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Crime

Infamous Haiti kidnapper, Clifford Brandt, on the lam

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CROIX-DES-BOUQUETS, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Wealthy businessman, Clifford Brandt, long time close friend to President Michel Martelly, escaped from prison on Sunday during a violent take over. Brandt was imprisoned on October 22, 2012 for the kidnapping and ransom of Nicolas and Coralie Moscoso.

Political

Martelly Continues 4-Year Election Block, Political Parties denounce

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - It is President Michel Martelly who continues to create conditions not conducive to holding elections explained Haiti's largest political parties in a joint communication on Thursday. The parties denounced a "virulent media campaign" by the Martelly-Lamothe administration aimed at 6 Senators who have chosen to defend democracy, rule of law and fight for fair elections in Haiti.

Crime

Arrested for Stealing Money for Haitian Women Cancer Screening

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MIAMI, USA (sentinel.ht) - The owner and operator of the Haitian American Association against Cancer was arrested after an investigation found that $400,000 given to his organization to help at-risk Haitian-American women screen for breast cancer was never used for said purposes.

Crime

Boston resident, Myriam Durand, gunned down on Haiti visit

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Myriam Durand, a resident of Boston, Massachusetts, who was visiting Haiti was gunned down Friday shortly after leaving the Toussaint Louverture International Airport en route to Les Cayes, according to sources.

Political

Fanmi Lavalas nominates Dr. Maryse Narcisse for President of Haiti

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - On Tuesday, Dr. Maryse Narcisse received the nomination of the Fanmi Lavalas political party to run for the President of the Republic of Haiti in 2015.

Political

More Anti-Martelly protests announced by base organizations

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The members of FOPARK and other populous organizations announced a successive week of protests in Port-au-Prince, after two held last week which brought thousands into the streets to call for the resignation of President Michel Martelly and a provisional government to organize elections, more than three years overdue.

Political

Dr. Marcelle Martelly announces candidacy for Florida Governor

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TALLAHASSEE, USA (sentinel.ht) - Dr. Marcelle Martelly, elder sister of President Michel Martelly, announced her candidacy to be on the democratic ticket for Governor of the State of Florida.

Education

Stanford Lopatin Fellow, Kareem Edouard, embarks on STEM project for Haiti

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STANFORD, USA (sentinel.ht) - Kareem Edouard, a second-generation Haitian American, says he has long felt the pull back to his parents' country. The Stanford University Graduate Student has won the Lopatin Fellowship this year and will use it for project aimed at helping middle-school students in Haiti engage in scientific inquiry practices.

Community

Haiti: Thousands protest for electricity in Aux Cayes

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LES CAYES, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Once a bastion for the Tet Kale regime, the people of Les Cayes took to the streets in the tens of thousands on Tuesday in an anti-Martelly protest. The city and entire South department has been in a total blackout, 24/24, for a month.

Crime

Body found near search for missing Alexandria Chery

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ORLANDO, USA (sentinel.ht/WFTV) - Family and friends of 16-year-old Alexandria Chery are desperately searching with the Orange County deputies the missing teenager. Her mother's boyfriend, Sanel Saint Simon has been arrested for providing false evidence and destruction of evidence in connection with the case. Police are still treating it a missing persons case.

Media

Haiti: Third year in Top 10 of Failed States Index

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (sentinel.ht) - After three years, Haiti still remained in the top 10 of the 2014 issue of the Failed State Index published by Foreign Policy magazine and the Fund for Peace, which ranked the country at 8. The country continues to make improvement year by year but is still a far cry from its number 11 ranking issued in 2011.

Crime

Family disproves suicide in Osner Fevry Jr. death

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The parents of the departed Osner Fevry Jr released a statement Monday refuting the hypothesis that their son, 34 year old lawyer, diplomat and associate pastor, had taken his own life. In the note, the family detailed the events of the day Fevry Jr. had come up missing and the condition in which his lifeless body was found.

Political

6 med students beaten by Haiti Pres. Adviser Ronald 'Roro' Nelson

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Six medical students on route to take their final exams have launched accusations against Adviser to President Michel Martelly, Ronald "Roro" Nelson, and a police officer, for having beaten them during an incident of road rage.

Political

U.S. Amb. responsible for political prisoners in Haiti, says Inite

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The U.S. Ambassador Pamela White is behind the arrest of political activist and hopeful candidate for deputy, Rony Timothée, according to the spokesman for Inite, Haiti's second most popular political party.

Education

Haiti: "Catastrophic" school examination results prompts call for reforms

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - 417 schools had 0-10% of their students promoted and 800 schools, below 20%. With three years in office and a national basic comprehension assessment of below 75% and 1.2 million children still not receiving an education, President Michel Martelly called this past school year's examination results "catastrophic".

Crime

Felony charges filed against prime suspect in Alexandria Chery case

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ORLANDO, USA (sentinel.ht) - The prime suspect in the disappearance of 16 year-old Alexandria Chery is now facing felony charges for obstruction of a criminal investigation but not yet murder.

Political

Haiti: October 26, 2014 elections, all but cancelled

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Elections, now approaching four years overdue, are no closer to being held in 2014, as was the case in '13, '12, and '11.

Community

Osner Fevry Sr. requests participation in son's murder investigation

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Osner Fevry Sr delivered a eulogy at his eldest son's funeral that drew emotions from attendees of the funeral and the father himself. The bereaved father also asked of the defacto-Minister of Justice, Jean Renel Sanon, who was in the audience, for an active role in the investigation of his son's murder.

Crime

Osner Fevry Jr. found dead, apparent gun shot

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Osner Fevry Jr., a lawyer and diplomat working at the Haitian Embassy in Japan was found dead Tuesday night from an apparent bullet to the head near his family's home in Haiti, where he had came for a month's visit.

Political

Political Activist Rony Timothée liberated after 19 days in prison

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ARCAHAIE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - FOPARK Spokesman Rony Timothée was released from the prison in Arcahaie following his first appearance on Wednesday, more than two weeks after his arrest.

Political

'State Terror in Haiti', Fusion Political Party Warns

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Senator Edmonde Supplice Beauzile, Chairwoman of The Fusion of Haitian Social Democrats, one of the few political parties that participated in the talks at El Rancho, said the electoral process taking place with a 7-member council lacks confidence and demonstrates the unwillingness of the Martelly administration to set conditions for the organization of elections.