Haiti – News : Zapping…
Spirit Airlines : Soon a daily Miami / Port-au-Prince connection
Spirit Airlines in Florida will expand with service to Miami International Airport (MIA), which will complement Spirit’s existing service to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). From October 6, 2021 subject to Government approval, Spirit Airlines will offer, among other things, a daily connection with Port-au-Prince (PAP).
Covid : Exorbitant rise in the price of medical oxygen and tests
Faced with the alarming observation of an exorbitant and sudden increase in the prices of certain pharmaceutical products, such as medical oxygen, recommended for the treatment of Covid-19 and given the excessive increase in certain medical prices for carrying out the test before diagnose Covid-19, the Ministry of Commerce reminds all those concerned that the practice of speculation and the black market is strictly prohibited. Any offender is liable to the penalties provided for in articles 7 and 8 et seq. Of the decree of 25 November 2020.
Referendum : formal denial
Tuesday June 8, 2021, Mathias Pierre, Minister Delegate in charge of Electoral Questions addressing those who proclaim loud and clear, on social networks and in certain media that the referendum is canceled, that the referendum will take place and that it is the current context, of an outbreak of Covid-19 cases which prevents training sessions for temporary staff, the PNH etc…. which forces the electoral institution to push back the date.
An OAS Mission in Haiti
Invited by the Haitian Government, a Good Office Mission from the Organization of American States arrived in Haiti where it will meet for 3 days (June 8 to 10) the various stakeholders including the government, the opposition and civil society in with a view to facilitating a dialogue that would lead to free and fair elections. The Mission is made up of the permanent representatives to the OAS of Canada, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and the United States, with the support of the OAS General Secretariat and the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the OAS in Haiti.
Referendum : The ballots have arrived
The Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) confirmed the arrival of a cargo plane Tuesday afternoon, June 8, carrying sensitive materials for 9 departments, except the West. “The ballots for the referendum arrived in Haiti as planned. This is the first batch of equipment,” said Mathias Pierre, the Minister Delegate in charge of Electoral Questions. In addition, he informs that the scientific unit of the Government and the health authorities are working to develop a contingency plan to allow the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) to establish a new calendar of referendum and electoral activities. While awaiting this contingency plan, the Government will continue to provide the CEP with the means necessary for the holding of the referendum and free, transparent, honest and inclusive elections.