Here is a picture of the candidate Michel Martelly changing his position following the election in 2010. Martelly along with 12 candidates originally wanted the Haiti election 2010 to be rejected due to fraud.
Within hours of the voting process, several instances of irregularity, chaos and confusion, were beginning to surface in many polling stations in the capital as well as various places throughout the country.
Here is a case where authorities at Orange County Middle School told a Haitian student to remove Haitian flag bandana at school.
Mitchpaelle Quetant, a student at the Meadowbrook Middle School in Orange County was upset when she was told by the school administrators to take off a bandana of the Haitian flag while she was going to celebrate the Haitian Flag day on May 18th. She was sent to school suspension when she refused to take off the flag. As per the school authority's dictum, the national flag was not the cause of the problem, but wearing bandana on campus was against the conduct of the school. The school principal has shown the Eyewitness News representatives that there were many students wearing shirts showing the Haitian flag and they were never asked to change. However, frustrated Quetant has said, the authority don't let us come to school and display our pride for our country.
Here is a picture of some University of Miami students helping in painting in Little Haiti.
University of Miami (UOM) students assembled on Saturday to launch Butler Center for Service and Leadership's Orientation Outreach Day of Service.
UOM's project is to prettify the Little Haiti Cultural Center (LHCC). LHCC was selected due to the impact that a majority of projects have on the community.
UOM wants students to familiarize and integrate themselves into the fabric of Miami city life. LHCC is teaming with North East 2nd Avenue Partnership.
Here is a picture of the Haitian Flag flying in Germany on October 29, 2014 side by side with the Germain flag. This took place during a visit of President Michel Martelly to Germany.
Today, we can all be proud of this. As you can see, the Haitian Flag flying very high there. This is of historical proportion. The Haitian Flag has not always been given this high respect by some Germans. We need to go back in history to December 6, 1897 and read Luders Affair to understand the issue between Haiti And Germany.
Germany bullied the tiny island of Haiti in 1897 in an incident called the Luders Affair, which began when Germany became insulted by Haiti pledging its allegiance to Germany's enemy in the French-Prussian war. Germany began its campaign of humiliation by coercing Haiti to start repaying its debts to German merchants, easily accomplished since Germany held Haitian warships hostage until Haiti's debts were cleared. When the Germans finally returned the warships they had desecrated the Haitian flags with feces.
But the Germans weren't done punishing Haiti yet. A Haitian-German, Emil Luders, was arrested on Haitian soil and convicted, sentenced to 30 days in jail for assault and battery on a Haitian soldier. Luder appealed his conviction and his sentence was extended a year beginning October 14, 1897. Infuriating Germany's Charge d'Affaires, Count Schwerin, he ordered Luders be released immediately, also demanding President Simon Sam pardon Luders.
It got worse for Haiti. Two of Germany's warships, the Charlotte and the Stein, sailed into Port-au-Prince harbor, demanded a 21-gun salute without giving one in return, and extracted $20,000 in ransom money for Luders, and a vow he be allowed to return home. Schwerin also wanted an official letter of apology from the Haitian government. If these conditions were not fulfilled within four hours the German warships would bomb the harbor. The Haitian government had no time to seek foreign aid, so it was forced to fly a white flag at half-mast to indicate its compliance with Germany's demands
Read Luders Affair here:
Let me make this clear. neither Francois Duvalier nor his son Jean Claude Duvalier created the new Haitian flag.
In 1964, the Haitian Dictator Francois "Papa Doc" decided to abandon the Red and Blue flag that has been adopted by haitians for over a century and return to the black and red colors. which was flown for the first time by Jean Jacques Dessalines, the founding father of the nation.
From 1964 to 1986 the Black and Red flag was the official flag of the nation. It would not change until the end of the Duvalier reign, when Jean Claude Duvalier went into exile in France. At that point, it was restored to red and blue.
Throughout the history of the Haitian flag, whether the colors are red, blue or black, it has remained a symbol of pride for many Haitians. Some would make you believe that the flag is deeply rooted in the Vodun religion and Jean Jacques Dessalines was in a temple of the religion in Merote, Haiti when he created the flag. Following the death of Dessalines, the country was divided with Henri Christopne in the North, holding on to the Black and Rd, while Petion in the South, red and Blue flag
Due to the history of two nations that share one island and are called to leave together, there have been little in that area. Whether we like it or not, Haiti and the Dominican Republic are two countries that share the same island. Unfortunately, the history between them has been one with a lot of up and down.
Lately it has come to the point where both countries are likely to pay a big price economically due to lack of cooperation and vision.
Following the recent action from the Dominican Court to remove the citizenship from many Dominicans with Haitian links, many international organizations have expressed their objections.
Here is a souvenir picture of the city of Cap-Haitian in the 1960s. This picture was actually taken from a video of "Fete du Dapeau" in 1964. If you know cap-Haitian at the time, this parade would run the entire day, starting with "Tedeum" at the Cathedral and the possession would parade in the streets of Cap-Haitian until it reaches the Futball stadium where all kind of exhibitions take place
This is a Parade for Haitian Flag day celebrated in the city of Cap-Haitian in 1964.
This was the time when "Papa Doc " Francois Duvalier was in power in Haiti.
This was the year when a constitutional referendum was held in Haiti, specifically on 14 June 1964. The new constitution made President François "Papa Doc" Duvalier President for Life. With that constitution, he obtained absolute power and the right to name his successor.
Here is a picture of the flag of Haiti, Venezuela, Honduras. These three countries were ranked as the three most dangerous places for foreign multinational executives in 2013.
This was based on study generated by Public Security Secretariats, local police, governments, NGOs, and Institute of Crime Investigation from throughout the region. The report further indicated that Haiti suffers continued insecurity following the 2010 earthquake.
Here is a picture of the French and haiti Flag as the French Embassy in Haiti is promoting research with Prix Jean-Christophe Fernandes
Prizes to be awarded to Haitian researchers in the areas of environment and will consist of 75 000 gourds for Award doctoral thesis or scientific publication and 32 000 gourds for Award master or end of engineering studies