Meeting at the National Palace on the state of the agricultural sector

On Tuesday, Dec. 3, President Jovenel Moïse met with the directors of Communals Agricultural Offices at the National Palace to discuss the state of the agricultural sector in the country.

During the discussions, the directors also addressed their complaints and suggestions on: the problems of the Communal Agricultural Offices, the projects to be carried out and the actions to be undertaken to try to provide solutions to enable the communal agricultural structures to operate and provide services. Continue reading

Congressional Hearing to Evaluate Trump Administration Policy in Haiti

On Tuesday, Dec. 10, the US Congress’ Foreign Affairs Committee is holding a hearing to assess US policy in Haiti, a country in crisis, in Washington, D.C. Witnesses expected include Pierre Espérance, Executive Director of RNDDH, Daniel Erikson, Director of Blue Star Strategies and Emmanuela Douyon, Senior Officer in charge of monitoring and evaluation at the National Democratic Institute (NDI). Continue reading

Claudy Gassant appointed head of the ULCC

The Anti-Corruption Unit has a new heneral director, Claudy Gassant, former commissioner of the government at the Court of First Instance of Port-au-Prince.

A presidential decree was published in the Official Journal of the Republic Le Moniteur on Nov. 29, announcing this appointment. He replaces Major David Bazile, who spent two years at the helm of the Anti-Corruption Unit. Continue reading

Capacity building for cultural sector managers

On Monday, Dec 2 at Montana Hotel, Jean Michel Lapin, minister of culture, together with the International Organization of the Francophonie officially launched a “skills-building workshop to support cultural development and strategic steering of creative industries in the public and private sector”. Twenty-five public and private cultural sector executives are participating in the workshop which takes place from Dec. 2 to 6. Continue reading

Health & Science

MSF opens trauma hospital in Port-au-Prince amid deepening health crisis

A deepening political and economic crisis is putting a severe strain on all aspects of medical care in Haiti, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today as we announced the opening of a hospital in Port-au-Prince for patients with traumatic injuries.

The hospital, which opened on 27 November in the Tabarre area of Port-au-Prince, specialises in treating patients with life-threatening injuries, including open fractures and gunshot wounds. In its first five days of operations, the hospital admitted 21 patients, about half of whom had injuries from violence. Continue reading

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