Envelops of Cash handed out to Haitian Journalists by Martelly Government

Radio Kiskeya has reported that in an attempt to bribe some news reporters, the Martelly Government proceeded in the distribution of cash to journalists covering him. According to Liliane Pierre-Paul, on December 23, 2014, several journalists were invited to the National Palace where envelops filled with cash were handed to them. Some of the envelops contained 50,000 gourdes and others, 40,000 gourdes.


As he was handing out these envelops to various news reporters in the room, according to the report, President Michel Martelly told them "By Piti Pa Chic".

Lucien Jura, the Presidential Spokesperson, was in charge of this operation, according to the declaration by Liliane Pierre-Paul who thinks this was an obvious attempt to bribe these reporters. She also reported that the reporters from Radio kiskeya who accepted these envelops have been sanctioned by the Radio Station

Who else took money from the President?

Kreyol Pale, Kreyol Kompran

Mezanmi, Prezidan Martelly te mete sak lajan li deyor pou Nwel. Dapre sa Liliane Pierre-Paul di, anpil check tombe sou Jounalis yo 23 Decam passé.

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Maria Fontenelle says...

Kudos to the journalists who did not accept the cash when we know Journalism is not a high paying job. It also takes strength of character to openly refuse the head of your

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Jocelin Nazon says...

This is very simple.

I heard that Radio kiskeya already sanctioned 3 of their journalists for taking cash from the Government of Michel Martelly back in December, 2014. According to Liliane Pierre-Paul, it was 50,000 Gourdes.

However, according to Lucien Jura, it was only 40,000 gourdes.

We know who were in the meeting for Kiskeya, and they have already been sanctioned by loosing their job. We also know that there were more than the 3 journalists of Kiskeya thath were present at the meeting and who received "Arrosage" from the executive to keep tem quiet..

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Raymond Lafontant says...

higher than a crime is a fault.

total loss of comprehension of the 21 century.

In most countries, the Porte parole will pay a high

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