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Private Security Companies grow in Haiti since 2010 Earthquake

The earthquake of 2010 has left most of Haiti in ruins. But as the years went by, the country that has once been shattered by natural disasters and political turmoil seems to be recovering and developing its economic, political, and social sectors. In a very recent report, the industry of private security has become a booming trend in the country as the number of companies who provide such service continues to dramatically increase since 2010.

The number of private security firms has been rapidly developing at a rate of about eight percent per year. Currently, these firms are totaled to be at about 41 and comprise of 12,000 guards that ensure the safety of several institutions and individuals in the Haiti. What is the reason behind this sudden trend? The 2010 earthquake which left the country on its knees provided an increase in international relations where international biggies such as the United Nations needed to hire thousands more of personnel to ensure the success of their peacekeeping mission in Haiti. In addition, the ongoing political conflicts and economic inequality apparent in the nation has made wealthy individuals and families paranoid to the possibility of theft and kidnapping, thus hiring private guards for their safety.

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Guiteau Toussaint, assassinated at home in Petion-Ville, Haiti

The 56 year old Guiteau Toussaint who is the current President of the Board of Directors for Haiti National Bank of Credit ( Banque Nationale de Crédit (BNC), was assassinated yesterday, Sunday June 11, in Petion-Ville Haiti.

According to Haiti National Police, several individuals entered the residence of Mr. Guiteau Toussaint in Petion-Ville, to rob him. The "Haitian Joudalist" learned that he was shot in the head and while being taken to the hospital for treatment, passed away.

The report also stated that the bandits left the home with jewelry and other valuables

Mr. Guiteau Toussaint was planning to debut his new mortgage program in a ceremony where president Michel Martelly was expected to attend

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