Haitian News

Felony charges filed against prime suspect in Alexandria Chery case

ORLANDO, USA (sentinel.ht) - The prime suspect in the disappearance of 16 year-old Alexandria Chery is now facing felony charges for obstruction of a criminal investigation but not yet murder.

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Arrested for Stealing Money for Haitian Women Cancer Screening

MIAMI, USA (sentinel.ht) - The owner and operator of the Haitian American Association against Cancer was arrested after an investigation found that $400,000 given to his organization to help at-risk Haitian-American women screen for breast cancer was never used for said purposes.

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Body found near search for missing Alexandria Chery

ORLANDO, USA (sentinel.ht/WFTV) - Family and friends of 16-year-old Alexandria Chery are desperately searching with the Orange County deputies the missing teenager. Her mother's boyfriend, Sanel Saint Simon has been arrested for providing false evidence and destruction of evidence in connection with the case. Police are still treating it a missing persons case.

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Haiti: October 26, 2014 elections, all but cancelled

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Elections, now approaching four years overdue, are no closer to being held in 2014, as was the case in '13, '12, and '11.

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Boston resident, Myriam Durand, gunned down on Haiti visit

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Myriam Durand, a resident of Boston, Massachusetts, who was visiting Haiti was gunned down Friday shortly after leaving the Toussaint Louverture International Airport en route to Les Cayes, according to sources.

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Haiti: Third year in Top 10 of Failed States Index

WASHINGTON, D.C. (sentinel.ht) - After three years, Haiti still remained in the top 10 of the 2014 issue of the Failed State Index published by Foreign Policy magazine and the Fund for Peace, which ranked the country at 8. The country continues to make improvement year by year but is still a far cry from its number 11 ranking issued in 2011.

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Osner Fevry Sr. requests participation in son's murder investigation

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Osner Fevry Sr delivered a eulogy at his eldest son's funeral that drew emotions from attendees of the funeral and the father himself. The bereaved father also asked of the defacto-Minister of Justice, Jean Renel Sanon, who was in the audience, for an active role in the investigation of his son's murder.

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Fanmi Lavalas nominates Dr. Maryse Narcisse for President of Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - On Tuesday, Dr. Maryse Narcisse received the nomination of the Fanmi Lavalas political party to run for the President of the Republic of Haiti in 2015.

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Family disproves suicide in Osner Fevry Jr. death

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The parents of the departed Osner Fevry Jr released a statement Monday refuting the hypothesis that their son, 34 year old lawyer, diplomat and associate pastor, had taken his own life. In the note, the family detailed the events of the day Fevry Jr. had come up missing and the condition in which his lifeless body was found.

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Osner Fevry Jr. found dead, apparent gun shot

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Osner Fevry Jr., a lawyer and diplomat working at the Haitian Embassy in Japan was found dead Tuesday night from an apparent bullet to the head near his family's home in Haiti, where he had came for a month's visit.

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More Anti-Martelly protests announced by base organizations

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The members of FOPARK and other populous organizations announced a successive week of protests in Port-au-Prince, after two held last week which brought thousands into the streets to call for the resignation of President Michel Martelly and a provisional government to organize elections, more than three years overdue.

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6 med students beaten by Haiti Pres. Adviser Ronald 'Roro' Nelson

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Six medical students on route to take their final exams have launched accusations against Adviser to President Michel Martelly, Ronald "Roro" Nelson, and a police officer, for having beaten them during an incident of road rage.

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Political Activist Rony Timothée liberated after 19 days in prison

ARCAHAIE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - FOPARK Spokesman Rony Timothée was released from the prison in Arcahaie following his first appearance on Wednesday, more than two weeks after his arrest.

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Dr. Marcelle Martelly announces candidacy for Florida Governor

TALLAHASSEE, USA (sentinel.ht) - Dr. Marcelle Martelly, elder sister of President Michel Martelly, announced her candidacy to be on the democratic ticket for Governor of the State of Florida.

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U.S. Amb. responsible for political prisoners in Haiti, says Inite

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The U.S. Ambassador Pamela White is behind the arrest of political activist and hopeful candidate for deputy, Rony Timothée, according to the spokesman for Inite, Haiti's second most popular political party.

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'State Terror in Haiti', Fusion Political Party Warns

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Senator Edmonde Supplice Beauzile, Chairwoman of The Fusion of Haitian Social Democrats, one of the few political parties that participated in the talks at El Rancho, said the electoral process taking place with a 7-member council lacks confidence and demonstrates the unwillingness of the Martelly administration to set conditions for the organization of elections.

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Spectacular Meteor Shower Expected, Camelopardalids

HUNTSVILLE, USA (sentinel.ht/CT) - Late Friday night into Saturday morning, North America will probably see a brand-new meteor shower, and there's a good chance that these gentle shooting stars will become a torrential meteor storm and provide quite a light show.

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Human Rights Condemn Arrest of Activist, Candidate Rony Timothée

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - In a press note, the RNDDH denounced the conditions of arrest and imprisonment of Political Activist and Candidate for Deputy hopeful, Rony Timothée, and condemned the direct treatment of the Martelly administration in the case.

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Rony Timothée, Imprisoned 6 days without hearing

ARCAHAIE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Being described by many as the latest political prisoner of the Michel Martelly regime, Political Activist and candidate for Deputy, Rony Timothée, has been imprisoned, far from his home and far from where his alleged offenses took place, and still, after six days of imprisonment, without a hearing by a judge.

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Haiti Electoral Council: No-Confidence from Religious, Civil Orgs

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - There needs to be a balanced electoral council that has a minimum of confidence in order to organize elections, three years overdue, in Haiti, said the nation's leading civil society, human rights and religious organizations in a joint declaration released Monday. The organizations invoked the Constitution of Haiti, never mentioning the El Rancho Accord, as they sided with Senators calling for the formation of a Provisional Electoral Council ahead of a vote to amend the electoral law.

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