Jimmy Cherizier
Force Revolutionary G9 Family & Allies leader Jimmy "Barbecue" Chérizier proposed a plan to end Haiti's political crisis on Oct. 2, 2022. Left: photo of Jimmy "Barbecue" Chérizier, right: screenshot of page 5 of "Proposal crises exit in the interest of all the actors and in the interest of the Haitian people"

CAP-HAITIEN — As the Haitian government and the international community discussed providing assistance to end the country’s ongoing violence and gridlock over the last week, Haiti’s most notorious gang leader released a transition plan he says is necessary to avoid future lockdowns.

Jimmy "Barbecue" Chérizier, head of the Force Revolutionary G9 Family & Allies, told The Haitian Times in an exclusive interview about the six-page plan he released Oct. 2. This, despite him being seen widely as a major perpetrator of Haiti's gang violence and a key reason Haiti’s government requested armed support from abroad to wrest control of a key fuel facility from him. 

“We need a solution that will last so that in one, two, three years, the country will not go back on lockdown,” Chérizier said during the Oct. 12 phone interview.

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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.