Jean Michel Lapin, who has served as Haiti’s acting prime minister, has been tapped to do the job permanently by Haitian President Jovenel Moise. He must now form a government and get his vote political program ratified by parliament. Twitter

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Acting Haiti prime minister tapped for permanent post, country’s third in two years

Haiti President Jovenel Moïse has tapped a longtime government bureaucrat, who once served as a courier in the public administration before rising to the job of culture minister, to lead his third government in two years. Continue reading

Haiti: Library and Museum to be Built in Gonaives

Neil Latortue, mayor of Gonaives, broke ground on the construction of a communal library and a museum. The project will cost 8 million gourdes and is estimated to be completed in six months, radio Television Caraïbes reports. Continue reading

Jean Michel Lapin Officially Selected Haiti’s Prime Minister

After several consultations with both houses of Parliament, president Jovenel Moise announced, on his twitter account yesterday morning that he officially appointed Jean Michel Lapin as prime minister to succeed Jean Henry Céant, Alterpresse reports. Continue reading

Chief Inspector Arrested for Being in Contact with a Gang Leader Wanted by the Police

Gabriel Faveur Désir, chief inspector stationed at the Delmas police station, was arrested by the General Inspector of the Haitian National Police, Ralph Stanley Jean Brice, the last week.
According to Brice, it has been proven that this police officer had repeated contacts with Arnel Joseph, gang leader and the most wanted man in Haiti. Désir was arrested and transferred to the Central Directorate of the Judicial Police after the investigations that were carried out. Suspected of being a mole, he confessed to being in touch with Arnel Joseph, le Nouvelliste reports. Continue reading

S & H Global SA Suspends its Extension Project at Caracol Industrial Park in Haiti

Main operator of the Caracol Industrial Park, the South Korean company S & H Global S.A has decided to suspend its extension project at the Caracol Industrial Park in Haiti.

The reasons are multiple, among which, the very high cost of electricity, Park’s management problem, insecurity, infrastructural difficulties, political uncertainty, lack of skills in the labor force. If these problems are not resolved, the possibility for S & H Global SA to withdraw permanently is not excluded, le National reports. Continue reading

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