To the surprise of many, Guyler C. Delva announced that he is no longer an advisor to President Michel Martelly. This announce was made by Mr. Delva himself at the popular Radio show: Ranmasse this Saturday, November 9, 2013.
Does that mean we will no longer have the presence of Guyler C. Delva every cause for the Martelly government?
He stated that he took the decision to leave his position as adviser to the president to give more time to his new work which is to work to defend assassinated journalists under the "SOS Journalist Association.
According to Mr. Jean Renel Sanon, Haiti Justice Minister, the government managed to penetrate and prevent a plan to assassinate the well known radio host Jean Monard METELLUS from materialization.
This is what we have according to Mr. Jean Renel Sanon: There was a meeting held last Thursday to finalize the plan of attack in which two bikers were being paid the sum of ten thousand dollars to conduct the act. This is according to the Ministry of Justice. for the sum of ten thousand dollars($10,000).
To me, the first question is whether or not the amount was in Haitian or US currency. If anything, Jean Monard METELLUS should realize that his life is not worth more than $10,000 if any of us would want to believe that this plan was real and not something that was only real in the imagination of the Justice Minister Jean Renel Sanon and the rest of the Martelly government.
Dominican Republic (DR) political extremist and radio talk-show host, Alvaro Arvelo, is outraged by the government of Haiti's (GOH) ban on chicken and egg products coming from the DR. The reason behind the ban is rumors have been circulating in GOH circles a bird-flu virus might have contaminated the fowl and its eggs.
Arvelo has personalized the issue, saying "Haitians are ungrateful; they hate the Dominicans." He hosts a political commentary program, "The Government of the Morning". On this occasion, Haiti was the target of his wrath. He is so incensed over this perceived slight of the GOH towards the DR; he demanded President Danilo Medina mount a military campaign and invade Haiti as soon as possible.
The Haitian Radio landscape of North Miami during an election period is a veritable game of thrones. With a whole third of the North Miami population being of Haitian descent, hopefuls for the city council and the position of mayor take to the ever important airwaves to sway the votes of this influential number.
The importance of Creole radio in North Miami is unquestionable. Even non-Creole speaking candidates and other interested parties keep themselves abreast of what is being broadcast because, quite often, the elections all but play out over the radio waves. The relationship to the Haitian residents of North Miami and their radio stations is not always a healthy one. They hang so trustingly upon the words of the broadcasters that the truth and lies are often accepted unquestioningly. Therefore, any candidate serious for election must keep on top of what is being said about them on radio. They must not only police what others are saying, but be a source of information by having a decisive presence on the most popular stations and talk-shows.
Miami is home to one of the biggest populations of the Haitian Diaspora, 30% of North Miami's residents. Créole is the primary and perhaps only language they speak. When candidates run for office in North Miami, they depend on Haitian radio to present themselves to listeners.
The Haitian community in North Miami does not have access to media, such as public access TV. If a community newspaper exists, illiteracy among them keeps information undigested. What is left for those voters is Haitian radio.
Haitian radio hosts exercise unbridled influence. What they say--whether true or not--is received by their Créole-speaking audience as God's truth. At its best, Haitian radio keeps listeners abreast of local council developments, at its worse, conversations devolve into race baiting and political name-calling.
Patrick Moussignac's press career started very early. He has had the opportunity to grow up in the Chavannes Street where the Caribbean Radio is based. Patrick had a deep passion for the radio and during the days of his Classical studies, Patrick Moussignac picked up every chance to attend all the games of radio capital where, during those days, the number of radios were very few. With nostalgia, Patrick remembers all the games that were hosted by Georges Lys Herard Master J of Radio Port-au-Prince, Radio Light's Neil Julien and National Radio of Haiti's Micheline Soukar and Felix Lamy. Patrick pointed out that at one point, Charles Alexandre Abellard, then Director of the NHR, had place standout because he answered all questions in 'the Sunday rally.
Liliane Pierre-Paul, President of Association of Haitian Media who is also the host of Radio Kiskeya's 4 o'clock news, responded vigorously to President Michel Martelly's comments in which he compared himself and Liliane Pierre-Paul. Pierre-Paul went up to criticize the disparaging comments made by the Head of the State and his executive team in which the Head of the State belittle her by calling her Ti-Lily. Liliane was elected the President of the Association of Haitian Media by her peers. She opened her criticism with a French proverb "Comparaison n'est pas raison..." which means Comparison is not Right or Comparison Proves Nothing.
Haiti National Radio Television (RTNH) Experienced Technical difficulties as Moise Jean-Charles intervenes
Was this a pure case coincidence, luck for the Government, or was it intentional?
Following the sudden interruption of the retransmission several Senators went on publicly to denounce the action of Haiti National Radio Television (RTNH), wanting RTNH to terminate its retransmission altogether. Senate President Dieuseul Simon Deras solved the issue by proposing to conduct an investigation about the incident.
Until a current investigation determines the nature of the technical failure presumably experienced by the National Radio Television (RTNH) during an intervention by Senator Moïse Jean-Charles at the meeting convened by the Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, people on the media have been forming different opinions.
Radio host Laventure Ernest Edouard, better known by his popular name Moloskot is under the control of the Haitian authority. According to information just provided by Radio Kiskeya, he is accused of distributing fake official badges as well as arms to a group of custom employees or (La Douane).
The Government Commissioner Lucman Délille who was interviewed on this case reported that Laventure Ernest Edouard (Moloskot) gave himself the title of Coordinator General Des Douanes. He is accused of impersonation for assuming the character or appearance of someone else, especially fraudulently and distributing fake badges to some of the employees. These employees are required to return these badges and guns to the authorities.
Does President Michel Martelly have the right to call Liliane Pierre Paul, "Ti Lili"?
President Michel Martelly feels that he has every right in the world to call the popular Kiskeya Radio host "Ti Lili". The problem is that Liliane Pierre Paul does not see it that way.
She went on the air following the interview to bring some precisions that her name was Liliane Pierre Paul, and for her close friends, it is acceptable to call her "Lili and nothing else.
According to the senior journalist and the director of programming at Radio Kiskeya, Lilianne Pierre Paul, in referring to he as "Ti Lili" by the Haitian president, this is a way to demean her. Marvel Dandin also denounced the evil eye of President Michel Martelly against the Haitian Press
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