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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


State Attorney denies issuance of a travel ban against former Prime Minister Evans Paul

State Attorney denies issuance of a travel ban against former Prime Minister Evans Paul State Attorney Clame Ocnam Dameus denies that a travel ban was issued against former Prime Minister Evens Paul. A letter dated October 23rd and written on the State Attorney’s office letterhead instructed the Director of Immigration to stop Mr. Paul from leaving the country. On his tweeter account, State Attorney Dameus claims that he is not aware of that decision. He further states that he is the only person authorized to sign such a ban. TheRead More


Former Haiti National Police Chief arrested in St-Marc

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 

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

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 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

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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