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Police officers on the back of a pickup truck as it moves through the streets of Port-au-Prince in 2020. File photo by George H. Rouzier for The Haitian Times

Police will increase street patrols during holidays 

Police officers driving through the streets of Port-au-Prince. Photo credit: Georges H. Rouzier

Haitian National Police (PNH) officers will be stationed in the streets of Port-au-Prince to protect residents during the holidays, Garry Desrosiers, the PNH’s spokesperson said Tuesday.

“The main roads will be protected by officers,” Desrosiers said. “There will be checkpoints everywhere, fixed points will be reinforced by police officers.”

Desrosiers added that he wants the residents to remain calm because of the frequent police patrols. Source

Constitutional referendum and electoral calendar to be published soon

Guy Roméus, the treasurer of the Provisional Electoral Council, speaking at a meeting in Cap Haitien in December 2020, via zoomhaitinews.com.

The decree for the constitutional referendum and the electoral calendar will be published soon, Guy Roméus, the treasurer of the Provisional Electoral Council, said during his visit to the Northern Department. 

“We discussed with a country that’s ready for the elections,” Roméus said. 

The referendum is currently scheduled for March 2021. President Jovenel Moïse said in October that officials are writing a new constitution and the voters will have the chance to approve or reject it as a referendum before next year’s elections. Source

Email me at onz@haitiantimes.com
Onz Chery is a Haiti correspondent for The Haitian Times. Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and Elite Sports New York before joining The Haitian Times in 2019.

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