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Santo Domingo.- Dominican Ambassador in Haiti, Rubén Silié, denied Thursday that Santo Domingo influenced in the resignation of Haiti prime minister Garry Conille, who announced a probe of contracts given to Dominican companies after the January 2010 quake, local media revealed yesterday. “We’ve nothing to do with Mr. Conille’s resignation, whose exit we regret.”

The diplomat said the contracts between Haitian authorities and Dominican companies during the crisis and shortly before Conille’s induction were private matters in which Dominican diplomacy and official policy didn’t intervene.

“(Dominican) president Leonel Fernandez’s vision is toward new relations between our two countries,” Silié said during a Dominican embassy ceremony in Port-au-Prince Wednesday, but divulged just yesterday by the Haitian Press Agency.

Upon returning from an official visit to the United States last month, Conille announced the revision of contracts by predecessor prime minister Jean Max Bellerive, mostly those during the emergency period in the heels of the quake.

According to official information, 80% of the US$500 million total contracts were awarded to just one company.

The three member audit committee had to render a report to Conille with recommendations on whether to maintain, renegotiate or cancel the reviewed contracts.

But the top official, distanced from Haiti president Michel Martelly on the government’s handling of a parliamentary investigation into the chief executive’s nationality, resigned his post last week.

Bellerive, a technocrat with extensive experience in government administration, headed his country’s recovery after the devastating catastrophe two years ago, which killed at least 222,000, left 1.3 million homeless and caused 7.9 billion dollars in damages.

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8 comment(s)
Written by: josean This user is banned, 2 Mar 2012 9:49 AM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!

Ok we believe Lie-onel!
Written by: etiennc01, 2 Mar 2012 10:48 AM
From: United States
jose n ann still alive and being a pain in Leonel 's ass?
Written by: Atabey, 2 Mar 2012 11:33 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--

Here we go again.

And guess who they want back?

" Several thousand supporters of former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide have filled the streets of Port-au-Prince, the country's capital, on the eighth anniversary of his toppling.

In the largest demonstration against the country's current leader, Michel Martelly, since he took office in May, demonstrators on Wednesday accused Martelly of not doing enough to improve their lives.

The crowd made a number of demands, including that Martelly prove that he does not hold dual citizenship, which could bar him from office, and that the UN peacekeeping mission leave the country."

Written by: josean This user is banned, 2 Mar 2012 11:41 AM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!

Read Atabey READ!

"Scandal and Corruption Threatens Political Stability on Both Sides of Haiti"


PRLog (Press Release) - Feb 24, 2012 -
An investigation, by Haitian Prime Minister Dr. Garry Conille, into contracts worth several hundred million dollars that would have been granted unfairly to Dominican companies with close ties to President Fernandez, threatens to bring about a political crisis that can explode both sides of the island.

Former Prime Minister Jean Max Bellerive signed those contracts just a few days before leaving office on May 14th, 2011. The investigation by the audit commission created by Conille might reveal that the kickback from this deal served to finance the campaign of the then presidential candidate Michel Martelly.

Written by: josean This user is banned, 2 Mar 2012 11:42 AM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!

The three main companies under investigation in these contracts are Constructora Rofi , Constructora Hadom , Construcciones y Disenos RMN; all three believed to belong to Dominican strongman Senator Felix Bautista. The senator is well known for being Dominican President Fernandez’s right hand and financier. Felix Bautista has an exhaustive infamous record in Dominican Republic ranging from bribe, mismanagement of government funds, corruption and more. He has also been under investigation for apparent links with notorious drug lord Figueroa Agosto.

Haiti since the earthquake of January 2012, has received over 4 billion dollars worth aids from international donors. More than 2 years after the disaster most of the money is unaccounted for.
The blame has been shifted back and forward from corruption of government officials, ONGs, to lack of coordination in the disbursement of the aid.

Written by: josean This user is banned, 2 Mar 2012 11:43 AM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!

This story is not just about the misuse of desperately needed funds for the poorest country in the northern hemisphere, but the story of how one man rises among the corrupted government officials and attempts to bring order in country of chaos at the risk of losing his credibility, his career and possibly his life.

The Haitian President, Michel Martelly pressured by his counterpart in Dominican Republic has demanded Prime Minister Conille to cancel the investigation into the matter or resign.

Early today, the Prime Minister has received direct threats from armed tugs linked to the Haitians President.

I have privileged information on the matter and wish to make this story public to mainstream media, so that the world can know what is really going on in Haiti and why the change so desperately needed cannot come about.

Interested parties can kindly email me for more information at


Written by: KISKEYAMAN, 4 Mar 2012 5:20 AM
From: Haiti
This guy is a lie, BelleRive give dominican company a lot of contract. The government of Dominican ask the Usa to help them to don't lost the contract.
For build 8 km of road you give 25 millions to a company of dr. is not possible.
there has been a lot of pressure on Bellerive according to some people. But I think is a deal with the government of DR.
Written by: the_haitian, 5 Mar 2012 11:33 AM
From: United States, west orange new jersey
i know one thing something is fishy and there is no fish around
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