Here is a picture of Delimart Plaza in Delmas 32, Port-au-Prince, Haiti being looted during a protest over fuel price increase on July 7, 2018.
On Friday, July 6, 2018, when the Haitian Commerce Ministry and Economic Ministry issued a joint statement announcing an increase of 38%, 47% and 51% price for gasoline, diesel, and kerosene respectively, it triggered days of violent civil unrest and demonstrations. Major protests erupted in the country with demonstrators using burning tires and barricades to block major streets across the capital and in the northern city of Cap-Haitien. Dozens of shops were looted and burned and cars were set ablaze. At least four people were killed.
Western Premiere hotel in Petion-Ville was ransacked, banks and stores in Delmas were looted, and many flights were either cancelled or rescheduled.
On Saturday, July 17, 2018, looters pillaged burned and vandalized Delimart Plaza. Delimart Plaza is one of the biggest supermarket chains in the capital city, Port-au-Prince. The superstore was founded by Dr. Reginald Boulos in 2000 who is a medical doctor and former chairman of Intercontinental S.A. Since its foundation the shop kept growing to become the biggest supermarket chain in the entire city. It the best place for quality goods at the lowest price, especially the one at Delmas 32, Delimart is comparable to any Publix or Walmart grocery stores in the U.S as far as the range of products and prices are concerned. However, unfortunately, this shop has been completely destroyed by the violent agitators.
The local management is presently engaged in quantifying the damages, both in financial and human terms. As per news dated, July 11, 2018, the Delimart S.A has announced that their properties located in various locations in Haiti such as in Delmas 32, Delmas 30 and Clercine were looted and some burned. The management has decided to keep their shops closed until further notice. The Directorate General of Delimart is aware of the precarious and difficult situations that will arise due to this closure.
This closure of the stores will severely and lastingly affect hundreds of direct and indirect jobs. The local suppliers will bear the brunt of the negative effects. Moreover, the entire national economy will suffer with the rise of the unemployment rate as about 673 people will lose jobs in the stores due to this indefinite closure.
July, 2016 - The superstar of Raboday, Fresh La who is the lead vocal of the musical group Vwadezil has been named Director of Cultural Affairs in the city of Delmas by the new Mayor Wilson Jeudy.
Donald Joseph, alias, Fresh La, the Haitian pop singer and band leader of 'Vwadèzil' is synonymous with the 'voice of the island.' In Haiti he is known as the reigning "King of Raboday." "Rabòday" is the new wave of electronic dance music which has invaded the sound systems of Haiti. It dominates street parties, taxi stands and even the rowdy basketball tournaments. The most carnival songs of 'Vwadèzil' are known as "meringues;" they add a political dimension, lampooning mostly politicians to the three-day carnival celebrations. In his music, Fresh La loves to speak out against political corruption and society's ills. In 2007, when MINUSTAH made Haiti a comfortable venue where MINUSTAH member countries could practice warfare, the group Vwadezil composed the song, "MINUSTAH, you're really just a tourista. You're holding back my country,"..... You're just lounging around so why don't you get ... out." As per recent news dated July 12, 2016, Fresh La has been nominated and installed as the new director of cultural affairs in the commune of Delmas, Port-au-Prince Haiti.
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.
June, 2016 - Newly elected Mayor of Delmas, Wilson Jeudy severely criticized previous administration who were nominated by Martelly's government to run the city. According to Jeudy, when he left there was over 40 million of gourdes, several materials, including vehicles. Now he only found 4 million with most materials in terrible condition.
Wilson Jeudy was the elected Mayor of the Municipality of Delmas. He once proposed to build a prison on the island of Gonâve where Ministers, MPs would find their final resting place. About five years ago when he was the Mayor before, his main priority was to help the population and to achieve that he even dreamed of becoming the President of Haiti. He was a presidential candidate in the 2010-11 election and received 6076 (or 0.57%) votes. He was born in Gonaives on October 10, 1963. Jeudy is a devoted Christian, a Law school graduate and minored in Psychology and Sociology (Human Relations). As a Mayor, Jeudy has a long list of achievements in development and constructional works like construction of markets, schools, roads, theatre halls, palaces and many others. Before the last election, he was issued his certificate of discharge by the Superior Court of Auditors and Administrative Disputes (CSC/CA), certifying his management of public funds as the Principal Mayor of the Municipality of Delmas as well as the deputy mayors and other accounting of public funds. Recently, in June 2016, when he was re-elected as the Mayor of Delmas, he severely criticized the previous management of Delmas under Martelly administration for mismanagement of municipal fund. He said when he left there was over 40 million of gourdes in the municipal exchequer and several assets including vehicles. Now he found only 4 million gourdes in cash equivalents and rest of the assets in terrible condition.
Here is a picture of Gary Bodeau, Deputy of Delmas.
On February 14, 2016, despite his opposition to the candidacy of Senator Privert as the Interim President, Gary Bodeau, Deputy of Delmas asked the Interim President, together with Parliament, to give the country a consensus government, headed by a competent, honest and dynamic Prime Minister who should be supported by over 15 ministers and three secretaries of state which to be selected from the bodies of politicians and / or civil societies. Although Bodeau saluted Privert's coming to power, he was of opinion that Privert's accession to the presidency of parliamentary office was in contravention to the principle of separation of powers, against Articles 60 and 60.1 of the constitution. He requested his parliamentary colleagues to respect political ethics and have respect for the constitution of the country.
Here is a picture of Yonel Previllon, former PHTK Deputy Candidate for Desdunes wo was assassinated.
On Saturday, February 9, 2016, the body of Lyonel Previlon was found in the area of Delmas 75 near the vehicle of presidential candidate Jovenel Moïse whom he was accompanying. Lyonel is a former PHTK parliamentary candidate from the Commune of Desdunes. We might remember that Lyonel Previlon was one of the 14 candidates (13 for deputies and 1 in the Senate) who were delisted by the CEP following the acts of violence on voting day of August 9 in several electoral constituencies. In the August 9, 2015 election, he was a candidate for deputy from Desdunes (Artibonite); he was accused on charges of violating of the election acts and removal of ballot boxes. The PHTK platform is well known for preaching tolerance and condemning violence. The platform PHTK has conveyed condolences to the family of the victim and has called for an immediate, serious independent investigation to find the culprit behind this assassination.
Here is Garry Bodeau, Deputy of Delmas (Bouclier)
'Delmas' is a district in the West of the capital city Port-au-Prince, an urban continuation of the capital city. With its population growth, economic and social developments, it became a town in 1982. As per 2009 Census, it is the home of 359,451 people within an area of 27.74 square kilometers. Its population is only 15.26% of the metropolitan area of which 54.04% are women. It is a residence dominated area of affluent people with some shopping centers and supermarkets. 'Delmas' is the richest part of the capital city. Two main roadways of 'Delmas' are Autoroute de Delmas and Boulevard de Toussaint Louverture. These roads are numbered in a systematic way: even numbers on the south side and odd numbers on the north side. The residential areas on the hills are very popular and thus 100% of the city is urban. By its economic system, standard of living, infrastructure quality, it is one of the most equipped and developed areas in the country.
Nimewo telefòn nan lanmò kontinye pou avanse pou pi moute nan ayisyen an kòm bandi kontinye fèt sèlman fòs la reyèl nan lari lajounen ak sou lannwit teworize popilasyon an. Fwa sa a, li te vire a nan Engineer Damas Robens. Li te atake ak touye pa motosiklis ame yo.
Damuse Robens ki te gen 33 ane, pa azar te mouri nan Delmas 33. Li te yon enjenyè an chèf nan konpayi pwodiksyon Elektrisite E-pouvwa.
Li te tou rapòte ke bandi yo te kapab pran yon sak nan lajan gen entansyon pou pewòl anplwaye soti nan machin nan anvan si ou evite
E-Power Operator, Damuse Robens, assassinated in Delmas 33
The death toll continues to move up in the Haitian as bandits continue to be the only real force in the streets day and night terrorizing the population. This time it was the turn of Engineer Damas Robens. He was attacked and killed by armed motorcyclists.
The 33 year old Damuse Robens who coincidently died in Delmas 33, was the chief engeneer at the Electricity production company E-Power.
It was also reported that the bandits were able to take a bag of money intended for employee payroll from the car before evading
Nivo ensekirite an kontinye ap ogmante an Ayiti. Nenpòt moun ka vin yon viktim. Koulye a, ou ka mete ladan Direktè nan Radyo Tele Metwopòl, Jounalis Wendell Theodore, kòm dènye viktim nan ensekirite sa an Ayiti. Dapre enfòmasyon ki vinn jwenn nou, nan Vandredi aswè 11 Desanm, jounalis la te viktim yon carjack pa kèk bandi ame. pandan li te ap kondwi yon Toyota rav 4 nan Delmas 75, li te atake pa ansasen ame ki te tire an lè, plis pran machin li ak tout bagay andedan li. Apre atak la, yo rapòte ke Wendell Theodore ki pa te blese pa ensidan an, te boulvèse emosyonèlman ak ajite.
Journalist Wendell Theodore attacked, car stolen
The level of insecurity continues to increase in Haiti and anyone can be a victim. Now you can include the Director of Radio Tele Metropole, Journalist Wendell Theodore as the latest victim of insecurity in Haiti. According to information obtained, on Friday evening of December 11, the journalist was the victim of a carjack by some armed bandits. As he was driving his white Rav 4 Toyota in delmas 75, he was attacked by gunmen who fired in the air and took his car with everything in it. Following the attack, it was reported that Wendell Theodore who was unharmed by the incident, was troubled emotionally and visibly agitated.
Here is a picture of Ernst Jeudy, Candidate for Deputy in Delmas.
Ernst Jeudy, ending up in second place during first-round voting, has been exposed as a former drug dealer. In 1987 a half pound of cocaine was discovered in his bag at Miami International Airport. Political observers say he should be disqualified from participating any further in elections.
The bigger issue is PEC should be conducting background checks on all candidates. Pundits say many politicians with arrest records have been elected to office only to raid government coffers.