This Saturday, April 16, 2016 many personalities of the Haitian media was present at the inauguration of Maison Kreyol in the city of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. The new Haitian restaurant in Santo Domingo opened during Diaspora Week.
It is primarily a Haitian restaurant which is considered to be the first of its kind in the neighboring country. It is already predicted to become a success for the Haitian community living in the Dominican Republic as the new Maison Kreyol will be a central location for Haitians either living or visiting the Dominican Republic.
In just a few weeks in his position, the new Government Commissioner Danton Léger is creating problem for some members of the Martelly government.
After issuing a travel ban to Marc Antoine Acra and Alix Célestin, he then targeted the former Minister of Economy and Finance Wilson Laleau, the son of the president, Olivier Martelly, the former adviser and close friend of Michel Martelly, Ronald (Roro) Nelson
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 of Moloskot in Miami at Little Haiti Cultural Center in March 2016 during a presentation of Presidential candidate Jovenel Moise.
The radio host Laventure Ernest Edouard is better known by the name Moloskot. In May 2013, this acolyte of former Haitian President Martelly was accused by the director of the General Administration of Customs (GAC), Fresnel Jean-Baptiste, in theft charges of securities and criminal conspiracy. As per Radio Kiskeya sources, he distributed fake official badges as well as arms to a group of custom employees. However, in an interview on the radio Scoop FM, Moloskot said he was betrayed. Because, he was employed by the President to do a specific job, but does not understand how everything went wrong. Recently, in March 2016, at Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami, he was present during a presentation of Martelly's of Presidential candidate Jovenel Moise.
Here is a picture of former CEP member, Pierre Richard Duchemin. On Sunday, March 6, 2016, following a road accident on National 2, near Leogane, Pierre Richard Duchemin was pronounced dead.
On Sunday, March 6, 2016, the former election adviser, Pierre Richard Duchemin, died following a traffic accident occurred on the highway # 2, up to Leogane. He was traveling in a car with the son of a former councilor. We might remember that about ten years ago he suffered a terrible car accident, in the same locality. That accident cost him a broken femur, broken knee and fractured pelvis. He was a representative of the Haitian Catholic Church in the CEP (Provisional Electoral Council), joined on February 6, 2005. He joined as a CEP member, replacing Julien Roselaure who held the position as the President of the CEP.
Here is a picture of Mia Love as she is meeting the Haitian Community in North Miami.
Ludmya Bourdeau "Mia" Love is an American politician, the first Haitian American and the first black female Republican in Congress. This U.S Representative from Utah is the first African American to be elected to Congress from Utah. Her parents emigrated together from Haiti in 1973, two years before her birth. On Saturday, March 12, 2016, despite her busy political schedule, she took time out to meet a group of Haitian-American professionals at a breakfast reception organized by the Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida (HACCOF) at Moca Café, in North Miami. Mia came to Miami on an election campaign of Sunshine State for GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubi. The meeting was the result of Mia's 6-month old commitment to the Chamber's Chairman, Jeff Lozama. Mia made the commitment when they met for the first time in Washington, D.C. in last September. In his opening speech, Mr. Lozama made it clear that Ms. Love was present in the meeting for non-political reasons-- to hold open minded talks with her Haitian compatriots. The meeting was a success to certain degrees, because many important Haitian-Americans were absent in the meeting. One reason for their absenteeism could be that Haitian-Americans are politically more inclined to the Democratic Party.
Here is a picture of the new Central Director of the Administrative Policer, Michel-Ange Gédéon who was installed on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016.
On February 29, 2016, Michel-Ange Gédéon, the Divisional Commissioner and former head of the West Departmental Office (DDO) has been installed as the Inspector General of the National Police of Haiti (PNH). He will hold his office at the Central Directorate of Administrative Police (DCPA), one of the most important bodies of the National Police of Haiti (PNH), by replacing the former Inspector General, Destorel Germain, who had held the post for the past ten years. The installation ceremony of the new Inspector General Michel-Ange Gédéon was attended by many institutional executives. The new Inspector General, in a note of thanks, thanked the Director General of the PNH to select him for the honorable role and expressed his commitment to fulfill his entrusted mission.
Here is a picture of the ceremony for the removal of presidential sash from President Michel Martelly.
On Sunday, February 7, 2016, Michel Martelly made his farewell speech to the nation as he left his office without any replacement. His day of departure coincidentally became the first day of Port-au-Prince's annual three-day Carnival celebration, which was called off as violent protests erupted in many places. It was as well as the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Duvalier dictatorship. Martelly left the country in the hands of a disputed interim government amid one of the worst political crises in recent years-- and without a president. However, an agreement for a transitional government was reached just twenty two hours before Martelly left his office. To symbolize his departure, Martelly returned the presidential sash to the National Assembly by handing it over to the then National Assembly President Jocelerme Privert.
Here is a picture of Jocelerme Privert on the night of February 13 to 14, 2016 taking the oath of office as new Provisional President of Haiti.
On 14 February 2016, Jocelerme Privert (February 1, 1954) was elected by the Haitian politicians as the interim Haitian President to fill the vacuum after departure of former President Michel Martelly on February 7, 2016. His other contenders for the post were Edgard Leblanc Fils and Dejean Bélizaire. Privert received 77 votes (13 Senate + 64 Lower House) to defeat Leblanc with 56 votes (10 + 46) *. Bélizaire received only 2 votes. On February 14, the parliament of Haiti met in the National Assembly and elected Jocelerme Privert as the interim president.
Earlier, before the departure of Martelly, an agreement was signed with the proposition that the interim President will hold his office for 120 days and remain responsible to organize the overdue presidential election on April 24, 2016 and install a new President on May 14, 2016. Overruling the Haitian constitution on deals between the executive and legislature, the agreement was signed by Martelly, Privert, and the Speaker of the House and it was brokered by the OAS members.
Legliz Dame Marie, Jeremie te boule yè swa. Dapre moun ki te prezan, plizyè kay nan zòn nan te boule tou. Kòz dife an pa ankò di, moun yo sispèk ke li te kapab koze pa chandèl ki te limin nan Legliz la.
The church was burned last night. According to the people who were present, several homes in the area were burned as well. The cause of the fire is not yet known but some suspected that it could have been caused by candle turned on by some of those in the crowd