The international community doesn't want to fund our next presidential election, no problem. The new Director of Haiti State run National Lottery, Ms. Margareth Fortune believes that we can pay for our own election with fund from the Haiti National Lottery. On the other hand, the former candidate for Platfom Jistis, Andre Michel, thinks that the decision taken by the American government not to help with the election is not a bad decision. The Haitian government should open a special account at the BNC to receive contributions from Haitian citizens inside or outside of the country to help in financing the election. According to the former candidate, the country will take this opportunity to set up process to take back its sovereignty.
The lawyer Michel is not a fan of the Michel Martelly and his political party PHTK. As a matter of fact, he wants the party to be removed from the electoral process in Haiti. Andre Michel feels that the PHTK should have been disqualified by the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) long ago as PHTK and its allies were named for acts of violence during the August 9, 2015 elections. He also stated that PHTK was involved in the massive electoral fraud during the October 25, 2015 elections.
According to Andre Michel, PHTK is not a democratic political party but rather a terrorist organization.
Jocelerme Privert did not waist time after becoming Provisional President. Today, he met with Several Political personalities. One of which was Andre Michel. Andre Michel took the opportunity to let the President know who he would like to see as Prime Minister. His choice is Mirlande Manigat.
What do you think about this choice, Mirlande Manigat, as Prime Minister?
Do you think she has the temperament for the job?
What about her age? Mirlande may not have the energy required to be a prime Minister at this time?
I was listening to the popular Radio show Ranmase on Saturday, September 26, 2015 and what I heard in the mouth of two so called professional politicians was unbelievable. At one point in a discussion between the tho guesses, Me Andre Michel and Rudy Heriveaux, all notions of decency were out of the window. For a moment, I thought I was in the middle of "Mache La Croix-des-Bossales" witnessing an argument between a typical buyer and seller.
My question is that has Radio show Ranmase been transformed into a Mud bath?
Haitian investigative Judge Lamarre Belizaire has made headlines once again this week after he issued a warrant for the arrest of André Michel. Michel, implicated in the 2010 murder of Frantzy Duverseau, has been called to appear before the criminal court along with his co-accused.
On October 18, 2010, Duverseau, a student, got in the middle of an altercation between his sister Fabienne Duverseau and her husband Enold Florestal. Their house was reportedly raided by a number of civilians and 4 officers of the law. In a bid to help his sister, Duverseau got into a fight with Florestal who walked away injured after a stone throwing incident. It is then said that Florestal, one of the accused, went away to return with backup in the form of André Michel, Josué Florestal and others.
I can imagine what has been going through the head of Judge Lamarre Belizaire. He probably said: If we can't get the top prize in reference to Former President Jean Bertrand Aristide, maybe we need to settle for something less. Someone like activist André Michel could still create some problem, but not as much.
Having said that, On Wednesday, Judge Lamarre Belizaire issued a ruling, ordering the arrest of Andre Michel. The Pro-Government Haitian judge Haitian wants Mr. André Michel as well as Enold Florestal and Josué Florestal who are already in prison, to go on trial for the murder of Frantzy Duverseau in Carmelot street, Bois-Verna, Port-au-Prince,
In a surprise move, Metre Francisco Rene, the former Government Commissioner of Port-au-Prince, publicly apologized to anyone he offended during his time as head of the Prosecutor of Port -au-Prince.
Who would ever believe that? Francisco Rene has decided to publicly make an apology for his behavior for the time he was the Commissioner of Port-au-Prince. It is unfortunate that in Haiti, we do not address the issue of mental illness seriously. In Haiti, someone can have any major mental illness like Bipolar disorder, Schizoaffective disorder disorder or any other personality disorder; however, as long as he/she is not throwing stones in the street, is not considered ill.
This Monday, December 16, 2013, two of the most outspoken critics of the Martelly government have a date at "the Barreau de Port-au-Prince. André Michel and Newton St-Juste are to appear there to explain why they accused both President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe in being involved in corruption and Drug trafficking.
What will likely happen?
By asking attorneys André Michel and Newton Louis St-Juste to come at the Barreau de Port-au-Prince they actually provide a new forum for them to publish their message. Most likely they will come up with new accusations on the government.
It could be likened to a scene from a movie; a tense courthouse office, one aggrieved lawyer facing off against what he describes as government corruption. Then, incensed supporters of the lawyer break in past security guards of the association and past immobilized policemen, to whisk their champion away in a black SUV with tinted windows. Here, the drama gives way as no car chase ensues. Instead, the mite of the police is strangled by the law that protects vehicles bearing official license plates from being stopped.
Such was the drama of the Andre Michel story. About to be sent, by the judge at the aforementioned proceedings, to the state penitentiary, Michel's rescuers, including the legislator Arnel Belizaire, came down upon the proceedings and whisked him away. The government has since made its disapprobation with the taking of Michel known, but various factions are questioning the validity of the entire affair.
Lawyers in Haiti have had enough! Following the arrest of their fellow, Andre Michel, a move many deem as unlawful, Haiti's robed workforce descended upon the streets like a flock of avenging angels to protest his arrest and also to demand the revocation of the Government Commissioner of Port-au-Prince, Francisco René. And they may have been quite right to, if reports as to the suspected nature of the arrest, severely unrepresented by the official arrest record, are to be believed.
For the Commissioner's part, his action of arresting Michel for what is described as a minor traffic infraction was motivated by the current Administration's wish to censor the lawyer who has been very active in cases filed against the government. As such, some of the protesters, unnamed, vocally and harshly criticized the Executive Body and the Minister of Justice, Jean Renel Sanon.
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