Deputy Luckner Noel responds, says he did not kneel before Martelly
- Created on Friday, May 17, 2013 10:05 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - On Thursday in a press conference Deputy Luckner Noel (Ouanaminthe/Alternative) denied having knelt down before President Michel Martelly.
Haiti: Parliamentarian kneels before Martelly
- Created on Thursday, May 16, 2013 9:13 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - A parliamentarian of the Republic of Haiti, kneeling down in front of President Michel Martelly and saying things such as âI would die for youâ to the Head of State has drawn the ire of colleagues and shocked others.
Senator Bien Aime says corruption has increased in 2 years
- Created on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 10:56 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - It's been two years of increased corruption in this country, said Senator Jean-Baptiste Bien-Aime, who went down a list of the administration's 5-E's and pointed out where corruption exists in each.
Haiti: House President doesn't see any real results for administration
- Created on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 10:34 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The President of the Chamber of Deputies, Jean Tholbert Alexis, said he would have a difficult time describing what the administration has realized in the past two years. The VP of the National Assembly said since becoming the head of the lower house there have not been any bills proposed by the administration of Michel Martelly.
Haiti: 3 of 10 international agreements adopted by Parliament
- Created on Friday, May 10, 2013 7:10 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - On Monday, senators and deputies met in National Assembly but only to deliberate on 5 of 10 international agreements submitted by the Administration and of those 5 only passed 3.
Haiti: Senator Zenny believes Jean Dominique will not find justice
- Created on Thursday, May 09, 2013 7:15 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Senator Edwin Zenny said yesterday was the first time Lavalas took to the streets and didn't destroy or burn property and believes the base of former President Aristide would be very well to maintain this mode during their outings.
Haiti: Senators will accompany Aristide and citizens to court
- Created on Wednesday, May 08, 2013 11:19 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Senator Jean-Charles Moise and Pierre Francky Exius will mobilize on Wednesday May 8 and on the occasion of the convocation of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide at the Palace of Justice in Port-au-Prince. The senators also asked the public to meet them in front of the gates of the grounds of the National Palace.
Haiti: Third bloc in Lower House, Parliamentarians for Political Equilibrium, is formed
- Created on Wednesday, May 08, 2013 10:56 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - "PSP kraze," said Senator Steven Benoit of President Michel Martelly's majority in the Lower House. This was before the President of the Chamber announced the creation of a new, third bloc, called Parliamentarian for Political Equilibrium (PEP).
Haiti: Parliamentarians suspect mismanagement of Petrocaribe funds
- Created on Wednesday, May 08, 2013 8:26 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Chamber of Deputies has doubts about the proper management of funds from Petrocaribe. Despite a nearly 70% majority bloc for the Martelly administration, the chamber expressed its concerns of possible mismanagement of the money afforded by the agreement brought forth by Venezuela's Hugo Chavez.
Haiti: Gov't given 8 days to report on State of Emergency funds, Petrocaribe and no-bid contracts
- Created on Wednesday, May 08, 2013 8:31 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - After dodging invitations by the Senate, the Chamber of Deputies now has sent two letters on Monday to Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe requiring within a period of 8 days to report on the 5 billion HTG ($120 million [US]) in State of Emergency funds taken in November and December 2012, a series of no-bid contracts awarded or ongoing and the management and status of the Petrocaribe funds.
Senator MoÃ¯se returns from South American campaign to withdraw MINUSTAH
- Created on Saturday, May 04, 2013 11:45 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Senator Jean-Charles MoÃ¯se returned to Haiti on Thursday after meeting with dignitaries in Brazil and Argentina. The senator said both Brazilian and Argentinian officials said they are prepared to remove their troops from Haiti but it would depend on the decision of the administration.
Haiti: Senate President denounces plan to postpone overdue elections to 2014
- Created on Wednesday, May 01, 2013 9:00 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - President of the National Assembly, Senator Simon Desras, denounced a group in the international community that doesn't want Haiti to have elections in 2013, this comes after the U.S. Ambassador to Haiti, Pamela White, said on Washington-based Voice of America radio, that Haitians should prepare for elections in 2014.
Linda Dorcena Forry gets Democratic nod for Mass. State Senate
- Created on Wednesday, May 01, 2013 11:45 AM
BOSTON, USA (defend.ht) - On Wednesday, the Haitian American Association for Political Action (HAAPA) announced the victory of Linda Dorcena Forry to be the Democratic nominee for the vacant Massachusetts State Senate seat.
Haiti Senator Exius: ONA Director resign or drop Social Affairs Minister
- Created on Wednesday, May 01, 2013 12:38 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - "The Director of Bureau and Mines cried. He realized he did so much wrong that he cried," said the Chairman of the Senate Justice and Public Safety Committee, Senator Pierre Franky Exius, who reflected on the "audacity" of the Director of the National Office of Pensions, Bernard Degraff.
Haiti: Senator MoÃ¯se tells Argentines MINUSTAH is occupying force
- Created on Wednesday, May 01, 2013 7:10 AM
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (defend.ht) - While visiting dignitaries in Argentina, Senator Jean Charles Moise (Nord/Inite) denounced human rights abuses carried out by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti and said MINUSTAH is not about developing Haiti but a covert occupying force.
Assault on ONA Director in Parliament "regrettable" says Senator Desras
- Created on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 10:06 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Senate President Simon Desras said measures will be taken against security officials at the Haitian Parliament who were believed to have either aided or were passive on Monday allowing the Director of the Office of National Pensions to be assaulted by disgruntled employees and union workers.
Haiti: Parliamentarian attacked by two gunmen
- Created on Friday, April 26, 2013 8:41 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Parliamentarian Acklush Louis-Jeune says he was attacked by two armed gunmen on Friday and is pointing the finger at the Martelly administration. This comes in the same week that two other deputies filed formal complaints of receiving death threats from members of the administration.
Haiti: New laws on functioning and financing of political parties passed
- Created on Thursday, April 25, 2013 10:47 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - On Tuesday evening, Parliamentarians passed new laws for elections in Haiti. Laws modifying the use of propaganda, obtaining financing and electioneering were all included in the bill first introduced in 1997, that has passed both houses, and now remains 8 days from publication or a pseudo-veto from President Michel Martelly.
Haiti: Senator Jeanty already questioning results of upcoming election
- Created on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 11:55 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Senator Jean William Jeanty who spearheaded the talks that led to the December 24 agreement forming the electoral council said that results from these elections can't be legitimized because it is funded by the international community.
Haiti: Senator Riche doubts serious elections can be held in 2013
- Created on Thursday, April 18, 2013 10:17 AM