The Haitian Times
Bridging the gap
PORT-AU-PRINCE — Two pastors were among the newest to be kidnapped in the past week, as gangs continue to carry out kidnappings for ransom.
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On Feb. 9, Pastor Guito Pierre, who leads the Mission Center Chrétien de Bellevue la Montagne, was kidnapped from his residence in Duval, Pétion-Ville. Earlier on Feb. 6, Pastor Rémy Lochard was kidnapped in Tabarre, north of Port-au-Prince. He is still in the hands of his captors, who are demanding an exorbitant ransom for his release. It is unclear how much the captors are demanding.
Caëlle Edmond, a host at Radio Caraïbes station, was kidnapped Saturday evening in Bourdon.
The dean of the University of Port-au-Prince, Gérard Dorcely, 86, was kidnapped along with his driver in Croix -des-Bouquets, stronghold of the 400 Mawozo gang.
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