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BLESSED CONTEST TUESDAY

THE CURRENCY OF HAITI IS CALLED WHAT?

ANSWER CORRECTLY AND RECEIVE A LIMITED EDITION, ‘BLESSED T-SHIRT’

GOOD LUCK!

THE BLESSED TEAM..

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Cholera Is an Imminent Threat to Haiti…Here Is How You Can Help.

In a matter of weeks, Haiti’s cholera epidemic, which has already killed some 7,000 people and sickened more than half a million, will surge — causing thousands of new cases and claiming many lives.

That’s not a guess. It’s a predictable outcome: April marks the beginning of Haiti’s rainy season. Daily downpours create conditions in which cholera can tear through destitute communities without access to clean water.

Flooding, no stranger to Haiti, makes the situation worse.

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Haiti Prime Minister Garry Conille Succumbed To The Pressure And Sent In His Resignation

Haiti Prime Minister Garry Conille has resigned from office, giving in to political pressure from President Michel Martelly to step down.

Conille sent a letter to Martelly shortly after 10 a.m. Friday, almost an hour before he was supposed to meet with the president and ministers at the National Palace, several sources confirmed.

The National Palace issued a press release just before 2 p.m. confirming the resignation, saying Martelly will address the nation at 7 p.m. Friday.

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BLESSED CONTEST TUESDAY

WHAT ARE THE FOUR MAIN INDUSTRIES OF HAITI?

ANSWER CORRECTLY AND RECEIVE AN AMAZING LIMITED EDITION, ‘BLESSED T-SHIRT’

GOOD LUCK!

THE BLESSED TEAM..


BLESSED CONTEST TUESDAY

NAME THE MAN WHO WAS CALLED “WOULO KONPRESE’AKA THE STEAMROLLER.

HE BECAME HAITI’S PRESIDENT FOR ONLY 19 DAYS.

ANSWER CORRECTLY AND RECEIVE AN AMAZING LIMITED EDITION, ‘BLESSED T-SHIRT’

GOOD LUCK!

THE BLESSED TEAM..


Haitian Quake Survivor Helps Others To Get In Their Feet, Literally

More than two years after the deadly earthquake in Haiti, the long road to recovery continues for those who are injured. CBS News correspondent Whit Johnson has this example of one victim now making a difference in that island nation.

Her right leg broken and her left mangled beyond repair. Three days after the earthquake Shelove Julmiste was told it would have to be amputated.

“She was crying all day and night,” a translator said, speaking for Julmiste. “She was afraid she wouldn’t walk anymore.”

Today she’s not only walking, but Shelove is helping run the country’s first organized rehabilitation program and showing other disabled Haitians how to get back on their feet.

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Haiti AG To Appeal Judge’s Decision To Not Trial Duvalier for Crimes Against Humanity

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The appeals process for parties involved in the high-profile case against former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier has begun, Haiti’s attorney general said Monday.

The appeals process comes after a judge recommended that the former strongman knows as “Baby Doc” be tried for alleged financial crimes in a lesser court, and not for the human rights abuses associated with his brutal regime in the 1970s and 1980s.

The judge’s ruling was met with an outcry from human rights groups and the United Nations, which has a peacekeeping mission in Haiti. Activists plan a sit-in in front of the Justice Ministry on Tuesday, which marks the 26th anniversary of the popular uprising that ousted Duvalier.

Both sides in the case are expected to appeal the magistrate’s recommendation; opponents because they want Duvalier tried in a higher court and the defense because they feel he shouldn’t be tried at all.

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BLESSED CONTEST TUESDAYS

BLESSED CONTEST TUESDAYS

QUESTION:

“General Jean Jacques Dessalines led a decisive and final battle against
the French for Haitian independence , name that Battle”.

The first correct answer will receive a limited edition, 100% cotton, soft
spun, ‘Blessed’ t-shirt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good luck!

The Blessed Team


Decision to Drop Duvalier’s Charges of Crimes Against Humanity Provokes Clamors of Injustice

NEW YORK, Tuesday, January 31, 2012—A Haitian court’s decision to drop charges of crimes against humanity against former president Jean-Claude Duvalier is a blow to the victims of his brutal dictatorship and sends a disturbing signal that the country cannot fulfill its basic legal obligations, the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) said today.

“Haiti has a responsibility under both its own criminal code and international law to investigate all allegations of grave human rights abuses and bring their perpetrators to justice,” said Paul Seils, vice president of ICTJ.

The court confirmed Duvalier will face charges relating to corruption and embezzlement that took place during his 15 year presidency, but has thrown out allegations he is also guilty of crimes against humanity—including torture, disappearances, and extrajudicial killings.

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Carnival 2012

Carnival 2012