Haiti is a country that relies heavily on help from other countries. We need to maintain a good relationship with the international world. Haiti and the Dominican Republic are two countries that shares the island. Conflicts usually arise almost daily between Haitians and Dominicans. many people believe that the conflict between the two nations has its root from the occupation of the Dominican Republic by Haiti
At a local Democratic meeting that took place last Monday night, Miami Herald reported that someone who was present, Gwen Margolis belittled three of her opponents by referring to them as "Haitians" and dismissed two others as "some teacher and some lawyer" . Margolis referred to her Haitian-American competitors such as businessman Anis Blémur, former state Rep. Phillip Brutus and state Rep. Daphne Campbell as "Haitians". She later added: "I have unlimited funds, and I'm going to spend every penny, and I'm not going to lose to those three Haitians or some teacher or lawyer."
State Senator Gwen Margolis who is the longest-serving sitting lawmaker in the Florida Senate is running for Miami-Dade district that runs from Miami Beach to Aventura.
Kenneth Merten, the Special Coordinator for Haiti at the State Department made his opinion known aw he was being questioned on the Voice of America. In regard to the the findings of the Commission (CIEVE) and possible election revamping, he declared: "We have always said we are concerned that the work of this Commission make more complicated and longer the electoral process. But if the people of Haiti is comfortable with the work of this Commission that not bother us". In regard to actual funding of the election, the Special Coordinator stated that his country has not yet made a decision.
We have the date for the presidential election in Haiti. It is scheduled for October 9, 2016, according to President Jocelerme Privert. The date was revealed following a direct question from Dominican President Danilo Medina to Privert on Saturday during a bilateral meeting at the summit of the ACS in Havana: "When is that elections will take place in Haiti?". According to the Haitian President, "Elections must take place on October 9, according to all available information".
However a very important question was not asked: With whom?
On Thursday, May 26, 2016, after a long sixteen years' effort, the Miami-Dade Municipal Commission unanimously voted in favor of designating 'Lemon City' as 'Little Haiti'. 'Little Haiti' will have the boundaries roughly between 54th Street and 79th Street, and Northwest Sixth Avenue and Northeast Second Avenue. The announcement came before hundreds of Haitian-Americans who were present in Miami's city hall waiting anxiously to hear the outcome of their long fight and this victory was almost impossible without the effort of four former district commissioners. It was a sixteen year old argument over the idea of an official 'Little Haiti' -- and exactly, where its boundaries should be drawn.
Little Haiti has never officially been designated a neighborhood in the City of Miami. However that could change this week. On Thursday, The Commissioners will consider a resolution to finally put Little Haiti on the map of Miami. Activists are strongly supporting this move to make Little Haiti an official neighborhood in the City of Miami, saying it will help fighting gentrification.
There is a strong opposition to this move as well, people motivated by both commercial interests and history of the area
Hi folks do not keep your hope too high about Haiti becoming a member of the African Union. it will not happen. The spokesman of the Presidency of the African Union, Jacob Enoh Eben just announced that. Haiti can not be admitted as a member into the African Union. This information circulating in the media that Haiti's admission would be formalized in July, "this information is wrong", said the spokesman. Haiti maintain its observer status; however only African States may join as full members of the African Union..
What do you think?
In the next summit of the regional organization in June in Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi, Haiti, the first black republic in the world history, will officially become a member of the African Union (AU). With this admittance, Haiti will be the only first member nation with no geographical connection to join the continent! Although Haiti is geographically disconnected with the region, it shares some political and cultural ties with Africa and the union could be of mutual benefit to the two. Most Haitians look distinctively West African; their Creole dialects are often close translations of African languages into English or French. Haitian national dishes are barely changed versions of African food (compare Ghana's "waakye" to Nevis's "cook-up"). Even their level of poverty is very similar to many African nations than their wealthier Caribbean neighbors.
Haiti will officially move from a simple observer, to become a full member partner of the African Union. This is scheduled to take place at their next summit of the regional organization in June.
Accepting the Caribbean country of Haiti as a member of the African Union is the first of its kind for a diaspora country and it will be a way of recognizing all the efforts made by Haiti in the past to the advent of free African States,
It will be formalized at the next AU summit in June-July in Lilongwe, capital of Malawi. Former Haitian President, Michel Martelly, is expected to be present.
If nothing else, President Jocelerme Privert gave us all a lesson which is how a country leader should deal with the issue of international interference and the way the leader should act which is for the best interest of his people and not of a few. One example of that is in the recent establishment of the Verification Commission.
In that same subject, the Special Coordinator of the US State Department to Haiti, Kenneth Merten, wants to make his opinion known that the installation of the Committee of Verification did not pose any problem for him. "I want to emphasize for the umpteenth time that the United States has nothing Against the Audit" said Mr. Merten. The Special Coordinator for Haiti State Department acknowledges that "I see in Jocelerme Privert an honest man Who works hard to finalize as soon as possible the electoral process,"
I guess when you no longer have friends at the National Palace in Haiti, you try to make new friends with the other branches of the government. In light of the decision of President Jocelerme Privert to establish the Verification Commission at the opposition of the International community, Kenneth Merten and Peter Mulrean decided on the day of the installation of the Commission to pay a courtesy visit to the chamber of Deputy.
They met with about 17 Senators who were present and who were concerned about the current political crisis in Haiti. The found a supporter in Deputy Chancy who opposed the plan of President Privert to have a a single election in October.
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