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) - Dr. Bernice Fidelia was installed as the Minister of Haitians Living Abroad on Wednesday and made her first declarations in her new capacity. But for the exception of one departure from truth, Minister Fidelia delivered a gracious speech to the administration and the Haitian diaspora.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - At the inauguration ceremony of his new cabinet on Wednesday, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe asked the new members of his cabinet to make sacrifices in service of the Haitian people.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, on Sunday, on behalf of the Haitian government, welcomed the swearing in of U.S. President Barack Obama to a second term in office and inauguration.
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.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - On Tuesday evening a list of 7 new ministers that will replace current ministers was released by the office of Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe.
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) - Closed door talks are being held on the need to, again, reshuffle the Haitian government's ministers. Accordingly, it is said at least 6 ministers are expected to lose their jobs with one ministry expected to be closed down.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Arriving in separate motorcades, President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe were in Parliament to visit Deputy Jean Tholbert Alexis who was made President of the Chamber of Deputies by the PSP majority bloc in the house. Senate President Simon Dieuseul Desras met with the executives who were joined by Minister Pierre Richard Casimir and not Minister Ralph Theano.