Haiti – News : Zapping…
Pastor Alexis released against ransom :
Pastor Pierre Rebert Alexis kidnapped on January 28, as well as 2 of his faithful were released early in the morning of February 1, 2021 by their captors after paying a ransom.
First day of public transport strike
Monday, the first day of strike launched by several public transport unions to protest against the kidnappings, public transport vehicles were scarce. Schools were closed as were most businesses including banks. Only motorcycle taxis were still in operation.
The crisis is resolved through elections
“The Organization of Democratic Elections is the best solution to the current crisis for institutional continuity. We must initiate the electoral process, summon the people to their comitia and carry out the legislative, face-to-face, municipal and local contests,” declared Mathias Pierre, Minister Delegate to the Prime Minister, in charge of electoral questions and relations with political parties.
Message from the Embassy of Haiti in Cuba
The Embassy of Haiti in Cuba informs that due to the epidemiological situation resulting from Covid-19, it only serves Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, at the new schedule from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday and Wednesday: visa application (by prior appointment). Friday: visa passport issuance.
Moïse talks about elections under the new Constitution
After the preliminary draft of the Independent Advisory Committee for the development of a new constitution presented on Friday, January 29 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-32894-haiti-flash-summary-of-the-preliminary-draft-of-the-new-constitution-official.html President Moïse hopes for a favorable vote in the referendum and the possibility of organizing the next elections under the aegis of the new Constitution.
PNH : Safety devices assessment meeting
On Monday, February 1, a command meeting was held to assess the arrangements put in place, as part of the protests organized in several cities of the country on Sunday, January 31. Léon Charles, the Commander-in-Chief of the National Police of Haiti (PNH) insisted on the need for the officials of the various police jurisdictions to implement, in strict compliance with the law, all measures aimed at protecting lives and property of citizens. The arrangements to be secured during the next carnival festivities were also discussed.