According to the Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace, increase in insecurity in the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince is alarming. For the month of April, 16 deaths were registered, 13 of them with bullets and 3 by knife. For the month of May, also 16 deaths were recorded. However, just for the first week of June, 27 people were killed.
This resurgence of insecurity in the capital was at the center of an important meeting of the Superior Council of the National Police (CSPN).
The Director General of the Haitian National Police (PNH), Michel-Ange Gédéon, was quick to underline that most of these killings were perpetrated by criminals recently released from jails. He asserted that the PNH will continue to track down these criminals.
On Thursday, August 25, around 10:00AM Police Inspector Michel Jumel who was traveling in Delmas 83 in a Tap Tap was deadly hit by two bullets. The officer was not in uniform at the time. It appears that the killing was a set up.It was reported that just before the shooting, the bandits menaced some of the passengers in the Tap Tap but only targeted Inspector Michel Jumel
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Luckner Lorient who has been a pastor at Eglise Baptist Clarte Celeste in Flatbush, was picked up at Miami International Airport on Tuesday July 26, 2016 as he returned to the United States from Haiti. The arrest came as a result of a deadly fire that took place back on Nov. 19, 2014, at 1434 Flatbush Ave., in a building owned by him. That particular building housed his church located on the ground floor but also some cramped apartments on the floors above. Two months before the fire, Luckner Lorient was fined by the city for subdividing the basement, second and third floors, with one subdivided apartment having 21 people living in it.
It was with shock that we learned the assassination of Ms. Magdala Desrameaux Richard. She was shot dead on Friday night (7/22/16) in Delmas 19 by an unidentified gunman as she went to pick up her children at a beauty Salon. Her car was taken by the bandit but retrieved later by the Police. According to information gathered, she was the cousin of actual Deputy of Tabarre, Caleb Desrameaux. Born in port-de-paix, Magdala Desrameaux Richard is mother of two children. She is the the daughter of engineer Max Gasto Desrameaux who is the former president of the "Alliance Francaise" of port-de-Paix.
The people or group who decided to fire on some important businesses in Port-au-Prince such as Digicel, Hotel Marriot, Natcom and Behrmann Motors on the night of June 23 to 24, 2016 probably did not know that the American government was going to use all its resources to find the those responsible. We just learned that US FBI agents are on their way to Haiti to help with the investigation.
According to Justice Minister Camille Edward Jr, the FBI offered their help to the Haitian government as a large hotel owned by the American hotel chain Marriott was involved. The Minister also wants to inform the public that once the investigation is complete, the results will be made available to the public.
fleeing to Haiti did not work for Raymond Vincent after all. According to Police, back in February, 2016 the 10 year old girl was taken to Broward Health Medical Center after complaining of stomach pain. She was found to be pregnant. The case was reported to the local police.
In the meantime, Raymond Vincent who is a youth pastor at a Pompano church and friend of the girl's family was suspected in committing the crime but left South Florida for Haiti.
U.S. Marshalls flew to Port-au-Prince and returned with Raymond Vincent, a youth pastor at a Pompano Beach Church
You are looking at the picture of three Haitian teenagers who have been accused for raping a 16 year old girl in a vacant home in fort Lauderdale. According to the Police, the girl told them that on May 14, the girl met her boyfriend James Dorelus, then several friends of her boyfriend arrived. She tried to get away but two other teens grabbed her and sexually assaulted her. While the girl continued to struggle, two more teens came into the room and over the next several hours, she was forced to engage in sexual acts with eight of them.
Michel Stéphane Bruno who was a passionate and brilliant innovator was shot dead on wednesday around 9:25 PM at Puits Blain 17 as he was victim of a bandit attack on motorcycle. Born in Port-au-Prince on May 8, 1974, Michel Stéphane Bruno had worked for more than ten years in the field of technology. He was a leading figure in internet and ICT development in Haiti.
As usual, the Haitian authorities has opened an investigation in an attempt to capture the bandits and bring them to justice.
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The security continues to be a problem in Haiti. The possibility for one to be either murdered or kidnapped is real. According to the spokesman of the National Police of Haiti, Commissioner Frantz Lerebours, for the first five months in 2016 or between January and May 2016, 419 the PNH has officially recorded a total of 419 people murdered in Haiti. In January, 83 people were killed, in February: 81, March: 107, April: 80 and in May: 68. In addition, Commissioner Frantz Lerebours indicated that 33 cases of kidnapping were reported for the same period. In January, 4 reported cases of kidnapping, February: 14, March: 10, April: 3 and May: 2
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The investigation on the attack of the Police Station in the city of Cayes appears to be moving with speed. On Tuesdaym may 24, 2016, six individuals were arrested by the Police, according to Chief Superintendent of the police, Marc André Cadostin. In the meantime, Minister of Justice and Security, Me Camille Edouard Junior, as well as a representative of UN MINUSTAH are expected in Cayes on May 24, 2016.
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