Jean Dominique case given to new judge

first_img News Violence against the press in Haiti: RSF and CPJ write to Minister of Justice July 10, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Jean Dominique case given to new judge News November 14, 2019 Find out more October 11, 2019 Find out more HaïtiAmericas Organisation The investigation into the murder of the radio journalist Jean Dominique has been handed over to Judge Bernard Saint-Vil, who has been in charge of the enquiry into the supposed attempted coup last 17 December. The decision to transfer to him all the former responsibilities of Judge Claudy Gassant was reportedly taken at a meeting of judges on 24 June presided over by senior judge Jocelyne Pierre.06.25.02 – Jean Dominique case / Judge Gassant: “I am nothing to do with this any more.” Exiled judge Claudy Gassant (photo), formerly in charge of investigating the April 2000 murder of prominent radio journalist Jean Dominique, has denied the Haitian government’s claim that it officially informed him he was being reappointed to lead the enquiry.He told Reporters Without Borders that remarks by presidential spokesman Jacques Maurice, reported in the Haitian daily paper Le Nouvelliste on 11 June, that he had twice been formally notified were not true.Instead of contacting him, he said, the government had tried to blame him for the hold-up in the investigation. But it was President Jean-Bertrand Aristide himself who was blocking it, he said, adding: “I am nothing to do with this case any more.” Despite Aristide’s public reassurances, his life would probably be in danger if he returned to Haiti from the United States, he said. Following Gassant’s remarks, Reporters Without Borders, the Damocles Network and the Haitian Journalists’ Association (AJH) called for the case to be transferred to another judge. “There is now no reason for this investigation to remain without anyone in charge of it,” they said in a joint letter to Jocelyne Pierre, head of the Port-au-Prince civil court.”We regret Judge Gassant’s position, but the most important thing is that the legal process continues so that the investigation (which Gassant had completed) can be officially declared at an end and the trial of those accused of the crime can begin,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard, AJH secretary-general Joseph Guyler C. Delva and Damocles vice-president Jean-Pierre Getti.They called on Judge Pierre not to focus on procedural matters that would hold up the appointment of a new judge in the case. “It is no longer important whether it was President Aristide or Judge Gassant who did not follow the right procedures. The facts are that Aristide said he was reappointing Gassant and Gassant has indicated he is no longer interested in the job. The extreme importance of this case for Haitian society requires that it now be handed over as soon as possible to another judge who is competent and independent,” the three bodies said. Jean Dominique (photo), Haiti’s best-known journalist and political commentator, was shot dead on 3 April 2000 in the courtyard of the radio station he ran, Radio Haiti Inter. He was famous for being outspoken and criticised former Duvalierists, ex-army figures and the country’s rich families alike. Not long before he was killed, he also accused people inside Aristide’s Fanmi Lavalas party of trying to “divert the movement from its original ideals.”The investigation of the murder was assigned to Judge Gassant in September 2000 after the previous judge in charge of it, Jean-Sénat Fleury, resigned after receiving threats. Gassant’s term expired on 3 January this year and was not renewed by Aristide. It was, however, three months later, on 1 April, after national and international pressure.A presidential spokesman then said the Dominique enquiry would once more be his responsibility. Gassant has not formally responded to this decision, saying it has not been officially forwarded to him in the United States, where he has been living since January. During the 16 months he was investigating the murder, he was frequently threatened and subjected to pressure. HaïtiAmericas Receive email alerts RSF_en to go further News Help by sharing this information News Another journalist murdered in Haiti Follow the news on Haïti The investigation into the murder of the radio journalist Jean Dominique has been handed over to Judge Bernard Saint-Vil, who has been in charge of the enquiry into the supposed attempted coup last 17 December. The decision was reportedly taken at a meeting of judges on 24 June. Journalist shot dead amid anti-government protests in Haiti June 11, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more


first_imgNaomh Padraig GAA News: CLUB LOTTOThere was one lucky winner of last weeks lotto jackpot which was €550 the numbers drawn were 5-7-1-2-6-3-4 and the winner was Phelim McColgan. Next Weeks Jackpot €300SENIORSThe seniors suffered defeat in their second home game of the season against Naomh Ultan going down to a scoreline of 1-12 to 3-10. Next week the seniors and reserves have a bye.UNDERAGE Under 6 and Under 8 training is on every Friday from 6.30pm to 7.45pm in Ture this is for boys and girls born in the year 2007,2008,2009, and 2010 all new faces welcome and can all boys and girls bring a water bottle and cost of session is €2 for info contact Daniel on 0862072745..Under -10 training will continue this Friday in Ture from 6.30pm to 7.45pm. This is for boys and girls born in the years 2005 and 2006. All new players welcome can all boys and girls bring water bottle and cost of the session is €2. For info contact Kevin on 0863576713.Under 12 Training for the 2015 season has started and will continue every Saturday in ture from 10.30am to 12pm. Please bring Trainers, Gum Shield, Water Bottle and €2. This is for players born in 2003 and 2004. New players welcome. Contact Damian for more info 087 7963559Under-14 training is on every Sunday from11.30am to 1pm and every Wednesday aswell for details contact neil on 0863855855Under 16 and Minor training will take place every Monday and Friday evenings at 7pm to 8.15pm in ture. The U-12s continue this week with away games against Carn on Tuesday evening. The 16s kept up their unbeaten start to the season with a great victory over rivals burt on Friday evening with a scoreline of 4-08 to 0-05.CAMOIGECamoige for girls aged 6 and over will begin in Ture pitch on Thursday16th,April at 6.00pm to 7.00pm. Come along and join in the fun.BIG BREAKFAST The club would like to thank everyone who helped out and supported the big breakfast in any way on Saturday morning.CHILDRENS CHARITY CONCERTOur Annual Childrens Charity Concert will take place in the Clubhouse on Friday May 1st. Proceeds to InishowenSpecial Olympics. Performances by children from the parish. For imformation contactEileen on 086 8720734.QUIZ NIGHTThere will be a Quiz in order to raise funds for defibrillator training for the Quigleys Point area. The defibrillator is currently in the village and it is very important that we have a number of people from the area fully trained in its use. Community support for this event would be greatly appreciated. the quiz will take place in the POINT INN on Friday 24th April at 9.30pm.CLUB APPOur new club app is now live on the App Store and google play store In the app you can play the clubs lotto every week through the games section and keep up to date with club events and wats happening within the club. Also there is direct links to Facebook and twitter. You can also share your photos of games you are at via the app. So get downloading and have a look for yourselfCLUB GEARThe club has a range of club gear for sale and are placing a order soon with O’Neills. If any one is interested in ordering new gear or purchasing some for details contact Dermot Mc Colgan on 0879978968As always keep up to date with club activities through Facebook,Twitter,Club APP and through are website on www.naomhpadraig.comGAA NEWS: NAOMH PADRAIG SUFFER SECOND HOME DEFEAT OF THE SEASON was last modified: April 20th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAANaomh PadraigNoticesSportlast_img read more

Lindsay Goldberg Mulls Odfjell Terminals Stake Sale

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Odfjell American private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg (LG) is considering a sale of its 49 percent shareholding in Odfjell Terminals B.V. (OTBV).Announcing the development, Norwegian shipping and tank terminal company Odfjell, which owns the remaining 51 percent in the joint venture, said that it continues to consider the company as its core business.“We are committed long-term to owning, developing and operating tank terminals. However, as a part of LG’s considered sale, Odfjell will evaluate selling its indirect 51 pct shareholding in OTBV subsidiary Odfjell Terminals Rotterdam,” Odfjell said.LG has been Odfjell’s joint venture partner in OTBV’s US and European terminals since 2011.In 2013, the partnership was expanded to include OTBV’s global terminal operations.Odfjell’s existing tank terminals are located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Antwerp, Belgium, Sohar, Oman, Singapore, Onsan, Korea, Dalian, Jiangyin and Tianjin in China, and Houston and Charleston in the U.S.One tank terminal is under development in Quanzhou in China. Odfjell SE has also a minority shareholding in the BIK terminal in Iran.last_img read more