North Fault, but also about the fact that this seismic fault is in activity since the 1842’s. Constant awareness campaigns are required because no one can predictt when the danger appears, but we can probably try to reduce damages, if we prepare accordingly.” said agronomist Owell Théock, one of the Group’s Board of Directors, le National reports. Continue reading

Corruption Perceptions Index of 2018 Ranks Haiti 161st Place out if 180 Countries.

2018 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), released on Tuesday, by Transparency International, shows that Haiti has regressed into the global ranking of corruption to 161st place out of 180 countries, le Nouvelliste reports. Continue reading

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Jan. 31, 2019

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