Here is Mr. Henri Bazin, former university professor and Haitian minister who passed away in August, 2015
Honest Public Servant Henri Bazin Dies
Ex-Minister of Finance and Economy, Henri Bazin, started life in St. Marc and passed away in Port-au-Prince. He was considered one of the few honest men in Haitian government.
Bazin attacked corruption where he saw it, notably the National Palace's financial account. Blank checks were being issued to government employees and Bazin stopped the practice.
He held positions of public service in Europe, Africa, and the U.S. before serving in the Haitian government.
Here is a picture of former deputy Limongy Jean who was arrested in Broward County for cocaine trafficking
U.S Marshals Service of County Broward has arrested Jean Samson Limongy (56 years) in charges of cocaine smuggling. He was the former Deputy of Petit-Goâve and Deputy General Coordinator of the Program of Identification and Documentation of Haitian Immigrants (PIDIH) under Martelly administration. Jean is said to have been found in possession of an official Haitian diplomatic passport. He is currently being held at the Broward county main jail in Florida without bond as he is awaiting trial. PIDIH is an important government department entrusted with the task of providing identifying documents to Haitian nationals and descendants living in the Dominican Republic.
Hundreds of applicants got whittled down to 20 short-listed Haitian bright-sparks, and from that heavily truncated list, Haiti's Ten Outstanding Young Persons for 2014 were named. They are, in no particular order: Lonick Garius, for business or economic affairs; Iléus Papillon, for cultural achievements; Samanda Leroy, for government or political legal affairs; Anne Martine Augustin, for academic achievement and leadership; Haveson Badine Florvil, for personal development and achievement; Elie Joseph, for medical innovation; Djenika Mars, for moral or environmental leadership; Chenet Caty, for voluntary work and humanitarian leadership, Daniel Tilias, for children's and human rights, world peace; and Jasmin Reginald Cherenfant, for technological and scientific development.
Here is a picture of Actor Jamie Hector.
Jamie Hector is an American actor of Haitian descent who is well known for his portrayal of Marlo Stanfield on HBO's critically acclaimed series "The Wire". He began his career immediately after high school studies when he auditioned for a community theatre company and gave an award winning performance. While in college, he continued to book roles on television and films like, Third watch, New York Undercover, Law & Order, etc. After his college days, he took admission in the Lee Strausberg Theater Institute and his life took a turn with his selection in a short film named 'Five Deep Breaths". He played the lead role of Bannie, the film went on the official selection of many film festivals like, Cannes, IFP, Tribeca and Sundance and accumulated 16 awards. Presently, Jamie is a founder member of "Moving Mountain" that provides opportunity and trains, grooms and guides youths with talents in the creative arts.
Here is a picture of Mr. Reginald Fils-Aimé, AKA Reggie. He is the current President and COO of Nintendo of America
An accomplished business executive with a Haitian root, Reggie Fils-Aime was born to Haitian immigrants, who moved to the United States due to the political view of his grandparents. He was hired by Nintendo of America in December 2003 as the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Fils-Aime became President and Chief Operating Officer of the video game company on May 25, 2006. Nintendo is one of the most influential in the industry and Japan's third most valuable listed company. It has a market value of over US$85 billion,
The President and Chief Operating Officer of the North American division of the hugely successful Nintendo franchise, Reginald Fils-Aim, was born in the Bronx, New York after his Haitian parents were forced to emigrate because of the political atmosphere in Haiti at that time. Before his current post, Fils-Aimé worked with VH1, where he met his current wife, and then began working at Nintendo where he would become the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing before taking on his current role. In 2004 at an E3 press conference, he became a popular figure among gamers around the world following his appearance.
Here is a picture of Mr. Meta Golding, a Haitian American rising actress. She became a major movie star after playing in films such as the Hunger Games and Catching Fire.
Always a dreamer, Haitian born beauty queen turned Italian figure skater turned actress Meta Golding is making a name for herself in some of the most popular movies and TV shows today. With credits including "Kiss the Girls", "On Edge", "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire", and "Criminal Minds" to name a few, this highly ambitious beauty seems on the direct path to stardom. Fluent in Italian as well as English and French, she holds degrees in International Relations and Theatre Arts from Cornell University. She also spends her spare time at a Mexican orphanage.
Here is a picture of Numa Perrier. She is an actress, filmmaker, visual artist and founder for tv network, Black&SexyTV. She is a Haitian American artist and producer with a very busy life. Perrier is the co-creator of web series roomierloverfriends and The Couple.
Using her life experiences and her own body to draw from, Haitian-American artist Numa Perrier creates pieces that are as unique and flavored as they are provoking and compelling. Adopted by a mixed-race couple at a young age, Perrier grew up in a small town in America where her innate, cultural love of art was nurtured into her current expression through photography, film, installation work on a large-scale, textiles and collage that offer of her own identity while covering themes of power, sensuality and relationships, such as in her latest photography piece "Florida Water."
Here is a picture of Architecture Professor John McRae as he was the winner of AIA Gold Medal for his work in Haiti
The American Institute of Architects at its yearly Design Awards Gala awarded John McRae its Gold Medal Award for his outstanding contributions in the field of architecture.
Susanne Tarovella and Andy Godwin collaborated with McRae on the UT Haiti Project, designing a high school, housing, and medical facilities for Haitian communities. They wrote McRae's nomination letter saying his work ". . . will continue to have lasting impact over generations."
Here is a picture of the 2014 Miss Haiti contest where Carolyn Desert stand out to become Miss Haiti 2014.
Carolyn Desert won Miss Haiti Contest with largest Haitian community Support
For all the years that the national Miss Haiti Contest has been going on, no one has every ignited the interest of the diaspora more than recent winner Miss Carolyn Desert. The restaurant owner who went into the beauty pageant with the aim of changing people's perception of beauty, started her campaign in a big way, racking up the most support for any contestant in the history of the pageant from not just Haitians at home, but those abroad as well.
Here is a picture of the beautiful Carolyn Désert, Miss Haïti 2014, at Reina Hispanoamericana. She has a natural beauty and is wearing a typical Haitian dress.
Sa se yon fanm Kreyol, ak tout sa ki kreyol lakay li. Se Miss Ayti pou lanne 2014, ak yon abillman tout a fe local
On the 1st of November, The 24th edition of Reina Hispanoamericana was held in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and in attendance was the reigning Miss Haiti 2014, Carolyn Désert. Fresh from her win of the crowd mere months ago, Désert took her natural look to the pageant where first place was awarded to Bolivia's own Romina Rocamonje. In this placing, Désert was 3rd runner up. The fresh-faced, bald-headed beauty is set next for the 2014 Miss World competition in London on December 14.