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Friday, December 20, the examining magistrate Gaudly Joseph questioned once again the former deputy of the radical opposition Arnel Bélizaire, imprisoned at the National Penitentiary, accused of Conspiracy against the internal security of the State, of illegal detention of firearms and criminal association https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-29475-haiti-flash-arnel-belizaire-and-5-of-his-accomplices-in-prison.html . His lawyer Josema Pavlin, said that the file was proceeding normally and that his client will be heard according to the judge's wishes. After more than 4 hours of interrogation, Arnel Bélizaire was returned to his cell.
Opposition Senators denounce secret meetings
In a letter addressed to the President of the Senate, Carl Murat Cantave, on December 13, 2019, the group of 4 senators from the radical opposition Evalière Beauplan (PONT); Antonio Cheramy alias "Don Kato" (VERITE), Ricard Pierre (Piti Dessalin) and Nenel Cassy (Famni Lavalas), denounce the holding of secret meetings between senators in private houses and calls on the President of the Senate to recover. They took the opportunity to reiterate their determination to continue the battle to overthrow the government in power.
Revival of agriculture in the Artibonite
To revive agriculture in the Artibonite plain, the Director of the departmental office of the Ministry of Agriculture announced the repair of 6 irrigation pumps. This decision was made to help small planters in great difficulty to start the winter campaign. Note that currently, only 8 pumps are functional out of a total of 39.
Highly visible police presence
Many police officers were visible on several roads on Friday in the metropolitan area, Lalue, Portail-Léogâne, Carrefour, Pétion-ville in small groups of 3 or 4 the police are vigilant and inspect certain vehicles. However, at Harry Truman Boulevard, the police presence is still pending more than 24 hours after the announcement of the spokesperson for the Haitian Police, announcing that 5,472 police officers from different specialized units will be deployed to ensure security during the end of year holidays See also : https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-29567-haiti-security-nearly-6-000-police-mobilized-for-the-holiday-period.html
Assessment of the PNH in the South
Friday, Pierre-Yves Lessage, Spokesperson for the National Police of Haiti (PNH) in the South presented the summary assessment of operations for the period from November 19 to December 19, 2019. 175 people were arrested during 'operations carried out throughout the department for various criminal acts, including theft, rape, armed robbery. The cleaning assured that the police are doing everything in their power to allow the population to live the holiday season in peace.
Spain : A dozen Haitian scholarship recipients
In two weeks, a dozen students from the State University of Haiti will arrive in Spain as scholarship recipients as part of the Erasmus plus program.