Posted on Friday 8 September 2006
By Charles Arthur
London, 8 Sep. 06 [AlterPresse] --- Two associations representing police officers from the Caribbean region have renewed requests for Haiti to join them. They are reacting to news that a delegation from the Haitian National Police (HNP) has participated in a meeting of women police officers from Central America and the Dominican Republic held in El Salvador in August.
Writing on behalf of the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP) president, Commissioner Paul Farquharson, Staff Officer Stephen Adderley of the Royal Bahamas Police Force stated that ACCP (...)
Posted on Tuesday 18 July 2006
By Fleurival Ladenson
Miragoâne, 18 july 06 [AlterPresse] --- In Miragoâne, around 100 kilometres south-west of the capital, Port-au-Prince, groups of gallant men and women have decided not to wait any longer for the Haitian State to act - they have taken education, health and sanitation into their own hands.
Two times a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays, twenty or so women, assisted by several men, clear up the rubbish that blocks the streets of Miragoâne. In the communal sections of Fonds Jean Simon, Carrefour Desruisseaux and Berquin, these valiant men and women work hard for several (...)
Posted on Tuesday 20 June 2006
By Charles Arthur for AlterPresse (Vienna)
Vienna, 20 June 06 [AlterPresse] --- A delegation from the new Haitian parliament participated on June 19, 2006 in a discussion of European Commission development aid to Haiti at the 11th ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly in Vienna, Austria.
The Haitian delegation, composed of three Senators and two Deputies, joined representatives of 77 other African, Caribbean and Pacific states (ACP) states and members of the European Parliament in the week-long assembly. The series of meetings included a session with European Development Commissioner, (...)
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. (...)
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 (...)