Haiti: Deputy Commission recommends indicting President
- Created on Monday, August 26, 2013 5:45 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - An ad-hoc committee of the Chamber of Deputes investigating the circumstances of the death of Judge Jean Serge Joseph completed its report on Friday which recommended the indictment of the President of the Republic, the Prime Minister and Minister of Justice on the grounds of perjury.
21 Haitian Deputies write Barack Obama to dismiss Ambassador
- Created on Saturday, August 24, 2013 7:10 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - On Friday, a rogue minority of 21 of 96 deputies, without putting it to a vote, without the signature of the President of the Chamber of Deputies, but still using the letterhead of the CHAMBRE DES DEPUTES, delivered a note to U.S. President Barack Obama to dismiss the U.S. Ambassador to Port-au-Prince, Pamela White, a national decision of international consequence without the affirmation of the Senate.
Haiti: Parliament votes to interpret 10 Senate terms to 2015
- Created on Thursday, August 22, 2013 8:31 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The Chamber of Deputies voted in the same sense as the Senate in passing a resolution that interprets the Electoral Law of 2008 to be in accordance with the Constitution of Haiti, thus confirming the mandate of 10 honorables until the second Monday of 2015, as oppose to 2014.
Haiti: House Speaker joins, says "elections in 2013 or resignation"
- Created on Saturday, August 17, 2013 12:00 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The President of the Chamber of Deputies on Thursday said the manner in which the President of the Republic is managing the nation is "sinking Haiti into a greater state of chaos with every passing day" and believes if elections cannot be organized by year's end, President Michel Martelly should resign.
Haiti: Senate President in Washington to brief Americans
- Created on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 12:00 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. (sentinel.ht) - The President of the Haitian Senate arrived in Washington, D.C. on Friday for what some believe is to tell members of the U.S. Congress about what he and some in Parliament characterize as mismanagement by the President of the Republic of Haiti and departures from decorum by the U.S. Ambassador to Port-au-Prince.
Haiti: Senate report on death of judge not presented
- Created on Thursday, August 08, 2013 9:49 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - A Senate commission report on the circumstances surrounding the death of Judge Jean Serge Joseph was not presented in the Senate on Thursday for what the Senate describes as a lack of quorum.
Brawl in Haiti Parliament, at least one seriously injured
- Created on Wednesday, August 07, 2013 9:39 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - A brawl erupted tn the Chamber of Deputies on Wednesday involving several members of Parliament. At least one deputy is said to have been seriously injured in the melee.
Haiti: President reiterates call for overdue elections at year's end, says Deputy
- Created on Wednesday, August 07, 2013 10:59 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - "Elections will be held at year's end, elections will be held at year's end. We must mobilize on all levels to permit elections be held at the end of the year." These are the words of the President of the Republic to 51 deputies at a Tuesday meeting at Hotel Montana where discussions on elections, 1 year, 8 months and 18 days past due were held.
Haiti: Electoral law will be in Parliament on Thursday, says House President
- Created on Monday, August 05, 2013 10:11 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Prime Minister of the Republic, Laurent Lamothe, promised that on Thursday the draft electoral law would finally be transmitted to the Parliament to proceed with process of ratification; this is according to the President of the House.
Haiti: Senate Official says "elections in 2013 or resignations"
- Created on Monday, August 05, 2013 9:49 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The 2nd Secretary of the Senate on Monday joined a growing number of citizens who have chanted the ultimatum: elections, that are 1 year, 8 months and 16 days past due, should be held by the end of 2013 or the President of the Republic should resign from his office.
Haiti: Senate completes investigation into Judge's death, four others continue
- Created on Sunday, August 04, 2013 8:59 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Of the 5 investigations into the death of Judge Jean Serge Joseph, the Senate appears to have completed its work. The Supreme Council of the Judiciary and Quebec Coroner's office continue their investigations, while the Chamber of Deputies and the Government Commissioner's office in Port-au-Prince appear to have met road blocks.
Haiti: Senator Moise says Martelly and Lamothe divided
- Created on Thursday, August 01, 2013 10:29 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The 2nd Senator of the North said on Wednesday that the investigation into the death of Judge Jean Serge Joseph has evolved to cause division between the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister.
Haiti: Senator Bien-Aime says Electoral Law of 2008 is outdated
- Created on Thursday, August 01, 2013 8:37 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - "The electoral law of 2008 does not recognize the 30% quota of women in the government..." nor does it recognize the participation of the Diaspora. For these reasons, the First Senator of the North East criticized the President of the Republic's suggestion to use the electoral law of 2008 rather than the law drafted and submitted to him by the electoral council for elections nearly two years overdue in Haiti.
Gracia Delva Rep denies trying to introduce same-sex bill
- Created on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 8:33 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The manager for the Deputy of Marchand-Dessalines denied allegations that his client had introduced a bill to members of the House in support of same-sex marriage.
Haiti: Protesters for Electricity and Water attacked says Senator
- Created on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 11:20 PM
CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (defend.ht) - At least three were injured by gunshots according to the 2nd Senator of the North who says agents from the Vice Delegate of the North's office came to disrupt a peaceful protest in the commune of Plaisance with indiscriminate gunfire.
Haiti: Senate opens investigation into death of judge
- Created on Sunday, July 21, 2013 12:22 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - All five members of the Senate Committee investigating the death of Judge Jean Serge Joseph visited the Palace of Justice on Friday in order to meet with the prime person of interest in the case, the Dean of Courts.
Haiti: Senator believes President poisoned Judge
- Created on Thursday, July 18, 2013 10:30 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The 2nd Senator of the North said that at a meeting on Tuesday between officials of the judiciary, the Dean of Courts of Port-au-Prince admitted that he accompanied the late judge, Jean Serge Joseph, to a meeting at the law office of Gary Lissade where Haiti's top two executives were present.
Haiti: VP of National Assembly urges Administration to move forward with Elections
- Created on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 10:55 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - On Tuesday, approximately 1 year, 7 months, and 27 days, since elections in Haiti were due to be held, the Vice President of the National Assembly reminded the President of the Republic that it would be a violation of the Constitution to modify the electoral law as written by the electoral council, which for more than two weeks has awaited a transfer to Parliament in the National Palace.
Haiti: House establishes commission to investigate death of judge
- Created on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 4:36 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Chamber of Deputies established a commission to investigate the causes of death of Judge Jean Serge Joseph and the events leading up to his death, confirmed the President of the Lower House on Tuesday.
Haiti: Deputy regrets need for Canada to call for overdue elections
- Created on Friday, July 12, 2013 9:27 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Deputy of Anse Rouge regretted that the Haitian Government dilatory enough to allow the Canadian Ambassador to Haiti make a public call for the Government to move forward with the electoral process. For the representative, the administrative should be sharp in doing the work required of its people so that it does not invite the international community to "put its mouth" into the affairs of Haitians.