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Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – Nov. 15

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Haitian Government commissioner forced to reconsider his decision

After various shocking reactions and intervention of lawyers, the government commissioner of Port-au-Prince Ocname Daméus ordered the release of the bank accounts of 36 companies after asking financial institutions to suspend all transactions with them, according to Radio Metropole. Continue reading

HAITI : Attempted mutiny at the national penitentiary

The strike of bailiffs, lawyers and clerks has had a big impact on the prisoners of National Penitentiary. On Monday, November 12, the prisoners demonstrated in their own way in their cell. They demand justice for those who have not yet seen a judge and refuse to feel abandoned, Le Nouvelliste reports. Continue reading

HAITI : Demonstrations planned for November 18, 2018 won’t be as peaceful last month’s

The opposition is preparing to take the streets on November 18, 2018 to demonstrate against the government and demand accountability for the PetroCaribe case. Organizers say that unlike the last protest, this one may not be as peaceful. Following this threat, the National Police of Haiti, assures that it will do its job which is to protect and serve, Le Nouvelliste writes. Continue reading

HAITI : Some parliamentarians opined on Moise Jean Charles

“To raise the black and red flag instead of blue and red is a serious violation of the Haitian constitution,” say Price Cyprien from Thomazeau and Clauvy Obas from Cayes / Iles-à-Vache.

“It’s a calculated political act, a provocation of the authorities,” say Beaudlain Noelsaint and Antonio Vericain.

Deputy Prinptemps Belizaire, fierce opponent of the power in place, condemns the action. However, he denounces a certain hypocrisy in this case, radio Tele Caraibes reports. Continue reading

HAITI : Former Minister of the Interior Réginald Delva is charged with firearms trafficking

Reginald Delva is charged with complicity in transnational crime, illicit trafficking in firearms, ammunition and criminal conspiracy. Investigations were carried out in Haiti and the United States in connection with the trafficking of a shipment of arms seized in September 2016 in Saint Marc.

The suppliers of these weapons, brothers Jimmy and Junior Joseph, were arrested in the United States. They are accused of illegally transporting arms to Haiti from the port of Palm Beach, according to Radio Metropole. 
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Nov. 15, 2018

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