Haiti press station has a well-established reputation as a haven for the proverbs of the region, but now the station has been hit with a wave of plagiarism allegations.
In an article for the Haiti Press Network, Haiti President Ma’ale Matamuri said the station’s proverbs have been copied by “people who live in other places and who live outside Haiti”.
“I don’t know who these people are, but if they are copying my proverbs then they are stealing from us,” Mr Matamuru told the paper.
“I am not happy with this situation,” he said.
The Haiti president said the plagiarism was a “serious matter” and he was planning to launch an investigation.
“We have already launched a formal investigation and are in the process of bringing this matter to the attention of the authorities,” he added.
The station is run by the Haitian Press Network (HPN), a Haiti-based media group that promotes Haiti literature.HPN was founded in the 1970s and has been a strong voice in the Haitoi region.
In 2013, the station had a long-running feud with the Haitsi National Council, which accused the HaITI Press Network of running a “misleading and false news”.
The dispute led to a legal battle between the Haitu National Council and the Haitic Press Network and culminated in the suspension of its operations.
“The Haitians and the rest of the world are not the same people,” Mr Ma’ara said.
“There is no reason for this.
They have always been different people.”