JACMEL, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Senator Wencesclas Lambert (Sud-Est/Inite) admitted to attacking a citizen of the republic, a young activist and student, causing injury and the loss of two teeth, because the citizen called declarations by Lambert, the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, lies during a meeting.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The Senate of the Republic will convene the Prime Minister and members of his cabinet on January 29 to obtain answers about the purchase of tens of thousands of automatic rifles and pistols and also to express their discontent with the 2013 report on the works of the Haitian government.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Two trucks of unknown cargo came from the Dominican Republic and entered Cite Soleil said the Director General of Customs, Fresnel Jean Baptiste, who accused Deputy Arnel Belizaire (Delmas-Tabarre/ind.) of accompanying the shipments and violently bypassing customs checkpoints on route to a destination unknown.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Senator Jean-Charles Moise seemed to disregard the press note from the Fanmi Lavalas National Coordinator Maryse Narcisse and executive committee and said the party's executive leadership has neither the political power or morality to take the initiative to throw him out of a party, of which he says he was elected Mayor of Milot for two terms in. Different groups within Lavalas expressed their support for the senator and deputy over the party's leadership.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The amendments proposed to the electoral law during the talks at El Rancho will not be brought to the floor of the Senate announced Senate President Simon Desras. This means elections that were due to be held in 2011 and 2013 would not be held in 2014, and definetly not the October 26, 2014 date announced by the President of the Republic.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Among the reactions registered after the first meeting of the Haiti-Dominican Republic bi-national commission was from the President of the Haitian Senate Justice Committee who considered it unfortunate that the Haitian Prime Minister sat with the Dominican Minister to the Presidency who serves a role of somewhat of secretary.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Corruption in Haiti remained steady and the improvement in ranking from 165 to 163 (in a field of 177 countries) in the Transparency International index is due to the absence of countries from the list, said Senator Andris Riche, who pointed out that the drop in ranking from 145 to 175 (in a field of 186 countries) in the index in 2011 is far from being recovered.
SANTIAGO, Chile (sentinel.ht) - Chile's National Assembly will meet in a special session on Tuesday to discuss the warning of the President of the Haitian National Assembly, Simon Dieuseul Desras, of an impending institutional conflict in Haiti and requesting that Chilean soldiers defend the 'people' and defy President Michel Martelly.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - After hundreds took the streets in Jacmel and after the filing of a criminal complaint against himself, Senator Wencesclas Lambert (Sud-Est/Inite) apologized to his family, colleagues and young victim, Daniel Theodore, whom he broke his jaw causing the loss of teeth.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Senator Jean-Baptiste Bien-Aime (Nord-Est/Inite), in exercising his control over the executive administration, welcomed the renewed talks with the Dominican Republic, as his Department includes the border towns of Ouanaminthe, which has a high flow of border traffic, but cautioned citizens on the manner and content of the discussions and that they deal with the problem at hand and not on giving more contracts.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Learning that President Michel Martelly would be leading a delegation to South Africa for the funeral of Nelson Mandela, Deputy Jules Lyonel Anelus said it was folly for Martelly to not invite former President Jean Bertrand Aristide who spent many years in exile in South Africa and would have been well-received as an effort to unify Haiti.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - National Assembly President Simon Desras defended his letter to his Chilean counterpart requesting that their army contingent based in Haiti fight on the side of the people and not the President of the Republic if in the case. In fact, Desras said he had sent similar letters to several other nations with forces in Haiti.