Haiti : Election campaigning continues in Ouanaminthe under the shadow of violence

Posted on Friday 3 February 2006

Originally: Fiesta electoral en Wanament pero con violencia - www.espacinsular.org Translated from Spanish by Charles Arthur for the Haiti Support Group - www.haitisupport.gn.apc.org
Published by AlterPresse on February 3, 2006
Ouanaminthe, 3 February 2006 - The town of Ouanaminthe is experiencing something of a party atmosphere as presidential candidates visit as part of their election campaigns, but, all the while, there is a threat of violence.
Yesterday, groups of armed supporters of Charles Henri Baker, the candidate backed by Chavannes Jean-Baptiste’s KONBA party, clashed with (...)

Haiti’s Public Schools

Posted on Monday 30 January 2006

By Ericq Pierre
Submitted to AlterPresse on January 27, 2006
Of the hundreds of public schools in Haiti, a dozen or so bear names of the region’s countries, mainly in Port-au-Prince. There are schools named after Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the United States of America, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
In 2003 I approached some of my fellow members of the IDB’s Board of Executive Directors to explore whether their governments could contribute to these schools. They all welcomed the initiative. I was (...)

Haiti - Elections : A precarious calm following trouble in Ouanaminthe

Posted on Friday 27 January 2006

Port-au-Prince, 26 January 2006 [AlterPresse] --- A precarious calm has returned to Ouanaminthe, the border town in North-East Haiti, after two days of tension as René Préval, the Lespwa presidential candidate, continued his campaign in the north of the country.
The situation remains volatile in the town, where two armed groups, one supporting Préval, the other hostile to him, could clash at any moment, according to sources on the ground.
According to the information received by AlterPresse, the risk of armed
confrontation casts doubt on the possibility of holding elections in Ouanaminthe (...)

Trinidad : Haiti’s interim Prime Minister invites Manning to Haiti

Posted on Thursday 26 January 2006

By Exilus Deceyon
Port of Spain, Janv. 26, 06 [AlterPresse] --- Haiti’s interim Prime Minister Gerard Latortue has invited Prime Minister Patrick Manning and several other regional government heads to the state to observe the troubled country’s electoral process.
Latortue met with Manning in his capacity as the Caricom chairman at Whitehall in Port-of-Spain yesterday. His main purpose of the meeting was to request election observers to monitor Haiti’s presidential election on February 7, after being postponed from January 8.
Haiti was scheduled to hold municipal elections on October 9, (...)

Trinidad : Ex-DEA informant made call to security ministry

Posted on Tuesday 24 January 2006

By Exilus Deceyon
Port of Spain Jan. 24, 06 [AlterPresse] --- National Security Minister Martin Joseph has confirmed that former United States Drug Enforcement Agency associate Vernon Paul tried to contact him regarding an alleged link between high-ranking ruling PNM officials and a plot to destabilise the UNC in the 2002 general election.
In a statement he delivered during yesterday’s sitting of the House of Representatives, Joseph said he did not speak with Paul because of his reputation.
This week’s Sunday Guardian exclusively reported that Paul, who is now living in Venezuela under (...)

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