Haiti

Caribbean leaders call for inclusive elections in Haiti

Posted on Wednesday 5 October 2005

Owen Arthur, the Prime Minister of Barbados, has told a town meeting in New York that Haiti will only be re-admitted to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) if it holds elections with a high voter participation.
CARICOM governments have refused to recognize the Alexandre/Latortue administration, and Haiti has been suspended from the various councils of CARICOM since March 2004. That decision was taken because, as Arthur said, "We do not agree (with) the way Mr. Aristide was removed from office."
Although some regional governments had indicated a willingness to re-admit Haiti once (...)

Venezuela to include Haiti in PetroCaribe deal

Posted on Tuesday 4 October 2005

During his weekly radio and television shows broadcast on 2 October, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez offered to include Haiti in his PetroCaribe initiative to provide Caribbean nations with oil and petrol.
Eleven Caribbean countries have already agreed to be supplied with fuel on low interest terms and with deferred payment, but the interim government in Haiti has so far not shown any interest in joining them.
At the end of September 2005, the government of Gerard Latortue announced it would initiate diplomatic steps through the Haitian ministry of industry and commerce in order to (...)

WACC-Caribe : New executive committee, New agenda

Posted on Tuesday 20 September 2005

Paramaribo, 20 sept. 05 [AlterPresse] --- A three-day workshop/seminar and assembly of WACC-Caribe (World Association of Christian Communication-Caribbean) comes to an end on September 17, 2005 in Paramaribo, capital of Surinam. The assembly of WACC-Caribe members elected a new executive committee of the regional branch of the organization.
The new president is Maximiliano Dueñas Guzman (Puerto Rico) who will succeed Gotson Pierre from Haiti. Ary Régis (Haiti) and Lili Suarez (Cuba) are respectively vice-president and secretary. The general assembly also elected two ex-officio members and (...)

Caribbean nations, except until now Haiti, will benefit Venezuelan oil agreement

Posted on Thursday 15 September 2005

On 6 September, 2005, nine more Caribbean nations signed up to the PetroCaribe cooperation agreement, under which Venezuela will provide oil to Caribbean countries on concessionary terms.
Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez had already signed bilateral agreements with Jamaica and Cuba, and, under the deal signed earlier this month in Montego Bay, Jamaica, he entered similar arrangements with the heads of State or delegations from Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Suriname.
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Haiti : Voters and candidates

Posted on Tuesday 13 September 2005

By Ericq Pierre
This year the number of candidates for election, all told, will be higher than ever. Many Haitians prefer to start their own political organization rather than join existing ones. However, in order to avoid having too many candidates, the electoral decree seeks to encourage parties to link up and consolidate. Yet up to now only a small number of political factions have formed such coalitions. To parody the armed forces, some would rather be commanders of a small army than sergeants in a big one.
Worse, despite the large number of parties, there are still likely to be a (...)

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