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Attempted kidnapping of Monseigneur Pierre-Andre Pierre, Rector of UNDH

Bishop Pierre-André Pierre is lucky to be a free man today. On Saturday, March 14, 2015 a kidnapping attempt on him went unsuccessful as the Haitian Police managed to free him. He is the current Rector of Université Notre-Dame d'Haiti.

Bishop Pierre-André Pierre was born in 1952 in Arcahaie. He was appointed Chaplain of His Holiness by Pope John Paul II in 2004 and in February 6, 2009, Bishop Pierre-André PIERRE was elected "Recteur of Notre Dame University of Haiti (UNDH) by the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Haiti.


Yo manke Kidnape Monseigneur Pierre- Andre Pierre , Rector nan UNDH

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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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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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Haiti, One of 7 Countries You're Most Likely to Be Kidnapped

Haiti is a country where the chances of getting kidnapped on a holiday equal the chances of catching an on-time flight from a budget airline. The countries with highest kidnapping rates in the world are typically the vulnerable places visited by the defense contractors who provide products or services to a military or intelligence department of a government. Although the reported rate of kidnapping in Haiti came down to 162 in the year 2012 from 720 about mid 2000s, the figure is still threatening to allure tourists in Haiti. The presence of the U.N stabilization force could not give good protection to the rich Haitians, aid workers, diplomats, and, of course, foreign tourists. However, there are many other holiday destinations where kidnapping is as popular as buying a fruity drink or a local souvenir. Here is a quick look at the other top six countries where kidnapping is booming.

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Woodly Etheard "Sonson Lafamilia", suspect in Samy Azzi kidnapping

A close friend of President Michel Martelly has been arrested as he was implicated in the kidnapping of an important businessman.

According to Radio Lakansyel, Woodly Ethéard also known as "Sonson Lafamilia" has been arrested for his implication in the kidnapping of businessman Samy Azzi.

The report indicated that the kidnapping of businessman Samy Azzi took place on February 17, 2014 by a gang led by Woodly Ethéard alias Sonson Lafamilia

Also our source has reported that the vehicle used to carry out the kidnapping was that of Interior Ministry.

Mezanmi, Kote nou ye nan Payi sa! Konyè-a se machinn Leta minm kape kidnappe moun. Epi, Avantaj ke machinnn leta ginyin, lè ke yape fè kidnapping, vit yo fime et yo ka mete sirenn.

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University of Limonade closed following altercation, sequestration and death

Haiti violence has reached the University of Limonade. On Monday, as a result of a demonstration by students of the University, Haiti National Police intervened and as a result, a shopkeeper was killed, several people were injured and many property destruction were recorded.

It was also reported that some of the University students were involved in the sequestration of the administrative and academic authorities of the University of King Henri Christophe campus in Lemonade.

Se pou kombyen tan Inivèsite sa aprale femin-la? Nou deja pa minm ginyin lekol an Ayiti.

Eske Elev sa yo ki te kimbe direkte sa yo te intelijan asse pou yo te konnin ke yon bagay kon sa gin gro danje ladan li? Eske yo konning yon ti non yo rele "kidnaping"

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Pitit, Gade comman Kidnapping besse an Ayiti, Hey!

Starting in 2004, kidnapping has been prevalent in Haiti, a deadly trend, a quick way for thugs to get money off desperate family members. Victims or families rarely talked about their kidnapping for fear of being targeted again. No one was safe from kidnapping. However, the high profile arrest of Clifford Brandt was a major step forward in solving the kidnapping problem. I can now say that: "Bagay yo Pa Pi mal Jodia"

Mezanmi mwen sonje nan Moi Decam, bagay yo toujou cho an Ayiti. Kriminel profite de cezon-an pou yo kinbe malere tankou gran neg pou yo mande lajan. Ane 2010, 2011, gacon pa kanpe non an Ayiti.

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Violence in Cite Soleil as 40 reported dead during last 8 months

According to a pastor working in the slum of Cite Soleil, more that 40 people have been reported dead as a result of recent violence there. The slum of Cite Soleil has once again become a dead trap for many as the pastor working in the town reported on Radio Kiskeya that recent violence has taken the lives of 40 people within the last 8 months

Many gangs in Haiti are usually based in slums like Cite Soleil where there are little opportunities for the residents and specially the young. They use their power and influence to recruit young people in the neighborhood and arm them with heavy weapons. The gang members are often involved in kidnappings, harassment and terror carried to the population to finance their operation.

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Dominican says Haitians are involved in four of every five crimes

Is this a way of getting back at us for the issues about the eggs ban or the attempt of the Haitian government to rally the world against the recent decision of the Dominican court to...

Whatever it is, I smell a "Rat" in these latest finding coming from the Dominican Republic.

According to Dominican Police sources, at least one Haitian or a group of Haitians is involved in four of every five crimes committed in the Dominican Republic.

The report stated that the Police is actively seeking more than 1,000 Haitian fugitives who escaped from prison in Haiti following prison collapse during the January, 2010 earthquake. It was further reported that most of them are very dangerous criminals who have been convicted of murder, aggravated assault, and the kidnapping in Haiti.

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Haitian-American Victoria Duval survived kidnapping to win first round US Open tennis tournament

The young Haitian-American Victoria Duval pulled quite an upset Yesterday (August 27, 2013) at the U.S. Open.

She defeated the 2011 champion Samantha Stosur in the US Open first round tennis tournament. Ranked at No.296, Duval scored a 5-7 6-4 6-4 win against the 11th- Australian. This is actually, her first grand slam victory.

This victory by the 17 year old Haitian-American Victoria Duval over the 2011 champion Samantha Stosur in the US Open is quite remarkable but it gets even more interesting. She had two major ordeals that she already coped with. She experienced the terror of being held hostage by a kidnap gang and almost losing her father in the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

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