June 10, 2016 - Moise Jean-Charles holds Evans Paul personally responsible for attacks and attempted arson on several gas stations in Port-au-Prince. Moise informed the press that he knows very well what Evans Paul is capable of, consideration his past as former militant "Konpè Plim".
On June 14, 2016, the Haitian Tet Kale Party (PHTK) of former President Martelly and its allies formed a "general mobilization" force with the aim of overthrowing Provisional President Jocelerme Privert from power. The alliance calls themselves Entente Democratic (ED), or Democratic Agreement. Some of the participants of this political coalition include: the KID, the PHTK, the National Consortium of political Parties Haitians, "Repon Peyizan" of "Platfom Viktwa", the National Bloc Right Centre, MONHA. They have invited the general population to take part against the authoritarian and autocratic excesses of the Provisional President Privert and asked the politicians, state institutions and all organized bodies to join a concerted effort for a consensual solution to fill the presidential vacancy.
Evans Paul has said that continuation of Privert as the Interim President without any title or quality is against the law of the country and a matter of criminal offence. The three branches of government, such as, Executive, Legislative and Judiciary, should meet immediately to bring back the country onto the rail of the constitution.
Political parties KID and PHTK through "democratic Agreement" (EDS) filed the operation Friday, June 10 ,, demanding the provisional president Jocelerme Privert to resign the next June 14
June, 2016: Evans Paul: "Lè w pa konpoze, Ou dekonpoze, lè w finn dekonpoze yo depoze w "
As per the news report dated June 18, 2016, a new political opposition coalition "Democratic Agreement" (ED) referring Article 149-1 of the Haitian Constitution, has claimed that once the term of a Haitian President expires, he cannot continue to act as the President of Haiti any more. As per their referred Article (149-1), the acting President may in no case, be a candidate in the next Presidential election. Furthermore, as per Article 134-3, the President of the Republic may not be re-elected. He may serve an additional term only after an interval of five (5) years. Former Prime Minister Evans Paul as the spokesperson of the coalition group said, the mandate of the former President Jocelerme Privert had ended on 14 June 2016; he cannot any more continue or re-elect as the Haitian President.
Here is Muhammad Ali and Christina Aguilera asking for donation of $5 for Haiti relief effort
During the program with Christina Aguilera, Muhammad Ali had mentioned such earthquake and aftershocks in Haiti as among the worst tragedies of our lifetime. Christina Aguilera serves as the global spokesperson for Yum! Brands' World Hunger Relief campaign, which is the world's largest private-sector hunger-relief effort, operating in 110 countries and 36,000 restaurants of KFC, Pizza Hut, Long John Silver's, Taco Bell and A&W. The organization creates awareness, volunteers and raises fund for WFP. Aguilera said, as a mother, she was very much upset by watching the condition of children and families affected by the earthquake. David Novak, the Chairman and CEO, Yum! Brands, Inc., said, "as a company with a huge heart, it is their responsibility to help the people of Haiti rebuild their lives." He announced his company's decision to donate $500,000 for the Earthquake victims. We might remember that, in 2008, after four devastating hurricane attacks in the country, Novak visited Haiti and immediately pledged $1 million from that year's World Hunger Relief collection to Haiti.
Here is a picture of Muhammad Ali
In January 2010, following the devastating earthquake, the deceased global humanitarian and sports icon Muhammad Ali teamed up with multi-Grammy Award winner Christina Aguilera to help "the United Nations' World Food Program (WFP) Haiti Relief Efforts" by appearing in a Public Service Announcement (PSA) produced by the Yum! Brands Foundation. The program with a special performance from Aguilera appeared on several international television channels and online, and they urged people to donate $5 by texting FRIENDS to 90999 or donate Online at fromhungertohope.com. It said that to some, $5 is a big amount; it is a big amount to feed 20 hungry children in Haiti. Ali also participated in an internationally televised telethon with Chris Rock, "Hope for Haiti Now" (on January 22, 2010 from 8 p.m. to 10 pm, E.S.T) with actor, director, comedian, Chris Rock who read a 2-minute message of this great boxer.
Here is copy of the note issued by the Haitian Parliament to announce that as of June 15, 2016, the Haitian Parliament is now in charge of the country and not Jocelerme Privert. The note was signed by Cholzer Chancy, President of the Chamber of Deputies Ronald Lareche, Vice-President of the Senate,
Haiti politicians and lawmakers are divided in opinions on whether Privert is still a Haiti's caretaker president. As per Emmanuel Jean Francois, the communications chief of the prime minister's office, there is no institutional vacuum until the lawmakers meet in a National Assembly and resolve the matter by deciding whether to elect a successor or extend Privert's term. Till that President Privert is Haiti's leader. However, as per Gary Bodeau, a lawmaker from the Lower House, Privert's term has unquestionably finished and Prime Minister Enex Jean-Charles has automatically become Haiti's top official by the midnight of Tuesday, June 14, 2016. It is illegal and unconstitutional for Privert to remain in the National Palace. Haitian historian Georges Michel said, as per Haitian tradition, only force can remove Privert from power before the election. However, as the country is passing through a peaceful phase, the chance of forceful expulsion is very rare. The Tet Kale political party of former President Michel Martelly called for a "popular mobilization" for Privert's expulsion while the Fanmi Lavalas faction demanded his stay. Earlier, Privert has repeatedly said that his future will be decided by the divided Parliament who put him into power.
Did Brazil make the right choice by hosting the Olympic Games?
On June 4, 2008, Rio de Janeiro was shortlisted by the IOC Executive Board over six other applicant cities--Chicago, Madrid, Tokyo, Baku, Doha and Prague. The price tag for the Rio Olympics 2016 at $9.7 billion has so far risen since August 2015 by 400 million reais (Brazilian Real) or 1% ($99.3 million) mainly due to inflation and the country's worst recession in decades.
Here is a picture of Wrestler Asnage Castelly who wants to Win the First Olympic Medal for Haiti.
Haiti made its first appearance at the Olympic Games in the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. Its first Olympic medal came in 1924 when Haiti's seven-member shooting team took third place in the free rifle competition. Haiti's second and last medal so far came in 1928; Silvio Paul Cator won a silver in long jump. For Asnage Castelly, it was not easy to turn his dream into reality. He is the first Haitian to compete in the World Wrestling Championship. At 37, Castelly is a Division II wrestler at American International in Springfield, Mass., who wrestles in both Freestyle, and Greco-Roman style. While serving in the U.S. military, he passed last few months bouncing between U.S.A and Haiti, coordinating his functions as the head of Haiti's wrestling federation and arranging his participation in the Olympic, the lone participant from Haiti in the Rio Olympic. He worked hard to convince Haitian officials that he is not only an American, he is also a Haitian and he has the ability and potential to represent Haiti in the Olympic Games. When he was a kid, his mum used to get upset with his habit of fighting. Castelly realized he could wrestle when he watched Olympic wrestling on TV. Presently, he is an assistant coach at the Nieves Wrestling Club and also coaches Springfield Technical Community College and he's in training himself.
Here is Haitian boxer Dalodtz Fevry who is interested in representing Haiti at Olympic Games in Brazil. Haitian teen Dalodtz Fevry who is only 12 years old has a dream to bring an Olympic Medal to his Haitian parents. He is now working hard in order to represent Haiti at the Olympic games in Rio in boxing. The Olympic qualifying tournament is scheduled for June.
Dalodtz Fevry is a Haitian boxer who moved to Orlando with his family when he was only 12-year old. He has a cherished dream to represent his country Haiti in the Olympic game in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The first name of this bantamweight (116-125 pounds) boxer is pronounced as "Da-loots. He once said, "I want to achieve this for myself, my mom and my people.'' Recently, he came fourth in a preliminary tournament in Buenos Aires, Argentina. To qualify himself for the Olympic, he needed to finish within the top three places at the qualifying matches in Baku, Azerbaijan. This 24 year old boxer with only five years experience has made it. On June 25, 2016, he came second in the Baku qualifying matches.
Here is a picture of Naomy Grand'Pierre representing our country as a member of the 2016 Haitian Olympic Swimming Team.
Naomy Grand 'Pierre is a former Whitefield Academy swimmer. Last November, she was approached by Haitian authority if she would like to join its national team for this summer's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Haiti is what is known as a "universality place"; the nation can send one male and one female athlete to the world championships, but does not possess swimmers to match the Olympic qualifying speeds. Naomi's career best times recorded for different events are as follows: Freestyle (50/ 100 /200 yard): (24.47/ 52.91/ 2:01.71 seconds); Breaststroke (100/ 200 yard): (1:08.09 seconds & 2:31.73 seconds); & Butterfly 100 yard: 1:00.29 seconds. She is a current resident of Atlanta, a Major in Economics and International Studies, a regular participator in swimming, track and soccer in high school. She accepted Haiti's offer and has earned a spot on the Haitian Olympic swimming team at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in August 2016, between August 5 to 21 2016. She is looking forward to represent her Atlanta Dolphin Swim Team and certainly the country of Haiti on one of the most prestigious stages of competition.