185 dead in three months in Port-au-Prince includes 163 shot
The Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace, CE-JILAP, reported that 185 residents have died in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area between July and September. Among those deaths, 163 of them were fatally shot.
“There’s no security from the authorities,” said Jocelyne Colas Noël, CE-JILAP’s director.
During the entire year, 570 residents died, including 480 of whom were shot. Source
Kidnappers release entrepreneur after ransom paid
A young entrepreneur kidnapped Dec. 16 was set free early Sunday at Champ de Mars park in Port-au-Prince.
Byanka Gauthier’s family said they paid a ransom but didn’t mention how much. Gauthier was kidnapped as she was driving from a business meeting in Lathan Plaine, a neighborhood in Port-au-Prince. Her car was later found in Lilavois, Port-au-Prince Thursday. Source
Mass Konpa adds new singer to band
Musical band Mass Konpa announced on Thursday that it has a new singer, Baby Joe.
Gracia Delva, the star of the group, recently collaborated with Baby Joe on a song titled “Kounye a,” or Right Now in English, to introduce Baby Joe’s talent to the fans. Mass Konpa plans to release an album next year that features Baby Joe in at least three songs.
Baby Joe previously sang gospel music. Source