Haitian Prime Minister Lamothe on Notre Dame D'Haiti

Haitian Prime Minister Lamothe gives credit to Haitian Diaspora for Reconstruction of Notre Dame d'Haiti Church


Haiti's Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe during the final months of his time in office in 2014 attended a special event in Little Haiti, the opening of the Notre Dame d'Haiti Church in Miami. The project to build the new church took eight years of strenuous labor and $5 million USD.

Lamothe, at the tail end of a global tour, gave credit to the Haitian Diaspora for their part in the re-building. He also acknowledged the Diaspora's donations to the Universal Schooling Program Free and Compulsory. In his remarks to the Little Haiti community he said, "We're here today, to show you the respect and solidarity of the Haitian government." Rev. Reginald Jean-Mary was quite moved by Lamothe's remarks and stated the new church reflected the ". . . faith and the unity of our Nation."

Also in attendance at an inaugural mass were Lucien Francoeur, Secretary General of the Primature and Guillaume Francois, Consul General in Miami. The community of Little Haiti turned out in great number, over 2,000 of them for the event. There were also representatives from Boston, New York, and The Bahamas. The U.S. Catholic Church was represented by high-level clergy.

After mass Lamothe and senior government officials of Haiti and the U.S. held a meeting with the State of Florida business community to talk about Haiti's future and what investment opportunities are available to foreign investors to help Haiti grow its economy.

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