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Former President Aristide Will Return to Haiti After 7 Years In Exile

first_imgBy Dialogo March 17, 2011 Former president Jean Bertrand Aristide will return to Haiti on 17 March, after seven years in exile in South Africa and three days before the second round of elections to choose Haiti’s next president, an individual close to him told AFP. “Aristide is expected in Port-au-Prince on Thursday,” the source said, speaking on condition of anonymity. The former priest governed Haiti three times: in 1991, then between 1994 and 1996, and again between 2001 and 2004, when he affirms that he was forced to leave office under pressure from the United States and France, amid clashes between his administration and rebel militias. His spokesperson Maryse Narcisse confirmed that he is going to return to his country before 20 March and that preparations for the trip have already begun. “President Aristide’s return has nothing to do with the elections,” she added. The former president – who continues to have support in poor neighborhoods – first expressed his desire to return shortly after another former president, Jean-Claude ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier, did so in January, claiming that he was “prepared” to return and contribute to the country’s rebuilding, particularly in the area of education. Just like Duvalier, Aristide, who is fifty-seven years old, insisted that he would stay out of politics, a statement received with skepticism by opponents and international observers. The former priest’s party, Fanmi Lavalas, did not take part in the recent presidential race, although his most faithful partisans have been putting up his portrait in the streets for weeks, in the hope that he will return to Haitian politics. On 14 March, the United States reiterated to the former president that he “should postpone his return” in order to avoid disturbing the second round of voting, planned for 20 March, which will decide who will be René Preval’s successor. Aristide entered Haitian politics in 1985 as an opponent of the dictator ‘Baby Doc,’ presenting himself as the savior of the Catholic poor – the great majority of the country’s population – and speaking Creole, ultimately becoming the first democratically elected president. The Haitian government has now opened the way for his return, granting him a new passport in February. South Africa, the country where he has been exiled all these years, said that it was not its “responsibility” to say whether the former president “should or should not” leave before the elections.last_img read more

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Ant Anstead Jokes About Christina Anstead Divorce After She Files

first_imgHe still has his sense of humor! Ant Anstead joked about his professional and personal life amid his divorce from his estranged wife, Christina Anstead.The 41-year-old mechanic announced his exit from Wheelers Dealers, which he’s starred in since 2017, on Monday, November 2. He subsequently opened up about his departure with costar Mike Brewer and his replacement, former Formula One mechanic Marc “Elvis” Priestley.- Advertisement – “For me, I’m sad because you and me have got an amazing bromance,” Brewer told Ant in a clip shared via his Instagram Stories. “There’s no, you know … People are gonna say ‘Brewer can’t hold onto these mechanics’ and all this nonsense.”Ant Anstead Jokes About Not Being Able to Hold Onto a Job or Wives After Christina Anstead Files for DivorceAnt Anstead Can Nguyen/ShutterstockAnt quipped back, “People say that about me and my wives!”Us Weekly confirmed in September that Christina, 37, and Ant called it quits after less than two years of marriage. The duo, who wed in December 2018, share son Hudson, 13 months.- Advertisement – “Ant and I have made the difficult decision to separate,” the Flip or Flop star wrote on September 18 via Instagram. “We are grateful for each other and as always, our children will remain our priority. We appreciate your support and ask for privacy for us and our family as we navigate the future.”Nearly two months later, Christina made it official and filed for divorce at a courthouse in Orange County, California, on Tuesday, November 3. A source previously told Us that the duo’s inner circle is surprised by the news.Ant Anstead Jokes About Not Being Able to Hold Onto a Job or Wives After Christina Anstead Files for DivorceChristina Anstead Courtesy of Christina Anstead/Iinstagram- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “Christina and Ant have been very private about this and friends are shocked to hear the news because they seemed happy together publicly and while in front of others,” the source said in September.The HGTV star was previously married to Tarek El Moussa. The pair, who finalized their divorce in 2018, share daughter Taylor, 10, and son Brayden, 5. El Moussa has since moved on with Heather Rae Young, whom he proposed to in July.“Tarek is sad that Christina is going through a hard time,” a second source told Us. “But [he] did not think that Christina and Ant would last.”Ant, for his part, was previously married to Louise Herbert for 12 years. The former spouses share Amelie, 17, and son Archie, 14.Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories!last_img read more

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Call for state aid to entrepreneurs in the transport sector published

first_imgEligible users Slijedom posljedica krize prouzrokovane koronavirusom koja je pogodila cjelokupno hrvatsko gospodarstvo, posebice sektor prometa, Ministarstvo mora, prometa i infrastrukture objavilo je poziv poduzetnicima za korištenje sredstava iz programa državnih potpora u sklopu mjera gospodarskog opravka Vlade Republike Hrvatske. 49.31 Urban and suburban passenger land transport 51.10 Passenger air transport Transport of goods by inland waterways 93.29 Nautical tourism ports. 49.10 Railway passenger transport services, intercity 79.11 Travel agency activities related to nautical transport 49.39 Other land transport (excluding taxi service) Provedbena tijela programa dodjele su Hrvatska banka za obnovu i razvitak (HBOR) i Hrvatska agencija za malo gospodarstvo, inovacije i investicije (HAMAG-BICRO) koji će dodjeljivati pojedinačne potpore korisnicima koji ispunjavaju uvjete iz programa. 77.34 Renting and leasing of water transport equipment 50.10 Sea and coastal passenger water transport Sea and coastal freight water transport Railway freight transport Cilj programa je osigurati financijsku podršku poduzetnicima koji obavljaju djelatnosti u sektoru mora, prometa, prometne infrastrukture i s njima povezanim djelatnostima radi ublažavanja posljedica krize uzrokovane pandemijom koronavirusa na njihovo poslovanje. Potpore će se dodjeljivati kao državna jamstva za nove kredite za likvidnost, a prihvatljivi korisnici su mali, srednji i veliki poduzetnici koji posluju u sektoru mora, prometa, prometne infrastrukture i povezanih djelatnosti na teritoriju Republike Hrvatske. Construction of water structures Inland passenger water transport 52.2 Transport service activities Air transport of goods The total amount of planned funds under this program is 600.000.000 kuna. 79.12 Activity of tour operators (tour operators) if they are related to nautical traffic HAMAG BICRO – Poziv za dodjelu državnih potpora sektoru mora, prometa, prometne infrastrukture i povezanim djelatnostima u aktualnoj pandemiji COVID-a 19  State aid program for the maritime sector, transport, transport infrastructure and related activities in the current COVID pandemic 19 (NN 77/20)HBOR – Poziv za dodjelu državnih potpora sektoru mora, prometa, prometne infrastrukture i povezanim djelatnostima u aktualnoj pandemiji COVID-a 19  52.10 Storage of goods Photo: D-Resort Šibeniklast_img read more