Teenager Jimmy Telson was shot in the head as he rode in the backseat of a vehicle on Tuesday near Carrefour, Port-au-Prince. The 17-year-old later died at Notre-Dame Hospital.
Delphine Gardere Holdings (DGH) announced the complete acquisition of the capital stock of Société du Rhum Barbancourt, D. Gardère et Cie, in a statement published on Friday. The announcement caps a winding saga of ownership disputes in the Gardere family.
Barbancourt Rhum, an $18 million business, has survived Haiti’s tumultuous history of coups, embargoes and natural disasters to become a world-renowned brand in the spirits industry. Lately, a family fight for company control has pitted its late leader Thierry Gardere’s only child and his siblings against one another.
The law firm representing Nathalie Delphine Gardèresent an email last Friday saying that she had “had regained effective control of the company on Thursday,…
For four generations, the Gardere family has operated one of Haiti’s most famous exports — Rhum Barbancourt. The company was founded in 1862 by the late Thierry Gardere’s great-great uncle, Dupré Barbancourt, who moved to the Haiti from France the same year he founded the company, Take a look below for a glimpse behind the scenes of one of Haiti’s most famous brands.