Archive for December, 2011

Haiti leader paves way for new elections

December 30, 2011
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Haiti leader paves way for new elections

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian President Michel Martelly fired members of a nine-person electoral council to make way for legislative and local elections planned for next year, a government official said Friday. Presidential adviser Damian Merlo said the leader removed the council members through a decree that will allow him to begin the process...
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Haiti’s Tragic History

December 30, 2011
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Haiti’s Tragic History

By ADAM HOCHSCHILD Published: December 29, 2011 For the better part of two centuries, outsiders have been offering explanations that range from racist to learned-sounding — the supposed inferiority of blacks, the heritage of slavery, overpopulation — for why Haiti remains the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. None of these work: nearby Barbados...
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HAITI: LE PRESIDENT DE LA REPUBLIQUE NE PEUT PAS PUBLIER DES AMENDEMENTS CONSTITUTIONNELS FRAUDULEUX Par Georges Michel

December 30, 2011
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HAITI: LE PRESIDENT DE LA REPUBLIQUE NE PEUT PAS PUBLIER DES AMENDEMENTS CONSTITUTIONNELS FRAUDULEUX Par Georges Michel

Mise en contexte: Après un suspense terrible, le Président Michel Joseph Martelly avait pris une décision d’homme d’Etat, empreinte de lucidité politique et de sagesse, en retirant les amendements frauduleux à la Constitution de 1987 qui étaient entachés d’un nouveau vice très grave qui entraînait leur impraticabilité et leur inapplicabilité, un second faux en...
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Haiti receives US$20 million grant for Peligre restoration work

December 28, 2011
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Haiti receives US$20 million grant for Peligre restoration work

Hydroworld.com PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti 12/28/11 (PennWell) — Restoration of Haiti’s Peligre hydroelectric plant took a step closer toward becoming reality after the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the approval of a US$20 million grant for the project. The project will enable Haiti to restore and preserve Peligre’s original installed capacity of 54 MW by rehabilitating...
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Tragic deaths of Haitian migrants as country’s government treads a worn development path

December 28, 2011
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Tragic deaths of Haitian migrants as country’s government treads a worn development path

Christmas Day brought the tragic news of the loss of a ship along the coast of Cuba carrying 124 migrants from Haiti seeking a better life. Thirty-seven people perished, 87 were rescued by Cuba’s coast guard. What has happened to the promised reconstruction of Haiti, two years following the earthquake of January 12, 2010?...
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Supply and Demand Humanitarian Aid in Haiti

December 27, 2011
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Supply and Demand Humanitarian Aid in Haiti

by JAKE JOHNSTON “Donors and aid organizations prefer to be the boss of their own money. And they want to be in charge of how to spend it, where to spend it, and if to spend it at all,” Linda Polman, author of The Crisis Caravan: What’s Wrong with Humanitarian Aid, recently told an interviewer.  The...
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Haiti president Michel Martelly cancels school fundraising concert, retires singing act

December 27, 2011
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Haiti president Michel Martelly cancels school fundraising concert, retires singing act

Daniel S Levine Martelly used to perform as “Sweet Micky” SWOAN PARKER/Reuters/Fotoglif Haiti president and former pop star Michel Martelly cancelled a concert to raise funds for the country’s schools. Martelly also announced that he would retire his singing act. He used to perform under the alter ego, “Sweet Micky.” According to The Associated...
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UN in Haiti accuses police of abuse

December 27, 2011
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UN in Haiti accuses police of abuse

By TRENTON DANIEL Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haitian National Police forces have used illegal excessive force against prisoners and it may have been such abuse that led to the deaths of at least nine people in the capital, the United Nations contends in two reports published Tuesday. The reports by the Office of...
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Haiti migrants found dead off Cuba’s coast

December 25, 2011
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Haiti migrants found dead off Cuba’s coast

At least 38 migrants from Haiti have been found dead after their boat sank just off the eastern tip of Cuba, officials in Havana say. Another 87 people from the boat were rescued, Cuban TV reported quoting civil defence officials. It said the boat was spotted only 100m off shore. A search for more...
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Allocution de M. Jean-Claude Duvalier prononcée aux Gonaïves

December 24, 2011
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Allocution de M. Jean-Claude Duvalier prononcée aux Gonaïves

A l’occasion de la cérèmonie de graduation de la promotion Robert Blanc de l’Ecole de Droit et des Sciences Economiques des Gonaïves, le 16 décembre 2011 Watch the video here
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Le devoir de justice envers les victimes des Duvalier

December 24, 2011
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Le devoir de justice envers les victimes des Duvalier

Quand AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL répond à Me Osner Févry Une déclaration publique d’AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Publié le mercredi 21 décembre 2011 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL DECLARATION PUBLIQUE 25 Novembre 2011 Index : AMR 36/018/2011. Haïti devant le devoir de justice envers les victimes du régime de Jean-Claude Duvalier Réponse d’Amnesty International à M. Osner Févry Dans l’édition du 7 octobre...
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LE PRESIDENT MARTELLY ACCUEILLI PAR UNE FOULE EN LIESSE AU CAP HAITIEN A L’OCCAS

December 24, 2011
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LE PRESIDENT MARTELLY ACCUEILLI PAR UNE FOULE EN LIESSE AU CAP HAITIEN A L’OCCAS

LE PRESIDENT MARTELLY ACCUEILLI PAR UNE FOULE EN LIESSE AU CAP HAITIEN A L’OCCASION DE SA TOURNEE DE NOEL. Port-au-Prince, le jeudi 22 décembre 2011: Le Président de la République, S.E.M. Michel Joseph Martelly, s’est rendu, le jeudi 22 décembre 2011, dans la ville du Cap-Haïtien (Nord) où il poursuit, après le Nord’Ouest, le...
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LA PREMIERE DAME DE LA REPUBLIQUE VISITE DES HANDICAPES A L’OCCASION DE LA NOEL

December 24, 2011
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LA PREMIERE DAME DE LA REPUBLIQUE VISITE DES HANDICAPES A L’OCCASION DE LA NOEL

La Première Dame de la République en visite à la Secrétairerie d’Eta à l’Intégration des Personnes Handicapées Port-au-Prince, jeudi 22 Décembre 2011 : La Première Dame de la République, Sophia MARTELLY,  s’est rendue, ce jeudi 22 décembre, à la Secrétairerie d’État à l’Intégration des Personnes Handicapées afin de vivre un moment de partage avec les employés de cette institution...
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A Haitian govt official was attacked while visiting Dominican Republic

December 24, 2011
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A Haitian govt official was attacked while visiting Dominican Republic

Washington Post: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A presidential adviser in Haiti says that a government minister was attacked while visiting the neighboring Dominican Republic. Presidential adviser Damian Merlo said late Friday that Minister of Haitians Living Abroad Daniel Supplice is doing fine but he had no other details. The newspaper Le Matin reported that four...
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Haïti – Communication : Important saisie d’équipements de téléphonie 20/12/2

December 24, 2011
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Haïti – Communication : Important saisie d’équipements de téléphonie 20/12/2

Haïti – Communication : Important saisie d’équipements de téléphonie 20/12/2011 08:22:45 Samedi la Police Nationale d’Haïti (PNH) a procédé à la saisie de deux appareils pouvant contenir 108 cartes SIM, 5 antennes extérieur, une génératrice, des inverters, trois ordinateurs portables, deux de bureaux, un GPS et huit cameras de surveillance, à la rue Clerveaux...
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Ton of drug seized was to fund terror, Dominican drugs czar says

December 24, 2011
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Ton of drug seized was to fund terror, Dominican drugs czar says

The cocaine, the foreigners. SANTO DOMINGO. – National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) president Rolando Rosado on Friday said the millions of dollars from the sale of the 1,077 kilos (2,152 pounds) of pure cocaine seized in La Romana’s airport Thursday morning would’ve been used to finance terrorist activities. “We’re speaking of a drug trafficking...
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Haiti Two Years after the Earthquake: Help Must Continue

December 23, 2011
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Haiti Two Years after the Earthquake: Help Must Continue

22 Dec 2011 22:10 Source: alertnet // SOS Children’s Villages-USA On January 12th, 2010, a massive earthquake struck Haiti claiming the lives of more than 230,000 people and affecting three million others. Significant progress has been made in reconstructing Haiti. Nevertheless, the country remains closer to a state of emergency than a path towards...
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Haiti: President Martelly Makes Four Promises towards Political Stability

December 23, 2011
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Haiti: President Martelly Makes Four Promises towards Political Stability

Thursday, 22 December 2011 09:56 by Samuel Maxime PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) – The President of the Republic, Michel Martelly, made four groundbreaking concessions on Wednesday aimed at stabilizing the political structure of Haiti. The promises were made during a meeting which convened members of all three branches of government and a visiting delegation from...
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Haiti: President Retires Raunchy Singing Act

December 23, 2011
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Haiti: President Retires Raunchy Singing Act

By RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD President Michel Martelly will not perform again as his alter ego, Sweet Micky, after all, an adviser said Thursday. Mr. Martelly, who before his election in April had a long career as a singer known for dressing in drag and disrobing on stage, had said in September he would retake...
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US Apparel Imports From Haiti Surge 46%

December 22, 2011
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US Apparel Imports From Haiti Surge 46%

Apparel imports into the US from Haiti soared by 46% in the first eight months of this year, thanks in part to tariff benefits under the US Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI). In the Ninth Report to Congress on the Operation of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act, the office of the US Trade Representative...
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