Haitian News

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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John Kerry reproached by Haiti Bar Association and Human Rights

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry continues to draw the disapproval of Haitians following his statement to the U.S. Congress published in the Federal Register that many have considered inaccurate.

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N. Miami Mayor Lucie Tondreau appears in court, out on bail

MIAMI, USA (sentinel.ht) - North Miami Mayor Lucie Tondreau was handcuffed and shackled at her ankles when she appeared before a judge Tuesday morning for charges of mortgage fraud, punishable by up to 30 years in prison.

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Haiti: Political parties rally behind imprisoned activist Rony Timothèe

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Arrested three weeks later for the charge of disturbing public order, a civil organization's spokesman received the support of pro-democracy organizations and some of the nation's more popular political parties, who considered the arrest based on politics and at the order of the Martelly administration.

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Haiti: Political activist Rony Timothée arrested

CARREFOUR, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The police arrested political activist Rony Timothée Saturday afternoon on a warrant accusing him of "disturbing public order and setting a vehicle on fire", charges denied by the FOPARK Spokesman whose supporters say is a political prisoner.

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'Well-liked' American missionary fatally stabbed in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht/AP) - An American missionary who was murdered, stabbed multiple times, in his home, was "well liked", according to members of his church in Haiti, who called on police to find his killer.

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FOPARK sends warning to vandals for May 14

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The spokesman for the Patriotic Force for the Respect of the Constitution (FOPARK) warned citizens of vandals who may infiltrate its protests on May 14, 2014.

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Haiti: Political parties reject partial for Constitutional electoral council

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Haiti’s political parties, from opponents to moderates, have unanimously rejected the formation of the partial “Provisional Electoral Council”, which took place Monday under the assistance of a “Core Group” of the international community. The political parties responded in a joint statement calling for the establishment of a Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) in the manner described in the Haitian Constitution.

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