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Haiti President Michel Martelly. Photo credit: Georges H. Rouzier

Michel Martelly tests positive for COVID-19

Ex-Haiti President Michel Martelly. Georges H. Rouzier for The Haitian Times

Haiti’s ex-president and pop star Michel Martelly has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, his musical group Sweet Micky announced on Facebook Monday.

“Even though he is in good health, the popular singer wouldn’t want to put his collaborators, fans and public at risk,” the letter reads. 

The group also said it cancelled its year-end events. 

Haiti has been experiencing a sharp rise of confirmed coronavirus cases in December. The Ministry of Public Health announced 41 new confirmed cases as of Dec. 26, bringing the total number of cases to 9,999. To date, 236 residents have died from the virus.

Gang releases Florida senior pastor and daughter taken during Haiti trip

Elie Henry, the president of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church’s Inter-American Division, via Guyanachronicle.com.

Kidnappers released a senior pastor and his daughter Monday, four days after capturing the pair.

Elie Henry, president of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church’s Inter-American Division, was kidnapped along with his daughter Irma on Christmas Eve. They were visiting Haiti from Florida.

Ti Lapli, a G9 Family and Allies gang leader, allegedly orchestrated the kidnapping, according to TripFoumi Enfo. Source

Police issue ‘Wanted’ notices for three gang members

The leader of the 400 Mawozo gang, Joseph ‘Lanmo San Jou’ Wilson’s wanted notice. Allo La Police Facebook Images

After arresting 18 suspected members of the 400 Mawozo gang over the weekend, the Haitian National Police (PNH) announced it has issued ‘Wanted’ notices for the gang’s leader and two of his high-ranked mates Monday.

Joseph ‘Lanmò San Jou’ Wilson, the alleged leader, is wanted for murder, attempt of murder, kidnapping, vehicle theft and the highjacking of a merchandise truck. The other two gang members, listed only as Ronald and Azouken’n, are on the wanted list for similar crimes.

Email me at onz@haitiantimes.com
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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