The Anti-Corruption Unit wants to facilitate legal proceedings
Claudy Gassant, director of the Anti- Corruption Unit, is calling for urgent measures to facilitate the prosecution of corruption cases. The Unit submitted over thirty financial investigation reports to the prosecution, but only two were sanctioned by courts. He believes these cases should be given priority in the justice system.
The US continues to stand with Haiti
In a press release marking the 10th anniversary of the 2010 earthquake, the Embassy of the United States in Port-au-Prince stated, “While reflecting on the past, the United States reiterates its commitment to a healthy, secure and prosperous Haiti. May the lessons learned that day inspire us so that we can make renewed efforts that can lead to a better future for the Haitian people.”
President Jovenel Moïse Calls For Reforms
Noting an institutional vacuum caused by the departure of the Chamber of Deputies and 2/3 of the Senate, President Moïse posted a tweet urging reforms “This institutional vacuum is a historic opportunity for stakeholders to get together in order to initiate the reforms which must lead to the transformation of this predatory state into a service state which will put an end to this permanent crisis which jeopardizes the future of the country.” Without an active parliament, Moïse will rule by decree.
Pap Jazz Festival is a go
On Jan.9, the Fondation Haiti Jazz in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Communication officially launched the 14th Edition of the Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival was (PAPJAZZ). Scheduled for Jan. 18-25, 15 countries including Germany, Belgium,US, and the Netherlands will participate. Dee Dee Bridgewater, Take 6, Ranee Lee, Belo, Antonio Serrano, Eddy Francois, Jonathan “J-Perry” Perry are some of the artists who will perform during this exciting week. Canada is the honorary country this year.