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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...

US Coast Guard repatriates 86 migrants to Cuba and Haiti

September 1, 2014
US Coast Guard repatriates 86 migrants to Cuba and Haiti   MIAMI, USA -- US Coast Guard crews aboard the cutters Charles David Jr. and Valiant repatriated 86 migrants illegally migrating from Cuba and Haiti. These repatriations are a result of five separate interdictions of people attempting to illegally migrate to the United States through the Florida Straits.

Escaped Haitian prisoners may be in Bahamas

August 30, 2014
Escaped Haitian prisoners may be in Bahamas NASSAU, Bahamas -- At least three men who escaped from a Haitian prison in a mass prison break earlier this month may have been apprehended with a group of illegal migrants who were caught in Bahamian waters, Haitian ambassador to The Bahamas Antonio Rodrigue said on Thursday.

Commentary: SOS, Cape Haitian, a city of some one million citizens without water!

August 30, 2014
Commentary: SOS, Cape Haitian, a city of some one million citizens without water! I had the suspicion that Cape Haitian was one of the most beautiful cities in the world. That suspicion was confirmed by the American ambassador to Haiti, Mrs Pamela White who made the same observation in a speech recently. Built by the French colonists with perpendicular lines going from one to 26...

Haitian activist committed to trial on murder charges

August 29, 2014
Haitian activist committed to trial on murder charges PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) -- Haitian investigating Judge Lamarre Belizaire on Wednesday issued a ruling in the case of the murder, in October 2010, of student Frantzy Duverseau, committing activist André Michel, and three other accused whose arrest has been ordered by the magistrate...

OAS urges Haiti to hold overdue elections

August 29, 2014
OAS urges Haiti to hold overdue elections WASHINGTON, USA -- The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) on Wednesday adopted a declaration calling on the three branches of government of Haiti to comply with the agreement knows as El Rancho and to call legislative and municipal elections.

Debate continues in Haiti over whether former president can challenge investigating judge

August 28, 2014
Debate continues in Haiti over whether former president can challenge investigating judge PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) -- Following the presentation of motion for recusal against judge Lamarre Belizaire, who is conducting an investigation into acts of corruption blamed on former Haitian president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, there has been intense debate about whether or not...

Haiti's recalcitrant senators pressured by colleagues to pass electoral law

August 26, 2014
Haiti's recalcitrant senators pressured by colleagues to pass electoral law PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) -- A growing number of Haitian senators have undertaken to pressure recalcitrant opposition colleagues who have been blocking the holding of a crucial legislative and local ballot, as a political tactic to create a stalemate they hope will help them overthrow the country's leadership.

On Day of Remembrance, UN says triumph over slavery should guide efforts to build culture of tolerance

August 25, 2014
On Day of Remembrance, UN says triumph over slavery should guide efforts to build culture of tolerance PARIS, France -- Marking the anniversary of the first successful slave uprising in the Western hemisphere, in the French colony of Saint-Domingue, which culminated in the elimination of slavery there and the founding of the Republic of Haiti, the head of the United Nations Educational...

Commentary: Debunking the myths that impede Haiti's development

August 23, 2014
Commentary: Debunking the myths that impede Haiti's development The Haitian case of underdevelopment has been the subject of several studies and initiatives on the national and international level that has brought little relief to the majority of the population. Haiti, albeit not a nation at war, can be compared, in fact, not in size, to Iraq or Afghanistan, in terms of...

Caribbean Export supports Haiti's private sector

August 22, 2014
Caribbean Export supports Haiti's private sector PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) recently held a series of high level meetings with ministry officials and key stakeholders in Haiti. These meetings were not only to strengthen the relationship with Haiti but also to set the agenda for the Agency’s...

Judge says arrest warrant against former Haitian president still stands

August 21, 2014
Judge says arrest warrant against former Haitian president still stands PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) -- A Haitian judge , conducting a criminal inquiry into acts of corruption blamed on Haiti's former president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, said on Tuesday that he was still waiting for the police to bring Aristide before him by will or by force, in compliance with an arrest warrant issued last week.

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