ORLANDO, Florida, USA (sentinel.ht) – Annette Calixte died suddenly in her apartment in Orlando, Florida on May 27, 2017. To this day, the former executive with the Haitian National Police (PNH), has not reached her final resting place but is still in the Orlando mortuary. Ms. Calixte is survived by three children, a young man aged 18 years, two girls, 16 and a 3 years old.
Following the sudden and mysterious death of Ms. Annette Calixte, the parents of the deceased did not opt to transport her remains to Haiti. The two elder children, Marc Epher and Marie Laure Duvert, who are now orphans of father and mother, are being refused U.S. visas to attend their mother’s funeral.
On the airwaves of Radio Caraibes, upon the microphone of Guerrier Dieuseul, Marc Epher, in an interview declared his believe that “every child deserves to see their mother, even if for a last time at her funeral.”
The Haitian State has taken a position on the case. In Orlando, Florida, Head of Department, Consul Pierre Max Charles says he has been touched by the situation. Foreign Affairs Minister Antonio Rodrigue, the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, Senator Evalliere Beauplan (Nord-Ouest/PONT) and the Director General of the PNH, Michel-Ange Gedeon, have all issued statements appealing for something to be done allow the children of Anette Calixte to participate in their mother’s funeral.
Letter from Julbain Cornet to the Haitian authorities
Subject: Request for assistance to attend the funeral of Mrs Annette Calixte
I congratulate you for the ties you have established between our two countries: Haiti and the United States of America.
I am Julbain Cornet. I am addressing you on the case of Ms. Annette Calixte, born on January 8, 1975 and deceased on May 27, 2017. She was born in South Saint Louis and died in the United States.
Annette Calixte has three children, including Duvert Baldwin Marc Epher born on November 2, 1998 and Duvert Claire Marie Laure born on July 20, 2001 and Kestia Annalina Cornet born in the United States on October 3, 2014.
The two children (Marc Epher, Marie Laure) and I want to attend her funeral but we were refused a visa at the Consulate of the United States of America.
We would like to solicit from you a letter that will allow us to attend the funeral of Ms. Annette Calixte in Orlando, Florida.
Duvert’s father Marc Baldwin and Duvert Claire Marie Laura is dead. It is I, Julbain Cornet, who is in charge of the funeral.
I am the father of Kestia Annalina Cornet and following the death of her mother, Annette Calixte, the police authorities have detained my daughter.
The Orlando police want my daughter to be recovered by her father.
I’d like to get her back. So please help us.
Thank you for your understanding.