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Prime Ministers Blair and Lamothe Review Haiti Progress Report

Prime Ministers Blair and Lamothe Review Haiti Progress Report

Ex-British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, and Haiti Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe, met to discuss Haiti's reconstruction progress since 2010's earthquake.

The two covered government reform and decentralization, foreign investment and Haiti's economy, and permanent job creation.

Blair's administration created "New Labor" policies: a new definition of socialism, the passage of minimum wage, human rights, and freedom of information initiatives. Blair, the youngest prime minister in two centuries, and the only one to win a two-term office consecutively, ruled from 1997-2007.

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A $800,000 Home occupied by Deputy Rony Celestin confiscated

A $800,000 Home occupied by Deputy Rony Celestin confiscated

Here is the picture of a $800,000 Home occupied by Deputy Rony Celestin. It was confiscated by the National Commission fighting drug (CONALD).

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Mayor of Tabarre Nice Simon with Deputy Gracia Delva

Mayor of Tabarre Nice Simon with Deputy Gracia Delva

Here is a picture of Haitian actress Nice Simon(Right) with Deputy Gracia Delva(Left). Nice Simon was installed as Mayor of Tabarre in June, 2016

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Emeline Michel at the White House for Caribbean-American Heritage Month

Emeline Michel at the White House for Caribbean-American Heritage Month

Here is a picture of the Haitian superstar Emeline Michel at the WhiteHouse for the 2016 Caribbean-American Heritage Month

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Alexandre Petion and Haiti land reform

Alexandre Petion and Haiti land reform

Alexandre Petion has introduced a land reform following the independence of Haiti that many would agree has cost the country a great deal.

Christophe went to the north and Pétion took the southern Republic of Haiti. One major act by Alexandre Pétion was land redistribution. He seized commercial plantations from the rich and had the land redistributed to his supporters and the peasantry.

In the short term, that earned him lot of respect and appreciation by the beneficiaries. He earned the nickname Papa Bon-C"ur "good-hearted father" as a result.

The land seizures and redistribution ended up reducing the production of commodities for the export economy. As a result, most of the population became subsistence farmers. Exports and state revenue declined sharply.

A look at the present land ownership situation in Haiti would make one think about this original decision

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Olivier Martelly and the money to build 10 soccer stadiums in Haiti

Olivier Martelly and the money to build 10 soccer stadiums in Haiti

Olivier Martelly plan to build 10 soccer stadiums in Haiti, one for each Department.

The Government Commissioner Jean Danton Leger has issued a travel ban on Olivier Martelly, the son of former President Michel Martelly, until he can account for the money, hundreds of thousands of dollars, he has received from the State on various projects including the construction of parks and 10 football stadiums in 10 departments of the country. Camille Edward Junior, the present Minister of Justice, has said Government Commissioner Jean Danton Leger is an experienced lawyer. He knows the depth and limits of his power. We might remember that back in April 2012, Oliver and the former Second Lady Sophia Martelly were accused of embezzling money from the public treasury through unauthorized management of a budget of $40 million. Enold Florestal, a courageous man, who filed a legal action asking that Haitian President Martelly's wife, Sophia, and son, Olivier, be investigated for possible corruption, was imprisoned. Serge Joseph, the judge who was investing the corruption charges was threatened and died a suspicious death. The Lower House ordered an inquiry of his death, but revealed nothing.

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Former National Police Chief in Haiti, Jean Nesly Lucien shot

Former National Police Chief in Haiti, Jean Nesly Lucien shot

Here is a picture of Former National Police Chief in Haiti, Jean Nesly Lucien.

On Wednesday, August 26th, 2015, Jean Nesly Lucien, the former Director General of the National Police of Haiti and a member of the Aristide security team became the victim of an assassination attempt near the residence of former President Jean Bertrand Aristide. He was shot by three unknown armed motorcyclists in Tabarre, one in the shoulder and one at the foot and was taken to the hospital for treatment and released later. During the time of the attack, he was accompanying retired Boston police detective Yves Dambreville (66), who could not survive his bullet injuries, died on the spot. We might remember that in 2005, Lucien received a 5-year imprisonment on money laundering charges. He was arrested along with several other top government officials during the administration of deposed President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. On May 26, 2004, he was arrested from a relative's home in Miami. As per U.S. Drug Enforcement sources, Lucien and former Haitian anti-drug Chief Evintz Brillant seized $450,000 from a Colombian trafficker in 2002, returned $300,000, split the rest on condition to assist the drug dealer in future.

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Jocelerme Privert and Enex Jean-Charles

Jocelerme Privert and Enex Jean-Charles

Here is a picture of Provisional President Jocelerme Privert with his Prime Minister Enex Jean-Charles.

Now with the Interim President Jocelerme Privert and the Prime Minister Enex Jean-Charles, the country has found four able hands of administration, unlike the earlier Martelly-Lamothe tandem, where both were inexperience to manage the uphill tasks lying before them. The Privert-Jean-Charles has a heavy responsibility to complete the remaining election process in a fair and credible way. A responsibility which is comparable to working on a minefield. Since no election could be arranged before April 24th, the agreement of February 5th, 2016, has been scrapped. The nation is depending on these two experienced men, President Privert and Prime Minister Enex Jean-Charles. The time will tell how they could guide us to a better tomorrow.

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Roro Nelson and Jean Danton Leger, Who will have the last laugh?

Roro Nelson and Jean Danton Leger, Who will have the last laugh?

There is a major confrontation with Roro Nelson who was invited in court and Jean Danton Leger. Who will have the last laugh.

Ronald Nelson, alias Roro Nelson was summoned by the Government Commissioner Jean Danton Leger to clarify the allegations of theft and extortion brought against him. This close associate of former President Martelly was first summoned by the Government Commissioner of Port-au-Prince on April 11, 2016, with a scheduled date to appear on April 15, 2016. Since he did not respond, the prosecutor of Port-au-Prince issued a warrant against him on Thursday, April 14. The spokesman prosecutors Mirlande Dupiche Prévost had explained that this warrant has been issued after he shunned two invitations of the Government Commissioner of Port -au-Prince Mr. Danton Leger to appear before him. In the mean time, some preventive actions against him like travel ban to leave the country, have already been taken. Some of the allegations brought against him include: awarding Oliver Martelly a several million US dollar contract to construct a large sports complex, extortion on money on properties of citizens, etc. Now, it is time for us to watch who finally retreat-- Roro Nelson or Danton Leger.

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Deputy Gracia Delva accused of stealing Generators

Deputy Gracia Delva accused of stealing Generators

Here is a picture of Kompas singer and Deputy of Marchand-Dessalines, Gracia Delva who was accused of stealing two Generators.

Gracia Delva is a singer, Konpa maestro, actor, former MP, better known by his stage name as singer Gracia Delva Marchand-Dessalines. He is the Deputy of Marchand Dessalines (Artibonite) under Haitian Tet Kale (PHTK) banner who won the August 9, 2015 election with a 61.06% margin. According to Radio Scoop FM News on April 11, 2016, the people of Marchand-Dessalines have accused him of stealing two generators which the Martelly administration had provided to distribute generated power to the people of Dessalines. Such an accusation came when the people of the commune took the street to protest the ongoing blackout in the city. They accused him of literally stealing two generator sets for his own benefit while leaving the city in complete darkness. 'Dessalines' or sometimes it is called as 'Marchand-Dessalines', is a commune in the Artibonite department of Haiti, named after Jean-Jacques Dessalines.

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