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Virgo, the sixth sign of the zodiac

Virgo, the sixth sign of the zodiac

Here is a picture of a virgin representing the Virgo sign.

If you were born anytime between August 23 and September 22, your Sun sign is Virgo. Virgo people usually have a deep sense of humanity and always pay attention to small details, prefer conservative and organized things, leave nothing to chance. They don't believe in living in the fantasy world and will be very much in touch with the reality. Since Mercury is the ruling planet of Virgo, they are good at communication and possess well-developed sense of speech and writing. Sometimes they are modest, and quite often shy. Virgo can be one of the most difficult mates to "land". Virgo is an earth sign and finds a great match for emotional Pisces and like-minded Earth signs Taurus and Capricorn. Virgos are very intelligent; they have an excellent memory and a highly analytical mind.

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UN pays tribute to heroes of abolition of Slave trade

UN pays tribute to heroes of abolition of Slave trade

Over 15 million men, women and children were the victims of the transatlantic slave trade,

Every year on 25 March, on the International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery, we get opportunity to honour and remember those who suffered and died at the hands of the brutal slavery system. For over 400 years, more than 15 million men, women and children were victims of this tragic practice. August 23 of each year, has been designated by UNESCO to memorialize the 'transatlantic slave trade' which took place across the Atlantic Ocean from the 15th through 19th centuries. It is also is the day of observance for International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. August 23 is also a memorable day on Haitian calendar, because during the night of August 22 to August 23, 1791, on the island of Saint Domingue (now known as Haiti), an uprising began which later became a major factor in the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade.

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Victims of Enforced Disappearances

Victims of Enforced Disappearances

Victims of Enforced Disappearances are often people who are arrested, detained or abducted against their will.

The International human rights law defines an "enforced disappearance" as--"when a person is secretly abducted or imprisoned by a state or political organization or by a third party with the authorization, support, or acquiescence of a state or political organization, followed by a refusal to acknowledge the person's fate and whereabouts, with the intent of placing the victim outside the protection of the law." But the common people understand that in a simple way: People literally disappear, from their loved ones and their community, when state officials grab them from the street or from their homes and then deny it. It is a crime under international law. In recent years there have also been an alarming number of acts by non-state actors, including armed extremist and terrorist groups. Victims of enforced disappearances are deprived of their liberty, and seldom released alive. The United Nations (UN), Amnesty International and some other human rights organizations observe the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances on August 30 each year.

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Constantin Henriquez, First Haitian Olympic champion in 1900

Constantin Henriquez, First Haitian Olympic champion in 1900

Constantin Henriquez de Zubiera arrived in France in 1893 on the steamship La Bretagne, from Port-de-Paix. In October 28, 1900, he became the first African-Caribbean Olympic champion for France

Constantin Henriquez de Zubiera was a Haitian-born French rugby union footballer. His name is worth remembering for many reasons. He was not only the first black athlete to compete at the Olympics, Henriquez was the first black athlete and the first African-Caribbean Olympic champion in the Olympic Games and by extension, the first to become an Olympic gold medalist, because he was a member of the France squad in 1900 that won the Olympic title at the first Rugby Olympic Tournament in France. He also won the silver in the tug of war at the same Games. He introduced football in his country Haiti in 1904, and scored the first goal in Haiti during a competition. He came back in Haiti in the 1950's and became a Senator and was engaged in the promotion of sport in his country. With his brother Alphonse, he co-founded "the Union Sportive Haïtienne". Henriquez was born in Haiti, but moved to France in 1893. Alongside his schooling at the Albert the Great College of Arcueil, he also enjoyed playing rugby. Becoming professional, he played in the biggest clubs in France.

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Pouchon Duverger, lead singer of djakout Number 1

Pouchon Duverger, lead singer of djakout Number 1

Here is a picture of Pouchon Duverger, the lead singer of the popular musical group djakout Number 1.

Pouchon Duverger is the lead singer and Keyboardist of Djakout # 1 in the Konpa Lobey genre. In last July,15th, while performing on stage at Borgne in the north, Duverger felt discomfort and was immediately transported to the hospital Borgne. A rumor quickly spread all around that he had a stroke; however, after a few hours his condition became stable. In last May, Shabba or Herve Anthenor, the noted Percussionist (congas) of the group accused Roro Laine (drummer) and Pouchon, because they were jealous of his achievement. As per Shabba's allegation, the jealousy was brewing inside them; it only came out with their refusal to his invitation to participate in the launching program of his third solo album. In December 2014, Duverger was summoned by Sonel Jean François, an investigating judge, in connection with investigations against the named Augustin Brunet, Caesar Laforet, Bergeau John Woodly Etheart (aka "Sonson La Familia") and others, charged with kidnapping, detention, armed robbery and illegal firearms possession. Sonson La Familia is a well known gang leader who is also known to the police as the "Baz Galil." However, Pouchon Duverger did not deny his friendship with Sonson. He has said Sonson is a promoter that organizes dances, parties and festivals in Miami which all bands know".

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Leopold Berlanger getting ready to hold next election

Leopold Berlanger getting ready to hold next election

Here is a picture of the president of the CEP, Leopold Berlanger as he is getting ready to hold next Haiti election

On June 6, 2016, the Chairman of the election committee (CEP) Leopold Berlanger has invalidated last year's presidential elections and has announced in a press conference that the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) will hold a fresh election in next October 9, 2016, and January 8, 2017. The Provisional Electoral Council will work under the advice of the Verification Commission, which in last May recommended annulling the published results of the last presidential election and making preparation for a new election. The CEP has to make arrangements for legislative elections for some centers also which remained pending in some parts of the country. Leopold Berlanger said, his commission is presently working to resolve issues with "Mandataires" or poll watchers who were responsible for massive frauds. In the last election, over 1 million blank accreditation cards were issued as "Mandataires" and that allowed them to cast multiple ballots at polling stations in such a way so that it was impossible to determine the number of voters who went to the polls.

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Bill Clinton traveling in Haiti

Bill Clinton traveling in Haiti

Here is a picture of bill Clinton in Haiti holding the hand of a child as they are entering a home

Haiti holds a special place in the hearts of Bill and Hillary Clinton. When they were married in 1975, one of their friends presented a honeymoon vacation in Haiti for them and it was an eye opening journey. Once in an interview Bill Clinton said Hillary and I share the same memories, same concerns and we both love the place and always feel a special responsibility for Haiti and its people. The Clinton Foundation alone has directed $36 million to Haiti since 2010. Another $55 million has been spent through the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund. Clinton Foundation led the Haitian reconstruction effort following the devastating earthquake and vowed to help the country "build back better," so that if any disaster struck the country, it can respond in a more efficient and quicker way. In 2009, Clinton visited Haiti when places around Gonaives, were devastated by hurricane damage in 2008. Since the 2010 earthquake Clinton had visited Haiti a number of times to oversee his foundation's work and the reconstruction effort carried on by several other organizations. In May 2010, during his first joint trip with George Bush, it was noticed that George W. Bush wiped his hand on Bill Clinton's shirt after shaking hands with a crowd of Haitians.

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Cardinal Chibly Langlois Jocelerme Privert

Cardinal Chibly Langlois Jocelerme Privert

Here is a picture of Cardinal Chibly Langlois with Provisional President Jocelerme Privert

In an exclusive interview with Le Nouvelliste on Monday night, July 25, 2016, Cardinal Chibly Langlois called on parliamentarians to choose "the lesser evil". As per Cardinal Chilby, Jocelerme Privert may not be the ideal person to lead the country, but the critical issues that the country is currently passing through such as holding of elections on the date set by the CEP and downward revision of the budget--- we have no better option than President Privert on whom we can depend. We should maintain him as the Provisional President as he is "lesser evil" than his peers who are busier to defend their own interest.

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Jonas Coffy accused Evans Paul for destabilizing the government

Jonas Coffy accused Evans Paul for destabilizing the government

Jonas Coffy accused Former P. M. Evans Paul as being behind recent increase in insecurity in Haiti. "Was it not the weakness of the Haitian justice, a citizen like Evans Paul would have been behind bars a long time ago", said the Director of the Ministry Social Affairs Jonas Coffy reacting about PM's coded statement
"konpoze or dekonpoze"

On Sunday, July 26, 2016, Jonas Coffy, the spokesman of Jocelerme Privert and the Director of the Ministry Social Affairs, on a program on "public interest" in Radio Kiskeya has accused former Prime Minister Evans Paul for his role behind the rising insecurity in the country and destabilizing the government. He has also accused the former Prime Minister for misappropriating public funds during his tenure as the Prime Minister. As per Coffy, it is a shame that our judicial system is so weak that it cannot keep people like Evans Paul behind the bars. Mr. Coffy was reacting to recent comments made by Evans Paul specifically his statement: "konpoze or dekonpoze" or "composed or decomposed" which many people believe to be a coded messages for promoting public violence. Evans Paul has described Coffy's accusation as, ridiculous and fanciful. He is considering filing a defamation suit against Coffy.

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Haitian artist King Kino and Barack Obama

Haitian artist King Kino and Barack Obama

Here is a picture of Haitian artist King Kino with American President Barack Obama

Lord Kinomorsa Divers (King Kino) is an exiled humanitarian, disciplined man and civil rights activist and a well known star musician, singer, songwriter; he is one kind of royalty in a class by himself. He was born to be a leader. Kino started singing career at a very early age with the singing of Gospel Music in church. He is a disciplined man, never forgot the teachings and disciplines he received in the church. He is respected by his peers and his fans include from the kid with no name sitting in the corner streets of Petion Ville to Barack Obama. On September 12, 2012, King Kino was an invited guest at a special meeting with the President of the United States, Mr. Barack Obama. He seized the opportunity to address the key issues that are of paramount importance to the Haitian community living in the U.S and to his beloved country Haiti.

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