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by Serge
Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:13 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Peut-on choisir autre que la dictature ou la démocratie?
Replies: 4
Views: 1510

My dear Roger, I was not really throwing stones at you, nor do I intend to. That was not my intention either to change your mind, but it is always good to exchange views and discuss things and agree to disagree on one issue or another. This time, I will not be as long as the last time. I would like ...
by Serge
Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Peut-on choisir autre que la dictature ou la démocratie?
Replies: 4
Views: 1510

My friend Roger, You end your text with these words: "and let the stoning begin" in capital letters. Let me tell you that I do not plan to stone you. I will be rather brief, because those issues have been dealt with sufficiently in the past. As far as the the text by Mr. Olius, I have the feeling th...
by Serge
Sun Aug 17, 2008 12:55 pm
Forum: Haiti Diaspora Concerns
Topic: Sizyèm festival Banzil Kreyòl
Replies: 4
Views: 2243

Sizyèm festival Banzil Kreyòl

Kanmarad, Map voye salitasyon pou nou tout. Gen kèk semen, mwen te di nou mwen te gen pou te fè yon ti rale sou vwajay mwen te fè nan Kiba pou m'al patisipe nan Sizyèm Festival Banzil Kreyòl. Depi mwen tounen, mwen te yon ti jan okipe e se pousa se koulye a sèlman mwen gen tan fè sa. Fòk mwen kouman...
by Serge
Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: 2008
Topic: Distributing food in Haiti--a question
Replies: 27
Views: 8628

Barb, I am only now reading your message and I also share your concern. This is a real dilemma because there is a food emergency in Haiti. We are already so deeply dependant on everything, from food to the budget, to financing elections, that, as someone was saying in Haiti, we are forced to "bouche...
by Serge
Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Le Rwanda accuse la France de participation au génocide
Replies: 2
Views: 1460

Kanmarad Aragorn, ou gen rezon. Se pa etonan ditou pou wè se toujou menm kolon kap foure bouch yo nan zafè ti peyi Lafrik yo, oubyen nan Karayib. Kanmarad sou fowòm lan, map pwofite salye nou. Nou wè mwen te disparèt depi plis pase yon semèn. Mwen tal patisipe nan Banzil Kreyòl nan Kiba e se ayè nan...
by Serge
Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:33 am
Forum: 2008
Topic: Why Obama?
Replies: 4
Views: 2351

Caroline, I was busy trying to comment on your message last night when I accidentally erased everything. What frustration! I am going to try again, as briefly as possible. Guy has already raised some very valid points , so I will not dwell too much. I will just say that those who are dreaming of an ...
by Serge
Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:26 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: From Zimbabwe to Haiti
Replies: 5
Views: 1681

Hi Roger, Good to hear from you. I hope not to be too long, but you know, when one starts writing, sometimes, one looses control, so I do not want to bore you too much. Let me start with your last sentence "Do I sound bitter Serge? You bet I am". Roger, so am I, so am I. If one had any doubt, my las...
by Serge
Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: Ann Pale Kreyol
Topic: Lang Kreyòl la ap vanse
Replies: 1
Views: 2241

Lang Kreyòl la ap vanse

Aloske je jis koulye a , gen twòp Ayisyen nan dyaspora ki pa vle pran lang kreyòl pou yon lang ki serye, ke ou ka travay ladan, sa pa anpeche pou zòt ki pa menm ayisysen menm bay lang lan konsiderasyon li merite. Nou ka li pi ba yon kominike ki soti nan biwo Gouvènè Nouyòk la. Menm si yo rele Kreyòl...
by Serge
Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: From Zimbabwe to Haiti
Replies: 5
Views: 1681

Quick follow-up No. 2 Comme je l'ai suggéré dans mon message précédent, le Sénat haitien semble sur le point de se fourrer le droit dans l'oeil , ou plutôt dans les deux yeux, jusqu'au coude. D'un côté , il y a ceux qui disent que le Président Préval doit absolument inclure les partis politiques dan...
by Serge
Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: From Zimbabwe to Haiti
Replies: 5
Views: 1681

As a quick follow-up to my introductory message to the post on Zimbabwe, we seem to be on the verge in Haiti of shooting ourselves in the foot once more, this time in both feet and both arms. While the Lower Chamber has ratified Mrs. Pierre-Louis as Prime Minister, the Senate is dragging its feet. T...
by Serge
Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Not all is perfect in Venezuela either
Replies: 7
Views: 3049

Well said Barb. My experience in this country as a foreigner trying to separate facts from truth has proven to be an arduous task. If one does not make a conscious effort to remain above the fray, to go seek alternative sources of news, one can be doomed and easily be brainwashed. Now more than ever...
by Serge
Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:00 am
Forum: 2008
Topic: From Zimbabwe to Haiti
Replies: 0
Views: 1457

From Zimbabwe to Haiti

News was announced yesterday that Mugabe and his chief opponent had signed an agreement to restore peace in this rich African country. The negotiations were skillfully mediated by South African President Tabo Mbeki. I could not help but remember, in the months leading up to the February 2004 coup in...
by Serge
Mon Jul 21, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Not all is perfect in Venezuela either
Replies: 7
Views: 3049

Unfortunately sometimes, it is difficult for some to see the big pictures, or as Aragorn says, to recognize the "clear efforts "of a government to try to change things, , in this case the Venezuelan Gvt. It is not easy to change centuries of abuse caused by gvt. policies, or social prejudices suppor...
by Serge
Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:17 am
Forum: Editorials
Topic: Bonne Fête, Nelson Mandela!
Replies: 3
Views: 2138

Roger, How are you doing? Long time no hear. I just read your message and I thought I would make these few remarks. Your bitterness, your frustrations, are totally justified. You are not alone in feeling that way everyday as we look at what is happening around the world today. However, I cannot help...
by Serge
Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: Our Story
Topic: Le coin de l'histoire :
Replies: 5
Views: 2808

Frantz,

Mwen kwè li bon pou moun li atik sa detanzantan pou rafrechi memwa nou, pou fè yon rapèl yo peryòd ki pa twòl lwen nou, paske gen twòp moun ki chita ap di kouman bagay te tèlman pi bon lontan, epi kap di sou diktati Divalye a, moun te ka "fè sa yo vle".

Memwa moun twò kout!

Serge
by Serge
Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Des habitants de Port-Salut s'opposent...
Replies: 0
Views: 1408

Des habitants de Port-Salut s'opposent...

La politique a horreur du vide! Lisez l'article ci-dessous. Des habitants de Port-Salut s'opposent à l'installation d'une base de la MINUSTAH sur une plage de la ville -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Port-Salut, le 15 juillet 2008 - (AHP) Des habitant...
by Serge
Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Au sujet de la Première Ministre désignée
Replies: 5
Views: 1958

Au sujet de la Première Ministre désignée

Je prends la liberté de publier ci-dessous une lettre écrite par le fameux artiste Beethovas Obas, dont la renommée n'est plus à faire. Cette lettre a été publiée sur le site Haiti Connexion. Bonne lecture! LETTRE OUVERTE AUX DEPUTES ET AUX SENATEURS DE LA REPUBLIQUE D'HAITI. A Monsieur le Président...
by Serge
Sun Jul 13, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Buying a Child in Haiti
Replies: 16
Views: 4886

Leonel, I think the point is not that we have "very divergent views" on this issue, because we all agree that exploitation is exploitation. There are always degrees of exploitation, but the bottom line is that it is exploitation. The point I was making in underlining the [quote]State- sponsored [/qu...
by Serge
Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: 2008
Topic: Buying a Child in Haiti
Replies: 16
Views: 4886

Leonel, Kesyon ou parèt ak li la enpòtan anpil, men gen anpil, men se yon kesyon pou gade byen sou tout kote li. Mwen dakò avèk ou ke sou plan pratik la, yon ti moun (oubyen gran moun) yap trete tankou bèt, yap bat toutan, ki paka al lekòl, ki pa gen aksè a anyent, nou gen tandans di sa se leskavay....
by Serge
Sat Jul 12, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: Other Food topics
Topic: A brief history of Haitian food
Replies: 2
Views: 1742

Leonel,

Si te gen plis lidè ak palmantè ayisyen ki te mete Ayiti anvan tout bagay, kit se manje, kit se mizik, kit se byenèt Pèp ayisyen, kit se nenpòt ki lòt bagay, menm jan premye bagay ki vin nan lide w, se manje ayisyen anvan tout lòt manje, petèt peyi nou an ta pi lwen....

Serge
by Serge
Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Buying a Child in Haiti
Replies: 16
Views: 4886

Thanks for your kind words, Leonel. But if there is one forceful, eloquent fellow on this forum, it is indeed Guy. Whatever, the subject, he is ready to go. Leonel, this is such a touchy, structural issue in our society that people generally avoid talking about it. This is unfortunately one of the w...
by Serge
Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:52 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Buying a Child in Haiti
Replies: 16
Views: 4886

Kanmarad, I saw the whole piece on Nightline and I was so outraged! But I do have to agree with Leonel that even if we are angry at ABC, it is the weakness of our institutions - like Guy suggested - the corruption in our society, the economic situation that is conducive to these conditions and these...
by Serge
Fri Jul 04, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Jesse Helms dies on July 4, 2008
Replies: 1
Views: 1311

Guy, It is always a sad moment when someone passes away. But I will say frankly that I, for one, will not shed any tears for Senator Helms. Not only did we see how he used the race issue during his re-election (remember what he did to Harvey Gant), but he caused great harm to Haiti by helping to twa...
by Serge
Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:03 pm
Forum: Editorials
Topic: Cry "NO" TO KIDNAPPINGS!
Replies: 3
Views: 2127

Cela faisait quelque temps que je n'avais lu un si beau texte.

Serge
by Serge
Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:39 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Le Premier ministre désigné fait le point
Replies: 1
Views: 1359

Yon mesaj senp, klè, dirèk, san vire won. Si yon moun pa dakò ak li, se poul vini ak kesyon teknik, e non pa ak vye agiman po bannan. Se sa mwen rele yon fanm ki gen diyite, ki alèz ak tèt li, e ki pap kite moun vinn vire lòlòj li. Gen anpil leson la pou politisyen gason nou yo ki finn tèlman diskre...
by Serge
Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: African Heritage
Topic: Nelson Mandela taken off US Terror List
Replies: 3
Views: 2211

This a perfect example of the US Gvt's hypocrisy. The guy has retired from politics after an illustrious career; he has travelled as president , he has come to the US and , how magnanimous! The US Gvt, gives him a big birthday present for his 90 years of age by removing him from the terrorists' list...
by Serge
Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:26 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Portrait de Michèle Duvivier Pierre-Louis
Replies: 11
Views: 2756

Définitivement, il semble que la lumière au bout du tunnel n'est pas pour bientôt. Juste au moment où l'on pensait, avec la désignation de Michèle Pierre-Louis, avoir trouvé quelqu'un doté de toute la compétence voulue, ayant résidence en Haiti, n'ayant pas de problème avec son nom, connaissant les ...
by Serge
Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:58 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Portrait de Michèle Duvivier Pierre-Louis
Replies: 11
Views: 2756

Portrait de Michèle Duvivier Pierre-Louis

Ceux qui suivent l'évolution de la situation en Haiti n'ignorent pas que Michèle Duvivier Pierre-Louis a été désignée par le Président Préval comme Premier Ministre. Immédiatement, une campagne des plus dénigrantes a été lancée contre elle. J'ai retrouvé sur l'Internet un portrait de Michèle Duvivie...
by Serge
Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: Analyser et épurer le vaudou?
Replies: 2
Views: 1451

Ce que dit Jean Erich René est intéressant, mais je me trouve curieux qu'il n'étende pas cette analyse à la religion catholique dans laquelle on retoruve les mêmes charlatans, ou aux multiples pasteurs de diverses dénominations qui pullulent en Haiti, "évangélisant" les uns et les autres Dieu seul s...
by Serge
Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: Chronique Musicale
Topic: Chronique 121 - Reginald Policard
Replies: 0
Views: 1615

Chronique 121 - Reginald Policard

Chronique musicale Those who follow the evolution of Haitian music have surely noticed how Haitian jazz has tremendously developped these last few years. One of the great contributors to this trend is, no doubt, the great pianist Reginald Policard, and his latest release entitled “Changing moods” ju...
by Serge
Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:15 am
Forum: 2008
Topic: From Kennedy to Obama: Liberalism's last fling
Replies: 5
Views: 2453

Very interesting articles indeed. But frankly, I am not at all surprised. As I had said in one previous post, it will be interesting to see how Obama deals with some crucial domestic issue and I bielieve there, he can have an impact. But if we expect radical change in US foreign policy, well dream o...
by Serge
Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:21 am
Forum: 2008
Topic: Robert Manuel ne succèdera pas à Jacques Édouard Alexis
Replies: 3
Views: 2313

Map salye tout kanmarad yo sou fowòm apre kèk semen depi mwen te disparèt. Men na konpran se te pou rezon pwofesyonèl, se pa lage mwen te lage nou. Antouka, mwne tounen. Guy, sou koze premye minis sa, obsévasyon mwen ta renmen fé rapidman, se sila. Kriz nou genyen la koulye, se pa zafè premye minis ...
by Serge
Sun May 11, 2008 11:43 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Video interview with Dr. Paul Farmer
Replies: 29
Views: 7626

Friends, Just a quick shout to say that I have not abandonned the Forum, but I am just in an extremely busy period and I bearly have time to go to WOH. At this late hour, I quickly read theses exchanges. Fascinating and fruitful exchange. I do not have the time to go into much, but I find it unfortu...
by Serge
Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Obama denounces Rev. Wright
Replies: 32
Views: 13569

Jaf, Map ekri sa rapidman, paske semèn mwen tèlman okipe mwen pa gen anpil tan. Men mwen te vle di pou koumanse yo pap ka mande Obama fè cheve li tankou Sammy Davis, paske li pa gen ase cheve, amwens li tonbe mete perik sou tèt li....... Men pou nou pi serye, mwen pata swete sa ditou, men nou sanlè ...
by Serge
Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:38 am
Forum: 2008
Topic: Ki omaj pou Aimé Césaire
Replies: 1
Views: 1762

Widy,

Mèsi pou ti rale sa. Gen yon bagay ou di ki rele atansyon mwen anpil. Poukisa Césaire pata te janm ale Gwadloup. Eske li te gen pwoblèm ak tandans revolisyonè a nan Gwadloup oubyen eske kote sa pat enterese li?

Li ta enteresan pou fouye koze sa pi plis.


Serge
by Serge
Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: Language Issues
Topic: Language Issues for our Readers
Replies: 13
Views: 4532

Guy, You are right. Who would do such job of subtitling Kreyòl posts. I have training in translation, but I cannot guarantee at all that I would have the time to do any of that. But on a larger point, I want to reinforce what you say, which is that Roger, Dunord and Co. are making things much more d...
by Serge
Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:08 am
Forum: Chronique Musicale
Topic: Chronique 120 - Félix Guignard
Replies: 0
Views: 1618

Chronique 120 - Félix Guignard

There have not been too many occasions when I have reviewed a CD by a solo artist, but I could not be happier to do so in this Chronique when the artist is none other than the Haitian music icon Félix Guignard. Indeed, a few months ago, Louis Carl Saint-Jean, a kind of walking encyclopedia of the ol...
by Serge
Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: Ann Pale Kreyol
Topic: Pwofesè Pistach comes out of retirement!
Replies: 14
Views: 3982

Bravo, Doc! Ti pa, ti pa, nap rive.......

Guy, lè map li tout mesaj sa yo, mwen wè bagay yo ap chofe rèd rèd. Mwen paka tan samdi pwochen...


Serge
by Serge
Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:03 pm
Forum: Ann Pale Kreyol
Topic: On using Kreyòl in Windows on Haiti
Replies: 25
Views: 7506

Only now do I have time to read this part of the thread. I will not be too long though in saying the following. I too have to take issue with this quote from Roger: .."Guy and Jaf and Leonel and Gelin and Serge and Frantz etc... SURMISE and ASSUME that what they think about Kreyol and the Haitian sh...
by Serge
Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: About the new agitation in Haiti
Replies: 4
Views: 2460

Jaf, Mwen li mesaj ou. Fòk mwen di w kesyon ou poze a mande pou nèg rale ti chèz ba yo, chita epi al repase tout zak kap pase là pou eseye reli evenman. San mwen pa di mwen dakò avèk ou, mwen rekonèt ke si sa w di ta ka vre, sa vle di politisyen ayisyen bon tout bon. Men. franchman, mwen pa konen si...
by Serge
Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Food riots in Haiti turn deadly
Replies: 10
Views: 3711

Roger, I am only now reading your post. and let me say this quickly. The worldwide hunger is quite real and you can find the references easily all over. Yes, Haiti used to be self sufficient in food, so did Zimbabwe. Not anymore. There is fear of food riots in many countries in Asia, AFrica etc. Our...
by Serge
Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: Ann Pale Kreyol
Topic: On using Kreyòl in Windows on Haiti
Replies: 25
Views: 7506

I just read the "last epistle" of our friend Roger. So Roger, just when we were getting used to you, you are ready to quit on us. I will not repeat what Guy said, but I am in total agreement with him that no one would like to see you quit. On the contrary. Your views provide us some other perspectiv...
by Serge
Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:26 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Food riots in Haiti turn deadly
Replies: 10
Views: 3711

Yes my friend, the situation is dire in Haiti. While the problem is worldwide, in Haiti, with its lack of structure, a totally deficient national production, the situation has reached a very dangerous point. Every class is affected, from what I understand, even those who have plenty money. I just le...
by Serge
Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: Ann Pale Kreyol
Topic: On using Kreyòl in Windows on Haiti
Replies: 25
Views: 7506

Leonel,

Se ekzakteman sa Guy mwenm menm ak anpil lòt kon di. Se pa pou pè fè erè lè wap koumanse. Jan lòt la te kon di : lerè è dan labdomen de lòm!!!

Se pa sa, kouman w ye? Mwen swete na wè nan 19 avril la nan Lataye, pa vre?

Serge
by Serge
Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: Ann Pale Kreyol
Topic: On using Kreyòl in Windows on Haiti
Replies: 25
Views: 7506

Gentlemen, I will be very brief this time, even more brief than Gelin. Refering to the growing legitimacy and importance of Haitian Kreyòl, in my previous post, I was suggesting that abroad, Kreyòl is alive and growing in all quarters. Well, I was listening to the news this afternoon from Haiti. The...
by Serge
Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: Forum Community
Topic: Barack Obama and Windows on Haiti
Replies: 10
Views: 3618

Guy,

I was so tied up yesterday I did not get a chance to read about all the dignitaries who are slated to be present.

Ou kwè New Jersey ap kapab resevwa tout moun sa yo? Ou di tout pèsonèl Haiti Democracy Project la ap la. Eske Stanley Lucas ap la tou?......


Serge
by Serge
Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: Ann Pale Kreyol
Topic: On using Kreyòl in Windows on Haiti
Replies: 25
Views: 7506

Guy, I just read your message and I am making a quick comment. I should be writing this in Kreyòl, but for the sake of quick reading by Roger, I will continue in English. The problem that Roger and so many other Haitians have is understandable. This is the result of he social and linguistic aparthei...
by Serge
Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:04 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Barack Obama’s Speech on Race
Replies: 3
Views: 2205

Guy, I was so busy that I did not get to answer immediately, but it is not too late. Indeed, I have never heard such an inspiring, courageous and substantial speech as this one, dealing with the most social issue in American society. My take on this is that as hard as he tried to stay above the fray...
by Serge
Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Au sujet de la destitution de MM. Boulos et Compère
Replies: 4
Views: 1780

Kanmarad Gelin, Mwen pa konpran sans kesyon w lan: "Est-ce que ce point a été prouvé?" Mwen gen enpresyon ou pat swiv dosye sa byen. Non sèlman otorite konpetan yo te gen tout prèv yo te ka jwen, men yo pase enfÒmasyon sa bay Komisyon Sena e se sou baz sa ke yo rive pran desizyon sa. Mwen panse se t...
by Serge
Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Au sujet de la destitution de MM. Boulos et Compère
Replies: 4
Views: 1780

Au sujet de la destitution de MM. Boulos et Compère

Pour l'information des lecteurs, voci l'acte de destitution de MM. Boulos et Compère tel que publié par le Nouvelliste. > > Vu les articles 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 16-1, 17, > 18, 56, 96 de la Constitution; > > Vu la loi du 2 juillet 2002; > > Vu le décret électoral du 3 février 2005; > > Vu les règ...