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Haiti – Dominican Republic : Santo Domingo in state of alarm attempts to find the support of the OAS

Posted on mercredi 6 juin 2007

Translated from French by Menno Ernst
Tuesday 5th June 2007
By Karole Gizolme and Anne Lescot
Revived by AlterPresse
With the kind permission of www.gensdelacaraibe.org
On the XXXVIIth summit of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Panama, the Dominican minister of foreign affairs, Carlos Morales Troncoso, will lay down, this Tuesday 5th June, a resolution condemning what he defines as a "slander campaign" against his country, the event Slaves in Paradise, which will be held in Paris as from 15th June.
A photo exhibition, a symposium and the projection of documentaries (...)

A mixed year for the Caribbean media

Posted on Wednesday 2 May 2007

By Charles Arthur for ’Eye on the Caribbean’, an AlterPresse service in conjunction with the Haiti Support Group
London, 2 May 07 [AlterPresse] --- 2006 was a mixed year for the media in the Caribbean region. In St. Lucia, there was a rare victory for media freedom advocates when the government withdrew a law that had threatened journalists with jail terms if found guilty of spreading information deemed to be false or damaging to the public interest. Commenting on the repeal of Section 361, Guy Ellis, editor of the St. Lucia Mirror newspaper, saw the influence of an October judgement by (...)

More evidence of drugs-for-guns trade between Jamaica and Haiti

Posted on mardi 6 février 2007

By Charles Arthur London, 6 Feb. 07 [AlterPresse] --- Jamaican police have carried out a series of arrests and seizures of firearms that appear to confirm long-held suspicions of the existence of an extensive criminal network smuggling marijuana and guns between Jamaica and the nearby nation of Haiti. On February 4th, following a shoot-out between Jamaican police and an unidentified man in Spanish Town in the central parish of St Catherine, a gun was recovered from the man who had been shot dead by the police. The weapon was found to have originated in Haiti and to have once (...)

Haiti rejoins CARICOM

Posted on jeudi 28 décembre 2006

First published by AlterPresse on Thursday 24 August 2006
By Charles Arthur for ’Eye on the Caribbean’, an AlterPresse service in conjunction with the Haiti Support Group
At the CARICOM heads of state meeting in St Kitts and Nevis in early July, Haiti was finally readmitted as a full participating member of the Caribbean regional body, bringing an end to a suspension that lasted more than two years.
Following the collapse of the Lavalas Family party government and its replacement by the interim government administration headed by Gérard Latortue in March 2004, Caribbean leaders said that (...)

Haiti rejoins CARICOM

Posted on Thursday 24 August 2006

By Charles Arthur for ’Eye on the Caribbean’, an AlterPresse service in conjunction with the Haiti Support Group
AlterPresse, 24 August 2006
At the CARICOM heads of state meeting in St Kitts and Nevis in early July, Haiti was finally readmitted as a full participating member of the Caribbean regional body, bringing an end to a suspension that lasted more than two years.
Following the collapse of the Lavalas Family party government and its replacement by the interim government administration headed by Gérard Latortue in March 2004, Caribbean leaders said that the very basis of electoral (...)

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