Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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President Privert holds meeting on road safety

Valéry Bennett

National Palace Correspondent

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti ( – The scourge of vehicle collisions that kill hundreds of commuters on Haiti’s highways and roads each year was the subject of a meeting at the National Palace on Wednesday.

The President of the Republic, His Excellency, Jocelerme Privert, presided over the meeting that was attended by the Minister of Tourism, Guy Didier Hyppolite, the Director General of the Haitian National Police, Michel-Ange Gedeon and the Secretary of State for the Department of Public Safety, Colonel Himmler Rebu.

The officials discussed road safety, vehicle inspections and the various laws and measures that could better respond to the threat of auto accidents that are frequent in Haiti. Issues with motorcycles were also brought up due to their common use by criminals in the country.

The officials made no officials declarations regarding the meeting afterwards and since the time of this publishing. Also in attendance were representatives of other ministries, including public works, interior and health.

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About The Author

Valéry Bennett is a graduate student of Digital Publishing at ESCP, Paris. He is of Haitian descent and participates in the biennial mission trip with his church.