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Robert Malval, Haiti prime minister

Robert Malval, Haiti prime minister

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

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Jean Marie Cherestal, Prime Minister of Haiti

Jean Marie Cherestal, Prime Minister of Haiti

Here is a picture of former Haitian Prime Minister, Jean Marie Chérestal. He was Prime Minister of Haïti From March 2, 2001 To January 21, 2002.

Haiti's 10th Prime Minister served for just ten months before the controversy became publicly known and his continuance as Prime Minister was moot. The decline of the country's economy during his tenure was the main reason for his short administration. There were also accusations that Chérestal had mismanaged the economy

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Martial Lavaud Celestin, Prime Minister of Haiti

Martial Lavaud Celestin, Prime Minister of Haiti

Here is a picture of Martial Lavaud Célestin who was
Prime Minister of Haïti under the presidency of President Leslie Manigat. Lavaud Martial Celestin was born in Ganthier October 4, 1913 and studied Law and Economics at the Faculty of Must de Paris. On 9 February 1988, the President Leslie F. Manigat selected him as prime minister until the government was overthrown by a coup

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Rosny Smarth, Prime Minister of Haiti

Rosny Smarth, Prime Minister of Haiti

Here is a picture of Mr. Rosny Smarth, Prime Minister of Haiti From February 27, 1996 To June 9, 1997

He was born on October 19, 1940 and became Prime Minister for short period of time. One thing that was very noticeable about Rosny Smarth was that he resigned from his position, leaving the post vacant for nearly two years.

He studied at the University of Port-au-Prince, then received a degree in agronomy at the University of Santiago de Chile . Smarth was appointed director of the Chilean Institute for Agricultural Development in 1967, then became the Lavalas Political Organization. Rosny Smarth was appointed Prime Minister of Haiti on 27 February 1996 to 9 June 1997

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Claudette Werleigh first Woman Prime Minister of Haiti

Claudette Werleigh first Woman Prime Minister of Haiti

This is the picture of Ms. Claudette Werleigh first Woman Prime Minister in the history of history of Haiti

She was born i the second city, Cap-Haitian in 1946 but accomplished her medical studies in the United States and Switzerland
Upon returning home to Haiti, Claudette Werleigh studied law and economics at the state university in Port-au-Prince. Many years after working in several non governmental organizations in adult literacy and humanitarian relief, she created the women's league for women's empowerment to promote women to participate in politics. She speaks Haitian Creole, French, English, Spanish and Portuguese

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Ralph Theano at the Lower House

Ralph Theano at the Lower House

The Minister charged to manage relations between the Parliament and Executive, Ralph Theano was ordered to leave the Chamber by President Jean Tholbert Alexis. This was the result of problems between the Minister and some members of PRI, a block in opposition to the government at the Chamber of Deputy.

Minister Ralph insisted that the security agents did not take him out of the Haitian Parliament and that he voluntarily left the building

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Central Railway in Port-au-Prince, Cincinnatus Leconte government

Central Railway in Port-au-Prince, Cincinnatus Leconte government

Here is a picture of the Central Railway in Port-au-Prince at Rue du Quai during the government of Cincinnatus Leconte

Jean-Jacques Dessalines Michel Cincinnatus Leconte (born September 29, 1854) was the Haitian President between (August 1911 until his death on 8 August 1912). He was the son of Cinna Leconte and Florelia Raphael and the great grandson of the Jean-Jacques Dessalines, the founding father of Haiti and the autocratic first ruler of an independent Haiti under the 1801 constitution. Cincinnatus Leconte was a lawyer by profession who served as the Minister of the Interior to the President Pierre Nord Alexis. In 1908, when a revolt deposed Alexis, he went into exile in Jamaica and C. Antoine Simon became the President. He came back from exile in 1911 and gathered a rebellion force that ousted President Simon and on August 7, 1911, Leconte unanimously became the President for a seven year term with a set salary of $24,000 a year. His presidency is often considered as one of the efficient and cleanest government that Haiti ever had. He took many positive steps and numerous reforms. He increased teachers' pay, paved the streets, installed telephone lines, reduced the size of the army, etc., and they are only a few to name. He introduced a controversial discriminatory policy targeting "Syrian" population (actually most of them were Lebanese Christians) to protect Haitians from disloyal competition of the Easterners with uncertain nationality.

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Commission consultative to President Michel Martelly

Commission consultative to President Michel Martelly

Here is a picture of the Commission consultative to President Michel Martelly with the responsibility to review all the propositions and to make a final recommendation to the president.

Martelly Establishes Consultative Commission to Avert Constitutional Crisis

Martelly appeared on a nation-wide broadcast to speak about the situation, confronting the country. He said he has tried to make concessions in talks with several political groups. But currently he has appointed an 11-member Consultative Commission to aggregate the past two months' worth of political consultations and make recommendations.

Evans Paul of Konvansyon Inite Demokratik feels the Commission will fulfill its obligations in a fair manner. But Serge Jean Louis of opposition party MOPOD says, "This Commission is a joke, made up of people, most of whom are close to the government and schemers . . ."

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General Administration of Customs in Haiti, douane

General Administration of Customs in Haiti, douane

The government of Haiti is counting a great deal on the improvement of the General Administration of Custom (Douane) to increase its income in order to provide more and better services to the population.

Haiti's General Administration of Customs (AGD) brought in a reported 2.4 billion gourdes in revenue at last count. The massive score came mainly from the collection of customs on articles such as vehicles which carry tariff rates of between 5- and 10%. Operating out of 17 different offices, located throughout Haiti, the AGD supplies tax information as swell as info on the rules of imports and exports, information on tariff fees, working with customs and the procedure for sending merchandise.

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Nage Pou'w Soti by Rene Preval

Nage Pou'w Soti by Rene Preval

Here is a famous statement made by a Haitian President. Rene Preval, early at the beginning of his Presidential mendate made it cleat that the Haitian population should not rely on the government. This term "Nage Pou'w Soti" characterized his government. The Haitian statement "Nage Pou'w Soti" means swim to get out of the water; in another term, don't expect others to hand a hand to you to help you to get out

Not since Marie Antoinette's famous "Let them eat cake" quip has one sentence from a ruling head had the potential to so incense a nation for its seeming nonchalance to the plight of the people as the 2006 one from former President Rene Preval of "Nage Pou Soti." The Creole term that translates to "swim your way out" was meant to be something more like the American "sink or swim", but for a country that is largely surrounded by water, though few know how to swim and scores of those who try to flee in small boats end up drowned, it did not go over quite so well.

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