October 31, 2017
Photographs of a car shredded by machine-gun fire really grabs your attention. But this is a scenario played out, in the past, by at least one person involved.
Stimphil’s comments about people “very high up in the Palace” are meant to send a message but what is the motivation?
Looks to be a shot at President Moise, supported by Nouvelliste but why? Meeting in Palace last week was on a day in which both President Moise and Minister Zephirin were not in Port-au-Prince,
Stimphil’s comments suggested someone at their level, yet they were not present that day. Who was he referring to? His charges are serious enough that he MUST NAME NAMES.
Wasn’t the meeting that upset him simply a meeting to tell him he was about to be replaced?
Stimphil was a hold-over from a previous regime. He was about to be replaced. There are some insiders, on both the anti-Jovenel, and pro-Jovenel teams who firmly believe the attack was self-inflicted, to place President Moise in a position from which he cannot replace Stimphil, even though the guy should go.
Stimphil oversees a large budget of something more than $30,000,000 and growing. Even for the exceptionally honest, such a budget makes for many benefits, per-diem, expenses, travel, cars, drivers, security, employment for friends – within the budget – lots and lots of advantages.
If there was a true animosity against Stimphil he would have suffered 2 bullets to the head. Two really expensive cars would not have been ventilated. Oh, Oh… I just looked at the photos. The vehicle has SE plates, indicating it was from government inventory. He will simply buy a new one, from his very large budget, actually larger than some Ministries!!
Comments by BID’s local representative send a message, but what is behinds the message? Koldo Echebarria has only been here since February, 2017. He is not up tom speed on the tripotage and other typically Haitian games in play. Are his remarks an effort to lessen BID chief Moreno’s stated support for Jovenel, and his government and, by doing so, lessen the overall image of Moreno?
What is his motivation and what was his earlier involvement with Haitian players?
Always wheels within wheels.
All of this reported on the front page of the Nouvelliste might also suggest something, since this publication is anything but pro-Jovenel Moise. Unfortunately it is the only newspaper we have so there is no counterbalance.
Some businesses use it as their vehicle for advertising.
Others wrap their fish in it while some use it to line the bottom of bird cages.
As with any chaotic situation, one must look at the historic, empirical elements involved.
The Jovenel Moise government was in the process of replacing Stimphil. Was there “cause.” Or, was this just a standard replacement of Privert’s guy with a Jovenel Moise guy. In other words, was there cause, or just the standard Haitian/American/Canadian/French custom of filling this type of position with a government supporter after elections.
Who was Stimphil “feeding.”
Who will be upset by the disconnect?
There is an open battle to embarrass the Jovenel Moise government with charges of criminality. The fact that there is no evidence – such as with the PetroCaribe dossier, means nothing. Throw enough mud and some will stick. Bad things are remembered more readily than good things.