Two more Haiti soccer federation officials accused of sexual abuse
Rosny Grant, Haiti’s soccer federation (FHF) vice-president, and Wilner Lamarre, a renowned youth coach, have been accused of sexually abusing players at the training center, including minors.
Yves ‘Dadou’ Jean-Bart, the federation’s former president, was banned from any soccer related activities for life by FIFA for sexual abuse Nov. 20.
Romain Molina, the investigative reporter who first broke the story of Jean-Bart, posted the new accusations on Facebook. Molina said Grant, who is also president of the commission of referees (CONA), also offered young referees as sexual prizes.
Lamarre said the allegations are the work of a former player envious of Jean-Bart. Lamarre also said he viewed Jean-Bart as a father.
Government pushed for Spirit Airlines to resume flights to Haiti
President Jovenel Moïse’s administration had a hand in Spirit Airlines resuming flights from Cap-Haitien to Florida, said Myriam Jean, Haiti’s minister of tourism.
Moïse had called in a Nov. 6 tweet for diasporas to visit Haiti during the year-end holidays.
Spirit resumed flights from Cap-Haitien to Fort Lauderdale on Thursday.
“The Moïse-Jouthe government [does] not skimp on the means to allow Haitians of the diaspora to return to the country in complete safety and to move there in peace,” Jean said.
Spirit Airlines now offers non-stop flights from Cap-Haitien to Florida on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, with connections to 22 cities in the United States. Source
Electoral council finalizes data transfer agreement with ministries
An agreement to transmit data between the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), the Ministry of Justice and Security Public and the Office of National Identification was finalized on Friday.
The protocol will be critical in the development of the new constitution and for the new elections, the Council said in a Dec. 4 statement about the agreement. The CEP, which is tasked with organizing the elections slated for next year, vowed to be transparent, credible and honest. Source
Onz Chery started his writing career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He also wrote for First Touch, Cosmopolitan Soccer League, and other local leagues. After graduating, Onz became one of ESNY’s sports journalists then joined The Haitian Times.
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