Former Electric Company Exec. Accused Of Stealing Millions Ordered Back to Haiti

SOGENER’s former vice-president Dimitri Vorbe. Dimitri Vorbe’s Facebook Images

A judge in Haiti has ordered Dimitri Vorbe to return from the U.S. to respond to accusations that he was part of a group that pocketed tens of millions of dollars from the Haitian government.

Vorbe, 46, is the former vice president of a electricity company, SOGENER. He was accused of stealing the funds given to him by the Haitian government instead of using the money to provide electricity.

Vorbe has been living in the United States illegally for more than six months, sources told Gazette Haiti. Port-au-Prince’s commissioner Ducarmel Gabriel wrote in a letter that documents were sent to American immigration officials, which includes a copy of Vorbe’s passport and an arrest warrant. Continue reading

New Dominican President Luis Abinader Said Relationship with Haiti is Important

Dominican Republic’s president Luis Abinader. Photo courtesy of Le Nouvelliste

Luis Abinader, the Dominican Republic’s new president, touched on how crucial his country’s relationship with Haiti is in a speech on Sunday. Abinader said for the relationship to be successful both countries must be committed.

“We are aware that the success of this relationship depends on the active, consistent and persevering presence of the two States,” Abinader said. “From there, we must continue to strengthen our instruments to become good neighbors, promote the integral development of the border, and design an effective security policy to help the well-being of the two nations.” Continue reading

Four Arrested, 651 Kilos Of Marijuana Seized Near Les Cayes

Four men were arrested for transporting 651.20 kilograms of marijuana on a boat in Les Cayes. Photo courtesy of Juno7

Four men were arrested on suspicion of transporting at least 651 kilograms of marijuana via Les Cayes bay in the southern department. The men were intercepted on a boat heading toward Jamaica during a police sting.

Police identified the suspects as Jamaican nationals Simory Burnett, Ricardo Donald Richards and Germaine Dailey, and Haitian Marc Antoine Dorcin.
The arrest was part of PNH (Haiti’s National Police) operation Terminator 1, a new effort to to stop criminal activities in the country, mainly gang shootings. Continue reading

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Onz Chery is a Haiti correspondent for The Haitian Times. Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and Elite Sports New York before joining The Haitian Times in 2019.

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