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Students try to raise ransom to free schoolmate to no avail

Students at College Mixte la Philantropie attempted to fundraise a schoolmate’s ransom but fell short of their goal. College Mixte la Philantropie’s Facebook Images

A student and a teacher at Philanthropy Mixed High School were kidnapped on Saturday in front of the school in Route de Frères, Port-au-Prince. 

Kidnappers killed the teacher and threatened to murder Marly, 16, too if her family doesn’t pay the ransom, according to Philanthropy Mixed High School students on Radio Tele Eclair on Monday.

Since Marly’s family was unable to provide the entire ransom, the students fundraised to help. They still fell short of their goal, therefore asked the school to complete it. The school wasn’t able to provide the rest of the money so the students took to the streets.

High school and elementary students were also demanding that kidnappers release Sherley Magloire, a teacher at the Academy for Peace. Magloire was released on Tuesday. Source

Angry driver shoots high schooler by mistake

Tap-tap trucks, private taxis that carry multiple passengers and follow a fixed route, and cars drive through an intersection in Port-au-Prince on June 14. Photo credit: Andres Martinez Casares / Reuters

A man accidentally killed a high school girl when he tried to shoot a driver who collided with his car on Monday.

The fatal shooting occurred along Route Nationale 1 in Saint-Marc, a commune in the Artibonite Department.

The shooter attempted to flee but eyewitness seized him. Police later intervened and arrested both drivers. Source

Minister of Justice said police are investigating his bodyguard’s death

Rockfeller Vincent, Haiti’s minister of justice, during a meeting with the Haitian National Police on Jan. 25, 2021. Rockfeller Vincent’s Twitter Images

Rockfeller Vincent, Haiti’s minister of justice, said on Twitter Monday that an investigation into the death of his bodyguard and driver is underway.

Félix Joseph and a woman with him were shot dead in a vehicle in Pétion-Ville on Monday. The reason for the attack is unknown.

“Appalled by the murder of my driver, Félix Joseph, I keep in memory a young, brilliant, talented professional,” Vincent said. “My sympathies to his family, friends and collaborators.” Source

Onz Chery

Onz Chery

A City College of New York graduate, Onz Chery covers politics, health, crime and other topics for The Haitian Times. He previously wrote for Elite Sports New York and the Cosmopolitan Soccer League. Chery can be contacted by email at [email protected] or on twitter @onz_11.
Onz Chery
Jan. 26, 2021

ONE COMMENT ON THIS POST To “Students try to raise ransom to free schoolmate to no avail”

  1. J Emile says:

    L’État doit trouver les moyens contruire plus de prisons et ce dans tous les départements du Pays à haute surveillance pour neutraliser plus de criminels physiques et économiques afin de permettre aux citoyens de respirer un peu .Trop de criminels en liberté circulent librement dans le pays..

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