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Me Lucmane Délile, the Government Commissioner proceeded to the residence of former President Jean Bertrand Aristide, at the hearing of the latter. Me Délile justified his move for security reasons. After his encounter of thirty minutes with the former president, the government commissioner indicated that the case will will take its course and will be forwarded to a judge who will handle the following of the case. Let us recall that former President Aristide is the subject of a double complaint http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-7556-haiti-justice-aristide-were-not-present-to-the-prosecution.html . An important security device including security agents of the National Palace (USGPN), CIMO, the UDMO was deployed around the residence of the former President.
Nearly 6,000 Haitians stuck at the border
José Ricardo Taveras, the Director of Immigration from the Dominican Republic, reiterated Tuesday that Haitians blocked for several days at the border of Dajabon, will not be allowed to enter the territory Dominican Mr. Taveras announced that it was now a group of 5 to 6,000 people, who do not have, according to him, legal documents and who can not cross the border. "Do you think that a director may authorize irregular migration of thousands of people ?" Taveras wondered for whom the situation is the same every year. "It's not a conflict between our two countries, it is simply the application of immigration rules"
What future for Haitian music ?
As part of activities of Kay Mizik, the Haitian Association of Music Professionals and the Foundation Haiti Jazz, proposes Friday, January 11, 2013, at the restaurant Villate (Petion-ville), a round table on the theme "What future for Haitian music? "After a general introduction, experts will lead several workshops on various musical genres and discuss questions such as : What is the current state of the musical genre in the creation and distribution ? What are the main problems? Possible solutions? The recommendations? What are the success stories in each genre? What possible role for the state in the sector? For more information, contact: email@example.com or call: 2813-1143.
PRI refuses to dialogue with the Prime Minister
The deputies of minority group "For Institutional Strengthening" (PRI) [twenty members] refuse to meet with the Prime Minister Lamothe because according to them, it is not a good context. They indicated that they would boycott the meeting of January 13 by preventing the Head of Government to present its record by making a continuous noise ate the session.
Commemoration of 12 January
January 12, 2013, between 10:00 am and noon, the club of debate of Martissant will host others cubs of debate of network, for a visit of memorial of earthquake victims, inaugurated last January 12 to Martissant. At 3:30 pm, a procession will leave the entrance to the memorial to the esplanade, where there will be a speech by Michèle D. Pierre-Louis, President of the Fokal and to 4:45 pm, there will be a minute's silence in memory of the fallen. Entry by invitation.
Screening of "Ayiti Toma"
Friday, January 11th at 7:00 pm at the French Institute of Haiti (IFC), 99, avenue Lamartinière Bois Verna ill take place the screening of the feature film "Ayiti Toma" in the presense of director Joseph Hillel. This feature documentary denounces the failure of humanitarian aid in Haiti on the basis of evidence and historical perspectives. The documentary draws a parallel between two worlds that seem to never cross. Why Haitiremains a poor country despite all the help he has received ? Admission is free.
Joseph Roney passed away
The Ministry of Haitians Living Abroad has learned the death of Mr. Joseph Roney occurred January 7, 2013 in Brussels (Belgium). Mr. Joseph was a political activist in the 60s. He was a former leader of the National Union of Haitian students (UNEH) and of the Popular Youth League (LJP). The MHAVE extends its sincere condolences to his family and friends.