Haiti: Two Secretaries of State Dismissed

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) – Two Secretaries of State were relieved of their duties on Friday by Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe. Political instability is an internal matter within the Haitian government as reports circulate that another major shuffle of ministers may occur in the coming days.

Mathias Laureus became the Secretary of State for the Interior and Collective Territories by a Presidential Order dated May 25, 2012. At a small installation ceremony at the Ministry of the Interior, Laureus thanked President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and then-Minister of the Interior, Thierry Mayard-Paul for the opportunity to serve his country.

Jean Gerald Brutus became Secretary of State for Commerce and Industry on October 26, 2011 as an original member of President Michel Martelly’s first government of former Prime Minister Garry Conille. Brutus was installed in a large ceremony at the National Palace that included a record number of appointments of 19 state secretaries, 10 director generals and 5 deputy directors.

These may not be the only changes of high ranking government officials in view.

Editor-in-Chief of Le Nouvelliste, Frantz Duval, wrote about the prospect of a major shuffle of the ministerial cabinet as the one observe on August 6, 2012.


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