• GLOBAL,  The Haiti Files

    EXCLUSIVE: Haitian Billionaire Gilbert Bigio’s Building Ablaze

    On Monday, April 9, 2018, one of Gilbert Bigio’s commercial buildings was burned down when the structure was set ablaze by suspected arson. A well-known Haitian billionaire, Bigio is the founder of BG Group and the wealthiest person in Haiti – a man who is very well connected. Haiti has been spiraling out of control with drug trafficking and gangs ever since the Clinton’s invasion after the 2010 earthquake, but as of recent, things are really heating up. It has become dangerously unsafe to walk the streets of Haiti. Bigio is from a Sephardic Jewish family from Aleppo, Syria, whose family emigrated to Haiti in 1896. My source, a native to Haiti, tells me that Bigio made most of his money in manufacturing iron for construction, as well as other construction related business – and his connections run deep. “He does not allow competition and will crush anyone trying to…