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.
Deputy Jean Tholbert Alexis becomes President of the Chamber of Deputies
- Created on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 4:46 PM
Senate President Reiterates Urge for Elections in 2013
- Created on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 9:31 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - At the opening of the legislative session, the President of the National Assembly, Simon Dieuseul Desras (Centre/Lavni), urged for legislative and municipal elections, that were due to be held in November 2011, be held in 2013 in order to ensure democracy in Haiti.
Haiti: Parliamentarians disrupt PM Lamothe's report of Government's activities in 2012
- Created on Monday, January 14, 2013 8:57 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - For 4 continuous minutes and 34 seconds, Members of the Parliamentarians for Institutional Reenforcement (PRI), a minority group in the lower house, sounded horns, bells and whistles during Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe's report on the Government's activities, which had a duration of 58 seconds and plenty of air in between sentences.
Haiti: Opening Session of the Legislature Looks to be Contentious
- Created on Monday, January 14, 2013 8:37 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - "We say, the moment when [Senate] President Desras gives the floor to Laurent Lamothe, at this time our concert will begin. Horns, whistles, bells and hisses, everything will be utilized at the same time until Mr. Lamothe leaves the hall," announced the leader of the minority party in the lower house, Deputy Sadrac Dieudonne, who announced his group would not allow the Prime Minister to deliver his report on the management of the country during the opening session of the legislative year on Monday.
Martelly's Pursuit of Aristide to Distract from Haiti's Real Problems says Senator
- Created on Thursday, January 10, 2013 8:22 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Senator Westner Polycarpe (Nord/Inite) estimates the case against former President Aristide was a failed attempt by President Michel Martelly to humiliate the former Head of State and to divert the Haitian people's attention from the true problems that Haiti is facing today.
Desras: Elections must be held in 2013 for peace and stability
- Created on Thursday, January 10, 2013 7:26 PM
Haiti: PRI minority party intends to disrupt opening of legislative sessions
- Created on Thursday, January 10, 2013 10:06 AM
Haiti: Senate President says Gov't Comm. Unfit to Pursue Case against Aristide
- Created on Friday, January 04, 2013 9:37 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Senate President Simon Dieuseul Desras (Centre/Lavni) estimated on Thursday that the Government Commissioner of Port-au-Prince, Lucmane Delille, does not have the competence nor the professional disposition to pursue a case against former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
Senator MoÃ¯se Welcomes National Carnival to Okap
- Created on Thursday, December 20, 2012 2:40 PM
Haiti: Five Ministers Called before the Senate
- Created on Monday, December 10, 2012 7:36 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and 4 other ministers will appear before the Senate on Tuesday to explain relief activities accomplished since declaring Haiti in a state of emergency in October; after Hurricane Sandy passed through Jamaica and Cuba. Senator Jeanty says the situation in the country is like the storm passed yesterday.
Haiti: Senate Condemns Attack and Death Threats against Senator
- Created on Saturday, December 01, 2012 10:49 AM
Parliamentarians Manifesting at Prime Minister's Office
- Created on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 2:41 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - A group of Parliamentarians have invested on Wednesday the prime minister's office to protest promises not kept.
Senator MoÃ¯se Deplores Gangsters with National Palace Credentials
- Created on Thursday, November 15, 2012 8:36 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Senator Jean-Charles MoÃ¯se in a press conference Wednesday confirmed reports that Clifford Brandt kept a National Palace badge identifying him as an adviser to President Michel Martelly. The senator went on to denounce the administration for having vast ties to the criminal underworld, kidnappers, drug dealers, "bandi legal", gangsters.
Senate Hearing on Digicel Decline in Service Quality
- Created on Thursday, November 08, 2012 8:19 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The rapid decline in quality of Digicel service since becoming the sole mobile carrier in Haiti renewed hearings in the Senate regarding the telecommunications sector.
Love's Coming to America Story Troubled Campaign
- Created on Thursday, November 08, 2012 12:38 PM
SARATOGA SPRINGS, USA (defend.ht) - Former U.S. Congressional Candidate Mia Love's embrace of not giving immigrant parents of children and the children themselves, born in the U.S., American citizenship troubled her campaign when questions were raised about the circumstances of her family's legal status.
Haiti: Parliamentary Commission Hopes to Find Compromise for Elections
- Created on Thursday, November 08, 2012 10:56 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Parliament formed a bicameral commission on Wednesday that will meet with mediators from Religions for Peace in order to find a compromise to hold elections in Haiti, that were due to be held in November of 2011.
Mia Love loses bid for U.S. Congress
- Created on Wednesday, November 07, 2012 3:06 AM
SARATOGA SPRINGS, USA (defend.ht) - Republican Congressional Candidate, Mia Love, was unsuccessful in being elected to the U.S. Congress on Tuesday.
Senator MoÃ¯se says government officials involved in kidnapping
- Created on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 1:11 PM
CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Second Senator of the North, Jean-Charles MoÃ¯se, said he will make public a list of names of government officials involved in the Clifford Brandt kidnapping network, as soon as the country has resolved the Hurricane Sandy emergency.