PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The Minister of Justice and Public Security, Jean Renel Sanon and the President of the Transitional College of the Provisional Electoral Council (CTCEP), Emmanuel Menard, signed a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday that is to describe the mechanisms for transferring data from the National Identification Office (ONI) to the council in order to maintain updated electoral lists.
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.
SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Cuba (sentinel.ht) - The Cuban President Raúl Castro warned in his speech Wednesday, January 1, in Santiago de Cuba, on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the revolution, that his country will never leave the Haitian people, who always said, you can count on their modest collaboration. The declaration was made in general terms but the light of the recent Constitutional Tribunal ruling in the Dominican Republic was not ignored by Cuban press.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Route du Canapé Vert will now be called Nelson Mandela Avenue an executive order dated December 13, 2013 announced. It should be noted that the road was given the name of Haitian hero, Jean Price-Mars, a leader of Haiti's Negritude movement, when it was first paved under previous administrations. Signs were never placed and citizens continued to call it Canapé Vert.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (sentinel.ht) - The first press note of the U.S. State Department for 2014 came from Secretary John Kerry on Wednesday who wrote on behalf of President Barack Obama and the American people in congratulating the Haitian people as they celebrated the 210th anniversary of independence.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - On Thursday, President Michel Martelly said he desired a broad discussion with Dominican leaders, on trade, immigration and foreign policy, as well as Dominican TC 168-13, as part of the bilateral, with multilateral participation, commission established under the auspices of the Venezuelan government.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The Minister of Foreign Affairs, in a press conference, Wednesday, said the ruling by the Dominican Constitutional Tribunal dominated the discussions when the two countries met Tuesday in Ouanaminthe. But earlier, commission member and adviser to the Prime Minister, Nesmy Manigat said the ruling was not discussed and defended the decision not to discuss it and before the meeting, National Palace Spokesman Lucien Jura said the ruling would not be on the agenda.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - A day before the first meeting of the Haiti-Dominican bi-national commission, the members of the Haitian side of the talks met with private sector and community organization in order to identify an agenda for discussions to begin Tuesday in the town of Ouanaminthe.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The ten-member bi-national commission between Haiti and the Dominican Republic was made complete by a communication from the National Palace appointing the five members, which include the Prime Minister of the Republic and members of his cabinet, to sit on the Haitian side of the talks.
CARACAS, Venezuela (sentinel.ht) - “We are unconditional brothers with the Haitian people and whoever messes with the people of Haiti messes with the people of Venezuela,” Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said in an interview with Venezuelan newspaper Ultimas Noticias when speaking of the resumption of discussions with the Dominican Republic.