Haiti: Human Rights Organization Alarmed at Rise of Insecurity
- Created on Friday, March 16, 2012 3:35 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The National Network for the Defense of Human Rights (RNDDH) is deeply concerned by the rise of insecurity and organized violence in Haiti, particularly in the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince, at a time when the Haitian authorities talk about establishing a rule of law in the country.
Minister of Haitians Living Abroad to Launch Diaspora Week Celebrations
- Created on Thursday, March 15, 2012 7:43 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Daniel Supplice, Minister of Haitians Living Abroad (MHAVE), confirmed on Wednesday the official launch of the week of the diaspora scheduled from 16 to 22 April 2012. This week of activities is to mark the international day of the diaspora, celebrated April 20 of each year for some time, following a government decree previously made March 16, 2011.
Haitian Women of Miami 2012 Awards Gala
- Created on Monday, March 12, 2012 11:34 PM
MIAMI, USA (defend.ht) - The Haitian Women of Miami (FANM), a Haitian-American organization advocating for immigrantsâ€™ rights, held its annual gala on Saturday, March 10, at Miami Marriot Biscayne Bay (the Grand Ballroom). Several personalities were honored during the evening for their contributions to the Haitian community and to Haiti.
Haiti: Former Deputy President Pierre Eric Jean-Jacques Dies at 61
- Created on Sunday, March 04, 2012 6:17 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The former President of the Chamber of Deputies, Deputy Pierre Eric Jean Jacques (2006-2010) passed away on Saturday March 3 in Dominican Republic after he was hospitalized for prostate cancer.
Haiti: Fanmi Lavalas Plans More Rallies for the Month of March
- Created on Saturday, March 03, 2012 3:14 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - After bringing thousands to the streets on Wednesday, Fanmi Lavalas says it has more rallies planned in the month of March to show support for Aristide and to protest against the current government.
Haiti: Champ de Mars to be Cleared by End of June 2012
- Created on Friday, March 02, 2012 4:20 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Although on January 11, 2012, President Michel Martelly promised the displaced living at the Champ de Mars plaza that they would be relocated to better living conditions within a month and a half, the Canadian International Development Agency announced that it would be by the end of June 2012 that the public square would be emptied.
Haiti: Supporters of Aristide Protest in the Thousands
- Created on Thursday, March 01, 2012 3:11 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Several thousand supporters of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide invested in the streets of the Haitian capital on Wednesday to mark the eighth anniversary of the fall of Aristide from power and to warn against possible legal action against the former president. Protesters tore down pictures of the current head of state, Martelly, found in their path.
Haiti: Civil Society Orgs Denounce Martelly Gov't Abuses of Power
- Created on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 11:31 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - In a joint statement, dated February 27, 2012, several civil society organizations denounced what they call of abuses of power by the government of Michel Martelly.
Haiti: University Students Liken President Martelly to Hitler
- Created on Thursday, March 01, 2012 8:52 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - In a letter written in Creole to President Martelly, students of the State University of Haiti drew a comparison with President Michel Martelly and the deceased Nazi Dictator of Germany, Adolph Hitler.
Haiti-Carnival: One Dead and 130 Wounded, Says A First Official Report
- Created on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 5:45 PM
LES CAYES, Haiti (defend.ht)- A first partial official toll reported one dead and 130 injured after the carnival in Les Cayes city (Southern Haiti). But, accidents recorded in the region during the festivities would have at least five dead and several wounded. President Michel Martelly promises to the people of Port-au-Prince a Carnival of flowers next summer.
Haiti-Carnival: Shipwreck off the Coast of Cayes, One Dead, One Missing
- Created on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 6:18 PM
LES CAYES, Haiti (defend.ht) - One person drowned and another is missing following the sinking of a yacht Sunday off the coast of Les Cayes. The two were trying to reach the third largest city of the country where the national carnival is organized this year.
Little Carnival in Little Haiti
- Created on Monday, February 20, 2012 2:57 PM
MIAMI, USA (defend.ht) - A carnival took place in Little Haiti on Saturday Feb 18 to reopen the Caribbean Market place closed since 1997. At this street festival, visitors could shop, dine explore the Caribbeanâ€™s exotic fruits, delicacies and arts and crafts, and enjoy a little music.
Haiti: Human Rights Org Comments on Martelly-Student Clash
- Created on Monday, February 20, 2012 7:51 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) â€“ The National Network for the Defense of Human Rights (RNDDH) is concerned that no authorities at the level of the presidency took actions to avoid the melee that occurred at the State University of Haiti last Friday. The RNDDH also recalled previously noting questionable personalities working in the security detail of the presidency.
Haiti: Social Assistance Fund Doubles Benefits for Recipients
- Created on Thursday, February 16, 2012 7:53 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) â€“ The Social Assistance Fund (CAS) has doubled the allocation granted to welfare recipients according to the announcement made by its director, Herold Israel.
Humans Rights: UN Expert Michel Forst Hears Complaints of Haitians in Miami
- Created on Saturday, February 11, 2012 8:57 PM
MIAMI, USA (defend.ht)-UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Haiti, Michel Forst, met last Friday with members of the Haitian community in Miami. Mr. Forst has heard complaints from fellow on issues relating to family reunification.
BrandHaiti presents 2nd Annual Investing in Haiti Symposium
- Created on Friday, February 10, 2012 6:02 PM
SOMERVILLE, USA (defend.ht) - Brand Haiti cordially invites the community to its Second Annual Business Symposium entitled "Investing in Haiti: Challenges, Strategies, Opportunities!" at Tufts University in Massachusettes, USA.
Carnival comes To Little Haiti
- Created on Thursday, February 09, 2012 1:01 PM
MIAMI, USA (defend.ht)-Carnival comes to Little Haiti on Saturday February 18. For the first time, the Haitian community in Miami will have its own celebration. Music bands will play and â€śRaraâ€ť bands will parade in newly improved streets enhancing the beauty of Little Haiti. The event announces the reopening of the Caribbean Market Place and aims to replace Little Haiti on the touristic map.
Haiti: At Least 3 Deaths, Several Missing in Fire at Earthquake Survivorâ€™s Camp
- Created on Wednesday, February 08, 2012 6:24 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht)- At least three people died in a fire broke out at a camp for earthquake survivors in the district of Carrefour Pean in Port-au-Prince. Among the victims was little girl of 3 years old.
Human Rights Expert Michel Forst to Meet Haitian Community in Miami
- Created on Tuesday, February 07, 2012 7:14 PM
MIAMI, USA(defend.ht) - UN Special expert on the situation of human rights in Haiti, Michel Forst, in a short stopover in Miami, will meet with the Haitian community during a press briefing on Friday, February 10, at 10AM, at Little Haiti Cultural Center (212 NE 59th Ter, Miami FL).
Haiti-Press: Protesters Demand President Martelly to Respect Haitian Journalists
- Created on Tuesday, February 07, 2012 6:25 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - During a march held this Tuesday February 7 by a platform of over 30 grassroots organizations, hundreds of demonstrators demanded the Head of State to respect Haitian journalists.