PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) – Pitit Desalin, a political regroupement of popular democratic organizations said it would not be sitting down to talk with President Michel Martelly. One of the organization leaders, Assad Volcy, who received the correspondence from the secretary general of the National Palace said it was with astonishment, considering the regime has put an arrest warrant out for him.
PETIT-GOAVE, Haiti (defend.ht) - On Thursday vandals hit the Town Hall of Petit-Goave where the interim mayor is accused of corruption and is the subject of daily protests. The culprits who broke through the steal gate, set ablaze the generator while damaging offices and property, have not been identified.
CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (defend.ht) - Numbers were in the thousands on Saturday in the city of Cap-Haitien where protesters called for the resignation of President Michel Martelly. The protest, organized by the by North Popular Movement and the Collective to Liberate Haiti, had also the objective of calling for free and fair elections, overdue for four years, to be held.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - For the first time in four years, Haitian students will return to school on time, Monday September 8. The effort to maintain 200 school days per year, as in neighboring Dominican Republic and Cuba, is still threatened by unprepared institutions, families and the work stoppages of teachers and administrator unions claiming back pay from the Martelly administration.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Elections will not be held on October 26, 2014 as a decree lacking the force of law by President Michel Martelly had suggested. This announcement was made by the controversial electoral council and confirms that the Head of State's maintenance of conditions not conducive to holding elections will be prolonged to four years.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - An open letter to French President Francois Hollande describing the systematic violations of human rights, injustices and corruption of President Michel Martelly and his regime was released on Thursday by national and international human rights organizations. The signatories of this letter said its purpose was to warn Hollande, embattled in his own political difficulties in France, of Martelly who he would be receiving in the coming days.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) – Political dignitaries were part of demonstrations on Thursday at the Ministry of Justice, where the building has been painted pink to show its political bias. The protests were for the release of 43 political prisoners, among them, Enold Florestal, a Haitian citizen who filed a criminal complaint against First Lady Sophia Martelly and son Olivier.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The father of Osner Fevry Jr held a press conference at the offices of the National Network for the Defense of Human Rights (RNDDH) on Monday and expressed his deception in his son's murder investigation which has not moved forward. The elder Fevry said there are members of the police institution assigned to the investigation that should be considered persons of interest.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) – Elections that were, without law or council, decreed for October 26, 2014 will become a symbolic referendum for its signatory, President Michel Martelly. Opposition parties hope to bring as many citizens to the streets on Sunday to demonstrate a vote of disapproval of the Martelly regime and its policies.
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.