Here is a picture of Roro Nelson who is a fugitive wanted by Government Commissioner Danton Leger.
Ronald Nelson, alias Roro Nelson, a close associate of former President Martelly was summoned by the Government Commissioner of Port-au-Prince on April 11, 2016 to appear before the court on April 15, 2016. Since he did not respond to the charges of theft, extortion, and embezzlement of state fund, an arrest warrant was issued against him on Thursday, April 14. During the Martelly regime, he captured properties of more than 50 expatriates. Now, he is a fugitive from Haitian justice. A travel ban has been issued against him. Recently, the Government Commissioner Danton Leger was shocked to see Roro on television performing with former President Michel Martelly in a Haitian musical event in Miami, Florida. Leger is planning to take the help of INTERPOL to arrest him and bring him to justice.
Here is a picture of two former Prime Ministers Laurent Lamothe and Evans Paul. They were hit with travel ban along with 13 Ministers in the Michel Martelly government
As per the news report dated June 2, 2016, by order of Prosecutor Danton Leger, nine former Haitian electoral officials and 11 Cabinet ministers of former President Michel Martelly's administration have been forbidden to leave the country. The order came from the new Government Commissioner of Port-au-Prince Danton Leger, shortly after the release of Verification Commission's report recommending October's presidential first-round election conducted by the former Martelly administration should be "restart from zero" -- because, it was marred by serious irregularities, grave inconsistencies, and massive fraud; only 9% of the total vote cast has been found to be valid. The violation of the Act and commitment of fraud was masterminded at a "high level". The names of two Prime Ministers of Martelly administration Laurent Lamothe and Evans Paul were found on the lists, forbidden to leave the country. As per Justice Minister Camille Junior Edouard, the interim government had nothing to do with the prosecutor's decision. Prosecutor Leger did not respond to a request for comment.
Here is the superstar Shabba as he was engaged to Marie Diane Claude, his 11 year girlfriend and the mother of his 3 children.
Shabba or Herve Anthenor, the noted singer and percussionist (congas) of Djakout# 1 has tied the knot with his boo, Claudia Claude. They are engaged to be married and make things formal. The official date of their marriage has not yet been announced. Congratulations on finding each other, we wish you both an eternity of love. Shabba and Claudia Claude (Diane Claude) were in relationship for last 11 years and she is the mother of his three children. As per some unofficial sources, the wedding will take place sometime in December, this year in New York while the reception has been scheduled for Haiti.
Here is a picture of local philanthropist Rose Ellen Greene donated $2 million for Education in Little Haiti.
To facilitate the groundbreaking partnership between Florida International University (FIU) and Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), local philanthropist Rose Ellen Greene, a Senior Trustee at the University of Miami has donated $2 million. The joint Education Effect program (the partnership between FIU and M- DCPS is known as the Education Effect) seeks to connect the historic Little Haiti community with university expertise, resources and research-based intervention programs addressing social and educational needs. The Education Effect was first launched at Miami Northwestern Senior High School in Liberty City in 2011. The gift of $2 million is the largest donation received so far to Education Effect and that came from Rose Ellen Greene. She is a longtime volunteer at Jesse J. McCrary Jr. Elementary School. To celebrate this receipt of great contribution, FIU and M-DCPS hosted a check presentation and ice cream party with students, community leaders and parents at McCrary elementary on May 31.
Here is a picture of Muhammad Ali and Chris Rock participating in the Hope For Haiti telethon.
Hope For Haiti Now: A Global Benefit For Earthquake Relief was a charity celebrity telethon held on January 22, 2010 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m (E.S.T). Muhammad Ali, one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century took part in this live program on January 22, 2010 from Los Angeles, California. There he appeared with actor, director, comedian, Chris Rock who read a 2-minute message of this great boxer. One week later, Muhammad Ali again appeared with multi-Grammy Award winner, Christina Aguilera; they teamed up to raise money for the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) Haiti relief efforts by appearing in a Public Service Announcement underwritten by the Yum! Brands Foundation.
May 27, 2016, Eustache St Lot, former director of BMPAD kept in custody by the prosecutor of Port-au-Prince to face with the former minister Wilson Laleau.
Mr. Eustache Saint-Lot, the former General Manager of BMPAD (Monetization Office of Development Assistance Programmes), was held in custody along with his lawyer Patrick Maitre Lawrence by the Commissioner of Port-au-Prince Parquet, since Friday, May 27 till June 3, 2016. They were kept under an order of the Director of the Public Prosecution at a police station in the capital, awaiting the arrival of the former Minister of Economy and Finance, Wilson Laleau who is traveling abroad. However, they were released later on a bail of 100 million gourdes. Wilson Laleau spent five years in the Martelly administration as the Minister of Trade and Finance. He has been also summoned by the new Government Commissioner of Port-au-Prince. Mr. Jean Danton Léger. As per opinion of the new Government Commissioner Léger, Mr. Eustache Saint-Lot and former Minister Wilson Laleau had given contradictory statements against each other in separate hearings in regard to the management of PetroCaribe fund amounting to $1.5 million. The Commissioner wants to question and hear these two men together in the same place and at the same time "to get the truth out of the bottom of the well."
Here is a picture of Wilson Laleau on the Right and Eustache Saint-Lot PetroCaribe contradiction on the Left.
May, 2016 - Former Minister of Economy and Finance, Wilson Laleau and general manager of the Office of Monetization of Development Aid Programs (BMPAD), Eustache Saint-Lot contardict eachother at separate hearing in regard to Petro Caribe Fund management
Since the interim President Jocelerme Privert came to power, he has repeatedly denounced the disastrous state of the public finance and has reiterated his commitment to eliminate the looting of public funds, as much as possible. However, as per the last news, the Government Commissioner Jean Danton Leger is still waiting for Minister Wilson Laleau's return and Minister Laleau has not shown any sign that he will come to the rescue of his friend. There is a general opinion that the PetroCaribe fund was a frequent subject of embezzlement by many political partiers during the regime of Michel Martelly.
Here is a picture of Former Haitian president Rene Preval going for baggage check at Airport unnoticed.
René García Préval (born Jan. 17, 1943) served two terms as the President of Haiti from February 7, 1996 to February 7, 2001, and from May 14, 2006 to May 14, 2011 and he is the first former Prime Minister to be elected President. He is the son of an agronomist, left Haiti in 1963 for Belgium to study agronomy. After earning a degree, from the Gembloux Agricultural University, he continued his education at the University of Pisa, to work in geothermal sciences. In 1970, when Préval moved to Brooklyn; there he served as a messenger and a waiter. In 1988 after returning to Haiti, he opened a bakery in Port-au-Prince that provided bread to poor children. It was there he met Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who was then a Roman Catholic priest working in the slums. In 1990, when Aristide was elected president, Préval became his Prime Minister (February 1991 to October 11, 1991). Préval was the first elected head of state in Haitian history to peacefully receive power from a predecessor in office and the first President in Haitian history since independence to serve full terms in office. Recently, on 10th May, 2016, Rene Préval was seen standing in the queue at the airport baggage check-in counter, like a common man going for a trip, unnoticed. There was no security, no one to carry his luggage, neither there was any diplomatic room for him. Many consider that he was the only Haitian President who could feel the pulse of Haitian people. He is the same president guy who never hesitated to leave the National Palace behind a motorcycle, because the traffic was congested.
5/11/16 - Former Director of BMPAD, s, having difficulties to give explanation to the Commission Anti-Corruption of the Senate regarding a contract signed between the Haitian government and the company ESD Engineering and his services for the maintenance of Electricity companies built by venezuela. Michael Lecorps was making $888 thousand US dollars a Month working for the same company.
At a hearing of the Ethics Committee and Anti Corruption Senate, on May 12, 2016, Michael Lecorps, the former Director (between 2013 and March 2015) of the Office of Monetization of Development Aid Programs (BMPAD) has said that the management of fund of his institution was proper under his direction. Such management of PetroCaribe funds was certified by the audit of the Superior Court of Auditors and Administrative Disputes (CSCCA) as "in the line of the laid down provisions". The funds were disbursed by the Treasury as per mentioned guidelines only on the requests of the Ministry of Finance. The BMPAD had no intervening authority to supervise the implementation and execution of the projects undertaken by the respective departments. Management of PetroCaribe funds during his tenure, including the quick transfer of oil funds to Venezuela, had been always transparent and disclosed on the institution's website.
Misuse of PetroCaribe Funds - May, 2016 - Hearing of former Minister of Planning and External Cooperation(MPCE) Yves Germain Joseph revealed that after completing 8 km road out of an 18 km road contract (44%), GTC Construction firm received $21 million(over 95%) out of a total contract of $ 22 million.
A recent statement of former Minister of Planning and External Cooperation (MPCE) Yves Germain Joseph reveals that GTC Construction firm out of a contract of $22 million under PetroCaribe fund to build an 18 km stretch of roads has received $21 million or 95% of the contracted amount after completing only 8 km or 44% of the work! We might also remember that in last December, this honorable minister was once accused by one of his girlfriend of misappropriating over $5 million of public funds. There were other reports of his involvement in a number of acts of corruption and misappropriation of public funds.