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Mrs. Jamba of Haiti, oldest woman in Human History, is holding strong at 125

Mrs. Jamba of Haiti, oldest woman in Human History, is holding strong at 125

Bénicia Souffrant, better known as "Madan Janba", is the oldest living woman on planet earth in 2018. Madan Janba is 125 years old and lives in the locality of Moyette, 8th communal section of Petit-Goâve.

"Madan Janba" retains her mental capacity. She continues to think logically thinking; she argues and has a strong personality. Mrs. Jamba is unable to see very well. She has some hearing problems and sometimes complains of physical pains.

Officially, the oldest woman in the world is 118 year old Emma Morano who was born on November 29, 1899 in Italy. Due to our record keeping system, we may never be able to prove that Bénicia Souffrant, "Madan Janba", is in fact the oldest living woman on earth in the year 2018

On Friday, March 23, 2018, Jacky Lumarque, Rector of Quisqueya University and former Prime Minister Jacques Edouard Alexis visited Mrs. Jamba, living in the 8th communal section of Petit-Goâve. As per local information, Mrs. Jamba is almost deaf and blind and at 125 years of age, she is the oldest human being living in Haiti now. Her real name is Bénicia Souffrant, but she is better known under the name "Madam Jamba". She has already turned 126 on last June 24th, 2018.

The Rector of Quisqueya University has told the correspondents present on the site that from now on his university will take care of Mrs. Jamba. She will live the rest of her life in her new and comfortable house. The University has hired two local women for her care and support. They will help to maintain her eating and other habits unchanged and provide means for a better life. Lumarque also said that when a person reaches 100 years of age, such person becomes a heritage. He has a friend who is the director of the 'Claire Heureuse' Foundation that looks after the elderly. As per his gathered information, Mrs. Jamba is facing a lack of supervision and needs regular monitoring-- 'Claire Heureuse' will look at that.

One week before this visit, another delegation from Quisqueya University led by Mrs. Judith Auguste, visited Mrs. Jamba. The old lady was quite happy to welcome the group. Deputy Mayor Delor Desgranges who was present at the delegation brought gifts for the lady. While talking to the correspondents present, Mrs. Judith expressed her University's future plan to take care of this lady till her last day. Her condition of health will be assessed by a diagnostic report under the supervision of Lumarque, the Rector of University. As per Lumarque's statement, the objective of this earlier delegation was to explore and initiate the first contacts with Mrs. Jamba.

Presently, the oldest woman living in the world is Emma Morano, a tiny, 116-year-old Italian woman whose authenticity of age has been officially confirmed. If Mrs. Jamba can prove her age officially, she would the oldest living woman on the earth.

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Radio Host Making Tastless Joke About Haitian Women And HIV

Radio Host Making Tastless Joke About Haitian Women And HIV

Here is a picture of a radio host in New York city making a joke that he stayed HIV negative because he did not mess with Haitian women. The DJ Luis Diaz from Radio Station HOT 97 later said he was sorry.

Following this remark on the air, the community leaders in the Haitian community asked that Mr. Diaz be removed from the Radio Station

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Radio Host Making Tastless Joke About Haitian Women And HIV

Radio Host Making Tastless Joke About Haitian Women And HIV

Here is a picture of a radio host in New York city making a joke that he stayed HIV negative because he did not mess with Haitian women. The DJ Luis Diaz from Radio Station HOT 97 later said he was sorry.

Following this remark on the air, the community leaders in the Haitian community asked that Mr.

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Brooklyn Councilman Mathieu Eugene On HIV Haitian Women

Brooklyn Councilman Mathieu Eugene On HIV Haitian Women

Here is a picture of Brooklyn Councilman Mathieu Eugene reacting on a joke made by The DJ Luis Diaz, radio station HOT 97. The Radio host said that the reason he was HIV Negative is because he did not mess with Haitian women.

By that declaration, he wants to say that Haitian women are HIV Positive

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Marie-Claire Heureuse Felicite Bonheur, spouse of Jean-Jacques Dessalines

Marie-Claire Heureuse Felicite Bonheur, spouse of Jean-Jacques Dessalines

Here is Marie-Claire Heureuse Félicité Bonheur, the spouse of Jean-Jacques Dessalines. The got married in 1800 and together they had seven children

This famous Haitian woman was born in the city of leogane and her family never knew slavery. Her Father was Guillaume Bonheur and mother, Marie-Élisabeth Sainte-Lobelot.

One great act she is known for was during the siege of the city of Jacmel in 1800. She took care of the wounded and starving soldiers and somehow managed to convince her husband Jean-Jacques Dessalines to allow those wounded in the city to get out in order to receive proper medical care. later on she went into the city with food and medicine.

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The Home of Marie-Claire Heureuse

The Home of Marie-Claire Heureuse

Here is a picture of the Home of Marie-Claire Heureuse.

Marie-Claire Heureuse Félicité Bonheur, the first Empress consort of the independent Haiti, was the daughter of two poor but free Haitians from Leogane. She was born sometime in 1758. After becoming widow of her first husband Pierre Lunic in 1795, she married Jean-Jacques Dessalines in 1800 and became the Empress consort of Haiti (1804-1806) as the spouse of Jean-Jacques Dessalines. In early 1804, when Jacques Dessalines (born 20 September 1758, died 17 October 1806) issued drastic order, the extermination of the entire White population of Haiti, Marie-Claire was adamantly opposed to this policy and she made no secret of the fact. From her earliest days, she had been a nurse and teacher by heart. She maintained her principles and values, relentlessly worked to alleviate the suffering of prisoners and wounded men irrespective of their colors and races. In 1843, she was granted a modest pension by the government, but it was not because she was a former imperial consort; it was offered because the government confiscated all of her husband's extensive properties leaving nothing to her. Marie died on 8 August 1858 (aged 99-100).

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civil prison for women in Cabaret

civil prison for women in Cabaret

Here is a picture of the newly created civil prison for women in Cabaret.

As per the Institute for Criminal Policy Research and MINUSTAH December 2015 statistics, considering an estimated national population of 10.78 million at the end of 2015, Haiti's prison population rate per 100,000 of the national population is 102. Haiti has an official capacity of 2,431 inmates in its prison system of 17 prisons with an occupancy level of 454.4%. The prison population for the December 2015 shows a number of 11,046 detainees and of that percentage, the share of pre-trial detainees and female prisoners are 70.9% and 4.1% respectively. The new prison will replace an outdated Pétion-ville prison with 50 inmate capacity which currently houses 305 prisoners. Moreover, the new prison will protect the privacy of the women prisoners, which is a definite matter of concern. Over 25% of women are being held without legal cause, and many of them wait anywhere from three to seven years before even going to trial.

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Victor Benoit and Yves Rose Myrtil Morquette resigned

Victor Benoit and Yves Rose Myrtil Morquette resigned

Here is a picture of former Minister Yves Rose Myrtil Morquette and Victor Benoit who just gave their resignations to The Government of Michel Martelly, Evans Paul.
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The Minister for women and women's Rights in Haiti has resigned the government of Martelly-Paul, following verbal abuses by President Michel Martelly on a woman in Miraguane

Ms. Morquette's resignation letter followed that of the Minister of Social Affairs, Mr. Victor Benoit done on August 6, 2015. This decision was taken by the Political Party Fusion Social Democrats following the statement of President Martelly in a political gathering in Miraguane.

Three members of Haiti's coalition government, representatives from the Fusion of Social Democrats have resigned in protest of an inappropriate and ribald humor of the Head of State against a woman in Miragoâne, during a political rally on July 28. During the rally, the President told a woman to go in the bushes and have sex. The woman had accused Martelly's government of incompetence because they failed to bring electricity to her community. The resigned ministers are, Victor Benoit, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor, Yves Rose Morquette, Minister for the Status and Rights of Women, and Mozart Clerisson, Secretary of State for Literacy. The resignation letters of Yves Rose Morquette and Victor Benoit have been submitted to the Prime Minister; only the letter from the Secretary of State for Literacy is still waiting.

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Officials resign Over Martelly's Remarks to Woman

Officials resign Over Martelly's Remarks to Woman

The leader of the Fusion Social Democrats took a stand on the behavior of President Michel Martelly on women

Martelly's Behavior Causes Officials to Resign

President Martelly's sexist bashing of a woman, who criticized his government, is raising hackles, particularly with Fusion Social Democrats. Leader Edmonde Beauzile says the secretary of state, minister of women's affairs, and another cabinet minister have resigned in protest.

Martelly, president since May 2011, remains unaffected. He currently rules by decree and cannot run for a second term. With the few remaining months left before he leaves, he acts with impunity, no matter how offensive.

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Martelly declaration of sexual violence in Miraguane

Martelly declaration of sexual violence in Miraguane

Shocking declaration made by a seating president in Haiti. On Tuesday, June 28, 2015, during a campaign rally in the city of Miraguane, president Michel Martelly did not use any diplomacy in addressing a woman in the crowd who was challenging his accomplishment in the region. The President replied to the surprise of many by telling the woman in Haitian Creole she should undress and allow the men at the campaign rally to sodomize her. He also stated that he would bring her on stage and do the same. The Haitian Head of State furthermore said if he was not president he would have broken her jaw.

What does EU and UN Think about Martelly's Sexist Remarks?

Women's group leaders in Haiti are expecting to hear from the European Union and United Nations, regarding President Martelly's assault on a woman in Miragoâne.

Martelly told a woman critical of his government to humiliate herself with the men at the rally, including himself. He added it was too bad he was president, or else he would have punched her in the jaw. Like Trump, he is an embarrassment to his country.

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