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.
Haiti: House President says U.S. Ambassador Can Not Close Congressional Investigation
- Created on Monday, March 19, 2012 11:30 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht/HPN) - The President of the Chamber, the Honorable Levaillant Louis-Jeune (Desdunes/Inite) voted Monday to further the investigation on the nationality of Head of State by a committee of the Senate arguing that a statement by the U.S. Ambassador in Haiti can not stop an investigation by Haitian Parliamentarians.
Haiti: Senator W. Lambert Does Not Recommend Officials over 65
- Created on Sunday, March 18, 2012 6:34 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Senator Wencesclas Lambert (Sud-Est/Inite) openly supports youth over experience in Haitian diplomacy most recently hesitating to support nominee for Ambassador of Haiti to Panama, Alix Balmir, aged 79. Lambert sets his limit at 65 for public office.
Haiti: "No one can wake up on time," Senator Delacruz Opposes Daylight Savings Time
- Created on Thursday, March 15, 2012 3:30 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Senator Frencesco Delacruz (Centre/Alternative) regrets the decision of President Michel Martelly to observe Daylight Savings Time in Haiti, pushing the time one hour ahead from March and November. Delacruz points to a situation where students and faculty in his department are sleeping in.
Haiti: Two More Senators Withdraw from Nationality Commission
- Created on Thursday, March 15, 2012 2:38 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - After Senators Joseph Lambert (Sud-Est/Inite) and Youri Latortue (Artibonite/AAA) and Yvon Buissereth (Sud/Inite) last week, Senators Steven Benoit (Ouest/Alternative) and Jean-Baptiste Bien-Aime (Nord-Est/Inite) announced Wednesday they desires to resign from the commission of inquiry into the nationality of members of the government including the president.
The Commission On Nationality Finds Irregularities In 5 Passports of the President
- Created on Thursday, March 15, 2012 6:52 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Senator of the West, John Joel Joseph (INITE) conducted this Wednesday, March 14, 2012 the presentation of the preliminary report of the Commission of Inquiry on the nationality of members of the government resigned and President Martelly and the Commission finds several irregularities in at least 5 of the passports of the President.
Senate Approves New Ambassadors to U.S, Canada and Venezuela
- Created on Thursday, March 15, 2012 6:04 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - On Wednesday, the Senate of the Republic ratified the choice of new Ambassadors who will be accredited to three of the major partners of Haiti, the United States, the Canada and the Venezuela. After analysis of their records, the Assembly approved the nomination of Paul Altidor, Frantz Liautaud and Lesly David respectively in Washington, Ottawa and Caracas.
Pakistani UN Peacekeepers Sentenced to One Year in Haiti Rape Case
- Created on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 9:13 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Two Pakistani soldiers of the UN peacekeeping mission, were sentenced to one year in prison with hard labor for the sexual abuse of young boy, said Senator Youri Latortue (Artibonite/AAA) on Monday.
Haiti: Senate Begins Ratification Process of Prime Minister-Designate
- Created on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 8:33 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Senate launched Tuesday evening in plenary for the process of ratification of the Prime Minister-designate, Laurent Lamothe, through the formation of a special committee to analyze the pieces of the candidate to succeed Garry Conille, who resigned three weeks ago.
Haiti: "One of the Presidentâs passport is forged," says Senator Bien-Aime
- Created on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 8:45 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Speaking as a member of the commission of inquiry, Senator Jean-Baptiste Bien-Aime (Nord-Est/Inite) says one of the passports submitted by President Michel Martelly is forged, containing 33 pages instead of 32 and conflicting data.
Haiti: Prime Minister Ratification in the Impasse of Dual-Nationality Investigation
- Created on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 6:16 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Haitian Senate will not consider, for the moment, the issue of ratification of the Prime Minister-designate Laurent Lamothe, currently the Minister-resigned of Foreign Affairs, informed the President of the Senate Committee inquiring into the nationality of members of the government, Jean Charles Moise.
Haiti: "U.S. Ambassador may have to formalize statement on Martelly," says Senator Cassy
- Created on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 1:36 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Senator NÃ¨nÃ¨l Cassy (Nippes/Inite), a member of the special commission conducting the investigation on nationality, described Monday as "an important step" to seek a diplomatic "formalization" of the recent statement by U.S. Ambassador Kenneth Merten who denied that the Haitian leader would hold US citizenship.
Haiti-Dual Nationality: âCase has only just opened...â says Senator Joseph
- Created on Monday, March 12, 2012 2:45 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The senate investigation into the nationality of the president and executive members of the government continues despite the decision of the Head of state to show his passports to prove his Haitian nationality. Senator Anick Francois Joseph (Artibonite/Alternative), declared the case is not closed, but has only just opened.
Haiti: Senators Lambert and Latortue Ask for Reinstatement into Nationality Committee
- Created on Monday, March 12, 2012 11:25 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Senators Joseph Lambert (Sud-Est/Independent) and Youri Latortue (Artibonite/AAA) have requested reinstatement into the senate investigating committee on nationality after resigning from the committee three days ago.
Haiti: Senate Commission to Hold President's Passports Indefinitely
- Created on Monday, March 12, 2012 10:01 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The chairman of a special investigating senate commission on nationality, Senator Jean-Charles MoÃ¯se (Nord/Inite), announced on Sunday that the commission would hold 8 passports given by President Michel Martelly indefinitely because of irregularities found during analysis.
Haiti: In addition to 8 Passports, Senate Requires President's US Green Card
- Created on Saturday, March 10, 2012 6:31 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Senator Steven Benoit (Ouest/Alternative) wants the president to send very quickly, in addition to his eight passports, his U.S. green card to the Senate Inquiry Committee. As for Senator Jean-Charles MoÃ¯se (Nord/Inite), he wants the inquiry into the nationality of head of state to be more focused on the track of the second identity of the president, Michael J. Martelly.
Haiti: Senator Benoit Apologizes for Causing a Panic on Thursday
- Created on Friday, March 09, 2012 7:57 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Senator Steven Benoit (Ouest/Alternative) apologized for telling people in the capital city to enter their homes on Thursday before President Martelly's announcement, but explained it was Senator Joseph Lambert (Sud-Est/Independent) who is to blame for the panic.
Haitian Senate Receives President Martelly's Passports
- Created on Friday, March 09, 2012 2:33 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The senate investigating commission on nationalities of the executives received eight passports from President Michel Martelly on Friday, this was confirmed by Senate President Simon Desras (Centre/Lavni).
Haiti: Nationality Investigation Leads to 3 Resignations
- Created on Friday, March 09, 2012 9:41 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Three secretaries of state have resigned for holding foreign nationalities and a senate commission of investigation is awaiting the completion of files for two ministers and a President of the Republic.
Haiti: Senator Moise Reacts to Passport Display at National Palace
- Created on Thursday, March 08, 2012 10:58 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The chairman of a senate commission investigating the nationalities of the executive, Senator Jean-Charles Moise (Nord/Inite) was not impressed with the display Thursday at the National Palace of passports. Senator Moise amounts the event to a "masquerade" and insists on continuing the investigation.