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Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

 

The National Federation of Haitian Mayors holds its first congress

The National Federation of Haitian Mayors holds its first congress The National Federation of Haitian Mayors (FENAMH) kicked off on Monday, October 29, 2018 in Port-au-Prince its first national congress of city officials under the theme: “On the road to integrated local development”. About 600 Haitian and foreign participants, most of them local and municipal authorities are participating in this three-day event whose objective is to present a manifesto calling for decentralization of the country. The Federation’s president Jude Edouard Pierre, mayor of Carrefour, indicated that this document, highly political,Read More


The arrest of Godson Orelus is illegal, says his lawyer Eugène Pierre-Louis

The arrest of Godson Orelus is illegal, says his lawyer Eugène Pierre-Louis Attorney Eugene Pierre-Louis, representing former Haitian Police Chief says his client was arrested illegally. Magistrate Dieunel Lumerant sent Godson Orelus to jail after a hearing held last Friday in the coastal city of St-Marc. The lawyer reveals he has already sent a request for the release of his client citing abuse of power by the investigating judge. According Mr. Pierre-Louis, the former commander-in-chief of Haiti’s National Police was not indicted in this case, but was simply auditioned forRead More


Haiti’s debt to Venezuela is estimated at US $1.8 billion

Haiti’s debt to Venezuela is estimated at US $1.8 billion Haiti’s central bank has published statistics that put Haiti’s total external debt at US $3.1 billion. That amount includes 1.8 billion owed to Venezuela which is Haiti’s largest creditor. The amount reflects credit contracted under the Petrocaribe agreement. Two senatorial commissions have estimated the debt to Venezuela at around US $3.8 billion. Some former prime ministers had argued that the amount announced by the senators did not reflect the reality of Haitian finances. A former head of government had explainedRead More


Businessman Indicted for Conspiring to Bribe Senior Government Officials of the Republic of Haiti

Businessman Indicted for Conspiring to Bribe Senior Government Officials of the Republic of Haiti A businessman was charged in a superseding indictment filed today for his alleged participation in a scheme to bribe senior government officials of the Republic of Haiti in connection with a planned $84 million port development project, and to launder funds in order to promote the bribery. An alleged co-conspirator was previously charged in the original indictment. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Andrew E. Lelling of theRead More