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Activist “Ti Gana” shot dead in Cité Soleil
Well-known opposition activist Joseph Ganard aka “Ti Gana” was shot dead on Saturday in Cité Soleil after participating in a political meeting by unidentified unknowns.

Covid-19 : Guito Edouard DG of DINEPA tested positive
Guito Edouard, Director General of the National Directorate for Drinking Water and Sanitation (DINEPA), confirmed that he had tested positive for Coronavirus Covid-19 “According to the Epidemiologist Center, my test for Covid- 19 is Positive. The Government has been informed […] I am in good shape and in confinement. Other members of the office are in quarantine, I will work remotely.” Note that this is the first Haitian senior official to test positive.

217th anniversary of the flag, messages

Ministry of Tourism :
“May 18 marks the anniversary of the creation of the Haitian flag at Arcahaie by Jean-Jacques Dessalines, who made it the symbol of the union necessary to fight for our freedom for all. Today, during these difficult times that we live because of the pandemic caused by the coronavirus, the message carried by our flag is more than ever current, because it is together, with our united forces, that we will be able to fight against spread this disease and get to defeat it !” Ministry of Tourism of Haiti

PNH :
On this day of commemoration of the 217th anniversary of the national flag, Rameau Normil, Director General a.i. of the National Police of Haiti (PNH) salutes this symbol of pride and dignity. He believes that the visible sign of the Fatherland deserves all the honors in terms of the sacrifices made by the heroes of Independence.

Ambassador Guy G. Lamothe Permanent Representative of Haiti in China:
“To the Haitian community in China
This May 18, 2020 brings back the 217th anniversary of the creation of our flag. This historic act symbolizes the essence of our common identity as Haitians. The occasion is therefore favorable for me to wish the compatriots living in China Happy Flag Festival. May the lessons of its creation serve as our driving force, in these times of shared anxiety, to strengthen us in the cults of understanding, solidarity and above all in the obligation to preserve the hope of the rebirth of our destiny of greatness traced by our ancestors. Those who forget their history, it is said, are condemned to relive it. Let’s beware of ignoring this solidarity and this hope. Young people of my country, let us keep the love of our two-tone high and firm. Let’s be proud and worthy.”

See also :https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30801-haiti-217th-of-the-flag-message-from-the-former-consul-of-haiti-lesly-conde.html

NOTICE : Consulate General of Haiti in Cayenne
The Consulate General of Haiti in Cayenne informs the Haitian community that a new telephone line 0694-237585 is available for any Haitian national wishing to apply for a passport. For any appointment, compatriots in the community must imperatively dial 0594-311858 or 0594-237585 from Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from Friday, May 22. The Consulate General reminds that the rules of physical distance and the wearing of the mask will be obligatory, also it asks the latter to strictly respect the barrier gestures and the instructions of local authorities.

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