#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.


#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
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.

Ariel’s funeral

#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.


Join the Plan

#netwayeAyiti2024: Mobilization Seeks New Results – An nou Ranmase figin 3

In Haiti presently, a new round of mobilization just began on Monday this week, and this time conditions in the living conditions are driving persons to take the streets in search of some quality in their life. Nowadays what we refer to as quality of life is nonexistent in most if not all towns in the first Black Republic of the nineteenth century. Starting with basic security from criminals and continuing with health care, electricity, gasoline for private use, schooling for many children, noise at all hours in some places in the capital, garbage collection, traffic flow, all these things which are regarded as basic in most countries in the world have disappeared in the life of Haitians, especially those living in and around Port-au-Prince. Prices demanded for most food items and home supplies whether bought on the street or in stores have more than doubled over the past few months. Persons who had problems eating a decent meal each day are now unable to even eat once every two days, with a snack on the off day. Others are made to starve little by little, victims of all kinds of opportunistic diseases.

With all these problems in the country, persons are truly exasperated, and this new round of mobilization shows this. Even though thousands of persons hit the pavement following Jean Charles Moise in Cap Haitien, in all other towns, especially in the capital, Port-au-Prince, politicians were notably absent, and not welcomed by militants who were very combative. Reminiscent of the late eighties when the population was fighting the military, persons threw rivers of stones and bottles at cops and at stores on Delmas and other places, while a food warehouse belonging to an NGO was pillaged by a crowd of demonstrators. Not to advocate violence but this mobilization, which is still in progress today, is driven by despair, extreme poverty and a sense of being abandoned by the government, those in power, and an elite which is only that in name only. Presently in Haiti, the middle class has disappeared, and there are only two classes left, the ones who are making a lot, about five percent, and those who do not have the opportunity, the rest of the population. Persons who belong to the former middle class are barely making ends meet, while putting a decent meal on the table, while those in poverty starve. There you have all the ingredients for revolution, save for leadership, one of the main ingredient to success. Most Persons have lost trust in the all talk no action politicians who only show up on the pavement for a spell, and can’t wait to join the crew. The few who are honestly vying for change have lost most of the people’s trust because of the actions of their peers.

In Jeremie, on the tip of the southern peninsula, persons have to pay nearly the equivalent of ten to fifteen dollars USD for a gallon of gasoline in the informal market, the street ok, while the price at the pump is still officially under three dollars give or take a few gourdes. Today there were barricades all over town because persons in town refuse to continue paying these prices. They are rising in indignation because the price of rice, meat, and most food has risen in proportion. As in all the other movements, politicians are again not leading the population. It looks like a spontaneous reaction to the conditions, and in all cases persons are demanding that de facto prime minister Ariel Henry leave office and retire somewhere far. As usual, no reaction from him or members of his crew, can’t call that a government.

To restore the beauty of our simplicity

We hope this round of mobilization does not fizzle out like the past monster demonstrations and peyi lock of the past three years. This time the people need to put pressure so intense that the crew resigns, and takes cover, or is incarcerated, like it happened in the Sudan and in Sri Lanka. Of course, in both of these countries matters are not settled, but a step in the right direction has been taken. In Haiti, it is time for those looking for a better future for our country to come together and help the mobilization go right. To restore the beauty of our simplicity.


#netwayeAyiti2024: Annou Ranmase Figin 2

2024 is just around the corner, and judging from recent events in Haiti it is of utmost importance that those of us who want to see our country survive in a dignified manner come together. Time is not on our side because the situation is deteriorating in our homeland due to the master plan concocted by our so called friends. The murder of former senator Yvon Buissereth along with his cousin and the burning of their bodies by gangsters in Laboule signals a new phase in the horror that has gripped the country. De facto prime minister Ariel Henry proclaimed his just condemnation of the horrible act, but his words are empty since he is the main culprit in the deterioration of security in Haiti, especially in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area. He has usually remained silent and aloof when other persons have been kkilled; for example he stayed silent after the massacres in Croix-de-Bouquets and Cite Soleil a couple of weeks ago and last week respectively, but since the former senator is a public figure Henry felt compelled to speak out. The hundreds of persons who died in Cite Soleil do not count for the de facto Prime Minister because he is on a mission to reduce the country to a colony of the U.S. and the Dominican Republic. Let us not forget that Haiti’s agriculture is being destroyed so that Dominican products become the main supply of food, along with rice imported from the United States, while the population becomes cheap labor for the DR and other islands where the U.S. controls the economy. Murder and mayhem have become normal to bring the country to its knees.

We hear a lot of talks about agreements and platforms, but the reality is that the vast amount of persons in Haiti do not trust any of the politicians involved. The so called Montana Accord is a reflection of the mistrust the population and most militants share toward these public figures who are always ready to talk about a Haitian solution, while under orders from the Core Group. The different groups that used to be in the opposition are cooperating with the de facto government of Ariel Henry, making money and acting as if things are getting better, while they are actually worsening. Former opposition leaders like Andre Michel, Marjorie Michel and Mrs. Beauzil are participating in Henry’s government, shamelessly greasing their palms. Aside from Lavalas, a few other groups and former President J.B. Aristide all the other political parties are cooperating. They have all been summoned by Core Group representatives for instructions. There were rumors of the foreign tutors choosing former President Aristide to lead the transition, but it appears that it was a test to see if Aristide still had popular support. As their fear proved correct, with huge crowds coming out in support of former President Aristide, the tutors, led by the U.S. Embassy and the French, quickly backed away. The plan is to drive the country to direct or indirect occupation, like when the UN took over in 2004. A leader who is popular and shows independent thinking is not what they want

In a recent statement, the Catholic Church is practically asking for the international community to occupy Haiti once again. They falsely claim that most of the population wants that. Of course, the majority of the population, mostly poor persons in the country, do not trust these foreign “friends” who want to steal all the country’s resources and reduce the population to quasi slavery. After 2004, the UN occupation allowed a lot of weapons to fall in the hand of gangsters. Under former president Martelly, the gangs became stronger, with the help of the international community, which selected and fully supported the bandi legal. Another occupation will only make matters worse, and people in the ghetto see that. They understand that a genocide is planned and they are ready to fight for survival. Leadership is what is sorely lacking, and this is where we need to step up and participate. We have a beautiful island, which we need to keep in the face of powerful enemies with many Haitian bandi legal working for them.

Naomi is ready

Naomi Osaka is gearing toward a successful run at the U.S. Open in New York at the end of August. After winning her first round match against Qinwen Zheng in three hard fought sets at the open in San Jose, California Naomi lost to rising star Coco Gauff in two sets 6-4, 6-4. Although she lost the match, her comeback in the second set from 5-1 down showed grit and was a positive step in her return from her injury in the French Open. As a Haitian-Japanese Naomi Osaka whose father was born in Haiti seeks to represent both cultures with pride. She has already won four major tournaments at the U.S. Open and the Australian Open and we have high hopes for her in the upcoming U.S. Open in New York this year. Go Naomi.

Naomi Osaka is not just a super star in the tennis world, she is also an international business leader with stakes in many successful ventures in different fields. She is now being represented by her own agency, which is also starting to represent other athletes in major sports. She has partnered with Lebron James in a newly formed company that seeks to explore new products. Naomi is also boosting designs and projects that her sister Mari is involved in as a way to keep it in the family. Lately, her father Leonard Francois has returned to her side as coach, so it is definitely a family affair. Haiti needs a respite from all the negative things lately, and Naomi Osaka is ready to shine on the world stage this summer.