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.
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.
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) - 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) - 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.