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Journalist Jefferson Michel Casseus died in accident in Merge

We learned over the weekend that the popular journalist from Television National d'Haiti, (TNH) passed away. It was reported that Jefferson Michel Casseus died following a car accident in the region of Merger, Haiti.

The accident took place last Sunday. We are at this time collecting more information on the accident and will be providing these additional information momentarily.

As per news dated, August 31, 2015, two journalists Jefferson Michel Casseus (35) from the National Television of Haiti (TNH) and Jhonson Baptiste (25), a contributing editor of Daily Le Nouvelliste, both died in a violent head-on car collision on the previous evening (17:30 hrs) on National Road No: 2 in Merger (south of Port-au-Prince). Two more people have died in the same accident. Two journalists, along with one woman were travelling in a green Suzuki car--they all died. Baptiste died on the spot while Casseus was seriously injured; he was initially taken to the 'Doctors Without Borders Hospital' in Carrefour, but was later shifted to the Hospital of the 'State University of Haiti' (HUEH) where the doctors were on strike, he was left unattended for almost two hours and died. His final words were "I am choking". The other car to the accident was a Honda Accord, damaged to a lesser extent, was carrying back four people from the beach.

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Emmanuel Menard replaced Bernard Desgraff at (ONA)

Breaking news, Bernard Desgraff has been housted at the head of the National Insurance Office for the Elderly in Haiti(ONA). he was replaced by none other than Jean Marie Vianney Emmanuel Ménard, former President of the Transitional College of the Permanent Electoral Council (CTCEP).

I would call this as two interesting changes made by the Martelly Lamothe Government and in deed surprising. Who would have imagined that the famous Bernard Desgraff would end up out in the street and cold after all he has been through with the union group of ONA?

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Haiti National Radio Television (RTNH) Experienced Technical difficulties as Moise Jean-Charles intervenes

Was this a pure case coincidence, luck for the Government, or was it intentional?

Following the sudden interruption of the retransmission several Senators went on publicly to denounce the action of Haiti National Radio Television (RTNH), wanting RTNH to terminate its retransmission altogether. Senate President Dieuseul Simon Deras solved the issue by proposing to conduct an investigation about the incident.

Until a current investigation determines the nature of the technical failure presumably experienced by the National Radio Television (RTNH) during an intervention by Senator Moïse Jean-Charles at the meeting convened by the Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, people on the media have been forming different opinions.

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