The environment of Haiti is faced with huge problem. The total forest cover was approximately 2% in a country where 75% of energy demands were satisfied by wood fuel, and a lack of trees had in turn caused significant soil erosion.
Jovenel Moise is relying on US Startup Sigora International and Romanian native Andy Bogdan Bindea to make that dream a reality. He wants to prove to the world that he can develop this new technology in the poorest region of the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. He is banking
Sigora's founder and CEO Andy Bindea says: "Proving this technology in Haiti basically says it's doable anywhere else in the world"
Recently, Sigora Haiti, raised $2.5 million to expand its existing grid that has been serving 1,000 accounts serving 5,000 people in Haiti, to a network that will serve tens of thousands more in solar power. Once the entire first phase of the Northwest Haiti electrification project is complete, a venture budgeted at $10 million, the micro-utility will serve 27,000 accounts and 136,000 customers.
Électricité d'Haïti(ED'H), Haiti State owned electricity company provides the lowest coverage of electricity in the Western Hemisphere. It only provides electricity to approximately 12.5% of the population
This is due essentially to a combination issues. The government charges high electricity tariffs on Haitian customers who many of which believe in non-payment for electricity services. In addition, there is a low base of metered customers on top of widespread electricity theft and an inefficient and decrepit electricity network
Many sectors of the population become unproductive due to lack of electricity. Government employees need electricity to deliver necessary services. It is the same for the entertainment industry, Police, hospitals just to name a few.
Folks, this is something that should be recorded. Haitian President Jovenel Moise testified that all Haiti will have electricity, 24 hour a day, 7 days a week between 18 and 24 months from now. According to Moise, ""I've given myself 18 to 24 months for Haiti to have electricity 24 hours around the clock".
This is not the first time that this ambitious promise to bring 24 hours electricity to Haiti was made. Few years ago, we heard similar promise from former Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe. However, it did not materialize
Jovenel Moise did not explain how his cash-strapped government plans to pay for 24 hours electricity. He only spoke of prioritizing production and making Haitians pay for energy upfront.
In Haiti, Drought is usually believed as a natural disaster beyond human control. But as researchers carefully look into the earth's changing bio climate, and the symbiotic relationships between livings organisms and climatic forces - They come to realize the crucial role of Deforestation.
For decades, we've been ecologically destructed our own habitat in the pursuit of financial stability without reminding the consequences of our mass destructively demolition. No mistake about it, deforestation brings lots of unexpected effects on our own Soil and results in many consequences.
Deforestation also leads to soil erosion, floods, climate change, health issues, ecological degradation, biodiversity, and wildlife extinction, and lastly community devastation to name a few. Even though, all of these actual facts are scientifically proven to be true, Haitians seem to be careless, selfish, and even ignorant about the problematics/consequences. Instead, they cut down massively the forestall trees to make Charcoal as the primary source of fuel consumption for cooking. Consequently, Haiti remains still one of the most deforested nations in the western hemisphere.
In this worrisome life, filled with daily natural disasters, and it can be utterly devastating for the environment, and peoples' lives. Hence, Le Grand Sud (Depts of Sud, Grand'Anse, Nippes) has recently experienced one of the most common natural disasters such as hurricane "Mathew", and has received all sorts of foreign aid to cope with this terrible incident. This has a negative profound effect on the population. The need of the foreign aid donation such as clothes, food, water, and lastly tarpaulins were importantly vital to the needy people. Yet, one unintended consequence, is the exposure to Cadmium (CD) within the tarpaulins that may endanger peoples' lives forever.
... Life is chemistry, but sometimes chemicals kill. Naturally, Cadmium (CD) is an occurring element found in the earth yet long term exposure could be a critical danger.
Park MACAYA...is one of the greatest Conservation Park that the world has been acknowledged in recent years, but yet absolutely neglected by our governments since long after our independence. It baffled me a lot on how past Governments have been categorically blind to make this ecological Heaven into a profitable source of Revenue for the country and the locals especially the "Village of Rendel" near Port-a-Piment. It saddens/pains me to see how these surrounding areas are deprived of the basic human Needs but yet sit on a "Gold Mine".
Like "El Yunque" in Puerto Rico, which is considered for the USDA and the Puerto Rican Government as a Money making Machine...WHY Pic MACAYA, a World Wonder, Couldn't Even BE more Lucrative than El Yunque?
In Haiti, FATRA is one of the worst toxic enemies of our Honey Bee cultivation and production. As a Chemist, I use Sirop De Miel as a Substitute for granulated white sugar (sucrose). I, even use Sirop de Miel Sporadically to Make Intense Love.
During my recent trips to the motherland, I Experienced and Witnessed how Our Honey Bee Cultivation (Apiary Culture) Has been affected by the Immense Presence of the FATRA throughout the entire nation. Well, For the Sake our good HEALTH, and our Well-being as a nation...Could We Please STOP being Nocive to ourselves?
Obviously for years, I understand that the past and the present Governments barely Created Parks, so I have come to realize Why we are Creating our Own " FATRA Parks" on every Corner and Streets throughout the country.
For your Info, it's scientifically proven that FATRA Contaminates our Fresh AIR resulting into the decrease of the Forage, and the gradual Productions of our Local Sirop De Miel.
...Witnessing The shadow of Hunger, Desperation of Crowds Queueing for Foods(Kits),and the spread of recent Unrests facing the local authorities make me Understand profoundly how worse the economic situation of the Grand SUD could ever BE.
Before The arrival of Mathew, we were heavily imported foods and other primary products into our local economy to sustain the peoples' needs. We were even on the verge of importing "Fritay".
Now, after the tragedy of this devastating natural disaster, Le Grand SUD who represented 1/3 of our food production sources, find itself at its lowest production rate that one could ever imagined. This Dire situation has worsened the current economical state of the country, Even Retrograded it into a Greater Growth Rate, and even a Higher Inflation.
The name equinox means "equal night" in Latin. There are two equinoxes every year - around 20 March and 23 September. Theoretically, it is the day of the year when all points on the earth's surface experience the same lengths of daylight and darkness - 12 hours of each. The September equinox occurs the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator - the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth's Equator - from north to south. Since the seasons are opposite on either side of the Equator, equinox in September is also known as the Autumnal (fall) equinox in the northern hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere, it's known as the spring (vernal) equinox.
Our country of Haiti is being used as an example of what the world will likely look like by 2015 and it is not a good picture. Considered to be one of the world's most endangered places in the world in term of environment, Haiti is giving the entire world a glance of the future with climate change and global warming. As a result of climate change and deforestation, farmland in Haiti countryside has been reduced in their capacity; consequently, this has led to massive emigration into urban areas, a wave of internal migration from rural to urban areas. Ultimately, his has caused the development of slums areas.
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