Even six years after the massive earthquake, many people in Haiti continue to hold that Hillary Clinton's State Department and the Clinton Foundation are responsible for a recovery effort that cost billions, but yielded a very little return. The Haitians often claim that earthquake aid money was mismanaged and lucrative deals went to Clinton cronies. To make room for Caracol Industrial Park, a Clintons' signature project in Haiti valuing $224 million, 366 farmers were evicted, valuable agricultural lands were acquired and as per late 2015, it created only 5,000 jobs instead of 60,000 promised jobs.
Hillary's State Department pressed the Haitian government to fix a slave wage rate per day (below $5.00)-- not to raise the minimum hourly wage rate to $0.62 from the prevailing $0.24 per hour.
A Haitian delegation, headed by Secretary of State of Literacy Brutus Paula Julien, went to the Dominican Republic in order to have a better understanding of "Quisqueya Aprende Contigo", a literacy program that has shown some success there. They want to use it a a model for literacy in Haiti. The Haitian delegation was introduced to the three main programs currently in application in the neighboring country, including: "Quisqueya Sin Miseria" with 3 social programs that composes it "Quisqueya Aprende Contigo", "Quisqueya Empieza Contigo" and "Todos Somos Quisqueya".
Haiti is looking at implementing this new plan for illiterate people aged 16 to 50 years for a period covering 2016 to 2021
As you may remember in the previous article, North Miami police shot Charles Kinsey, a black therapist who was trying to calm an autistic patient while his hands were up in the air. A union official called it an accidental shooting. However people on the side of Charles Kinsey do not quite buy this story of accidental shooting. According to Kinsey's boss, that explanation doesn't add up. Mr. Clint Bower who runs the center for the developmentally disabled where Kinsey works stated this is "just outrageous". "They are now saying they intended to shoot my client, and instead they shot my employee"
The Special Coordinator to Haiti, Kenneth Merten, came for a visit in Haiti Thursday, 21 July 2016 to meet members of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) and other Haitian officials in an objective to provide some support to insure that upcoming elections are credible and fair. He will discuss the urgent need for Haiti to have elected representatives at all levels of the government. The presidential election is scheduled for October, with twenty-seven candidates registered to run.
Another incident of police shooting of an unarmed black man took place in North Miami where the Police chief is Haitian-American Gary Eugene. Kinsey, 47, who is a worked at a Group Home for mentally disable people in North Miami was shot by the police when he went to retrieve an autistic man carrying a toy truck that was wandered from a mental health center. He was shot even after he throws his hands up in the air and says, 'Don't shoot me.'
Police Chief Gary Eugene who is new in the position is looking for answers. He stated that no weapon had been recovered after one of his officers shot an unarmed mental healthcare worker. It was later revealed by a representative of the Police union that the bullet that struck the caregiver was meant to protect him. The North Miami police officer actually took aim at the autistic man next to him, but missed
In the early morning on June 24, 2016, when Trump arrived in Scotland the referendum result was just announced. He congratulated them for their vote to take their country back and declared that the U.S is the next. He equated 'Brexit' with the upcoming U.S election and said in November 8, we will take America back and re-declare our independence. "Americans will have a chance to vote for trade, immigration and foreign policies that put our citizens first. They will have the chance to reject today's rule by the global elite, and to embrace real change that delivers a government of, by and for the people." However, the problem was Scotland didn't vote to 'Leave' the UK. Scotland voted to stay in the EU by 62% to 38% in the referendum!
Former co-owner and founder of Signal FM Anne Marie Issa who was one of the top advisers to the candidacy of Jean Henry Ceant under the banner of Renmen Ayiti, announced her resignation. She doesn't agree with the most recent positions of her candidate in regard to Provisional President Jocelerme Privert. Ms. Issa feels that Privert doesn't deserve the harsh criticism recently made by Jean Henry Ceant and she fells that that so far he has been doing his best to continue with the election process in Haiti. She mentioned the creation of an independent commission and installation of a credible CEP.
Whether you are living in Haiti where many people can't either afford air conditioner or if they do, can't get the electricity to run it, or living in another warm climate, spending the summer time without air conditioning can make excessive heat feel uncomfortable.
However, once you follow some of these tricks mentioned here, it would be possible to stay cool and comfortable in your home without AC during the warm summer months. You can avoid the heat and save money by skipping the AC.
1. Plant Trees: It is an ingenious conspiracy of passive cooling. Plant trees, if possible, on the east and west side of your home. It was an old tradition to protect one's home from the rays of the rising and setting sun.
In a meeting at the Haitian Senate on July 20, 2016, former Vice President Ronald Lareche was elevated to the top position. He is now the President of the Haitian Senate. Here is the composition of the Senate:
Ronald Lareche, President
Steven Benoit as Vice President
Francois Lucas Sainvil remaining first secretary
Jean-Marie Salomon, second secretary
What do you think?
Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson who represents Florida's 24th Congressional District, telephoned the Special Coordinator for Haiti in the State Departlent, Mr. Kenneth Merten, on Friday to raise her concerns on several issues regarding Haiti.
Since March 28, 2016, three major hospitals have been providing only limited services to the population due to an ongoing strike by doctors. The Congresswoman expressed her concerns about some vulnerable people in the Haitian population who are unable to access healt care as a result.
Congresswoman Wilson, also addressed the current political crisis with the Special Coordinator for Haiti in the State Department, but in a diplomatic fashion. She called on the United states to support the current leaders in determining the future of the actual Provisional President and to be involved in the plan to complete the long delayed election process.
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