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Legislative

Senator Bien-Aime inquietude on upcoming Haiti, D.R. talks

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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.

Presidential

Haiti, Dominican Republic Resume Dialogue

Written by Yveca Lacroix .

CARACAS, Venezuela (sentinel.ht) - President Michel Martelly and Dominican President Danilo Medina took the decision to form a bilateral high-level committee for the reopening of dialogue between the two countries on issues of mutual interest including the issue of the judgment of the Constitutional Tribunal 168-13.

Legislative

Haiti: Customs accuses Deputy Belizaire of Smuggling

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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.

Presidential

Haiti Tributes Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (sentinel.ht) - Haiti, The First Black Republic in the world, was represented at the official funeral of former South African President and hero of the anti-apartheid movement, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

Legislative

Martelly did not invite Aristide to South Africa, Deputy reproaches

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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.

Presidential

Haiti President Leads Delegation to Mandela Funeral

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - A delegation with President Michel Martelly and First Lady Sophia at its head left Haiti for South Africa on Monday to attend the state funeral of the former African President Nelson Mandela.

Presidential

Haiti Mourning Death of Nelson Mandela

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - An executive order dated December 5, 2013, announced a day of mourning for Friday December 6 for the passing of Nelson Mandela. The Haitian government said it would fly the flag at half mast and along with the closure of public institutions, radio and television stations were invited to schedule their programming to the circumstances.

International

World Bank concerned over Haiti Petrocaribe management

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The World Bank gave expressed concern about the Haitian government's management of money loaned from the Petrocaribe agreement with Venezuela.

Legislative

Corruption remains steady in Haiti says Leading Senator

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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.

International

Haiti Improves Two Rankings on Corruptions Index

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BERLIN, Germany (sentinel.ht) - Haiti improved two places in the fight against corruption in the past year according to Transparency Intenrational's annual Perception of Corruption Index.

Executive

"Buy local": Haitian Govt's no comment on Boycott D.R. talk

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The Government of Haiti refrained on Wednesday from commenting all calls by civil society groups to boycott Dominican products and services. Rather, it urged citizens to buy local.

Executive

Haiti PM Lamothe assesses Home Villa and new CIMO compound

Written by Yveca Lacroix .

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, accompanied by the director of the Unit for Construction, Housing and Public Buildings(UCLBP), Harry Adam, has visited, Friday, December 13, 2013, construction sites of the Villa Home and the new commissioner to house the body of Intervention and Maintenance of Order (CIMO) in Delmas 2.

Legislative

Haiti: Senator Moise to meet with Brazil President about Peacekeepers

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Senator Jean Charles Moise will travel to Brazil in the coming days where he will be hosted by its president Dilma Rousseff. Among topics for discussions include the retreat of the United Nations peacekeepers from Haiti.

International

World Bank "insolent" in Haiti, Venezuela affairs

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The World Bank's "insolent" approach to a bilateral agreement between Haiti and Venezuela was disapproved strongly by the Venezuelan Ambassador to Haiti, Pedro Antonio Canino Gonzales, on Sunday.

Executive

PM Lamothe's Promised Plans for NW Haiti

Written by Yveca Lacroix .

PORT-DE-PAIX, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - From Port-au-Prince to Port de Paix on Sunday to see and hear how the people in this rural town are living everyday. As soon as Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe arrived, the townspeople there, with all their hearts, welcomed him to their modest town; it was obvious that the city of Port de Paix needs a lot of work done.

Executive

IMF Report: Laurent Lamothe a manager at the head of Haiti

Written by Yveca Lacroix trans .

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - A report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) praised the Martelly-Lamothe administration in economic performance with a reduction of about 45% (8% - 4.5%) of the inflation rate for the year 2013 compared to the previous year.

International

DR Police obstructing Human Rights hearings says religious group

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (sentinel.ht/7Dias) - Police in the Dominican Republic, on Thursday, prevented Dominicans with Haitian origin from entering the premises where officials from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) were receiving complaints and reports were launched that the sugarcane district was closed and workers prevented from entering where IACHR officials were hearing cases, denounced the Centro Bono.

Legislative

Haiti: Law for overdue elections awaits enactment by President

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The electoral law for the senatorial and local elections, overdue since November 2011, arrived at the National Palace on Wednesday and only need to be enacted by the President in order to set Haiti's next elections in motion.

International

Inter-American Human Rights Hears Complaints in Dominican Republic

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DAJABON, Dominican Republic (sentinel.ht) - The delegation of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) traveled villages of the three regions of the Dominican Republic to collect complaints about violations of the human rights of undocumented immigrants.

Legislative

Haiti: National Assembly President defends letter to Chile

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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.