Here is a picture of two former Prime Ministers Laurent Lamothe and Evans Paul. They were hit with travel ban along with 13 Ministers in the Michel Martelly government
As per the news report dated June 2, 2016, by order of Prosecutor Danton Leger, nine former Haitian electoral officials and 11 Cabinet ministers of former President Michel Martelly's administration have been forbidden to leave the country. The order came from the new Government Commissioner of Port-au-Prince Danton Leger, shortly after the release of Verification Commission's report recommending October's presidential first-round election conducted by the former Martelly administration should be "restart from zero" -- because, it was marred by serious irregularities, grave inconsistencies, and massive fraud; only 9% of the total vote cast has been found to be valid. The violation of the Act and commitment of fraud was masterminded at a "high level". The names of two Prime Ministers of Martelly administration Laurent Lamothe and Evans Paul were found on the lists, forbidden to leave the country. As per Justice Minister Camille Junior Edouard, the interim government had nothing to do with the prosecutor's decision. Prosecutor Leger did not respond to a request for comment.
Here is a picture of Former Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe submitted documents to the Senate for ratification.
In March 2012, Laurent Lamothe, then Minister of Foreign Affairs and Religious Affairs, following his resignation from the ministry, and as a Prime Minister-designate, submitted his documents to a Special Commission in the Senate of the Republic to facilitate the inquiry on the nationality of the members of the Government. Some of his critics had alleged that Lamothe had not paid his taxes and he did not fulfill the residential status in Haiti to become eligible for Prime Minister. In a letter to Simon Dieuseul Desras, the President of the Senate, Lamothe stated that he had submitted 14 documents in connection with the ratification of a Prime Minister. The documents were: 3 Birth Certificates (self, parents and grandparents; Copy of National Identity Card (CIN); Copy of his tax registration card (NIF); Proof of residence for last 5 years issued by the Municipality concerned; Copy of a title or certificate of practice of a profession or industry in Haiti; Tax clearance (final statement of taxation); Police record issued by the Central Directorate of Judicial Police (DCPJ) / Courthouse; Curriculum vitae; All valid and expired passports used during his trips abroad; Haitian nationality certificate issued by the Directorate of Immigration and Emigration; Proof of abandonment of all activities incompatible with the position of Prime Minister; and all other necessary documents not listed in this list.
Here is a picture of Jocelerme Privert and Laurent Lamothe.
The installation of Privert as an interim president was an unprecedented event; it happened without any protocol. Nobody was sure about the identity with which Privert was present then in the Assembly, whether he was there as a senator, or a candidate or the President of the Assembly.
Jocelerme Privert was an adviser to former President René Préval. With his expertise and contribution on Haiti's most important relationship with Venezuela, he earned a nickname "Mr. PetroCaribe". His proficiency on tax systems and profound understanding of the State administration, stand both on academic knowledge and great practical experience. However, he does not possess good knowledge of the laws. On April 4, 2004, Privert was falsely accused of involvement in the La Scierie massacre in Saint-Marc and was imprisoned for 26 months, but quietly, he has been able to remake his image.
With his new responsibility, Privert's main challenge will be to find a consensus on the aspiring participants, because most of the opposition political parties are demanding complete cancellation of the October 25, 2015 election. They are not even happy with his selection. He has to find out a consensus prime minister and government who will need to help him constitute a credible nine-member electoral council.
Privert has taken took oath as the provisional President of Haiti on the night of February 13 to 14, 2016, and has promised that he will do his best to conduct the new election as soon as possible.
Mèsi paske ou te mande men Ansyen Premye Minis ayisyen Laurent Lamothe anfòm. Li si tèlman anfòm ke li jis louvri yon lòt konpayi. Se yon òganizasyon ki nonmen "Laurent Salvador Lamothe Inisyativ Mondyal" (LSLWI) ak objektif pou ede peyi émergentes yo ak gouvènman yo nan tout mond lan pou yo reyisi sosyalman ak ekonomikman. LSLWI ki se yon òganizasyon konsiltasyon ap ede gouvènman sa yo rezoud pwoblèm pwòp yo, epi founi yo bon solisyon pou sitiyasyon espesifik yo.
An konklizyon, sèvis sa yo ke ansyen Premye Minis Laurent Lamothe pa te kapab bay gouvènman ayisyen an, li pral eseye bay lòt moun ki ka konprann valè yo
New consulting firm by Laurent Lamothe to help Government all over the world
Thank you for asking but Former Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe is doing just fine. He is currently doing so well that he just opened another company. It is an organization named "The Laurent Salvador Lamothe World Initiative" (LSLWI) with the objective to help emerging countries and their governments all over the world to succeed socially and economically. LSLWI which is a consulting organization will help these governments solve their own problems and provide them with adequate solutions for their specific situation.
In conclusion, the services that former Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe was unable to the Haitian government, he will attempt to provide it to others who may understand its value
This famous quote " TOUT MOUN JWENN" was stated by Haitian Senator Jean Hector ANACACIS in a Radio Station in the Haitian Capital. According to the Senator, Laurent Lamothe paid all members of the Legislative branch in order to receive a favorable vote to become Prime Minister of Haiti.
Prior to the vote to ratify Laurent Lamothe as Prime Minister, many members of both houses took the position that they would not vote to ratify this nomination on the ground that Lamothe was not qualified to become Prime Minister. many cited that he did not meet the citizenship and residency requirement. However, the actual vote reflected something totally different than those prior positions
Following the votes, Senator Jean Hector ANACACIS admitted that all members of the legislative branch were given money or they receive favors in order to vote for the nomination of Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe. In another way, according to the Senator of West" TOUT MOUN JWENN", or everyone received something for their vote. Some rumors estimated that Laurent Lamothe gave each senator $400,000 us, while others had friends and relatives nominated in various position in the Haitian diplomacy.
Here is a picture taken on June 8th 2015 during a Press Conference at The Little Haïti Cultural Center where candidate, Laurent Lamothe, held a town hall to inform the Haitian Diaspora in Miami about the "injustice" that the Departmental Bureau of Electoral Disputes (BCED) did to him.
Recently on June 8, 2015, one of the presumptive presidential candidates, Laurent Lamothe during a Press Conference in the town hall at Little Haïti Cultural Center has told the Haitian diaspora about how he became a victim of the Departmental Bureau of Electoral Disputes (BCED)'s injustice and expelled discriminatorily from the presidential run because he could not produce a 'certificate de décharge'. He has urged the Haitians living abroad to play a greater active role in reshaping the developments of the country with their influences on political, social and economic fronts. During the meeting, he has advocated for their rights to vote in the next election. According to him, Haitian diaspora contribute for about $2 billion per year, which is very significant for the Haitian economy. It would be a great injustice if we welcome their money, but not their knowledge, their expertise and their will and their right to be significantly involved in the political life in their country,
The CEP ruled Lamothe lacked the required discharge document in order to run as a candidate in the next presidential election in Haiti
On June 3rd, the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) has announced its decision to bar the presidential candidacy of the former Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe on the ground that he lacked required discharge which he was required to submit under the electoral law to affirm that that he did not misused any government funds. However, the fact is that Lamothe could not provide that 'discharge' due to a defunct parliament and President Martelly has announced that he would not grant discharges for anyone by decree. Lamothe has always maintained that he should be allowed to run without a discharge by the CSCCA, because independent auditors have cleared him of financial mismanagement. The decision of CEP appears to be unfairly discriminatory because there are other candidates like Lamothe, who were never called for to submit any 'discharge' (for example, Thierry Mayard-Paul, Duly Brutus and Mario Andersol), but were allowed to proceed for the contest.
Here is a picture of former Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe with Stanley Lucas and Ralph Théano. The Former Prime Minister was registered at the CEP by the other two without his consent. He himself learned the news from a cousin who contacted him from new York to give him the information
Theano reputation salvaged: Lamothe will run for President
Minister Theano has gone on record to say the audio leak of recent days has been tampered with. It is not true that ex-Prime Minister Lamothe--as he has been purported to have said--had no knowledge of being pre-registered for the upcoming elections by Theano.
The act of sabotage was exposed when Lamothe showed up at the Departmental Electoral Office to file as a candidate for president with Peyizan political party.
The candidacy of Laurent Lamothe, Jovenel Moïse, Jean-Henry Céant, Kesler Dalmacy and Edwin Zenny have one thing in common. Their candidacy to run in the next election have been contested for various reasons. For former Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe the issue of discharge has returned since his registration to participate. For Kesler Dalmacy, his residency requirement is questionable. The allegations on Jovenel Moïse, Jean-Henry Céant and Edwin Zenny are even more serious; while some people are questioning the source or sources of the money for Jovenel Moïse, Jean-Henry Céant was heavily involved in the destruction of houses in the downtown area Port-au-Prince. Edwin Zenny for his part is being challenged for alleged involvement in auto theft and drug trafficking
Haiti is an impoverished nation which is struggling to recover from a number of hurdles like devastating earthquake, a major cholera epidemic and chaotic political instability these might seem great challenges, but no less than 70 presidential candidates believe they are the best for the job. However, out of the total 70 candidates, the candidacies of 5 contestants have been doubtful as they are questionable. The candidacies of Laurent Lamothe, Jovenel Moïse, Jean-Henry Céant, Kesler Dalmacy and Edwin Zenny have been challenged for various reasons. The candidates with their respective reasons for contesting are: (1) Laurent Lamothe could not submit a certificate issued by the Superior Court of Auditors and Administrative Disputes (CSCCA) that he has not mismanaged public funds. (2) Jovenel Moïse, could not disclose the sources of his candidacy fund, (3) Jean-Henry Céant, a notary, for his involvement in the destruction of houses in the downtown area Port-au-Prince; (4) Kesler Dalmacy, his eligibility based on residential status is questionable; and (5) Edwin Zenny, is contesting against charges of drug trafficking and vehicle theft.
Former Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe as well as the general public will not have to wait too long to see whether or not his candidacy for the presidency is serious. BED Ouest does not want to waist any time. The Secretary-Tresurer of BED West, Luther Eugène, just announced that the hearing for those challenging the candidacy of Laurent Lamothe will begin Monday, May 25, 2015.
It was the responsibility of the Haitian Parliament to decide whether the submission of discharge certificate issued by the Superior Court of Auditors and Administrative Disputes (CSCCA) is mandatory to allow former ministers to compete in elections. However, the former Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, one important presumptive candidate for the presidential contest, could not provide that because of a defunct parliament. That could not stop the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) to decide unilaterally, barring him contesting the presidential election when they received the petition filed by Jean Nazaire Thidé, Coordinator of the party of radical opposition "JISTIS", challenging Lamothe's candidacy. A part of the common citizen believes this act of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) is usurping. It is neither the right of President Michel Martelly, the Superior Court of Auditors or the electoral council to give an up or down vote on "discharge certificates". The Haitian people should be allowed to decide on the issue of discharges via their votes, on the election day.
What do you think the result will be?
Will Prime Minister Lamothe "Pran Kanet"?