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11/04/2024 11:21:03

Haiti - News : Zapping...

Imminent creation of the Transitional Council

“The creation of the Presidential Transitional Council responsible for choosing the next leaders of Haiti is imminent. The council could be officially established as early as this week,” said Brian A. Nichols, US Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, at an event in New York organized by the Council on Foreign Relations.

Haitians accuse Sunrise Airways

The private Haitian company Sunrise Airways based in Port-au-Prince is accused by citizens of taking advantage of the desperation of passengers seeking to leave the country to increase ticket prices. Businessman, philanthropist and pilot Philippe Bayard, President of Sunrise Airways, responded that the increase was due to a set of factors including safety.

La Paix hospital treated 194 gunshot wounds in 40 days

On the front line of the emergency response, La Paix University Hospital is today the only public hospital in the capital capable of treating a massive influx of victims. Despite the security crisis, HUP managed to maintain its services with the support of WHO-Haiti. Its new outpatient emergency room, inaugurated in December 2022 as part of the WHO SMARTHospital initiative, plays a crucial role in the management of patients, victims of the violence of recent weeks. from February 29 to April 9, 194 gunshot wounds were admitted to this hospital according to Dr. Paul Junior Fontilus, head of La Paix hospital.

Biden administration looks at TPS

Discussions are currently underway within the Biden administration regarding the extension and redesignation of TPS for Haitians illegally in the United States. A decision should be made before June 4th. TPS for Haiti expires next August.

Taekwondo : Already 2 victories for Aliyah Shipman

Tuesday April 9, 2024, in the semi-final, as part of the qualifying phase for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, our star taekwondoist Aliyah Shipman won her first fight against Surinamese Lawrence Megan. In her second fight against the Argentine Rivas Victoria she also won 2 rounds to zero. She is now ready to face Chilean taekwondo player Aguire Fernanda, in a decisive fight for her qualification for 2024.

12th curfew

As part of the renewed state of emergency until May 3, 2024 for the West department, the curfew has been extended (for the 12th time) until Wednesday April 17, 2024 between 7:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. This measure does not apply to law enforcement officers on duty, firefighters, ambulance drivers, health personnel or duly identified journalists. Let’s remember that during the state of emergency, all demonstrations on public roads are prohibited, day or night, in the West department.

HL/ HaitiLibre

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