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Stephanie Villedrouin nominated Young Global Leaders (YGL)

Stephanie Villedrouin nominated Young Global Leaders (YGL)

Here is a picture of former tourism minister in Haiti Stéphanie Villedrouin who has been nominated as Young Global Leaders (YGL).

The outgoing Minister of Tourism Stéphanie Villedrouin has been nominated at the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader (YGL). The Forum of Young Global Leaders is a unique and diverse community of the world's most outstanding, next generation leaders. On March 18, 2016, the World Economic Forum released the names of the 121 laureates, selected among the business leaders, social activists and artists, aged under 40, who have contributed and influenced on the policy, society and the world around them. More than half of the YGL are women and the majority are from the emerging economies. Stéphanie Balmir Villedrouin, as the minister of Tourism has worked amidst corruption, poverty and challenges for the revival of Haiti's tourism industry. She has been regarded as one of the most visible figures of Haiti's different Ministries. She never remained contented with the accomplishment of tourism objectives during her tenure, but has worked to create infrastructure that will ease tourism in Haiti in decades to come.

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Former Haiti Prime Minister Michele Duvivier Pierre-Louis

Former Haiti Prime Minister Michele Duvivier Pierre-Louis

Here is a picture of Former Haiti Prime Minister Michèle Duvivier Pierre-Louis.

Michèle Duvivier Pierre-Louis (born 5 October 1947) was the Prime Minister of Haiti (5 September 2008 - 11 November 2009) with the nomination from President René Préval. She was Haiti's second female Prime Minister after Claudette Werleigh (November 7, 1995 - March 6, 1996). As a minister, she had served as the Minister of Justice and Public Security. Since 1978, she had worked on improving literacy and adult education in Haiti. She opened libraries, held training sessions and educational projects for traditional midwives. After a year of holding the Prime Minister's office, Préval's party unfairly complained that she had failed to improve people's living standards and her cabinet was voted down and out on 11 November 2009.

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Tholbert Alexis, Former President of Chamber of Deputy

Tholbert Alexis, Former President of Chamber of Deputy

Here is a picture of Tholbert Alexis, Former President of Chamber of Deputy.

Jean Tholbert Alexis (born November 29, 1973), an elected representative of ANSANM NOU FO political party from Croix-des-Bouquets, became the President of the Chamber of Deputies following the elections held, on Wednesday, 16 January 2013. He received 65 votes of the 91 deputies present at the session. As a President of the Lower House, he had always remained vocal about human rights abuses. By profession, he is a lawyer. He had managed many important port folios during his career, likes of Member Committee Public Works, Transport and Communication; Member Committee Finance, Trade, Economy and Budget; Member of Commission for Justice and Public Safety; Chairman of Special Committee to study the parts of the former Prime Minister-designate, Daniel Gérard Rouzier, by President of the Republic Michel Joseph Martelly and became the General Manager of a village project ONA (National Old-Age Insurance Office).

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Yves Romain Bastien, Minister of Economy and Finance

Yves Romain Bastien, Minister of Economy and Finance

Here is a picture of Yves Romain Bastien, Minister of Economy and Finance.

Yves Romain Bastien will be in charge of two ministries. He will serve as the Minister of Economy and Finance and Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development (temporarily). Under Martelly administration, he had served as the Coordinator of the Public Enterprise Modernization Council (CMEP). During the presidency of Rene Préval, Romain Bastien assisted the president in the sale of public enterprises to the representatives of the Bourdon Group.

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Michel Martelly, Enex Jean-Charles and Rene Preval

Michel Martelly, Enex Jean-Charles and Rene Preval

Here is a picture of Former President Michel Martelly together with Enex Jean-Charles and Rene Preval.

Before being named as the new Prime Minister, he was one of Privert's advisers and was president in the ministerial cabinet as Minister of Planning and External Cooperation in the eventual government of Fritz-Alphonse Jean. Enex Jean-Charles is well known in politics since 1988. He is a friend of everyone, but with fewer enemies. He is a Professor of Administrative Law at the Faculty of Law and Economics (FDSE) of the State University of Haiti in Port-au-Prince (since 1991), and to the Valparaiso University in Port-de-Paix (since 2006). He has numerous published research reports and articles on administrative matters relating to decision making, local participation and development of administrative policy to his credit. He has extensive professional experience in the United States, Belgium, Ireland and the Republic of Georgia on community development projects. He is a well known figure in the international community of professors, politicians and community leaders.

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Enex Jean-Charles to become the next Prime Minister of Haiti

Enex Jean-Charles to become the next Prime Minister of Haiti

Following the rejection of Mr. Fritz Jean by the Chamber of Deputies, President Jocelerme Privert has issued a decree om March 22, 2016 appointing Enex Jean-Charles as the new Prime Minister. Before the appointment was made, President Privert had consulted with various political blocs in the Haitian parliament

On Sunday, March 20, 2016, following the rejection of Fritz Jean as the Interim President's pick for Prime Minister, the Parliament got ready to vote for his next pick, Enex Jean-Charles as the Interim Prime Minister,. This happened after meetings between Privert and parliamentarians on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, for finding a consensus over his nomination. The task was not an easy one for Privert, because a group of deputies played hardball with him, refusing to provide a quorum for the hearing until a list of their demands were met. Two of their main demands were publication of a new election date, and the publication of mayoral results which had been put on hold till the names of the new members of the Provisional Electoral Council are decided.

Enex Jean-Charles (born July 18, 1960) is a longtime presidential adviser, administrative law professor and a seasoned lawyer who has remained behind the scenes in the National Palace for years since the rule of Presidents Boniface Alexandre (March 2004 to June 2006), who headed the U.S.-backed transitional government between 2004-06. Jean Charles served as the Secretary General of the Council of Ministers, with the rank of minister. He was a member of Rene Préval's private cabinet (December 2007 to May 2011); and more recently, served as an adviser to Martelly (since June 2011).

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Haiti's Prime Minister Designed, Ericq Pierre

Haiti's Prime Minister Designed, Ericq Pierre

Here is a picture of Haiti's Prime Minister Designed, Ericq Pierre.

Ericq Pierre is an agronomist who lives in Washington, DC and has served as an advisor on Haiti and Argentina in Inter-American Development Bank. He was twice unsuccessfully nominated as Prime Minister by President René Préval in 1997 (to succeed former Prime Minister Rosny Smarth) and 2008 (to succeed former Prime Minister Jacques Edouard Alexis). On Monday, March 7, 2016, as per the released list of probable ministers by the National Palace, the name of Ericq Pierre has been chosen as the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Haitians Living Abroad and Cults (MHAVE). This man of Rene Preval is sympathetic in appearance, but well known for his biasness. He might have the expertise to meet Haiti's economic and social challenges, but not overcome the political hurdles.

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Are Jean Charles Moise & Jovenel Moise related?

Are Jean Charles Moise & Jovenel Moise related?

The question outthere is whether or not two very influential Haiian politicians are in fact related. The individuals in question are Jean Charles Moise and Jovenel Moise. They are both candidates for the presidency of Haiti in the general election in 2015 and 2016.

The suspicion became even greater when in May, 2016 the General manager of OPL, Sauveur Pierre Etienne who was also a candidate during the election declared that the two Jean Charles Moise was in fact have family links and that they were cousins. However, it did not take long for Moise Jean Charles to put out a statement to bring some clarification. He stated that he was not related to Jovenel Moise

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Former Minister of Justice Louis Gary Lissade is dead

Former Minister of Justice Louis Gary Lissade is dead

We just learned the passing of Mr. Louis Gary Lissade. He died as a result of a lung disease. Mr. Lissade was well known in the judicial system in Haiti

especially for being Batonnier of the Bar of Port-au-Prince and Minister of Justice and Public Security several times. Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, December 31, 1947, he received his education at Haiti State University where he received a Law Degree. Mr. Lissade then continued with his education at the University of San Diego.

Louis Gary Lissade was Assistant Professor, Chief Consultant for Legal Affairs at National Counsel of Cooperatives. He was a member of the Presidential Commission for Electoral Process 1997-2000. He became Minister of Justice & Public Safety from 2001 to 2002.

Louis Gary Lissade received the seals of the Republic from Presidents Boniface Alexandre and Jean Bertrand Aristide

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Pierre Esperence - RNDDH

Pierre Esperence - RNDDH

Pierre Esperence began his tenure as a Secretary General of the International Federation for Human Rights after a ceremony held in Turkey. It was the first time that honor had been bestowed on a Haitian, and it no doubt came on the heels of Esperence's work as the RNDDH's (National Network for the Defense of Human Rights) head. The members of the international federation span over 100 countries and in his post, Esperence is set to vote in matters that will affect millions worldwide.

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