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Ariel Henry (INITE), new Minister of the Interior

Ariel Henry (INITE), new Minister of the Interior

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 . . ."

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Edouard Jules, Minister of social programs and projects

Edouard Jules, Minister of social programs and projects

Here is a picture of Edouard Jules, Minister in charge of social programs and projects

The prime minister of Haiti, Evans Paul, on 1 July 2015, delegated the responsibility of the social programs of the country to the newly selected minister, Edouard Jules. He has been made in charge of all the social and cultural proceedings and programs of Haiti. He is the 21st minister of the cabinet led by president Martelly. Edouard Jules on his side has expressed his gratitude towards the president and prime minister for entrusting him with the job. He has resolved to take steps for the all round social development of Haiti by revaluation of the plans which had been withheld due to lack of funds.

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Minister Delegate for electoral matters, Jean Fritz Jean-Louis

Minister Delegate for electoral matters, Jean Fritz Jean-Louis

Here is a picture of Mr. Jean Fritz Jean-Louis, Minister Delegate for electoral matters

A man with a hard task at hand, newly installed Minister Delegate to the Prime Minister on election issues, Jean Fritz Jean-Louis has been described as the Head of Government as an "exceptional asset". He is expected to ensure that the country's road to and eventual election is a smooth process. To ensure this, he will act as the bridge between the government, the people of the country, the opposition parties, the international community and the CEP. A heavy role at any time, it is made especially hard in 2015 as there is mounting pressure from the populace to ensure elections this year.

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Minister Victor BENOIT and Michel Martelly

Minister Victor BENOIT and Michel Martelly

Here is a picture of Minister Victor BENOIT and Michel Martelly.

The term for the members of parliament expired and President Martelly ruled by decree. One of his first acts was to appoint a new 'consensus government' made up of pieces of his old cabinet, and new ministers from the opposition.

This act still couldn't find favor with the opposition, who were quick to find fault with the choices for cabinet. Those who are new include Labor and Social Affairs Minister Victor Benoit, and Minister of Interior Ariel Henry. Their appointment has not been the salve hoped for as, according to the former senate president, the changes are bringing on more problems, not solving any.

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Minister of Planification, Yves Germain JOSEPH

Minister of Planification, Yves Germain JOSEPH

Here is a picture of Minister of Plannification, Yves Germain JOSEPH and President Michel Martelly.

When Haitian President Michel Martelly called a vote that would extend parliament and thus facilitate elections for the country, a deal that was being brokered by the United States, members of the political parties of the opposition failed to show up leaving the proposal floundering. The opposition has made their feelings - that the President has played a game to place himself in the de facto position, ruling by decree - and also their intentions - to keep their protests alive until they accomplish their one mission, to get the President out of power - well known.

Haiti isn't new to political unrest, as the world has seen documented, but in recent years, a new era of democracy had begun and hopes were high for that to continue. When issues began last year that would lead to the current dissolution of parliament, the governing administration blamed the opposition senators, and they in turn blamed the President.

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Hervey DAY, Minister of commerce and Industry and President Martelly

Hervey DAY, Minister of commerce and Industry and President Martelly

Here is a picture of the new Minister of commerce and Industry, Mr Hervey DAY, receiving his folder from President Michel Martelly

aiti new Ministerial cabinet

Haitian President, Michel Martelly, continues to push forward with his plans for the country despite the rather underwhelming changes in the public's opinion about the current political climate. His newest step in his role as de facto leader is the appointment and swearing in of Haiti's new ministerial cabinet. Joining him for the ceremony was his chosen Prime Minister, former Port-au-Prince Mayor, Evans Paul who recently named forty-four ministers and state secretaries despite his still unratified state.

The swearing in of 12 secretaries of state and 20 ministers took place at the National Palace, and the President took the opportunity to thank the opposition for their show of "goodwill", saying there is now pluralism within the new government. On the opposition side of the spectrum, some opposition leaders still accuse Martelly of not delivering on the promised consensus government, and the protests still continue.

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Ariel Henry of INITE, new Minister of the Interior

Ariel Henry  of INITE, new Minister of the Interior

Here is a picture of Mr. Ariel Henry. He has been designated as the new Minister of the Interior under the Government of Evans Paul

New Interior Minister promises Democratic Elections

Member of opposition INITE, Ariel Henry, has been appointed Interior and Territorial Communities Minister. He is replacing Minister Reginald Delva. State Secretary for the Interior, Patrick Joseph, was present at the installation.

Henry assured everyone the government is committed to holding ". . . satisfactory elections, free, democratic, and inclusive"

He gave assurances regarding immigration/emigration policies his ministry would stop at nothing to foster a ". . . a climate of peace and security . . ."

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Palais des Ministeres, Port-au-Prince, HAITI

Palais des Ministeres, Port-au-Prince, HAITI

Even four years after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the dragging pace of reconstruction is nowhere apparent other than the capital. Too many people died, the National Palace, Palace of the Ministries, many other monuments and important government buildings were severely damaged by the earthquake.

The President has admitted that part of the problem was that some of the promised international aids were never disbursed and a large portion of the money around 42% had been spent on the post-earthquake emergency alone and not for following reconstruction works.

The government has started clearing the old Palace Of Ministry since March 16, 2013; the responsibility has been vested on a Dominican firm ADOM. The five departments of the Palace of Ministries will be reestablished at a cost of $ 65000,000. The first buildings that will be built are the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), the Directorate General of Taxes (DGI) and the General Administration of Customs (AGD). Now there will be only three buildings in the block, viz. MEF, DGI and AGD with parking space and office for some 2,000 employees.

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Business Advisor Economic and Financial of the Presidency, Marie Carmelle Jean Marie

Business Advisor Economic and Financial of the Presidency, Marie Carmelle Jean Marie

Marie Carmelle Jean Marie, the former Finance Minister of Haiti as accepted to be the Advisor for Economic and Financial Affairs for the Haitian Presidency. Both President Michel Martelly and First Lady Sophia had long discussions with Jean Marie before the Iron Lady eventually agreed to take up the position which shows that her previous resignation was primarily because of Laurent Lamothe and not Michel Martelly.

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Minister Louis Farrakhan visiting Haiti

Minister Louis Farrakhan visiting Haiti

According to a news release, minister Louis Farrakhan will be in Haiti this Month. The dates are from December 11th to the 15th.
The black religious and social leader Farrakhan has been in Haiti and this will constitute his first. He wants to have a constructive dialogue with all religious authorities of the country.

Louis Farrakhan Muhammad, Sr. was born on May 11, 1933. He is the leader of the African-American religious movement the Nation of Islam (NOI).

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