IMF won’t Give Haiti $229 million Loan until New Govt Is Formed

Radio Metropole reports that International Monetary Fund officials are worried about the political crisis in Haiti and announce a freeze on monetary aid for the country. IMF is waiting on the formation of a new government and on the ratification of the budget for the current fiscal year in order to advance with the $ 229 million interest-free loan.
“We hope that the political uncertainties can be quickly dissipated so that we can resume work to help Haiti and the Haitian people face enormous socio-economic challenges,” said IMF communications director Gerry Rice. Continue reading

Bar Association of Port-au-Prince Condemns Violence Against Gedeon Jean

Alterpresse reports that the Bar Association of Port-au-Prince is demanding justice for human rights defender Gédéon Jean, a victim of physical and verbal aggression by armed supporters of former President Joseph Michel Martelly. They ask judicial authorities to act impartially and diligently in this case to give justice to Gédéon Jean. Continue reading

Haiti’s Executive Director of the Provisional Electoral Council Resigns

Executive Director of the Provisional Electoral Council, Uder Antoine, sent a letter of resignation to the President of the institution, Léopold Berlanger Fils.
Antoine’s resignation is effective until the end of March to ensure the transfer of his responsibilities to his successor. He did not give a reason for his resignation, radio Television Caraibes reports. Continue reading

Haiti: New Prime Minister Sets Priorities

During his first council of government on Friday, Jean Michel Lapin set his priorities as the new Prime Minister, which are to fight insecurity, continue the social programs already committed by the Céant government, ensure that the eleven measures taken by the Moise-Ceant administration are respected, le Nouvelliste reports.

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