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Legislative

Haiti: Lawmaker Urges Gov't to Stop Imports of Fecal-laced Salami from D.R.

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Deputy Fritz Chery (Gros Morne/AAA) called on government executives on Wednesday to stop all imports of salami meats from the Dominican Republic after an investigation found that 97% of the meats had above limit levels of feces and sodium nitrite.

Presidential

Haiti: Judiciary Submits 3 Names for Permanent Electoral Council

Written by The Office of the President .

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - On Tuesday, the Haitian Judiciary submitted its list to the President of the Republic of three councilors that would sit on the Permanent Electoral Council.

Presidential

Haiti: Carnaval des Fleurs, Port-au-Prince, July 30, 31

Written by The Office of the President .

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Carnaval des Fleurs, an event much different than the National Carnaval that took place in February, will celebrate the new beginning and revitalization of Haiti, particularly Port-au-Prince with a parade of flowers. The President of the Republic by an order designated July 30 and 31 no-work days.

Executive

Haiti: Prime Minister Submits 10 Bills to Parliament

Written by The Office of the Prime Minister .

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Office of the Prime Minister announced the deposit of 10 bills to the Lower House of Parliament last week that intend to legalize functions of the state. One of such bills is for the National Fund for Education, established May 2011 to accumulate revenue by taxing international calls and money transfers. With this bill and the legalization of the FNE, the funds can now be used for the Free and Compulsory Education Program (PSUGO) of the government.

Executive

Haiti: PM Makes Surprise Visit to Police Station in Port-au-Prince

Written by The Office of the Prime Minister .

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and the President of the Senate Simon Desras made a surprise visit to the police department in Port-au-Prince in the late hours of Wednesday July 18. The government officials found the work of the police to be satisfactory in protecting lives and property of the population.

Presidential

Haiti: President Martelly Outraged at State of Citadel

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MILOT, Haiti (defend.ht) - Micky a retounen. President Michel Martelly chastised the disposition of officials in charge of monuments and historical assets in Haiti after an unsatisfactory assessment of La Citadelle Laferriere.

Legislative

Haiti: Senator Desras Meets with Cheryl Mills on Electoral Council

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The President of the Senate, Simon Dieuseul Desras, held a meeting with Cheryl Mills, the Chief of Staff of the patron saint of the Department of State, Hillary Clinton, particularly devoted to the establishment of the Permanent Electoral Council and the organization of elections.

Presidential

Haiti: Champs de Mars Emptied, President Martelly Kept His Word

Written by Vladimir Laguerre .

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Tuesday, July 17, 2012. "Finally, I can bring my children to Champs de Mars. This is where I learned to ride my bicycle, and this is precisely where I met their mother ... I've always wanted to come back here with them. My children will finally be able to know what life was like before January 12, 2012." Charles Jean Luma, 47, father of two children.

Legislative

Haiti: Lawmaker Denounces Pressure to Appoint Electoral Council Members

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The First Secretary of the Great Body that is the Senate, Steven Benoit (Ouest/Alternative) characterized the letter by President Martelly as a lack of respect for another power, in requesting that the legislature contribute within 8 days (now 4) its 3 members of the Permanent Electoral Council.

Executive

Brazil Pledges Haiti $100M for Legislative, Municipal Elections

Written by The Office of the Prime Minister .

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe held a working meeting with the Brazilian Ambassador accredited to Port-au-Prince on Wednesday where Brazil pledged $100 million in support for upcoming legislative and municipal elections.

International

U.S. Amb. Kenneth H. Merten Ascends to the National Order of Honor and Merit of Haiti

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Kenneth H. Merten who is coming to the end of his 3 year mission as the U.S. Ambassador to Port-au-Prince was honored on Thursday becoming a member with the rank of Grand Silver Plated Cross of the National Order of Honor and Merit of Haiti.

Executive

PM Laurent Lamothe and Hillary Clinton Speak on Haiti

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (defend.ht) - Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe stood with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to, both, deliver remarks on their meeting and plans for continuing development of Haiti.

Executive

Haitian Politicians in Washington to Raise Haiti's Prestige

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (defend.ht) - Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe is leading a delegation to Washington D.C. with the aims of persuading the world's international banks and partners that Haiti is prepared for loans and wants to turn away from "in-kind" donations.

Executive

Interior Minister: Haiti's Disaster Prevention, Management Model for Region

Written by The Ministry of the Interior .

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Haiti has undergone extensive improvement in its rescue and disaster risk reduction institutions that the Minister of the Interior, Thierry Mayard-Paul, has described the state of the government's ability to react to emergencies as a model for other nations in the region.

International

U.S. Congress Members Call UN to Take Responsibility for Cholera in Haiti

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (defend.ht) - “As cholera was brought to Haiti due to the actions of the U.N., we believe that it is imperative for the U.N. to now act decisively to control the cholera epidemic,” said the letter from U.S. Congressman John Conyers Jr. and signed by 103 other representatives to Ambassador Susan E. Rice to the United Nations.

Presidential

Haiti: President's Motorcade involved in Traffic Accident

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MILOT, Haiti (defend.ht) - Six died and 15 were injured early Thursday morning on Route National #1 toward Montrouis. In a separate incident, seven persons of the Presidential motorcade, escorting President Michel Martelly to Milot were involved in an accident.

Executive

Haiti: Port Infrastructure, Reform Pits Martelly-Lamothe against Predecessors

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - On Tuesday, Alix Celestin, newly appointed Director of the National Port Authority announced groundbreaking renovations to be made to the port of Port-au-Prince in October. Along with new policies by the Martelly-Lamothe administration, the changes to be implemented in Haiti's ports pits the sophomore administration against the policies of their predecessors, former Presidents Rene Preval and Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

Diplomatic

Haiti - Sevis Pam: Miami Consulate Services at Home

Written by The Consulate of Haiti in Miami .

MIAMI, FL, USA (defend.ht) - The Consulate of Haiti in Miami announced "Sevis Pam", a service for the Haitian community in Miami to receive consular services at home.

Judicial

Haiti: Judiciary Begins Process of Appointing Electoral Council Members

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - This week, the Haitian judiciary began its process of appointing its three members that will sit on the 9-member Permanent Electoral Council, we learned from a communication from Supreme Council of the Judicial Power (CSPJ) spokesman Nehemie Joseph.

Executive

Haiti: Police Council Discuss Crackdown on Unruly Drivers

Written by The Office of the Prime Minister .

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe held a meeting with the high command of the National Police of Haiti. The discussion were on increasing the number of officers on traffic duty, increasing and managing fines to unruly drivers and placing cameras around the exterior of public buildings.