Haiti

Haiti : 2006 and us

Posted on Tuesday 13 December 2005

By Ericq Pierre
Submitted to AlterPresse on December 8, 2005
2006 will begin with the organization of elections at all levels. That is good news. But, because these elections have already been postponed several times, no one can predict the quality of the outcome. That news is not quite as good. Of course, like a meal whose preparation has been interrupted several times, the final product runs the risk of being insipid or even unappetizing. But, where there is hunger (and I think we are all famished), one cannot be too picky. We should therefore get ready to eat what we will be served. (...)

Port of Port Of Spain impasse could become matter of national security

Posted on Monday 12 December 2005

By Exilus Deceyon
Port-of Spain, Dec. 12 th [AlterPresse] --- Trinidad and Tobago Government will treat the hauliers impasse as a national security matter, if it is not settled by today December 12 th 2005, Minister of Works and Transport Colm Imbert said on December 10 th.
Imbert affirmed he has spoken with Attorney General John Jeremie on the matter and has been advised that options were available to Government, including taking “national security steps to end what is essentially a blockade of the Port of Port-of-Spain.”
“I have spoken to the Attorney General and we are putting (...)

Haiti’s elections: Will the peasantry’s demands be taken into account?

Posted on Wednesday 7 December 2005

By Djems Olivier
Translated from French for the Haiti Support Group by Charles Arthur
Port-au-Prince, 07 Dec. 05 [AlterPresse] --- Candidates for the presidency largely ignored an invitation to meet peasants grouped in the Peasant Platform for Food Security in the North-West (PPSANO) held in the capital on 30 November.
"We invited 31 political parties and presidential candidates but the majority of them were conspicuous by their absence. This very clearly shows that they are not going to take into account the peasants’ concerns," remarked Ernia Massillon of the Regional Platform of (...)

Trinidad : Cops Seize tear gas, ammo cocaine

Posted on Wednesday 7 December 2005

Port of Spain, 07 Dec. 05 [AlterPresse] --- Police are alarmed by the discovery of four canisters of tear gas found among a seizure of cocaine and ammunition during a raid at a Morvant house on Tuesday 6.
Investigators said yesterday that the tear gas had been smuggled into T&T from Venezuela, along with 13.7 kilos of pure cocaine and a quantity of assorted ammunition. There were no arrests.
The seizure was made by Morvant detectives and members of North Eastern Division’s Task Force under Snr Supt Waldron Bishop, who goes on pre-retirement leave tomorrow. Officers said a tip-off (...)

Trinidadian Prime minister off to meetings in Barbados

Posted on Wednesday 7 December 2005

By Exilus Deceyon
Port of Spain., 07/12/05 [AlterPresse] --- Prime Minister Patrick Manning left for Barbados Tuesday November 6 to attend a special meeting of Caricom heads of government this Wednesday.
The meeting will focus on the European Union’s planned 36 per cent price cut of its sugar subsidy to regional producers.
That hastily-prepared meeting occurs ahead of Thursday’s second summit of Heads of State and Governments of Caricom and Cuba, which Manning is also scheduled to attend. Both meetings will take place at the Hilton in Barbados’ capital, Bridgetown.
Whitehall said (...)

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