Here is a picture of Dweynie Esther Paul, elected as New York State civil court judge.
Attorney Dweynie Paul, a resident of Bedford Stuyvesant Community in Brooklyn was born in Queens, New York to Haitian parents. With her passion for justice since her childhood days, she pursued a career in law and public service at Middlesex University in London within its British Legal System Program and interned with the Labor Political Party; she had another internship with the Honorable Daniel Lewis of the Criminal Supreme Court in Queens County, obtained a Master's Degree in Public Policy under the Stony Brook's Graduate Program and received a Juris Doctorate Degree from George Washington University Law School in Washington D.C. On November 4, this daughter of Haitian immigrants made history by becoming the first Haitian American to be elected as a New York State civil court judge. She won the election unopposed and became the judge of the civil court of "Kings" (Brooklyn).
Here is a picture of Carvez Jean who was sworn in, as new Government Commissioner at the Court of Appeals
On Monday, April 20, 2015, the judge Carvez Jean was sworn in by Judge Durin Duret Junior, assisted by two judges Dufresne Guillaume and Marie Jocelyne Casimir, as the new Government Commissioner at the Court of Appeals of Port-au-Prince. The new Commissioner will replace the retiring Government Commissioner Raphael Jean-Baptiste. Judge Carvez Jean started his career as a judge of Peace in Saint-Marc then Miragoâne and Petionville and then became the Deputy Government Commissioner near the TPI of Saint-Marc and Port-au-Prince and had acted as a substitute Government Commissioner at the Court of Appeal of Port-au-Prince. He was welcomed by Mr. Frantz Poteau, the Representative of the Public Ministry. During the occasion, many stakeholders present in the ceremony mentioned Mr. Jean's glorious twenty years of service in the Haitian judiciary. Judge Durin Duret Junior expressed his hope that judge Jeans would once again bring honor to the judiciary system with his new responsibility. Judge Carves Jean had promised to honor the responsibility entrusted upon him.
Here is a picture of Judge Raymond Jean-Michel.
Judge Raymond Jean-Michel Implicated in Several Controversial Cases
Judge Raymond Jean-Michel, the Dean of the Civil Court of Port-au-Prince, is never new to controversy. He was responsible for assigning the case of kidnapper and drug trafficker Sonson Lafamilia to an embattled judge Lamarre Belzaire who released Sonson Lafamilia and Renel Nelfort on grounds of insufficient evidence. The two persons released were known hardcore criminals involved in many cases of kidnapping, money laundering, sequestration, illicit drug trafficking, murder and criminal conspiracy. Magistrate Belizaire is a lone fighter of justice who has always remained under tremendous pressure and constant threats from every camp. Once he was considered extremely aligned with the Martelly administration, but, however, he earned their ire too through some of his unbiased decisions. When he issued a travel ban against the former President Jean Bertrand Aristide and some of his closest allies and many from the closest allies of the current President Martelly and former Prime Minister Lamothe, his residence was heavily sprayed with bullets by unknown individuals.
The Dean of the Civil Court Jean-Michel is also responsible to drive the late Judge Jean Serge Joseph at the law offices of Gary Lissade to a meeting with President Martelly, Minister of Justice Jean Renel Sanon and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe where the judge was heavily threatened to stop the continuation of a case against the presidential family involving First Lady Sophia Martelly and her son Oliver Martelly on charges of corruption, embezzlement, and usurpation of titles. The judge was so threatened there, he became a totally panicked and broken man. He died of a massive brain hemorrhage on the third day, July 13, 2013. The autopsy report of his body was never released to the public.
On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, the CSJP has removed Judge Raymond Jean-Michel from his seat of the Dean of the Civil Court of Port-au-Prince for his alleged involvement in the Woodly "Sonson Lafamilia" Etheart release trial. After the hearing of the CSJP, Judge Raymond has acknowledged his fault. In an interview with Le Nouvelliste, the CSPJ Councilor Dilia Lemaire has told, we have heard his explanation, now his fate is under consideration of the Supreme Council.
On this Monday, March 9th, 2015, in a Ceremonial Oath Me. Jules Cantave was installed as the new President of the Court of Cassation and the Supreme Council. He was nominated to fill the position vacated by Judge Arnel Alexis
(Me. Jules Cantave, Président de la Cour de Cassation et du CSPJ)
On March 9, 2015, Mr. Jules Cantave has sworn in as the new president of the Supreme Court and the High Council of the Judiciary (Supreme Council) in place of much maligned Mr. Anel Alexis Joseph, who was forced to resign in last January. Mr. Jules Cantave, while taking this great responsibility for the country, has promised to do everything to make the system a truly independent and neutral judiciary. He has sworn to enforce the laws in force to deliver an impartial distribution of justice and prove himself a worthy and loyal magistrate. He believes that the esteemed responsibility which he has been entrusted is the reward of his 33 long years of service in the judiciary.
Here is a picture of Minister of Justice in Haiti, Mr. Pierre-Richard Casimir and forty judges making 5th promotion of EMA
Recently on 6th February, the Minister of Justice and Public Security (MSPJ) Pierre-Richard Casimir in the presence of other important government officials at a meeting with the graduates of the 5th class of the School of Magistrates (EMA), has announced the names of the forty graduate magistrates as new judges qualified for the appointment. The minister explained the responsibilities of their coveted posts and informed that their appointment will begin March 1, 2015 onwards. The forty graduate magistrates who received the promotion orders as judges on this occasion would receive certificates containing favorable comments on merits from the superiors. Earlier, before President Martelly came to the power, there were only 20 numbers of judges who could qualify from EMA for appointment. President Martelly raised the number to 40.
Here is a picture of Miami-Dade County Court Judge Fred Seraphin.
Fred Seraphin's Roots Deep in the Miami-Dade Community
Fred Seraphin, selected by Governor Bush, became county court judge in Miami-Dade in 2001, the first Haitian honored. After earning his law degree he worked as assistant public defender in Miami-Dade for a decade, interspersed with a stint in private practice.
Seraphin is a community builder: co-chairman at Haitian Families Neighborhood Resource Center. He also mentors in the Big Brother, Big Sisters program.
In 2001, the Haitian Lawyers Association bestowed its Humanitarian Award on him.
Here is a picture of the new Mayor of North Miami Introduction Ceremony. This took place in North Miami City Hall
Mayor of North Miami Joseph Smith Introduction Ceremony
It is hoped that, following the introduction ceremony for Mayor-elect of North Miami Dr. Joseph Smith, he will be able to rebrand the image of North Miami after the 'bad leadership' attested to by former challenger and one-time mayor, Kevin Burns. Burns was undoubtedly referring to Mayor Smith's predecessors Andre Pierre, who during his time referred to the daughters of a councilman as prostitutes and issued police-like badges to his staff members, as well as ousted former mayor Lucy Tondreau, who was found in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme valuing $8 million.
PeopleAttorneys Newton Louis St Juste and Andre Michel wants an investigation to be conducted on the life style of Judge Lamarre Belizaire be conducted. They are inviting the government entity against corruption to check his finane.
According to Newton St Juste, Judge Lamarren Belizaire has a lifestyle tha his his earning does not support. The Judge is currently in the process of building two apartment complex in Port-au-Prince and Petion-Ville
Also we have learned that the wife of Judge Lamarre Belizaire, Marie Denise Pierre Belizaire, has been nominated as Agent at the Haitian consulate in New York on July 14, 2014
According to Attorney St Juste, Judge Lamarre belizaire doesn't make more than $1,065.00 a Month or $12,540 a year. In the mean time, the judge is currently in the process of building two complex Apartments. So far, for these buildings that are not even half way built, an estimated $500,000 has been spent on them. If the figures provided by Attorney Newton st Juste are correct, the amount already spent on these two apartment complexes represents close to 40 time his annual salary.
According tp St. Juste, a complaint was filed at UCREF and ULCC to have them conduct an investigation of this situation.
Pawol Pale, Pawol Kompran
Avoka Newton St Juste et Andre Michel vle mete Met Lamrre belizaire nan kouri oui. Yo di ke Jij la ape bati de Apatman nan Port-au-Prince ak Petion-Vill kote li deja depanse $500,00 Amerikin nan yo. Cepandan Avoka yo di ke Jij la ap touche selman $12,540 pa anne nan travay li.
Avoka yo fè konnin anka ke madam jij la, Marie Denise Pierre Belizaire, fek jwin yon travay nan Konsila Ayisyen-a nan New York.
Yo ta rinmin konnin kote Jij la trouve tout lajan sa pou li ape bati de apatman an minm tan
Senate Special Committee has found that there was in fact a meeting between magistrate Jean-Serge Joseph, President Michel Martelly, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and Minister of Justice Jean-Renel Sanon before his death.
In addition, the Committee recommends among other things that an indictment procedure is put in place to confront President Michel Martelly, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and Minister of Justice Jean-Renel Sanon. All three are accused for having lied to the nation and to the commission during this investigation.
According to the Newspaper "The Nouvelliste", the Senate Special Committee found that the meeting took place on July 11, 2013, in the office of Mr. Garry Lissade.
Judge Jean Serge Joseph has died from a stroke it was recently learned. Before his death, the Martelly-Lamothe administration had pressured him to stop investigating First Lady Sophia on charges of misappropriating government funds for personal use.
His death is timely in that continuing to pursue the First Lady he ran the risk of being assassinated by Martelly-Lamothe operatives.