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Dr. Michaelle Amedee Gedeon is dead

Dr. Michaelle Amedee Gedeon is dead

Dr. Michaëlle Amédée Gédéon died this Wednesday at Bernard Mevs Hospital to her injuries following a road accident on Tuesday on the road to Les Cayes. She was returning from the Grand'Anse department

Graduate of the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Dr. Michaëlle Amédée Gédéon got her master's degree in public health at Harvard University in the United States. she was appointed Director General of the Ministry of Public Health and Population before being promoted to Minister of Health. She became President of the Red Cross for 12 years.

Dr. Michaëlle Amédée Gédéon, the former President of the Haitian Red Cross (2001-2013) and former Minister of Health, died on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Bernard Mevs Hospital following a road accident on Tuesday on her road to Les Cayes. Outgoing Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant, while announcing his resignation from the Jovenel Moise administration said in a condolence message that Haiti has as lost a great lady, a great contributor in the health sector and a specialist in public health. Former first lady, Sophia Martelly, described the former health minister as a "humble and courageous woman. Her sudden death is a huge loss to the Haitian medical sector".
On Tuesday, August 22, the Haitian Red Cross expresses its sadness at the death of its former President Patricia Michaëlle Amédée Gédéon (2001-2013).

Dr. Michaelle Amédée Gédéon was appointed as the Minister of Health under the presidency of René Préval/ Alexis government, from March 24, 1999 to March 2, 2001. In 2015, she received the honour of "Doctor Honoris Causa" from the Royal University of Haiti. Mrs. Gédéon is credited with a brilliant career in public administration and in the private and non-governmental sectors.

She earned post-graduate Diplomas on International Course on Nutrition and Food Sciences from Ghent University, Belgium (1981) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1981-82). Dr. Gédéon was a Master of Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health (1982-83) and Doctor of General Medicine from State University of Haiti. In the Haitian Ministry of Public Health, she acted as the Director General (Sep 1997 to Mar 1999) and as a Minister (Mar 1999 to Mar 2001), She was a Governing Body Member of IFRC (2005 to 2009) and President of National Society of the Haitian Red Cross (May 2001 to Nov 2013). She was the Dean of Health Sciences Faculty, UNIFA (Apr 2014 to Jun 2017), a Consultant in Public Health and Nutrition, and Advisor to Non-profit Health organizations.

Dr. Michaëlle Amédée Gédéon, the former President of the Haitian Red Cross (2001-2013) and former Minister of Health, died on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Bernard Mevs Hospital following a road accident on Tuesday on her road to Les Cayes. Outgoing Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant, while announcing his resignation from the Jovenel Moise administration said in a condolence message that Haiti has as lost a great lady, a great contributor in the health sector and a specialist in public health. Former first lady, Sophia Martelly, described the former health minister as a "humble and courageous woman. Her sudden death is a huge loss to the Haitian medical sector".
On Tuesday, August 22, the Haitian Red Cross expresses its sadness at the death of its former President Patricia Michaëlle Amédée Gédéon (2001-2013).

Dr. Michaelle Amédée Gédéon was appointed as the Minister of Health under the presidency of René Préval/ Alexis government, from March 24, 1999 to March 2, 2001. In 2015, she received the honour of "Doctor Honoris Causa" from the Royal University of Haiti. Mrs. Gédéon is credited with a brilliant career in public administration and in the private and non-governmental sectors.

She earned post-graduate Diplomas on International Course on Nutrition and Food Sciences from Ghent University, Belgium (1981) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1981-82). Dr. Gédéon was a Master of Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health (1982-83) and Doctor of General Medicine from State University of Haiti. In the Haitian Ministry of Public Health, she acted as the Director General (Sep 1997 to Mar 1999) and as a Minister (Mar 1999 to Mar 2001), She was a Governing Body Member of IFRC (2005 to 2009) and President of National Society of the Haitian Red Cross (May 2001 to Nov 2013). She was the Dean of Health Sciences Faculty, UNIFA (Apr 2014 to Jun 2017), a Consultant in Public Health and Nutrition, and Advisor to Non-profit Health organizations.

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New Car-Buying Mistakes

New Car-Buying Mistakes

Do you want to get the best price on your vehicle purchase. here are some tips that will help you.

In February and August sales usually remain slow because buyers wait for the new number plates coming in March and September. If you want to take advantage of this quiet period, your old number plate will make your car look older than really it is, but you can have an impressive deal on the outgoing number plates. In June and December quarter ends, the dealers usually remain keen to hit their quarterly sales targets and more likely to offer you a good deal. Convertibles are more desirable in the summer, but they are good bargains in winter. The demands for 4 wheel drive remains in peak during poorer weather seasons.

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President Michel Martelly riding a Polaris

President Michel Martelly riding a Polaris

Here is a picture of Haitian president Michel Martelly as he is riding a Polaris.

As per the news dated June 15, 2016, Senator Youri Latortue while investigating the use of PetroCaribe fund, has referred to the existence of a contract. The contract valuing $4.5 million out of the PetroCaribe fund to buy Polaris vehicles for the Haiti National Police (PNH) to facilitate their movement. The deal was signed by Jean-Max Bellerive, then Minister of Planning during Martelly regime in October 2011. As per Youri Latortue's investigation, the disbursements were made, but as per police chief, Michel Ange Gedeon, no such vehicle has yet been received by the police other than 20 such vehicles received as gifts from the Government of Canada since 2010. However, Harry Robert Tippenhauer ,the general manager of RHT Plaza, responsible to supply the vehicles said, they had not received any money out of that account as the said contract was cancelled by Laurent Lamothe then Minister of Planning and External Cooperation and head of government. Recently, a picture released shows former president Martelly is driving a Polaris car!

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Armed bandits caused accident resulting in 3 dead, 30 injuries in Petit-Goave

Armed bandits caused accident resulting in 3 dead, 30 injuries in Petit-Goave

On the night between Monday July 25 and Tuesday July 26 armed bandits caused a major road accident in the area of "Pon Kayiman", "gran simitye" in Petit-Goave. This took place after a vehicle loaded with passenger was taken into an ambush as the driver was attempting to find his way out of a barricade on the road with. It was reported that one of gang members shot the tire of the bus, causing it to to fall into the river. Immediately after the accident, two of the passengers died and over 30 who were injured were taken to a nearby hospital. It was reported later that one of the injured individuals passed away, bringing the final death toll to 3

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Bus carrying Haitians collided with tractor-trailer, killing five

Bus carrying Haitians collided  with tractor-trailer, killing five

Major car accident in Florida involving Haitians. A Haitian farm worker collided with tractor-trailer, killing five

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Crossing collapsed Bridge On Route 9 over Riviere Grise

Crossing collapsed Bridge On Route 9 over Riviere Grise

Here is a picture of the collapsed Bridge On Route 9 over Riviere Grise. The population has managed to adjust to the new reality.

A bridge along Route 9 in Cite Soleil partially collapsed on March 18, 2016 at around 8:30 am at the passage of a dump truck carrying gravel. About two months after the collapse, the US Army Corps of Engineers was engaged to assess the condition of the bridge and determine possible causes of the collapse. As per their reports, it was revealed that the bridge built in 1997 by the U.S Army was designed to withstand a load capacity of 30 tons, but it used to carry regular loads beyond 40 tons. Every day, about 12,000 vehicles used to cross the bridge before the collapse. Poor maintenance, overloading, existing damages and lack of supervisions were the possible causes of the collapse. The investigating team has recommended that the Olympic Park side (North side) of the collapsed wing and the side of Cité Soleil (South Bay), unaffected in the collapse, both should be replaced by similar modular steel with increased load capacity.

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Four commandos suspected in Commissariat attack found dead in accident

Four commandos suspected in Commissariat attack found dead in accident

Here is a picture of the road accident resulting in Four commandos suspected in Commissariat attack were found dead.

On Tuesday, May 16, 2016, about 50 gunmen wearing faded green uniforms that appeared to be from Haiti's disbanded military, attacked the Les Cayes police station. They killed one police officer (Tisson Jean-Pierre) and wounded at least two others before fleeing. The assailants ransacked the police station, stole guns and tortured the police officers. When they tried to escape in a white van, it swerved off a road and tumbled into a ravine, killing three of the attackers. One of them was killed earlier during a shootout with officers in the police station. Three of the attackers were arrested. One of the arrested attackers has linked former Senator Guy Philippe with this attack. Philippe is a former Tonton Macoutes leader, suspended Haitian Police Chief, and a presidential candidate (Front for National Reconstruction, a guerrilla group). Guy Philippe has a longstanding arrest warrant of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency over charges of cocaine smuggling and money laundering, and the Human Rights Watch has accused him of extrajudicial killings.

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Major road accident at Coupe a Limbe, North

Major road accident at Coupe a Limbe, North

Here is a picture of a Major road accident at Coupe à Limbé, in the North of the country.

On Friday night, May 6, 2016, in a major road accident in Coupe à Limbé (North) involving two trucks, resulted 12 deaths and many critically injured. According to the Directorate of Civil Protection (DPC) report, an overloaded truck carrying mostly "madan sara" and their merchandise, got overturned when it tried to avoid another truck broken down in the middle of the road. Ten people died on the spot. According to an assessment of the National Ambulance Centre (CAN), the number of deaths might be more, because some of the injured transported to the hospitals in Quartier Morin and Milot, were in critical conditions. Immediate rescue operation could not be started because of heavy rain.

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collapsed of Cite Soleil bridge along Route 9 in Haiti

collapsed of Cite Soleil bridge along Route 9 in Haiti

Here is a picture of a collapsed bridge in Cite Soleil along Route 9 in Haiti.

The recent collapse of a bridge (Wout Nave Bridge) on Rivière Grise shows how poorly Haiti's road system is planned and managed. The bridge partially collapsed on March 18, 2016 at around 8:30 am at the passage of a dump truck carrying gravel. This structure used to carry over hundred heavily loaded trucks everyday that was built to support a load of twenty tons only! An investigation suggests that another possible cause of the collapse could be the stolen bolts of the bridge which were found missing. The accident was predictable as this twenty year old structure was never maintained properly by the Ministry of Public Works.

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Bridge On Route 9 over Riviere Grise collapsed

Bridge On Route 9 over Riviere Grise collapsed

Here is a picture of the Bridge on Route 9 over Riviere Grise that collapsed in March, 2016.

On Friday, March 18, 2016, a bridge over Rivière Grise on Route 9, connecting Cité Soleil to the National #1, partially collapsed while a truck was passing carrying gravel over the bridge. It was a metal bridge, 62 meters long and 20 meters wide. Surprisingly, everyday, over hundred heavily loaded trucks pass over this bridge which was built to withstand a maximum load of twenty tons only! No casualty was reported. Signs of road diversions have been posted. This recent disaster is an example of poor quality craftsmanship and supervision and that indicates how the public money in Haiti is managed. A primary investigation suggests that the possible cause of the collapse could be the stolen bolts of the bridge which were found missing.

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