#cleanupHaiti2024 #netwayeAyiti2024: once more

If it worked before, it should work again. In 2011, Michel Martelly was elected president of the Republic of Haiti after defeating Mirlande Manigat in the second round of presidential elections in April. Ancient history you might say, so why bring it up now? Well for one thing, this was the beginning of the bandi legal regime, which is continuing today, with its murderous pillage, destruction, corruption and planned theft of the rich underground and labor force of Haiti. But that’s not what I want to point out, even as despicable as this situation has gotten presently.

Mirlande Manigat is ready once again to lend legitimacy to the Core Group servants of U.S. interest in Haiti and their plan to continue abusing the country’s population. A brief recall, in 2010 President Rene Preval wanted to organize presidential elections, with the blessings and participation of the international tutors, led by the U.S. Embassy. Many of the political parties in the country wanted to boycott the elections because they felt that the contest would be rigged in favor of Preval’s chosen candidate Jude Celestin. Back then the president was at odds with the international community which did not want Celestin to win because of Preval’s rapprochement with Venezuela and its leader Hugo Chavez.

So bear with me now. I’m bringing it all together. So, we have President Preval trying to get participation and legitimacy to upcoming elections, curiously enough with help from the Core Group, which does not want his agenda. Of course, we all know how this partnership ended, with the international community refusing to recognize Jude Celestin as the rightful winner in the first round, even though he had the votes, and a second round slated with Martelly and Manigat facing each other, and Michel Martelly winning the presidency. But let us examine the role Mirlande Manigat played in this comedy or tragedy, depending on your point of view.

The 2010 presidential election was decried by a majority of possible candidates because of the mistrust, and a possible boycott by many of the political parties was looming. Mirlande Manigat, along with her party the RNDP, was part of of a platform led by Himmler Rebu’s group the GREH, which was against participation in the upcoming election. Rebu was particularly critical of President Preval, and he was leading the opposition in media appearances denouncing plans for the election. Then suddenly, as Manigat was in the U.S., news came out that she would participate in the election, with the blessing of her party. Upon her return to the country, assailed by reporters asking her about her decision, she demurred and left everyone baffled by her seeming turn. After meeting with officials at the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Manigat abandoned Rebu and the platform headed by GREH, and decided to enter the election. Was she given assurances after the meeting that she would prevail? Hummm!

Manigat had to quit the platform headed by Rebu, and as a result, following advice from her foreign handlers, she entered into an alliance with Youri Latortue and his party the AAA. After a first round that featured the selection of participants for round 2 by the international community, even though real results from counted ballots had Jude Celestin winning in the first round, Martelly and Manigat were chosen by the UN and the U.S. Embassy. Martelly was in fifth position after round one of the election and Manigat was a distant second with Celestin the winner. After threatening Preval and his political allies with everything under the sun, death included probably, the president buckled and allowed the stealing of the election by the State Department and the birth of bandi legal. Manigat was the perfect sacrificial lamb for round two because she was not the type to put up a real fight, and as opposed to Jude Celestin in 2016, she allowed herself to be manipulated to crown Martelly as president. To his credit in 2016, Celestin refused to participate in a similar masquerade to select Jovenel Moise.

Now once again, with the accord of December 21 of last year, Manigat finds herself lending legitimacy to a proposed election / selection by the international community by allying with Ariel Henry, the unelected dictator who masquerades as Prime Minister of a phantom government. Under Henry’s watch the leader of Manigat’s party Eric Jean Baptiste was killed by bandits operating in Laboule. No investigation has even started to find the culprits who can easily be identified and tried if the present government was not working hand in hand with the gangs. Police officers are ready to have a mutiny against the command structure and the government because rank and file members are getting killed almost daily, and the chiefs refuse to allow them to fight. This is the government that Mirlande Manigat wants to work with to bring elections and a return to “democracy “, more like demoncracy. What’s in it for her? Only the future will tell, but at her age she cannot be thinking about running for president. So, she is willing to become a puppet in the ring along side Ariel Henry in a play designed by the Core Group to continue with bandi legal and the path to destruction. Her job as a member of a High Council for Transition is to rubber stamp decisions made by the foreign handlers through Ariel. A cushy job to betray her people.

We all need to mobilize and help the Haitian people defeat this evil plan to continue destroying the fabric of our country, while losing our most important resource, the thousands of young persons wanting to escape the hell on earth that Haiti is becoming. All hands are needed because with this Biden immigration handout it seems that persons are more interested in leaving than fighting for their heritage. It’s another way to hinder mobilization while fostering division between persons in Haiti and those living in the U.S. Instead of concentrating on fighting this latest comic fable of having fair elections with Ariel Henry, the PHTK and the gangs in power, persons are talking about the Biden invitation of a minuscule amount of “lucky “ chosen ones who can escape. It’s time to fight, and we need everyone who cares about an independent Haiti all together working to develop our home and feed its children.

Bowing to his masters

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#netwayeAyiti2024: Political Impasse

The elusive agreement between politicians and civil society leaders looking to come up with a plan to solve some of Haiti’s pressing problems is a dream that is often spoken of, but never actually realized. That a gathering of forces is needed and probably is the only way out of this hellish situation seems logical. But many forces are at work to ensure that this magical “Konbit” never happens, while those persons who possibly could spearhead such a movement are constantly discouraged by the negative propaganda spread constantly by “useful fools” on social media and news personalities on payrolls.

With our brothers and sisters getting brutalized and kicked out of the Dominican Republic and the United States because of their status as illegal immigrants, the national identity of all of us Haitians is being humiliated. Those of us who migrated legally and believe that our achievements put us in a different category are fooling ourselves. The harsh treatment given to our compatriots is not because they’re special, or represent a minority in our country. It’s because they’re Haitians from a country that is being colonized, while a significant part of its population is reduced to quasi slavery. There is a division within the Haitian population which not only prevents us from coming together, but also allows for bad treatment of citizens in Haiti and abroad. Looking at how we allow the majority of the population in most towns to live in substandard housing and in neighborhoods filled with garbage and despair, persons from other countries duplicate the same treatment. Of course, in the Dominican Republic there are extreme measures of repression and genocide toward our compatriots because of the color of their skins and the despair that forced them to leave their country. But in Haiti also the repressive regime, coupled with bloodthirsty gangsters is oppressing and killing members of the population, and nothing is being done, only militants and demonstrators are trying to bring a change.

The educated members of the population who read and write French consider themselves superior to the majority of the population, which mainly communicates in Haitian – the native language incorrectly called Creole. A significant part of the population is made of peasants and folks who live in the hills with no electricity just like it was back in the 18th century. With the population divided along social lines that are difficult to overcome, the political system does not allow for union or agreement among politicians. Most of them use that division to recruit followers among the most uneducated, and the few honest persons who side with the masses are vilified and ostracized by the intelligentsia whose members listen or follow orders from foreign tutors.

In Ouanaminthe, a town on the border between Haiti and the DR, citizens closed passage from the bridge which allows traffic between the two countries. Because of this, trucks bringing products and agricultural harvest from the DR cannot cross into Haiti. As a result of the blockade, Dominican wholesalers are losing money since the products they do not sell are perishable. As of this writing, even though Haitian authorities, along with the police have forced the persons to allow opening of the gate barring traffic, demonstrators have paralyzed traffic both in Ouanaminthe and in Cap Haitien with barricades and burning tires. A significant amount of food and products which are consumed in Haiti are sold by businesses in the Dominican Republic, so as one of their main clients Haitians have the power to hurt them economically.

Persons in the Dominican Republic do not realize that their country is dependent on Haitian consumers on the one hand, and Haitian labor on the other hand to produce the goods sold over the border. What makes matters worse for Dominicans is that a lot of businesses are owned by persons in the United States mostly, and Europe in terms of the tourist industry. Because of that a significant part of profits garnered by the large agricultural businesses are repatriated to the U.S., and there isn’t a lot left as savings in case of economic down times, like is happening now. The average citizen of the DR is suffering because unemployment is high and many persons are in debt. Many jobs are taken by Haitians because the pay is too low to allow the average Dominican to survive. Making matters worse, many Haitians with some means have come to the Dominican Republic to escape crime and despair in Port-au-Prince. They rent homes and are living there, and many Dominicans are not happy about that because to them Haitians are all the same, poor and dirty; so they don’t belong in housing that many Dominicans cannot afford. This is an explosive situation that is only getting worse. Racist politicians there are stoking the fires, and many Haitians are getting beaten and a few are killed by mobs. Of course, Ariel Henry and his de facto illegal government is saying nothing about this. Haitians cannot wait for a subservient government to do something; we need to respond to this somehow.

People need to mobilize and come together to rid the country of Ariel Henry and politicians from the PHTK and their allies. We need to understand the roots of the divisive nature within our social environment, and learn to accept each other, wether we live in towns or in the hills. We must embrace all aspects of our culture with no attempts to belittle the African base that makes us what we are. Only by coming together can we reclaim our heritage.

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#netwayeAyiti2024: PNH Rendered Useless

Haiti’s National Police force, the PNH has been rendered useless to the population by a de facto illegal government bent on staying alive, even if it destroys the country. No police force in the world allows bandits to do what recent events show. Police stations have been attacked by gangs in Martissant first, then in various other locations where police officers ran away leaving station and equipment behind for the attackers. Many of the stations victimized are still closed, looking abandoned with debris from fire inside, proof that the high command of the PNH is incompetent and a large part of the problem. Everything done by the police seems to allow the gangs to grow, while taking away the capacity of the force to react decisively. With the advent of Bandi Legal, not only the judicial sector but also the police force have both been rendered useless by direct action of both the national government and the international tutors.

It took months before armored vehicles bought and supposedly paid for by the de facto government of Ariel Henry arrived in the airport in Port-au-Prince. Had these vehicles arrived sooner with supplies for the PNH, possible actions could have been taken against the gangs already. The international community which funded and trained the PNH ensured that the force would not be of service to the population. The high command answers to politicians rather than to the judicial system. All members of the high command receive funds and living expenses far above salaries of the rank and file officers and of most judges. Members of the police are paid a pittance, and if they are killed their family has to wait months before receiving any help, which is not enough to care for them.

Just like in all countries Haiti has always had its share of criminals, but they never had the power and the guns they have had under the PHTK regimes of Martelly and Moise. After dictator Jean Claude Duvalier fled the country in 1986, there was an organized criminal group called Zenglendo that terrorized Port-au-Prince and the metropolitan area there. But while these Zenglendos seem to have blessing from the authorities, they never challenged the police like the gangs are doing today. This is reminiscent of how crime increased greatly in Mexico after Native groups in Chiapas challenged the government while fighting for their rights. Right after the Zapatista movement came out in force, criminal elements started to take over towns and regions close to the uprising. It’s not a coincidence that in Haiti criminals are taking over when the population decided to get involved in fighting for a future. It’s a tried and true formula that has been used in many places by the CIA and others. The Coup d’Etat of 1991 was funded in part by drug dealers who also provided muscle. In 2004, President Aristide was overthrown by a coalition led by Guy Philippe, a convicted drug dealer. So the rise of Jimmy Cherizier, Lanmo San Jou and others is part of the same scenario.

A militant from Petion-Ville, Jean Denis was killed last night supposedly by men in uniform riding a police cruiser, according to witnesses. Jean Denis was shot, and his body was removed by his killers. He was involved in chasing Magalie Habitant, a supporter of PHTK and Martelly who was reportedly associated with the murder of former de facto president Jovenel Moise. She provided a house for the Colombian mercenaries who are incarcerated in Haiti for the murder of the former de facto president. Of course, we’re not saying Habitant ordered the killing, but it is a strange coincidence that after she condemned her attack during a demonstration in Petion-Ville, one of the militants who chased her is killed.

This fight for freedom is turning violent, militants and demonstrators need to change their approach. Stop the music and dancing, and start defending yourselves by being ready to fight. Just like the people of Sri Lanka did, it’s time to look for those politicians, like Ariel and his ministers who are sold out to U.S. and other people interest, and force them to step down. Just like people to in the Sudan acted, take all of them to jail, and start building the country again. Petro Caribe and CIRH need to be investigated, and until then the mobilization must continue.

#netwayeAyiti2024: Help or Occupation?

In Haiti, the population is facing a great dilemma. Vicious gangs have been given license to acquire territory on the main highways in and out of the capital, Port-au-Prince, to fight each other for territory with high caliber guns, terrorizing persons living in those areas; and to rob, kill, and kidnap persons at will. The police seems helpless to fight those criminals, and military occupation disguised as humanitarian help is the solution offered by the de facto illegal and inefficient government seemingly responding to cries of help from the population. Okay let’s break this down, so we can make some sense out of this. For starters, it is not a coincidence that the situation has suddenly reached this level of desperation when a majority of the population is out in the streets clamoring for the ouster of wannabe dictator Ariel Henry, and more importantly demanding change in their socioeconomic lives.

At a time when the de facto government and the PHTK are on the verge of collapse, the very instances who are propping up these sham leaders want to have their troops come in to supposedly save Haiti from mayhem, murder and famine. Purposely, the PNH, the Haitian National Police, has been weakened, so that police officers cannot provide security to the population. Not only is the force not provided adequate weapons and ammunition to properly wage a campaign to eliminate most of the gangs, and have the rest under control. There is also no clear strategy being implemented by the top hierarchy to attack the gangs one by one. All over the world police use the ability to outnumber all groups of bandits by concentrating their forces in one place to subdue opposition. The PNH needs to tackle gangs by using their advantage in manpower and tactical training to overwhelm the criminals who do not possess the same capacity. This is an approach which requires the support of the persons in charge, and adequate supply of weapons and ammunition by the international friends or I should say so called friends, more like enemies if you ask me. The PNH coupled with the small army group has the manpower and training to eradicate, or at least keep gangs under control.

The majority of the Haitian population is against the return of foreign troops in the country, especially from the UN. If the International Community wants to help it can send a few helicopters equipped for combat with trainers to teach how to operate them. The armored cars which were bought from Canada should be delivered with a load of high powered guns and plenty ammunition so the PNH can train, and then plan operations. The gangs can be tackled effectively because they are not made of trained soldiers or paramilitary forces with strategic training. Most of these guys walk around in sandals and little body armor, so any trained force can take them. There are plenty of Haitian American veterans and police officers with SWAT training who can provide training to the PNH right away, and help eradicate any gang in Haiti.

Ariel Henry and the PHTK will not support any approach to fix problems in Haiti because they have no place in a country where the law and economic progress is the norm. Most of the leaders of the PHTK are drug dealers, pimps and thieves making a living stealing from the people. They do not want any change in the way things are going, least of all any effort to stop the big money being made through the fake gasoline crisis. The population is hostage the a two fold fake problem. The weakness of the Haitian currency, the gourde, coupled with no gas at the pump. Those two problems created by those in control have allowed for big cash being made by a chain of persons, starting at the top with the importers and all the way down to dudes selling the precious liquid on the sidewalk. Only a complete change in the way the country is run, along with real participation of the majority of the population in planning the future and sharing of resources will solve our problems. It sounds simple, but it requires truly strong honest commitment. The gasoline problem and the currency changing are the tip of the iceberg. This system has run its course because it is so corrupted that only a true revolution can change it. No “Accord” can change the greed that even it’s own participants share secretly. Military occupation is not the answer.

#netwayeAyiti2024: They died in silence

Nicholson Pierre “Bab”

As opposed to over 100 prisoners who died of starvation, dehydration and sickness, Nicholson Pierre got to walk out of jail in Haiti recently because militants and attorneys working with the ongoing mass uprising in the country intervened. With hundreds of persons massed in front of the Port-au-Prince parquet, as the prosecutor’s office is known, Pierre was freed by concerned instances who reacted to the mobilization in front of their door. A well known militant who swears by Jean Charles Moise and Pitit Desalin, the party headed the former senator, Pierre aka Bab, usually hangs out in Champs de Mars, part of a group of intractable opponents of the government. These street militants held a memorable battle against the police a few months ago during the “Battle of Champs de Mars, which was chronicled here on Deye Mon.

Unfortunately for hundreds of prisoners packed like sardines in prisons throughout Haiti, they do not get to walk out free. Persons in jail in the National Penitentiary, the prisons in Petit Goave, Arcahaie and other centers in the country are dying of hunger, thirst and otherwise preventable diseases. AIDS and Cholera are rampant in all these jails, and there is little and more than often no medical treatment provided by prison guards who don’t get to eat that well themselves due to low salaries. Persons in the jails suffered because of the unrest that is spreading all over, and also because corruption and neglect keep the authorities from feeding prisoners and providing them with proper drinking water. Imagine being locked in a crowded cell with no food and little water that is unsanitary any way, and no opportunity to bathe or receive basic health care. If life for persons living outside in the ghetto is hell on earth, what can you call this suffering by those persons in jail today?

While some of those prisoners are dying every day, few people seem to care. In Petit Goave in the beginning of the week, some street merchants who sell vegetables and food staples decided to pitch together and feed the persons in the local jail. This is an exception, as in most cases in other prisons in the country, persons go days with no food and no treated water. In the U.S., especially New York and Miami, there is no outcry from the Haitian diaspora. People are going to nightclubs, attending events, and generally living life as if everything back home is ok. In communities with a large population of Ukrainian immigrants there are no parties or celebrations. Everyone there is concerned about war in their country. Well, there is kind of a war in Haiti too, and prisoners are dying in the jails. We should all be clamoring for this information to be reported on the news, and proper attention given to this horrible murder of people incarcerated, with no way to feed themselves. The vast majority of these prisoners, over eighty percent of them, have not seen a judge, or been condemned for a crime. Many are persons arrested after a demonstration in arbitrary fashion, while others are there for petty crimes. Most hardened criminals arrested in Haiti are freed by corrupt judges and police officials. Persons left in jail are the ones that are too poor to buy their freedom. Gangs are taking over whole areas of the country, encircling Port-au-Prince, while mostly innocent persons are arrested.

We need to have a campaign to bring attention to the brothers and sisters who are suffering in crowded jails, which have become death traps. Those men and women do not deserve what is happening to them. Even worse, they do not deserve to die in silence and in incognito because only their family members are aware of this injustice, persons condemned to die without trial. I refuse to post images of these wretched persons, but those images are on social media, and looking at them I wonder about our humanity. Since many of our compatriots are starving while not in jail, for those in jail it’s normal and accepted. Something must be done quickly to help those people, and those of us in the diaspora cannot just sit and watch while doing nothing. Let’s begin by publicizing this ignominious information all over where we live.

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#netwayeAyiti2024: Stubborn Destruction or National Freedom

Despite being rejected by the majority of the population of Haiti, as persons in all major towns have taken to the streets, de facto Prime Minister/ Protectorate Governor Ariel Henry remains in power. He remains in hiding, watching the economy being destroyed, as businesses, banks, supermarkets and food warehouses are being looted in many places. People in Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas are missing the most basic things like treated drinking water, food staples and any needed medicine, while people are not much better all over the country. Lying through his teeth, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Geneus said to the assembly at the United Nations that the situation was “under control” in Haiti. The whole population of the country knows that he told a bold face lie to the General Assembly in New York. Now do officials at the UN choose to believe him, even though through the BINUH they have a basic idea of what’s going on? Matter of fact all non essential personnel from foreign embassies in Haiti have been evacuated, so the analysts at home know what’s going on. So then, as the assembled representatives listened to the fable from Minister Geneus, many were laughing inwardly. And I’m sure some of them looked at him with pity and contempt because they know that he is not only lying, but he is a party to the destruction of his country, and the killing of his people. A sad job indeed, but some choose to do anything for money, even if it means making persons look down at them and their countrymen.

Most of the population has no choice, but to mobilize for a change in the people running the country. What is really needed is a complete rewriting of all aspects of Haitian society, so that the country can truly develop thanks to a vibrant, positive participation from the majority of the population. So much talent is wasted in the youth and most of the active, willing and able population that is kept uneducated, living in horribly inadequate conditions, with no chance for a future. With a population numbering perhaps twelve millions, over ten million persons live below or at the poverty line, with no electricity, healthcare and a decent meal every day. Many of them possess great talent, and if allowed to learn they would make the country greater, more prosperous and a great place to live in. Speaking from experience in educating young Haitian men and women, there is so much positive energy wasted within them because of a system built on exclusion, poverty for the many, and uncountable wealth for a very few. The recent mobilization is a cry from young militants wanting a decent life, which must be heard and listened to.

Little positive action can be expected from traditional politicians in Haiti vying for positions in dubious elections, more like selections, which are expected in an undetermined future. Most of the persons who have taken to the streets do not trust the majority of them. This is a movement with no leadership on the national level, but rather some regional leaders have emerged, like Jean Charles Moise in Cap Haitien, and Youri Latortue in Gonaives. They have drained large crowds as they ride the wave of discontent, while participating and leading demonstrations calling for the ouster of Ariel Henry. Jean Charles Moise has been particularly critical of the banking system, saying that persons in power in banks manipulate the exchange rate to make money. Many people believe this, and as a result a few banks have been attacked and damaged.

With stubbornness, Ariel Henry hangs on with the blessing of his constituents, the international community which put him in place. The Haitian National Police is firmly behind him, and men in uniform have shot to kill at unarmed crowds demonstrating. Many persons demonstrating were shot by police in Les Cayes and in Cap Haitien. Militants in Port-au-Prince have also accused police officers of shooting at them during the night. All of this does not discourage young people who are in the street demanding that Ariel leave. Along with his cronies and allies formerly in opposition, like Andre Michel, Rosemond Pradel and Marjorie Michel, the disgraced de facto Prime Minister has stolen enough money in reward for services, and should leave by the back door before things get too hot. Presently, the pot is boiling. It may overflow and send scalding water in all directions, in which case many innocent persons will suffer, as well as the culprits who are responsible. The ultimate ones who give the orders will remain safe abroad, but their agents and stoolies will get the brunt of the scalding bath.

#netwayeAyiti2024: Destruction, Diversion, Just Mobilization

Ariel Henry is hiding from the furor of the population of Haiti, while sending police officers on a hunt for militants, hoping to break the spirit of the ongoing mobilization against his leadership. Sadly, police officers, and in some cases bandits wearing police uniforms, are shooting at demonstrators and young militants, especially in Petion-Ville and the capital Port-au-Prince to force persons to stay inside, away from the streets. Taking advantage of the unrest and lawlessness, criminals have broken into warehouses, schools, hospitals, private homes, government offices and a few banks so far, and they have destroyed what they could not steal. These criminals are not the people mobilizing against this unjust and illegal government and the socioeconomic system that bred it. These looters are part of a master plan to continue with Henry in power by saying that the just struggle of the population against a government that has been imposed by foreigners is led by thieves and bandits. During the looting the Haitian National Police held back and allowed targeted businesses and organizations to be targeted. From there, just as it happened after the George Floyd murder in the USA, persons with an agenda that had nothing to do with the just mobilization of young people fed up with a failing system took to the streets and looting spread. Gangs started to demonstrate, as if they were not part of the problem, on a mission from Ariel and his supporters. The police made sure they stayed away from these armed groups.

The majority of demonstrators are young people looking for a decent future in their country. They are fighting for a future in a country free of crime, garbage and incompetence at all levels. After de facto Prime Minister Ariel Henry and UN Secretary General Antonio Gutteres said that the demonstrators were all criminals, it gave the police carte blanche to hunt militants down and shoot at legal demonstrations. Earlier today in Les Cayes, police fired at groups of young people gathered to peacefully march and express their rejection of Ariel Henry. Before the people even gathered they were fired upon by persons in police uniforms. We’re they real police officers? Where were they when persons attacked businesses to steal materials? No one knows, but police officers are paid a pittance, with no social benefits at all. They are being used to repress the population which is fighting for better conditions for them too. After the attempts by rank and file officers to form a syndicate were repressed by this government to fight for it with this repression is stupid. Of course, as I said not everyone in uniform is a sworn defender of the law. Or has the police force become so infiltrated by gangsters in uniform that all units have become murder inc.?

There is a semblance of routine returning to Petion-Ville and some of the major streets in Delmas and upper Port-au-Prince, but Ariel Henry cannot drive anywhere far from Bourdon and Musseau where he is hunkered down. As for the rest of the population barricades keep anyone from traveling north or south. In Les Cayes, after being fired upon the population there has erected barricades everywhere, and locked the town down. In Petit Goave, the National Highway is shut down with barricades blocking the road. And getting in Cap Haitien from the south is an adventure.

Until Ariel Henry abdicates and takes the PHTK with him, there will be no peace in Haiti. These persons are kept in place by the Core Group and their Haitian minions to allow foreigners to take our wealth, and corrupt and exterminate the youth. Politicians keep talking about a need for them to begin a dialogue with all parties, especially those in opposition, but even they know this is impossible. First, there are too many politicians who take orders from foreign embassies, mostly Tabarre. Second, there is too much bad blood between some of the parties, we can safely say that Lavalas has many enemies who will never talk with them truthfully. Third, militants who are fighting in the streets do not trust the majority of politicians, and few of those party leaders have a real mass following. The solution can only come from continued mobilization by those who really want change and a fair opportunity for the majority of a population that is young and rich in inspiration, willingness and imagination. Pressure needs to continue until the government collapses because to stop now would be mass suicide by the population.

Too many take orders from foreign embassies

Le P’ti Club: Celebrating Nineteenth Year with Art, Class and a Big Gun

To celebrate nineteen years of existence, Le P’ti Club, inc of Miramar hosted a gala art exhibition and personal appearance by three major artists of Haitian origin, Philippe Dodard, the internationally acclaimed painter, sculptor whose works have been featured in major exhibitions in Europe, the USA, Canada, Asia,Africa and the American Continent, Jean Jacques Stephen Alexis, a well known painter in South Florida who is the director of the Jacques Stephen Alexis foundation named after his famous father, and last but not least Claudia Apaid, an upcoming artist who draws inspiration from her native culture, and showed an infectious enthusiasm all through the event.

Philippe Dodard
Jean Jacques Stephen Alexis

Held on Friday, sixteenth day of September 2022, Le P’ti Club’s anniversary brought out the beautiful people to witness a display of art works, all hosted by the Island SPACE Caribbean Museum of Plantation Florida. Jimmy Moise, President and CEO of Le P’ti Club, inc. of Miramar, an organization that promotes the arts, music, literature and entertainment in South Florida says “to properly celebrate the anniversary I brought “The Big Gun”, as Jimmy referred to Philippe Dodard, the superstar of Haitian Art, who is presently Director of ENARTS, the University for Plactic Arts, music and dance in Haiti. Philippe has done an outstanding job under dire circumstances, as he has led the school during these turbulent times.

Claudia and Jean Jacques also displayed some of their works, lending the inspiration that guides them.

Manicotex by JANJAK II
Claudia’ s Athena in Lazuli
JANJAK II
By Claudia
Arag… by JANJAK II

Trans Caraibes by Philippe Dodard

Some beautiful paintings on display. Guests were also invited to visit the Island SPACE Caribbean Museum, located in Plantation, Florida at 8000 Broward Blvd in the Broward Mall. It is a fantastic place that is a hub for culture from the islands of the Caribbean. Jimmy Moise partnered with Calibe Thompson and David Muir, two of the directors of the museum to hold the anniversary celebration of Le P’ti Club in a well attended event, which was covered by reporters from the Miami Herald, Island TV, Sonny Bel Anfom, famed social event reporter, Philippe Montas, author of Deyemoncom.blog, and others. Miramar Mayor the Honorable Wayne Messam came and congratulated Jimmy. Mayor Messam came with his assistant, the lovely Edna Laroche who introduced him.

Mayor Messam with Jimmy Moise
The pageantry

Philippe Montas served as the MC, with a sober and unassuming mien he was able to keep the program moving to allow guests to mingle with the artists. With the presence of Miss Haiti Universe 2022 Mideline Phelizor and Miss Pan-American Haiti 2022 Josephine Lentner, the beautiful people were in attendance.

Jimmy surrounded with beauty
Claudia, Mayor Wessam, Jean Jacques and Philippe

The audience really enjoyed the presentation and provided acclamation and hearty applause.

Josephine Lentner, Miss Pan-American Haiti 2022
Jimmy with Leslie Dalencour

Wine tasting invited itself to this gala event when Leslie “Boom Boom” Dalencour co-sponsored the event on behalf of the Dalencour Group. Boom Boom brought some wine from his vineyard, and persons relished the many bottles of white, red and rose. Take my word, the bar was also a star in the event, compliment of Leslie.

A beautiful crowd

On a personal note, on behalf of Le P’ti Club, Jimmy presented certificates in association with the MINTO Family Foundation to Philippe Montas, Serge Moise, Calibe Thompson, and those who contributed to make the event a success.

As all good things must end, Wooly Saint Louis sang some Haitian songs, while strumming his guitar. Food and dessert was provided with the help of Ti Paul Moise, Jimmy’s wife who is always there away from limelight which she does not seek.

Happy Birthday Le P’ti Club

#netwayeAyiti2024: Ariel Henry must go

After an incredibly misguided speech Sunday night by de facto illegal Prime Minister Ariel Henry who has unilaterally proclaimed himself dictator of Haiti, the population has vomited its anger once again. It’s as if those arrogant words, spoken from a pulpit as if he was preaching, brought on a spontaneous rejection of both the speech and Ariel’s leadership. All over the island today the fires of insurrection have once again been stoked for the population. Peyi lock started anew and once again streets are empty, most persons are hunkered down at home, save for the few brave souls scurrying around to buy food and drinking water. In Petion-Ville major streets are empty, banks and stores are closed, while street merchants are staying away.

On Saturday in the evening, in Delmas the police tried to clear the streets of barricades with the help of heavy equipment from the CNE, an agency that has bulldozers and engineering equipment. After the speech from the oracle on Sunday, barricades are sprouting all over today, while gasoline remains scarce at five or six times the legal price at the pump.

Henry said the population is following gangsters and bandits in the current insurrection. Misguided, he did not say anything that would convince the population to stop demonstrations and barricades. Of course, due to lawlessness looters and criminals have infiltrated the movement to steal and destroy businesses, schools and food depots, trying to divert attention away from just demands for basic living conditions. The population is suffering, and a lot of people have decided that the leadership in power must go. Ariel Henry and the PHTK must go away and allow for a change in the way the country is managed. This is not only about the price of gas and Ariel Henry’s lack of a mandate and his illegal control of government. This mobilization is about persons wanting a better life than living in squalor, fearing for your life daily, and barely being able to afford to eat. This government allows gangs to do as they please in neighborhoods they control. Rather than fight criminals who are terrorizing the population and protect persons in neighborhoods police officers are trying to stifle mobilization by shooting live rounds and lobbing tear gas indiscriminately.

The days ahead look somber, with barricades sprouting again, while demonstrators are being shot at by unknown armed civilians, as happened in Morne Lazarre. It is unfortunate that people’s homes were attacked in Montrouis. This problem dates back awhile when bandits from the hills across from the beaches have garnered strength and are trying to take over in cahoots with crooked politicians. Thugs are trying to divert the struggle by targeting businesses and persons, following orders at times, and using the unrest to steal and attack political enemies. Militants who are fighting for a just cause must distance themselves from the criminals like Jimmy Cherizier, aka BBQ, who are taking attention away from the real persons fighting satrapy and the stealing of a nation and its riches.

Henry and the PHTK must step down, so that we can recuperate the over 15 billion dollars stolen from the CIRH funds and the Petro Karibe thefts. This is the only way this mobilization will succeed because the result cannot be a transition led by the international community. Another puppet of the international like G. Latortue is the last thing Haiti needs. A new leadership must emerge from youth groups and militants who are at the forefront of this fight. Anything else will lead to more strife and disaster, while the Core Group of friendnemies needs to disband and return to acceptable diplomatic representation of their respective countries. We need to recuperate all that was stolen from us in order to rebuild the economy and repair the damage of the past.

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#netwayeAyiti2024: Chicken comes home to Roost

The recent message by the Association of business owners and leaders of industry in Haiti smacks of the dog biting his own tail. The letter was signed by a majority of leaders in commerce and owners of major businesses in the country. In the widely circulated position paper, these representatives of the bourgeoisie tried to convey the urgency they feel in response to the deterioration of the country’s economy and social life. As they witness the gangs taking over whole swaths of territory, which effectively strangles the capital and brings losses to their businesses, these business owners realize that they are losing control of the country. The PHTK and Ariel Henry are at the helm, but they are doing little in terms of governing, as they allow the situation to get worse in every aspect. All these persons in the government want to do is steal as much money as they can before they leave their jobs. Very little is done to lead the country and make life better for citizens. Because of this mobilization has started all over the country, with one demand: Ariel must leave.

In the letter they signed, these business leaders are asking for all businesses to pay taxes and respect the law. It is ironic that they are asking for persons to do things they never encouraged and never did themselves. Most of these folks have tried to pay as little as possible in terms of taxes and duties. They have kept the population in misery by giving out slave wages, while charging the most they can on stuff they sell. In 1991, these business leaders funded a Coup d’Etat which led to the death of thousands of people, while also dealing a serious blow to the economy of the country. Rather than negotiate and participate in steering the country toward development, these business people spent millions of dollars to bring down a popular president, Jean Bertrand Aristide, who in 1991 had won election by a wide margin. There was a list of over forty business leaders who contributed thousands of dollars to fund the Coup in September of 1991, barely seven months after the inauguration of the new president. Now they are reaping the fruit of that unbelievably stupid decision. These same business owners do not invest in anything that can be produced in the country, they prefer to import goods and discourage local production. The factories in Haiti do not use anything that is produced locally. Every item in the production chain is imported to be assembled onsite in the factories. Then the finished products are exported, with little left for local consumption. These captains of industry have never invested in development; their business is commerce at the lowest level. And now they want to complain about a state of affairs that they brought about with their misguided policies of the past forty years.

Guns and ammunition have come into Haiti steadily since the arrival of Martelly and the PHTK in power, the bandi legals. There were many guns in Haiti prior to the arrival of these thieves in power, but the amount of illegal guns has tripled since 2011. Gangs have gotten better armed with bullets agogo, and these bandits are taking over the capital. The police is not able to counter this sinister development because of low morale, poor equipment and low pay. The government is making sure that the police does not eliminate the gangs because politicians will need them when elections roll around. This is the main objective of the PHTK political leadership, to keep power at all costs. In the meantime society is held hostage by this unholy alliance of drug dealers turned politician and street gangsters from the ghettos to keep the population down and mired in poverty. The UN and the so called Core Group are actively contributing to the deterioration in the country by supporting Henry’s government, despite everything pointing to the corruption and illegal nature of this cabal. Dr. F. Large is among persons who have spoken to reveal the plans of the Core Group of foreign countries to steal all mining and petroleum resources from the population by choosing puppets in the next elections. The ongoing mobilization is a threat to this plan, which is why some politicians are trying to take the lead again, like Jean Charles Moise in Cap Haitien and Youri Latortue in Gonaives. In Port-au-Prince, Jacmel, Petit Goave and most of the towns in the south, militants are leading the mobilization, while telling politicians to stay away. There is too much treasonous attitude in former opposition politicians, so the population has lost trust in them.

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