Seeking investments for Haiti
This week, the “Haiti INVEST” project of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) held its last presentation tour in New York, bringing together Haitian entrepreneurs and investment professionals to catalyze private financing of small and medium-sized Haitian businesses. Despite the current economic and political situation, USAID Mission Director Gary Juste said, “The level of investment interest in Haiti that I have seen strengthens my confidence in the economic potential and the future growth of the country.”
The State claims Sogener $123 million
The Haitian State, through the DGI and proceeding by Me Newton Louis St Juste one of the lawyers engaged by the Government in the file of the recoveries of debts of the State https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-29135-haiti-energy-the-state-hires-several-cabinets-of-lawyers-to-defend-its-interests.html towards particular companies deprived of electricity, sent a summons to the Sogener SA to return to the Ministry of Economy and Finance $123 million to the Treasury within 48 hours. In its summons the Government alleges cases of over-billing and/or undue payments made by EDH to Sogener between 2007 to 2015 See also : https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-29168-haiti-justice-the-state-wants-to-recover-$123m-from-sogener.html
103 Quebec MPs in solidarity with the Haitian people
103 deputies of the National Assembly of Quebec unanimously adopted a motion symbolizing their solidarity with the Haitian people. The Assembly says “recognize the worrying humanitarian situation caused by the major crisis that paralyzes its main institutions in Haiti for weeks […]” These deputies want “the governments of Quebec and Canada, as well as the international community, to mobilize to support a peaceful and democratic way out of the crisis.” A copy of this motion will be sent to President Jovenel Moïse, Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau and the Ambassador of Haiti to Canada.
The Goncourt escapes the writer Dalembert
The Haitian writer Louis-Philippe Dalembert who was nominated for the Prix Goncourt 2019 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-28681-haiti-literature-the-haitian-writer-louis-philippe-dalembert-in-the-running-for-the-prix-goncourt-2019.html , with “Mur Méditerranée” published by Sabine Wespieser, did not win the prestigious prize that was awarded this year to Jean-Paul Dubois for his book “Tous les hommes n’habitent pas le monde de la même façon” published by L’Olivier.