Tag: Michel Martelly

Haitian Times News Roundup – Sept. 11
Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – Sept. 11

New York Elections Josue Pierre Leads Pack In Race For District Leader Election Day is approaching quickly and voters in the 42nd Assembly District are heading to the polls on Thursday with a number of important decisions to make in hotly contested state legislative party primaries. One of the most important local races is for…

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On Labor Day ‘Sweet Micky’ sours Haitians
New York

On Labor Day ‘Sweet Micky’ sours Haitians

As Eastern Caribbean nationals paraded queens and kings along Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway on Labor Day, Haitian demonstrators displayed images of “a fake king” and a “fake president of Haiti.” “Michel “Sweet Micky” Martelly belongs in jail — not on the parkway for Labor Day,” a sign carried by protesters read. Although feathers, sequins, flags, flour…

Jovenel Moise Owes Haitians Answers on Missing Petrocaribe Funds
Warped Lens

Jovenel Moise Owes Haitians Answers on Missing Petrocaribe Funds

Things are so bad for the average Haitian that they are willing to live anywhere, no matter how dehumanizing they may find their lives in their new land. Their reasoning is that things are worse for them in their homeland. That’s sad and I am sure it rips your heart to know that as president you are ruling over a people who would rather be anywhere but home.

Analysis: Workings Behind Haiti Gas Increase Revolt
Haiti

Analysis: Workings Behind Haiti Gas Increase Revolt

Editorial note: This article was originally published on Haiti: Relief and Reconstruction Watch By Jake Johnston It was 2:15 on Friday afternoon, July 6, when I got the first WhatsApp message. The Haitian government was going to announce that fuel prices would increase the following day by up to 50 percent. It was also somewhere…

Opinion, Politics

Two elections, Two different results: How will the Trump Presidency affect Haiti?

By Francois Pierre-Louis   In the last month, Haitian-Americans have experienced two presidential elections that will fundamentally affect their future. On November 8, 2016, the United States of America held its presidential election. Although the major polling institutions projected Hillary Clinton to win over Donald Trump, the result was far different than most people had…

Jovenel Moise is Elected President of Haiti
News

Jovenel Moise is Elected President of Haiti

By Garry Pierre-Pierre

After a series of failed votes, Jovenel Moise was declared Haiti’s president by the country’s Provisional Electoral Council winning 55.67 percent of the vote.

Moise, a banana exporter and political neophyte defeated 26 other candidates to win an outright vote, which was held on Sunday Nov. 20th. If he had garnered less than 50 percent of the vote, a runoff of the top two vote getters would be held in January.

His closest opponent, Jude Celestin, came in a distant second with 19.52 percent of the vote.

‘Sweet Micky For President’ Documentary Hits Theaters In November
Arts & Culture

‘Sweet Micky For President’ Documentary Hits Theaters In November

By Sherley Boursiquot

Sweet Micky For President documentary is based on Haiti’s 2010 presidential election which shows Pras Michel, Grammy award-winning rapper and founder of the hip-hop group, The Fugees, returning to his homeland (Haiti) after the devastating January 2010 earthquake — with a magnitude of 7.0 resulting in more than 300,000 deaths. The country was in complete chaos after a quarter of a million homes were obliterated. Pras, having no experience or money, helped mobilize a presidential campaign for the controversial famous musician: Michel Martelly aka “Sweet Micky,” which Haitians have had a love-and-hate relationship with over the years.