On January 7th2016, Martelly published in Le Moniteur, the government's official newspaper, the controversial decree to transform Haiti's largest island, La Gonave into a tax haven for individuals, investors, companies, banks, and institutions seeking high level financial services. The ambitious project which must first be approved by Haiti's Legislature, seeks to establish infrastructure for a financial district or center on 10,000 hectares (the size of Manhattan) on La Gonave, an offshore island with 100,000* inhabitants
Dekrè a soti pou l koupe yon bò lan Lagonav pou lonje l bay moun ki bezwen biwo pou yo manevre gwo lajan yo pa ka mete lan bank lakay yo, pou leta lan peyi yo pa pran taks sou li. Kwak Lachanm ak Sena a poko apwouve dekrè a, plan an se pou leta etabli enfrastrikti lan zòn kote leta pral bati biwo sa yokòm yon sant finans. Sant sa a ap chita sou 10,000 kawo tè (lajè zile Manhattan, Nouyòk), lan Lagonav, yon zile ki gen apeprè 100,000* moun
Following the US invasion of Haiti in 1915, Charlemagne Peralte became the iconic image of the opposition to the American occupation. He earned this status from his unwavering courage and vision. He stood up to the far better armed Americans Marines and wrote to various powerful nations denouncing the human right abuses of the Americans. He envisioned a Haiti free of foreign domination and independent to pursue her own course
Depi apre Etazini fin anvayi Ayiti an 1915, imaj Chalmay Peralt tounen pòtre rezistans kont okipasyon Ameriken. Se pa zam Chalmay Peralt te gen konsa, se kouraj, ak fyèl, ak vizyon, se sa li pat manke. Misye te gen kran pou l te kanpe anfas fòs naval Ameriken an ki te pi byen ame pase l, pou l denonse abi dwa moun Ameriken t ap fè lan peyi a. Chalmay Peralt te wè devan l, yon Ayiti lib pou pousuiv pwòp chemen pa l
The United States occupied Haiti from 1915 until 1934 and justified this occupation by arguing that it had the moral obligation to stabilize the country. Today, the US Department of State office of the Historian puts it this way: “...President Wilson sent the Marines to Haiti to prevent anarchy. In actuality, the act protected U.S. assets in the area...”
Ameriken te okipe Ayiti de 1915 a 1934. Pou jistifye okipasyon an, yo te fè pwopagann di Ameriken te gen obligasyon moral pou yo drese peyi a. Jodi a, Biwo Istwa Depatman d Eta Ameriken met pawòl la klè: “...Prezidan Wilsonn voye Fòs Naval Ameriken an Ayiti pou anpeche dezòd. An reyalite, se te pou defann enterè Ameriken lan zòn nan
Desalinyèn Justin Lherisson understood the making of Ayiti Toma and within the national anthem, he captured the words of Dessalines: Du sol soyons seuls maitres- Tè sa a rele n, chè mèt, chè metrès..
Honoring Dessalines Haiti’s founding father, Jean Jacques Dessalines understood the fundamental worth of every human being ..
Three Lies About Haiti Dessalines' government was the only one to impose capital punishment for those who engaged in the monstrous crime of human trafficking..
Jeneral Sòti lan Nò This song is just one of the many ways that the Haitian people pay tribute to Dessalines
Dessalines' Declaration Dessalines' Declaration of Independence begins with these words: "Sitwayen, sa pa kont pou nou met sovaj yo deyò apre yo fin senyen peyi n pandan 2 syèk... Fòk nou retire espwa y ap janm poze grif sou nou ankò.."
Ibo Granmoun Among the many Ibo influences present in Haiti, perhaps the most enduring is the Ibo passion for self-determination..
The African Roots of Humanity This study reports that modern humans first appeared in the Namibia region of Africa 200,000 years ago and then dispersed..
The following 3 letters were written in response to misinformation about Vodou among some members of Catholic and Protestant Churches. Special thanks to Margaret Armand for initiating the dialogue and to Marguerite Laurent (Èzili Dantò) for providing the forum for the discussion: