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Royal Caribbean Cruises Providing 20,000 Meals a Day for Bahamians Impacted by Hurricane Dorian

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NASSAU, The Bahamas, Friday September 6, 2019 – In the wee hours of yesterday morning, more than
100 crew members from Royal Caribbean’s Empress of the Seas became the first to
activate the company’s disaster relief operation to bring relief supplies and
20,000 daily meals to the Freeport, Bahamas community.

Crew members prepared sandwiches, proteins with rice and fruits and snacks for the company’s first distribution at noon yesterday.

Over the next few days additional ships from its fleet —Symphony of the Seas, Celebrity Equinox, Mariner of the Seas and Harmony of the Seas— will repeat the process.

Along with Empress,
the company is deploying container ships with much needed supplies including
47,000 bottles of water, 362 generators, 250 tarps, 25,000 square feet of
plywood, 55,400 diapers and 7,500 pounds of pet food.

Royal Caribbean is
committing US$1 million to Dorian disaster relief and matching every dollar of
guest and employee donations. To make sure those donations go where they can do
the most good, they are collaborating with the Bahamian government and its
non-profit partner, the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF), and a
network of Bahamian charities and other local organizations, including the
Bahamas Feeding Network.

“We can’t make every bad memory of Dorian go away. But we can start making things better—today,” said Richard Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL).

According to Alex De Roeck of Royal Caribbean, the effort is not a one-time affair.

“We will be delivering these meals every day during the duration of this effort to be of service to the Grand Bahamian people,” said De Roeck, who works in hotel operations, RCCL Miami. “We will be diverting our cruise ships to this port every day to ensure that this effort continues.

“What will be happening is, we will provide the items and deliver them, but local Emergency officials will decide where they are to be delivered and distributed.”

While Royal Caribbean has most of its ships ported in Nassau, Alex said that the cruise line will use a different ship each day to make the trip to Grand Bahama to deliver the meals.

He said the company is seeking to set up a feeding kitchen on the island, but that option was not concrete, as they have to work with NEMA to discuss the feasibility and location of such a kitchen.

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The Haiti Sentinel | Haiti: Police Brutalize Protesters of Arriving U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft

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One young man showing signs of severe trauma to the mouth, covered in blood and missing teeth, said he and others had begun their sit-in demonstration on Marie Gate Road, adjacent the Toussaint Louverture International Airport. Police traveling in vehicle number 01-01242 had begun to assault and brutalize the protesters.

According to the victims, the police pulled up firing automatic weapons in the air, forcing them to the ground. While on the ground, the officers began to be beat, kick and batter with their weapons the demonstrators.

These demonstrators, along with an overwhelming majority of Haitians from various sectors of society, are calling for the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse and vehemently reject the United States’ long held policy of racism and chaos in Haiti.

Currently it is only the United States that is steadfastly supporting Jovenel Moïse who is facing accusations of crimes against humanity for state-sponsored massacres against his own people. Mr. Moïse has also been charged with financial crimes, including fraud, money laundering, embezzlement, of hundreds of millions of dollars meant for the country’s development. In recent weeks, Amnesty International has reported that the Haitian government is engaging in excessive use of force and repression against protesters.

The Haitian National Police are funded and trained by the United States and continue to take orders directly from the U.S. Embassy and Ambassador in Haiti. The embassy continues to inject itself in Haiti’s internal affairs demanding dialogue be held with President Jovenel Moïse who has become very intolerable.

According to a U.S. Embassy note on Tuesday, Ms. Craft is expected in Haiti to meet with President Jovenel Moïse and “a representative sample of Haiti’s political and economic leaders to encourage urgent measures to form a government…” None of the key personalities of Haiti’s political class have confirmed with The Haiti Sentinel that they would be meeting with Craft.

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New Government Elected and New Premier Sworn into Office in Montserrat

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Premier Easton Taylor-Farrell

BRADES, Montserrat, Tuesday November 19, 2019 Easton Taylor-Farrell was today sworn in as
Montserrat’s new premier, after his Movement for Change and Prosperity (MCAP)
won yesterday’s elections, taking power from the People’s Democratic Movement
(PDM).

The MCAP
won five of the nine seats in the Legislative Assembly in the British Overseas
Territory, while the PDM won three.

Outgoing
Premier Donaldson Romeo, who led the PDM up until a few weeks before the polls,
won the other seat as an independent candidate.

Taylor-Farrell,
who said he would name his Cabinet later this week, said he would have “preferred to have a bit larger majority”.

“That’s not the case but we will
work with what we have for the benefit of this country,” he said, indicating
that his cabinet would be made known later this week.

Premier
Taylor-Farrell said it was time to “unite and heal our country, spreading
love, compassion and understanding towards each other because it was because of
this lack of compassion that caused us to hate, disrespect and name call during
the campaign”.

“….We are all Montserratians. It is my hope that after today we will live together as one,” he added.

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19/11/2019 10:01:10

Haïti - Actualité : Zapping...

Représailles : 3 personnes brûlées vives :

Lundi 18 novembre au Cap-Haïtien, 3 personnes non identifiées ont été brûlés vive au début de la soirée dans le périmètre de Vertières. Ce drame c’est produit àprès qu’un agent de sécurité d’une boutique installée dans un container, aurait tiré pour faire évacuer la foule des manifestants, un adolescent aurait été atteint d’une balle à la tête et transporté d’urgence à l’hôpital. En représaille, les manifestants ont incendié le container avec trois personnes à l’intérieur.

Des policer annoncent avoir constitué un syndicat :

Dimanche 17 novembre, bravant les menaces de sanctions pouvant aller jusqu’à la révocation, les policiers qui ont manifesté, ont annoncé s’être constitués en syndicat, une première depuis la création de la Police Nationale d’Haïti (PNH) il y a 24 ans. Toutefois, soulignons, qu’il ne s’agit que d’une annonce et que la structure de cet éventuel syndicat n’est pas encore légalisée.

Drapeau américain brûlé :

Lundi lors des manifestation anti-gouvernemental qu’à connu Saint-Marc (Dépt. Artibonite), des manifestants armés de machettes ont brûler le drapeau américain devant les locaux du Lycée du Bicentenaire de Saint-Marc pour protester selon-eux contre l’ingérence américaine en Haïti….

Foot : Le V.P. de la FHF souhaite la révocation de Collat

À l’issue des piètres résultats dans la Ligue A des Nations (4 match joués 1 défaites et 3 nul) dont le dernier Haïti – Costa Rica [1-1] https://www.haitilibre.com/article-29300-haiti-actualite-zapping.html causant la relégation des Grenadiers en Ligue B, Daniel Jean-Charles, le vice-Président de la Fédération Haïtienne de Football très fâché, estime que l’entraineur Marc Collat devrait être révoqué. Lire aussi : https://www.icihaiti.com/article-28976-icihaiti-ligue-des-nations-les-grenadiers-au-bord-de-la-relegation-en-ligue-b.html

Parade militaire :

Lundi la traditionnelle parade militaire du 18 novembre a été exécutée au Palais National, par les nouvelles Forces armées d’Haïti qui fêtaient pour l’occasion leur 2e anniversaire. Par ailleurs, à Cap-Haïtien, les autorités de la ville se sont retrouvées sur le site de Vertières pour un moment de recueillement et le dépôt de gerbes de fleurs aux pieds des monuments.

Éducation : Distribution de chèques d’arriérés de salaire :

Odel Joseph, Directeur départemental du Ministère de l’Éducation Nationale des Nippes, a procédé la semaine écoulée à la distribution de 400 chèques d’arriérés de salaire à des Directeurs d’école, des enseignants et des membres du personnel de soutien.

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