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Gary Conille explains his role in funds from PetroCaribe

Gary Conille explains his role  in funds from PetroCaribe

Here is former Haiti Prime Minister Gary Conille explaining his role in funds from PetroCaribe to the Permanent Committee and Senate Ethics Corruption Committee in April, 2016. He washes his hands 0ff PetroCaribe funds like Pontius Pilate at the time of the crucifixion of Jesus.

On April 14, 2016, Garry Conille, the former Prime Minister of Haiti (18 October 2011 - 16 May 2012) was summoned by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission of the Senate, to share some information about the management and disbursement of PetroCaribe fund. He had made it clear to the commission that he had some reservation about the procurement procedures and the documentation of some projects under the fund and thus, unlike some of his predecessor Prime Ministers, he did not sign the disbursement resolution. On becoming the Prime Minister, he came to know that on 12 May 2011, three contracts valued at 348 million were signed between the State of Haiti and the Dominican firms, bending every procedural rule. He did not even sign the first resolution taken by the Martelly administration on February 28, 2012.

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December 20, 2001 Guy Philippe arrested in Quito, Ecuador

December 20, 2001 Guy Philippe arrested in Quito, Ecuador

Here is a picture of Guy Philippe taken on December 20, 2001 as he was arrested in Quito, Ecuador.

Guy Philippe, a former Tonton Macoutes leader, former Haitian Police Chief, and a presidential candidate (Front for National Reconstruction, a guerrilla group) in the Haitian General Election 2006, was arrested on 20 December 2001, in Quito, Ecuador. He was arrested for masterminding a deadly attack on the Police Academy in July 2001 and of an attempted coup in December 2001. Earlier to that in 2000, he was removed from his post as police chief of Cap-Haïtien following an accusation of participating in a coup attempt in October 2000 and Philippe fled to the Dominican Republic. He received police training from the U.S Special Forces in Ecuador in the early 1990's and he was once wanted by the United States for smuggling cocaine. He was even accused by the Human Rights Watch for being a part of a death squad leadership (Tonton Macoutes) during the reign of Baby Doc Duvalier.

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Jean Tholbert Alexis

Jean Tholbert Alexis

Jean Tholbert Alexis (born November 29, 1973) from the political party ANSANM NOU FO is a lawyer by profession. About three years ago, in July 2013, Judge Jean Serge Joseph was investigating charges of massive corruption against former President Martelly's wife, Sophia St. Rémy Martelly, and their son, Olivier Martelly. During his process of investigation, he was always under pressure and threatened personally by Martelly, Lamothe and others and the situation worsened when he issued summons to Martelly family along with several high government officials to testify before him. Finally, in a secret July 11 meeting (which the accused later denied), Martelly, Lamothe, Sanon, and other officials aggressively told the judge to call off the investigation. As a consequence of that, two days later, the judge died from a brain hemorrhage. Following that incident, Jean Tholbert Alexis, as the President of the Lower House ordered the inquiry into the death of Judge Jean Serge Joseph. However, when Deputy Sadrack Dieudonné, the President of the Commission of Inquiry, responsible for studying the circumstances surrounding the death of Judge Joseph, wanted to question Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, the driver and his close security guard as well as those of President Martelly, Jean Tholbert Alexis, the President of the Lower House made things difficult and refused to sign and deliver the invitations for new the hearings as was called for!

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Travel interdiction for Marc Antoine Acra and Alix Celestin

Travel interdiction for Marc Antoine Acra and Alix Celestin

Danton Léger issued a departure prohibition against Marc Antoine Acra and Alix Celestin.

As per popular radio station Scoop FM report dated April 5, 2016, the new Government Commissioner, Jean Danton Léger has imposed a travel ban on Marc Antoine Acra & Alix Celestin in respect of a seizure of drugs about one year ago (77 kilos of cocaine and 10 kilos of heroin, valuing about three million wholesale and ten million dollars retail) found in a cargo of sugar coming from Colombia belonging to the businessman known as Marc Antoine Accra. The ship 'Manzanares' belonging to Acra's company NABATCO was docked at the Mevs Wharf (port) in Haiti on April 15, 2015. Manzanares, (113.3 m x 16.4 m) was anchored in the bay of Port-au-Prince alongside two other boats. In reply to his travel interdiction, Marc Anthoine Acra has said, the words of advocating transparency and justice from a Government Commissioner representing a transitional government reminds him of the dictatorial regime of Duvalier-- full of arbitrary acts and anarchism. Danton's investigation reveals that Alix Celestin, the Director of the National Port Authority is also a partner in crime with Marc Acra.

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Minister of Economy and Finance, Wilson Laleau

Minister of Economy and Finance, Wilson Laleau

Here is a picture of the Minister of Economy and Finance in Haiti, Wilson Laleau.

In September 2015, Mr. Laleau announced a list of 23 specified items which could no longer been imported by road, but only by sea or air (excluding cement). This measure was implemented to enable the Ministry to regain the hundreds of millions of dollars of tax revenue lost to smuggling and to encourage the revival of domestic production to meet the needs of the Haitian population. Wilson Laleau is an economist trained in North America and a professor at the State University of Haiti (UEH) of which he was for several years, the vice-rector for academic affairs. On January 20, 2015, when he was installed as the minister of Economy and Finance by then Prime Minister Evans Paul, he announced the importance to declare a state of economic emergency in the country, and do everything possible to revive the hope for a healthy economy. Prime Minister Evans Paul, before an audience of economic officials, described Minister Laleau as an asset of the government, because his passionate governance has the power to resolve all economic problems of the country.

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Marc Aurele Garcia (Marcus), Minister of Culture and Communication

Marc Aurele Garcia (Marcus), Minister of Culture and Communication

Here is a picture of Marc Aurèle Garcia (Marcus), the new Minister of Culture and Communication

Marc Aurel Garcia aka Marcus Garcia, the new Minister of Culture and Communication in the cabinet of Prime Minister Enex Jean-Charles is a journalist and a director of the newspaper Haiti en Marche and Radio Mélodie. He is well known with his voice of melody to the general public as 'Marcus'. On Monday, March 28, 2016, he has been installed into his new responsibility replacing Joan Dithny Raton. The outgoing minister Dithny Joan Raton, who was present during the installation ceremony, took the opportunity to appreciate his successor for his contribution to the Haitian media. The new Minister of Culture and Communication also congratulated his predecessor for his work.

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Mme Jessy C. PETIT-FRERE, Minister of commerce and Industry

Mme Jessy C. PETIT-FRERE, Minister of commerce and Industry

Here is a picture of Mme Jessy C. PETIT-FRÈRE, the new Minister of commerce and Industry in Haiti

On the same day, Mme. Jessy C. Petit-Frère, has been appointed as the Minister of Trade and Industry and Industry and Minister of Haitians Living Abroad. Mme. Jessy has said, the private business sector in the country is in big trouble. The State should understand their problems, because it is the engine of development and the essence of the country's growth. The terms of bank finance should be easier and more accessible to them. The legislation and regulatory measures of the country should meet the current practical needs. She joined her office on March 29, 2016, replacing the outgoing Minister, Mr. Jude Hervey Day.

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Guy Philippe draws line in the sand of Deriveau for Jocelerme Privert

Guy Philippe draws line in the sand of Deriveau for Jocelerme Privert

Here is a famous statement pronounced by the Haitian strong man Guy Philippe as he draws a line in the sand of Deriveau for Jocelerme Privert.

"Polices are not enemies. My enemies are in the National Palace". "The President is a macaque covered with the skin of a tiger. If he thinks he is a tiger, that he comes to Pestel execute his threats".

"If the President decides to attack me, as did before him Aristide and René Préval, do not worry, we will react. I do not ask the population to face them, I have people to do it. If they want to come, let them. But when they come at the level of Deriveau, cut all the roads to prevent them from going back and I'll take care of the rest." - Guy Philippe, May, 2016

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Enex Jean Charles New Prime Minister of Haiti

Enex Jean Charles New Prime Minister of Haiti

Here is a picture of Mr. Enex Jean Charle. According to Radio Station Scoop FM, he has been designated as new Prime Minister.

Now Haiti has a new prime minister named Enex Jean-Charles, amid its political crisis. The new Prime Minister is a civil servant and professor of administrative law who has served as adviser to several presidents. On late Thursday, March 24, 2016, the Senators have voted 20- 0 in favor of Enex Jean-Charles' general policy statement. However, finding a consensus over his nomination was not an easy task, because a group of deputies played hardball with his nominator Privert, refusing to provide a quorum for the hearing until a list of their demands were met. Their main demands were publication of a new election date, and the publication of mayoral results which had been put on hold till the names of the new members of the Provisional Electoral Council are decided. It is unclear how their demands and myriad of problems with their constituencies were met. The President of the Chamber Cholzer Chancy after several requests had mentioned that this is a provisional government with limited mandates. Finally, the new Prime Minister has got approval of the parliament for his 15-member cabinet from both the senate and the lower chamber. The new cabinet is composed of 18 ministries, which would be managed by 15 ministers who have sworn in as part of the country's interim government.

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Enex Jean Charles submitting document to Parliament

Enex Jean Charles submitting document to Parliament

Here is a picture of Prime Minister Nomimee Enex Jean Charles at the Haitian Parliament submitting proper documentation for his ratification process

The Haitian Chamber of Deputies approved the general policy of the new Prime Minister Enex Jean-Charles on Friday, March 25, 2016 with 78 votes in his favor. One vote went against him and one member did not participate in voting. The new Prime Minister did not waste any time following his appointment to announce his 15-member cabinet which was approved in both the senate and the lower chamber. Two days before, on March 23, 2016, as a Prime Minister Nominee, he had submitted documents to a Special Parliamentary Committee to initiate his eligibility verification process. Earlier, on 22 March 2016, by a decree, the interim President Jocelerme Privert named Jean Charles Enex as the new Prime Minister and before the formal appointment, his nomination was approved through a consensus among the lawmakers.

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