Haiti: Duvalier failed to appear in court
- Created on Thursday, February 07, 2013 2:59 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Lawyers for Jean Claude Duvalier requested another postponement, this time to February 21st, of an appeal hearing that called for the former President-for-Life to appear physically in court on Thursday. Much to the dismay of justices and local and foreign journalists, Duvalier argued, via letter, the reasons for his absence.
Haiti: President Martelly Returns from CELAC Summit
- Created on Thursday, January 31, 2013 7:18 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - President Michel Martelly ended an 11 day voyage that began with a 6 day stay in Miami, Florida and ended with 5 days in Santiago, Chile.
Haiti: President Martelly's Speech at CELAC Summit
- Created on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 10:35 AM
SANTIAGO, Chile (defend.ht) - President Michel Martelly, who left Haiti 9 days ago, Monday, participated in the 3 day CELAC summit where he spoke on the gains of the rule of law in Haiti and promoted development of the Caribbean.
President Martelly promises to support Haitians living in Chile
- Created on Sunday, January 27, 2013 10:25 AM
President Martelly heads to Florida then Chile for EU-CELAC Summit
- Created on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 7:36 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - On Tuesday, President Michel Martelly left Haiti for a week-long trip that begins in Miami, Florida where he will undergo a medical screening and will end Chile where he will participate in the 2nd Summit of Heads of State and Government of the European Union and Community of Latin American and the Caribbean States (EU-CELAC).
Haiti President Martelly assumes chairmanship of Caricom
- Created on Sunday, January 06, 2013 8:52 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - President Michel Martelly started his six-month chairmanship of the 15-member Caribbean Community (Caricom) and has pledge to help Caricom unite to overcome its economic problems as well as improve the socio-economic well-being of the region's population.
Haiti: Duvalier Receives Diplomatic Passport
- Created on Friday, January 04, 2013 4:09 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Former President-for-Life Jean-Claude Duvalier was awarded a diplomatic passport allowing him to move freely after being "cleared" by Haitian justice officials of charges against humanity.
Haiti: President Aristide did not Appear before Justice Officials
- Created on Thursday, January 03, 2013 1:48 PM
Haiti: Former President Aristide Expected before Justice
- Created on Thursday, January 03, 2013 8:32 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Government Commissioner of Port-au-Prince, Lucmane Delile, said that former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide will appear in person on Thursday at the prosecutor's office to answer questions of complaints made by former beneficiaries of his orphan program, Lafanmi Se Lavi.
Martelly Proposes 2013 to be a Year of Environment and Agriculture
- Created on Wednesday, January 02, 2013 3:19 PM
GONAIVES, Haiti (defend.ht) - 2 weeks after forging an agreement with Vietnam to import 300,000 tons of rice in 2013, President Michel Martelly proposed at the Independence Day celebrations that 2013 to be a year of the environment and agriculture, saying, "in my remaining three years, I want Haiti to depend on itself to 70% of food production." Analysts doubt the realization of the proposal believing 2013 to be a "year in the red."
President Martelly to hold concert for his foundation
- Created on Thursday, December 27, 2012 4:00 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - President Michel Martelly will hold a benefit concert on Friday in the Dominican Republic for which proceeds will go to his and his wife's Rose et Blanc Foundation.
Haiti: President Agrees to Establish Improvised Electoral Council
- Created on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 10:55 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - On Monday, President Michel Martelly and members of an ad-hoc parliamentary commission agreed to establish an electoral institution not recognized by the Constitution of Haiti; the Transient College of the Permanent Electoral Council.
Haiti Holds Prayer for Recovery of Hugo Chavez
- Created on Saturday, December 22, 2012 8:44 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - A special mass was held Friday at the Church of St Pierre for the recovery of health of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, among others, participated in ceremony initiated by the Venezuelan Ambassador, Pedro Antonio Gonzalez Canino.
Haiti, Digicel National Fund for Education smells fishy
- Created on Saturday, December 15, 2012 11:41 AM
MIAMI, USA (defend.ht) - President Michel Martelly told the Haitian Diaspora community in Miami that the National Fund for Education, established in May 2011, had accumulated $16 million [US] and not a penny of it had been touched, although in January of 2012, Digicel CEO Denis O'Brien said the fund had collected $20 million [US], and in October 2011, the then-Minister of Education said the fund had $28 million [US].
Martelly's Possible $3.4 Million Per Diem Racket in November
- Created on Thursday, December 13, 2012 1:31 PM
ORLANDO, USA (defend.ht) - When President Michel Martelly travels, his per diem is $20,000[US] (per day). First Lady Sophia gets $15,000[US] and the children $7,500[US] each and others in the delegation, usually about 20 or more person, $4,000[US] per day each.
Haiti: President Martelly, back from Japan, claims to have a new plan for self-suffiency
- Created on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 5:38 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Haitian Head of State Joseph Michel Martelly promises a 70% self-sufficient Haiti in agricultural production by the end of his term, when responding to questions from reporters, Tuesday, Dec. 11 2012, on the occasion of his return from Japan.
President Martelly Returns from Abroad
- Created on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 7:59 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - President Michel Martelly and the First Lady, Sophia, returned to Haiti on Tuesday after 12 days abroad, mostly in Japan. The National Palace said the visit was in order to promote and boost trade relations between the two countries but did not give any further details.
Haiti: President Martelly well after earthquake in Japan
- Created on Saturday, December 08, 2012 10:13 AM
TOKYO, Japan (defend.ht) - President Michel Martelly and his delegation are doing well after a magnitude 7.3 earthquake occurred north east of the island on the day Martelly visited briefly the Emperor of Japan.
President Martelly asks Japan to teach Haiti rice cultivation
- Created on Friday, December 07, 2012 12:10 AM
TOKYO, Japan (defend.ht) - On Thursday in Japan, the globe-trotting President, Michel Martelly, displayed an absence of understanding of Haiti's circumstances. Meeting with Japan's International Cooperation Agency, the Head of State stressed the need for a transfer of knowledge from the Japanese people to the Haitian people on the cultivation of rice, because "Japan has already proven itself."
Haiti: Former street children file complaint against Aristide
- Created on Thursday, December 06, 2012 7:39 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - A group of men identifying themselves as former street children rescued by the La Fanmi Se Lavi organization filed a criminal complaint against the organization's founder, then-priest, former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.