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Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – Apr. 19

Haiti

Diseases Caused by Proximity to Gas Stations

Dr. Roger Jean Charles says that proximity to petroleum products, especially diesel, is one of the causes of high blood pressure. Smoke from vehicle engines can cause asthma, breast and blood cancer. Diesel smoke contributes to a deterioration of the population’s health.
Dr. Charles deplores the proliferation of gas stations in the residential neighborhoods of Port-au-Prince and regrets the passivity of authorities who haven’t done anything to prevent the spread of those diseases, radio Television Metropole reports. Continue reading

Three Training Days for City Hall Officials

The Association of Mayors of Western Haiti with the support of the Central Bank, organized three days of training for city hall officials under the theme: “Master of Public Procurement and municipal management audit “. About fifty city hall officials from various towns took part of this workshop to deal with the issue of procurement and internal audit, le National reports. Continue reading

Sit-in to Be Held in Protest on Management of Petrocaribe Funds

Alterpresse reports that a sit-in is announced next Friday before the Superior Court of Accounts and Administrative Litigation to ask the publication of the final report on the management of PetroCaribe funds. The rally also aims to continue to pressure state institutions to demand accountability. Continue reading

Haitian National Police Attempt to Restore Order

Proliferation of armed gangs, circulation of illegal firearms and insecurity are slowing down economic and social activities in Haiti. In an attempt to regain control of the situation, the National Police has deployed officers in areas controlled by armed groups.
Michel Ange Gedeon, general director of the national police, promised he will not hesitate to use heavy artillery to bring calm to the country, radio Television Caraïbes reports. Continue reading

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Apr. 19, 2019

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