Jonas Coffy accused Former P. M. Evans Paul as being behind recent increase in insecurity in Haiti. "Was it not the weakness of the Haitian justice, a citizen like Evans Paul would have been behind bars a long time ago", said the Director of the Ministry Social Affairs Jonas Coffy reacting about PM's coded statement
"konpoze or dekonpoze"
On Sunday, July 26, 2016, Jonas Coffy, the spokesman of Jocelerme Privert and the Director of the Ministry Social Affairs, on a program on "public interest" in Radio Kiskeya has accused former Prime Minister Evans Paul for his role behind the rising insecurity in the country and destabilizing the government. He has also accused the former Prime Minister for misappropriating public funds during his tenure as the Prime Minister. As per Coffy, it is a shame that our judicial system is so weak that it cannot keep people like Evans Paul behind the bars. Mr. Coffy was reacting to recent comments made by Evans Paul specifically his statement: "konpoze or dekonpoze" or "composed or decomposed" which many people believe to be a coded messages for promoting public violence. Evans Paul has described Coffy's accusation as, ridiculous and fanciful. He is considering filing a defamation suit against Coffy.
Robert Anglade, the owner of Hotel Jardins Sur Mer in the region Zanglais became the victim of a terrible crime. He was assassinated at his home on Thursday April 7, 2016, shot dead by an unknown individual.
These pictures are some spectacular views one can enjoy from the Hotel Jardins sur Merin Arquin. More than anything in the world, this location was considered to be a true paradize for Mr. Robert Anglad.
Before taking on his dream to open Hotel Jardins sur Mer, Robert Anglade was leaving in Canada. The hotel was reputable for offering a comfortable and relaxing atmospher to peole from all over the world. He was quite successful and contributed tremendously to the community of Zanglais d'Aquin. He was 74 years old
Here is a picture showing the status overcrowding at Haitian prisons.
As per MINUSTAH and the Institute for Criminal Policy Research statistics of December 2015, considering an estimated Haitian population of 10.78 million, prison population rate per 100,000 in the country is 102. Haiti has an official capacity of 2,431 inmates in its 17 prison systems; however, the number of 11,046 detainees translates the occupancy rate to 454.4%. The country boasts the worst overcrowding in the world. The prisoners rarely get any recreational time. They sleep, eat and live in about the space of one-quarter of a twin bed (0.4 square meter space) whereas the international recommended standard is 5.4 square meters of space. Some of the major reasons of overcrowding might be due to the snail-paced legal system, prolonged pre-trial detention (share of pre-trial detainees is 70.9% of the prison population), lack of qualified health personnel and insufficient budgetary allocations. Large numbers of the prison inmates spend more time in prison than the jail term they receive after trial.
Here is a picture of inspector Garry Desrosiers providing an update on the insecurity in Haiti.
As per the news report dated February 21, 2016, Garry Desrosiers, Inspector and the deputy spokesman of the PNH has warned all Haitian citizens to be careful with their love life. Now the kidnappers are using new strategies to commit acts of kidnapping. Some lady accomplices of the kidnappers would lure men with seductive acts and invite them home. However, instead of taking the person to the home, lead them to their accomplices and demand ransom for their release. We might remember that on November 26, 2015, Garry Desrosiers reported on the insecurity and attacks on the police personnel. Between 14 September and 20 November, 2015, at least a dozen police officers were killed and several others were wounded by bandit bullets. He had claimed that the police managed to put 55 bandits behind the bar by an operation named "Storm", who were responsible for the murders of police officers and religious people.
Haitian criminal can not be accused for lack of creativity. Here is an example where crime moves from seduction to Kidnapping,
Haitian kidnappers have innovated a new trick to deceive citizens for ransom. Some of their accomplices are girls, who seduce boys in the discotheques and propose them to go out with them. When the boys agree, the girls lead them to their accomplice kidnappers. Recently, on February 20, 2016, the Deputy Spokesman of National Police of Haiti Inspector Gary Desrosiers has alerted citizens to remain cautious of this new strategy used by the bandits of kidnapping rings. We might remember that Haiti successfully curbed its kidnapping rate in the early 2014 since the United Nations provided anti-kidnapping support led by Robert Arce, a veteran American cop and law enforcement consultant. Within a tight limited budget and a span of two years, Arce introduced cell phone log exploitation, community policing, and some cultural diplomacy to track criminals. Now, the criminals are innovating new ways to resurface again.
Here is a picture of Candidate Cesaire Cheristin Ferdinand who was shot dead in Petion-Ville
Cesaire Cheristin Ferdinand alias Mass Design, the well known radio host and a former candidate for deputy from St. Suzanne in the northeast Region, was killed by unknown gunmen on Monday, December 7, 2015 in Delmas 75. Cesaire Cheristin Ferdinand used to work for Radio planet Fm, and Radio scoop fm, radio RFM and Radio Kinanm (own station). According to his family sources, on the day of the shooting (December 7, 2015) Cesaire was home all day and taking rest. In the late afternoon, when someone called him on the phone, he came out. As he reached the parking lot, barely 500 feet from his home, two unidentified individuals shoot him from a close range. They took his car and fled the spot. He was brought dead to the Hospital Espoir in Delmas 75.
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 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.
Insecurity in Haiti
Although hundreds of thousands of U.S citizens safely visit Haiti each year, but as per Report dated December 4, 2014, the U.S Department of State has issued travel warning to U.S citizens traveling or living in Haiti on the following grounds: (a) lack of adequate emergency medical facilities, (b) weak emergency response infrastructure, and (c) to remain aware of the possibility of robbery, especially in the Port-au-Prince area and in particular soon after leaving the airport. The most frequently reported crimes against Americans in Port-au-Prince are aggravated assaults, kidnappings, and robberies. However, it is an established fact that the crime rate in Haiti is generally lower than many of its neighboring countries, although sometimes it is prevalent in earthquake survivor camps. Illegal drug trade often instigates crimes among Haitians, but foreigners also sometimes get victimized. It is a common allegation that the Haitian police are understaffed, poorly equipped and unable to respond to most calls for assistance. Many residents do not report assaults, rape, and other crime because of lingering, apathy, and corruption.