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Michel Oreste President of Haiti

Michel Oreste was born on 8th April 1859 in Jacmel. Michel valued education in his leadership. Michel had served in various positions in the Haitian government and was serving as a senator when he was appointed. He was known for taking part in all the debates that brought good changes to Haiti. Due to this the national assembly of Haiti appointed Michel as the acting president of Haiti after the death of President Leconte. On May 4, 1913, Michel was officially elected as the president of Haiti for a seven year term.

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Video report from Jacmel as hurricane Tomas approaching

A view from Jacmel of Hurricane Tomas

This is a video report from the city of Jacmel as Hurricane Tomas arriving at the coast. As you can see in this video report, the rain is getting heavy at time. Many areas in the city of Jacmel are not accessible at this time. The wind is picking up speed and the ocean very unstable.

Watch the Video report of Hurricane Tomas passing through the city of Jacmel:

Please excuse us as this video was reported in Spanish language. For many of you who know Jacmel, the main road specially the one by the sea is almost impossible to drive in. One thing that was noticeable is that you couldn't see anyone in the streets.

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My Hat off to Macy's for supporting Haitian Art

The Haitian art in display at Macy's stores

One company that wants to make a difference in Haiti is Macy's.

The American corporation has developed the "Heart of Haiti" Art project in an effort to support the Haitian artists affected by the Haiti earthquake of 2010 to become self sufficient.

What a gesture from a big corporation.

My experiences and all I have so far heard about big corporations is totally contrary to what Macy's is currently doing in Haiti.

Haven't you heard that bid corporations have no heart; that they only care about the bottom line.

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La Ville Jacmel - Twoubadou Ti Koka

When I first heard this song La Ville Jacmel by Twoubadou Ti Koka, I though I wanted to turn it off. This isn't something I would listen to on my own. Then, I thought, Roland, come on, give him/her a chance. Listen to it. Let the music become you.

So, I gave La Ville Jacmel music video a chance with Twoubadou Ti Koka. I watched the music video several times until I couldn't go a day without not wanting to hear it. I still couldn't believe that Twoubadou Ti Koka on La Ville Jacmel had such a deep, sultry voice, nor did I think this artist Twoubadou Ti Koka could produce such artistic masterpiece.

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