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Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:17 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: IDB OK's massive debt relief package for five nations, Haiti
Replies: 3
Views: 3531

IDB OK's massive debt relief package for five nations, Haiti

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/business/16042778.htm?template=contentModules/printstory.jsp Posted on Sat, Nov. 18, 2006 [quote]LATIN AMERICA IDB OK's massive debt relief package for five nations Inter-American Development Bank has agreed to a massive debt relief for poor nations. BY PABLO BAC...
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Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:11 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: IDB OK's massive debt relief package for five nations
Replies: 0
Views: 2053

IDB OK's massive debt relief package for five nations

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/business/16042778.htm?template=contentModules/printstory.jsp Posted on Sat, Nov. 18, 2006 [quote]LATIN AMERICA IDB OK's massive debt relief package for five nations Inter-American Development Bank has agreed to a massive debt relief for poor nations. BY PABLO BAC...
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Sun Nov 19, 2006 3:51 pm
Forum: HT/RD issues
Topic: Dominican Sonia Pierre awarded the 2006 RFK Memorial Award
Replies: 3
Views: 3956

Dominican Sonia Pierre awarded the 2006 RFK Memorial Award

STATEMENT BY SENATOR EDWARD M. KENNEDY AT ROBERT F. KENNEDY MEMORIAL HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD CEREMONY [quote] The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award is one of the many good works of my brother's foundation. It serves as a reminder to all of us of the vital importance of human rights and the many challe...
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Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:45 am
Forum: Editorials
Topic: On Haitian Rights and Priorities for Development
Replies: 4
Views: 8322

Dear Wim, Sorry for the long silence. I was away for one (long) week of training. Thank you for the links, every little bit helps. I do hope however that all that I was writing about is not so easily encapsulated by a couple of web links. If it were, then I did not do such a good job and perhaps oth...
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Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:28 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: The world exhales
Replies: 10
Views: 6626

[quote]I AM VERY SURPRISED THAT YOU WERE NOT AWARE ABOUT THE CUT BACKS IN SOCIAL WELFARE WHICH BEGAN UNDER CLINTON. [/quote] EV, of course I was aware of the situation, but not to the point of knowing all the eligibility rules. There is a difference between being blissfully ignorant and knowing it a...
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Sun Nov 12, 2006 4:26 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: The world exhales
Replies: 10
Views: 6626

[quote]You should think about what it's like living in my shoes before asking these questions Guy.[/quote] Peace! Truly, I am serious... You probably saw more in my two questions than was intended. My first question was "Where do you find the courage and the energy?" and you may have taken it badly....
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Sun Nov 12, 2006 11:26 am
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: Fr. Jean-Juste and Bishop Miot at odds in Haiti's C. Church
Replies: 0
Views: 2760

Fr. Jean-Juste and Bishop Miot at odds in Haiti's C. Church

From: Bill Quigley Quigley@loyno.edu [quote]Friends of Pere Jean-Juste: It is time again to ask for your support for Pere Jean-Juste. Fr. Jean-Juste has completed a series of chemotherapy treatments in Miami and is hoping that he will receive permission from his doctors to return to Haiti in the nex...
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Sun Nov 12, 2006 9:53 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: The world exhales
Replies: 10
Views: 6626

Well said, Leonel! My sentiments, exactly.

Wòch nan dlo pa konn doulè wòch nan solèy, se sak fè y'ap banbile konsa.
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Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:05 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: The world exhales
Replies: 10
Views: 6626

As far as the Democrats are concerned, I too wonder whether they will understand the mandate for change just extended to them. As a minority on Capitol Hill, they did not show much of a backbone on issues of torture, privacy rights, spending for the so-called war on terror, immigration reform, etc. ...
by admin
Sat Nov 11, 2006 8:36 pm
Forum: Editorials
Topic: On Haitian Rights and Priorities for Development
Replies: 4
Views: 8322

Dear Wim, Your assumption was an unsafe one but you cannot bring yourself to admit even the possibility that you may have been wrong. Since our personal incomes are never the focus of our discussions, I am going to leave it at that. It's up to you to seek the light or to continue with the certainty ...
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Sat Nov 11, 2006 5:48 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: The world exhales
Replies: 10
Views: 6626

The world exhales

From: John Maxwell <jonmax> Date: 8 November 2006 4:55:30 PM Subject: The world exhales The World Exhales John Maxwell Like any smart bully, he caved when faced by an opponent not afraid of him. And although he had only days before derided Nancy Pelosi as a freaky leftwinger from San Francisco, on W...
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Fri Nov 10, 2006 4:26 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: U.S. mid-term elections: Some World reactions
Replies: 18
Views: 10006

[quote]I had no hope in McKinney, I just liked the fact that she was a politician with natural hair.[/quote] [quote]Although it does not seem that she permed her hair she found a way to make it look as if she had Jerhy Curls and it was cut in a bob instead of her traditional braids or natural twist....
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Fri Nov 10, 2006 4:08 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: A non-white (and/or) woman U.S. President?
Replies: 3
Views: 3275

[quote]I have no hope in Barack Obama. He is a well spoken man of bi-racial descent. His Kenyean father was a professor of economics at Stanford University. He comes from an upper middle class background but he seems kind. However, did you notice the physical transformation that his wife underwent w...
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Fri Nov 10, 2006 2:14 pm
Forum: HT/RD issues
Topic: A new campaign to make Haitians responsible for AIDS in DR?
Replies: 6
Views: 6490

A new campaign to make Haitians responsible for AIDS in DR?

Please consider these recent developments: Mme Johanna Mendelson, a high level United Nations representative in Haiti [quote]Au cours de cette rencontre organisée par le Bureau des Nations-Unies en République Dominicaine et la Fondation du président Leonel Fernandez, FUNGLODE, Mme Mendelson a déclar...
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Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:53 pm
Forum: Editorials
Topic: On Haitian Rights and Priorities for Development
Replies: 4
Views: 8322

You've shifted from [quote]'earning' a decent income by national standards[/quote] to [quote]earn quite a bit more than a world average income[/quote] from one post to the next one. That's definitely not the same in my book. And then you say: [quote]the assumption that you earn quite a bit more than...
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Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:57 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: U.S. mid-term elections: Some World reactions
Replies: 18
Views: 10006

[quote]But if we take 10 USD every month (cigarettes, marijuana, crack, fanm ak gason etc), this can really make a big dent to our Economy. In a month,we will send 20 millions. In a year, 240 millions USD for our Beloved Country.[/quote] Leonel, you are not being realistic. Take a deep breath, and l...
by admin
Fri Nov 10, 2006 2:15 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: U.S. mid-term elections: Some World reactions
Replies: 18
Views: 10006

[quote]I don't know about Cynthia McKinney though. Did you see how she ran to shake hands with GW last year as he made his way into the House to give one of his anti-terror white supremist speeches?[/quote] I find this highly surprising since I have heard Cynthia make mordant critiques of Bush's so-...
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Thu Nov 09, 2006 1:35 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: A non-white (and/or) woman U.S. President?
Replies: 3
Views: 3275

A non-white (and/or) woman U.S. President?

MaximsNews Columnist Marc Morial NON-WHITE, WOMAN U.S. PRESIDENT? (MaximsNews.com, U.N.) by Marc Morial, President of the National Urban League, former two-term Mayor of New Orleans, former President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and author of To Be EQUAL. Marc Morial is a Columnist for MaximsNew...
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Thu Nov 09, 2006 12:07 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: U.S. mid-term elections: Some World reactions
Replies: 18
Views: 10006

[quote]The following is a wonderful article about the significance of the outcome of the midterm elections... US midterm elections: An overwhelming repudiation of the war in Iraq By the editorial board 8 November 2006[/quote] Please, let's take care to identify ALWAYS the source of any article repri...
by admin
Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:04 am
Forum: Editorials
Topic: On Haitian Rights and Priorities for Development
Replies: 4
Views: 8322

[quote]Also by you and me having good jobs in a rich country 'earning' a decent income by national standards[/quote] That's what you assume. but I would not characterize it as a safe assumption. Speak for yourself... [quote]The only hope for change to the better is wiping the windows from the inside...
by admin
Tue Nov 07, 2006 12:05 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Anti-Immigrant Politics Reaches a New, Immoral Low
Replies: 1
Views: 2951

What worries me deeply about America is that news like this hardly register anymore.
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Mon Nov 06, 2006 11:59 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Children growing up without deported mom
Replies: 13
Views: 7589

Marie Michou Daniel,

You do not know me and I do not know you. But later this morning, I will be voting for you.

Guy S. Antoine
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Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:00 pm
Forum: Other Food topics
Topic: Akasya
Replies: 2
Views: 3492

Bouli, sa se bon jan enfOmasyon. Mwen kontan wE nou prezante bagay ki kab itil yon moun tout bon vre nan lavi a. Men sepandan, mwen pa wE ki kote yo pale sou bwason Zija sou sit la. Ede m twouve li. Guy P.S. Ou pa fE yon lide jan mwen kontan wE ou tounen sou Ann Pale ankO, paske ou vin ra anpil sEjo...
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Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:10 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Anti-Immigrant Politics Reaches a New, Immoral Low
Replies: 1
Views: 2951

Anti-Immigrant Politics Reaches a New, Immoral Low

For Immediate Release: Friday, November 03, 2006 Contact: Germonique Jones 202-494-9876 (cell) Anti-Immigrant Politics Reaches a New, Immoral Low Bush Administration Denies Healthcare for Newborn U.S. Citizens (Washington, DC) Days before Americans go to the polls, the Bush Administration clarified ...
by admin
Mon Nov 06, 2006 2:13 am
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: Leonel's church
Replies: 7
Views: 5119

Leonel, what if... God were greater than the sum of all the notions of god ever devised by humanity? If the biblical god is sheer fantasy, would that prove or disprove the existence of God? Are there other points of reference? On a different subject... Consider mathematical concepts, such as: the nu...
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Mon Nov 06, 2006 12:56 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Sommes-nous partis du bon pied cette-fois-ci?
Replies: 2
Views: 3240

It's been six months, plus or minus a few days, since Preval was inaugurated President of Haiti, after the unmitigated two-year(plus) disaster of the Gerard Latortue administration (which came, expressly delivered, as a special gift to Haiti from the U.S. government). How do you feel after this half...
by admin
Mon Nov 06, 2006 12:34 am
Forum: Editorials
Topic: Address at the Democratic National Convention
Replies: 2
Views: 4974

[quote]When the John Kerry/John Edwards administration is sworn in January 2005...[/quote]
It sounds so naive now. Though we cannot turn back the clock, perhaps the results of Tuesday's elections may validate a certain optimism that "you cannot fool all of the people all of the time".
by admin
Sun Nov 05, 2006 11:48 pm
Forum: Editorials
Topic: On Haitian Rights and Priorities for Development
Replies: 4
Views: 8322

On Haitian Rights and Priorities for Development

I have revisited my comments in the thread named Human rights, not politics, should be priority for Haiti . I wrote much, in a spontaneous, non-structured manner. I have extracted my comments to restate them here in a more structured format. On Haiti's international debt One member of this forum has...
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Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:02 pm
Forum: About Films
Topic: Film captures horror of repression in Haiti
Replies: 1
Views: 3440

I would encourage Pina to distribute his film, free of charge if he can, over the internet. Otherwise, make it easily available to groups who may request it for public viewing followed by discussion.
by admin
Sun Nov 05, 2006 7:40 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Human rights, not politics, should be priority for Haiti
Replies: 30
Views: 26000

Thanks, Aragorn. World Prout Assembly is a quite interesting website.
by admin
Sun Nov 05, 2006 6:13 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Haitian Immigrant Resource Manual
Replies: 4
Views: 4433

Wow! I printed that note on October 8 and until today, received not a single comment about it, let alone an order for a free copy. Today, as I did my monthly maintenance of this forum, categorizing the various threads, I thought briefly about deleting this note since it was an announcement that seem...
by admin
Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:59 pm
Forum: HT/RD issues
Topic: What President Leonel Fernandez has to say about Haiti
Replies: 0
Views: 2648

What President Leonel Fernandez has to say about Haiti

President Leonel Fernandez entertained a couple of questions about Haiti at an event co-sponsored by the Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) 's Americas Program and the Inter-American Dialogue. Listen to what he has to say. You may fast forward your media player to 39:00 for the first question ...
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Sat Nov 04, 2006 7:02 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Nouvelle offensive des bandits
Replies: 1
Views: 2440

Nouvelle offensive des bandits

Nouvelle offensive des bandits http://www.lenouvelliste.com A Martissant et à Fontamara, quartiers situés au sud de Port-au-Prince, le sol était à feu et à sang. En effet, ce vendredi 3 novembre 2006 dans la matinée, à Martissant 15, au moins une personne est morte calcinée dans une voiture après qu...
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Fri Nov 03, 2006 7:11 pm
Forum: African Heritage
Topic: Hyphenated Americans (random thoughts, not ideology)
Replies: 8
Views: 5907

[quote]even a miracle couldn't save them, but they will still find a way to win[/quote] Amen to that! That's just what I was afraid of. [Did they authorize you to tell the truth?] By hook or by crook, I know they will find a way. Just as they did in Florida in 2000. Just as they did in Ohio in 2004....
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Fri Nov 03, 2006 4:31 pm
Forum: African Heritage
Topic: Hyphenated Americans (random thoughts, not ideology)
Replies: 8
Views: 5907

Elections? Where are they taking place? I know of some selections that are taking place this coming Tuesday, but I did not know about elections. Inform me please. Geographically speaking, it's been a while since we had elections in these parts... they sort of recede in memory. Take your time to resp...
by admin
Fri Nov 03, 2006 10:10 am
Forum: African Heritage
Topic: Hyphenated Americans (random thoughts, not ideology)
Replies: 8
Views: 5907

Thank you so much for speaking your mind. I do learn a lot from you. BTW, are you taking a stand (as you claim) or are you merely stating the facts as you understand them? I wish more people on this forum would do like you and contribute their understanding of the term "African-American"? Is it syno...
by admin
Fri Nov 03, 2006 7:36 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: On China and Haiti/Ayiti
Replies: 10
Views: 7497

So, what is Haiti's place in the United Nations? Is it never doing anything that may upset one of the great powers? [quote]U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice showed concern, calling Haitian President René Préval to ask why his government would risk angering Beijing.[/quote] Does she have a hot...
by admin
Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:31 pm
Forum: African Heritage
Topic: Hyphenated Americans (random thoughts, not ideology)
Replies: 8
Views: 5907

Hyphenated Americans (random thoughts, not ideology)

Pluralism in the US : multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-cultural, multi-national? Multi-ethnic: That is self-evident. We have Italian-Americans, Polish-Americans, Irish-Americans, German-Americans, Chinese-Americans, Japanese-Americans, Mexican-Americans, etc. And of course... African-Americans. No...
by admin
Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:01 am
Forum: HT/RD issues
Topic: HAITI UNE MENACE POUR LA RD SELON CONSULTANTE MINUSTHA
Replies: 9
Views: 5372

[quote]Nous n'avons aucune raison de laisser un Etat en faillite continuer ainsi dans une région...[/quote] Alors que préconise Mme Mendelson??? Passons sur le mépris essuyé une nouvelle fois par Haiti. C est affaire courante, même si on ne s y habitue pas. Si Haiti est un cancer pour la région, com...
by admin
Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:24 am
Forum: HT/RD issues
Topic: FERNANDEZ SUR HAITI
Replies: 2
Views: 2601

Edwin, tu as oublié de figurer la source. [quote]Il souhaite que la Minustha reste déployée en Haiti...[/quote] Je comprends fort bien que le président dominicain se sente concerné par la politique migratoire et de développement en Haiti, mais en ce qui a rapport direct à la présence de troupes étra...
by admin
Sat Oct 28, 2006 1:57 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Human rights, not politics, should be priority for Haiti
Replies: 30
Views: 26000

[quote]my dream is to have my own organic garden where I grow tropical fruits like grenadines and all the various kinds of mangoes that we find in Ayiti and various herbs and plants and tubors and mostly kenneps and kachiman. (I will do it Guy, you wait and see!)[/quote] I like your vision and I pra...
by admin
Sat Oct 28, 2006 1:47 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Children growing up without deported mom
Replies: 13
Views: 7589

By the way, Apharion...

[quote]One day we had "la migra" parked outside my portable... [/quote]
I am afraid I do not understand. Your portable what?
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Sat Oct 28, 2006 1:40 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Children growing up without deported mom
Replies: 13
Views: 7589

No, your forum name is not an issue and it does not cause any offense. You were just wondering why no one ever seems to respond to your posts. That left me to wonder whether it was because your name projected too much of a mystery, but that was sheer speculation. Anyway, don't worry about it. If you...
by admin
Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:19 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Children growing up without deported mom
Replies: 13
Views: 7589

Apharion, don't get discouraged. Somebody will pick up on your posts sooner or later. I understand the feeling of being the "kiss of death" poster, that is every time one posts a response there will not be any other to follow. This must happen to many people on the forum, so don't feel singled out. ...
by admin
Tue Oct 24, 2006 3:14 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Human rights, not politics, should be priority for Haiti
Replies: 30
Views: 26000

[quote]The urbanization of our population causes all sorts of problems including perhaps the escalation of certain diseases and polution and overcrowdedness... By leaving the rural areas, most of these folks are contributing to the death of agricultural system that is so necessary for the growth of ...
by admin
Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:47 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Haiti: Latortue's legacy
Replies: 3
Views: 3692

Haiti: Latortue's legacy

Haiti: Latortue's legacy published: Sunday | October 22, 2006 http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20061022/focus/focus7.html Myrtha Désulmé, Contributor Last month, an alarming new report on human rights abuses in Haiti under the interim Government, by two social work scholars, Athena Kolbe and D...
by admin
Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:54 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Human rights, not politics, should be priority for Haiti
Replies: 30
Views: 26000

[quote]Guy, you left out the millions of people that were stolen from Africa and who continue to be traded like chattel. What is the cost of that?[/quote] [quote]European rulers have raped Africa over and over, and over again, depriving her from her gold, silver, diamonds and other precious stones, ...
by admin
Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:06 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Children growing up without deported mom
Replies: 13
Views: 7589

Children growing up without deported mom

Children growing up without deported mom By Dianna Smith Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Sunday, October 22, 2006 WEST PALM BEACH — They are ages 5 and 3. Twin boys and a dainty girl too young to know about the impoverished country of Haiti, too young to be told that Haiti is where their mother is now ...
by admin
Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:56 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: 2006 Civil Courage Prize
Replies: 2
Views: 3202

Multinationals reap billions from Angolan oil wealth

Multinationals reap billions from Angolan oil wealth Oct. 23 (GIN) - Angola's vast oil supply is making billions for multinational oil companies thanks to generous contracts signed with the former socialist government of Jose Eduardo dos Santos. Meanwhile, the gap between rich and poor in Angola, Af...
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Sat Oct 21, 2006 11:16 am
Forum: Haiti Diaspora Concerns
Topic: Dessalines Alive in Egypt
Replies: 6
Views: 5339

http://winterludes.net/gallery/on_camel_at_Giza4.jpg

Jaf on camel back, in Egypt, taking stock of legacies of KMT civilization