Threat to freedom of speech in Haiti

Posted by Sydney Noel on Saturday, August 31, 2013 In : Social 
The recent installation and the declaration of the new chief prosecutor in the capital city of Haiti, Port-au-Prince, are very troublesome and many should be extremely concerned by his declarations. Mr Francisco Rene a controversial prosecutor, with the reputation of ordering the arrests of journalists who are not favorably reporting of the current Haitian government, made the following announcement during his swearing in ceremony. “Playtime is over, the radios drama is over. There are no l...
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Drop in Kidnapping cases in Haiti

Posted by Sydney Noel on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 In : Security 

The security conditions in Haiti have greatly improved this year; the country got some very favorable ratings by the United Nations Office of Crimes and Drugs, and by the Vanderbilt University annual world crimes surveys a couple months ago; both studies concluded that the crime rates of Haiti were one of the lowest in not only the Caribbean, but the Americas; in fact, the crime rates of Haiti were equaled to those of the city of Long, Beach California. Haiti’s crime rates were found to b...


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We Stand With Kouraj

Posted by Sydney Noel on Friday, August 23, 2013 In : Social 
Not unlike many countries around the world, in Haiti homosexuality is a subject that is avoided. Although homosexuality has been legal in Haiti since 1986; Article 35-2 of the Haitian Constitution “prohibits the discrimination in the workplace based on sex, sexual orientations, beliefs, opinions and marital status”; and that Haiti is a signatory State of the United Nations International Bill of Human Rights, protecting LGBT; no one talks about homosexuality. This profound silence has led ...
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The perfect love hate relationships

Posted by Sydney Noel on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 In : Social 
There is no denying of the facts that the cholera outbreak in Haiti responsible for the death of nearly 10.000 Haitians and the sickness of an additional 600.000, was introduced in the country by the UN peacekeeping force members from Nepal, where Cholera is endemic. The United Nations can refuse to admit to any wrong doing all it wants, but Haitians, just as the rest of the world know, they are responsible for it. Numerous credible studies conducted by prominent institutions and individuals,...
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Haiti on ice, an important priority!

Posted by Sydney Noel on Friday, April 26, 2013 In : Economy 

 
 Haiti on ice is one of the latest push by the Haitian government, in its quest to change the projected image of Haiti abroad. I can't stop to wonder if we really are portraying the country better, with the organization of this kind of event, considering the endless amount of work laying ahead. The lack of communication with the population about this event is astounding.
Yes the people, can't stop hearing about it over and over again. On the radio, television, social media; you name it. But a...
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Haiti has lost its "Iron Lady"

Posted by Sydney Noel on Friday, April 12, 2013 In : Economy 
                                                       

 On April 10th, 2013, Marie-Carmelle Jean Marie, Haiti's Minister of Finance has resigned from the head of the country's finance ministry, effective immediately.
Before we go into the details of her resignation, first we should talk about what kind of woman Marie-Carmelle Jean Marie was as the country's economy chief. Rigorous, professional; a woman who valued integrity above all, and wasn't afraid to tell it like it is. Even when her mess...
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