Haiti

Police SWAT team trainer murdered between Léogâne and Grand-Goâve

Haitian Police Intervention Group’s instructor Kadhafi Saphir was murdered. Photo credit: Juno7

Kadhafi Saphir, an instructor with the Haitian Police Intervention Group, was murdered at National Route Number 2, which is located between Léogâne and Grand-Goâve Wednesday.

Saphir’s attackers initially popped his vehicle’s tires. When the 46-year-old pulled over on the side of the road, they gunned him down.

In addition to training SWAT team members, Saphir was also a renowned karate coach. One of his students, Jean Joseph Reynold, won the top award for Kyokushinka stand-up fighting at the 2016 Mas Oyama Memorial Cup in Japan. Continue reading

Onz Chery

Onz Chery

Ralph 'Onz' Chery started his writing career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He also wrote for First Touch, Cosmopolitan Soccer League, and other local leagues. After graduating, Onz became one of ESNY's sports journalists then joined The Haitian Times.
Onz Chery
Sep. 04, 2020

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