Political

Haiti's Democratic Oppositions Protests at Dominican Embassy in PAP

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The Patriotic Movement of the Democratic Opposition (MOPOD) organized a sit-in Tuesday, October 8 at the Dominican Embassy in Petion-ville and took the opportunity to convey to the Dominican government a petition against the denationalization of Dominicans of Haitian descent.

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Haiti: Elections January 2014, with or without an Electoral Law says Council Prez

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The President of the Electoral Council, Emmanuel Menard, said senatorial and local elections, that were due to be held in November of 2011, will likely be held on January 26, 2014... "with or without the electoral law," that is currently in the Senate.

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Haiti: 300 Seen at Health Fair in Grand Goave with First Lady

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - First Lady Sophia Martelly, held a free medical consultation day for the residents of Grand Goave on Saturday where more than 300, including 149 children, received medical attention at no cost.

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7 Conditions required of Haiti President by Political Coalition

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The Patriotic Movement for Democratic Opposition (MOPOD), a coalition of several major political parties in Haiti, laid out a set of 7 conditions it expected President Michel Martelly to meet in order to continue dialogue with its members.

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Haiti Participates in 8th Meeting of the Inter-American Commission of Ports, Cartagena

CARTAGENA, Columbia (sentinel.ht) - The Director General of the National Port Authority participated in the Eighth Meeting of the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) from September 10 to 13, in Cartagena, Colombia, under the auspices of the Organization of American States (OAS).

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Multiplication of Organizations Calling for Departure of Haiti President

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - 11 political parties, 8 community organizations and 4 platforms announced general anti-government mobilizations even to the departure of President Michel Martelly.

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Haiti installs two institutions for Social Security and Worker Protection

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Two institutions in the management of workers insurance and wage protection, the Superior Council of Salaries (CSS) and the Administrative Council of Social Security Departments (CAOSS) were inaugurated on Thursday during a ceremony at the National Palace.

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Haiti: Commission on UN Convention on Corruption established

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - A committee to investigate Haiti's implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption was presented Tuesday in Petion-Ville by a joint initiative from Prime Minister's office, the Ministry of Economy and Finance and the Control Unit against Corruption (ULCC).

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Two day Health Clinic during Saint Celebrations in Petit Goave, Haiti

PETIT GOAVE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Revelers, citizens, all in Petit Goave during the Fete Patronale of the Commune last week benefited by two days of free medical consultations and care due to the continuing initiative by the First Lady of the Republic.

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Haiti: More political parties announce absence for election meeting with President

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - More major political parties joined together to not participate in an August 14, 2013 meeting called by the President of the Republic to discuss elections.

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Haiti: President meeting on elections snubbed by political coalition, MOPOD

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Considering a series of offenses endured, the Patriotic Democratic Movement (MOPOD), a coalition consisting of several major political parties in Haiti, on Tuesday declared it would not participate in the meeting of August 14, 2013 at the Karibe Convention Center organized the President of the Republic.

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Haiti: President points for election process rejected by Electoral Official

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The meeting Friday at the National Palace convened only 7 of Haiti's 9 electoral councilors and had in attendance a representative from the United Nations peacekeeping mission, facts not conveyed in a National Palace statement regarding the event.

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Indict the Haitian President, 15 political organizations encouraged Parliament

CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (defend.ht) - On Wednesday, 15 political parties encouraged the Parliament to indict the President of the Republic for what they call "systematic violations" of the Constitution of Haiti.

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Haiti RDNP: A judge is dead...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Secretary General of the Rally of Progressive National Democrats (RDNP) delivered an open letter to the press placing its position on the death of Judge Jean Serge Joseph.

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Presidential Adviser Lambert responds, liking himself to a Shaolin Master

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Publicly accused 5 days ago of orchestrating acts of kidnapping, drug trafficking and murder, an adviser to the President of the Republic made his first remarks about the accusation in a press conference Tuesday where he denounced the accusations made against him and the human rights organization that presented the allegations.

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Fanmi Lavalas organizes Summer School to orient party for elections

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The party of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide is organizing from Thursday July 11 to July 15 a party summer school intended to discuss the socio-political and economic issues of Haiti in preparation for the upcoming electoral contests.

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Haiti reinstitutes State Lottery commission after 14 years

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - On Tuesday, the Haitian state reopened the gambling regulatory institution, the Haitian State Lotter, in order to promote the participation in lottery and gambling safely and responsibly.

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Haiti: Former PM Garry Conille considers Diaspora a critical force

ATLANTA, USA (defend.ht) - Participating as keynote speaker at the fifth session of the Working Group of the Diaspora, a former Prime Minister of Haiti said he is convinced that the vital role that Haitians living abroad have in the recovery of their country, against the circumstances of the nation today is "the failure of all."

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Haiti: Some disaccord within the electoral council

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - There is disagreement in the electoral council that is expected to organize senatorial and local elections that were due to be held in November 2011, by the end of 2013. 6 members have traveled to Mexico to attend a technical workshop while 3 stayed in Haiti in protest.

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Innovations for Haiti upcoming elections according to Councilor Joseph

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Voting for Haitians living abroad, early voting for those with special needs, civil society integration in municipal and departmental offices to observe electoral disputes, electronic voting and a reduction of influence of electoral advisers, are just a few of the innovations included in the Draft Electoral Law to be submitted to the Executive in short order.

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Book reviews

Haiti Noir

Book Review

The anthology edited by Edwidge Danticat puts a uniquely Haitian spin on the crime genre

"Danticat has succeeded in assembling a group portrait of Haitian culture and resilience that is cause for celebration." - Publishers Weekly