News from Haiti:
November 26, 2015
My experience running as a candidate for president of the Republic of Haiti has convinced me that Haiti is indeed a bad nation peopled by bad citizens. What comes first: the bad citizens feeding a bad nation or a bad nation birthing bad citizens? I do not have the answer yet. But I am close to...
November 23, 2015
NEW YORK, USA -- The latest details to be released in a drug trafficking case involving relatives of Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro and his wife Cilia Flores indicate that the Venezuelan military is actively involved in transporting cocaine to Haiti for onward trafficking into the US.
November 21, 2015
Much sympathy, grief and condolences goes to the nation of France and the families who have suffered this horrific and terrible loss. Extremism, murder and terror must be defeated. There is no way anyone can sympathise with those terrorists who are out to destroy the world. They must be defeated.
November 20, 2015
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- The Dominican Republic’s bureaucratic legal maze has left thousands of stateless “ghost citizens”, who are unable to work regularly, enroll in high school or even see a doctor, said Amnesty International in a new report. ‘Without papers, I am no one’...
November 18, 2015
These places and dates represent seminal moments in world history that change the fate of the entire universe for the better. While the first two are well known and the computer recognizes easily their pronunciation, the last one, Vertieres is recognized neither by the lexicon nor by the correct spelling...
November 17, 2015
PHILLIPSBURG, St Maarten -- Police in St Maarten have arrested three men, believed to be nationals of Syria, who tried to enter the country on Saturday using false Greek passports after arriving on an Insel Air flight originating in Haiti. The men in custody arrived at the Princess Juliana International...
November 16, 2015
We, of Haitian descents, Haitians, and friends of Haiti living in the United States, salute your leadership, which we deeply believe can help us advance TRUE democratic and humanistic values in Haiti. We are very concerned about the current political situation developing in Haiti.
November 14, 2015
Presidential elections should be an opportunity for ordinary citizens to have a say in the future of their country. The period before an election is a time for citizens to hear what presidential candidates have planned for their country and to decide which of them represents his or her best interests.
November 13, 2015
NEW YORK, USA -- Two nephews of Venezuela’s first lady, Cilia Flores, were expected to be arraigned on Thursday in US district court in New York after being arrested on Tuesday in Haiti on charges of conspiring to smuggle 800 kilograms of cocaine into the US, the London Guardian reported.
November 12, 2015
The elections are over in Haiti, or at least for the first round of the presidential balloting. Since December 6, 1956, Haiti has had to fight its demons to engage neatly in the process of changing its rulers and apply the rule of law for the advent of democracy. Paul E Magloire had to leave the country because...
November 7, 2015
The elections of October 25, 2015 in Haiti, even with all the good will of the international community, even with a CEP (Temporary Electoral Board) doing its possible best, were inevitably doomed to failure and for good reasons: 1) The number of candidates The electorate was, to say the least...
November 4, 2015
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- Haiti will improve the efficiency and safety of its transportation systems and will advance regional and international integration with a $65 million grant from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The five-year program, which will be carried out by the ministry of public works...
October 30, 2015
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Election Observation Mission (CEOM) to Haiti has issued its Immediate post-election statement in which it highlighted areas that could lead to “undesirable sequels” if not corrected. Those areas included anomalies pertaining...
October 24, 2015
NEW YORK, USA -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday welcomed the next phase of the electoral process in Haiti, which will take place on Sunday with the first round of presidential elections, the second round of legislative elections and the holding of municipal elections.
October 23, 2015
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will mount an election observation mission in Haiti for the first round of the presidential elections and the second round of the legislative elections, which will take place on Sunday. The fielding of this mission comes at the request...
October 21, 2015
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- The electoral observation mission of the Organization of American States (EOM/OAS) for this Sunday’s elections in Haiti, headed by Brazil’s former foreign minister and defence minister Celso Amorim, will complete its deployment this week with the arrival of 125 international...
October 21, 2015
Running as a presidential candidate for the Republic of Haiti has given me the opportunity to pierce the Haitian ethos and pull out the main characteristics that may spur its growth or continue to bring the people of this island nation into an abyss without end. I have unearthed five of them: 1. It is a Catholic nation...
October 20, 2015
WASHINGTON, USA -- A donor to the Clinton Foundation reached out to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s office to promote a Haiti hotel project that later received support from the US government and former president Bill Clinton, according to emails released by the Department of State.
October 20, 2015
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- RE-VOLT is on a mission to bring affordable and reliable electricity to families in rural Haiti and is running a crowd-funding campaign to help fund the expansion of its service to more customers. Through the installation of a system consisting of a solar panel, a control / power...
October 20, 2015
Much has been made in Haiti about the fact that, although Olivier Martelly, the son of the president of Haiti, was arrested in the United States, all details of his arrest have been sealed and concealed from the public. When information and relevant details of important criminal cases are deliberately...
October 15, 2015
NEW YORK, USA -- The Security Council on Wednesday morning extended the mandate of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) for one year, until 15 October 2016, at the UN secretary general’s recommended force levels of up to 2,370 troops and 2,061 police.
October 14, 2015
LONDON, England -- Five years after the outbreak of the cholera epidemic in Haiti, Amnesty International said it is seriously concerned at the failure of the United Nations to ensure the victims’ human rights, including their right to a remedy. On 14 October 2010, the first cholera case in Haiti...
October 14, 2015
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Twenty artisans from Haiti and the Dominican Republic have honed their design and craft skills following a 25-day training programme with two of Cuba’s most accomplished master artisans Maité Dumenigo and Yanel Rodriguez. The workshop, hosted by the Caribbean...
October 13, 2015
A message and exhortation to the businessmen, the media managers and foreign friends of Haiti who want to and still can help us reverse the hellish situation in Haiti. The elections on August 9 and the electoral contests that will take place October 25 indicate that we are facing in Haiti a nation in disarray.
October 9, 2015
NEW YORK, USA -- With the holding its first round of elections on August 9 this year to renew the executive legislative and local leadership of the country, Haiti is taking “resolute” steps in renewing its democratic institutions, the top United Nations official for the country told the Security Council on Thursday.
October 8, 2015
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) -- The US government rejected on Tuesday demands by opposition parties in Haiti to invalidate the results of recent legislative elections, and to set up a transitional government that would have led the impoverished Caribbean country to general elections...
October 5, 2015
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) -- On the sidelines of the 70th General Assembly of the United Nations, representatives of the Haitian government and other international partners last week signed an agreement to support reforestation efforts in the impoverished Caribbean country, which has only about...