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Haiti - FLASH : Mystery around the investigation on Corruption at the Embassy of Haiti in the Bahamas
11/08/2019 08:41:43

Haiti - FLASH : Mystery around the investigation on Corruption at the Embassy of Haiti in the Bahamas
Following allegations by the Nassau authorities of bribery of diplomatic staff and employees of the Embassy of Haiti in the Bahamas, particularly in arranging arranged marriages between Bahameens and Haitians to obtain residence https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-28362-haiti-social-arranged-marriages-involving-haitians-in-the-bahamas.html ; in the use of franchises reserved for diplomats, for the benefit of other unauthorized persons to prevent them from paying customs duties on imported goods and finally on the existence of a visa trade within the Haitian diplomatic mission, the Haitian commission of inquiry sent at the end of July finished its mission.

According to a source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the investigation whose findings were not made public, would have revealed nothing irregular in the activities of diplomatic staff and employees or in the management of the Embassy...

However, since the end of the Haitian inquiry, staff movements suggest the opposite, in fact, the resigning Prime Minister Jean Michel Lapin and Chancellor Edmond Bocchit, have appointed on August 7, Ms. Poteau Marie as new acting Chargé Affaire at the Embassy of Haiti in the Bahamas, replacing acting Chargé d'Affaires, François Michel recalled to Port-au-Prince Wednesday without known official reason. In addition, the Consul Hernst Mesamours and the First Secretary of the Embassy Blaise Claudy were also recalled the same day in Port-au-Prince without anyone knowing why, nor whether they will be replaced...

Finally, and still without explanation from the Haitian Government, a generally well-informed source in Foreign Affairs suggests that all diplomatic staff will eventually be replaced, in order to meet the demands of the authorities of the Bahamas who no longer wish to collaborate with diplomats in office... Information that we were unable to confirm or deny...

How to believe that nothing happened in the Bahama s?

To be continued...

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