Black Market Arms Shipment arrives for the Coup Detat assassins
Translation of excerpts of a July 12, 2006 Radio Levekampe
Broadcast from Kreyol original into English by Frantz Jerome,
Ezili Danto Witness Project, July 12, 2006
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"...Why are they bringing all these arms into the country?
Are they getting ready for a war?....we did speak to a member
of APN’s management (Port au Prince customs authorities)
who claims that he is not in control even though he is in charge.
He claims that every time illegal activities are planned, arms
or drugs are about to be offloaded; there is a scheduled blackout
for 10 or 11 pm at the port, to permit them to disembark the drugs
or arms on APN’s wharf." Excerpt from "Another
Black Market Arms Shipment arrives for the Coup Detat assassins
HLLN's Translation of excerpts from a July 12, 2006 Radio Levekampe
Broadcast (the Masner Beauplan show)
START OF REPORT: "....This weapons dossier brings many problems
to the surface.
The police and the judicial system are not yet ready to provide
the identity of the owner of this weapons shipment. This container
of weapons was discovered at customs. Customs officials at the
Port-au-Prince port were obligated to called at once upon the
justice of the peace to officially witness the existence of this
All calibers of arms were part of this shipment, which also included
the appropriate ammunition. Could an airplane… (Editor's
note: in reference to a statement made by the president of the
national assembly), how could an airplane carry such a big container?
We don’t believe the statement made by the president of
the National assembly and must wonder about his sources. In reality,
he should have been better informed than us, even though as journalist
we are always seeking information. Well, we don’t believe
his story as per the way this shipment got there. (Editor's note:
The President of the legislative assembly, Joseph Lambert, apparently
said on a radio program that the arms had arrived on board an
American Airline flight!)
According to our information, the container was discovered at
customs in Port-au-Prince and port management called the justice
of the peace to legally witness its presence. We will point out
that the private sector - the civilian society had been awarded
a waiver of three years for all customs duties - took advantage
of their waiver to bring EVERYTHING that they
wanted to bring in. It is not for the first time. Not too long
ago there was a container of arms that arrived via the St. Marc
port. This shipment caused a scandal, had made a lot of noise
and the appropriate judges are still studying the dossier. Still,
Ramicos members had already taken possession of these arms.
The public prosecutor of St. Marc and the investigative judge,
Philippe Pierre Gilles, already started questioning many in town.
But, it was their way to stage a cover-up, for it was Ramicos
members that were implicated in this arms scandal.
Still closer to the present, right before president Preval’s
investiture, a container of arms passed though customs (APN) in
Port-au-Prince. It is the private sector that is transporting
all these arms.
Furthermore, for the past two years, there is a ship that officially
brings sugar to a private wharf. The ship belongs to the owner
of the wharf and also brings important arms shipments. The wealthy
men in the private sector have their own ships and their own private
wharfs in Haiti and do as they please. Why are they bringing all
these arms into the country?
Are they getting ready for a war? These are the questions that
come to mind.
In a parallel story, the American ambassador Mrs. Janet Anderson,
explained that all the arms that the de facto government had ordered
- Gerard Latortue had indeed said that he would not stand on ceremony
and would buy arms from anywhere even from illegal arms dealers
if he had to and he had indeed bought in huge numbers - had been
confiscated by the American government when they reached the police
academy. The ambassador explained that the police had been killing
too many people, had been assassinating too many people and did
not have any experience. However,
now that the police is being turned into a professional force,
these arms would be returned to the police.
We must point out that the American government had confiscated
these arms and they were being kept at the police academy in Frères.
Really in order to understand what is happening, we must note
that the disarmament commission is calling for disarmament while
the floodgates are open for the arrival of arms shipments. We
hope that the president of the national assembly Joseph Lambert
comes up with an explanation on the happenings of arms shipments
Did they arrive by air?
Well, we believe that there is a need for real information about
this arms affair.
.....There at Port-au-Prince’s APN (customs agency), and
we did speak to a member of APN’s management who claims
that he is not in control even though he is in charge. He claims
that every time illegal activities are planned, arms or drugs
are about to be offloaded; there is a scheduled blackout for 10
or 11 pm at the port, to permit them to disembark the drugs or
arms on APN’s wharf. It is clear that the Jacques Edoaurd
Alexis government needs to be vigilant, for these people are bringing
many weapons to the country.
Indeed, that is the situation. To sum up, custom officials don’t
want to release the identity of the owner of the illegal weapons
containers just confiscated. We wish that the president of the
Legislative Assembly would identify the owner. The Haitian public
has a right to know who is bringing these arms to Haiti. Will
government officials organize one more cover-up? Well, we wish
today that the president of the Legislative Assemby would provide
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Murder and burglary in Gonaives: population
demands the adoption of measures designed to put an end to the
Gonaives, 12 July 2006 (AHP)
Over night Wednesday, unidentified
armed individuals shot dead a woman answering to the name Marie
A son of the victim, _Eval Bernard stated that his mother was
as a result of the climate of insecurity that reigns in the City
On the same night, other armed individuals took money and other
valuable objects during a raid of a commercial enterprise in the
Residents in the city are calling for the adoption of measures
end this situation of terror.
The executive-director for the National Commission on Justice
Peace, Father Jean Hansens, argued that all sectors of national
pool their efforts to find a way of reigning in the phenomenon
insecurity throughout the country.
Father Hansens, who was heading to Jacmel in the south-east of
country, deplored the fact that certain segments of the population
were taking advantage of the poor conditions of life facing the
impoverished youth living in popular neighborhoods in order to
feed the violence.
He took advantage of the occasion to plead in favor of profound
changes within the judicial apparatus and for the adoption of
aiming to professionalize the national police.
At the same time, dozens of weapons and munitions were discovered
Tuesday at the EMT3 customs terminal of Port-au-Prince at Boulevard
These weapons and munitions were handed over to the national police
following the decision of justice-of-the-peace Rochelle Augustin.
Customs director Erick Charles was careful not to make public
names of those carrying the weapons or their owners in order not
to block the
AHP 12 July 2006 12:10 PM
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Expose the Lies of the International Community
about Haiti, its people and resources
Expose how under the cover of "Aristide-is-corrupt-refrain,"
with this weapon
of mass distraction and Bush “regime change to bring Haiti
justice and democracy," the powerful countries of France,
Canada and US, with UN soldiers as their corporate army, have
turned Haiti into a penal colony for the Haitians masses and are
tying Haiti to endless IMF/World Bank debts while looting and
plundering Haitian assets and resources. Demand
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not Rene Preval, set the political prisoners free,end the UN occupation,
return Haitian assets to the people of Haiti by Marguerite Laurent,
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maspinay yo ap
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