Haiti: Armed men in uniform besiege the Chamber of Deputies
- Created on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 4:42 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht)- Tuesday, April 12, armed men in uniform besieged the Chamber of Deputies urging parliamentarians to ratify the appointment of Laurent Lamothe as Prime Minister. Furious, the chairman Levaillant Louis-Jeune suspended the meeting and demanded Executive to take measures against those he described as "armed bandits".
Haiti: Senators Vote to Ratify Laurent Lamothe 19 Yeas, 3 Nays and 1 Abstention
- Created on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 8:28 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - On Tuesday April 10, the Senate of the Republic of Haiti voted to ratify the designated Prime Minister of President Michel Martelly, Laurent Lamothe.
Haiti-Ratification: Steven Benoit Asks Senators to Wait for Nationality Report
- Created on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 2:52 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) â€“ Senator Steven Benoit (Ouest/Alternative) is urging fellow senators to delay the prime minister ratification session for the submission of his commissionâ€™s report on the nationality of Laurent Lamothe.
Haiti: Senate President Urges Laurent Lamothe to Undertake "Maximum Consultations"
- Created on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 11:42 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) â€“ Senate President Simon Desras (Centre/Lavni) urged the Prime Minister designate Laurent Lamothe to engage in â€śmaximum consultationâ€ť up until the ratification session in the senate, Tuesday afternoon, to ensure that he has a majority in the senate that will vote for him in the end.
Accusations of Cocaine Shipment to Martelly and Friends
- Created on Monday, April 09, 2012 2:31 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht/Le Matin) - Accusations have been made that a large shipment of cocaine was collected in Anse-d'Hainault during the weekend of March 18 by Ralph Theano, Minister in Charge of Relations with Parliament, and Senator Michel ClĂ©riĂ© (Grande Anse/Alternative).
Haiti: Martelly said Lamothe has Foreign Citizenship, confirmed Deputy Jacinthe
- Created on Monday, April 09, 2012 10:48 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Deputy Sorel Jacinthe (Moron/Inite) confirmed having been present at a meeting when President Michel Martelly said that Prime Minister-designate Laurent Lamothe had foreign nationality. Jacinthe chose not to further comment on the matter.
Haiti: Senator Edo Zenny Urges Martelly to File Complaint against Dominican Journalist Piera
- Created on Sunday, April 08, 2012 11:38 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The senator from the southeast, Edwin Zenny (Sud-Est/Independent) encouraged President Michel Martelly to file a complaint against the Dominican Journalist Nuria Piera for her allegations of corruption against the Head of State.
Haiti: Senate Committee Submits Report on Prime Minister, Not Without Controversy
- Created on Thursday, April 05, 2012 6:52 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) â€“ The Senate Committee studying the Prime Minister-designate Laurent Lamotheâ€™s eligibility for ratification submitted its report on Wednesday recommending ratification, but not without controversy.
Haiti: Senator Zenny Defends Martelly on Corruption Allegations
- Created on Wednesday, April 04, 2012 8:01 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Although Haitian Electoral Law prohibits any candidate from receiving more than $50,000 [US] from any one entity and President Martelly is alleged to have accepted $2.5 million during his campaign, Senator Edwin Zenny (Sud-Est/Independent), in defense of his close friend, the Head of State, said there were no structures in place to enforce that law.
Haiti: Deputy Alexis says Agreements Signed in Irregular Conditions
- Created on Wednesday, April 04, 2012 12:13 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - "Haiti can not become a province of the Dominican Republic," Deputy Jean Tholbert Alexis (Croix-des-Bouquets/Inite) said denouncing the Bolivarian Solidarity Fund agreement, signed between the outgoing Minister of Foreign Affairs, Laurent Lamothe and his Dominican counterpart, Carlos Morales Troncoso, as unconstitutional.
Haiti: Deputy Alexis Welcomes Sentencing of Murderers of Rooldine Lindor
- Created on Monday, April 02, 2012 9:25 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) â€“ Deputy Jean Tholbert Alexis (Croix-des-Bouquets/Inite) welcomed the sentencing of the two murderers of Rooldine Lindor, slain after putting a deposit on an apartment in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Deputy Alexis hopes that following this judicial outcome the family of Lindor could further pursue the assailants in a civil court.
Haiti: Senators May Vote on Prime Minister on Tuesday
- Created on Sunday, April 01, 2012 12:52 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The ratification process of the Prime Minister designate, Laurent Lamothe, is expected to be accelerated in the coming days by an announcement on Saturday by the secretary-reporter of the special commission, Francois Lucas Sainvil (Nord-Ouest/Inite).
Senate President Urges Publication of Haitian Constitution
- Created on Saturday, March 31, 2012 4:33 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Senate President Simon Desras pleaded on Thursday for the publication of the Constitution of Haiti amended and ratified May 2011.
Haiti: President Would Have a Network of Document Forgers, says Parliamentarians
- Created on Friday, March 30, 2012 4:59 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Senate committee charged with investigating the nationality of members of the Government says that a counterfeiting network is working for the executive. Those forgers would counterfeit paperwork for some government officials whose nationality is being investigated.
Haiti: "Laurent Lamothe does not have double nationality" says Senator Lambert
- Created on Friday, March 30, 2012 10:40 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht/Vision) - Prime Minister-designate Laurent Lamothe does not have double nationality, said Senator Wenceslas Lambert (Sud-Est/Inite) who claims to have conducted his own investigation on the nationality of the person concerned.
Haiti: Senators Announce Delays towards Prime Minister Ratification
- Created on Thursday, March 29, 2012 12:31 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The dossier of the prime minister designate will be delayed for an indefinite amount of time according to Senator Jean-Charles Moise who bases the outgoing minister of foreign affairs and the president of the republic outstanding parties in an open senate investigation.
Arnel BĂ©lizaire Deposited 1,000 Pages against the Martelly Gov't
- Created on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 4:20 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht/Radio Kiskeya) - Refraining from comment on the content of these large documents that could put the Senate inquiry on new tracks, Senator Steven Benoit (Ouest/Alternative) also revealed that a minister would have resigned a U.S. citizen and announced that a match been forwarded to the Head of State asking him to give investigators his last passport (2007-2012) and the copy of his U.S. residency card; Congressman Arnel Belizaire (Delmas/Independent), who claims to have discovered in the United States that would Martelly a triple identity, search the impeachment of the Head of State.
Haiti: Senators Delay Report on Prime Minister for after Easter
- Created on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 9:48 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Contrary to what was announced, the Prime Minister appointed Laurent Lamothe will not know his fate in the Senate this week and could even wait until after the Easter period.
Haiti: Prime Minister Ratification Hinges on Constitutional Eligibility
- Created on Monday, March 26, 2012 4:35 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Proving that he meets eligibility requirements to be the Prime Minister appears challenging for Laurent Lamothe who submitted 58 documents at the request of 14 by the Haitian Senate to support his ratification.
Haiti: PM-Pick Urged to Secure Himself a Majority
- Created on Saturday, March 24, 2012 7:23 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Senator Joel J. Joseph (Ouest/Inite) on Thursday called on the Prime Minister designate, Laurent Lamothe, to himself, look to secure a majority in Parliament favorable for his ratification, arguing that President Martelly may not be able to guarantee it.