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Haiti – Politic : Delivery of Public Works Equipment in the North West

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06/12/2019 08:45:41

Haiti - Politic : Delivery of Public Works Equipment in the North West

Thursday, as part of the efforts deployed by President Moïse, to strengthen the departmental directorates of Public Works throughout the national territory and allow local authorities to be more efficient, the Departmental Delegate of North West received a lot equipment.

These include a BOB4 (a small tractor to enter the canal and under bridges), a loader, 7,000 gallons of fuel and various tools. Brand new equipment, which will allow to continue the work of the canal and rivers of the city of Port-de-Paix and the North-West department until the end of 2019.

The Departmental Delegation urges the population to support it, for this work to bear fruit and asks them to remain vigilant “because some are against change”…

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Haiti – Port-au-Prince : ReBalance of the 1st Sunday of pre-carnival activities

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21/01/2020 09:12:20

Haiti - Port-au-Prince : ReBalance of the 1st Sunday of pre-carnival activities

The Municipal Administration of Port-au-Prince greets all the DJs and carnivalists who took part in this first Sunday of pre-carnival festivities and congratulates the agents of the Civil Protection service and the firefighters of the Town Hall as well as the Haitian National Police (PNH) who did what was necessary to ensure calm and security on the parade route.

For this first Sunday, the Civil Protection unit of Port-au-Prince, through its advanced medical posts treated 6 asthma attacks, 1 fracture of the lower limb, 2 open wounds (arms and head), 1 case of major head injury and reported one gunshot death following an assault by an armed individual for unknown reasons who was arrested by the PNH.

The Town Hall of Port-au-Prince reiterates its commitment to DJs and revelers to ensure the smooth running of the next 4 Sunday pre-carnival activities.

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https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-29797-haiti-carnival-2020-beginning-of-pre-carnival-activities.html

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Haiti – Health : Internal doctors take the streets

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21/01/2020 09:07:41

Haiti - Health : Internal doctors take the streets

Monday, following the decision of the Ministry of Public Health to abolish the monthly allowance of 9,000 Gourdes for student doctors trained in private universities and continuing their internship in hospitals https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-29787-haiti-politic-the-state-deprives-the-interns-of-private-universities-of-monthly-allowances.html as announced, the internal doctors concerned took the streets, waving placards expressing their claims, these future medical professionals wanted to protest against this measure and try to reverse the Ministry’s decision, recalling that if they are today on the street instead of being with patients it was the fault of the State which created problems instead of solving them.

Recall that the conference of deans of recognized medical faculties of Haiti said it was surprised by this discriminatory measure which it unanimously denounced recalling in a note sent to Dr Fritz Deshommes, President of the Conference of Rectors, Presidents and Directors of higher education institutions in Haiti (CORPUHA) to the Minister of Public Health Dr Marie Gréta Roy Clément, and to Pierre Josué Agénor Cadet, Minister of National Education “The decision to award fees to the interns of private universities was taken with the rectorates of the universities concerned, this decision cannot therefore be questioned without consultation with the said universities.”

The conference stresses that this unilateral decision is prejudicial to the families of interns from private universities emphasizing “By taking this discriminatory measure, the Ministry creates a deep uneasiness within the permanent conference of deans and officially recognized medical faculties of Haiti whose the mission, essentially, is to strengthen the spirit of cooperation and pooling of resources that exists between the different actors involved in the training of health professionals in Haiti.”

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https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-29787-haiti-politic-the-state-deprives-the-interns-of-private-universities-of-monthly-allowances.html

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Guatemala’s children bear brunt of prolonged drought and rising heat

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BOGOTA, Jan 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Rising numbers of children in Guatemala are going hungry as drought linked to climate change reduces food harvests, fueling child malnutrition rates in the Central American nation, the United Nations and charities said.

Guatemala, which has one of the world’s high rates of child malnutrition, recorded more than 15,300 cases of acute malnutrition in children under 5 last year, up nearly 24% from 2018, according to government figures.

The number of children acutely malnourished was the highest since 2015, when a severe drought hit Central America.

Guatemala’s farmers are reeling from a series of prolonged droughts in recent years and from a lengthy heat wave last year as climate change brings drier conditions and erratic rainfall, U.N. officials said.

Children living in poor highland farming communities and along the “Dry Corridor” – running through Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua – are bearing the brunt, they said.

“There is an increase in cases of acute malnutrition that are related to climate change and the long periods of drought from June to October (last year),” said Maria Claudia Santizo, a nutrition specialist at the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF.

Drought is also adding to the area of Guatemala suffering problems, she said.

“With climate change, the dry corridor has expanded,” Santizo told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Poor harvests of staple crops such as beans and maize mean rural families are forced to eat fewer meals a day, and have less food to sell, according to the World Food Programme (WFP).

Families also are unable to store food to see them through the lean period before the next harvest, the U.N. agency said.

“We are seeing a high rate of child malnutrition that’s rising for two reasons – high temperatures which affect the crops and resulting crop losses, and rains that are more erratic and unpredictable,” said Amy English, a technical advisor at international aid agency Mercy Corps, which works in Guatemala.

She said worsening hunger in the region was a contributor to the caravans of migrants moving north toward Mexico and the United States.

To combat crop losses, rural development programs must include efforts to help farmers adapt to climate change, including planting more drought-resistant crops and better conserving water, she said.

Jose Aquino, a rural development manager in Guatemala for Mercy Corps, said more rivers in the region are running dry at least part of the year.

“2019 was one of the driest years in Guatemala. Rivers that didn’t used to dry up are now doing so,” Aquino said.

“All this basically affects the availability of food,” he said.

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Marc-Andre Prost, a WFP regional nutrition advisor, said three in every five people in Guatemala already live in poverty and rural communities are struggling to cope with the additional burden of extreme weather.

According to WFP, about one million people in Guatemala – 15% of the population – “cannot meet their food needs on a daily basis”, and hundreds and thousands rely on food aid.

“Climate change is not responsible for this situation but climate change and what we’ve seen in the last two years, these climate events, are definitely exacerbating a situation where people don’t have the capacity to cope,” Prost said.

Guatemala’s small-scale farmers are heavily dependent on rainfall and most lack alternative sources of water for their crops.

“As soon as there is a problem with the rainfall, we see the immediate consequences on households” as they try to earn an income and feed themselves, Prost said.

Climate change means it is likely extreme weather – from hurricanes to torrential rains and prolonged droughts – will become more frequent in the future, he said.

Like previous leaders, the new president of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, has pledged to make combating stubbornly high rates of child malnutrition a national priority.

(Reporting by Anastasia Moloney @anastasiabogota, Editing by Laurie Goering. Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, women’s and LGBT+ rights, human trafficking, property rights, and climate change. Visit http://news.trust.org)

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RBDF Apprehends 31 Haitian Migrants on Ragged Island…

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Coral Harbour Base, 20 JAN. ‘20 (RBDF): A total of 31 Haitian migrants have been apprehended in the Ragged Island chain by members of the Royal Bahamas Defence early this morning.

Acting on information received, HMBS L. L. Smith under the command of Senior Lieutenant Shawn Adderley commenced investigations confirming suspected migrant sightings on an uninhabited cay, north of Ragged Island. A search of the cay uncovered just over 30 migrants, who all appeared to be in fair health. A further search of the cay and surrounding area is currently being conducted by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, assisted by members of the Ragged Island fishing community.

This latest apprehension of migrants is the first of the year, executed by members of the RBDF. On January 7, an Immigration-led operation supported by members of the Royal Bahamas Defence and Police Forces and the United States Coast Guard apprehended 7 foreign nationals suspected of being engaged in human smuggling in Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama.

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force remains committed to patrolling our borders and protecting the territorial integrity of The Bahamas.

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Haiti – FLASH : All the details on the content of programs with minimum skills (fundamental)

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21/01/2020 08:31:47

Haiti - FLASH : All the details on the content of programs with minimum skills (fundamental)

Let’s remember that following the loss of 41 class days out of the 189 scheduled in the initial school calendar https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-28379-haiti-flash-school-calendar-2019-2020-all-dates.html due to the socio-political crisis and insecurity, the Ministry of National Education had rearranged the 2019-2020 school calendar and developed a program with minimum skills in order to validate the school year.

In accordance with the instructions of the Minister of National Education Pierre Josué Agénor Cadet and the Director General, Meniol Jeune, and with reference to the Priority Action Plan for the continuation of school activities following the crisis, the technical teaching directorates have prepared Programs with minimum skills for the basic and secondary levels in order to ensure good management of the 147 class days provided for in the redesigned school calendar https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-29483-haiti-flash-school-calendar-revised-official.html for the academic year 2019-2020.

Thus, the Directorate of Fundamental Education has published the digital version of these programs for the 3 cycles covering the 9 years of the fundamental (in 9 files, one file for each year) in order to allow better accessibility to all educational agents. This work takes into account the essential concepts to be covered by teachers in order to allow students to master the key skills enabling them to move to the next class.

See the details of the programs : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1yjzUwdRy5kyNGXh1xHydb0H0FKdSPPSb

Note that school departments not affected by the socio-political crisis are not affected and can follow their programs normally.

The Ministry informs that the work of the Directorate of Secondary Education will be published shortly.

See also :
https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-29483-haiti-flash-school-calendar-revised-official.html
https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-29443-haiti-education-private-schools-take-steps-to-recover-the-41-days-of-classes-lost.html
https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-29296-haiti-education-important-meeting-around-the-continuation-of-school-activities.html
https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-28379-haiti-flash-school-calendar-2019-2020-all-dates.html

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Haitian Times News Roundup – Jan. 21 – The Haitian Times

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Haitian-American actor Ronel Similien lands role in Bad Boys 3

Ronel Similien, who was born in Port-de-Paix, landed his first major film role in Bad Boys for Life, where he appeared alongside Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, two of his childhood idols. Similien left Haiti as a child and now resides in the United States. “These are actors that were my model since I was young. Having the opportunity to work with them means a lot to me, and it was fun to learn from them,” he said.

Marc Collat 2019 coach of the year

Haiti’s national soccer team’s head coach, Marc Collat, was named 2019 Coach of the Year by Goal.com. Collat was recognized for leading Les Grenadiers to the semi-finals of the Gold Cup in 2019. Collat, who is originally from Martinique, has been coaching the Haitian team since 2017. He is an effective soccer coach, who promotes teamwork and game plans that have led to the team’s success.

UN honours Haiti earthquake victims

In a solemn ceremony of remembrance, at UN headquarters in New York, the global organisation also honoured 102 staffers who died in the earthquake on January 12, 2010.

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Haiti cholera victims still claiming reparation after epidemic

The request was made during an international conference held here last week on responding to the needs of cholera victims .

This conference brought together civil society organisations, representatives of the Haitian authorities, doctors, sociologists, as well as lawyers from Haiti and various other countries. Continue reading

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Immigration Advocates Look to Reverse Deportation of Haitian Community Activist Jean Montrevil

Passionate shouts of “Bring Jean Home!” filled the nave of Judson Memorial Church as

people from all over New York City gathered on Jan. 16 to support a campaign to bring home community activist Jean Montrevil who was deported to Haiti two years ago. On Thursday, Montrevil filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) over his deportation to Haiti in January 2018. He believes his deportation is a result of his extensive activism with the New Sanctuary Coalition, an organization dedicated to ending deportations and detentions in the U.S. Continue reading

Authorities detain Haitian nationals in The Bahamas

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) said Monday that it had detained 31 Haitians on an uninhabited cay north of Ragged Island.

Acting on information, the HMBS LL Smith, under the command of Senior Lieutenant Shawn Adderley, searched the cay and “uncovered just over 30 migrants who all appeared to be in fair health”. Continue reading

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