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UN expresses its concern in latest Haiti Crisis – The Haitian Times

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The United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti expressed concern after the acts of the police and military on Sunday Feb. 23, reported Juno7.  In a statement released the day after the events, it condemned the use of violence as a means of redress.

The United Nations calls on “all sectors of national life, in particular the police who demand better working conditions, to avoid any situation which could cause tensions to escalate and jeopardize the security of citizens.

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The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY.The newspaper is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice for Haitian Diaspora.

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Haiti: COVID-19 border monitoring – SITREP 4, 26 to 27 March 2020 – Haiti

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The COVID-19 outbreak first reported in China in late 2019 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on 11 March 2020. As of 19 March, 207,855 cases had been reported in 166 countries, areas or territories according to WHO and the neighboring country Dominican Republic already reported 34 individuals infected and 2 deaths. On 20 March the first two cases have been confirmed in Haiti and the country remains at high risk of rapid contagion given the weak health system, the proximity and porous border with Dominican Republic and the limited external connections now possible. In response, the Government of Haiti has communicated many important instructions to minimize the spread of the disease, particularly: closure of schools and factories, closure of airports and ports to passengers, banning of meetings of more than 10 people, nationwide curfew between 20:00 and 5:00 and plea for social distancing guidelines to be respected.

IOM has adapted its ongoing Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) initiative along the Haiti–Dominican Republic to support the ongoing preparedness and response. The Flow Monitoring initiative is being carried out in 50 Border Crossing Points between Haiti and the Dominican Republic: 46 unofficial points and 4 official points

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CXC Exams Postponed and Modified Due to COVID-19

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Friday March 27, 2020 – The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) has
announced that exams scheduled for May/June will now be held in July with modifications,
as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to impact the region.

CXC yesterday said the revised
examinations strategy was aimed at yielding valid grades and minimizing the
disruption to the education system during these unprecedented times.

“While the proposed revised
administration schedule for the May/June 2020 examinations is July 2020, we
continue to be guided by national protocols across the region,” the Council
said.

“Rest assured that as the management
and staff of the Council continue to monitor the emerging situation, our first
priority is the health and well-being of all our stakeholders.”

Students sitting the Caribbean
Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exam and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency
Examination (CAPE) will be given one common multiple-choice paper and final
grades will be derived from that as well as School-Based Assessments (SBAs). For
private candidates, the final grade will come from the common multiple-choice paper
and a paper that will serve as an alternative to SBAs.

The only exceptions to that process,
where candidates will be required to complete additional components, are: Modern
Languages (Spanish, French and Portuguese); Human and Social Biology; and Visual
Arts.

CXC said the strategy will employ the
e-Testing modality (online and offline) in order to reduce the examinations
administration processing time resulting in the shortest turn-around time for
marking and the release of examination results.

“In addition, it will provide an opportunity for the timely presentation of grades to facilitate matriculation to higher education or to access employment. This also minimizes disruption to the 2020/2021 academic year,” it added.

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29/03/2020 12:12:51

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Importante réunion de Jouthe avec le secteur privé :

Samedi Joseph Jouthe a rencontré des membres du secteur patronal, la Chambre de Commerce Américaine (Amcham) et l’Association des Industries d’Haiti (ADIH) pour discuter de la participation des entreprises locales à la lutte contre le Covid-19 en Haïti ainsi que de l’accompagnement du Gouvernement au secteur privé. Lire aussi : https://www.haitilibre.com/article-30395-haiti-covid-19-bulletin-quotidien-29-mars-2020.html

Croix-des-Bouquets dans la lutte contre le Covid-19 :

Dans le cadre de la lutte contre la propagation de la pandémie du coronavirus Covid-19, le Conseil Municipal de Croix-des-Bouquets a entrepris une campagne de sensibilisation afin de porter la population crucienne à respecter les consignes du Gouvernement et à respecter les règles sanitaires. La Mairie rappelle à tous que le meilleur remède contre le Covid-19, en plus du respect des règles d’hygiène, est « le confinement qui consiste à rester à la maison et de ne sortir qu’en cas d’absolu besoin. »

Réunion « électrique » avec Taïwan :

Le Chancelier Claude Joseph, a reçu dernièrement la visite du Chargé d’affaires a.i. de Taïwan (république de Chine), Olivier N. C. Hsiao, pour discuter de la coopération entre les deux pays, particulièrement dans le secteur de l’énergie.

Propos de l’ex P.M. Lafontant :

« Je salue la formation de la Cellule scientifique https://www.haitilibre.com/article-30384-haiti-politique-creation-d-une-cellule-scientifique-de-gestion-du-crise-du-covid-19.html de gestion de la crise du Covid-19, composée de personnalités clés du secteur de la santé en Haïti. Je souhaite qu’elle permette au pays de prendre les bonnes décisions et de faire les bons choix pour la population » Jack Guy Lafontant Lire aussi : https://www.haitilibre.com/article-30395-haiti-covid-19-bulletin-quotidien-29-mars-2020.html

Le Saviez-vous ? :

Les femmes représentent environ 52% de la population (estimée à 12.2 millions d’Habitants) et plus de la moitié de la population active. 61% des femmes sont économiquement actives. La diaspora haïtienne compte près de 2 millions de personnes, établies principalement aux Etats-Unis et au Canada. Les femmes sont plus nombreuses que les hommes parmi les migrants (respectivement 54 et 46%).

Comités Communaux de la Protection Civile sur le terrain :

Les Comités Communaux de Protection Civile s’activent sur le terrain pour diffuser les informations et les consignes de préventions aux riverains à l’échelle du pays, pour les aider à mieux se protéger et préserver leur communauté face à la propagation du Coronavirus Covid-19.

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