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Dr. Michaelle Amedee Gedeon died due to lack of emergency care in Haiti

The former Minister of Public Health and Population between 1999-2001 and the former president of the Haitian Red Cross in Haiti, Dr. Michaëlle Amédée Gédéon died hours after a vehicle hit her car. She was returning from the Grand'Anse Department.

Dr. Michaëlle Amédée Gédéon was rushed to a hospital in Les Cayes, but she was not able to receive proper emergency care. She was then transported to Bernard Mevs Hospital where she actually passed away.

Isn't It Ironic to see that someone who has worked all her life protecting the life of others ended up dead due to a lack of care.

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UDMO Police Officer shot dead in Anba Gwo Mon in Saint-Marc

Another Police Officer is dead. Lorame Kensky who came from the 8th promotion of Police Institute was shot dead by armed bandits. He was an Agent IV with the UDMO Unit. Officer Lorame Kensky was amboshed and killed in a locality called "Anba Gwo Mon" in Saint-Marc, as he was on his way to the city of Gonaives for training.

Is it normal for all the Police officers who are supposed to protect us are unable to protect themselves

What do you think?

Haitian Kreyol:

UDMO Ofisye Polis te mouri nan yon lokalite ki rele "Anba Gwo Mòn" nan Saint-Marc

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Two Female MINUSTAH officers found dead in Cap-Haitian

Two female officers from the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) found dead in Cap-Haitian. This took place on the night between December 29 and 30, 2015 in their quarters in Cap Haitien. The officers, both were from Rwanda. A joint investigation is underway between MINUSTAH and Haiti National Police (PNH) to find the cause.

Haitian Kreyol:

Yo jwenn de ofisye Fi MINUSTAH mouri nan Cap ayisyen

De ofisye fi ki te fè pati Nasyonzini Misyon Estabilizasyon an Ayiti (MINUSTAH) yo te jwenn mouri nan Cap ayisyen. Sa a te pase nan lannwit ant 29 ak 30 Desanm, 2015 nan kay yo nan Cap Haitien. Pa gen okenn enfòmasyon sou ki peyi yo soti; sepandan yon ankèt ap fèt ant MINUSTAH ak Polis Nasyonal Ayiti (PNH) pou yo jwenn kòz lanmo a.

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Agronomist Pierre Gary Mathieu is dead

The Coordinator of the CNSA, Pierre Gary Mathieu, is dead. It happened November 22, 2015 at the Metropopolitan Hospital Center in Manhattan, New York, he was 50 years old. Pierre Gary Mathieu was Agronomist Engineer and studied Management at the University of Connecticut. He specialized in Economics and Rural Development at the Faculty of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine (GMEF). Pierre Gary Mathieu occupied several positions suc as head of Shop Agricultural Inputs (BIA), the Intersectoral Commission for Production and Seeds (CIPDSA), Planning and Emergency Program Evaluation UNDP , FAO Consultant, Program Manager Monitoring GCP, mand many more.

As an author he collaborated to write "The Department of Agricultural Inputs: its constraints and its orientation towards a better supply of South-East".

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FLASH - Protest on Friday, one death, several cars on fire

The pressure on the CEP was intensified yesterday (Friday, November 21, 2015) as thousands of Haitians continue to demand that last month's presidential election be annulled. The protest that started peacefully turned violent after they were attacked by government supporters who threw rocks, blocks and bottles. The clash resulted in one death, two cars burned to the ground, several injuries and lost of business merchandises. One of the major injuries involves a Haitian protester who was hit in the head with a machete. The report indicated that the cars were burned around Delmas 95. In addition, several street merchants lost their inventories as people were running for cover.

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FLASH - Five people in one family died in Campech, Belle Ville due to flooding

We just learned that five(5) people in one family died last night (November 19, 2015). The location is in campech, block Belle ville in petion-Ville. Authorities were able to find three of the dead and are still looking for two more. Protection civil has been notified to put everything in place to find the remaining bodies and bring assistance to the victims.

Haitian Kreyol:
Nou jis te aprann ke senk (5) moun ki nan yon sèl fanmi mouri yè swa (19 Novanm, 2015). Kote a se nan campech, blòk Belle ville nan Petion-Ville. Otorite yo te kapab jwenn twa nan moun ki mouri yo, epi yo toujou ap chèche de lot yo. Pwoteksyon sivil te avize pou yo mete tout bagay nan plas pou yo jwenn lot kò yo ki rete epi pote asistans pou viktim yo.

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In voodoo, death is an extension of life and not be feared

The 'spiritual realms' operate over and alongside the physical realms where God has absolute authority. It is a real world, invisible to the natural eye but visible to the eye of faith. The following paragraphs are an excerpt of Patrick Delices's memoir, a Pan-African Haitian scholar and political analyst. He wrote it on the sudden demise of Max Gesner Beauvoir on September 12, 2015.

Just a year ago, Professor Delices had met Max G. Beauvoir. Beauvoir was one of Voodoo's highest priests (Ati Houngan) and most venerated supreme servant (Supreme Servitur). Professor Delices was amazed at Beauvoir's wisdom because it surpassed every graduate course he had ever learned in universities. He had taught Professor Delices something which he never heard before-- the secret of life, not to fear the death. The wisdom of Max Beauvoir was supreme as his humility along with his humanity was sublime. In Haitian Voodoo, the ancestral-spiritual realm is understood to be Africa, where the humanity was born and where our souls, after death return to live. Haitian voodoo teaches that death is a process of reborn whereby the soul gets released from the body to bring out the God within us for the greater good of humanity. Life and death are complimentary forces that transform one into the other-- death is not a frightening thing; it is an extension of life. However, this thought differs from western philosophy which says that life and death are not same; they are separate entities where death is a fearful object which is never welcomed.

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Children's home director Roberta Edwards killed in Haiti

It is with sadness that we learned the death of Roberta Edwards while in Haiti. Another case of eliminating those who are trying to help. She became victim in a shooting on Saturday night in Port-au-Prince while going to get gasoline.

Roberta Edwards, a US missionary and the director of SonLight Children's Home in the Haitian capital who dedicated her life to bringing hope to the hopeless, was gunned down while driving through Port-au-Prince. As an administrator of SonLight Ministries Children's Home in Port-au-Prince, she used to provide care for 20 orphaned children and feed around 160 children at least twice a day, five days in a week and educational supports for them. Furthermore, Edwards was involved in multiple development projects in Haiti including programs under the U.S sponsored "Healing Hands". Her husband, a Haitian left her in 2000, five years after shifting to Haiti from North Carolina, and she built the ministry from the rubble of her collapsed marriage. The sad incident occurred in the street of Croix-des-Bouquets district, near her home on Saturday night (October 10th, 2015) when her car was stopped by another vehicle which intentionally blocked her path. Two gunmen opened fire on Edwards and dragged one of the three boys traveling with her and fled. The two other boys were able to escape and ran for help. The motives behind the murder and kidnap are still unknown.

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Funeral of Henri Bazin, Former Minister of Economy & Finance

On Tuesday, August 11th, the official funeral of Monsieur Henri Bazin, the former Haitian Minister of Economy and Finance, were sung at the church St-Pierre of Pétion-ville. His body was buried at Memorial Park.

Henri Bazin was a university professor and former Haitian minister of finance and economy under the transitional government led by Gerard Latortue in 2004. He died of cancer on Tuesday, August 4th, at his home in the Port-au-Prince neighborhood of Turgeau. Bazin served as Latortue's finance minister and chief economist during the 2004-2006 at the U.S.-backed interim government that Latortue led when the then President Jean-Bertrand Aristide had been forced into exile (for the second time) by a bloody coup. He is also an author of several publications, notably in the area of international trade, economic cooperation and regional integration. His book "The Haitian private sector at the dawn of the third millennium: challenges and new roles" was published in 1999. The news of his death was confirmed by his friend and former boss, ex-Prime Minister Gerard Latortue of Boca Raton.

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Ousted Haitian dictator, Jean-Claude Duvalier dies

Jean-Claude Duvalier (also known as Baby Doc) who presided over Haiti for 15 years between 1971 and 1986, has died on Saturday October 4, 2014, from a heart attack at the home of a friend in Port-au-Prince where he had been staying. His administration was widely acknowledged as one of the most brutal and corrupt regime that Haiti has ever had. He used to call himself "president for life" but his lavish lifestyle and tyrannical 15-year rule sparked a massive uprising that overthrown and sent him into exile in France for a quarter century. In 1971, he became the world's youngest president at the age of 19 when his father Francois Duvalier suddenly died of an illness and he inherited power from his father. Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier was a medical doctor who turned into a ruthless dictator, far more than his son who was less violent and less repressive than his father. The senior Duvalier was infamous for 'Noirisme' that advocates total control of the state apparatus by black representatives with African roots. It is one kind of racial redefinition of national identity as opposed to multiculturalism and it dictates to respect the African traditions only.

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