Haiti – News : Zapping…
Condolences : death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The Embassy of Haiti in Washington D.C. is saddened to learn of the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The Supreme Court judge who has dedicated her career to defending women’s rights and equality. “Women are an integral part of our global society. In our country, Haiti, we call them Poto Mitan, the pillars of society. The tireless champion of justice has recognized the great importance of women and has spent more than a decade leading the legal fight for gender equality. I offer my condolences to her family and to the American people for this great loss,” Haitian Ambassador Hervé Denis.
After 8 years, Jérémie’s power station is working
The power station of Jérémie (Dept. Grand’Anse) resumed service on September 19 thanks to 5 brand new engines, which had been stored at the EDH plant in this city for 8 years and which will allow EDH to provide 18 hours per day of electricity to subscribers in this region.
Japanese Embassy closed
Please note that the Embassy of Japan in Haiti is closed on Monday September 21, Respect for Elderly Day in Japan. It is a public holiday to pay tribute to the elderly who have contributed to society and to wish them long life.
New Management at the OPC
In the official journal Le Moniteur #148 dated September 14, 2020, a decree was published appointing the citizen Yolande Mayard Joseph, Director General of the Office for the Protection of the Citizen (OPC).
Did you know ?
Did you know that the Feed the Future initiative through the “Support for Agricultural Research and Development” (AREA) project has helped Haitian students to obtain their master’s degree in agriculture ? More than 20 Haitian academics who obtained master’s degrees in agriculture from the University of Florida and Louisiana State University with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID-Haiti) are back home and put themselves at the service of the country. They will use the skills learned to help modernize agriculture in Haiti
Haitian Creole Proverbs, a book to discover
Carilus Muselene, a graduate of the State University of Haiti (UEH) and Senghor University, has published with Harmattan (France) editions “Les Proverbes Créoles Haïtiens : rôle dans les représentations sociales des hommes et des femmes” (Haitian Creole Proverbs : role in the social representations of men and women). To find out more and buy the book online, in its printed or electronic version, visit the publisher’s website : www.editions-harmattan.fr/index.asp?navig=catalogue&obj=livre&no=66067