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03/10/2019 11:25:59

Haïti - Actualité : Zapping...

18 mandats contre des leaders et des militants de l’opposition :

Mercredi, 18 mandats d’amener ont été émis, contre des dirigeants politiques et des militants de l’opposition à Port-de-Paix, par le Commissaire du Gouvernement Me Jean Volney Bélamin. Une décision prise suite à la tentative d’incendie de « JOMAR Auto parts » , une entreprise appartenant au Président Jovenel Moïse

Un policier tué à Savane Pistache :

Dans la soirée de mardi à Savane Pistache (2ème circonscription de Port-au-Prince) des individus non identifiés ont ouvert le feu sur une patrouille de police, tuant un policier (Francky Faustin). Ses collègues ont immédiatement répliqué et abattu l’auteur présumé de ce crime, au cours des échanges de tir.

Canada : des haïtiens anti Moïse dans le local électoral de Trudeau

Une quinzaine d’haïtiens de la diaspora anti Jovenel Moïse, ont fait irruption dans le local électoral de Justin Trudeau pour dénoncer l’appui du Canada au pouvoir en place en Haïti et réclamer du Premier Ministre Trudeau (qui n’était pas présent) qu’il cesse d’appuyer le Président Jovenel Moïse.

Le Core Group poursuit ses consultations :

Après avoir rencontré len début de semaine les Sénateurs Joseph Lambert, Youri Latortue, Edmonde Supplice Beauzile, Edgard Leblanc et Evans Paul, des Ambassadeurs membres du Core Group, dans le cadre de leur tournée de consultations, ont rencontré mercredi les leaders politiques : Clarens Renois (UNIR/Haïti), Eric Jean-Baptiste (RDNP), Liné Balthazar (PHTK) et Jean Gué (VERITE).

Importante réunion au Palais National :

Mardi au Palais National, le Président Moïse, a tenu une réunion avec les Ministres du Gouvernement démissionnaire et Normil Rameau, le Directeur Général a.i. de la Police Nationale d’Haïti (PNH), autour de la conjoncture actuelle et des réponses à apporter aux besoins urgents de la population notamment en matière de sécurité.

Nos Grenadiers affronteront la Bolivie en match amical :

La Fédération Haïtienne de Football (FHF) confirme que la sélection nationale des Grenadiers affrontera la Bolivie en match amical le 15 octobre prochain « La Confédération sud-américaine est d’accord, la CONCACAF a validé, on attend seulement le OK de la FIFA pour que tout soit officiel » a déclaré la FHF.

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In Haiti, One Organization Asks Young People to Stop Putting Car Accidents on Social Media, Learn to Help Instead




Lack of information and training has people in Haiti preferring to film accidents on public roads instead of rallying around to rescue victims. First aid training is helping save lives, and raises people’s awareness of the problem of accidents.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI — Serious injuries and deaths are commonplace on the streets of Haiti’s capital, thanks to frequent road accidents.

Ready to take matters into their own hands, a group of young adults gathered together in a former military hospital.

Their goal: Learn first aid.

“I’ve seen too many people suffer during accidents, and this has motivated me to get involved in order to help them,” says Marie Esther Jean, 21, a participant in the training.

Led by STOP Accidents, a local non-governmental organization, the training covers the basics of emergency care, from CPR and improvised bandages to massive bleeding and decision-making in a crisis.

“I always complain about the majority of our young people here using their mobile phones to film instead of helping by calling an ambulance,” Jean says. “It’s well known that a victim needs assistance, not photography or video.”

Road safety activists say that trainings like these empower bystanders to help in the aftermath of a car crash.

“This can help many people to avoid death in accidents,” Jean says, adding that she tells friends they should also learn first aid to be ready help next time they come upon a road accident.

According to the United Nations Population Fund, young people make up more than 30% of the Haitian population. And young people are often directly involved in car accidents, STOP Accidents coordinator Garnel Michel says.

“They are the most likely to help or the most likely to be involved,” he says.

Since 2016, STOP Accidents, officially called Services Techniques et Opérationnels pour Pallier aux Accidents, has led educational and awareness campaigns that promote safety for all road users. But because the first few minutes after a crash are critical, the organization has targeted the country’s large youth population with a message: Be part of the informal first line of medical response and save lives.

There is no reliable data on the number of road accidents that occur in Haiti. Drivers and pedestrians often blame the erratic driving of motorcycle taxis and the poor condition of roads here. Other complications include slow arrival times from emergency responders.

Currently, the group runs four youth first-aid training clubs with more than 50 members each.

Coordinators plan to establish more clubs in remote corners of the country where formal aid might be particularly slow to arrive.

Giving young people the skills to offer immediate assistance after a crash could make a difference, says Luckner Dorvelus, a medical doctor who is also the training and research director at STOP Accidents.

“Given the weakness of the Haitian medical system, we’ve decided not only to raise awareness, but also to consider providing training to people who sometime take pleasure in doing nothing to help people in need of assistance,” Dorvelus says.

After a recent training, participant Orline Steril says she feels empowered by her new skills.

“Accidents can happen any time,” she says. “This training will allow me to be of help to my community.”

Ndahayo Sylvestre, GPJ, translated the article from French.

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Court in Cayman Islands Rules No Marriage for Same-Sex Couples But They Must Get Equivalent Rights




GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, Wednesday November 13, 2019 – The Court of Appeal in the Cayman Islands has sided with the government of the British Overseas Territory, overturning a lower court’s ruling that granted marriage equality. At the same time, the government has been ordered to move to quickly establish a marriage equivalent for same-sex couples.

But the
government says it will not be able to address the issue until next year.

The ruling handed
down last week overturned Chief Justice Anthony Smellie’s decision handed down
back in March this year, in a judgment brought by Chantelle Day and Vickie
Bodden Bush who were seeking the right to marry. Smellie had ordered the government
to amend its marriage law to define marriage as the union of two people, not between
a man and a woman.

government challenged Smellie’s ruling in the Court of Appeal.

And in its
decision, the Court said: “Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden Bush are entitled,
expeditiously, to legal protection in the Cayman Islands, which is functionally
equivalent to marriage.”

“It would be
wholly unacceptable for this declaration to be ignored. Whether or not there is
an appeal to the Privy Council in respect of same-sex marriage, there can be no
justification for further delay or prevarication,” the court continued, adding
that if the Cayman Islands government did not act, the United Kingdom should

Reacting to
the decision, Premier Alden McLaughlin said he was pleased that the Court of
Appeal had agreed with government that the original ruling of the chief justice
“created significant ambiguity” surrounding the Constitution and Bill of
Rights, as well as the interpretation of and ability of the court to amend

And while he
acknowledged the need to address the matter expeditiously, he said the
government could not do so “hastily”, and indicated that the Legislative
Assembly was unlikely to deal with the issue of same-sex marriage until early

“Given that
we have before us a two-year budget to get through, as well as a referendum, I
do not see this honourable House turning our attention to this issue before
early next year,” McLaughlin said.

However, he added:
“I believe the responsible thing for this House to do is to face up to this
issue and take its own decision….It is clear to me that if this legislature
does not provide the legal framework that provides the protections for same-sex
couples in a form that is acceptable to all Caymanians, then undoubtedly we will
end up with the UK levying upon us protections that suit them rather than us.”

McLaughlin said that while Cayman Islands had in the past accused the UK of interfering in matters that should be decided by Caymanians, “by the same token, we cannot abdicate responsibility for taking the hard decisions when they are staring us in the face”.

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Haïti – Vertières 216e : «Comme Capois Lamort je vais dire EN AVANT» dixit Jovenel Moïse




Haïti – Vertières 216e : «Comme Capois Lamort je vais dire EN AVANT» dixit Jovenel Moïse
18/11/2019 11:28:39

Haïti - Vertières 216e : «Comme Capois Lamort je vais dire EN AVANT» dixit Jovenel Moïse

Ce lundi 18 novembre, le Président de la République empêché par l’opposition de se rendre à Vertières (Dept. Nord), dans le but de commémorer les 216 années de la bataille de Vertières, s’est contenté de déposer une gerbe de fleurs au Musée du panthéon national haïtien (MUPANAH) et a prononcé un discours à la Nation que nous vous invitons à découvrir.

Extrait du discours du Président Jovenel Moïse :

« […] le pays est plus que divisé, le pays est déchiré, en ce 18 novembre nous demandons l’unité, entre les riches et les pauvres, entre ceux du haut et du bas, entre les personnes de peau noir et celles de peau claire, entre les ruraux et les urbains, si nous étions unis l’un ne voudrait pas exploiter l’autre dans un système qui facilite un petit groupe pendant que la majorité croupi dans la misère, la pauvreté et l’insécurité, ce n’est pas cela que nos ancêtres voulaient […]

Les personnes qui font parti des forces sociales, économiques et politiques, comme moi, nous avons l’obligation de nous unir pour être capable de convertir la crise que le pays traverse en une grosse opportunité qui permettra de mettre Haïti sur la route du changement dont nous rêvons tous, nous sommes tous d’accord sur les problèmes mais nous avons beaucoup de divergences sur comment les résoudre.

La seul façon de trouver des solutions aux problèmes c’est le dialogue, nous entendre, nous regarder sans préjugé […]

Vous n’avez pas voté pour que je cours devant mes devoirs et obligations, vous avez voté pour moi, pour que j’affronte tous ce qui vous a mis dans la faim et l’insécurité, comme Capois Lamort je vais dire EN AVANT à tous ceux qui veulent changer ce système […] qui nous empêche de faire un pas en avant […]

[…] c’est dans un dialogue inclusif avec toutes les personnes sans exceptions, toutes les personnes qui veulent le changement que nous arriverons à trouver un bon accord politique pour mettre sur pied un gouvernement d’union national avec une bonne feuille de route qui va permettre de faire des bonnes réformes contre ce système […] »

Écoutez le discours complet du Président Jovenel Moïse :

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