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Haiti riot police disperse pro-Aristide rally

October 2, 2014
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) -- Scores of supporters of former Haitian president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, took to the streets on Tuesday to mark the 23rd anniversary of the coup that ousted Aristide in 1991, but riot police dispersed the demonstration with tear gas and water cannons.

Haitian camp residents attacked, more at risk

October 2, 2014
Haitian camp residents attacked, more at risk PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- A woman was killed after municipal agents opened fire in order to remove street sellers from the road in proximity of a makeshift camp for displaced people in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Two other camp residents were injured by the police. Camp residents fear further violence.

Haitian president promises elections as soon as possible

October 1, 2014
Haitian president promises elections as soon as possible NEW YORK, USA (HCNN) -- Haitian president, Michel Martelly, has promised to hold as soon as possible free, fair and transparent elections to renew the political office holders as required by the system of government adopted by the Caribbean country. Martelly announced that free and credible elections...

Haiti calls for a reformed, strengthened United Nations

September 29, 2014
Haiti calls for a reformed, strengthened United Nations NEW YORK, USA -- President Michel Martelly of Haiti, which United Nations missions have helped overcome natural disasters and political crises, took the podium of the General Assembly on Friday to call for strengthening the world organization in the face of the myriad emergencies it faces.

Haitian finance minister announces creation of investment fund

September 29, 2014
Haitian finance minister announces creation of investment fund NEW YORK, USA (HCNN) -- Haiti's finance and economy minister, Marie Carmelle Jean-Marie, has announced the creation of a new investment fund that will replace the Haiti Reconstruction Fund (HRF), set up after the devastating earthquake that hit the Caribbean country in 2010.

Commentary: The magic isle named Haiti

September 27, 2014
Commentary: The magic isle named Haiti I have remained in Haiti for a whole year without travelling abroad with the exception of a one day stint to Elias Pinas, Dominican Republic, observing the effect of climate change on the country. I am pleased to report happily, Haiti, akin to its people, is resilient to climate change. Resilience is that capacity...

Haiti now has most decisive government, says Bill Clinton

September 26, 2014
Haiti now has most decisive government, says Bill Clinton NEW YORK, USA (HCNN) -- Former US president Bill Clinton said on Wednesday that the current Haitian government is the most decisive he has ever worked with in Haiti, and acknowledged that the Caribbean country's leadership has come a long way in a short time, while suggesting that Haiti...

Haitian PM and Venezuelan president meet briefly on bilateral cooperation

September 24, 2014
Haitian PM and Venezuelan president meet briefly on bilateral cooperation NEW-YORK, USA (HCNN) -- Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro met on Tuesday in New York where the two men spoke briefly about the cooperation and the strong and genuine friendship that Haiti and Venezuela and leaders on both sides have...

Commercial moringa production study in Haiti explores new markets for smallholder farmers

September 24, 2014
Commercial moringa production study in Haiti explores new markets for smallholder farmers PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- "It is hard to rein in the use of superlatives when describing the benefits of the Moringa oleifera tree, long known to rural Haitians for its highly nutritious leaves eaten raw or added to soup," said Hugh Locke, president of the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA).

Haiti's prime minister awarded 'Innovative Leader of the Year'

September 23, 2014
Haiti's prime minister awarded 'Innovative Leader of the Year' PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) -- Haiti's Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe has been awarded “Innovative Leader of the Year” for Latin America and the Caribbean by the Latin Trade Group, which provides information services to businesses in the region where the Caribbean country's leadership...

Commentary: Haiti and the politics of education

September 20, 2014
Commentary: Haiti and the politics of education September used to be one of the best months of the year when I was a lad in Haiti. It was the time when the abundant crop of coffee and coco was ready to be harvested. The chain of people in production from the grower to the consolidator to the shipper and the receiver was happy making...

France hails Haiti's 'firm determination to fight corruption'

September 17, 2014
France hails Haiti's 'firm determination to fight corruption' PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) -- A high-ranking French diplomat in Haiti has acknowledged that current Haitian authorities have a firm determination to fight corruption, but warned that the fight against the plague will be a long-haul battle which the Caribbean country should win to attract investments.

Haiti's leader urges vote for continuity at next election

September 16, 2014
Haiti's leader urges vote for continuity at next election PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) -- Haiti's President Michel Martelly over the weekend urged constituents to vote for people who will continue to implement programs his administration has initiated, as the Caribbean country prepares to hold crucial legislative and local elections.

Caribbean Export supports joint investment promotions strategy for Haiti and Dominican Republic

September 16, 2014
Caribbean Export supports joint investment promotions strategy for Haiti and Dominican Republic SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) is to support the development of a joint investment promotions strategy (JIPS) for Haiti and the Dominican Republic that will focus on the mutual development of opportunities.

Fight against corruption: No one is above the law, says Haitian president

September 13, 2014
Fight against corruption: No one is above the law, says Haitian president PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) --- Haitian President Michel Martelly has reiterated his full support to the ongoing efforts to fight corruption in Haiti, calling on relevant authorities not to hesitate to apply the provisions of the anti-corruption law equally to all violators, stressing that "no one was above the law."

UN envoy calls for democratic consolidation to avoid 'institutional vacuum' in Haiti

September 13, 2014
UN envoy calls for democratic consolidation to avoid 'institutional vacuum' in Haiti NEW YORK, USA -- Amid continuing mistrust and disagreement over the electoral process in Haiti, a senior United Nations official on Thursday voiced deep concern over the political stalemate in the country. Briefing the Security Council, Sandra Honoré, head of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti...

Commentary: The fiesta of St Philomena (the saint who is no longer saint) in Bord de Mer Limonade, Haiti

September 13, 2014
Commentary: The fiesta of St Philomena (the saint who is no longer saint) in Bord de Mer Limonade, Haiti	St Philomena, after her death in 304 and especially after the discovery of her relics in 1802, was so prolific in accomplishing miracles by the ton that the people declared her a saint before she went through the process of canonisation by the church. She had been honored and revered by Christendom...

Journalists subject to politically-motivated attacks in Haitian town

September 12, 2014
Journalists subject to politically-motivated attacks in Haitian town PETIT-GOÂVE, Haiti (RSF) -- At least five journalists have been the victims of physical or verbal attacks in the past month in Petit-Goâve, a coastal town 40 miles west of Port-au-Prince. The latest victim on Tuesday was Guyto Mathieu, the director of Radio Préférence FM and correspondent for the Haïti Libre.

Former Haitian president placed under house arrest on corruption charges

September 10, 2014
Former Haitian president placed under house arrest on corruption charges PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) - Former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide is now under house arrest, according to a ruling issued on Tuesday by Judge Lamarre Belizaire investigating allegations of corruption, money laundering and drugs smuggling, blamed on the former leader and a number of his allies.

Haiti PM warns ministers against buying luxurious cars

September 9, 2014
Haiti PM warns ministers against buying luxurious cars PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) -- Haiti's prime minister, Laurent Lamothe, who gave up the lavish motorcade he inherited from his predecessor, reiterated over the weekend his warning to the Caribbean country's cabinet members against buying luxurious cars, arguing his government...

Haiti police detain US citizen on orphan abuse charges

September 9, 2014
Haiti police detain US citizen on orphan abuse charges PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) -- Haitian police, under the authority of the capital's top prosecutor, arrested and detained on Friday a US citizen accused of abusing children housed in an orphanage he founded years ago in the Caribbean country, officials say. Michael Karl Geilenfeld, 62...

Haiti's police chief vows to arrest former president

September 8, 2014
Haiti's police chief vows to arrest former president PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) -- Haiti's police chief, Godson Orélus, who appeared on Thursday before investigating judge, Lamarre Belizaire, gave a guarantee that the police will execute the arrest warrant issued against former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

Judge questions Haiti police chief on failure to arrest former Haitian leader

September 6, 2014
Judge questions Haiti police chief on failure to arrest former Haitian leader PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) -- Haiti's police chief, Godson Orelus, appeared on Thursday before Judge Lamarre Bélizaire, who is conducting an inquiry into acts of corruption blamed on former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, to explain why the police have not yet arrested Aristide.

Indonesia to Haiti: Two women on a development mission

September 4, 2014
Indonesia to Haiti: Two women on a development mission PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- World Bank managing director and COO Sri Mulyani Indrawati and Haiti’s minister of economy and finance Marie Carmelle Jean-Marie recently shared experiences as they travelled together in Haiti. For two hours both women crisscrossed Delmas 32.

Haiti's leader agrees to talks with recalcitrant senators about elections

September 2, 2014
Haiti's leader agrees to talks with recalcitrant senators about elections PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) -- Haiti's President Michel Martelly agreed over the weekend to engage in political talks with a handful of recalcitrant senators who have been blocking a vote to pass amendments to an existing electoral law, to facilitate the holding of crucial elections.

Judge to question Haiti police chief over failure to execute arrest warrants

September 2, 2014
Judge to question Haiti police chief over failure to execute arrest warrants PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) -- A Haitian judge, conducting an inquiry into acts of corruption blamed on former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, issued a judicial invitation to Haiti's police chief, Godson Orélus, to appear before him on Thursday to answer questions about the...

Turks and Caicos authorities intercept Haitian migrant sloop

September 2, 2014
Turks and Caicos authorities intercept Haitian migrant sloop PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- A sloop carrying 82 would be illegal immigrants was intercepted by the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force (RTCIPF) and brought safely to port at Providenciales on Monday morning. The vessel was captured following a report passed...

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