Here is a picture of Mr. Evans Paul as K-Plim, Kok-Kalite
He was born to a moderate family, spent a part of his childhood in Morne Rouge, the First Communal Section of the North Plain. He has studied communication and drama at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Art, self-taught in Sociology and Political Science and he holds a certificate from Harvard. Evans Paul was a Professor of Civic Society and the Diplomatic Academy, an expert playwright and program host Konbit Pitit Kay on Radio Cacique between 1977 to 1980.
Evans Paul is an old media man, a good orator and onetime radical militant leader who has been transformed into a moderate politician. Paul, after his split with Aristide, became his strongest critic. His predecessor Laurent Lamothe was impeached and removed from his seat following the recommendations of a presidential commission of which Paul was a member. He was a part of the movement that toppled former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier in 1986. His relations with Duvalier soured when he was tipped as a potential successor as head of the state. In 1988, Evans was arrested under the military government of Prosper Avril; he was held in prison and tortured by the military along with other political activists.
Here are some of the statements made during a speech given by former Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide on September 27, 1991. Do you think that the speech promotes violence and the use of Pè Lebrun by the Haitian population?
Aristide was without equal when it comes to popularity among the people. He won the nation's first democratic election in December 1990 with 67% votes. However, he was caught between plots by the Duvalierists with country's wealthy elites. On Friday, September 27 1991, he delivered a speech, activating the common people against the wealthy elites and power mongers of the country. This speech is famously known as "Aristide's Famous Pe Lebrun Speech" and as a consequence, on September 29, 1991, Aristide was overthrown, just two days after delivering the speech. In every protest in Haiti, the protesters often burn tires. Pere Lebrun was the name of a former tire manufacturer and a major retailer of automobile tires in Haiti. 'Pe leburn' is a nickname of burning tires. In his eight months in president's office, Aristide alienated many civil servants, attempted to undermine the country's military forces and challenged the authority responsible to draft the constitution. He publicly distinguished the elites between patriotic elite and the 'patripoch' (pocket-stuffing) elite.
Aristide's supporters, following the historic speech on September 27, intimidated the news media that Aristide would legitimize his speech. He would place burning tires around the necks of the suspected opponents and burn them to death. However, very few historians have had the opportunity to hear and understand this historic speech live on September 27th which is often considered as his best speech delivered so far. It is a fact that there is no proof anywhere that suggests Aristide's policy was to urge people to burn people. Rather, when he came to power in 1991, unlike his predecessors, he tried to bring more issues and people under the rule of law. There are many Haitians who think that Aristide was unfairly treated. He was demonized by wealthy Haitians who own 90% of Haiti's wealth and act as overseers for empire. Aristide denounced the evil schemes of these imperialists and their agents in the Haitian oligarchy.
A quite strong statement from a seating Haitian Senaator and a pastor. Statement from Pasteur, Senator Andris Riché
Senator Andris Riché on 2/29/16: "President Jocelerme Privert et Premier Ministre Fritz Jean sont deux Lavalassies qui ont deja perpétré mile et un coups dans la politique du pays et symbolisent le retour des rats ravageurs, canaille, delinquents en costumes".
Recently, on February 29, 2016, following the announcement of the name of economist Fritz Jean as the new Prime Minister, Senator Andris Riche went back to his atrocious vocabulary before the press to describe how the Lavalas movement was started by the former President Jean Bertrand Aristide. He believes President Jocelerme Privert and Prime Minister Fritz Jean, both are followers of Aristide and members of his Lavalas party which has damaged the Haitian politic severely. He did not hesitate to refer the Provisional President Privert and Prime Minister Nominee Fritz Jean as rats, rabble, delinquents who only dress like humans. Senator Andris Riche from the Alternative for Progress & Democracy party was the Vice President of the Senate following the departure of former President Simon Dieuseul Desras; he was elected as the Senate President in January 2015. This Senator from Grand Anse is a Pastor by occupation. On December 16, 2006, he was kidnapped by gunmen while driving near a dangerous slum, but he foiled the kidnapping attempt by escaping after several hours in captivity.
Here is a picture of Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide with presidential candidate of Fanmi Lavalas Maryse Narcisse on September 30, 2015 as he tells thousands of supporters to vote for her.
On Wednesday, September 30, outside the residence of the twice-ousted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, thousands of Fanmi Lavalas party supporters were chanting, singing and waving photos of Aristide and music blared from loud speakers while they were waiting eagerly to listen few words of their favorite leader. In the early evening Aristide appeared with Maryse Narcisse outside his walled property. Standing on the back of a pickup truck alongside Narcisse, he delivered a seven minute speech before his 2,000 odd supporters and that prompted loud cheers and applause. He criticized the role of the present electoral authority and described their process of conducting an election is rather a mere process of 'selection'. He called on his supporters to ensure that the party chief, Maryse Narcisse wins the election and becomes the President of the nation.
Dr. Maryse Narcisse holds an impressive resume as an advocate for health care and human rights for Haiti's poor majority. Following the ousting and exile of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide on Feb. 29, 2004 and after Maryse's return to Haiti in October 2007, she was once , taken at gunpoint in the front of her home as she was the second high-profile figure of the Lavalas movement, supporter of Aristide. After Aristide's exile in 2004, she became the personal spokesperson for President Aristide and was instrumental in creating an international voice for the Lavalas movement. Dr. Narcisse was appointed as the director of the Aristide Foundation for Democracy and she took several trips to meet Aristide in South Africa and acted as his official spokesperson in Haiti. She also serves on a five-member Executive Committee for Fanmi Lavalas.
Here is a picture of two former friends and political allies, Evans Paul, K-Plim and former President Jean Bertrand Aristide
Evans Paul, the present Haitian Prime Minister (born 25 November 1955) rose to the political prominence in the 1990s as an ally of the two time controversial former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. He is known to his comrades as K-plim (the pen), or Konpè Plim. When on December 25, 2014, Martelly recommended Evans, as a successor to Lamothe following his forced resignation on Dec.13, the nomination of Evans, a former Lavalas, appeared to many as an effort by the President to make consensus with his radical opposition. Evans was the former president of the Democratic United Committee (Komite inite Demokratik, KID); he was elected mayor of Port-au-Prince (with 88% vote) in the 1990 elections that brought Jean-Bertrand Aristide's 'National Front for Change and Democracy Party' to power; and he ran unsuccessfully for the Haitian presidency in the 2006 elections under the Democratic Alliance Party banner.
There are many signs to demonstrate that Fanmi lavalas political party is falling apart. The latest sign is the decision of So Anne to abandon ship and instead join a party which she thinks will give her more opportunities
The former Lavalas activist Annette Auguste has declared her candidacy for the Senate for the West Department under the banner of PHTK. This decision came as a shock to many who remember her activist stands under the Lavalas Party and for former President Jean Bertrand Aristide
Gen anpil siy yo ki demontre ke Fanmi Lavalas nan problem. Denye siy yo a se desizyon an nan So Anne pran pou li abandone Fanmi-a pou li aly jwen Tet Kale
Mezanmi, Pgin problem nan fanmi-an
First Lady Sophia Martelly registered to run for the office of Senator of the West Department in this year's legislative elections. She will be running against several candidates, most recognizably Annette Auguste, an ex-Fanmi Lavalas party member.
Auguste is a survivor of ex-president Jean-Bertrand Aristide's administration. After his overthrow Auguste was arrested and held as a political prisoner. She and Martelly will both run as candidates of PHTK.
Here is a picture of Maryse Narcisse and Charles Henry Baker
Since the publication of the electoral timetable by the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) on March 26, 2015, for holding the long overdue legislative and municipal elections, several opposition political parties continue to express their disagreement. The Organization of People in Struggle (OPL) has denounced the announcement as their suggestions were not taken into account. Maryse Narcisse, the coordinator of the Fanmi Lavalas Executive Committee rejected the electoral timetable proposal on the plea that it is not based on reality. Similarly, Charles Henry Baker, the President of "Respè" Party also has denounced the CEP announcement as unimportant and partisan maneuvering.
The political party of Haiti's former president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, again made news when three of its representatives, Maryse Narcisse, Pasha Vorbe and Antony Dessources, turned up to the first day of the Inter-Haitian dialogue, despite previously standing against their party's participation in the event. While present, the group said they would remain cautious and were only there to hear the proceedings. They reserved the right to withhold proposals for now and leave if agendas did not complement their initiative.
Here is a picture of Joel edouard Vorbe, a member of Lavalas Party.
He was born born in 1975 and suffers major damage to the C4 and C5 bones of his vertebrae. A bullet, fired by a gunman who also took the life of his step-father caused his current condition
Joel got married at the age of 21 and currently has two children with his wife: Noah and Lucas
He studied at the Institute Saint Louis de Gonzague in Port-au-Prince, then went to France to study culinary arts and hospitality management. He is now living in his beloved home, Haiti
Here is a picture attempting to reconstruct the new structure of the Fanmi Lavalas following the open conflict between Maryse Narcisse and Moise Jean Charles.
To many political analysts, it appears that the Fanmi Lavalas party has been split into two important groups: Baz Lavalas and the Lavalas Hierarchy. These two groups can be useful useful and important in helping Fanmi Lavalas get back to power