Haiti – News : Zapping…
Denial of the release of religious hostages
In a note dated April 18, “Father Paul Doussous, Superior General and the members of the Council of the Society of Priests of Saint-Jacques denies the false information circulating on social networks, suggesting that the 5 priests and the 2 nuns kidnapped on April 11 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-32238-haiti-flash-a-presidential-decree-removes-the-power-of-the-csc-ca-to-oppose-the-signing-of-a-contract.html were released by their captors “At the time of writing this note […] the steps still in progress to obtain the release of our people have not yet succeeded […] I therefore ask you to be patient, to avoid haphazard reflections and to maintain confidence in the imminent outcome of our efforts […]”
The Homeland Security Task Force met
“The Task Force on Territorial Security and Control https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-33434-haiti-politic-the-pm-launches-a-task-force-for-the-reduction-of-insecurity.html has just had its first meeting at the Ministry of Justice. Synergy between security, defense and intelligence structures, in order to guarantee the free movement of citizens with peace of mind,” Justice Minister Rockefeller Vincent informed.
PNH : requiem mass
On April 17, 2021 in the morning, a requiem mass was celebrated at the National Police Academy in memory of the five police officers who disappeared during the police operation carried out in the neighborhood of Village de Dieu, on March 12. 2021. The liturgical ceremony took place in the presence of the High General Staff, fellow police officers, colleagues, sisters, families and friends of the police victims. Images of these valiant agents as well as floral wreaths were placed by members of the High Command, by IGPNH and BOID executives, at the foot of the memorial erected at the ANP so that the community could remember them and that hope is reborn in hearts and minds.
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Festival “The Rendezvous of Contemporary Poetry”
The Association Banquet Poétique recalls that the 1st Edition of the Festival “Les Rendez-vous de la poésie contemporaine” begins today (April 20 to 23, 2021), in the South department. Twelve poets are invited to visit fifteen public and private schools in the South.
Cinema : “407 Jou” twice awarded
Éléonore Coyette’s “407 Jou” has just been awarded twice within the framework of the 4th edition of the New Looks Film Festival in Guadeloupe.
– Prize for the best documentary awarded by the Guadeloupe Region
– Media Prize for Best Documentary awarded by Air Caraïbes
Recall that this film portrays the Haitian puppeteer Paul Junior Casimir who is arbitrarily arrested while proclaiming his innocence. He will spend 407 days in prison without valid reason…