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by Hyppolite
Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:02 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Tableau des résultats partiels des sénatoriales
Replies: 3
Views: 3012

Thanks, Michael. I wonder what Jafrik thinks now, considering that he was already doubting the credibility of the elections because of a such a low voter turnout. Now again, it seems as though the left is ahead of the pack. That is also the same info. I read this morning on the Radio Metropole websi...
by Hyppolite
Mon Apr 10, 2006 4:05 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: LESPWA and FANMI LAVALAS
Replies: 4
Views: 3309

Just read this post. I don't think it's an issue of party. It is much more a matter of "wing" within the same party, basically the same ideology. The Preval wing tends to be more cautious, it seems, based on the precedent of Preval's presidency (1996 -2001), whereas Aristide's wing is much more dari...
by Hyppolite
Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:56 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Preval In Washington, DC. Part II, Damage Control
Replies: 17
Views: 7934

All J.E.R. is doing is simply stating this: he is a mental lackey. He cannot understand that a Haitian political leader can have his political opinion without first seeking the approval of foreign embassies. I am not sure why I, or anyone who cares first and foremost about Haiti, should care about w...
by Hyppolite
Wed Apr 05, 2006 1:09 pm
Forum: Forum Community
Topic: Epidémie de grippe au forum Ann Pale
Replies: 3
Views: 3888

Mèsi, frè mwen. Mwen swete ke liv la kapab koze lòt frè e sè panse sou peyi nou an youn lòt jan.

Travay la pat fasil. Men kanmenm, mwen fini ak sa a. Pwoblèm lan, Guy, sè ke map travay kounyè la sou yon lòt pwojè liv. Tèt la yon ti jan cho. M ap reflechi sou youn lòt sijè.

Na pale.
Ipolit
by Hyppolite
Fri Mar 03, 2006 2:08 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Senate election results
Replies: 2
Views: 2236

Thanks Charles, for the info. We need it.
by Hyppolite
Thu Feb 16, 2006 2:03 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: And if you think it's over
Replies: 5
Views: 2933

Marilyn, Don't you worry about HDP's position on the blank ballot. There's a larger issue here: it won't be easy for Preval. In truth, should Preval act the way he should and probably will, it's the best thing that could have happened. The tougher the other side will be, the more disciplined the fut...
by Hyppolite
Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:39 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: And if you think it's over
Replies: 5
Views: 2933

And if you think it's over

Get ready folks, for a GRAND fight this time around!!! HDP (Haiti Democracy Project) is already gearing up for setting up a parallel force to make life impossible once more for regular citizens of Haiti. Before they remove it once more and quickly from their website, let me alert you to this new tex...
by Hyppolite
Fri Feb 10, 2006 12:03 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: A dialogue on Politique de doublure, its many
Replies: 4
Views: 3760

It's not all said and done yet. They're still trying to get / force a second round on Preval. Go look at the numbers as they're trickling in. Based on the total Preval got on 5 departments, his overall percentage is, by my medicore calculation, close 49.91 percent. You better go and find out where t...
by Hyppolite
Thu Feb 09, 2006 2:38 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Where are the results?
Replies: 20
Views: 10383

In response to Padel's question, I suspect that no party will really have a majority in Parliament. They will all have a consensus prime minister. That's just my suspicion.
by Hyppolite
Thu Feb 09, 2006 1:00 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Where are the results?
Replies: 20
Views: 10383

Strange but true. Leslie Manigat is confirming that Preval won't need a second round. Is he the next PM? That's what it sounds like. Let's wait and see.
by Hyppolite
Thu Feb 09, 2006 12:34 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: A dialogue on Politique de doublure, its many
Replies: 4
Views: 3760

I think we all have good reasons to focus on the Parliament. It is pretty clear that the majority will go to the former Lavalas opposition. We should focus on how many seats LESPWA and Louvri Baryè for instance will get. These issues to me, make it even more important for a much more cohesive left. ...
by Hyppolite
Wed Feb 08, 2006 2:52 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: My compliments to the Haitian People!
Replies: 11
Views: 5914

I thought that was weird in the first place, for HDP to claim what they did yesterday regarding the elections. I couldn't understand that they seemed to believe we would have had a 2nd round, considering the massive voting from all across the country. It's good to know but I am getting more confiden...
by Hyppolite
Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:54 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: My compliments to the Haitian People!
Replies: 11
Views: 5914

I think that hopefully, the left will begin to see itself as a more cohesive whole, than parts that nag each other and try to destroy each other. I am sure after yesterday, that the right is an intense moment of consolidation. That's good. The left on the other hand, despite differences that exist b...
by Hyppolite
Tue Feb 07, 2006 5:06 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Haiti Democracy Project and its spin
Replies: 0
Views: 1781

Haiti Democracy Project and its spin

Read below. Haiti Democracy Project web page item #3448 (http://www.haitipolicy.org) Haitians turned out in mass throughout the country to vote today. The challenges of the early hours were related mostly related to the failures of basic organization of the process and its logistics. Under the manag...
by Hyppolite
Tue Feb 07, 2006 3:41 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Elections in Haiti
Replies: 3
Views: 2842

I just read HEM (Haiti En Marche) flash news about it all. Things seem to be taking place in a more orderly fashion at this point. I trust HEM over most Haitian outlets, because I think they're more moderate. That's my bias. So for now, I'll just resign myself like most, to patiently await until Fri...
by Hyppolite
Tue Feb 07, 2006 3:36 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Elections in Haiti
Replies: 3
Views: 2842

My friend, let's hope I'm wrong. There seems to be something sinister going on. It makes no sense that so many people cannot vote in Port-au-Prince for instance. Metropole and alterpresse seem more focused on the Petionville and Delmas electorate. Meanwhile, there's a whole country yearning to vote ...
by Hyppolite
Tue Feb 07, 2006 3:26 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Getting concerned at this point
Replies: 1
Views: 1967

Getting concerned at this point

Haitians Outraged by Voting Glitches By Manuel Roig-Franzia Washington Post Foreign Service Tuesday, February 7, 2006; 12:57 PM PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Feb. 7 -- Angry crowds surged into cramped voting precincts in some of this city's poorest neighborhoods Tuesday, tussling with overwhelmed security ...
by Hyppolite
Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:52 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Stopping Preval, and LESPWA
Replies: 24
Views: 12831

Port-au-Prince, 7 février 2006 &endash;(AHP)- Des dizaines de milliers de personnes sont dans les rues depuis ce matin dans plusieurs quartiers de Port-au-Prince pour dénoncer des manoeuvres visant à les empêcher de voter. Des milliers de citoyens ont gagné les rues dans le quartier de Delmas 75. De...
by Hyppolite
Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:46 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Enfòmasyon sou yon kandida...
Replies: 2
Views: 2808

I am not sure who she really is. She probably was a member of the Groupe of 184. I believe Michael Deibert mentioned her in his book "Notes from the Last Testament", as someone who has been arrested by the police for political [mis]behavior during the Aristide II regime. That's all I can tell you. M...
by Hyppolite
Tue Jan 31, 2006 3:15 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Most expensive elections are Haiti's worst-run in memory!
Replies: 9
Views: 5012

They're just trying to play it well so Preval can't be president. Question is, does Preval have a strategy? That's a huge adversity. They just don't want the poor to vote. It's pretty clear. It's disorganized by design.
by Hyppolite
Thu Jan 26, 2006 11:20 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Stopping Preval, and LESPWA
Replies: 24
Views: 12831

As if one should be surprised

I just read that they've tried to kill Rene Preval in Ouanaminthe. The organization behind it calls itself Base 52. Now, it was and is clear that they would try to do so, and they will try to do the same again. What needs to be known now is, why this group calls itself Base 52. What does the 52 mean...
by Hyppolite
Thu Jan 26, 2006 9:56 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: BabyDoc is no longer a baby...
Replies: 3
Views: 2558

I am not sure why the left or moderate politicians seem to care or worry about the return of Duvalier. This means nothing to me in terms of the elections result. It may mean other things but, not what the traditional right intends it to mean. 1- Those who overthrew Aristide are panicking; 2- Those w...
by Hyppolite
Thu Jan 19, 2006 4:45 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Positions nettement différentes de la CARICOM et de RNDDH
Replies: 1
Views: 1580

Guy seems to miss the point. In all due respect Guy, anyone who doesn't say that Aristide or Lavalas are evil and deserve burning on the cross is immediately considered by RNDDH a Lavalas. They are a black and white / black or white (preferably white) organization. I am not sure anyone who seriously...
by Hyppolite
Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:31 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Pictures of Haitian Child Soldiers? Don't believe...
Replies: 8
Views: 6442

Serge, I am not sure I was clear in my question. My question was: which Haitian news organization began circulating those pictures, as though they were taken in Haiti?
by Hyppolite
Wed Jan 18, 2006 3:37 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Pictures of Haitian Child Soldiers? Don't believe...
Replies: 8
Views: 6442

I have one question: where do those pictures come from? I remember seeing them and didn't bother pursuing the issue at first. I wanted to wait for a follow-up to verify their authenticity. Now, I cannot recall which website or web news agency from Haiti I got them from. Can someone help, please. I w...
by Hyppolite
Tue Jan 10, 2006 12:11 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Framing a Positive Pro-Immigrant Message
Replies: 2
Views: 3188

Guy, How much will the Haitian community in New Jersey benefit by coming to this symposium? In fact, we could even go further. How will our Diaspora community in the United States benefit from participating at this and other symposium of this kind? I think many among us may be more willing to come i...
by Hyppolite
Thu Jan 05, 2006 4:30 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Strategy during these elections
Replies: 3
Views: 2707

Strategy during these elections

Something's very clear: the goal now is to do whatever it takes to keep Preval from becoming Haiti's president. Right now, there are two tactics that are in place: 1- Demonstration against insecurity; it's a very good thing because this thing is ripping the country apart. However, it's a virtual cer...
by Hyppolite
Thu Dec 22, 2005 4:23 pm
Forum: 2005
Topic: Electing to Fight (un article de Margaret Cartier)
Replies: 1
Views: 2385

I read the whole text, Guy. I am not sure that from a purely scholarly standpoint, that the authors of this book are simply incorrect. Granted, they "throw in" their inherit anti-populist argument, coupled with their fear that many newly elected governments in the LatinAmerican region is from the le...
by Hyppolite
Fri Dec 16, 2005 1:35 pm
Forum: 2005
Topic: 9 partis et regroupements politiques signent un pacte
Replies: 51
Views: 36565

Michel retounen an katimini, and I never even noticed that!! Even more interesting, he wrote down the scenario that the opposition is hoping for. I think the suggestion given by this "Linda" person posted here is very important and also quite potent. Bazin should just give up, as he looks more like ...
by Hyppolite
Fri Dec 16, 2005 12:05 pm
Forum: 2005
Topic: Help needed completing list of Senate candidates
Replies: 7
Views: 6306

Serge, I would like to know what you mean by "majority" in this context. Wouldn't it be best, in the final analysis, for us to have a Parliament that is not controlled by just one group or party? After all, the absolute control of one side over the others in the debate has really been the curse of H...
by Hyppolite
Fri Dec 16, 2005 12:03 pm
Forum: 2005
Topic: Help needed completing list of Senate candidates
Replies: 7
Views: 6306

Charles,

I wish I could help. I'll try anyway to find out. I don't think most of us care by the way, whether FL is running or not or anything of that sort. The elections will take place either way, and that's a difficult but necessary tool to help bring some stability to Haiti.
by Hyppolite
Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:51 pm
Forum: 2005
Topic: A Haitian journalist lashes out at CARICOM
Replies: 30
Views: 17459

While obviously, Michel committed a boo-boo (revealing this side of his self he's been trying to hide), we also have to look at the larger picture in this struggle. In the final analysis, those guys in Haiti despise, absolutely despise the cultural roots of our and the Caribbean nations. I can guara...
by Hyppolite
Mon Dec 05, 2005 4:00 pm
Forum: 2005
Topic: A Haitian journalist lashes out at CARICOM
Replies: 30
Views: 17459

Michel hasn't said anything here that is different in substance from what he already thought deep down. Don't know how to put it better. Maybe I should say this: it's the same Michel. You get the same, classic anti-Aristide and anti-Lavalas rant. It's totally irrational. The character of that post l...
by Hyppolite
Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:51 pm
Forum: 2005
Topic: Are Haitians too polarized by politics?
Replies: 7
Views: 5375

Guy, Youre absolutely right. It's all like a church/faith mentality. It's worse than Manichean; it's utterly religious. The truth is, all sides have something to say but they always put it in the wrong context. By that I mean, they don't say things to help advance the cause of the Haitian people fir...
by Hyppolite
Fri Nov 04, 2005 12:11 pm
Forum: 2005
Topic: JBA, pour la première fois, sous la menace d'une inculpation
Replies: 13
Views: 7561

Guy,

It's all part of an unworkable electoral ploy. Those girls and boys are convinced that by doing so, they can encourage the people to not vote Lavalas the next elections. They're obviously quite nervous.

I hate to say told you so, but it's all part of our cycles of Phyrric victories.
by Hyppolite
Wed Nov 02, 2005 2:28 pm
Forum: 2005
Topic: Could emergency regulations deal with the nationality issue?
Replies: 14
Views: 8676

Florestal, Rushing here but this is done regularly. Here's how it goes: 1. Law is proposed; 2. A cadre of competent lawyers in the Attorney General's Office for the particular State (or some other specific agency with qualified lawyers) review the proposed law or regulation; 3. Such law is checked a...
by Hyppolite
Wed Nov 02, 2005 12:49 pm
Forum: 2005
Topic: Could emergency regulations deal with the nationality issue?
Replies: 14
Views: 8676

Sorry it took so long to reply. I am swamped with work and also, I wanted to think things through thoroughly regarding the Simeus candidacy. Guy has a very good and precise argument on this issue. I am convinced in my guts as well as in the facts, that the Simeus candidacy as in regards to Haiti's l...
by Hyppolite
Thu Oct 27, 2005 10:22 am
Forum: 2005
Topic: Could the elections be regulated with emergency laws?
Replies: 3
Views: 3209

Guy, the fact is that any governmental agency (departmental or else) has the right to pass emergency laws. For isntance, competent cadre of the Ministry of the Interior, or the Minsitry of Health may go through such recourse. It is routinely done for instance in the United States. The most important...
by Hyppolite
Thu Oct 27, 2005 9:26 am
Forum: 2005
Topic: PREVAL - BAZIN : Lavalas versus Lavalas
Replies: 6
Views: 4284

Serge, Dumarsais Siméus does not necessarily have to be a an experienced politician to become a very serious contender. In fact, it is that fear which most inspires those who are against him not from the basis of legality but instead, on the basis of power-transfer. We won't get into that here becau...
by Hyppolite
Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:24 am
Forum: 2005
Topic: PREVAL - BAZIN : Lavalas versus Lavalas
Replies: 6
Views: 4284

It looks as though we will after all, have a three-way contest: Bazin / Préval / Siméus. Either Bazin or Préval will finish for Lavalas in the first round. Afterwards, the contest for president will probably be between Siméus and one of the other two above-mentioned candidates. Surprised? Well I am ...
by Hyppolite
Thu Sep 29, 2005 8:17 am
Forum: 2005
Topic: Si yo ranvwaye Simeus, pou ki sa Mourra la toujou?
Replies: 11
Views: 6822

Michel Nau writes: Therefore the US immigration Service wouldn't care if my color is black, marabou, grimo, or mulatto. I am still a Haitian first and a US citizen second. :o Michel, if you are marabou, grimo, or mulatto, you're still black bós papa. You make people laugh sometimes. A mulatto is a b...
by Hyppolite
Tue Sep 27, 2005 7:30 am
Forum: 2005
Topic: Condoleezza Rice en visite en Haïti mardi
Replies: 11
Views: 7463

Michel Nau wrote: They wanted badly for Preval to run, and they did make him run!!! .......... Preval was contacted many times by high profile individuals from Washington, DC , and Canada to consider him running again for president. That's absolutely true, according to a friend of mine anyway. Miche...
by Hyppolite
Mon Sep 26, 2005 3:04 pm
Forum: 2005
Topic: Condoleezza Rice en visite en Haïti mardi
Replies: 11
Views: 7463

Leonel, let just see what happens next. There may be a few surprises this time around, again. It's especially true if those in power keep on playing hard political ball instead of adhering to a moderate political line.
by Hyppolite
Mon Sep 26, 2005 1:44 pm
Forum: 2005
Topic: Condoleezza Rice en visite en Haïti mardi
Replies: 11
Views: 7463

This may be because of two things, or one, or neither: 1- The rejection of the candidacy of Simeus by the electoral council (pressure now on the CEP); 2- The pending trial of "La Scierie" (pressure against such trial by the US gov't). Or this may simply be a show, some kind of way to encourage the C...
by Hyppolite
Mon Sep 26, 2005 1:40 pm
Forum: 2005
Topic: Condoleezza Rice en visite en Haïti mardi
Replies: 11
Views: 7463

Condoleezza Rice en visite en Haiti mardi

La secrétaire d'Etat américaine Condoleezza Rice effectue ce mardi une brève visite en Haiti pour souligner le soutien des Etats-Unis à la République Caraibe à l'approche des premières élections générales depuis la chutte de Jean Bertrand Aristide, ont annoncé lundi des responsables américains. Mada...
by Hyppolite
Thu Sep 22, 2005 2:18 pm
Forum: 2005
Topic: It's a trial without jury
Replies: 0
Views: 2291

It's a trial without jury

I learned last night that the La Scierie trial has no jury. Obviously, the Haitian traditionalists know well what they want to do. For those who do not take this issue seriously, I would urge you to reconsider. This is a group of politicians who have a very well-define strategy. They know what they'...
by Hyppolite
Tue Sep 20, 2005 2:39 pm
Forum: 2005
Topic: Le PM Yvon Neptune et 29 autres doivent être traduits
Replies: 5
Views: 3985

It's is known now for sure: the judge in the "La Scierie"-first-genocide (according to RNDDH)-then-massacre story, after having reportedly (according to media reports) decided that there was no case, has now decided to indict former government officials including Privert (jailed) and Neptune (also j...
by Hyppolite
Tue Sep 20, 2005 1:54 pm
Forum: 2005
Topic: Le PM Yvon Neptune et 29 autres doivent être traduits
Replies: 5
Views: 3985

I just read the news from HDP's website. I didn't know but am not surprised. They gave this piece of news, of course a "5" rating. Probably laughing and happy of the parody of justice that is continuing on in Haiti. I've read the piece of news a couple of times. I wanted to make sure that I understo...
by Hyppolite
Tue Sep 13, 2005 10:10 am
Forum: 2005
Topic: For Kevin Pina, Jean Ristil, and the others...
Replies: 13
Views: 9883

The good news is, Kevin and Ristil had been freed, at least according to different news reports, including AHP. The bad news is, as usual, RNDDH is showing its true face. They are now saying that those who committed the machete massacre during the soccer game a couple of weeks ago, under the watch o...
by Hyppolite
Mon Sep 12, 2005 2:17 pm
Forum: 2005
Topic: Elections: will the environment be an issue?
Replies: 13
Views: 8636

First of, thank you Guy for suggesting I visit the "Environment" section. I just read the hands-on experience of K. Ashmore on the issue and, I am not sure where one can start when it comes to Haiti. Jaf talks about the prostitution of the issue if it's debated during elections time but still, Haiti...