Haiti President Martelly Wants To Create 500,000 Jobs

The topic in Haiti this week is JOBS... and more jobs... Honestly I was getting fed up with Affaire Belizaire... LOL... Haitian President Michel Martelly's goal is to create 500,000 new jobs in Haiti in the next 3 years?


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Is that possible?

Of course it is... IF the Haitian government and Haitian lawmakers put the people first...

Affaire Belizaire... Senateur Moise... Ou menm tou wi bos papa! LOL...

"The bottom line is that we want investors to profit so that Haiti can prosper," President Martelly said in a news conference Tuesday, "Haitians don't want a gift... They want work."

The Associated Press reports...

Martelly said his government is working to draft laws that would speed up the paperwork to make it easier to open businesses in Haiti as well as create projects that lure people from the capital and provide services to the countryside.

At least Martelly understand that JOBS will not come falling from the sky...

We always say that we need more investors in Haiti; however, I have a feeling that there are many Haitians out there who confuse INVESTORS with PHILANTHROPISTS... Especially some of us in the Diaspora who sit comfortably, internet access, air conditioning and all, let's just say... N-ap fe literature...

Investors invest to make a profit... Investors talk about profit margins... We need their paychecks and they need our sweat... Right?

Already I notice people complaining about what kind of jobs are coming into Haiti.

Honestly... why don't we go from NO JOBS to YES JOBS... and then... We can focus on better jobs in the future...

Huhhhh? What do you say to that?

Perhaps some of us are forgetting something... A PHILOSOPHE in Haiti is just a high school graduate... The average philosophe in Haiti is just a "Doctus Cum Libro," Wiiii... Yo kapab recite "Le Cid", Rodrigue et Chimene, Maître corbeau, sur un arbre perché... They know everything about Bertrand d'Orgeron, they know that NACL is salt and H2O is water but most of them can't even hammer a freakin' nail to a piece of wood.

It's true... You know it is...

Not only that, the average job seeker in Haiti is probably some poor guy, or a single mother, looking for an honest pay to feed his family... Anything is better than begging for your daily bread!

Begging a Diaspora friend or family for some money, it's still begging... I've never had to experience it... thanks Dad... but I'm sure it affects a man's self esteem...

When you can put food on the table without standing in line with your arms extended or waiting for somebody else's bread crumbs to fall off the table, even if it arrives via Western Union, it has to feel good...

500,000 jobs... If Martelly can do it, I can live with it...

There's just one more thing I have to add...

About that "Haitians don't want a gift" thing... The president needs to have a chat with some people in my family! LOL...

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Monel says...

NAN KI MOUN POU NOU KWE?

I remember when Garry Conille gave his speech about general political declaration in the parliament he said he gonna create 2.500.000 jobs in 5 years .Now President Michel Martely said 500.000 in 3 years.I'm so f..k..confuse, I wonder where the prime minister Garry Conille gonna find the 2 others million jobs in the last 2 years.

deklarasyon sa yo fe nou we pep ayisyen fek kare roule nan

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Rigo Colon says...

Good thinking and wonderful approach Mr. President.

I share your view on this matter.

There is alot of things that can be done in Haiti to create jobs, however, the haitian culture makes it impossible for the haitian people to adopt and adjust to the labor and workforce mentality.

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All says...

I wish you get the thing straight guys. Philosophy in haiti is equivalent to 2 years community college in u.s mean when someone pass the exam and get the diploma it like you have a 2 years liberal art degree.When a well educate haitian who come from a good school in haiti like canado ect to name a few come to u.s. and admit at the university level the general study is like a review for them.the have no problem to adjust themselve to the system.

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Elisabeth says...

Hello Myrtho, I am really happy let's make it happen I will leave my Info monday for you at the consulate hope to talk to you

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Concern Citizen says...

Things needed:
A name for your organization
Register the name in

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Myrtho says...

Hi Elizabeth
It is okey with me .I will be available this week on Wednesday so can go to the city .I will also leave my contact numbers so we can get in

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Monel says...

Martely want to create 500.000 jobs in three years.this guy dream or not.what kind of job, for what kind of people.

we think that 500.000 cash for work are jobs, I don't think so. Martely I advise you don't listen to Bill Clinton this guy used to promess Haiti 500. 000miles of roads until now he still going to lie to Haitian people, this guy beginning Martely talking sh....! What marteely wanna hear like martely is a first Haitian president who care about this country because he want martely back up the "CIRH" renew.

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Elisabeth says...

Hello Myrtho I am happy for your answer we need to find a way to see how we can make this fundraising around the world in all consulate we need to talk I will call the consulate in Orlando and follow up with the idea on monday, I will also call the one in Canada because I have family there, what do you think, I will leave my info for you at the Manahattan consulate on monday and will try to make this happen, let's

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Myrtho says...

I like your idea and have no problem of being part of this very interesting and challenging project.

I live in New York and I surely try to contact my consulate in Manhattan.

I think a proposal letter is needed in order to officially start contacting the Haitian officials aboard.

Please let me know if I am

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Elisabeth says...

HELLO MYRTO,
I AGREE WITH YOU 100%I AM WILLING TO WORK EXTRA HOURS TO REBUILD HAITI, I AM NOT A MILLIONAIRE BUT I CAN DONATE $ 500 TO 1000 DOLLARS TO HELP AND I AM CHALLENGING NURSES AROUND THE WORLD DOCTORS, TEACHERS EVERYONE TO CONTRIBUTE
I NEED ALL HAITIANS TO STAND UP AND TAKE PRIDE THAT WE FINALLY HAVE A PRESIDENT THAT PUT THE COUNTRY AND THE PEOPLE

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