Haiti: Lawmakers desired an invite to see Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro
- Created on Monday, July 01, 2013 11:35 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The visit of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to Haiti left much to be desired by Haiti's lawmakers. Haitian members of the Legislature were dismayed after not receiving an invitation to welcome the Venezuelan Chief Executive, Nicolas Maduro, on his official visit to Haiti to meet with his counterpart Michel Martelly.
Senator Moise in Africa to speak against foreign interference
- Created on Friday, June 28, 2013 1:06 PM
ALGIERS, Algeria (defend.ht) - The second Senator from the North is participating as a guest of honor and speaker in Algiers, Algeria on Friday at an international forum against foreign intervention organized by the Worker's Party of Algeria. The senator was personally requested by Louisa Hanoune, leader of the Workers' Party and the first woman in the Arab world to stand as a candidate for president.
Haiti: Deputy Bonhomme says spoiled meats cross the border from D.R.
- Created on Friday, June 21, 2013 9:24 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Deputy of Anse-a-Foleur said he witnessed âwith his own eyesâ the gathering of all sorts of spoiled meats (livers, herring heads, tripes) to be transported to Haiti for sale.
Haiti: Deputies fail to Vote on Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing Law
- Created on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 11:37 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - It was deception from the Chamber of Deputies on Wednesday when the legislative body did not put to a vote the critical Law on Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing as was expected. The President of the Chamber said members continue to have problems with several articles in the bill that has been on the table approaching one year.
Haiti: Senator Riche has solution for electoral crisis
- Created on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 9:55 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - "If the game is messed up it will be messed up for everybody," said the Senate Vice President on Monday speaking on the issue of elections that have been overdue since November 2011.
Haiti: Deputy Bourjolly will take up arms for elections
- Created on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 7:25 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Chairman of the Lower House Justice Committee warned of any attempt by the administration to delay legislative elections beyond 2013 would lead him to take up arms of war to prevent parliament from becoming further dysfunctional.
Haiti: Deputies to Vote on Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing Law
- Created on Monday, June 17, 2013 9:55 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - After months of amending the text approved by the Senate, the Chamber of Deputies is expected to vote on the Law on Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing on Tuesday.
Haitians in D.R. face persecution after poultry ban says Senator
- Created on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 11:29 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Haitians living in the Dominican Republic are facing increased persecution since the Haitian government decided to ban poultry products from being imported or sold in Haiti. This is according to the Chairman of the Senate Health Committee who encouraged the administration to continue to take all dispositions necessary to not allow the H1N1 virus from entering Haiti.
Haiti: Senator Joseph wants broad nationality investigation
- Created on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 10:21 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Chairman of the Senate investigating commission on the nationality of government officials wants to expand the inquiries into more members of the administration but says the U.S. Embassy is obstructing the search for truth.
Haiti: Senators request prosecution of resigned Diaspora Minister
- Created on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 11:36 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Senators say they have not been notified of the resignation of the Minister of Haitians Living Abroad and believe a letter in the mail should not be the end of the issue but a prosecution for fraud, the use of forgery and even treason against the state should follow.
Haiti: Deputy Jacinthe hopes Chamber learns from Senators
- Created on Friday, June 07, 2013 2:03 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Deputy of Moron Chamberrlan was satisfied that the public had an opportunity to see democracy in action with the hearing of the prime minister in the Senate on Tuesday. He expressed his satisfaction that the population was able to witness, according to him, an administration that did not know what it was doing. The Deputy said he hopes the Senate convocation would encourage the Chamber of Deputies to join in and uphold the Constitutional duties.
Haiti: Senator Delacruz calls administration "deception totale generale"
- Created on Friday, June 07, 2013 1:34 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The hearing of the Prime Minister and his ministers on Tuesday in the Senate was a surprise for the Second Senator of the Centre Department who said he had placed faith in the "savior", Salvador, but now sees that it is an administration of "gagotage", messy and without the capacity to explain itself.
Haiti: Senator Joseph unimpressed by administration reports
- Created on Thursday, June 06, 2013 12:55 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Senator Francois Anick Joseph finds himself on the side of Senators requesting a confidence hearing of the prime minister. The senator said no answers were given at Tuesday's hearing and the he reserves doubts that $1.7 billion [US] in damage was caused by the 2012 storms.
Haiti: Senator Privert says it is a "budget deficit"
- Created on Wednesday, June 05, 2013 3:19 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee took the Finance Minister to task on Tuesday in reference to the minister's declaration that there was not a budget deficit in Haiti because adjustments in the budget could be made mid-year.
Haiti: Parliament Extraordinary Session canceled for hearing with PM
- Created on Tuesday, June 04, 2013 12:25 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The extraordinary session of the National Assembly called by the President of the Republic that was to be held on Monday June 3 was cancelled on that day. The convocation of the Prime Minister on June 4 would occur first as members threatened to not make quorum for the extraordinary session.
Linda Dorcena Forry wins State Senate Seat in 82% Landslide
- Created on Thursday, May 30, 2013 1:01 PM
BOSTON, USA (defend.ht) - State Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry easily triumphed with an 82% victory for the Massachusetts State Senate seat representing the 1st Suffolk District, Boston. She becomes the second Haitian-American state senator in the United States, first female.
Haiti - Dual-Nationality: Senate urges two ministers to present identifying documents
- Created on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 8:10 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Senators feel there is enough evidence to continue with the investigation of at least two ministers who are suspected of holding foreign nationalities.
Haiti: Senate convocation with PM scheduled for June 4
- Created on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 6:23 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Senate has postponed the convocation of the Prime Minister for June 4, a decision by the seven Senators that requested the hearing. Senators still denounced the prime minister's avoidance of hearings and one senator requested a vote of no-confidence be taken against the administration on Tuesday.
Haiti Speaker Alexis: Extraordinary Session will hold for Senate hearing with PM
- Created on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 7:16 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The President of the Chamber of Deputies, Jean Tholbert Alexis confirmed that he would not call deputies back from vacation and Parliament would not meet in National Assembly on Tuesday as requested extraordinarily by the President of the Republic.
Haiti: National Assembly on hold for hearing with PM Lamothe says First Secretary
- Created on Monday, May 27, 2013 3:31 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The First Secretary of the National Assembly, Steven Benoit, said Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe's decision to make a personal trip to Miami after Brazil rather than answering a convocation of the senate is unacceptable and the request for a delay of three days, written by an office aide at the PM's office, will not be recognized. According to the head of the office of the National Assembly, the National Assembly will not meet on bills introduced by the administration until the hearing is held.