Haitian investigators say president in ’embezzlement scheme’

A panel of judges on Friday accused Haitian President Jovenel Moise of being at the center of an “embezzlement scheme” that siphoned off Venezuelan aid money meant for fixing roads. Continue reading

Full PetroCaribe Funds Management Report Released

The PetroCaribe report released on May 31 shows there were significant weaknesses associated with the planning and implementation of the audit. According to the report, the CSCCA audited 77% of the total amounts voted by resolutions and transferred by the Office of Monetization of Development Assistance Programs (BMPAD) to the sectoral institutions for the implementation of the development projects.

In addition, documents were missing in most of the projects and contracts reviewed despite the dollar value of the investments involved. Continue reading

President part of a ‘misappropriation scheme,’ the Superior Court of Auditors said

President Jovenel Moïse has been accused of embezzling approximately $7 million from a 2014 road rehabilitation project as part of the petrocaribe funds. Moïse was then the head of the Agritrans company.

“The state of this stretch of road raises questions and shows that there is a huge gap between the amounts spent and the reality of the work that would have been done,” the judges said. Continue reading

Petroleum continues to be a threat in the country due to weak economy

Six oil companies including: Kimazou, Bandari Haiti SA, CapInvest, Dinasa and Sol Haiti mention that they don’t have enough financial resources to place orders for petroleum products on the market.

“We respect the government’s decision to subsidize fuels, but it is clear that this subsidy will no longer be funded by our industry,” the companies said as the seek the government to reimburse the accumulated debts because of the price subsidy of petroleum products. Continue reading

“Krik Krak” festival taking place from June 7 to June 9

The “Krik Krak” festival will take place in Les Cayes. From June 7 to June 9. Honorary guests include: Beethovas Obas and the Mabouya foot band. The festival seeks to raise awareness of keeping cultural traditions alive especially after the 2010 earthquake and the ongoing poverty and political unrest. Continue reading

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Hundreds Come Together In Haiti’s Capital To Denounce Violence Against Women

On May 26, hundreds of people took to the streets in Port-Au-Prince to protest against the recent gang-rape of two university students. The crowd, dressed in white, left the university campus where one of the recent victims of gang rape is currently studying, and walked to the city center, passing by the scene of the attack. Screaming loudly, as if to imitate the cries of victims, the march brought men and women together to demonstrate and voice their anger. Continue reading

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