Beyond Politics

Haitian Vice-Mayor Philippe Bien-Aime replaces Lucie Tondreau as Mayor of North Miami

Soon after Lucie Tondreau got suspended as mayor of North Miami by Florida governor Rick Scott, Haitian-American vice mayor Philippe Bien-Aime became the acting mayor of North Miami... Business as usual, the acting mayor says...

SCOOP : Mirlande Manigat was among delegation BANNED from Visiting Timothee Rony in Prison in Arcahaie Haiti

Haiti News UPDATE --- While listening to a Haitian Radio station in Haiti I discovered that former Haiti presidential Candidate Mirlande Manigat was one of the members of an opposition delegation who was refused entry to Arcahaie Haiti Wednesday, 21 May 2014, to visit MOPOD spokesperson Timothee Rony currently imprisoned there...

Haiti - MOPOD Delegation Refused entry to Arcahaie where Timothee Rony is Imprisoned

HOT News from Haiti... A delegation of people from MOPOD and the political opposition embarked on a mission Wednesday, 21 May 2014, to go see Timothee Rony, porte-parole of MOPOD, imprisoned in Arcachaie, they were REFUSED entry... "Only his lawyers and close family members can see him" is the word from Haiti's Justice department...

Lucie Tondreau SUSPENDED as Mayor of North Miami Florida

UPDATE - Florida Governor Rick Scott suspended Haitian-American North Miami Mayor Lucie Tondreau from office Tuesday afternoon hours after she was arrested by FBI for Mortgage Fraud and appeared in court to face the charges... Many Haitians in the diaspora were wondering if Lucy Tondreau would be able to continue her functions as mayor of North Miami... Here's your answer...

Lucie Tondreau First Appearance in Court, Granted $50,000 Bail

UPDATE - Haitian North Miami mayor Lucie Tondreau who was arrested for Mortgage Fraud this morning made her first court appearance Tuesday... During her brief court appearance, she was granted bond and could be released from jail on a $50,000 bail. Tondreau will have a court-ordered curfew from 11pm to 6 a.m. but will not wear an ankle monitor...

Haitian North Miami Mayor Lucie Tondreau in FBI Handcuffs

Lucie Tondreau, the Haitian-American mayor of North Miami surrendered to the FBI early Tuesday, 20 May 2014, after being charged with Mortgage fraud... Minutes later she is seen walking out of the FBI building in handcuffs... Not a good thing for the residents of North Miami to see...

TRUE or FALSE? When a troublemaker is arrested in a Haiti manifestation, he becomes a 'political prisoner'

Haitian Politics case study - What is a political prisonner? What is a legitimate arrest in times of political tensions? --- There is something I don't quite understand as far as 'Manifestation Politique' in Haiti is concerned... Everytime a troublemaker is arrested during a protest, opposition leaders cry "Prisionier Politique." This seems to contradict a statement made recently by a Haitian lawyer recently...

Haitian-American Mayor of North Miami gets a visit from the FBI with an Arrest Warrant

FLASH... Federal agents came knocking at the home of Haitian-American North Miami Mayor Lucie Tondreau Monday, May 19 2014, to charge her with mortgage fraud.... Say What??? Lucie Tondreau was not home at the time but the FBI had a warrant for her arrest...

President Michel Martelly launches second phase of Haiti National Reforestation Campaign

Haiti - Environment : President Michel Martelly officially launched the second phase of the 2013-2016 national reforestation campaign Tuesday 13 May 2014 in Grand-Bois Haiti ...

Plans for 14 May 2014 in front of Haiti National Palace, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly...

This Wednesday, May 14 2014, supporters of Haiti president Michel Martelly are invited in front of the grounds of the national palace to celebrate Martelly's three-year aniversary in office... At the same time, MOPOD, FOPARK and the opposition are planning to circle the palace 7 times screaming "Jericho, Miray la Kraze!!!" How will this story end?