Here is a picture of haitian President Michel Martelly with Dr. Florence Duperval Guillaume who is the current acting Prime Minister on day of heroes, 2015.
Haiti's fight for independence began with a slave revolt lasting ten years. The event that set off the revolution was a Voodoo ceremony, presided over by a Hougan priest named Boukman. Boukman, once a slave of British occupiers, was sold to a French plantation owner. Because of Boukman's intimidating appearance and terrifying temper, he was put in charge of the plantation slaves. But Boukman turned the tables by performing a Voodoo ceremony to empower the slaves to revolt against the French. On August 14, 1791, with the help of a Voodoo priestess, Boukman called upon God's help. The words he used have become part of Haiti's cultural lore.
Boukman first acknowledged God's great creation. He next acknowledged God's awareness of the war crimes perpetrated against the slaves. He finally invoked God's almighty power: "He will direct our arms, and stands beside us. Destroy the image of the white men's god . . ." Boukman ended with a rallying cry: "Listen to the voice of freedom rising in our heart." Once the French caught Boukman and executed him, the killing provoked the slave revolt.
This is a picture taken during on the day of Heroes in Haiti or January 2, 2015. Some of the people in this picture include President Michel Martelly, acting Prime minister, Dr. Florence Duperval Guillaume and current Prime Minister designated, Evans Paul, aka K-Plim.
Haiti celebrates its National Independence Day on January 1st. This year marks the 211th anniversary of Haiti's liberation as the first black-led republic in the world. Christopher Columbus first discovered Haiti and conferred the name Hispaniola on the entire island, which included the Dominican Republic on the eastern portion and Haiti the western. Later French colonists renamed Ayiti, Haiti.
Breaking News. We just learned that a new interim Prime Minister has been designated.
Former Health minister, Florence Duperval Guillaume became interim prime minister on Sunday December 21, 2014. She will replace Laurent Lamothe.
Based on the guideline set by the Haitian constitution, Ms. Duperval Guillaume can only hold this interim Prime Minister position for up to 30 days. A permanent has to be designated and confirmed within that period
Haiti's interim Prime Minister, Florence Duperval Guillaume, began her governmental career in 2011 when she was named Minister of Health. Within that role, she earned the regard of aid agencies around the world, and made it her mandate to try and reach the 40% of the country that didn't have basic health care, which she outlined as her biggest challenge. The role of Acting Prime Minister is sanctioned under the Haitian Constitution for no more than 30 days, after which parliament must choose a permanent Prime Minister for the embattled country.
In the wake of the forced resignation of former Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, Health Minister Florence Duperval Guillaume was named in the post of interim Prime Minister for a period not over 30 days, within which a new, permanent candidate would be sought to fill the post. The Council of Minister's Secretary General, Enex Jean-Charles, made the announcement that Prime Minister Guillaume would be given the post as Acting Prime Minister pending the elections that await approval from the parliament.
Here is a picture of Mgr Ogé Beauvoir who participated in the Presidential Commission to find a solution to the election crisis
Haiti commission calling for Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe to resign
A curious change in the recent demands for executive resignation was the Haiti commission's call for the stepping down of Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe. Undoubtedly, most of the cry, while it would include the entire administration of the President, was toward the Head of State, Michel Martelly. Possibly even more surprising is that the commission was set up by the President himself.
The panel of 11 members that consisted of religious leaders and former officials was set up on November 28, 2014 with the aim to find a resolution for the current political situation that has seen the overly-long, hotly-contested delay of the municipal and legislative elections in the country. The panel met for eight days, and at the end of it came up with this solution of the Prime Minister stepping down, so that a consensus government could be formed.
There is life after Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe. The executive and the legislative power understand that clearly. This is a meeting between Deputy Jacques S. Thimoléon, M. Simon D. Desras and President Michel Martelly consulting to form a new government.
Consultative Commission Urges Opposition to Declare a Truce
President Martelly has abided by a special commission's recommendation that Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe be asked to resign. Lamothe offered his resignation Sunday December 14th.
Demonstrators have demanded the Martelly-Lamothe government be ended when the holding of general elections in October did not occur.
The commission is asking the opposition to declare a truce so both sides can agree to hold elections before Parliament closes down and Martelly rules by presidential decree.
In an attempt to follow the recommendations of the executive committee to find a somution, President Michel Martelly is meeting with the CSPJ President, Me Anel Alexis Joseph. As you may recollect, one of the recommendations of the committee is the resignation of Me Anel Alexis Joseph as head of the CSPJ
Appointments to the Supreme Court and Permanent Electoral Council prepare Haiti for Elections
President Martelly appointed Me Anel Alexis Joseph to be the new President of the Court of Cassation that has been operating without one dating back to 2004. Martelly also appointed another judge, Jean-Louis Maecenas, to the COA, leaving four seats to be filled. The appointments have been held up because the Senate has submitted names of questionable character.
One of Joseph's first tasks was witnessing the swearing-in of nine new members of the Transient College of Permanent Electoral Council (CTCEP), who are replacing nine departing members, asked to tender their resignations, according to the Consultative Commission's recommendations. This turnover of the CTCEP fulfills one of the demands of the opposition, who want a new CTCEP to organize free, fair, and democratic state and local elections. After the swearing-in, the new members from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches will travel to the CTCEP in Petion-Ville to begin the task of organizing elections quickly.
This is a picture of the Haitian former Prime Minister, Gérard Latortue. He was born in the city of Gonaives on June 19, 1934
He became Prime minister March 12, 2004 following the removal of President Jean Bertrand Aristide from power. In February 2004, according to some, the country experienced a coup d'état and new Prime Minister Gerard Latortue was selected by the Council and appointed head of the interim government
The leading opposition furing his administration came from the Fanmi Lavalas political party. An election took place on February 7, 2006. In June 2006, Gerard Latortue was succeeded by Jacques-Édouard Alexis.
There is a good chance that the next Prime Minister of Haitia could be Dr. Garry Conille
Dr. Garry Conille is a graduate of College Canado Haitien. He also studied at the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of the UEH in Haiti and at the University of North Carolina in the United States.
If he becomes the Next Prime Minister of Haiti, Dr. Garry Conille would brake the cycle where his two previous candidates for the position were rejected by the Haitian parliament
This is the former Prime Minister of Haiti, Robert Malval.
He was born on July 11, 1943 in Port-au-Prince and became prime minister from August 30, 1993 to November 8, 1994.
Robert Malval is an industrialist and business leader who was appointed Prime Minister by former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. He was not able to govern as he was appointed Prime minister in the objective to solve a crisis at the time between the Army-backed presidency of Emile Jonassaint and Jean Bertrand Aristide. Robert Malval was not successful and was obligated to resign after a short period of time