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Association of Caribbean States prepares for 5th Summit in Haiti

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The 5th Summit of the Heads of States and Governments of the Association of Caribbean States will be held on April 26, 2013 in Pétion Ville, Haiti.

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Haiti: Lamothe snubs senate hearing on $120M[US] Hurricane Sandy funds

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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.

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Minister Godefroy Message on World Women's Day

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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.

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Youth and Sports Minister Racine in Niger for negotiations at CONFEJES

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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.

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Haiti-Vietnam: A Cooperation of Phones and Rice

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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.

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Haiti: Gov't looks to improving communication with citizens

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Minister of Communication Regine Godefroy held a meeting on Saturday with the new directors of the ministry aimed at recovering irregularities, revitalizing the communications apparatus of the Martelly administration.

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Haiti: Interior Minister Bazile snubs Senate hearing

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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.

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PM Lamothe inquires on corruption cases at ULCC

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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.

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Diaspora Ministry presents report on projects and upcoming events

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Minister Bernice Fidelia for Haitian Living Abroad (MHAVE) held a press conference in Port-au-Prince on Monday to provide a report on the actions of her ministry after her first six weeks in office.

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Haiti: Tourism Minister presents proposal to develop Ile-a-Vache

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Minister of Tourism Stephanie Villedouin presented at the Council of Ministers meeting a well-detailed proposal for developing Ile-a-Vache into a premier tourist destination.

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Haiti: Agriculture Minister Thomas Jacques meets with U.S. Agriculture Secretary

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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.

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Haiti PM mired in corruption, declares war on corruption

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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.

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"A conspiracy against Caricom delegations foiled," said Haitian Prime Minister

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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.

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Minister Racine Gives First Interview

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - In her first interview since being named Minister of Youth, Sports and Civic Action, Madame Magalie Racine, said she had not formulated any new plans for how she would lead this government ministry but did share her vision for the nation's future.

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Haiti: Government officials arrive in Aruba

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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.

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Lamothe, Clinton and NBPRA speak at charity summit in Miami

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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.

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Haiti Gov't: No 24-hour electricity in 6 months

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Ministry of Communication released a message to say that the promise made by Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe that Haiti would have 24-hour electricity in 6 months can not be kept.

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Post officials deny embezzlement and send letter to sanction Deputy Belizaire

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - During a press conference, the former Director of the Post Offices of Haiti, Regine Godefroy, denied the allegations of Deputy Arnel Belizaire who said she embezzled 700,000 HTG as director of the institution. As well, the Minister of Commerce and Industry Wilson Laleau announced a letter was sent to the Chamber of Deputies requesting actions be taken against the deputy for an incident that occurred a week prior.

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Haiti: Gov't calling for innovative proposals from young entrepreneurs

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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.

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Fugitive Jean-Jeune Resigns from National Palace

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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.

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Haiti looks to purchase electricity from Dominican Republic

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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.