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The elites of Haiti booked iconic French singer Charles Aznavour, for year-end concert, while majority of Haitians lingers in poverty

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, December 30, 2017, In : Op-ed 
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It is no secret that the elites of Haiti have always been indifferent to the situation of the majority of the Haitian Population. But what they did to celebrate their year-end in Haiti in 2017, could not have better highlighted the level of disparity between the poor and their tiny elitist class which has been ruling over the country since its foundation in 1804; their complete disdain and contempt for the black majority and, their absolute carelessness about the environment surrounding their...

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Whatever good or bad is done by the Haitian army, even after the death of Jovenel Moise, history will hold him responsible

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, In : Op-ed 
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The most significant achievement by President Jovenel Moise which history will vividly remember, is his revival of the Haitian military after being defunct for twenty two years. Whatever other achievements made under his still young presidency will be overshadowed by this historic decision.

This also means, whatever good or bad is done by the army, even after the death of Jovenel Moise, history will hold him responsible. Quite a bet for the President to make! Putting yourself like this at the ...

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Haitian President marked 100 days in office on flag day

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, May 18, 2017, In : Op-ed 

The first 100 days of an administration in office usually gives an indication into how the remaining terms of that administration will be. And it is the same for the relatively new Haitian government headed by President Jovenel Moise and Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant.


May 18, 2017, marked 100 days since Jovenel Moise had been sworn in as the President of Haiti; coincidentally, May 18th also marked the 214 years anniversary of the Haitian flag creation. As per tradition, the President and ...


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Haitians want better deals with the United States under Trump presidency

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, In : Op-ed 
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The election of Donald Trump as the new president of the United States have shocked and alarmed the rest of the world due to the many outrageous comments that he made during his campaign. The billionaire businessman's headlines grabbing statements took the media attention mostly away from many of his core messages of jobs creations, bringing manufacturing back to the United States, reining the US as the world's police, renegotiate the  "unfair  trade deals" that the United States have struck ...

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When American politicians suddenly give a damn about Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, October 13, 2016, In : Op-ed 
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Haiti has somehow found its way into the center of the American presidential election this year. Very rarely that Haiti, the poorest country in the americas becomes an important topic in american politics, but the constant involvement of one of the contenders in Haiti since 1975, has now put Haiti in the spotlight. 

Unfortunately, Haiti has mostly never benefited from the attention of American politicians, and it is no different this time. American Republican presidential candidate, Donald Tru...

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How hypocritical of the African Union to reject Haiti as a member state due to Its location

Posted by Sydney Noel on Monday, June 6, 2016, In : Op-ed 




There are some disappointments that only happen once in a lifetime; that's how I view the news of Haiti officially joining the African Union in June after being an observer state for 4 years; the news went viral but would turned out to be untrue, after the African Union officially refuted the reports. While disappointing, the blunder at the same time exposes how the African Union, first and foremost, does not share the views nor the opinions of those it supposedly represents. The Africans. 

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Haiti, whoever wins the presidency must choose the other as prime minister to resolve crisis

Posted by Sydney Noel on Saturday, January 9, 2016, In : Op-ed 




The only thing that remains it seems, with the power that could save the electoral process in Haiti and to restore the full confidence of the population in the next government, would be for the two main candidates to sign an agreement, so that whoever wins the presidency must choose the other as prime minister.

The Haitian people should not accept a transitional government from their political leaders. They must require an agreement between the parties involved to resolve this crisis.


Jude Cél...

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Opinion:The people of Haiti just don't care about voting anymore

Posted by Sydney Noel on Friday, August 7, 2015, In : Op-ed 



There have been a decline in the participation of Haitians in the electoral process of the country for years now.  In the last election in 2011 that saw Michel Martelly elected as president of Haiti, less than one third (1/3) of the population cared to go the urns and  make their voices heard. 

Haiti is one of the youngest democracies in the world, for it was only in 1990 that the people of Haiti were allowed to participate in the choosing of their government. And who can deny or forget  the l...

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Opinion: France's empty, meaningless morale "obligation" towards Haiti, non merci

Posted by Sydney Noel on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, In : Op-ed 
When France's president François Hollande last week, said during his inauguration of the Caribbean Center expressions and trafficking memory and slavery (ACT) at Pointe-à-Pitre, in Guadeloupe, that he would fulfill France's debt towards Haiti, many hopes were aroused, hopes that were soon to be disappointed.

To understand what all this fuss in local, international and social media was all about we need to go back to the very founding of Haiti. The founding of this poor, seemingly irrelevant ...

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