Haiti President Leads Delegation to Mandela Funeral
- Created on Monday, December 09, 2013 9:31 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - A delegation with President Michel Martelly and First Lady Sophia at its head left Haiti for South Africa on Monday to attend the state funeral of the former African President Nelson Mandela.
Haiti Mourning Death of Nelson Mandela
- Created on Friday, December 06, 2013 10:16 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - An executive order dated December 5, 2013, announced a day of mourning for Friday December 6 for the passing of Nelson Mandela. The Haitian government said it would fly the flag at half mast and along with the closure of public institutions, radio and television stations were invited to schedule their programming to the circumstances.
Haiti: Presidential Couple Celebrate World AIDS Day
- Created on Tuesday, December 03, 2013 11:44 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The newly renovated St Therese Park in PÃ©tion-Ville hosted the awareness events for World AIDS Day under the theme "AIDS, mwen pap pran, mwen pap bay" (I won't get, I won't give).
Haiti Remembers Election Day Massacre of November 29, 1987
- Created on Saturday, November 30, 2013 8:45 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - President Michel Martelly sat with personalities who lived the tragic events of November 29, 1987 when voters on Ruelle Vaillant were shot dead in the first post-dictatorial elections in Haiti. At the site of the massacre, opposition leaders held a rally and placed a bouquet of flowers where the victims died.
Haiti President Speech on Dominican Republic to Caricom
- Created on Friday, November 29, 2013 7:10 PM
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago (sentinel.ht) - The Haitian Government made its strongest declarations to date regarding the Dominican Republic's Constitutional Tribunal ruling calling it a shame and condemning it for violating rights.
Haiti: President saddened by loss of migrants capsized near Bahamas
- Created on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 7:25 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The President of the Republic said he was saddened by the loss of life off the coast of Staniel Cay in the Bahamas of some 30 Haitian migrants whose boat capsized.
Haiti Deputies to be Called in Extraordinary for Electoral Law
- Created on Thursday, November 14, 2013 9:30 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - After a two-month delay, the National Palace announced on Wednesday that members of the Chamber of Deputies would be convened for an extraordinary session on Friday November 22 to work on the electoral bill for the establishment of senatorial and local elections, overdue in Haiti since November 2011.
Haiti: How Martelly Destroyed the Court of Auditors
- Created on Sunday, October 27, 2013 9:14 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - It is not by acts of the international community, clandestine agencies or the unwillingness of the general Haitian population that institutions are weakened and destroyed in Haiti. It is, and has been for many decades, by the direct actions of those sitting in the National Palace and their attempts to consolidate and keep power. This is how institutional weakness and destruction occurs in Haiti and why the Government can't serve the people.
Joe Biden Calls Martelly about Elections and Democracy in Haiti
- Created on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 6:45 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - President Michel Martelly received a phone call on Wednesday from U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden where discussions surrounded Haiti's elections, two cycles overdue since November 2011, and the strengthening of democratic institutions, a prime weakness of the Martelly administration.
Haiti: President and PM discourses on October 17, 2013
- Created on Friday, October 18, 2013 11:24 AM
DESSALINES, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The President of the Republic and Prime Minister both delivered separate discourses on the 207th anniversary of the death of Haiti's First Head of State, Jean-Jacques Dessalines. For Michel Martelly, it was in a closed and controlled environment in the town of Dessaline's birth in Grande Riviere du Nord and for Laurent Lamothe, it was before a crowd at the former Haitian Capital of Dessalines, where the Emporer reigned.
Haiti: National Palace informs of First Son's Wedding
- Created on Saturday, October 12, 2013 11:09 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The National Palace on Saturday said it was pleased to inform the public of the wedding of the eldest son of the Presidential Couple. Michel-Olivier Martelly and Miss Bianka Joseph.
Haiti President wishes speedy recovery to Argentina President
- Created on Tuesday, October 08, 2013 3:26 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - While most Haitians would criticize President Michel Martelly for not making any statement regarding the Dominican Republic Constitutional Court decision or the cholera out break of the United Nations, the Haitian Head of State did show some capability when he released a statement on Tuesday to wish the President of Argentina, Christina Fernandez de Krichner, a speedy recovery from her head injury.
Martelly Looks to Refute Divisive Statements about Haitian Athletes
- Created on Monday, October 07, 2013 12:41 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - President Michel Martelly says he was "surprised and amazed" at the reaction of some, including the Haitian Football Federation, over statements he made about Haitian athletes living abroad playing for the national team; divisive statements that have been considered "denigrating" and "disrespectful."
Haiti President Calls on Traders to be Better Organized
- Created on Saturday, October 05, 2013 8:53 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - President Michel Martelly met with members of informal trade organizations at the National Palace on Friday to stress their attention on the need to be better organized. This comes at a time when he is leading a nation with a growing number of institutions, national and local, running into dysfunction and with elections overdue since November 2011.
Haiti President Leads Supreme Court of Auditors to Dysfunction
- Created on Saturday, October 05, 2013 12:17 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The institution charged with auditing the financial accounts of the Haitian government has fallen by the decision of the President of the Republic to not install its members.
Haiti National Palace "deplores and condemns" assault on Journalist
- Created on Wednesday, October 02, 2013 1:38 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - In a press note Wednesday, the National Palace said it "deplores and condemns an attack perpetrated by an officer of the Presidential Security against Rodrigure Lalane[sic], a journalist with Radio TÃ©lÃ© Kiskeya..."
"We will beat them", Haiti President on First Day of School
- Created on Wednesday, October 02, 2013 8:21 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - "We will beat them." President Michel Martelly's participation in a ceremony to welcome the start of the school year - one month late for the third year in a row - was overshadowed by his customary vitriol, on this occasion, aimed at political opponents; words that would make the headlines and overshadow the class-opening ceremony.
Haiti: President Martelly decides to join Prime Minister in New York
- Created on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 8:17 PM
NEW YORK, USA (sentinel.ht) - President Michel Martelly left Haiti on Tuesday to join Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, who according to sources, is still at the head of the Haitian delegation to the 68th United Nations General Assembly.
Haiti President Announces Weekly Street Parties
- Created on Saturday, September 21, 2013 9:52 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Haitian President Michel Martelly announced on Thursday the beginning of weekly rara, carnival-style bands on foot performances, in the streets of the capital city of Port-au-Prince to respond to the stressful political climate.
Haiti President Martelly meets with former President Aristide
- Created on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 11:08 PM
TABARRE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - President Michel Martelly met Wednesday with former President Jean Bertrand Aristide at his home in Tabarre for a meeting of about 60 minutes, according to a source close to Dr. Aristide.