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After breaking the news that ULC will open its 2nd location in Haiti, in the city of Ouanaminthe, we thought we’d visit our favorite Haitian news sites to see what other news there was for the city this week.
First, let’s look at some numbers, so we can get that out of the way and get to the good stuff:
(The above information was mainly found on Haiti Cocina’s Website.)
When I searched the Haitian news sites today, I found an article regarding the new location of the police station in Ouanaminthe. The new facility, while interesting in that it is formerly an army barracks and will be the largest police station in the area along the northern border, is more interesting to me because of where they received their funding. The project will cost up to $4.2 million dollars and is being provided by the Canadian Government’s Stabilization and Reconstruction Task Force (START). The mayor, Rony Pierre, who was mentioned in our previous blog First Public Library in Ouanaminthe, Haiti to Open in 2012 as a supporter of ULC’s new library, has apparently made a pitch for more police officers to staff the facility, indicating that he understands that the beautiful, newly renovated space is not going to help unless staffed with police officers.
After reading the article, I was curious about what else Canada has been up to in Haiti. I found the following facts interesting:
In addition to the above information, I thought the Fact Sheet about Haiti / Canada was really interesting and showed, in addition to the general information about Haiti, interesting pieces of information about things like how much is imported into Canada from Haiti versus how much is exported from Canada to Haiti.
So maybe later this week I’ll post about Ouanaminthe specifically. Today, however, I was distracted by the great projects going on in Haiti as a result of funding from Canada, like our own libraries which receive books from the Parliament Foundation of Quebec.
My money’s on soccer beating out hockey if it ever comes down to that in Haiti though…
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Écrit par ULC Administrator
Mardi, 30 Août 2011 00:00