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Déjean Victor, Owner of Pavillon Marquette in Montreal

Déjean Victor, Owner of Pavillon Marquette in Montreal

Victor Déjean, 58, a Canadian businessman of Haitian origin a resident of Toronto and his companion Maryland Don't, 42, a resident of Montreal have been arrested on suspicion charges for smuggling drugs from Haiti to Canada. They were arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) of Toronto and officers from the Police Service of the City of Montreal, followed by an investigation conducted by the Division of Federal and Airport Surveys (SEFA). A total of 4kg of cocaine was found with the suspects. Déjean Victor is the owner of Pavillon Marquette, a Medical Clinic, and also Cristina complex, which is a banquet center and a theater. He is a well known figure in the Haitian community in Montreal. Earlier on December 30, 2009, he was arrested with his brother Abel, for the same reasons in Port-au-Prince airport while they were waiting for a Canadian flight with a load of 2.35 kg cocaine. He was arrested by the Haitian police and was sent to the prison of Port-au-Prince. However, when the prison collapsed in the 2010 earthquake, he managed to escape home on an aircraft responsible to repatriate Canadian nationals.

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Déjean Victor, owner of Pavillon Marquette in Montreal, Arrested

Déjean Victor, owner of Pavillon Marquette in Montreal, Arrested

Here is a picture of Mr. Déjean Victor, owner of Pavillon Marquette in Montreal.

Victor Déjean, 58, a Canadian businessman of Haitian origin and one of his accomplices a Montreal resident Merlande Dont were arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) of Toronto and officers from the Police Service of the City of Montreal on a charge for smuggling drugs from Haiti to Canada. They were also accused of recruiting and using Canadian smugglers (carrier or mule). Their arrest was followed by an investigation conducted by the Division of Federal and Airport Surveys (SEFA) with the assistance of National Police of Haiti (PNH) which led to the arrest of several other suspects of Victor's gang. They were carrying a consignment of 4 kg of cocaine when arrested. Victor Déjean is a rich well known person in Montreal. He is the owner of Pavillon Marquette, a Medical Clinic, and Cristina complex, which includes a banquet hall and a theater. On an earlier occasion (30 December, 2009) Victor Déjean was arrested and imprisoned with his brother 'Abel' from Port-au Prince Airport while waiting for a Canadian flight with a load of 2.35 kg cocaine. But he escaped when the prison of Port-au Prince collapsed in the 2010 earthquake; he boarded an aircraft responsible to repatriate Canadian nationals.

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Dany Laferrière to enter The Grevin Museum of Montreal

Dany Laferrière to enter The Grevin Museum of Montreal

Here is a statue of the writer and Quebec screenwriter of Haitian origin, the academician Dany Laferrière as he is prepared to enter the Grevin Museum of Montreal.

Laferriere Sculpture latest Honor for Haitian-Canadian Writer

Haitian-Canadian novelist Dany Laferriere's likeness is being transformed into a sculpture piece for the Gavin Museum of Montreal to be installed in 2016.

Laferriere writes in French and published his first novel in 1985 "How to Make Love to a Negro without Getting Tired".

In 2013 he became a member of the Academie Francaise, and in 2014 was honored with the International Literature Award for the novel "The Return".

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La maison D'Haiti in Montreal, Canada

La maison D'Haiti in Montreal, Canada

This is the project to improve La maison D'Haiti in Montreal, Canada.

Located in Montreal, Canada, the La maison D'Haiti is a place that tries to facilitate the smooth integration of Haitian immigrants into Canadian society. Going above its call on January 12, 2010, the community center became the place where Haitians, anxious to hear news about the turmoil back home, gathered for news. Five years later, the day was remembered at the centre with a three-day ceremony entitled "Ayiti là! Histoires d'un tremblement de c"ur", which translated means, Haiti! Stories of a quake that shook our hearts.

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Haitian-Canadian Adonis Stevenson knocked out Dmitry Sukhotsky in fifth round

Haitian-Canadian Adonis Stevenson knocked out Dmitry Sukhotsky in fifth round

Here is a picture of the Haiti-born Canadian Adonis Stevenson as he knocked out Dmitry Sukhotsky in fifth round on December 19, 2014.

He was defending his WBC light-heavyweight title in Quebec City

Adonis Stevenson has done it again; though some may say it was an easy win against the Russian, Dmitry Sukhotsky, who was smaller and obviously a lesser fighter than the polished Haitian-Canadian boxer. The televised fight ended with Stevenson ranking up a 25-1 record with 21 knockouts, as his opponent was taken out with a knockout within the fifth round. The win also means that Stevenson will keep his WBC light-heavyweight title, which he earned after taking down Chad Dawson in 2013.

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Haitian promoter Ewald Etienne gunned down in Rivière-des-Prairies, Montreal

Haitian promoter Ewald Etienne gunned down in Rivière-des-Prairies, Montreal

Well-known Haitian promoter Ewald Etienne was found dead by Montreal police outside a home in Montreal on Thursday, December 18, 2014,

What is further speculated, is that the two men who contracted the debt left the country, leaving Mr. Etienne with the debt. He then filed a complaint with the authorities and was promptly threatened to withdraw it, but was unable to. Whether this is a viable lead remains unsaid by the police, but witnesses had described Etienne as being scared following the affair.

His death has been the third murder in the northeast region of Montreal within the last three weeks. It puts the yearly total just one homicide down from the 28 of 2013.

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Frantz St. Fleur suing real estate broker, police for Racial profiling in Toronto

Frantz St. Fleur suing real estate broker, police for Racial profiling in Toronto

Frantz St. Fleur a resident in Toronto Canada, wants to teach his real estate broker and the police they will never forget. He is currently suing them for racial profiling

Toronto man Frantz St. Fleur alleges he was a victim of racial profiling in the case of his April arrest for fraud after trying to cash a check at his long-time bank. St. Fleur went into the Scotiabank branch he'd used for ten years to cash what he says was a refund check of $9,000 for a condo deposit, as the development project had fallen through. He was questioned in a private office before being left there for the police to arrive and arrest him. St. Fleur now sues the police, his real estate broker, and the bank for $250,000.

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Michaëlle Jean, new secretary general of la Francophonie

Michaëlle Jean, new secretary general of la Francophonie

Here is a picture of Michaëlle Jean as she was elected new secretary general of la Francophonie.

A refugee from Haiti, Jean came to Canada in 1968. After graduation from university in Canada, she worked as a journalist and broadcaster for Radio-Canada and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation CBC.

Haiti's current UNESCO special envoy, the former governor-general of Canada, Michaëlle Jean, was named as the new secretary general of the French-speaking nation's union, la Francophonie.

In her assent to the post, she beat out others including the president of Burundi, a diplomat and writer from the Congo, and the premier of Mauritius. Before politics, Jean worked as a journalist on Canadian radio. Now, at 57 year-old, she will take the helm from former secretary general, president of Senegal,Abdou Diouf.

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Haitian Hockey Star, Anthony Duclair

Haitian Hockey Star, Anthony Duclair

Here is a picture pf Haitian Hockey Star Anthony Duclair

Hockey is a Canadian pastime, not so much for Haiti. However, one young man, born to Haitian parents, could become the first Haitian-born star in the National Hockey League. Last season alone, the Canadian winger, who is only 19 year-old and stands at 5 feet 11 inches, brought in impressive numbers for the Quebec Ramparts when in 59 games he brought in 50 goals and 49 assists.

Anthony Duclair joins the ranks of others of Haitian descent who are hockey players, such as Haitian-born Claude Vilgrain, however, he has the potential to be the brightest star yet.

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Michaëlle Jean, Candidate for Secretary General of the International Francophone Organisation

Michaëlle Jean, Candidate for Secretary General of the International Francophone Organisation

Francophone Solidarity will achieve Solutions to Global Issues

Michaelle Jean UNESCO Envoy to Haiti is a candidate for Secretary General of the International Francophone Organization. She attended the 69th UN General Assembly, meeting with foreign donors to talk about Haiti's reconstruction.

At "Every Woman, Every Child" initiative she spoke, saying "Our world is facing many challenges . . . as the outbreak of the Ebola virus reminds us . . . Together we can show what can be achieved when all wills are gathered" referring to the Francophone community.

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