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Police foil plot by fellow officers to launch “political” attack

Police officers at a meeting on Feb. 4, 2021. Haitian National Police Twitter Images

Three police officers and a former policeman who plotted an attack in support of a “political movement” were stopped by other officers, the Haitian National Police said in a public note on Wednesday in Petit Goave.

The suspected rogue officers used their guns to create panic at Champ de Mars and Jacmel, the note reads.

“Those acts of banditism tarnish the image of the institution and make the citizens who are victims of it indignant,” the statement said about the plot in Petit Goave.

 The note did not say if any of the suspected officers were arrested.

Senators’ meeting with Moïse ends with more tension

haitian president jovenel moise
Haitian President Jovenel Moise has not indicated he will step down on Feb. 7, despite growing calls from his political opposition. Haitian Times file photo

A meeting with senators and President Jovenel Moïse on Thursday stirred more of the conflict ahead of Feb. 7.

The senators attempted to get on the same page about when Moïse’s term ends by discussing Article 134-2 of the constitution. 

“The tensions built up from contradictory interpretations on this article were evident, only a national dialogue can protect Haiti from chaos,” Joseph Lambert, the president of the senate, tweeted.

Lambert had scheduled a national dialogue for Wednesday and Thursday but had to cancel it because some key figures said they weren’t available.

FIFA chooses attorney for Haiti soccer’s normalization committee

Jacques Letang was chosen as the Haitian soccer federation’s normalization committee.

FIFA has announced that it selected Jacques Letang, an attorney, as chairman of the Haitian soccer federation’s normalization committee on Thursday.

Michaelle Jean was selected as the advisory panel’s chair, though initial reports stated she was chosen as the normalization committee’s chair. Other members of the committee are Monique André and Yvon Severe.

The advisory panel’s task is to assist the normalization committee with “safeguarding, child protection and the implementation of strategic social projects aimed at safely and permanently developing [soccer] in Haiti.” 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
Feb. 05, 2021

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