Deputy ThimolÃ©on says Chamber is not settled on electoral council
- Created on Thursday, March 14, 2013 9:01 PM
Parliament close to submitting provisional electoral council members
- Created on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 7:45 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - According to sources, the Parliament on Monday night designated three individuals that will represent the legislature in the provisional electoral council, Transitory College of the Permanent Electoral Council but have not officially transmitted the names to the President.
Deputy Arnel Belizaire presents evidence of corruption at Haitian Post Offices
- Created on Saturday, March 09, 2013 10:10 AM
Colleagues place sanctions on Deputy Arnel Belizaire
- Created on Wednesday, March 06, 2013 7:07 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Parliamentarians for Institutional Reinforcement (PRI) regretted the manner in which member, Arnel Belizaire (Delmas/ind.) entered the office of the Director of Post Offices of Haiti on February 27, 2013 and placed a series of sanctions on the deputy.
Martelly has conditional welcome in popular districts, says Senator
- Created on Monday, March 04, 2013 10:04 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - When President Michel Martelly travels to Bel-Air, Solino, Cite Soleil and other popular districts in the city of Port-au-Prince, he must send three cargo buses of rice and food kits two and three days in advance before showing his face according to Senator Jean-Baptiste Bien-Aime (Nord-Est/Inite).
Security camera catches Deputy Arnel BÃ©lizaire aggressing post worker
- Created on Saturday, March 02, 2013 9:56 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Security camera footage has surfaced showing Deputy Arnel Belizaire (Delmas/independent) aggressively handling a worker at the post office.
It appears as if the post office worker attempted to stop the Parliamentarians representing Delmas and Tabarre from entering a backroom.
Sound is not available in this security footage made public so the context of this matter is not known, but it is clear that the parliamentarian entered the backroom and left with a letter in hand.
Deputy Belizaire made headlines in the fall of 2011 when he was arrested at the Toussaint Louverture airport upon returning from a working trip in France. Parliamentarians do enjoy immunity from arrest unless their colleagues in the same house vote to put them at the disposal of justice.
This is not the first incident documented by DH of a Haitian lawmaker, for whatever reason, taking an aggressive and physical disposition against a citizen.
In September of 2012, Senator Edwin Zenny (Sud-Est/Inite) terrorized and spat on a citizen participating in a live radio broadcast. Zenny was not invited and was considered as breaking into the private property of the station.
Related 10.27.2011: Deputy Arnel BÃ©lizaire Arrested
Chamber President urges contested-electoral councilors to resign
- Created on Thursday, February 28, 2013 10:55 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Deputy Jean Tholbert Alexis, President of the Chamber of Deputies and member of the pink bloc in the lower house, urged for the three contested-councilors of the contested-electoral council to make a patriotic gesture and hand in their resignations. Alexis also urged for President Michel Martelly to take steps to obtain those resignations.
Senator Moise questions Minister of Justice on merits of defamation
- Created on Friday, February 22, 2013 11:32 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - "Mr. Minister, does the president smoke crack?" asked Senator Jean-Charles Moise of Minister of Justice Jean Renel Sanon who was in the senate on Thursday to answer questions on threats of prosecution for defamation.
Senate Sanctions All Mining and Exploitation Activities in Haiti
- Created on Thursday, February 21, 2013 6:57 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Senate of Haiti passed, unanimously a resolution calling for the cessation of all approaches to the extraction of mineral resources of Haiti done without consulting Parliament and unknown to the national public opinion.
Senator Benoit believes Creole should be official language in Caricom before French
- Created on Monday, February 18, 2013 3:17 PM
Administration Officials No Show about $120 Million in Emergency Funds
- Created on Tuesday, February 05, 2013 11:14 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Senator Jean-Charles Moise expects the senate to reconvene the prime minister and several ministers of the administration to report on 5 billion HTG ($120 million [US]) of state of emergency funding disbursed after hurricane Isaac and Sandy but had not been accounted for.
Haiti: Senators Give Deputies Ultimatum in Regards to Elections
- Created on Tuesday, February 05, 2013 8:19 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Senate gave an ultimatum to the Chamber of Deputies to, within 24 hours, designate 4 deputies to join a bicameral commission towards selecting electoral council members, or the issue of having elections in Haiti will be dropped. The President of the Chamber of Deputies rejected the ultimatum.
Senator Jean-Charles Welcomes Carnival-goers to the North
- Created on Tuesday, February 05, 2013 10:37 AM
CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (defend.ht) - Senator Moise Jean-Charles asked carnival-goers to remember to carry with them a red card to present to President Michel Martelly, who he expects to appear upon a chariot during the carnival festivities. The senator continued to welcome the hosting of the 2013 National Carnival in Cap-Haitien and lobbied for no violence during the three days of indulgence which he regrets will not bring economic stimulus to his city.
Senator Bien-Aime denounces plot to assassinate several Parliamentarians
- Created on Saturday, January 26, 2013 2:02 PM
Mandates of Ten Senators Threatened
- Created on Thursday, January 24, 2013 3:38 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Senators believe they have thwarted a project by President Michel Martelly to end the terms of 10 senators on January 2014, which without elections would mean 10 senators remain in a body that should be at 30.
Senators Suspect U.S., Canadian Mining Companies Bribed Gov't Officials
- Created on Thursday, January 24, 2013 1:39 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - In tears, the Director of the Bureau of Mines and Energy (BME) Ludner Remarais attempted to express contrition for the signing of three mining licenses to foreign companies.
"Duvalieriste Government" is confirmed by cabinet reshuffle says Bien-AimÃ©
- Created on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 10:09 PM
Senator Exius: Entire Administration should have been changed
- Created on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 9:34 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Senator Pierre Francky Exius (Sud/Inite) does not believe the shuffling of the ministerial cabinet will bring results, noting some new ministers have less competence than their predecessors. Exius believes the entire administration should have been changed.
Senate Pres. Desras doubts Cabinet shuffle means change for the Haitian people
- Created on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 8:47 PM
Haiti: Senate Rejects U.S. and Canadian Mining Contracts
- Created on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 8:15 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Haitian Senate took a resolution on Tuesday compelling U.S. and Canadian companies that received mining contracts from the Martelly/Lamothe administration on December 21st, 2012 to cease exploitation as the Constitution requires international agreements to be ratified by the Parliament.