Luckner James Cambronne, born Arcahaie, Haiti 1929, former leader of the dreaded Tonton Macoute militiamen. He was the second most feared man in Haiti during the dictatorship of François "Papa Doc" Duvalier.
Luckner James Cambronne was widely known as "The Vampire of the Caribbean" for his business of transporting Haitian blood and cadavers to US Hospitals, Medical schools and other foreign hospitals for huge profit.
Luckner Cambronne (30 October 1930 - 24 September 2006) was a high profile Haitian politician who rose to the number two position in power during François Duvalier's regime in Haiti. Luckner, the son of a poor preacher had a career as a bank teller, but his alliance with François Duvalier brought him to the powerful political arena where he started out his political career as a messenger for Duvalier, and to finally become second in command and head of his fearsome private militia popularly known as the Tonton Macoutes throughout the 1960's and the beginning of the 1970's. Duvalier created the militia because he felt threatened by the Haitian army. During their reign of terror, the group slaughtered more than 600,000 Haitians.
Luckner's unique brand of cruelty enabled him to become very rich and earned him the nickname "Vampire of the Caribbean." He was named 'Vampire' because of his lucrative practice of selling corpses and blood of Haitians to US and other foreign hospitals at a huge profit. His brutality was incomparable. Luckner never hesitated to kill innocent people for the growth of his business. He used to buy Haitian cadavers from the General Hospital in the capital, Port-au-Prince, for 15 gourdes ($3) a piece to sell them to American medical schools. This made many unfortunate mourners to find their loved one's coffins mysteriously empty. In some cases, it was found that the exported bodies were still alive and they were shipped for high value, resulting in huge profits.
Tonton Macoutes" had a cruel practice of frequent random executions; they often stoned and burned people alive. After the death of François Duvalier in 1971, Cambronne was said to oppose Papa Doc's nomination of his 19-year-old son Jean-Claude Duvalier as successor, but Jean-Claude's mother, Simone Duvalier, outmaneuvered Cambronne and insisted on his exile. Lastly, Cambronne moved to Miami, Florida, in 1972 where he died on 24 September 2006.
Here is the picture of former Haitian President Rene Preval during his funeral on Saturday, March 11.
René Garcia Préval was born on January 17, 1943. He was a Haitian politician and agronomist and twice served as President of Haiti. He was president from February 7, 1996, to February 7, 2001, and from May 14, 2006, to May 14, 2011.
Here is a picture of The body of the leader of the Haitian revolution, Charlemagne Péralte. His death at the age of 33, made Charlemagne Péralte a martyr for the Haitian nation.
His death was caused by a betrayal from one of his officers.
Jean-Baptiste Conzé became an informant to US Marines Sergeant Herman H. Hanneken
Charlemagne Péralte was assassinated with a shot in the heart at close range
May, 2016 - According to Senator Youri Latortue, president of the anti- corruption commission of the Senate, Minister of Health, Florence Duperval Guillaume, signed a contract with a dead person. The person who died in April, still had his name and his signature affixed at the bottom of a registered government contract in September of the same year (5 Months later). The Minister confirmed that maybe it was the wife of the dead who acts on its behalf. This does not hold because the ghost signer was divorced for more than 15 years
We just learned the passing of Mr. Louis Gary Lissade. He died as a result of a lung disease. Mr. Lissade was well known in the judicial system in Haiti
especially for being Batonnier of the Bar of Port-au-Prince and Minister of Justice and Public Security several times. Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, December 31, 1947, he received his education at Haiti State University where he received a Law Degree. Mr. Lissade then continued with his education at the University of San Diego.
Louis Gary Lissade was Assistant Professor, Chief Consultant for Legal Affairs at National Counsel of Cooperatives. He was a member of the Presidential Commission for Electoral Process 1997-2000. He became Minister of Justice & Public Safety from 2001 to 2002.
Louis Gary Lissade received the seals of the Republic from Presidents Boniface Alexandre and Jean Bertrand Aristide
Here is a picture of Lencie Mirville, victim of kidnapping in Haiti. She was tortured, killed after her family had managed to collect a $50,000 Ransom from family and friends and deliver to the kidnappers
Lencie S. Mirville (23-year old), a student of the University Quisqueya was brutally killed by some kidnappers. Her dead body was found on December 8th, disfigured and wrapped in a sheet at the bottom of a cliff in a gully in Morne Karaté, near the road of L'amitié (Southeast). The young student was kidnapped on December 3rd in Bizoton 51. Her father is the owner of Bureau de change located in Carrefour. The kidnappers claimed $150,000 from him as ransom. However, her family managed to collect and pay only $50,000. Lencie was tortured, and then killed after the funds were delivered. As per latest news (December 21), the police (PNH) have arrested 4 individuals involved in the case of the kidnapping and murder of Lencie Mirville. One of them is an employee (mechanic) of the victim's father. They are St Jean Mayson aka "Sonson" or "Lapoula", William B. Geraldy, Edyson Barthélemy "Big" and Guerrier Jean Francky. They have past criminal records in the police book and have confessed their crime.
Here is a picture of the funeral of Haitian Artist Alex James PIERRE, known as Black Alex. President Michel Martelly carrying his coffin.
Jamency "Black Alex" Pierre (born on October 16, 1976), the famous Rap and Ragga artist from 'King Posse' band passed away on November 13, 2015 at the age of 39 after prolonged illness. His real name was Jamecy Alex Pierre. He, along with his other band members dominated the rap Kreyol world in the 1990's with hits like Lokal, Diana, Cool non, and many others. His funeral was held in the Saint Peter's Church in Petionville (outskirts of the capital), on the morning of Friday, November 27, 2015, under the care of the Haitian government. President Martelly, who was present on the occasion, was seen to carry Black Alex's coffin during the ceremony; the President has expressed his sympathy via twitter.
Here is a picture of Roberta Edwards, Missionary and Children's home director who was killed killed in Haiti
Roberta Edwards (55) was an American missionary who dedicated her life to serve the children of God in the impoverished nation of Haiti. She was the director of SonLight Children's Home in the capital city, where this kind hearted missionary used to provide care for 20 orphaned children and feed around 160 children at least twice a day, five days in a week and educational supports to them under the programs of Estes Church of Christ in Henderson, Tennessee since 2002. On October 10th, 2015, Roberta was killed by two gunmen near her foster care home while she was returning from a gas station with three of her young charges. The gunmen emerged after her car was intentionally blocked on a rutted, dirt road. She was shot multiple times and the killers snatched a 4-year-old boy Jonathan "JoJo" Paul, out of the three traveling with her, and sped off in a vehicle with tinted windows. The motives behind the murder and kidnap are still unknown.
Here is a Voodoo Funeral Ceremony in Lakou Souvenance
Mass graves after the Haitian earthquake in January 2010 were an inevitable consequence of such a catastrophe. But, to a country so steeped in and quixotically dependent on the use of ceremony to assist their departed from this world to the next, ignorance of their loved one's final resting place is difficult for the living to bear. Almost a month from the earthquake, one funeral director revealed he'd handled less than ten funerals. Considering the hundreds of thousands who died, the sum of souls still linked to their earthly bodies is a terrifying concept.
Francois Presley who has been working as a security guard in front of Chez Le Bebe Restaurant in Little Haiti was found dead Monday night(December 8, 2014). The testaurant is located on Northeast 54th Street
Police who is investigating the crime has no suspects or motive for the shooting.
The shooting death of 50-year-old Francois Presley, outside the Little Haiti restaurant where he worked, Chez Le Bebe Restaurant, has left the community shaken and his family asking for public assistance to apprehend the person responsible. Presley had been employed to the company for a year, and was found in his uniform, shot dead while sitting in his car. As of yet, the police have no suspects, nor a motive, for Presley's killing, leaving his grieving widow to question why the act was committed.