Haiti - NOTICE : 30 Scholarships for Vietnam, registrations open13/10/2019 10:58:24 Vietnam Scholarship Program :The BRH informs that the NATCOM grants 30 scholarships for Vietnam to young Haitians in order to provide Haiti with highly qualified executives, necessary for its advancement. This program will facilitate, on the one hand, the cultural exchanges between Haiti and Vietnam and on the other hand, part of the will of NATCOM to respect its commitments in the accompaniment of the young Haitians through its investment programs aimed at the social, education and the economy of the country.Beneficiaries will have to return to the country, once graduated, to put their skills at the disposal of NATCOM for a period of at least 2 years.Applicants eligible for this program must fulfill the following conditions :For the 2nd cycle studies (Master) :Be under thirty years old;Be of Haitian nationality and reside in Haiti;Hold an undergraduate degree (License) or equivalent in the field of management, telecommunications, computer science, information technology;Be among the first three in the program concerned;Have a good level in English: TOEFL: 90; TOIEC: 650; IELTS: 6.5For undergraduate studies (1st cycle) (License) :Be under 25 years oldBe of Haitian nationality and reside in Haiti;Be a holder of a high school diploma or undergraduate degree;Have obtained an average of 75% on official secondary school leaving exams;Have a good level in English: TOEFL: 90; TOIEC: 650; IELTS: 6.5Required documents for undergraduate studies (1st cycle) :Photocopy certified according to diplomas or certificates obtained;Transcripts of the official final exam or university years;Cover letter ;Detailed curriculum vitae;Valid criminal record;Photocopy of the valid passport;Letter of recommendation from a Haitian school or university.Submission of applications :Applications must be submitted by 14 December 2019 to NATCOM (Attention: Mr. Kuat Duy Son) at Martin Luther King Avenue and Fernand, Pont Morin, Port-au-Prince, or the BRH (for the attention of Mr. Jerry Jacquet), located at the corner of the streets of Quai and Pavée, Port-au-Prince, Haiti.Recall that the Bank of the Republic of Haiti (BRH) and the telephone company Natcom offer you opportunities to study in Vietnam through their scholarship programs.HL/ HaitiLibre
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By DÁNICA COTO Associated PressPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators set fires Monday and chanted calls for Haiti’s president to resign as the opposition to Jovenel Moïse tried to increase pressure for him to leave office. Protesters said several people were hit by gunfire, including a local journalist.Schools, businesses and government offices were closed as protesters gathered chanting, “Down with Jovenel!”“We can’t continue to live like this,” said 34-year-old Lestin Abelo as he poured gasoline on a pile of debris that quickly caught fire. “We have a government that’s not doing anything for the people.”Opposition leaders and supporters say they are angry about public corruption, spiraling inflation and a dwindling supply of gasoline that has forced many gas stations in the capital to close. Suppliers have demanded that the cash-strapped government pay them more than $100 million owed.Protesters also are demanding a more in-depth investigation into allegations that top officials in the previous government misused billions of dollars in proceeds from a Venezuela-subsidized oil plan meant to fund urgent social programs. Critics accuse Moïse of trying to protect his ally, former President Michel Martelly, and of participating in the corruption himself before becoming president.Blood spattered the concrete floor near the Bernard Mevs Hospital as the protest grew violent.Under heavy rain, a group of men rushed into the emergency room carrying a friend they said was shot in the left leg by police. Jean-Pierre Finfin, 34, said he was standing next to his friend when the bullet hit. He was still shaken as he recounted being part of a crowd marching toward Petionville when he said police fired.Local radio journalist Joseph Edmond was shot in his right hand while covering the protest. He was taken to a hospital for treatment, said his colleague, Eddy Baptiste, who was next to him when it happened.He said 22-year-old Edmond was injured when police in an unmarked car began firing at a distance so they could get away from the crowd.Police threw tear gas and scattered thousands of protesters at mid-afternoon, with one canister landing on a family’s roof as several people fled the house in panic.Other protesters fled with handkerchiefs over their faces as they flushed themselves with water. One man held a crushed lemon to his nose.Among those running was 38-year-old mason Petit Homme Edner, who held a brown cloth to his face.“Is this democracy?!” he cried out. “We have the right to protest.”Moïse, who began his five-year term in 2017, has said he will not step down despite the unrest and instead called for calm, unity and dialogue during an address televised at 2 a.m. Wednesday. It was a rare appearance for the president since the new wave of protests began about three weeks ago.U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the agency is “concerned by reports of violence and arson that have been taking place over the past few days throughout the country.”“We praise the work of the Haitian National Police, which has done its utmost to provide security to the Haitian people, State institutions and private property,” he added, and said the U.N. is “in discussions with local stakeholders to find a peaceful way out of the crisis and alleviate the suffering of the population who has been bearing the brunt of this crisis.”Laurent Dubois, a Haiti expert and professor at Duke University, said he believes the country will face an increasing impasse unless the parties find a way to reach some kind of resolution.“There’s a lot of fear, a lot of anxiety … that things are going in a direction in Haiti that we haven’t seen in a while,” he said. “It seems like we’re going into some kind of new phase in Haitian history, but what it holds will be difficult to predict.”Opposition leaders demanding Moïse’s resignation say they envision a transitional government after the chief justice of Haiti’s Supreme Court takes over as dictated by law if a president resigns.André Michel, an attorney and professor of human rights, said Haiti’s current political system has generated misery, underdevelopment and corruption that have led to poverty, and noted that the country’s middle class has shrunk.Michel said Haiti needs to rebuild a new society and state and he called on the international community to back the ouster of Moïse.“The will of the people is clear,” Michel said. “If he insists on remaining as president, he will lead the country into chaos.”At a news conference Sunday, opposition leaders urged the dozens of supporters gathered around them to start blocking streets and to help them find Moïse, who they contend has gone into hiding.Among those leading the call to find Moïse was opposition Sen. Youri Latortue, who has denied corruption allegations that U.S. officials made against him more than a decade ago and who once led a party allied with Moïse’s Tet Kale faction.“We’re going to search for him everywhere,” Latortue said.
Haiti - News : Zapping...20/09/2019 13:07:28 "The people must not let Haiti die"The Bishop of Jérémie, Mgr. Gontran Décoste, is worried about the deteriorating conditions of the country that is dying. Convinced that the population can not and should not let Haiti die, it appeals to the individual and collective conscience of all, to get the country out of the quagmire where it gets bogged down a little more each day.Bocchit Edmond in the US SenateThursday morning, in the US Senate, Chancellor Bocchit Edmond had a working session with Senator Ben Cardin of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Western Hemisphere. "We had discussed important issues such as the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership (CBTPA), security, the tps and the fight against corruption.Fuel : 4th Day of TroublesThursday economic, commercial and school activities were still severely disrupted in Port-au-Prince and several major cities of the country where the population was protesting against the shortage of fuel while only a few GAS stations had been supplied See also : https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-28796-haiti-social-rush-of-consumers-on-service-stations.htmlBodeau in WashingtonThursday the Deputy Gary Bodeau President of the Chamber of Deputies, invited by the US Congress and the State Department https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-28781-haiti-usa-gary-bodeau-invited-by-the-congress-and-the-state-department.html as part of his 2-day tour, met several political figures including parliamentarians David Price, Lois Franckel and Apar S. Sidhu, the new director of Haitian affairs in State Department around the political, social and economic crisis and the security situation in HaitiPhoto exhibition : 15 years of peacekeeping in HaitiOn the occasion of the departure of the Minujust, on October 15, which puts an end to nearly 15 consecutive years of peacekeeping in Haiti, travel through time through a photo exhibition unveiled this week at the United Nations Headquarters. See on : www.flickr.com/photos/minujusth/albums/72157710774505046Virtual Border ClosureThe former consul of Haiti in Barahona, Edwin Paraison and President of the ZILE Foundation, says that the Dominican authorities have not proceeded to the closure of the border. According to him, there was confusion in the understanding of the statements in both the Dominican and Haitian media that the Dominican Minister of Foreign Affairs Miguel Vargas Maldonado when he spoke of closing "[...] wanted to talk about strict military control and virtual closure. It was not a real closure..."HL/ HaitiLibre
Haiti - News : Zapping...19/09/2019 11:58:15 Delva accuses Latortue of corruptionSenator Gracia Delva accuses of corruption, his colleague Yuri Latortue, President of the "Anti Corruption Commission" support that he is involved via his company "National", in cases of corruption with the Dominican construction company Estrella. Delva claims that Youri Latortue received bribes before the interpellation meeting of Prime Minister Jean Henri Céant.A 3-year-old girl shot and woundedOn Wednesday at Delmas 18, more precisely in the popular Bastia corridor, a 3-year-old girl was shot and wounded during the 3rd day of mobilization against the fuel shortage. Residents blame unidentified individuals driving in a car for firing at the height of man on the population, causing several other injuries.Lavalas advocates self-defense against the policeOn Wednesday, Gédéon Charles, one of Fanmi Lavalas' spokespersons, denounced police repression and violence against the social and popular movement against the scarcity of fuel, adding "This violence opens the right to make use of the self-defense [...] "Haiti supports Taiwan at the UN< B >As part of the opening of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, a joint letter signed by 11 of the 17 countries in the world having diplomatic relations with Taiwan (Republic of China) including Haiti, has been handed to the Secretary-General Guterres, to express their support for Taiwan's inclusion in the UN.Enhanced Security of the Dominican Mission in HaitiDominican Chancellor Vargas Maldonado announced the strengthening of the security apparatus at the Embassy and Dominican consulates in Haiti.The Art Center cancels and postpones its courses< B >Given the current situation in the country, the Art Center is sorry to announce that all classes this week are postponed for next week.HL / HaitiLibre
iciHaiti - DR : More than 80% of Haitians controlled are illegal19/09/2019 11:10:57 The Directorate General of Migration (DGM) reports that in the first two weeks of September, it carried out migratory control operations in 14 provinces : Azua, Duarte, Espaillat, Mirabal Sisters, La Altagracia, La Vega, María Trinidad Sánchez, Mgr. Nouel, Montecristi, Puerto Plata, Santiago, San Pedro de Macorís, Santiago Rodríguez, Valverde, as well as in the National District and Santo Domingo North and East, during which the legal status of 2,127 Haitian nationals was verifiedAfter the verification process using biometric readers and the central database, 1,774 compatriots (83.4%) did not have legal documents allowing them to stay in Dominican territory and were declared in an irregular migration situation. They were taken to the border posts of Dajabón and Elías Piña, to be registered and deported to Haiti after having warned the Haitian authorities.The migratory control teams were composed of inspectors, agents of the DGM) with the support of the military, the National Police, the body specialized in the security of tourism (CESTUR) in coordination with the Public Ministry of the concerned Provinces.Lieutenant General Máximo William Muñoz Delgado, Director General of the DGM, warned that he would continue relentlessly the migratory control operations of all foreigners living illegally on Dominican territory.S/ iciHaiti
Haiti - Education : $7M to improve the quality of learning19/09/2019 11:05:49 A new project called "Quality Assurance System" (SAQ), funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for $7 million over 18 months, in support of public schools, has just been launched by the Ministry of National Education.The SAQ will be implemented in 37 fundamental schools, recently built by the Ministry and financed by the IDB: 5 schools in the department of Artibonite, 7 in the Center, 6 in the North, 7 in the North-East and 12 in the Department of the West.Meniol Jeune, the Director General of the Ministry said the project operations will mobilize a dozen partner organizations in different areas related to strengthening quality education. He recalled that this initiative is part of the shift towards quality begun by the ministry in recent years.For his part, Eliccel Paul, the Head of the Project Coordination Unit of the Ministry presented the main thrusts of this project : teacher training, strengthening the leadership of school directors and their management capacity (educational, financial , administrative...), improvement of learning conditions through the provision of textbooks and school kits, development of certification of hygiene-friendly schools, creation of a school-friendly environment and development of socio-emotional activities (activities sports, cultural and artistic) and pedagogical supervision.Evelyne Margron, IDB representative at this activity, expressed her satisfaction at the launch of the SAQ, which marks the beginning of another area of public/private partnership aimed at improving learning conditions and providing education. quality in national schools.Note that the Tipa Tipa Foundation, the Great Valor Foundation (Futból Más), the Progress and Development Foundation (PRODEV), the Liver and Joy Association, InnovEd, the Quisqueya University, the P4H Global Organization, "Anseye Ayiti ", the" Scholas occurentes "Foundation and the Office of Nutrition and Development (BND) are involved in the implementation of the SAQ.HL/ HaitiLibre
Haiti - OG Tokyo 2020 : The Haiti - Barbados match, threatened by socio-political instability ...19/09/2019 11:01:52 At 4 days of the meeting of our U-23 Grenadiers against the "Bajan Braves" of Barbados, Sunday, September 22 at the stadium Sylvio Cator, as part of a dam of the final Caribbean North, counting for the second round of At the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, players gather at the FIFA Goal center in Croix-des-Bouquets to prepare for and work together.The presence of all the players convened by coach Marc Collat is not guaranteed because of the socio-political instability that prevails in the country, however : Dorlus Eliader, Jodelky Floreal, Pierre Denilson, Alan Jerome, Peterson Joseph Junior Paul Sauvens, Ronaldo Damus, Parima Rodriguez and Roberto Louima are already in full concentration. As for Kenley Dede, Nael Elysee, Rosemond Olive, Dutherson Clerveaux, are expected in a short time, as they play in Haiti in the Haitian Professional Football Championship (CHFP)For players convened from abroad, their presence is still uncertain, but we hope to find Bryan Chevreuil (LB Chateauroux, France), Fertil Delentz Pierre (Real Monarchs, USA), Johab Pascal (FCG Bordeaux, France), Fontaine Alexandre (Hope Lyon, France), Denso Ulysse (Seattle Sounders II FC, USA) and the keeper of the team Isaac Rouaud.It remains to be seen whether the country's socio-political situation will give the Grenadiers the chance to prove to the Nation that the dream of competing in the Olympics is possible and this is happening with this roadblock, whose winner will qualify for the final round of the qualifying rounds. will play in Costa Rica in late March / early April.All in all, the only question in addition to the great uncertainty of football lies in the serious instability in the country that may prevent them from attempting the feat of qualifying, a situation that could even compromise their presence in Sunday's game...Let's hope that the match can take place otherwise Haiti risks being excluded from the Championship, having already been penalized in July when FIFA had to move the matches against Curacao and Granada to Cayman Islands for social unrest. Haiti.HL/ BF/ HaitiLibre
Haiti - Security : The Dominican Republic closes its border with Haiti18/09/2019 10:33:43 Dominican Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas Maldonado announced on Tuesday the temporary closure of the Dominican border with Haiti because of social unrest in Haiti following the scarcity of fuel that has lasted for several weeks and after the announcement of the Haitian Government to increase soon the price of diesel https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-28778-haiti-flash-upcoming-increase-of-diesel-price.html what risk of provoked riots as in july 2018.He explained that this decision had been taken by the Ministry of Defense in order to preserve national security. Noting that despite the instability and violence in Haiti, the diplomatic delegation and personnel deployed in Haiti are not in danger.Recall that the Minister of Defense, Rubén Darío Paulino Sem to fight against the smuggling of fuel used to supply the black market in Haiti, after militarizing the Dominican petrol stations in Dajabón, multiplied the seizures of fuel sent Monday reinforcements at the border on Tuesday.SL/ HaitiLibre