Biwo Idantifikasyon Nasyonal la (ONI) te anonse yon pwogram idantifikasyon nesans. Nouvo sistèm ultra sofistike sa a byometrik (anprent), pral pèmèt pou yon sekirite pi bon nan idantifikasyon sitwayen ayisyen. Fanmchay pral patisipe nan koleksyon done. Aplikasyon pwogram sa ap koute gouvènman ayisyen an plis ke $ 50 milyon dola US. Chak sitwayen granmoun san yon kat idantite, responsab pou peye yon amann nan 500 goud. Lalwa espere konplètman aplike an 2017.
Identification at birth program launched by ONI.
The National Identification Office(ONI) announced an identification program at birth. This ultra sophisticated and reliable new biometric system (fingerprint), will allow for a better security in Haitian citizen identification. Midwives will be involved in the data collection and implementation will cost the Haitian Government over US $50 million. Every adult citizen without an identity card, is liable to a fine of 500 gourdes and by 2017, the law is expected to be fully implemented.
Here is a copy of the Decree issued by Michel Martelly regarding Generous severance pay to his Ministers and State Secretaries.
Martelly, Government Officials Get Sizable Severance Package
President Martelly, Prime Minister Paul, and other government administrators are getting a generous retirement package. An amended decree states 2.5 million Gourdes will be received by ministers and 2.0 million Gourdes by secretaries of state.
Other benefits include free vehicles, body guards, and annuities. The benefits will stretch over five years for ministers and secretaries of state, and two years for prime minister and president.
The decree has outraged working- and direly poor Haitians.
Here is a picture of the ceremony for the Haitian officials graduates of the master's degree ENAP of Quebec.
On October 6th, 2015, at the Hotel Karibe Convention Center, a graduation ceremony of the National School of Public Administration (ENAP) of Quebec, in Haiti, wash held. Twenty Haitian executives from the ministries and decentralized agencies of the State who have undergone a 30 month course under a support program to 'Strengthen Public Management in Haiti', received their parchment from the hands of the Head of Government, Prime Minister Evans Paul and André Bourret, the vice rector for Academic Affairs of ENAP of Quebec. The Prime Minister, in his remarks for the occasion has mentioned that this line of cooperation has correctly addressed the needs of the State to equip itself with the right personnel in the public administration and management. Haiti welcomes every similar endeavor and he conveyed many good wishes to ENAP of Quebec to grow and prosper.
Here is a picture where Haitian President Michel Martelly was meeting with the Haitian Community in Spring Valley
On Wednesday, September 30th, 2015, while attending the 70th General Assembly of the United Nation in New York, President Martelly accompanying his wife Sophia Martelly met the Haitian community of Spring Valley. The President was welcomed at the City Hall of St. Joseph Church by the Mayor Demeza Delhomme. Mayor Delhomme, during his speech did not fail to mention that this has been the first visit ever by a Haitian President to this community. The President was visibly moved by the honor bestowed upon him by his compatriots of Spring Valley. The key of the city was delivered to him by the city Mayor. During his speech, Martelly had explained about his responsibility and commitment as the Head of the State, especially a few months before the end of his presidential term. He described himself as a part of the diaspora and continued to mention the expectation and responsibility of diaspora community, to and from the country. He expressed his hope that the new elected authority will work to improve and achieve progress.
Here is a picture of former Consul General of Haiti in Montreal, Justin Viard. He has been removed from the position by the Martelly Government.
Justin Viard, the Consul General of Haiti in Montreal has been removed from his office by the Martelly-Evans administration on September 4, 2015 for some undisclosed reasons. The exact cause that might have motivated his removal is not known, however, some sources indicate that it could lead to the use of diplomatic representation of Haiti by a third party for private commercial purposes. No reason for his sudden removal or future assignment has been disclosed by the government, not even by the Consul General himself; he was simply revoked. Kurdy Laréche who had been the Vice Consul since 2012 and then Consul in Montreal since 2014, has been appointed as the new Consul General in Justin's place since September 8th, 2015.
This picture will stop all rumors about the son of President Michel Martelly, Olivier Martelly as several news sources has recently reported that he was in trouble with the American justice and consequently has been arrested.
Recently on September 5, 2015, Olivier Martelly, the son of Haitian President Michel Martelly was noticed arriving at Montigo Bay airport in Jamaica accompanying his father who came to attend PetroCaribe conference in the city. There were reports that he has been held in the U.S under house arrest in charges of money laundering, tax evasion and narcotic trafficking from Colombia via Haiti to the U.S. The picture of his arrival in Jamaica might put an end to the rumor of his arrest, but it will definitely generate more questions with his underworld connections and freedom.
Here is the new Minister of the Interior in Haiti, Ariel Henry of INITE Political party.
Haiti formed a consensus government in January, and a new Minister of the Interior and Territorial Communities (MICT), Ariel Henry, was appointed to replace retiring Minister Reginald Delva,
The installation ceremony occurred at Directorate of Civil Protection with Director General Obas; MICT Major Bastien; and other officials present.
During his address Henry committed himself to ". . . ensure . . . we have satisfactory elections, free, democratic, and inclusive . . ."
Here is a picture of former Minister Yves Rose Myrtil Morquette and Victor Benoit who just gave their resignations to The Government of Michel Martelly, Evans Paul.
The Minister for women and women's Rights in Haiti has resigned the government of Martelly-Paul, following verbal abuses by President Michel Martelly on a woman in Miraguane
Ms. Morquette's resignation letter followed that of the Minister of Social Affairs, Mr. Victor Benoit done on August 6, 2015. This decision was taken by the Political Party Fusion Social Democrats following the statement of President Martelly in a political gathering in Miraguane.
Three members of Haiti's coalition government, representatives from the Fusion of Social Democrats have resigned in protest of an inappropriate and ribald humor of the Head of State against a woman in Miragoâne, during a political rally on July 28. During the rally, the President told a woman to go in the bushes and have sex. The woman had accused Martelly's government of incompetence because they failed to bring electricity to her community. The resigned ministers are, Victor Benoit, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor, Yves Rose Morquette, Minister for the Status and Rights of Women, and Mozart Clerisson, Secretary of State for Literacy. The resignation letters of Yves Rose Morquette and Victor Benoit have been submitted to the Prime Minister; only the letter from the Secretary of State for Literacy is still waiting.
Here is a picture of Haiti ambassador Daniel Supplice as he has been removed from his position.
On Tuesday, July 21, 2015, Daniel Supplice, the Haitian ambassador to Santo Domingo, has been removed "permanently" from his post by the Haitian government because he could not defend his government properly amid the current immigration issues with the Dominican Republic, instead he has held his government responsible for the vulnerable illegal residential status of thousands of Haitians living in the D.R who are facing threats of deportation as stateless people. They could not register themselves before the given deadline of the D.R authority on June 17, 2015, because the Haiti government could not provide them necessary documents required for their registration to residential status in the D.R.
Here is a picture of Senator Lambert Wencesclass.
On March 9, 2014, in a meeting between the Senator and members of MORACS in Coral Soult in Sud-Est, Haiti, near Marigot, Senator Lambert Wencesclass attacked a young student activist named Daniel Theodore. His two punches on the mouth caused him injury and loss of two teeth because the student called the declaration by Lambert, the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee a lie. The senator had admitted his attack and justified his act because the student had said whatever Lambert had mentioned in his statement was not true. He had further added, Haiti is the only country where people don't respect the elected representatives. It is not he who should apologize; it is the citizen who must offer him an apology.