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Lambert elected president of Haiti senate

Joseph Lambert was elected as Haiti’s president of the senate on Jan. 12, 2020, photo via tripfoumi.com.

Joseph Lambert was elected as president of the senate on Tuesday, replacing Dieupie Chérubin in the post.

Lambert posted on Twitter, saying, “The house of the elect must be a place of decision and action. National dialogue is essential.”

Lambert had been president of the senate in 2006 and 2018. 
Kedler Augustin was selected as the senate’s new vice-president and Gracia Delva as the new secretary. Source

Young doctor’s kidnapping triggers protests by university students 

Medical students are demanding Dr. Laure Marie Daniel’s kidnappers to release her and her friend. It reads: “Give us Doctor Daniel. She chose to serve her country to give less fortunate people like her healthcare. Kidnapping can’t turn into a whip to beat her. Let the children of the earth live, give the country a break.”

A young doctor and her friend were kidnapped in Port-au-Prince on Sunday, prompting medical students to react in protest against the crime wave.

The medical students demanded that Dr. Laure Marie Daniel and her friend Grégory Manian to be released without ransom. 

“We therefore call for the mobilization and solidarity of all to demand the unconditional release… as soon as possible,” the protesting medical students wrote in a public note.

Dr. Hans Thelemaque was kidnapped for two days in late November. Scores of medical students also took to the streets then to successfully demand his release. Source

Artibonite doctors demand action on sanitary conditions

A street in the Artibonite Department turned into a waste disposal. Photo credit: Rezo Nodwes

Sixteen doctors from a medical group sent a request to government officials, asking them to address “atrocious” sanitary conditions of the Artibonite Department.

The group, Doctors of Artibonite, also said the general director of sanitary conditions for the department, Dr. Marcel Chatelier, prioritizes politics over hygienic needs.

The Doctors of Artibonite wrote to Jean Osner Amisial, who represents the chief executive. Source  

Onz Chery

Onz Chery

A City College of New York graduate, Onz Chery covers politics, health, crime and other topics for The Haitian Times. He previously wrote for Elite Sports New York and the Cosmopolitan Soccer League. Chery can be contacted by email at [email protected] or on twitter @onz_11.
Onz Chery
Jan. 13, 2021

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