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THE ARISTIDE FOUNDATION – Progress Taking Place in Haiti

Dear Colleague, Please download and view the attached VIDEO of a March 2019 interview between MILDRED ARISTIDE (wife of former Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide) and Barbadian- American journalist, MARGARET PRESCOD, on the 2019 Graduation Ceremony of the UNIVERSITY OF THE ARISTIDE FOUNDATION in Haiti. The 2019 graduating class consisted of 153 Medical Doctors, 34 Nurses, 19 Lawyers, and 8

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The Grenville Phillips Column – Empty Promises

I am scheduled to be deployed to Haiti shortly to assist them in their recovery efforts.  However, the recent social unrest, which resulted in deaths, property damage and flights into Haiti being suspended, may put those plans in jeopardy.  With the Government awaiting the IMF’s directives, Haiti’s experience is relevant to Barbados at this time. The IMF directed the Haitian

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Thanks Jehovah Haiti is on the Rebound

Submitted by the Mahogany Coconut Watchdog Group and Think Tank

Five years after the devastating earthquake, that would have totally destroyed most other Caribbean countries, our Haitian brothers and sisters are slowly, and we are convinced surely, rebuilding their society. As always, the aid promised has not all be forthcoming and the spectre of corrupt practices still looms, but we hasten to add that these maladies are not unique after such destruction and chaos. There will always be those humans and organizations, both private and public, who will exploit human suffering for their own greed and nefarious ambitions.

Not to be overwhelmed by these negatives, we are witnessing the great resilience of the Haitian people as they press ahead with nation rebuilding. Our sources in New York reliably inform us, that some commodities are already reaching the market place with the proud stamp: Made in Haiti. We are also reliably informed that: manufacturing, mining, agriculture and fisheries are getting some assistance and creating new jobs. The telecom company DIGICEL, has poured one billion dollars into the telecom infrastructure. Haitian workers are now producing/making computer tablets at an encouraging pace! The tourism planners are moving swiftly to tap into the 25 million tourists who visit the Caribbean annually.

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The World Community Cheats Haiti

Buried in the news is the egregious reality that 50% of the money pledged to Haiti by the global community triggered by the earthquake which devastated the capital Port-au-Prince remains outstanding. Some continue to ask what has this country which symbolizes so much for the free world done to suffer such disrespect. BU will be chided by some for pulling

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Do We Hate Thee Haiti?

Submitted by islandgal246   The embassy of the United States of America  here in Barbados is responsible for issuing visas to  citizens of several of the Caribbean islands and this includes nationals of Haiti.  Many of these Haitian nationals reside in the French Territories of Martinique and Guadeloupe must come here  to apply for a US visa.  They are required

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A Pact With The Devil? The United States And The Fate Of Modern Haiti

Reproduced from Origins Website, by Leslie Alexander   One year ago, on January 12, 2010, a devastating earthquake struck the island nation of Haiti. The following day, as tens of thousands of the dead and dying lay beneath the rubble and remains of their homes and communities, American televangelist Pat Robertson stated that the earthquake occurred because Haiti and its

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An Inside Look At Haiti’s Business Elite, Interview with Patrick James

In the coming days BU will be reproducing and writing about Haiti. It seems Barbadians and others in the region have become numb to the plight of the Haitians. The article reproduced from 1995 is still relevant and required reading to understand a little about Haiti. “Patrick James is the alias of a U.S. businessperson who previously lived and worked

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If Duvalier Can Travel On An EXPIRED Haitian Passport, Why Can't President Aristide Do The Same?

Reproduced from the Ezili’s Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network Dr  Jean-Bertrand Aristide Former President of Haiti 19 January 2011 I would like to thank the government and the people of South Africa for the historic hospitality, deeply rooted in Ubuntu, extended to my family and I Since my forced arrival in the Mother Continent six and a half years ago, the

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Local Engineer Back From Haiti And Is Forced To Ask Some Hard Questions

I recently returned from a 4-week deployment in Haiti. My principal assignment was to train Haitian engineers to evaluate the safe structural condition of buildings, so that they could be occupied or abandoned. I also trained them in effective and economical repair and strengthening measures. I completed my assignments, returned home, and tried to forget the ugly side of the

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And The Rich Shall Get Richer: What About the Poor?

The recent catastrophic earthquake which rocked Haiti has exposed one of the weaknesses of modern civilization; the failure to narrow the gap between rich and poor countries. Haiti is a country which has languished at the bottom of the ladder using any yardstick which measures economic and human development. During the period of struggle being experienced by Haiti its regional

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Haiti And The Blacks!

by Loose Canon (Reproduced from Botswana’s Sunday Standard) I hope black people will learn a lesson from the earthquake that hit Haiti. If they don’t learn anything from it, then I throw up my hands in despair and give up. Let’s start with a few basic facts. Until the earthquake, I never knew there was a place called Haiti. I

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What About The Haitian Children?

For the past three weeks the world has remained horrified at the news coming out of Haiti. Much has been stated about the untold suffering which has been visited on Haiti throughout the years. The images beamed across the world by a Western press has exposed the destruction of Port au Prince now rubble, over one hundred thousand dead, over

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