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Élections à la Fédération Haïtienne de Football :

La Fédération Haïtienne de Football (FHF) se référant à l’article 29 de ses statuts a convoqué le dimanche 2 février 2020 un Congrès extraordinaire au Centre FIFA/Goal de la Croix-des-Bouquets, en vue d’élire un nouveau Comité exécutif de la Fédération pour la période 2020/2024. Yves Jean Bart alias « Dadou » actuel Président de la FHF du cartel Héritage, se porterait de nouveau candidat à sa succession selon nos sources.

« Droits de l’Homme et zombification en Haïti » :

Jeudi 23 janvier Emmanuel Stéphane Laurent a soutenu son mémoire de licence en Droit autour du sujet « Droits de l’Homme et zombification en Haïti » à la Faculté de Droit et des Sciences Économiques et obtenu la moyenne de 85/100 avec mention « Très bien ».

Bonne initiative :

Les membres de l’Organisation « Tèt Kole Ti Peyizan Plezans » ont pris l’initiative de mettre sur pied un atelier de transformation de fruits tels que cacao, ananas, pistache, canne-à-sucre, mangue etc… en vue de contribuer au renforcement de la conservation des produits post-récolte (chocolat, mamba, confiture, crémasse, jus..) et valoriser la consommation locale.

Les Magistrats pour un accord politique :

La Fédération Nationale des Magistrats Haïtiens plaide en faveur de l’adoption d’un accord politique visant la formation d’un Gouvernement légitime.

FLASH : avant-première du court métrage « 407 jou »:

Rendez-vous mardi 28 janvier à 3h00 p.m. au Centre d’Art, pour l’avant-première du court métrage « 407 jou », réalisé par Eléonore Coyette assistée de Sephora Monteau, en collaboration avec le Bureau des Droits Humains en Haïti. Création marionnettes : Paul Junior Casimir & Pauline Lecarpentier. La projection sera suivie d’un échange sur le thème « création et engagement » animé par la réalisatrice, Michèle Pierre Louis et Guy Régis Junior.

Mot de sympathie de l’Ambassade de France :

L’Ambassade de la République D’Haïti en France a appris avec tristesse la disparition du grand poète et dessinateur haïtien, Georges Castera, Membre fondateur de l’Association des écrivains haïtiens et de l’Atelier Jeudi Soir, survenu ce 24 janvier 2020 à l’âge de 83 ans https://www.haitilibre.com/article-29852-haiti-social-deces-de-l-illustre-poete-haitien-georges-castera-fils.html . La Mission Diplomatique adresse ses sincères condoléances à sa famille et ses proches ! Puisse son âme reposer en Paix ! Lire aussi : https://www.haitilibre.com/article-29852-haiti-social-deces-de-l-illustre-poete-haitien-georges-castera-fils.html

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Police officers took to the streets on Monday, Feb. 17, in protest and later in the afternoon launched Molotov cocktails in the direction of the carnival stands located in the rue de la République.  The incident took place after the police’s third march in the metropolitan area. Police officers, some of them in uniform started the fire reported Le Nouvelliste. The officers want a union within the Haitian National Police, a movement which has been gaining momentum.

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Hypocrisy Unmasked at the OAS | Sir Ronald Sanders

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Maria Fernanda Espinosa “handled, with remarkable grace and aptitude, difficult interrogations from the representatives of the US and governments supporting the re-election of the incumbent, Luis Almagro.”

By Sir Ronald Sanders

WASHINGTON, United States, Monday
February 17, 2020
– If
candidates were to get a prize for making the best case for why they are best
suited to be Secretary-General of the OAS, María Fernanda Espinosa would have
easily walked away with it when the three contenders for the post appeared
before the Permanent Council of the Organization on February 12.

Showing all
the competence, knowledge and experience that come from holding high
ministerial offices and the Presidency of the UN General Assembly, Ms Espinosa
handled, with remarkable grace and aptitude, difficult interrogations from the
representatives of the US and governments supporting the re-election of the
incumbent, Luis Almagro.

The
objective of the interrogations from this group of countries, which included
Bolivia, Brazil and Colombia, was to try to paint Ms Espinosa as an ideologue
who would act against decisions and declarations of the OAS, engineered by a
majority of 18 delegations, against the Maduro and Ortega governments of
Venezuela and Nicaragua and the Presidency of Evo Morales of Bolivia which was
ended by a coup d’état, however else it is portrayed.

This group
of governments strongly support Mr Almagro because, in the abuse of his office,
he has been their most enthusiastic standard bearer against the Maduro and
Ortega governments.

So
preoccupied is this group of governments with trying to ensure that Mr Almagro
remains in position, that they have, so far, refused to recognize that Ms
Espinosa is not an ideologue and is, in fact, a realist; a pragmatic leader who
fully understands that the success of any organization depends on its capacity
to build consensus among all its stakeholders. 
Incidentally, the regime in Bolivia is still to hold credible elections
to legitimize the government it seized.

Only the
deaf, or those who deliberately blocked their ears, would not have heard her
say with passion and commitment that she will “strengthen human rights bodies”
and “promote an initiative for the universalization of inter-American human
rights instruments”. If they were listening, they would also have heard her say
that, as Secretary-General, she would be more “Secretary” than “General” (a
failing of Mr Almagro’s), and that she would carry out the mandate and
instructions given to her by Ministers.

And, it
would only be the malicious who would deliberately misrepresent Ms Espinosa’s
undertakings. Yet, the Brazilian Ambassador, in a later public session treating
with the candidate for the post of Assistant Secretary General, and with Ms
Espinosa unable to respond, completely misrepresented her remarks, saying that
she had stated she would not be guided by decisions of Ministers and the
Permanent Council of the OAS. It took, another woman, Lou-Ann Gilchrist, the
Ambassador of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, with great diplomatic restraint,
to point out the Brazilian Ambassador’s misrepresentation.

If, those
who are so desperate to retain Mr Almagro as their attack dog, would
acknowledge that it is that posture that has led to the polarization and
ineffectiveness of the OAS, they might see in Ms Espinosa an experienced and
capable diplomat who, as she herself has publicly declared, “will not promote
personal ideologies or the interest of any group”. It is precisely because Mr
Almagro has been so ready to be partisan that the OAS is now a fractured and
weak organization, recognized not for its achievements but for its contentious
divisions.

It was
accepted by most delegates at the February 12 presentations that Mr Almagro was
the worst performer. He should have been the best. The debate was taking place
on his ground – inside the headquarters of the OAS – and on his agenda, the
role of the Secretary-General which post he has held for nearly 5 years. Yet,
he was clearly not in control of his brief; he answered questions badly; and in
some cases, did not know answers that should have come to him easily. Perhaps,
this is because he has been a one-item Secretary-General, focused on events in
Venezuela to the near exclusion of everything else.

No one could
have derived any pleasure from Mr Almagro’s poor performance.  As I have written repeatedly, he is a very
bright and able man. Somehow, he has lost his way, and was hoisted by his own
petard. Not least, because he could not give to questioners a valid reason for
seeking re-election when, in his first campaign to be elected and for most of
his term, he had categorically stated that he would not run again.

The other
contender for the OAS stewardship is Hugo de Zela of Peru. On the general view,
he achieved second place, after Ms Espinosa, in the effectiveness of his
presentation and the content of the answers he gave to questions. His Achilles
heel is his central and pivotal role in the creation and operation of the Lima
Group, a gathering of a few countries dedicated to regime change in Venezuela.

Mr de Zela’s
smooth veneer was dented by the Ambassador of Grenada, Yolande Smith, who
inquired how he planned to build consensus in the OAS when he was the planter
of the seeds of division by creating the Lima Group (not an official or recognized
group of the Organization) that ignored the official regional groups and operated
in an exclusive process.

The OAS is
at the crossroads. It can continue the business of the last five years, in
which case countries will withdraw and the Organization will become an
unrepresentative body with no hemispheric legitimacy, or it can choose sound
management, transparency and greater effectiveness through the inclusion of all
in genuine dialogue that takes account of every view. The latter would not be
seeking a lowest common denominator consensus; it would be based on guidance by
established rules, principles and international law.

Of the candidates who spoke on February 12, María Fernanda Espinosa offered the best course for every member state to achieve the latter objective – and that was the general belief.

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Sir Ronald Sanders is Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the US and the OAS.  He is also a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the University of London and at Massey College in the University of Toronto. The views expressed are entirely his own.

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Moïse ne négociera pas son mandat :

En marge du Carnaval de Jacmel, le Président Jovenel Moïse a déclaré qu’il n’entendait pas négocier la durée de son mandat et qu’il restera au pouvoir jusqu’au 7 février 2022 « Je dis à tous les acteurs politiques qui m’écoutent qu’il me reste 1 an, 11 mois et quelques jours au pouvoir. Ceux qui aspirent à diriger le pays doivent déjà entrer en campagne électorale […] ». Lancant de nouveau un appel au dialogue il a prévenu qu’il n’entendait pas passer le reste de son mandat à négocier avec l’opposition, précisant qu’il ne s’agit pas d’une menace, mais qu’il vient un moment où un Président responsable doit prendre les décisions qui s’imposent.

Cap-Haïtien : Démission au Comité du Carnaval

À moins 7 jours du début du Carnaval du Cap-Haïtien, Urlande A. Étienne, la Présidente du Comité organisateur du carnaval 2020 dans une lettre envoyée à Marc Georges, Président du Comité de coordination a remis sa démission, estimant qu’il lui était impossible d’organiser un carnaval grandiose à la hauteur des attentes des capois.

Kidnapping, Moïse accuse l’oppositon :

En marge du Carnaval de Jacmel, le Président Moïse, a accusé les leaders de l’opposition radicale d’être à l’origine de l’augmentation des cas enlèvement, une stratégie visant à exaspérer la population contre le Gouvernement

Recettes d’impôts en baisse :

Mirardin Morlan, le Directeur Général de la Direction Générale des impôts (DGI), a dit constater une baisse des recettes, que ce soit à la fin de l’exercice fiscal 2018/2019 et au début de l’exercice 2019/2020. Il impute la responsabilité de cette baisse aux troubles socio-politiques permanents que connaît le pays. Morlan encourage la population à faire sa déclaration définitive d’impôt même quand les retardataires ont une pénalité à payer pour ne pas avoir respecté le délai du 31 janvier dernier.

Bilan du carnaval de Jacmel 2020

Le bilan du Carnaval de Jacmel qui s’est déroulé dimanche 16 février s’élève à 20 blessés majoritairement à l’arme blanche et 16 individus arrêtés selon la Police nationale d’Haïti (PNH).

COVID-19 Bilan mondial 18 février :

Mardi 18 février 2020, le nombre de personnes contaminées dans le monde par le Coronavirus COVID-19 (cas confirmés en laboratoire et clinique) s’élève à 73,336 une hausse de 1,526 cas, inférieur de 40% par rapport à la veille https://www.haitilibre.com/article-30050-haiti-actualite-zapping.html ; 1,874 décès (+5.6%) soit 99 de plus que la veille (1,775) ; 13,021 personnes guéries soit 1,741 personnes (+15.4%) de plus par rapport à la veille (6.9 fois plus de guérison que de décès contre 5.8 fois la veille).

On recense à ce jour hors de Chine, 898 personnes contaminées confirmées dans le monde (après suppression des doublons)

Nombre de décès à l’étranger inchangé (4) : 1 au Philippine,1 à Hong Kong, 1 au Japon , et 1 en France.

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