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2014-03-27 08:30:11

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HCNN -- Haitian protagonists from different political sides have clinched a historical agreement to end a political impasse which had posed a threat to the holding of crucial elections and the Caribbean country's stability. At the end of a series of talks among political actors, representatives of more than 50 political parties, the Executive and Legislative branches, signed, on March 14, an agreement to solve differences on the...

2006-08-01 15:55:39

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan announced plans on Tuesday to visit Haiti as he advised the Security Council against cutting back the U.N. peacekeeping mission there after elections last February. The U.N. mission now numbering nearly 7,100 troops and 1,700 police was sent into Haiti in June 2004 to support an interim government installed after President Jean-Bertrand Aristide fled into exile under international pressure. After new...

2006-07-27 16:06:32

By Joseph Guyler Delva PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) - Former Haitian Prime Minister Yvon Neptune was freed on Thursday from the prison where he was held for more than two years on what he called imaginary charges after the ouster of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Frail from an on-and-off hunger strike, the 59-year-old walked out of the National Penitentiary annex supported by two U.N. peacekeepers. They helped him into an ambulance that took him to a U.N.-run hospital for a...

2006-07-25 17:19:04

By Joseph Guyler Delva PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) - International donors pledged $750 million on Tuesday to help fund impoverished Haiti's economic recovery efforts for the next fiscal year. Delegates from about 40 nations and financial institutions gathered in Port-au-Prince for a conference aimed at helping the turbulent and destitute Caribbean nation build social and economic stability. Haiti's government had asked for $540 million in immediate donations as part of an...

2006-07-15 18:41:19

By Joseph Guyler Delva PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) - Thousands of supporters of exiled former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide took to the capital's streets on Saturday to call for his return and demand political prisoners be freed. The protest in Port-au-Prince, which witnesses said included about 30,000 people, was largely peaceful apart from a brief standoff with U.N. peacekeepers and riot police. It was held on the 53rd birthday of Aristide, who is living in South...

2006-07-07 19:47:49

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) - About 20 people died in clashes between rival gangs fighting a turf war in one of the Haitian capital's violent slums, a senior police official said on Friday. Michael Lucius, director of the judicial police, said the bloodletting occurred Thursday night and early Friday in the Martissant neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, where the victims died of gunshot wounds or were hacked to death with machetes. "We have sent a team to the scene of the incidents...

2006-06-25 19:13:47

By Joseph Guyler Delva PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) - A Canadian missionary held by kidnappers in Haiti for almost a week was freed after a $2,000 ransom was paid, a Haitian police official said on Sunday. The missionary, Ed Hughes, was released unharmed on Saturday night and two people were taken into custody, judicial police commissioner Michael Lucius said. "He was released by his captors after we conducted an operation in the area where he was held," Lucius told Reuters....

2006-06-09 16:48:04

By Joseph Guyler Delva PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) - Haitian Prime Minister Jacques Edouard Alexis and a coalition Cabinet meant to help unite the fractious Caribbean nation were sworn into office on Friday. Outgoing Prime Minister Gerard Latortue, who was appointed to the post by a council of elders after former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was pushed from office by a bloody rebellion in 2004, left Haiti about two weeks ago and did not attend the inauguration. The new...

2006-06-08 17:45:44

By Joseph Guyler Delva PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) - U.N. troops and gangs exchanged gunfire in Haiti's largest slum in the first such clash in months, and witnesses said on Thursday that three people were killed. The shooting occurred late on Wednesday in Cite Soleil, the vast seaside slum on the northern edge of the capital that was the scene of routine gunfights between gangs and foreign troops last year, but had been relatively peaceful since before Haiti's February 7...

2006-06-06 19:21:15

By Joseph Guyler Delva PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) - Haitian Prime Minister Jacques Edouard Alexis unveiled his cabinet on Tuesday and vowed to deal with the burning issue of political prisoners. Alexis, named prime minister by President Rene Preval last month, went before the Senate to outline his plan for governing as part of the formal process of installing a new government, more than two years after former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide was ousted by a bloody rebellion. He...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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