New government named in Haiti


Haiti has unveiled a new government, two months after  prime minister Jack Guy Lafontant, resigned following days of violent protests against fuel price rises.

Jean-Henry Ceant,

The unrest started after the government unveiled a proposal to remove fuel subsidies. At least four people were killed with shops and buildings burnt and looted.

The authorities said that the new the new administration, headed by new Prime Minister Jean-Henry Ceant, will have as its first task to calm socio-economic malaise in the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country.

Ceant, 61, is a notary who ran unsuccessfully for president in 2010 and 2016. He was  named to the post on August 5 but in a sign of discord between the legislative and presidential branches it took a month to reach agreement on his 18-member cabinet.

Six members retained their jobs from the previous cabinet.

The following is the full list of the new government.

Ministerial Cabinet

The Citizen Jean Claudy Pierre is appointed Minister of Planning and External Cooperation ;

The Citizen Bocchit Edmond is appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cults ;

The Citizen Ronald Décembre is appointed Minister of Economy and Finance ;

The Citizen Jobert C. Angrand is appointed Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development ;

The Citizen Fritz Caillot is appointed Minister of Public Works, Transport and Communications ;

The Citizen Ronell Gilles is appointed Minister of Commerce and Industry ;

The Citizen Osner Richard appointed Minister of the Environment ;

The Citizen Marie Christine Stephenson is appointed Minister of Tourism ;

The Citizen Jean Roudy Aly is appointed Minister of Justice and Public Security ;

The citizen Mamatha Irène Ternier is appointed Minister of Haitians Living Abroad ;

The Citizen Jean Marie Reynaldo Brunet is appointed Minister of the Interior and Territorial Communities;

The Citizen Pierre Agénor Cadet is appointed Minister of National Education and Vocational Training ;

The Citizen Elise Gelin is appointed Minister of Social Affairs and Labor ;

The Citizen Marie Greta Roy Clément is appointed Minister of Public Health and Population ;

The Citizen Evelyne Sainvil is appointed Minister for the Status of Women and Women’s Rights ;

The Citizen Edwing Charles is appointed Minister of Youth, Sports and Civic Action ;

The Citizen Jean Michel Lapin is appointed Minister of Culture and Communication ;

The Citizen Enol Joseph is appointed Minister of Defense

Secretaries of State

The Citizen Gérald Oriol is appointed Secretary of State for the Integration of Persons with Disabilities ;

The Citizen Emile Brutus is appointed Secretary of State for Literacy ;

The Citizen Ronsard St-Cyr is appointed Secretary of State for Public Security ;

The Citizen Eddy Jackson Alexis is appointed Secretary of State for Communications

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