Here is a famous statement pronounced by the Haitian strong man Guy Philippe as he draws a line in the sand of Deriveau for Jocelerme Privert.
"Polices are not enemies. My enemies are in the National Palace". "The President is a macaque covered with the skin of a tiger. If he thinks he is a tiger, that he comes to Pestel execute his threats".
"If the President decides to attack me, as did before him Aristide and René Préval, do not worry, we will react. I do not ask the population to face them, I have people to do it. If they want to come, let them. But when they come at the level of Deriveau, cut all the roads to prevent them from going back and I'll take care of the rest." - Guy Philippe, May, 2016
The future of Haiti relies among Haitians and once the Haitian government is able to provide a stable environment, Haitian businesses will take off for good. An example of that is with the young Haitian investor Josué Bazile who sees an opportunity in the city of Pestel where transportation has been a problem for the residents for a long time. He has decided to bring a solution to the problem.
Grand Anse Pestel citizens lack affordable and regular transit service to Les Cayes and Jeremie. Pestel native Josue Bazile began Agrotrans, a daily service, providing transit in a Toyota all-terrain vehicle.
Bazile was not funded by the government, and says people should not expect government help; instead they should take the initiative themselves to find workable solutions.
The transit vehicle will do double duty as an ambulance when emergencies arise, since Pestel has no such emergency service.