Friday, October 26th, 2018
Former Haiti National Police Chief arrested in St-Marc Investigative Judge Dieunel Lumerant ordered former General Director of Haiti’s National Police, Godson Orelus, jailed in St-Marc following a hearing regarding shipment of illegal arms to the coastal town in 2016. It was the second hearing for Orelus on this matter and the judge concluded that the former police chief was linked to the illegal importation of fire arms. Tempers flared in the courtroom as Mr Orelus security team objected to the arrest. Late this afternoon, Godson Orelus was formally charged withRead More
Tourism: Jonas Laurince, “first Haitian” in the program Google guide Haitian journalist Jonas Laurince participated in the 3rd edition of the Google guide competition held in San Francisco, California from October 16 to 18, 2018. The former Minustah FM journalist was one of the 150 attendees and representatives who were present at Google headquarters in the United States for the three-day training session. In order to participate in this contest, Jonas had to register as a local guide. Back in April, Google launched a contest where a local guide couldRead More
Technical Support of Lawyers Without Borders-Canada to the OPC On Wednesday Octorber 24, the organization Lawyers Without Borders-Canada donated 11 motorcycles, a vehicle, five solar panels, 32 computers, 20 desks and other equipment to the Citizens Protection Office ( OPC) under the project entitled “Access to justice and the fight against impunity”. These tools valued at 211 thousand 207 Canadian dollars or more than 11 million gourdes will be used by 11 agents who will be deployed in nine geographical departments of the country, after their recruitment by competition forRead More
Japan awards US $4.4 million to Haiti for road construction and agriculture Japan has announced that it will contribute US $ 4, 4 million to Haiti for acquisition of equipment to build roads and to finance social programs. A grant agreement was signed by Japanese ambassador to Haiti Yoshiaki HATTA and Haitian Foreign Affairs Minister Edmond Bocchit during a ceremony held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Hatta says this agreement is part of the socio-economic development program between the two countries. Yoshiaki HATTA reiterated Japan’s commitment to continueRead More
Petrocaribe: Lamothe skips meeting with Chief Prosecutor Former Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Salvador Lamothe failed to respond to the invitation of Chief Prosecutor Ocname Clamé Daméus on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 to answer questions about the Petrocaribe case. Mr Lamothe’s lawyers Mario Delcy and Edwin Coq that their client did not show up because of a strike my members of the Port-au-Prince bar. They added that the invitation sent to the former Prime Minister was not sent within the statutory time limit. According to his lawyers, Mr Lamothe is readyRead More
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