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Haiti: 30 die, 110 saved after boat capsizes

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NASSAU, Bahamas (sentinel.ht) — Up to 30 Haitians are believed dead after a sailboat carrying more than 100 capsized. The survivors clung to the foundering vessel for hours, authorities said Tuesday.

Political

Haiti: "Electoral Law changes nothing" says Political Opposition

Written by Le Nouvelliste .

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Called in for a special session on Friday by the head of state, deputies will vote on the electoral law that the Senate had already voted on. If they adopt the law in the same terms as the senators, the country will have a new electoral law since that of 2008 and be able to move forward with senatorial and local elections, overdue since November 2011. However, this will not mean a solution to the political crisis, the political opposition wants more than an electoral law.

Community

Haiti: 400 Street Children Will Have a Home on Delmas 3

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - With a dormitory, library, computer room, cafeteria, medical and sporting center, a new building on Delmas 3 capable of providing housing for 400 children living on the streets or in difficulty with their parents was inaugurated on Tuesday.

Community

Dialogue Not Possible with Martelly says FOPARK

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Organizers of Thursday's protest, which brought thousands into the streets to call for the resignation of the president, told the international community on Friday that there is no possibility of dialogue with Michel Martelly and that a nationwide demonstration would take place on November 18.

Crime

Okap Tear Gas Terror Attack by Cyrus Sibert, says National Palace Official

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CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - It is being described as an act of terror, the tear gas attack of children at two school in North, Haiti. Information circulating is the attack was orchestrated by Journalist and Political Activist Cyrus Sibert who has been engaged in a long and public feud with the Departmental Director of Education, Justin Metellus. The Charges des Mission for the National Palace in the North Department said Sibert is also the culprit behind the recent wave of fecal matter being smeared on the wall of schools and urine bomb detonations.

Community

Haitian Man Slaughtered "Live" In The Dominican Republic

Written by JC Laurent .

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (sentinel.ht/CNN) - A CNN iReporter took a picture of a Haitian man tied to a tree, bloodied and beaten in the Dominican Republic. After an Out Cry of injustice, the Dominican Police claimed, quote: "He tried to rob somebody."

Political

"No mines being exploited in Haiti" says Director

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - There is no mining taking place in Haiti said the Director General of the Bureau of Mines, Luckner Remarais, who said this has been the case since the Senate took a resolution to hold mining projects.

Community

Haiti: Grenade Blast Takes Student's Hand

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - A student at the School of Ethnology at the State University on Monday lost his right hand trying to throw back a grenade that was launched over the walls and onto the university campus by officers of the Intervention and Maintenance of Order Unit of the Haitian National Police.

Community

Haiti: Several Thousand Protest for Resignation of President

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - There was one death and a few dozen injured, among them a student who lost his hand from a grenade blast, as nearly ten thousand citizens took to the streets of the capital on Monday to demand changes at the highest level of the State.

Crime

Haiti: Tear Gas Victims File Criminal Complaint against Gov't Officials

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CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The parents of more than a dozen school children, victims of the tear gas attack at schools in Cap-Haitien on October 28, formally submitted a criminal complaint against government officials, who are alleged to be cause and orchestrators of the act of terrorism.

Community

Haiti: Thousands Protest against Government, Wounded Confirmed

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - One Haitian citizen is confirmed and a possible two others are reported to have been wounded by gunfire at an anti-government protest Thursday which began in the poverty stricken neighborhood of Bel-air and entered into a violent clash when it reached the affluent neighborhood of Petion-Ville in the capital city of Port-au-Prince.

Media

Haiti Observateur Deposition in Favor of Lamothe over Haitel

Written by Guillaume L. Pierre .

MIAMI, USA (sentinel.ht) - Haiti Observateur will have to publish a court deposition that in effect says its Editor Leo Joseph had lied about Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and his business associate Partrice Baker in regards to the state liquidation and sale of Haitel S.A..

Community

Murders and Repatriation of Haitians in Dominican Bordertown

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DUVERGE, Dominican Republic (sentinel.ht) - Sources are saying that about two dozen Haitians have been killed and hundreds more are being repatriated from Duvergé, Dominican Republic after the murder of two Dominicans sparked the massacre.

Political

Sources: Mildred Aristide meets with U.S. Ambassador to Haiti

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Sources say former First Lady Mildred Aristide met with the U.S. Ambassador to Port-au-Prince, Pamela White, on Wednesday where among topics discussed were the growing anti-government protests in the capital city.

Community

FOPARK announces march to U.S. Embassy on November 29

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Dessalines is going to visit Uncle Sam. The organizations that brought tens of thousands of Haitians into the streets in protest twice in November, saying "Dessalines is going to Petion's house", announced another protest on November 29 that will lead to the United States Embassy in Port-au-Prince.

Crime

Five Family Members Killed and Burned in Cite Soleil, Haiti

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - In the past month, a sharp increase in homicides by authorities and citizens was observed in the neighborhood of Cite Soleil but on Thursday, November 14, 2013, cruelty rose up a notch, even shocking those living in district.

Education

"Women Empowerment" 2nd Annual Gala Benefit for College Marie Anne

Written by Dr. Johanne Belizaire .

ORLANDO, USA (sentinel.ht) - Singer Emiline Michel and Tifane, along with Artist Patrick Noze, are coming together for the 2nd Annual Winter Gala benefit which proceeds go to the College Marie Anne in Haiti and its students. The December 14 event by the Southeast Chapter of the Alumnae Association of College Marie Anne will be held under the theme of Women Empowerment in Winter Park, Central Florida.

Community

Haiti: Gunshots, Tear Gas, Burning Tires in Several Neighborhoods

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Shots of firearms, tear gas, barricades of burning tires were the scene Monday across several neighborhoods of the Haitian capital.

Community

Haiti: Dozens of Students Hospitalized after Tear Gas Attack

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CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Conditions are said to be "chaotic" in the North, as students from the Lycee Philippe Guerrier have attacked private schools and dozens of school children from the Lycee Jean Baptiste Boukman were hospitalized after being engulfed by tear gas.