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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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Installation Speech: Bernice Fidelia, Minister of Haitians Living Abroad

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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.

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Lamothe asks new Cabinet to put the Haitian People first

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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.

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Haiti: Gov't Welcomes Inauguration of Obama

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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.

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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.

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First Tourists from Canada Arrive via Transat

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Despite the travel alert issued by the Canadian government for Haiti on Tuesday, the Haitian Minister of Tourism Stephanie Villedrouin successfully launched the first visit of Canadian tourists via Air Transat on Wednesday.

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Haiti: Martelly/Lamothe Appoint 7 New Ministers

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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.

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Prime Minister Lamothe promises 24-hour electricity throughout Haiti in 6 months

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - On Wednesday, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe promised to have electricity distributed 24 hours per day throughout Haiti. To achieve this promise, Lamothe said he would strengthen the energy sector which for ages has been a major concern for the population.

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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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Haiti: $4.2 Million [US] needed for National Carnival in Cap-Haitien

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Haitian government has budgeted $4.2 million [US] for the 2013 National Carnival in Cap-Haitien.

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New Diaspora Minister Bernice Fidelia plans to organize Haitians abroad

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The new Minister of Haitians Living Abroad, Bernice Fidelia, acknowledged that she had a lot of work ahead of her working with 4.5 million Haitians living in the Diaspora.

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Haiti: Discussions Ongoing for another Government Reshuffle

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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.

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Martelly and Lamothe Meet with Chamber President Deputy Alexis in Parliament

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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.