Bernard Gousse, Haiti Prime Minister pick, God Awful Reputation?

In a lengthy article, the Miami Herald describes Bernard Gousse as "a former justice minister with a 'God awful' reputation as Haiti's top law enforcement official"


Bernard Gousse

God-Awful definition: very bad, very unpleasant, really terrible!

A Wikileaks cable brings forth lots of talk about Bernard Gousse when he was Justice minister under Prime Minister Gerard Latortue, how he handled the arrest and prolonged imprisonment of former Prime Minister Yvon Neptune, and some not so nice comments made about him by other foreign player in Haitian politics.

For example, according to the article and the June 3, 2005 wikileaks cable, former U.S. Ambassador James Foley said of Bernard Gousse:

"Everyone, including his backers in the private sector, agreed that Gousse had been a complete failure both on the security and justice fronts"

Former Trinidad ambassador Reginald Dumas said

"I fear for Haiti... Gousse's reputation under [former interim Prime Minister Gerard Latortue] was God awful."

QUESTION:

Why did President Michel Martelly pick Bernard Gousse as his next choice for Prime Minister of Haiti?

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Elisabeth says...

Good morning
I think He was chosen because He will be effective with the thugs hard working with a strong character no nonsence will be accepted by Him, he will command respect and they will have to work and be productive under Him
That's why they do not want

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Jacques Gracia says...

Palman haitien yan = poupou, kaka, matiere

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Mariethejonassaint says...

J'aimerais savoir qu'est ce quisont bourre' dans leurs cranes Ces quelques senateurs et deputes pensent peut etre qu'ils ont besoin la place du President Michel Martelly se Bon Dieu qui chosi li apprenez biens une fois pour toute..

Tout ce que Dieu Garde est bien GARDER que President Martelly degager li prend ou decret pou li nomme Magistrat et autres si yo pa vle ratifier Premier Ministre

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Mariethejonassaint says...

Bravo President Martelly vous avez fait un bon choix que Bon Dieu Serrer ou en Bas Manteau BENI li M'a Prie pou ou ak tout moune ki entoure'ou yo Specialement pour Mr B. Gousse je souhaite qu'y ait une majorite dans les deux chambre a le vote s.v.p.soyez PRUDENT
God bless

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Mariethejonassaint says...

President Martelly chosit Mr Bernard Gousse parce il sait que ce Monsieur peut inevitablementl'aider a freiner cette situation de Banditisme dans le pays qui est apparue depuis 2004 {Operation Bagdad que certains Senateurs et deputes ont leurs mains biens trempees dans le sang Ils sont encore la au Parlement ceux qui disaient aux pauvres Mamans de marquer le nom de leurs enfants sous la plante de leurs pieds pour pouvoir les reconnaitre apres les operations BAGDAD LAVALAS.

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Sergo Jean says...

Si prezidan vle combat coruption foc li jwen zouti poul fel epi konsa nap connen cote nou canpe e ki cote nou vle ale demen.

Si INITE pa canpe sou anyen foc li jwen yon mounn ki ka coresponn avec li pou jwen bout li.Nou tout te rayi Duvalier men jodia nou renmenn paske sa nou jwen yo pi red pase l.Si jounal sa yo di li pat gen doua arete Yvon Neptune sa vle di:masac ki te fet vil St.Marc la te just, Universite leta cote chime yo te antre craze, touye etudian epi detri a te just, mounn ki te pran bal nan la rue e ki mouri yo gen doua pou mouri epi mounn yap kidnape epi touye yo just e tout bagay group neg sa yo te fe nan administration leta le yo anvayi yo pou jwen cob cach pou fe zac malonet yo te just.Map di yo ki loi e ki peyi ki permet jan de bagay sa yo fet san pa gen mounn ki pou met frin nan zac sa yo.Pou mwen senate avec depute pap vote l, paske gen anpil neg li pral arete e mete yo nan prizon pou coruption e si reyelman nou ta vle Haiti prop mwen panse nap bezwen yon mounn tankou Gousse pou netoye l. Paske anpil crim fet sou Aristide ap Preval epicoruption nan leta nou bezwen yon neg ki se gason tout bon pou al mare neg sa yo le lap arete senate, depute ke li pran nan coruption, directe,minis, prezidan jan ou we li te mete manda pou arete Aristide pou frod nan zafe telefone le li tap mande conpayi pou sere cob nan lot peyi pou pitit li, bagay nou connen puiske gen ameriken ki nan prizon sou zafe sa.Depi Duvalier te pati an 1986 Se sel minis kite fe anket ki abouti a yon rezulta e ki met neg nan prizon pou sa yo te fe ki pa bon.Yo pap kite l pase paske anpil neg pral pran prizon pou coruption, mwen souete prezidan nome li nan cabine prezidantiel li kom responsab an tet justice pou travay avec neg ki gen pou vinn minis justice an Haiti pou anket yo ka abouti.

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Tamara says...

I am frustrated with the lengthy process of selecting a prime minister.

I don't stand alone, a lot of Haitian are growing tired of the country at a standstill.

I understand that the first two people that were chosen were not selected because of their reputations as former public servants.

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Nathalie Pierre says...

Some day you will realise the truth.

It's just that haitian doesn't have the culture to file in justice against their oppressor.

To show them that practice that's why Bernard Gousse arrested the 2 people who were mostly involved in the massacre in Saint-Marc's neighbourhood called La Scierie.

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Casimir Verrier says...

Tu ressembles vraiment avec un "voulgousse" partisan de sweet micky que tu es...vas-y-donc a l'ecole.Tu veux me faire croire ce que tu ecrivais la-haut, c'est du francais...n'est-ce-pas!
Il n'est jamais trop tard pour

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Jean says...

The president looks desperate of finding a prime minister.That indicates how corrupted all the politicians are in Haiti.Let me tell you what, the men in the Haitian parliarment are not any better, they are a bunch of gangs.What they really care is to find someone who will allow them to steal and continue to commit fraud.You will probably get Max Bellerive as prime minister.

President Martelly should call the haitian people in a referendum for a new constitution.

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