Jozy Altidore, the Toronto FC striker might not take part for the US national team at the Copa America Centenario due to a hamstring injury, but he came to the limelight with an important announcement this summer. Altidore and his foundation have teamed up with the St. Luke Foundation to deliver television coverage of all three (3) group-stage matches featuring both countries, United States and Haiti, as well as the tournament's semifinal games and championship, for a total of nine (9) matches at locations across the country. Large projection screens have been transported from Miami to Haiti, otherwise it would not be available to a vast majority of this impoverish nation. As part of their initiative, the St. Luke Foundation, a 100% Haitian run non-profit organization will arrange, host and supervise public watch parties for the games with provision for some foods and beverages. The St. Luke Foundation primarily provides education, medical care and dignified humanitarian outreach programs to more than 90,000 people per year in places that have been underserved by traditional service providers.
Here is a picture of the young judoka of Cap-Haitian, Linouse Desravine. She was born on February 10, 1991, in Cap-Haitien.
She participated in the Haitian delegation at the opening of the London Olympics and was the he only female athlete to defend our two-color in Judo at these Olympics
Here is a picture of Mr. Abel Nazaire, the new Minister of youth and Sports in Haiti
Abel Nazaire, the new Minister of Youth, Sports and Civic Action (MJSAC) has always remained a defender of the cause for the youth. He believes if the youths are placed properly at the center of all activities, it could uplift the socio-economic conditions of the nation. He is of opinion that the country should invest heavily on youth. He would take definite steps to increase the budget allocation to his ministry (MJSAC) while drafting the amended budget. During the previous fiscal year only 667 million gourdes (0.5%) were allocated. The new minister has requested another 500 million gourdes for the period April-June 2016. Abel Nazaire has replaced the outgoing Minister Jimmy Albert, who held the post for past 14 months.
Here is a picture of Mr. Himmler Rébu, Minister of Youth, Sports and Civic Action (MJSAC) under Michel Martelly.
Himmler Rebu was the Minister of Youth, Sports and Civic Action (MJSAC) in President Martelly's government. He is the founder of political party GREH who supports the interim President Privert's act to establish a new government with his Prime Minister Fritz Jean. He advised his friends from PHTK platform to help Privert to hold the second round of the election within 120 days as per the accord. He is the best person to speak on the issue of military in Haiti. When he was a minister in the Martelly administration, he had said that he shares the same ideological lines with Martelly. On becoming a minister in Martelly's administration, this former colonel denounced the constitutional amendments intended by the former government as a 'conspiracy' against the nation, the economy and the political stability of Haiti.
Ernst "ZeNono' Jean-Baptiste (59), a soccer legend who has coached and represented Haitian national football, a former player of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers believes that the way the world soccer governing body 'FIFA' is conducting its business is not fair; most of the things are done behind the close door; it is needed to be cleansed. On September 29, at the Central Broward Stadium in the presence of several Haitian dignitaries, including former Prime Minister Gerard Latortue while launching his campaign "For the Purity of the Game'' to oust the FIFA President Sepp Blatter and replace himself in his seat, he has announced his agenda to the press. If he wins the February 26 election, he would ensure a fairer distribution of funds, more diversity in the leadership, bring transparency in the game, there will be more involvement of former players, and less bureaucracy in the management.