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Two police officers were murdered earlier this week in the capital. Jean David Noël, an agent of the Counter-Ambush Unit (CAT), was shot dead not far from his home in Delmas 18 while Jean Bernard Vertus of the Intervention and Order Maintenance Corps (CIMO) was killed and burned in a van along with several other people, in Frères, by men from the "Kraze Barye" gang of Chief Vitel'homme innocent.
More than 18 people every day
Acts of extreme violence were committed by armed gangs in the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince and the department of Artibonite, in particular the localities of Petite Rivière de l'Artibonite, Verrettes, Estère and Liancourt. Between February 27 and March 9, 2023 (10 days) at least 187 people were killed, 152 others were injured (Source UN) See also : https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-39119-haiti-flash-more-than-500-killed-and-300-injured-in-2-1-2-months-a-specialized-force-must-be-deployed-urgently.html
USA : The former mayor of Irois sentenced
On Tuesday, March 21, 2021, after a five-day trial, a jury in federal court in Boston found Jean Morose Viliena, ex-mayor of the commune of Des Irois, guilty of torture, extrajudicial executions, attempted murder and arson and ordered him to pay $15.5 million in damages to the 3 plaintiffs Read about this case : https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-39103-haiti-flash-j-m-viliena-ex-mayor-of-irois-accused-in-the-usa-of-murder-torture-and-political-violence.html
Biden meets Trudeau on Thursday
On Thursday and Friday March 24, 2023, US President Joe Biden will travel to Canada to address Parliament and meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. US and Canadian sources said significant announcements are unlikely. The United States also wants Canada to tackle the chaos in Haiti, perhaps by leading a security mission. Trudeau, could make some kind of commitment on Haiti, but less than what Washington asks according to informed sources...
Death of 2 Haitian musicians
Two Haitian musicians died over the past weekend in the United States: singer José Tavernier and drummer Arus Joseph. The world of Haitian music pays tribute to the deceased.
COVID-19 NOTICE : Testing and evidence of vaccination no longer mandatory
"The Ministry of Public Health brings to the attention of the population, in general, and airlines, in particular, that negative Covid tests and/or proof of vaccination are no longer mandatory for passengers traveling to Haiti since 21 March 2023. However, this measure may be reconsidered at any time depending on the evolution of Covid-19."
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