Haitians Could Give America Back to Republicans
- Created on Thursday, October 24, 2013 8:01 PM
It may not have much an effect in New York and Boston but in Virginia and Florida, the Haitian-American vote, which I believe should tend for Republicans, could play a big role in turning and keeping the south red.
Haiti 2030: The Actualities, the Visions and the Realities
- Created on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 1:58 PM
Letâ€™s put everything in perspective. My mother was born in 1955 Haiti. It was the year a military junta took power from a president who tried to overstay his term. My father was born in 1957 Haiti, this was the year the Duvalier dictatorship began. Their entire life, as children, adolescents, teenagers, young adults, all they knew was dictatorship. But none-the-less, regardless, when they became the parents of 3 children, I, the second born, only 3 years old, they packed up and moved to the United States in 1984, Haiti was still under the dictatorship regime in that year.
Haitians: Loss of Killer Mentality is a Fear of Victory
- Created on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 10:25 AM
I can understand why everyone can find reason with the officiating against El Salvador as the cause of Haitiâ€™s elimination from Gold Cup contention but thatâ€™s not the big problem I saw in Mondayâ€™s first Group B match and in Team Haiti. The problem I uncovered was something far greater than any single event that happened on the field of play. It is something that affects all of us as Haitians and itâ€™s high time that we all addressed it.
Is Rachel Jeantel prey?
- Created on Tuesday, July 09, 2013 11:16 AM
Rachel Jeantelâ€™s decision to speak out has turned into an ugly attack; people want to crucify her because she stood up to a lawyer who sought to humiliate and belittle her on National television.
Petrocaribe EZ: A Silent Indictment of the World Bank and IMF
- Created on Thursday, June 27, 2013 10:24 PM
I consider it, the Petrocaribe Economic Zone, the clearest indictment on institutions such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund to date. Consider this:
My ambitions as a writer.
- Created on Sunday, June 23, 2013 8:36 PM
If you thought that I, as Editor-in-Chief of this publication, had a personal issue with the Haitian government, whether you hated it or loved it, you were wrong and you only have yourself to blame for that.
Haiti's 7 TRUTHS: An introduction for seven solutions
- Created on Sunday, June 02, 2013 7:37 AM
It is called infantilization. The â€śinfantilization of the negroâ€ť, I have heard some scholars describe this latent but global and ultimately dangerous effect affecting many black communities. It is being practiced in Haiti as it has been in Africa and in the U.S., towards African-Americans, for many decades. It is done by others but sometimes even by our own selves.
FAIL 1. Realizing a more Sovereign Haiti
- Created on Sunday, May 19, 2013 8:39 AM
I wonder if those who believe Deputy Luckner Noel kneeling at the feet of Michel Martelly was okay, would be okay if this Deputy of the Republic o Haiti, representing the commune of Ouanaminthe, would kneel at the feet of United States, Venezuela, Dominican Republic or the many foreign nations building Haiti today.
FAIL 2. Furthering Democracy
- Created on Friday, May 17, 2013 4:53 AM
A funny thing I've noticed in the past two years. Whenever the Haitian government is holding an event for a project dealing with a particular sector of the Haitian population, people representing that sector are usually not at the event.
FAIL 3: Not Leveraging the Power of the Haitian Diaspora
- Created on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 6:37 PM
The Haitian Diaspora, they are politicians, business executives, actors, artist, athletes, writers, leaders in their domain abroad. Here are the options, International aid, Petrocaribe and the Haitian Diaspora.
FAIL 4: The Economy.
- Created on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 11:34 PM
I believe that if, in the past year, Haitiâ€™s economic growth had declined from 8% to 2.5%, a recession, and if the countryâ€™s unemployment had increased, 320,000 were still living in tents since the earthquake, and the nation was approaching the most severe food crisis in more than a decade, the Haitian government would have still spent $2.5 million [US] to celebrate the ascension of Sweet Micky to the presidency, of course, in carnival style.
FAIL 5. Guarantee a proper functioning state
- Created on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 5:12 PM
Those are municipal projects, not presidential projects. 1, 2, kms of asphalt road, a renovated park or gym and carnival queens, these are projects of mayors and city commissioners not presidents and central government officials.
FAIL 6. Ending Corruption
- Created on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 3:23 PM
The most difficult thing about ending corruption in Haiti for past administrations is that it must start at the top. The president must lead with himself. There is a level of righteousness that he must have earned in order to justly have an administration, a government, a Parliament, working towards ending corruption.
FAIL 7. The Rule of Law in Haiti
- Created on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 1:09 PM
What Haitians donâ€™t want is a government that bends to the pressures of human rights groups and the international community in order to bring a former president, charged with crimes against humanity, to court but one that volunteers and willingly wants to find truth for its people.
Propaganda: Intro to 7 FAILS after 2 Years of Martelly
- Created on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 10:13 AM
There are a few things that all should consider when analyzing the record of the past two years of Michel Martelly as president of Haiti. These things all fall into the subject matter of propaganda. This is an area that the current government in Haiti has excelled in beyond anything, anywhere, I have ever seen in my 32 years of life. Theyâ€™ve excelled in bloviating, making promises that canâ€™t be kept and in some cases, outright lying to the people of Haiti. So before I deliver my top 7 FAILS of the past two years, I wanted to give readers a clear perspective of things in Haiti.
Martelly and Boulos: Public-private corruption?
- Created on Thursday, April 11, 2013 10:15 AM
JAC Motors and RĂ©ginald Boulos donated a bus to President Michel Martelly in order to "support free transportation to school" according to a statement from the National Palace but no one seems the wiser to recognize that this is an act of corruption on the part of Martelly, Boulos, the Haitian government and JAC Motors and Auto Plaza.
It's not REALLY a war on corruption in Haiti
- Created on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 11:11 AM
HuffPo's cheap shot: Haiti Least Tourist-Friendly Nation
- Created on Thursday, March 14, 2013 4:19 PM
The Huffington Post published a list of the 10 least tourist-friendly nations on earth and I felt the need to call them out for a cheap shot that they took listing Haiti at number 6.
Martelly: Still no meeting with Obama
- Created on Monday, January 21, 2013 9:24 PM
NEW YORK, USA (defend.ht) - COMBINED SOURCES, Jan. 15 - The number of steps taken by Michel Martelly to secure an invitation for a visit with the U.S. President led to nothing. Hopes he had wagered on the opportunity offered by the swearing in of Barack Obama to facilitate the realization of this dream faded away. Because not only has the tenant of the White House, about to begin his second term, had no intention to invite his Haitian counterpart to Washington, the Protocol to the White House and State Department limits the participation in the inauguration ceremonies of the President to the Diplomatic Corps.
Why "Peaceful" Protests Don't Work in Haiti
- Created on Sunday, January 20, 2013 3:04 PM
â€śA riot is the language of the unheard.â€ť â€“ Martin Luther King Jr.
In the quote above, MLK who was a proponent of the â€śpeaceful protestâ€ť did not say the word â€śprotestâ€ť, much less, â€śpeacefulâ€ť. He said â€śriotâ€ť and that â€śa riot is the language of the unheardâ€ť, which serves to give understanding why Haitians protest the way they do.