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Security

Insecurity should not be for the rich or the affluent in Haiti

Haiti remains a country that is defenseless to natural disasters, food shortage, unemployment, poverty, major health problems and many other issues. In addition, actual government is weak or non-existent in many aspects.

The Underprivileged neighborhoods are as a result, marginalized. Individuals or people living in these communities are often blocked from their rights, opportunities and available resources. Absence of opportunities causes insecurity. Imagine someone waking up and doesn't know how he/she is going to feed himself / herself or the family.

As a result, insecurity becomes a daily thing, an integral part of life. It is not a big deal if gang members decide to create panic in such environment. The nation will survive if gangs are fighting in a particular area and the children are unable to attend class. We do not make a federal case out of this if for instance some poor children are shot. In some cased it is not even a news worthy event.

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Sharp increase in insecurity in Haiti as violent deaths doubled within a month

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.

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Magdala Desrameaux Richard shot dead in Delmas 19

Magda Desrameaux Richard assassinated in Delmas 19

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.

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FLASH - curfew last night in Haiti due to possible threats

Scoop, breaking News

Due to credible information obtained by the Superior Council of the National Police (NUMC) about planning of large-scale acts against the life and property of the population, they have decided to ban all movement of people and vehicles in throughout Haiti from 10:00PM on Monday, June 13 until 5:00 am this Tuesday, June 14, 2016. The only vehicles allowed to travel are ambulances and those assigned to the Police department Nationale d'Haiti (PNH).

People who may be forced to move for medical reasons should contact the National Ambulance Center

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FLASH - January - May 2016, 419 people murdered, 33 kidnapped in Haiti

Frantz Lerebours, spokesman of the National Police of Haiti

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

What do you think?

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Florence Laraque Abducted and then released with a broken leg

Florence Laraque Abducted and then released with broken leg

Florence Laraque who was abducted on February 24, 2016 was released from captivity 24 hours later, suffering from a broken leg. Police suspected that she was abused by her kidnappers. No arrest was made

Haitian Kreyol:

Yo te kidnape Florence, yo lage li ak pye kase

Florence Laraque ke yo te kidnape 24 Fevriye, 2016 te lage 24 èdtan apre sa. Yon pye li te kase. Lapolis Sispèk ke li te abize pa kidnapè yo. Pa gen arestasyon ki te fè nan ka sa

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New kidnapping tactics in Haiti using seduction to target men

Garry Desrosiers, report on insecurity by the PNH

Men in Haiti must now be careful with their love life. They may think they are falling in love but instead may be falling right into a kidnapper's hands. According to inspector Garry Derosiers, spokesperson for Haiti National Police, kidnappers in Haiti are now using new strategies to commit acts of kidnapping. Here is how it works: Some young ladies would start seducing a men at a Disco club and invite them home. However, instead of taking the men to their home, they take them to their accomplices and demand ransom for their release.

What do you think?

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David Dume, Police Officer killed in Martissant 21

Police Officer killed in Martissant

The PNH has confirmed this Friday (February 12, 2016) the assassination of Police Officer David Dume in Matissant 21. He was assigned to the Directorate of Traffic. The PNH officer was on his motorcycle on his way to work when he was shot several time by bandits. He passed away on the spot.

Haitian Kreyol

David Dume, Ofisye Polis mouri nan Matisan 21

PNH la te confime sa, Vandredi (12 fevriye, 2016) assassination de Ofisye Polis David Dume nan Matissant 21. Li te nan Direksyon trafik. Ofisye PNH lan te sou yon motosiklèt sou wout pou ale nan travay lè bandi te ba li plizyè bal. li te mouri imedyatman

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Yonel Previllon, former PHTK Deputy Candidate for Desdunes, assassinated

Yonel Previllon, former PHTK Deputy Candidate for Desdunes, assassinated

Platform PHTK is mourning the death of one of its members. Yonel Previllon who is a former candidate for deputation in the commune of Desdunes was assassinated on the night of February 9 in Delmas 75. I was informed that Mr. Yonel Previllon as with the PHTK candidate for President, Jovenel Moise, just minutes before his assassination

What do you think?

Haitian Kreyol:

Yo touye Yonel Previllon, ansyen PHTK Kandida pou Depite pou Desdunes

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Roro Nelson unable to justify Security provided by six PNH officers

Roro (Ronald) Nelson accused of assault and battery on his ex-girlfriend Marie Astrid Pantal Walsh

Three days following the end of the government of Michel Martelly, The PNH continues to provide security protection not only to President Michel Martelly, not only to his family but also to someone who did not have an official function at the national palace. As of February 9, 2016 or three days after the end of the government of Michel Martelly, Roro nelson was still enjoying the benefits and privileges for being a close friend of Michel Martelly. As Roro Nelson was enjoying himself on Mardi Gras, the last day of the Carnival season, about 6 Police Officers from the PNH was on duty assuring his protection.

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