PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and other ministers failed to appear for a third Senate Economic and Finance Committee hearing towards investigating the disappearance of $125 million [US] emergency funding disbursed to the administration for humanitarian relief following the passage of Hurricane Sandy and Isaac in October 2012.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - In a letter to the nation, the Minister of Communication, Regine Godefroy, shared her thoughts on the movement for women's equality in Haiti.
NIAMEY, Niger (defend.ht) - The Minister of Youth, Sports and Civic Action, Magalie Racine, arrived on Monday in the capital city of Niamey, Niger where she will promote the membership of Haiti at the 35th Ministerial Conference for the Conference of Ministers of Youth and Sports of States and Governments (CONFEJES) in 2015.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - In a joint press conference with the Vietnamese Minister of Communication, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe announced that he would be receiving the PM of Vietnam in due time who will bring with him 15,000 tons of rice for Haiti, as part of 400,000 tons of rice from Vietnam expected in 2013.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Minister of the Interior, David Bazile, failed to appear before the Senate on Thursday, for a hearing investigation on the disbursement of $10 million [US] to the MICT for 2012 year-end festivities that were never realized.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe made a surprise visit to the headquarters of the Unit for the Combat Against Corruption (ULCC) on Wednesday to inquire on the status of certain major cases of corruption. It is part of a new war on corruption declared by the Haitian government.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (defend.ht) - The Minister of Agriculture, Thomas Jacques, continuing a week-long trip in the United States to meet with different agencies and organizations to talk about Haiti's priorities, met with the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe said Monday that his government has declared war on corruption and is demanding transparency, but this comes a week after dodging, for the third time, a Senate hearing to account for $120 million [US] in emergency funds after Hurricane Sandy and days after the interior ministry could not account for $10 million in end of the year money taken from the public treasury... among other matters.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe denounced an alleged plot by 8 unnamed and unknown individuals that sought to disrupt the Caricom Summit of Heads of States and Governments in Port-au-Prince this week.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe arrived in Aruba on Thursday at the head of a large delegation composed of the Minister of Tourism Stephanie Villedrouin, Deputy Director of National Radio and Television of Haiti, Gamal Augustin and senior executives in public administration.
MIAMI, USA (defend.ht) - Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe participated in a philanthropic event in Miami on Saturday where former U.S. President Bill Clinton and members of the National Basketball Retired Players Association were present.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Ministry of Trade and Industry held a ceremony to launch a national young entrepreneur contest in hopes it would encourage young men and women, living abroad or in Haiti, to introduce innovative and entrepreneurial proposals.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - National Palace adviser, Karl Jean-Jeune, currently a fugitive of justice in the state of Florida, USA, handed in his resignation that was accepted by the Presidency.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (defend.ht) - On Tuesday, the Minister of Energy, René Jean-Jumeau, signed an agreement towards purchasing electricity from the Dominican Republic for Haiti.