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Haiti Verification Commission

Haiti Verification Commission

Here is a picture of Haiti Verification Commission. On April 28, 2016, an Independent Commission for Electoral Evaluation and Verification (CIEVE) was installed by the Provisional President Privert. The five members of the Commission included: (1) Mr. François Benoît, the leader, and former member of the Provisional Electoral Council (2005-2006); (2) Mr. Gédéon Jean, former member of the Independent Electoral Evaluation Commission created by presidential decree dated December 22, 2015 (under the Martelly regime); (3) Mr. Pierre Wilfrid Sanon, designated by the Haitian Association of construction companies; (4) Father McDonald Jean, appointed by the Anglican Church (former senator and member of the Council of the Wise in 2004); and (5) Mr. Michel Eric Gaillard, designated by the Order of Chartered Professional Accountants of Haiti. The primary objective of creating this Commission was to establish credibility of the 2015 election results and restore confidence and encourage participating players to trust the electoral council and to participate in the upcoming elections. However, the report submitted by the Commission on May 30, 2016, suggests that the first round of presidential elections held on October 25, 2015 was marred by massive frauds and that was to such an extent from higher administrative levels that the Commission has recommended rejecting the disputed results, and start re-poll from the beginning.

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Haiti National Council of Government

Haiti National Council of Government

February 07, 1986 Port-au-Prince, Haiti: Here is a picture of the members of the National Council of Haitian Government, also called military-civilian government or junta that replaced former Haitian dictator Jean-Claud Duvalier. This picture was taken during the ceremony instituting the new team. Members include: Colonel Max Valles, Colonel William Regala, Lieutenant General Henry Namphy, Alix Cineas, Gerard Gourgue, Colonel Prosper Avril.

The National Council of Government was the ruling body of Haiti from 1986 to 1988. Henri Namphy (born November 2, 1932 in Cap-Haïtien) was a political figure and Haitian general. He served as the President of Haiti's such interim ruling body, the National Council of Government, from February 7, 1986 to February 7, 1988. Again, Namphy served as the President of Haiti (from June 20, 1988 to September 17, 1988) until his deposition by a Haitian coup d'état. The National Council of Government was formed as a joint military and civilian provisional government following the exile of President for Life Jean-Claude Duvalier. The council consisted of a President, Lieutenant General Henri Namphy, and five Members, three from the military (Colonel Max Valles, Colonel Prosper Avril and Colonel William Regala) and two civilians (Maitre Gérard Gourgue and Mr. Alix Cinéas). Resignation of Gerard Gourgue on March 20, 1986, led to a commotion among this small group and a new National Council of Government was formed within a month with three members (Colonel William Regala, Mr. Jacques François from April 1987 and Me. Luc D. Hector from February 1988) and 13 ministers. This ruling body took two important measures: rehabilitation of the blue and red Haitian flag on February 17, 1986 and the dissolution of the Volunteers of National Security on February 15, 1986.

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Note de press from CSDPJ President Jules Cantage

Note de press from CSDPJ President Jules Cantage

Here is a picture of Note de press from CSPJ President Jules Cantage.

On Friday, May 27, 2016, by a presidential decree, Jean Danton Léger, the Government Commissioner of the Court of First Instance (CFI) in Port-au-Prince, has been appointed as the new representative of the floors to the Superior Council of the Judiciary (CSPJ). The news of Danton's nomination as a new advisor was not communicated to the President of CSPJ Jules Cantave officially; the President of CSPJ learned about Danton's appointment from the media. The news came to the Judiciary President Cantave as a surprise and he felt stupefied. The President of the judiciary felt irritated and reported the press that the decision of the Provisional President Jocelerme Privert overriding the judiciary is illegal. The term of a CSPJ member is for 3 years and such member cannot hold any other post, anywhere else during his/her tenure with the CSPJ.

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Dominican Company disappeared with 10 million to build the Parliament building

Dominican Company disappeared with 10 million to build the Parliament building

Dominican Company took $10 million to build the Parliament building.

When in March 2012 then president Martelly visited the Dominican Republic, he was awarded the country's highest honor for a foreign Head of State, mainly for his effort to lure investment in the reconstruction of earthquake torn Haiti. However, according to an explosive March 31, 2012, report by star Dominican journalist Nuria Piera, Martelly as a candidate, president-elect, and president of Haiti, received bribe close to $2.6 million in over a dozen payments from a Dominican Senator named Félix Ramon Bautista. The payment came from the bank accounts of two Bautista-owned firms and in return, three Dominican companies, connected to Senator Bautista, received Haitian government contracts totaling $343.32 million. Senator Bautista Rosario was also the secretary of the ruling Dominican Liberation Party (PLD). Those contracts were: (1) Constructora Hadom (98% owned by Bautista) won the contract to rebuild Haiti's Parliament Building, destroyed in the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake, for $33.77 million; (2) Constructora Rofi S.A. was awarded to build a new housing development at Fort National for $174.31 million; and (3) Construcciones y Diseños R.M.N. S.A., won $135.31 million contract to build another housing development in Bowen Field. A closed bid with three companies belonging to the same person is horrendous and when these deals finalized by the former Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive on November 8, 2010, became the target of an audit by the succeeding Prime Minister Garry Conille, he was forced to resign. Since receiving the advance of $10 million, there is no trace of Constructora Hadom. A recent spot investigation made by UCLPB concludes that it was a total waste of money as nothing has been done for the amount disbursed so far.

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Finalizing the terms for creation of Commission of Verification

Finalizing the terms for creation of Commission of Verification

Here is the meeting conducted to finalize the terms for the creation of the Commission of Verification. Present at the meeting was President Jocelerme Privert, PM Enex Jean-Charles and others.

As per news reports dated 17 April, 2016, the terms of reference of the Independent Commission of Electoral Evaluation and Verification were submitted to the Interim President Jocelerme Privert for validation purpose. On the same day, these terms of references were discussed, approved and signed by the representatives of more than a dozen of political parties after several hours of discussions on the work of this Commission. Some of the important terms of reference which were approved include: (a) development of a methodology for a technical analysis of the data; (b) purify the voting process by analyzing the signing and counting sheets, partial electoral lists, ballots, minutes of counting, minutes of deficiency and incidence minutes; (c) evaluation of registered complaints; (d) compliance of voting and counting processes; and (e) identify the perpetrators, beneficiaries and victims of serious irregularities or frauds.

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Jocelerme Privert and the Haitian Parliament

Jocelerme Privert and the Haitian Parliament

Jocelerme Privert Vs The Haitian Parliament. On 14 February 2016, the Haitian parliament elected Jocelerme Privert as the interim leader, the provisional President to lead the country until the next presidential polls. The Haitian lawmakers chose the country's former Senate chief Jocelerme Privert who would lead a caretaker government as the interim provisional president with missions to ease the tensions of the suspended elections and hold the overdue presidential election on April 24, 2016 and install a new President on May 14, 2016-- all within his 120-day tenure. However, Privert in spite of being an experienced politician and good administrator, could not organize the election as per his given mandate. He has told the press that he would publish a new election calendar by the end of May. He has also mentioned, political stability, proper infrastructure and arrangement of election funds are some of the prerequisites to hold a credible election.

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The Superior Court of Auditors and Administrative Disputes - 2014

The Superior Court of Auditors and Administrative Disputes - 2014

Here is a picture of the members of the Superior Court of Auditors and Administrative Disputes - 2014.

In September, 2014, the Superior Court of Auditors and Administrative Disputes (CSC/CA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with United Nations Development Program (UNDP) for implementing steps to strengthen its capacity and scope of operation. As per the plan, the UNDP would provide its expertise to evaluate the efficiency of CSC/CA's institutional organism and provide mechanisms for improvement of administrative and financial control. The Superior Court of Auditors and Administrative Disputes (CSC/CA) is a capital institution responsible for strengthening of good governance, oversee the actions and management of public administration and public funds, and assist the parliament and the executive in the control of enforcement of laws and regulations regarding the budget and Public accounts.

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National Assembly to decide the fate of Privert

National Assembly to decide the fate of Privert

Here is a copy of the official document for the holding of a National Assembly on June 28, 2016 to decide on the future of President Jocelerme Privert

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Pierrot Delienne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, a.i. Interior

Pierrot Delienne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, a.i. Interior

Here is a picture of Pierrot Delienne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister a.i. Interior

On Monday, March 28, 2016, in the salons of the Chancellery in Musseau, Pierrot Delienne, a newcomer to the cabinet has been installed as the new Minister of Foreign Affairs, and also as the Minister of Interior and Territorial Communities (ad interim), replacing the outgoing Chancellor Lener Renauld. Pierrot Delienne was a professor of marketing and program manager at the Haiti Quisqueya University and holds an MBA from the University of Quebec in Montreal (1983), a business administration degree and a law degree from the State University of Haiti. In 2006, he represented as Minister Counsellor in Geneva at the Mission of Haiti to the World Trade Organization (WTO). During his speech for the occasion, the new Chancellor has pledged to make Haitian diplomacy more dynamic and prominent on the international stage. Haiti will be more visible on the international bodies and on the World stages to protect the rights and interests of Haitian nationals living outside and inside the country.

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Francois Anick Joseph, became Ministry of the Interior and Territorial Communities

Francois Anick Joseph, became  Ministry of the Interior and Territorial Communities

Here is a picture of former Senator François Anick Joseph who became Ministry of the Interior and Territorial Communities.

In a circular note dated April 1, 2016, by the General Directorate of the Ministry of Interior and Territorial Communities (MICT), the executives and the other employees of the department were informed that Mr. François Anick Joseph (born December 23, 1961) will be installed as the new minister of the Ministry of the Interior & Territorial Communities. His installation took place on the same afternoon. The portfolio of this ministry was earlier given to Pierrot Delienne, temporarily, along with his Ministry of Foreign and Religious Affairs on March 28, 2016. François Anick, a member of the ALTENATIV political party is a teacher by profession. We might remember that, following the chaotic August 9 election, then Senator Anick Joseph from Artibonite, on behalf of a joint committee, demanded the arrest of the President of CEP, Pierre Louis Opont. He accused Opont of misusing the $38 million election fund, which he received on behalf of the State, but he led the country to a dead end.

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