British and Irish NGOs call on CARICOM to help Haiti

Posted on Friday 16 June 2006

By Haiti Support Group
Submitted to AlterPresse on June 16, 2006
A grouping of British and Irish development non-governmental organizations working in Haiti and in solidarity with the Haitian people has issued a call to CARICOM, regional heads of states, and Caribbean civil society to support progressive and constructive change in Haiti.
The Haiti Advocacy Platform Ireland/UK (HAPI-UK) welcomes the fact that the election of a President and Parliament opens the way for Haiti’s re-engagement with other Caribbean states, and suggests that the CARICOM Secretariat and CARICOM member states (...)

Haiti - Corruption : Head of Corruption Investigation Unit Arrested and Detained under Suspicious Circumstances

Posted on Thursday 25 May 2006

Submitted to AlterPresse on May, 24 th 2006
The National Human Rights Defense Network (RNDDH) strongly questions the real motives behind the suspicious 22 May 2006 arrest and detention of Mr. Jean Yves Noà«l, Director-General of the Central Financial Enquiry Unit (UCREF), as ordered by Investigating Judge Jean Perez Paul. According to Mr. Noà«l, he was summoned to the office of Justice Perez Paul at 4:10 pm on 22 May 2006. Upon arrival and without any questioning, Mr. Noà«l was immediately issued detention papers (allegedly dated 2 May 2006) and subsequently taken to the National (...)

Haiti documentary gets mixed reviews at London screening

Posted on Friday 19 May 2006

By Charles Arthur (Haiti Support Group )
Submitted to AlterPresse on May 19, 2006
There was a mixed reaction from the audience at a special screening of a new documentary film about Haiti at Brixton’s Ritzy Cinema last week. "Failing Haiti", a 60-minute documentary released in November 2005, seeks to examine why international efforts continue to fail to make a difference in the lives of Haitians. Directed and produced by US American film-maker, Rod Paul, and written and narrated by the St. Petersburg Times’ Latin American correspondent, David Adams, the film centres on interviews (...)

Trinidad : 3 injured in downtown blast

Posted on Friday 12 May 2006

By Exilus Deceyon
Port of Spain, 12 May. 06 [AlterPresse] --- What looked like the scene of another bombing in downtown Port-of-Spain on May 11 2006 was, in fact, the accidental explosion of a nuts vendor’s stove, says acting Police Commissioner Glen Roach.
Nonetheless, what Roach defined as an “incident” left the nuts vendor and two passers-by injured.
The explosion occurred just as hundreds of commuters were passing through the nation’s capital on their way home from work. Many scampered for safety in panic, fearing a repeat of the four bombings that occurred in the city last year. (...)

Trinidad : Venezuelan discharged of drug affair

Posted on Thursday 11 May 2006

By Deceyon Exilus
Port of Spain, 11 May. 06 [AlterPresse] --- One of the five Venezuelans arrested and charged in connection with the $8 million drug and firearm bust on Monos island in August has been set free.
Venezuelan-born Edwin Javier Marval Rodriguez, 33, looked around the room confused, even as court interpreter Murchison Elie translated the decision by Director of Public Prosecutions Geoffrey Henderson to discontinue pressing the charges.
“You are free to go Mr Rodriguez; you have been discharged of these matters,” senior Port-of-Spain Magistrate Lianne Lee Kim told the (...)

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