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Emeline Michel at the White House for Caribbean-American Heritage Month

Emeline Michel at the White House for Caribbean-American Heritage Month

Here is a picture of the Haitian superstar Emeline Michel at the WhiteHouse for the 2016 Caribbean-American Heritage Month

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Natcom, Marriot and Digicel buildings hit by 13 gunshots

Natcom, Marriot and Digicel buildings hit by 13 gunshots

Here is a picture of the three buildings that have been hit with gunshots. They are Natcom, Marriot and Digicel buildings hit by 13 gunshots

The insecurity continues to show its head in Haiti and nothing or no one can feel secure in this country. We have pictures to demonstrate that some of the biggest businesses in the country have now been targeted.

Natcom, Marriot and Digicel buildings are now the lats victims of the unsecurity as it was confirmed that these three building were have been hit with bullets. A total of 13 bullet holes have been documented; some of which shattered windows of the buildings

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Jude Celestin confirming participation for October 9 presidential rerun

Jude Celestin confirming participation for October 9 presidential rerun

Here is Jude Celestin on this 21st of June, 2016 confirming his participation in the October 9 presidential rerun election in Haiti

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Francois Anick Joseph, became Ministry of the Interior and Territorial Communities

Francois Anick Joseph, became  Ministry of the Interior and Territorial Communities

Here is a picture of former Senator François Anick Joseph who became Ministry of the Interior and Territorial Communities.

In a circular note dated April 1, 2016, by the General Directorate of the Ministry of Interior and Territorial Communities (MICT), the executives and the other employees of the department were informed that Mr. François Anick Joseph (born December 23, 1961) will be installed as the new minister of the Ministry of the Interior & Territorial Communities. His installation took place on the same afternoon. The portfolio of this ministry was earlier given to Pierrot Delienne, temporarily, along with his Ministry of Foreign and Religious Affairs on March 28, 2016. François Anick, a member of the ALTENATIV political party is a teacher by profession. We might remember that, following the chaotic August 9 election, then Senator Anick Joseph from Artibonite, on behalf of a joint committee, demanded the arrest of the President of CEP, Pierre Louis Opont. He accused Opont of misusing the $38 million election fund, which he received on behalf of the State, but he led the country to a dead end.

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Inauguration of the square Hugo Chavez

Inauguration of the square Hugo Chavez

Here is a picture of the square Hugo Chavez inaugurated on March 31, 2016. It is located not far from the Toussaint Louverture International Airport.

On Thursday, March 31, the new Haitian Prime Minister Enex Jean-Charles, in the presence of the Minister of Culture and Communication, Marcus Aurelius Garcia, the Minister of Environment Mr. Simon Dieuseul Desras inaugurated the Square Hugo Chavez near the Toussaint Louverture International Airport. The Head of Government on behalf of the President of the Republic, Jocelerme Privert, paid tribute to the contributions of the Venezuelan Government especially mentioning the benefits under the PetroCaribe program that Haiti receives and Venezuelan assistance in the reconstruction process of Haiti. He also mentioned about the historic ties between the two countries. Mr. Aristóbulo Istúris Almeida, the Executive Vice President of Venezuela who had travelled to Haiti for this inauguration, reminded Haiti's contribution to Venezuela's independence. When Simón Bolívar was expelled from Jamaica, he received help from the Haitian government under Alexandre Pétion for his military campaigns. As per Vice President Almeida's statement, President Hugo Chavez used to mention that the debt of Venezuela to Haiti is priceless.

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Guy Didier Hyppolite installed as Minister of Tourism and Creative Industry

Guy Didier Hyppolite installed as Minister of Tourism and Creative Industry

Here is a picture of Mr. Guy Didier Hyppolite who was installed as Minister of Tourism and Creative Industrie.

Guy Didier Hyppolite, prior to this appointment, was the Vice President of the Tourism Association of Haiti (ATH). The new Minister of Tourism was installed by his counterpart from the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Yves Romain Bastien, because Romain Bastien, as the Minister of Finance has a special interest in the tourism sector and he believes that unless the country is freed from the political unrest, there would be no development and economic contribution through this sector.

Mr. Camille Junior Edouard, a hard core critic of the former President Martelly has been appointed as the new Minister of Justice & Public Security in the cabinet of Prime Minister Enex Jean-Charles, replacing Florence Élie, (former wife of René Préval, both Aristidienne and Prévalienne). Mr. Camille Junior Edouard is a former member of the Cabinet of Prime Minister Garry Conille and former Coordinator of the National Commission for the Fight against Drugs (CONALD). As the new minister, he was chosen at the last moment by the ombudsperson. The new Prime Minister mentioned his name as one of his brightest students at the Faculty of Law and Economic Sciences of the UEH. The Prime Minister is confident that the talent of the new Minister of Justice would contribute immensely towards the benefit of the nation. During his speech for the occasion, Camille Edouard junior said, he will lead fight against criminals of all kinds.

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Camille Junior Edouard the new Minister of Justice and Public Security.

Camille Junior Edouard the new Minister of Justice and Public Security.

Here is a picture of Me Camille Junior Edouard, the new Minister of Justice and Public Security.

On the evening of March 24, 2016, to receive his vote of confidence on his general policy in the Senate, the new Prime Minister Enex Jean-Charles released a list of his cabinet members, 24 hours before its publication in the official newspaper "Le Moniteur". The new cabinet is composed of 18 ministries, which would be managed by 15 ministers who have sworn in as part of the country's interim government. The 15-member cabinet proposed by Enex Jean-Charles was approved in both the senate and the lower chamber. Some of the important inclusions in the list are: Yves Romain Bastien, Minister of Economy and Finance; Guy Didier Hyppolite installed as Minister of Tourism and Creative Industry; and Me Camille Junior Edouard as the New Minister of Justice and Public Security.

During the installation of Me Camille Junior Edouard as the new Minister of Justice and Public Security, the new Prime Minister Enex Jean-Charles revealed that new minister Camille Junior was one of his most brilliant former students at the Faculty of Law and Economic Sciences of the UEH. The Prime Minister is confident that the talent of the new Minister of Justice would contribute immensely towards the benefit of the nation.

Camille Junior Edouard the New Minister of Justice and Public Security
On Monday, March 28, 2016, Guy Didier Hyppolite was installed as the Minister of Tourism and Creative Industries, replacing the outgoing Minister Stéphanie Villedrouin. Earlier to this appointment, Hyppolite was the Vice President of the Tourism Association of Haiti (ATH). As a new minister, he has said, under his leadership, the country will engage itself to regain its share of the tourism market. During his speech for the occasion, he praised the role played by his predecessor Ms. Stéphanie Villedrouin, because she managed the almost impossible challenge to put Haiti on the world tourist map. His Ministry would continue to promote the exquisiteness of Haiti as the ultimate tourist destination and create a solid infrastructure essential for sustainable development of this prime economic sector and assist operators and partners to grow. The Tourism Minister thanked the Interim President of the Republic, Jocelerme Privert and the Prime Minister, Mr. Enex Jean-Charles for bestowing their confidence on him.

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Mme Jessy C. PETIT-FRERE, Minister of commerce and Industry

Mme Jessy C. PETIT-FRERE, Minister of commerce and Industry

Here is a picture of Mme Jessy C. PETIT-FRÈRE, the new Minister of commerce and Industry in Haiti

On the same day, Mme. Jessy C. Petit-Frère, has been appointed as the Minister of Trade and Industry and Industry and Minister of Haitians Living Abroad. Mme. Jessy has said, the private business sector in the country is in big trouble. The State should understand their problems, because it is the engine of development and the essence of the country's growth. The terms of bank finance should be easier and more accessible to them. The legislation and regulatory measures of the country should meet the current practical needs. She joined her office on March 29, 2016, replacing the outgoing Minister, Mr. Jude Hervey Day.

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The Art of contracting with the Dead in Haiti

The Art of contracting with the Dead in Haiti

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

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Former Minister of Justice Louis Gary Lissade is dead

Former Minister of Justice Louis Gary Lissade is dead

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

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