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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here is a picture of Former prime Minister Jean Max Bellerive cited for the mishandeling of post hurricane contracts. The President of Commission of Anti-Coruption, Senator Youri Latortue, cited Former Prime Minister Jean Max Bellerive for receiving close to seven million of American dollars in bribery or kick back from Dominican companies
Jean Max Bellerive Cited For Receiving Seven Million in Bribery
On July 27, 2016, the President of the Commission on Anti-Corruption, Senator Youri Latortue cited the name of former Haitian Prime Minister Jean Max Bellerive (in office 11 November 2009 - 18 October 2011) for possibly receiving close to US$ 7 million kickback for awarding multi-million dollar contracts to some Dominican companies immediately following the 2010 Haiti earthquake. During the time of issuing these contracts he was the Prime Minister under President Rene Preval. Bellerive was born in Port-au-Prince in 1958. His father was a prominent doctor of the World Health Organization (WHO). Bellerive left Haiti at a very young age to study in Switzerland, France, and Belgium. He is a graduate in Political Science and International Relations; he decided to return to Haiti in 1986, shortly before the fall of Jean-Claude Duvalier. He has worked with many public institutions such as the Secretariat of Tourism, the National Port Authority (APN), the Haitian People's Bank (BPH), the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) and the Ministry of Haitians Living abroad. In last March, the interim president Jocelerme Privert included him in his executive team as the Chief of Staff.
Be prepare to save as you are getting ready to buy your Back to School supplies for your children
As summer comes to an end, it can be hard to get back into a regular schedule. Starting the new school year can be a time of great excitement and anxiety. Every parent should help children begin school with a positive mindset, support their transition into a new school year, and prepare them for fall learning. Here we've got some tips to help you out in this. (i) Set your kids' sleep schedules back to "School Time" in advance; (ii) Meet the new teachers; (iii) Encourage your children to read at least one book before the school begins; (iv) Visit places of cultural interest like museums to shift their brains into "Scholar" mode; (v) Check whether you have purchased every item which you needed as per back to school list; (vi) Keep your kid's medical and other records ready; (vii) Make sure your kids know how to handle bullying; (viii) Learn about your kid's expectation and plans for the year ahead; and (ix) Connect your kids with friends.
Here is a picture of Haitian runner Jeffrey Julmis in Rio after a fall. Jeffrey Julmis still managed to be qualified for the semifinals of the 110m hurdles
Julmis, who grew up in Florida and a former member of the track and field team of Kansas State University later said, "It felt good the crowd cheering me on. But I would've loved to have made it to the final."
Here is a picture of Haiti Minister of the Economy and finance, Yves Romain Bastien
A detailed analysis of US spending, however, raised questions about how much of those funds were truly necessary to hold elections, and how much simply served to enrich foreign organizations. As per University of Virginia professor Robert Fatton, the desire of the U.S to withdraw $2 million from the 'election basket' might be a sign that it is prepared to delegitimize the forthcoming elections if the results do not coincide with its interests.