Saturday, May 2, 2015

Construction Monitoring Of The New Ministry Of Public Works

Haiti - Reconstruction : Construction Monitoring of the new Ministry of Public Works
30/04/2015 10:33:21

Haiti - Reconstruction : Construction Monitoring of the new Ministry of Public Works
Tuesday, in the context of monitoring and coordination of cooperation activities financed by the European Union in Haiti and their implementation, Jean-Jacques Charles, the National Authorising Officer of the European Development Fund (EDF) in Haiti, visited the reconstruction site of the Ministry of Public Works, Transportation and Communications (MTPTC) to assess the progress. Recall that the construction contracts of this Ministry were signed April 15, 2014 and work began July 14, 2014.

This 1,270m2 building financed up to 4.6 million Euros by the European Union, is located to Delmas 33. After the earthmoving phase, the excavation and concreting of foundations, technicians proceed with the assembly of imported steel structure from Italy.

According to Alain Pamphile, technical advisor in infrastructure, following this project for the Office of the National Authorising Officer, the work should be completed in the summer of 2015.

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Haiti - Canada: Dejean Victor Arrested Again

Haiti - Canada : Déjean Victor arrested again
02/05/2015 11:15:42

Haiti - Canada : Déjean Victor arrested again
Following a police operation involving the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) of Toronto, and officers from the Police Service of the City of Montreal, Victor Déjean, 58, Canadian businessman of Haitian origin (residing in Toronto) and his companion Merlande Dont, 42 (living in Montreal), have been arrested on suspicion of conspiring to import drugs from Haiti to Canada. They are also accused of having recruited and used Canadian smugglers (mules), to transport drugs.

The investigation, conducted by the Division of Federal and Airport Surveys (SEFA), led to the arrest of several suspects by the Canada Border Services Agency at Pierre Elliott Trudeau for importing cocaine. Links have been established between smugglers and Déjean Victor and his partner. A total of 4kg of cocaine were seized. Note that the National Police of Haiti (PNH) also contributed to the investigation.

Déjean Victor, well known to the Haitian community in Montreal as the owner of Pavillon Marquette but also Cristina complex, which includes a banquet center and a theater and his companion Merlande, suspected to be his associate, face charges of conspiracy and importation of cocaine. Merlande Dont appeared Friday, May 1 at the courthouse in Montreal.

Recall that Déjean Victor was previously arrested with his brother Abel, 30 December 2009 for the same reasons in Port-au-Prince airport, while the two men were suspected of wanting to enter Canada 2.35 kg of cocaine. They were incarcerated in the prison of Port-au-Prince awaiting judgment.

Following the earthquake of January 2010, the prison was heavily damaged favoring the escape of hundreds of prisoners whose Déjean Victor who managed to return home aboard an aircraft responsible to repatriate Canadian nationals.

At that time the Haitian authorities, overwhelmed by the deadly consequences of the earthquake, had no issued any international arrest warrant and consequently no extradition request against Déjean Victor who had been living freely in Canada.

TB/ HaitiLibre