Haitian News

48-Year Old Man Arrested, Caught in Sexual Act with Minor in Car

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Police in Haiti arrested a 48 year old man on Thursday caught in the act of having sex with a 14 year old girl still in her school uniform.

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"Elections a la Duvalier," Haitians Reject Unlawful Process

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Although overdue since November 2011, Haitians do not want "elections a la Duvalier." this is the sentiment being expressed by many of the nations political parties after the announcement of a "pre-electoral calendar" by the president of the electoral council, although an electoral law is still in the process of being ratified by Parliament and enacted by the President.

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Haiti's Democratic Oppositions Protests at Dominican Embassy in PAP

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The Patriotic Movement of the Democratic Opposition (MOPOD) organized a sit-in Tuesday, October 8 at the Dominican Embassy in Petion-ville and took the opportunity to convey to the Dominican government a petition against the denationalization of Dominicans of Haitian descent.

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Haiti certifies 750 new sports and physical education instructors

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - 750 new sports and physical education instructors received their certificates of completion for participating in a 60-hour sports activity training program called Contract for the Future.

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Haiti: Elections January 2014, with or without an Electoral Law says Council Prez

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The President of the Electoral Council, Emmanuel Menard, said senatorial and local elections, that were due to be held in November of 2011, will likely be held on January 26, 2014... "with or without the electoral law," that is currently in the Senate.

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Haiti: 300 Seen at Health Fair in Grand Goave with First Lady

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - First Lady Sophia Martelly, held a free medical consultation day for the residents of Grand Goave on Saturday where more than 300, including 149 children, received medical attention at no cost.

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Haiti: Human Rights Org welcomes Senate Decision to Impeach President

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - On Thursday, the human rights organization, the National Network for the Defense of Human Rights (RNDDH), welcomed the approval by the Senate of a commission report on the death of the Late Honorable Jean Serge Joseph.

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Massive Protest for Haiti Cholera Victims at UN General Assembly

NEW YORK, USA (sentinel.ht) - Haitians and citizens of the world will not let the more than 8,300 dead and 670,000 victims of the cholera epidemic in Haiti be forgotten while all the world's nations and press come together for the 68th United Nations General Assembly. By many a diverse group of scientific reports, the cholera outbreak came from UN peacekeepers, but the world organization's leader still continues to deny blame and not rake responsibility.

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7 Conditions required of Haiti President by Political Coalition

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The Patriotic Movement for Democratic Opposition (MOPOD), a coalition of several major political parties in Haiti, laid out a set of 7 conditions it expected President Michel Martelly to meet in order to continue dialogue with its members.

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Former Petion-Ville, Haiti Police Chief Arrested, Again

LEOGRANE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The former police chief of Petion-ville, Vanel Lacroix, was arrested, again, on Saturday along with two other individuals, a prison escapee and another police officer, after an exchange of gunfire with police officers.

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New Case of UN Peacekeeper Rape in Haiti

LEOGANE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - An 18 year old woman, pulled over while traveling on Route National 2, in the town of Leogane, Saturday, was raped and sodomized by a soldier of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti. This is the latest of chronic crimes of sexual violence committed by UN peacekeepers in Haiti.

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Haiti Participates in 8th Meeting of the Inter-American Commission of Ports, Cartagena

CARTAGENA, Columbia (sentinel.ht) - The Director General of the National Port Authority participated in the Eighth Meeting of the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) from September 10 to 13, in Cartagena, Colombia, under the auspices of the Organization of American States (OAS).

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Haiti: Unknown gunmen attack home of Jean Renel Senatus, Fmr Gov't Comm

TABARRE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The home of the former Government Commissioner of Port-au-Prince, Jean Renel Senatus, affectionately known as "Commissioner Zokiki", was attacked early Friday morning by unknown gunmen who fired several shots at the home and killed three of his guard dogs most likely by poisoning.

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Haiti: Businessman Daniel Evinx Close to Presidency Arrested for Drug Trafficking

LES CAYES, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Businessman Daniel Evinx, a 2010 Digicel Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, hotelier, considered the representative of the Presidency in Aux Cayes, became the latest "close" friend of President Michel Martelly to be arrested for trafficking and possessing drugs. Evinx and another individual were arrested after retrieving 23 kilos of marijuana off the southern coast of Haiti.

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In Jacmel, Haiti demonstrations held against rising cost of living

JACMEL, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Protesters demonstrated in the streets of Jacmel on Monday against the rising cost of living and prices of basic necessities.

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Haiti Protesters call for departure of President and overdue elections

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Protesters took to the streets of the Haitian capital on Wednesday to protest against hunger and economic difficulties and for the departure of the President of the Republic while complaining about the slow pace of the process to hold elections for senators and more than 100 local officials overdue since November 2011.

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Multiplication of Organizations Calling for Departure of Haiti President

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - 11 political parties, 8 community organizations and 4 platforms announced general anti-government mobilizations even to the departure of President Michel Martelly.

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Photographer following Haiti President shot, accidentally

DAME-MARIE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - A photographer for the Presidency traveling with the Presidential motorcade Sunday is in critical condition after being shot, the National Palace says, by accident.

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AP and RFI journalists banned from Haiti National Palace

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Journalists working for U.S. and French news agencies appeared on a list released Wednesday of persons banned from entering the National Palace.

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Petition: UN, Haiti Gov't seek to destroy memorial to victims of blue helmets

PORT SALUT, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - In a petition, a group of citizens are denouncing the intention of the United Nations peacekeeping mission and Haitian Government to destroy a memorial called Place Résistance, dedicated to the victims of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).

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