Haiti moving toward no longer subsidizing diesel and kerosene

On Wednesday, Jan. 29, in an interview with Le Nouvelliste, Jean-Michel Lapin, Interim Prime Minister, stated that “The State can’t continue to subsidize diesel and kerosene.”   Lapin stressed the State can no longer afford to spend two billion gourdes each month to support petroleum products when it has to finance services such as health, security, education.  Of the 75,000 barrels of kerosene imported monthly, 60,000 is consumed by air transportation. Continue reading

Haitian Police and judicial authorities determined to retrieve weapons of war

An important meeting took place on Jan. 29, between police officials, members of the judiciary and members of the National Commission for Disarmament Demobilization and Reintegration.  According to Radio Metropole, the National Commission has a long list of individuals who purchased weapons of war from trafficker Aby Larco. As a result, Haitian authorities are preparing a judicial offensive against them in order to retrieve these weapons. Continue reading

Special Olympics Haiti supporting health of youth with special needs

On Jan. 26, through its “Healthy Athlete” program, Special Olympics Haiti (SOH), provided 150 special needs youth with medical services.  SOH’s mission is to provide the best possible support to these children “so that they can find their place in Haitian society through sport,” said Conald Colbert, sports director. Continue reading

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