The Government Commissioner Jean Ernest Muscadin is in pursuit of the so-called Philibert Édouard, representative of the non-profit association, ANTB.
The latter has been collecting in the department of Nippes and other surrounding areas for some time the tax called “Fixed and variable duty for the marketing of games of chance in Haiti.
According to our sources, Philibert Édouard has usurped the function of tax collector in the gambling sector in Haiti, a right of which only the Haitian State Lottery is the holder according to article 2 of the law of April 14 1958, amended on September 2 of the same year and reinforced by the decree on the 2014-2015 Amending Budget.
Citizens, congratulating the Government Commissioner, chant that for more than thirty-three years certain Tenants who are part of the corrupt oligarchs of the country collect money in the name of the Haitian State from the hands of other Tenants who for them are small tenants. The worst, according to these citizens who have observed this situation for ages, this small group of Tenants would have used the income from this tax either to finance gang groups, particularly in Laboule and other places in the National Territory, or to expand their Borlette’s own business to the detriment of those who pay their taxes.
To perpetuate their fixed prices, these tenants who make the collection in place of the State, corrupt judges, Commissioners of Government and other actors of the judicial system. Some wonder if the Commissioner will be able to complete this burning issue.
In the meantime, the company is watching the next step with interest…
Note that an investigation is underway at the level of the ULCC on this case._
Jean Hervé Eliscar
Secretary General of SELEH