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Guyto Mathieu, the director of Radio Preference FM in Petit-Goave, victims of attacks

Haiti has never been a particularly safe haven for journalists. All too readily, the names of slain newsmen come to mind. This bad reputation that shouts an intolerance for freedom of the press continues with news from Reporter's Without Borders that as little as five journalists have been attacked either physically or verbally in Haiti within the last month, many in the town of Petit-Goave.

While not exactly parallel to what has taken place in the past, given how far this bullying of reporters can go, the latest attacks on Radio Préférence FM Director Guyto Mathieu and others, seems to be the beginning of another cycle. On September 4, 2014, Mathieu was allegedly threatened at a demonstration by members of a group in opposition to the local government. He is said to be a Jacques Stevenson Thimoleon defender and, as such, put himself into the crosshairs of the opposition.

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Prison Break in Cap-Haitian, two inmates escaped

It has been reported this Saturday (9/20/14) that there was a Prison Break that took place this morning in the Prison of Cap-Haitian. Five inmates attempted to to escape and three of them were successful. Police was able to capture two of those who made the attempt.

According to a breaking news just released in Radio Caraibes, three inmates in the Cap-Haitian prison that has been guarded by MINUSTAH mannaged to escape this morning. One of the escaped inmate is the number two in a popular gang that has been involved in kidnapping, killing and other.

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Repatriation of Philippe Markington, alleged key witness in Jean Dominique Case

Philippe Markington, suspect in the alleged killing of Jean Dominique, activist journalist, has been extradited from Argentina where he sought sanctuary after escaping from the National Penitentiary. He had been held in the penitentiary, pending further questioning by Haiti's judicial authorities.

Philippe Markington Extradited to Face Murder Charges on Dominique Death

SOS journalists protect Haiti's freedom of the press. Delva, its Committee Chairman, is heading an investigation into Markington's part in Dominique's death. Pleased Markington has been taken into police custody; he says, it "is . . . a very important step in the investigation . . . to a resolution of this horrible murder case." Dominique, a critic of ex-President Aristide, was assassinated in 2000.

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Judge Lamarre Belizaire ordered arrest of Andre Michel on murder charges

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,

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329 new graduates from University of Croix-des-Bouquets Prison

With a total of 329 inmates out of prison in Haiti, the Haitian government has 329 mouths to feed in prison. There is only one problem with these crowd just released. They are not the types of people who will be complaining about poverty and misery in Haiti. Some of them are the go getters. They will take whatever they need from the population to function. They will likely kill you if necessary or some time just for the fun of it.

The new prison escapes will not have any problem to earn a living or to prosper in an environment such as Haiti. As a matter of fact, Haiti seems to be the ideal country for them to prosper, and not an organized country such the US, Canada, etc..

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From January to June, 2014, only 5 Kidnapping cases recorded in Haiti

This is what the situation is currently in Haiti. There has been major progress in the fight against kidnapping and it seems to be giving some positive results.

According to Haiti Police Chief Godson Orélus, they have managed to decrease the insecurity in Haiti. If you want to compare year to year. from January to June 2013, Haitian authorities recorded a total of 44 cases of kidnapping. Same time this year, the number of kidnapping was only five.

Godson Orélus said that they are putting lots of efforts in fighting kidnapping in Haiti. The five recorded case are under investigation. Haitian Police are also investigating some case suspected to be fake kidnapping. These fake kidnapping usually involve relative seeking to obtain money from relatives abroad, contact them to report someone in the family or a close friend has been kidnapped

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Fugitive Wesnel Isaac, Member Of The Zoe Pound Gang, Arrested

Finally Wesnel Isaac has been apprehended after a 7-year search for the man accused of murder, robbery and kidnapping. Wesnel holds the distinct reputation of being listed as one of his country's 15 most-wanted criminals.

Wesnel fled to Haiti after committing several violent crimes in Lee County. Detectives say that he never put up any fight when he they arrested him. The detectives started looking for him in 2007, after it emerged that he had committed a triple murder.

The crime that eventually convinced the police to conduct a massive manhunt for him took place in 2007. Wesnel allegedly kidnapped three men, before taking them to a Leigh Acres neighborhood and shooting them in their heads. The bodies of the three were later discovered inside a car that was abandoned. A month earlier, Weslen shot a man whose crime was that he failed to return a rental car as promised.

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Little Haiti Boy(14) committed suicide after killing older brother(16) over clothes

I guess that young children do not resolve conflicts the way they use to. I just remember when I was a young boy, I would fight with my sibling and my friends with my bear hands. Some time I would be the victime; but a lot of time, ending up with bloody noze, etc. and in e few days, we will be friends all over again. I woud never once think about usig knive or even worst a gun to destroy the other person's life.

I think kids now are more pragmatic. If there is a problem, why not solve it for ever? The same way they spend lots of time killing the opponents in video games they play frequently.

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Woodly Etheart, AKA Sonson La Familia, reported to Court today

According to information from Radio Caraibes, Woodly Etheart, AKA Are Sonson La Familia, presented himself in front of a judge, accompanied by his Haitian attorney Claudy Gassant.

Where has this guy been all that time?

Is is true that Sonson La Familia has been in hiding since with the protection of some powerful people?

The Haitian National Police (PNH) has claimed that for the past several Months, it has been looking for the powerful leader of "Gang Galil", accused for its involvement in kidnapping and drug trafficking

Woodley Ethéart is a very close associate of President Michel Martelly. The case of Sonson La Familia is back to hunt the Martelly Government

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Markington Philippe, arrested in Agentina on Jean Dominique killing

According to a news just published on, the Haitian press freedom watchdog, SOS Journalistes, has confirmed that Argentine authorities have arrested Mr. Markington Philippe in Argentine.

Markington Philippe was a close ally of former President Jean Bertrand Aristide.

This arresst in Agentine came following an Investigation where Judge Ivickel Dabrezil issued an international arrest warrant, which has eventually been enforced through Interpol. Arrest warrents have also been issued for: Mirlande Liberus who is currently living in the United States.

The Argentine authorities are currently in the process of cooperating with the Haitian authorities to extradite Mr. Markington Philippe to Haiti.

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