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Minister Daniel Supplice Meets Haitian Diaspora in NY and Miami

MIAMI, USA (defend.ht) - Daniel Supplice, the Minister to the Presidency of Haitians Living Abroad (MHAVE) has been in the United States since Saturday meeting with the Haitian community. First in New York, he has been in Florida since Thursday, the largest Haitian community abroad.

On Thursday, December 1, 2011, Diaspora Minister Daniel Supplice was speaking on WSRF 1580 AM, a Haitian radio station in Miami. There he advocated for Diaspora identification need.

“The difficulties for children of Haitian descent in the Turks & Caicos Islands, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, among others, to attend school for lack of identification documents, prompted Haitian officials to address this problem”, said Mr. Supplice to WSRF.

Mr. Supplice also addressed the Constitution amendment issue, especially articles recognizing multiple nationalities. "Immediately the amended Constitution is published, Haitians living abroad, having or not another nationality will be able to enjoy their civil and political rights," promised the sociologist.

On Friday, December 2, 2011, the Minister of Haitians Living Abroad will serve as the Keynote Speaker at 10th Anniversary of the Haitian American Professionals Coalition (HAPC) at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus located at 300 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami Florida 33132(6:00 pm –11:00pm).

Since Saturday, December 26, Daniel Supplice is on an official trip to the United States to meet with community representatives of Haitian Diaspora.

Saturday, Minister Supplice met with several personalities of the Haitian community in New York. In the morning he visited the Church "Crusade Baptist fishers of men" in Brooklyn where he met Pastor Nicholas. There he explained his vision of the Ministry of Haitians Living Abroad (MHAVE) as “an institution of service”.

The MHAVE Minister, accompanied by Mr. Charles A. Forbin, Consul General of New York, then gave interviews to Haitians radios in New York. At a meeting with Mr. Audry YMCA, he promised to be closer to Diaspora and announced that other trips were already planned in Dominican Republic and Turks & Caicos Islands in December before returning to America North in January 2012.

Sunday evening, the Minister met with Carrie Solages, Haitian Democratic legislator, newly elected in the State of Long Island and Rosemonde Pierre-Louis, Vice President of Manhattan city council. The discussions focused on the need to maintain a closer relationship with elected officials and other personalities of Haitian descent, with positions of power in the United States.

Monday, November 28, the Minister Daniel Supplice went to the United Nations mission in New York. He was accompanied with a score of personalities including Dr. Mathieu Eugene, Congressman John P. Alexis, the Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Charles A. Forbin, Consul General of

Haiti in New York, Wyclef Jean of Haiti Goodwill Ambassador, Lesly Cazeau, Ambassador of Haiti in New York, a few Senators and others in Diaspora.

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