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Senators offer two Months paychecks for Haiti election

Senators offer two Months paychecks for Haiti election

Here is a Cartoon describinf the effect of a decision by twelve Senators supporting Jocelerme Privert to offer two Months paychecks for realization of election in Haiti in 2016.

Through a recent statement from the U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby, it has been affirmed that the United States would not finance Haiti's presidential election in the next October, as it was not planned within its appropriated budget. We might remember that in Haiti's 2015 presidential elections, the United States, along with other international bodies, provided a total of $38 million to the Provisional Electoral Council, CEP. The decision to cease funding Haiti's election could be linked to the political turmoil that was consequential to the fraudulent elections. Twelve Senators currently supporting Jocelerme Privert have written to the Prime Minister Enex Jean Charles, requesting to order Finance to hold their paychecks for the months of August and September to contribute the upcoming elections to ensure that the upcoming elections can be funded with Haitian money. The U.S decision to cease funding could be a blessing in disguise, because historically, external fundings have influenced Haitian internal matters badly. These twelve Senators are: Nenel Cassy, Evalliere Beauplan, Ricard Pierre, Francisco Delaruz, Francois Lucas Saintvil, Steven Irvenson Benoit, Francenet Denius, Jean Baptiste Bien-Aime, Wetsner Polycarpe, Fritz Carlos Lebon, Ronald Lareche and Antonio 'Don Kato' Cheramy.

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Anne Marie Issa, Journalist and Former co-owner and founder of Signal FM

Anne Marie Issa, Journalist and Former co-owner and founder of Signal FM

Here is a picture of Anne Marie Issa, former co-owner and founder of Signal FM who was also one of the top advisers to Jean Henry Ceant during his presidential bid in 2016 under Renmen Ayiti

In last June, Jean Henry Céant (Renmen Ayiti) along with 26 other presidential candidates from the last unfinished election, confirmed their participation by registering their names within the scheduled dates between June 20th and 22nd, 2016. Jean Henry Ceant was a member of the G8, which called for an independent commission of inquiry and a transitional government. Ceant was born on September 27, 1956 in Goureau, Croix- des-Missions in Haiti. At his early age, he learned the value of hard work from his parent. He became a practicing civil lawyer in 1985, and in 1986, he became the notary in the Municipality of Port-au-Prince. Ceant is a founding member of many organizations like Association of Housing Cooperative COLOFE; Research Center and Tabarre Community Development (CREDECT); the Trade Union Association of Notaries Professionals (ASNOP); the Right Business Association (ODA); Collectif Haiti-LOVE (Agir-Here-Now-Rebuilding Together for Haiti) and the Medical Center; the Haitian Foundation for Support to the University Training (FHASFU), the Club of Haitian Youth Concerned (CJHC), the Haitian-Arab Foundation for Development, Education and Culture (CHADEC). He is recognized for his leadership and valuable contribution to the SIMACT Foundation. According to Ceant, the progress of Haiti depends on four main pillars: Women, Peasants, the Young and the Haitian Diaspora.

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New Senate President, Ronald Lareche

New Senate President, Ronald Lareche

Here is a picture of the new leadership team at the Haitian Senate with Ronald Larèche as Senate president, Steven Benoit as Vice President, Jean-Marie Salomon, second secretary and Francois Lucas Sainvil remaining first secretary.

On Wednesday, July 20, 2016, Ronald Larèche, the former vice president of the Senate, has been elected the president of the Haitian Senate. After the withdrawal of Andris Riché from the run he was the only candidate and elected as the president of the Upper House unanimously with 16- 0 votes. Since the former chief of the Senate Jocelerme Privert was installed as the Provisional President of Haiti, in last February, Haitian Senate has run without an elected president, the position was held by Larèche on an interim basis. Ronald Lareche is a former Senator of the North East; by profession, he is a lawyer and a member of the Parliamentary Group of the Renewal (GPR) Commissions and member of several high profile committees such as, Committee on Foreign Affairs, Worship and Haitians living abroad, Committee on Interior and Local government, Decentralization and Border Development. He is also a member of the Commission for Justice and Public Safety.

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Police shooting of unarmed black man in North miami

Police shooting of unarmed black man in North miami

Here is a picture of the incident that took place in North Miami where the Police shot an unarmed black man.

In the broad daylight of July 18, 2016, the North Miami police shot and injured an unarmed black man named Charles Kinsey while he was treating an autism patient on the Northeast 14th Avenue. A cell phone video, showing moments before the gunshot depicts Charles Kinsey was lying on his back, both hands raised in the air, while another man sitting near him cross-legged. Charles Kinsey is an African-American who works as a behavior therapist at the MacTown Panther Group Homes. As per police reports, they were alerted by a 911 call that a disturbed man is walking around with a gun, threatening suicide. However, Kinsey during his interview to local TV news Channel 7 WSVN from his hospital bed, said, the white man sitting next to him was his patient named Rinaldo and the reported gun was actually a toy truck. There was no need for guns. As per police sources, the officer had intended to shoot the patient, whom he thought could harm Kinsey, but accidentally he shot Kinsey instead. Jonathan Aledda, a 30-year-old SWAT team member with four years experience on the job, went on leave amidst public protest. He was the man behind the gunshot.

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Charles Kinsey, Black therapist shot by North Miami Police

Charles Kinsey, Black therapist shot by North Miami Police

Here is a picture of Charles Kinsey, a black therapist shot by North Miami police while his hands were up in the air as he was trying to calm an autistic patient.

On Monday, July 18, 2016, Charles Kinsey, an African-American, who works as a behavior therapist at the MacTown Panther Group Homes was shot in the leg by North Miami police while he was trying to calm a white person, a sudden victim of autism on the Northeast 14th Avenue. As per police reports, they were alerted by a 911 call that a disturbed man is walking around with a gun, threatening suicide. The police officer (Jonathan Aledda ) had intended to shoot the patient, whom he thought could pose a danger, but accidentally shot the caregiver instead who kept his hands high in the air. However, Kinsey said that man was one of his patients, Rinaldo, and the reported gun was actually a toy truck. According to Kinsey's attorney, the policed fired two or three shots before hitting Kinsey once in his right leg. The incident till the shootout started, was recorded on a cellphone video which shows Kinsey is lying on the ground holding both hands in the air, next to a 23-year-old man with autism who sits near him cross-legged, not responding to orders to lie on the ground. The video went viral and sparked outrage nationwide.

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Roudy Stanley

Roudy Stanley

Here is a picture of Roudy Stanley Penn who resigned as Spoke person for the CEP.

Roudy was one of the spokespersons for the new CEP under Leopold Berlanger Jr. After several announcements, finally he has resigned from his post on July 22nd, because so far, Leopold Berlanger did not him want to leave. To him, winning an election in Haiti is always the result of a master plan built by a strong team of professionals of politics and communication. Some of the fifty five presidential candidates in the last election were more presidential than others, whether through their journey, their reputation or commitment. Despite having these advantages, none of these popular candidates were able to fetch individually more than 20% votes in the first round of elections, because they are more renowned than they have supporters--basically they are all equal. Roudy was also the campaign manager for Senator Jean Renel Senatus (Zokiki), who was elected in the first round of voting. He is also the vice President of the Association of Haitian Political Consultants. The title of a published book of Roudy speaks itself about its content--"Advocacy for Lowering the Age of Eligibility and Appointment to Political Office". He had argued that if we can vote at the age of 18, we can also be a candidate at this age.

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Haiti adopting Dominican literacy plan Quisqueya Aprende Contigo

Haiti adopting Dominican literacy plan Quisqueya Aprende Contigo

Here is a picture of a Haitian delegation in the Dominican Republic as they are interested in adopting Dominican literacy plan Quisqueya Aprende Contigo.

On Thursday, July 21, 2016, Paula Brutus, the Haitian Secretary of State for Literacy Plan, accompanied by 7 Haitian experts visited the Dominican Republic to meet the Dominican Directorate General of Special Programs. The Haitian delegation team expressed Haiti's interest in Dominican government's national literacy plan, "Quisqueya Aprende Contigo". They expressed their interest to adopt that as a role model for eradicating literacy of people over 15 years. "Quisqueya Aprende Contigo" aims at all young and adult illiterates; it has been taken over by the Dominican government, under the leadership of President of the Republic, Danilo Medina. It includes three social programs that composes, "Quisqueya Aprende Contigo", "Quisqueya Empieza Contigo" and "Todos Somos Quisqueya". MS. Paula has admitted that Haiti alone cannot tackle its illiteracy problem; with the feedbacks received from the Dominican government. Haiti will move forward to implement the program for illiterate people aged between 16 and 50 years, during the years 2016-- 2021.

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Magda Desrameaux Richard assassinated in Delmas 19

Magda Desrameaux Richard assassinated in Delmas 19

Here is a picture of Magda Desrameaux Richard assassinated in Delmas 19 as she was picking up her children from a beauty salon.

On Friday night July 22, 2016, in Delmas 19, Ms. Magda Desrameaux Richard was assassinated by an unknown gunman while she was picking up her children from a beauty salon. She was the cousin of the deputy of the town of Tabarre, Mr. Caleb Desrameaux. Magda's father, Max Gasto Desrameaux, is an engineer and the former president of the "Alliance Francaise" of port-de-Paix. Magda Desrameaux Richard, the mother of two children, was born in Port-de-Paix, attended the College Notre Dame de Lourdes and was very popular among young people of her generation. So far no arrest has been reported and the motive of the crime is still unknown. Magdala Desrameaux is the wife of Richard Blind and the niece of former Agriculture Minister Hébert Docteur. According to some sources, the bandits managed to leave the spot with victim's vehicle Toyota Hilux, IMM: AAO3310, which was later found abandoned at Bi Delta in Delmas 31, Okay City.

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Senator Ronald Lareche, born in Mont Organise

Senator Ronald Lareche, born in  Mont Organise

Here is a picture of Lawyer, Ex-Members riding Mont-organized Capotille, leader of the political organization "Inisyativ Peyizan nodes, Ronald Lareche.

Ronald Larèche is a divorcee, presently lives in a common-law with his wife Fernande Pierre, with whom he gave birth to four children. Larèche completed his primary education at the Dominic Savio School in Mont-organized and pursued his classical studies in 1991 at the Adventist College of Cape Haitien (CACH). He joined the National Police of Haiti (PNH) in November 1995 as supervisor of the police station of Mont-organized, and later promoted to the post of inspector, but he resigned in 2005 to become a candidate for deputy to the Mont-Organized / Capotille district. Larèche holds a degree in Legal Sciences from the Faculty of Law of Cap-Haitien (2003), completed a course at the Cap-Haitien Bar Association between 2003 and 2005 and a Master degree holder in Project Management from the University Quisqueya (2009).

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Ronald Lareche, President of the Haitian Senate

Ronald Lareche, President of the Haitian Senate

Here is a picture of Haitan Senator Ronald Lareche as president of the Senate

In the second round of the last election on October 25, 2015, he became a Senator from North East under the banner of Verite political party with 39.42% votes.

In last April, when the links of some high profile Haitians were discovered in Panama scam, then as a Senator, Ronald Lareche said, a special commission would be created to investigate the spending and contracts under the administration of former President Michel Martelly's regime between 2011-2016.

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