This is the corner for all the people with names are listed. Some would call them celebrities in their respective field. However, if the person is popular, the name will be included here

Rodrigue Milien, Raoul Guillaume, Jean Antoine Occide, Mimi Barthelemy recognized

On 31st of May, 2013, President Michel Martelly, in presence of First Lady Sophia Martelly, Minister of Tourism, Stéphanie Balmir Villedrouin, Minister of Culture, Josette Darguste, several musicians and various government officials, expressed his wish to honor and pay tribute to four great artists of the nation. Martelly called them as highly creative and powerful artists and expressed his gratitude for the contributions made by the artists in the fields of community development, literature and music.

The fours artists who were named for this honor and tribute from President Martelly are Mimi Barthélémy - the storyteller (real name: Michele Armand, death: 27th April, 2013), Father Jean Antoine Occide (known as Father Sicot), Raoul Guillaume - the musician, and Rodrigue Milien - the artist.

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Gerard Latortue, Haiti Prime Minister

Born in Gonaives on the 19th of June 1934, Haiti's 12th Prime Minister, Gérard Latortue ascended to the seat with much criticism in the wake of his appointment. For, when he was named as Haiti's Prime Minister on March 12, 2004, Latortue had been absent from the country, living on foreign shores for well over a decade.

After studying in Paris at the Institutes of Economic and Social Development, and Political Sciences, Latortue, at 26, returned to his country of birth and began work as a lawyer and later a professor. A year later, after noting that Haitians had no place to study economics, he co-founded a business and economic study institute in the nation's capital.

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Emmanuel Menard, President of CTCEP, prioritizes develop of electoral law

No elections in 2013? According to Emmanuel Ménard, that might be this year's reality, and the culprit is the cost. The CTCEP (College Transitional of Permanent Electoral Council) president, elected in mid April, made the struggles to fund the perhaps coming elections known in early May, citing that a past election has run up to nearly $30 million.

Currently they are preparing the budget for the elections, but cannot shed further light on the estimated cost. Emmanuel Menard stressed, however, that international help and funds from the government could be relied upon. Due to the money woes, he declined to give a guarantee on the elections for this year, though he recognized the deadlines demanded by the constitution.

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Franck Cine - CEO Haitel out of his Silence on Haitel

The CEO of the first telecommunications company to bring cell phones to Haiti, Haitel's Franck Ciné, was not his usual silent self in a recent interview with Vision 2000 journalist, Valery Numa. He outlined the companies past, leading up its declaration of bankruptcy and the subsequent trouble that's afflicted the struggling Telecom.

During the discussion, Ciné revealed much information about the current status of the company, including the fact that Teleco currently holds a 5% claim to Haitel, following Haitel's failure to make payment to the former company. Apart from stating facts, Ciné laid out statistics, juxtaposing Haiti's 80% unemployment rate for comparison against the benefit to the economy a thriving Haitel provides. He stated that the company provided approximately 3000 jobs directly, which indirectly served nearly 15,000 people in Haiti.

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Rosny Smarth, Haitian Prime Minister

The short stints of Haiti's appointed Prime Ministers perhaps hints to the difficulties involved in running the office. While a tenure from late February of 1996 to early June the next year is hardly anything to scoff at when compared to other stays at the government's pinnacle, something can be said for the hasty resignation of Haiti's 8th Prime Minister.

Rosny Smarth was born in Cavaillon on the 19th of October, 1940. His studies would include agronomy at the University of Santiago de Chile, and economics at the University of Port-au-Prince. After his time as a student, Smarth worked as the Chilean Institute's director for Agricultural Development, then as a land reform committee member for the President of the country, Salvador Allende in 1973. His overseas work would continue in Mexico where he was an expert in the UN's post offices. In 1991 he became the Haitian Minister of Agriculture's advisor, a post he kept for the next three years.

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Claudette Werleigh, Prime Minister of Haiti

Some say seven is a lucky number, but in the case of Haiti's 7th Prime Minister, luck took a back seat to hard work, as Claudette Werleigh used her learning and self-efficacy to propel her into history as Haiti's first female prime minister.

Born on September 26, 1946, Werleigh grew up wealthy and under the Roman Catholic faith. She described how, at an early age, she empathized with the poor traders who she would see come to trade their coffee for their livelihoods. Early on she decided to do what she could to narrow the chasm between the haves and the have-nots.

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Martial Lavaud Celestin , First Haiti Prime Minister

The role of Haitian Prime Minister, as that of Haitian President or any other minister of parliament or politician in the country is one laced with controversy and insecurity. There have been 17 prime ministers for the country since the post's inception in 1988, all with an average shelf life of just more than a year. To tell the story well we must start at the beginning, with Haiti's first selected Prime Minister, Martial Lavaud Célestin.

Célestin was born in Ganthier on October 4, 1913. He studied economics and the law at the Paris Faculty of Law and began his profession, as a lawyer at the ripe old age of 23. He would take his considerable learning into the diplomatic field by 1950, when he was given the post of assistant to the Foreign Affairs Department and, six years later, to the Secretary General.

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Franck Cine of Haitel goes to International Criminal Court for Martelly Preval

Complaints from Franck Cine were filed against Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and Presidents Rene Preval and Michel Martelly with International Criminal Court by Haitel's CEO Frank Cine's lawyers. The aforementioned figures were charged with confiscation of property, illegal prosecution, torture, unlawful detention and unjust arrest towards Haitel's asset auction sale as well as towards Cine family.

Attorney Guy Lewis who is the head of Lewis & Tein Law firm, sent a letter on 8th May, 2013 to Ms. Fatou Bensouda who is the prosecutor of International Criminal Court in The Hague. The letter requested an immediate investigation into the charges against Rene Preval, Michel Martelly, Laurent Lamothe and other government officials.

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Rene Theodore, head of Haitian Communist Party

Rene Theodore died of lung cancer in June, 2003 because of lung cancer. He was the former head of the Haitian Communist Party. He was receiving treatment in Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital. His death was confirmed by Max Bourjolly who was second in command of the Haitian Communist Party. Rene Theodore entered politics when he was in High School and then continued his political life for 47 years. His last political act was in 2002 December when he co-signed a declaration from the opposition which called for resignation of the then President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

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Adrien Sansaricq, an example of the role of Haitians in Cuba

Adrien Sansaricq was born on August 16, 1936. He is a perfect example of the role of Haitians in Cuba. He is the epitome of monitoring and internationalism and an example of struggle for freedom and independence for people. Adrien Sansaricq went to cuba because he was attracted by the Revolution of Cuba that started in 1959. Adrien arrived at Congo with Commander Ernesto Che Guevara and, in a struggle against Francois Duvalier, died.

Adrien Sansaricq went to Havana in 1962 to complete his medical studies. However, it was very clear that his sole intention was not studies because had that been the case, it would have been easier for him to move to Mexico or France. He represented a young revolutionary who was fine-tuned with the political process. Adrien joined the fight against U.S. Imperialism during October Crisis with other university students and in a euphoric state, sang on a loaded truck, the anthem - The Red Flag.

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