Is Martelly Selling Haiti To Foreigners?

VANN PEYI BAY BLAN - In the mind of some Haitians, seeking foreign investors means selling Haiti to foreigners...


The US Dollar, Some Haitians Call it 'Caesar'

It's a bad habit... They all want something for nothing...

Send money... Don't come!

Many Haitians use this term "Vann Peyi Bay Blan" meaning that a Haitian president want to sell Haiti to foreigners but is that the right term to use?

I even heard this term used in the past few days simply because President Michel Martelly is going out there, meeting with potential investors and developers with money and plans to develop tourist attractions in Haiti.

Oh Wi... Martelly vle vann peyi a bay blan...

Tchwipssss... Gen moun ki panse le yo louvri yon depo pepe an Haiti se investi yo ap investi... Tanpri wi mezanmi...

It is true that all Haitians want Haiti to change but sometimes it feels like the only change some of us have in mind is the best things in life within the confines of our own "lakou" with 5 maids, 3 restaveks, and 2 gason lakou to take care of it all for a bowl of cornmeal (Mais Moulin).

Haiti is like Disney World without the rides...

President Martelly says...

"We need to create jobs, and in order to create jobs we need to create security. We need to let [investors] know we're going to change our laws, our investment laws, and let them know we will secure their investments."

Is this what some of us consider "vann peyi a"???

The Republic of Haiti is a piece of Real Estate... The land and everything attached to it IS the real estate...

The reason Haiti is a poor country although she is in a PRIME LOCATION is because there is no Income generating structures selling our commodities, blue skies, sunshine, waves and sand to foreigners who constantly dream of going to paradise.

Every mile of beachfront property in Haiti that is not generating millions of dollars per day is a BAD investment.

The question is...

Who has that kind of money to invest?

Not me! You?

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Vincent says...

mwen ta renmen peyi ayiti change paske nou men m ayisyen nou pa pagen resper devan blan an si nou gen peyi ki gen ameliorantion nap pa jete fatra kenbe peyi clinn mete poubel nan chak zone pou ka jete fatra mwen rete naso la a koulye a mwen di apres dezan mwen ta ale nan peyi m paske naso pa yon peyi pou moun fer vi w nan li yon moun ki fer vi w nan peyi naso ou fini paske ayiti bell yon sel maladi nou gen ki maladi a se pa koupe pye bwa a yo mete vestikasion si yo jwen moun ap koupe bal prizon tanke pou l koupe plante 10pye bwa pito tanke ou koupe

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Marise Louis says...

Nan Port-au-Prince se le fet elektoral la tap fete. Yon groupe kandida ki tap fe eleksyon ak la foua ak esperans yo di fok yo pase. Min koulie a Sweet Mickey ou Michel Martelly tombe ap fe pelerinaj avek lespwa san yon gouvernement.

Ouap font fou. Figure ou fek konmanse finnin.

Ou komprann se po. Minnin koulev la lekol se yon fe li chita se de. Gin kon fe gin ma fe tou. Mickey etait simplement un spectateur de football (soccer) qui accusait toujours les joueurs en disant: " SI BALLON SAA TE NAN PIE'M SE MWEN KI KONNIN SA'M TAP

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Duval Jean Pierre says...

Nou tout d akor ke parol saa pa sou moun encore paske Haiti pa gen ni entre ni sorti pou blan an, alor ce nou ki pou montre moun yo ke nou se moun tout bon konsa piti piti ya eseye banou respect ke yo dwe nou

Map profite di Prezidan ke tanpri fet yon effort pou commerce international la paske chak ane nou achte 900 000 000 dollars nan min repiblik dominicaine et yo men m yo achete selman 60 000 000 dollars nan men nou alor diferans lan trop gro, Mr le prezidan ou dwe konnin ke diplomaci peyi domonikani ce pa yon big deal li ye, se nou en Haiti ki pa sou anyin, ki pa vle fe effort, zanmi pam kouman nou kompran ke voizin yan ap koumande sucre nan lot peyi pou li sa vann nou, alor diol nou pa mare nou pa ka fe komande pa nou ...

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Volon says...

MICHEL MARTELLY is forcing by UNICEF to stop international induvidual adoption.

My president i voted you for change do not let rich people put you in trouble, you only have to help adoption program, to create a better foreig home for the children in adoption, not to be restaveck, slave.

Unicef never help kids on the streets, it s the he is rich, MICHEL MARTELLY you have to think think before taking any bad

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Jean Ciceron Charlot Charlemagne says...

Do not comment on things you do not

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Bernadette says...

I think we should be smart about this issue view of past experience.

Yes, Martelly should sell land to the highest bidders if he can. He needs money desperately to develop Haiti;But he should protect Haiti with certain clauses pertaining to those sales.

For instance Haiti can decide to sale land to non-Haitians but the ownership is only FOR LIFE. Ownership CANNOT be inherited unless the heirs were born in Haiti with at least one Haitian parent.

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Grenadye16 says...

In any functionning society education is the main key for development.

Unfortunately the Haitian population is not socio-cultural and politically educated.

There are things they really do not know. This should be our leaders to form the nation howsoever it seems like the do not have any interest in educating them. We all know

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Kenold Pierre says...

JPA :Se kenold, Mon frere ou pa seleman ban'm allure yon neg ki smart, Min ou bien informe .Nou ta rinmin ou utilize bel parol sa yo pou ede sa ki vle, Ou sa ki koue ke yo pa konnin.

because some of the things you said: I already knew, some I did not. Nul ne peut s'enorgeuillir de tout savoir, On apprend chaque jour Chaque moun nan ti group sa 'a ginyin yo mesaj li voye ki fe yon effet positif or negatif sou yon lot, Koue mouin, I read most of them. Nous avons dea phares ambulants parmi nous: vous etes l'un d"entre eux.

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Claire says...

I couldn't state it any better.

You have said it right.

Keep the good job.
to this point I am tired of negative statements.

Let's give Haiti a chance.

I believe if given a chance President Martelly will do an excellent job.
God Bless Haiti and the

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Sergo Jean says...

I do believe the answer will be yes paske nou gen anpil bon bagay pou vann an Haiti:Mardi Gras, Plaj nou yo ki ka atire anpil tourism bote peyisann nou gen yen yo nan tout peyi a, rivie nou yo ki ap coule, produi artistic nou yo e tout resource naturel ke nou genyen yo ki capab fe peyi a fe profi pou ocupe pitit li yo san li pap tann ed nan men lot peyi.Mwen panse prezidan bezwen jwen de vre Ayisyen conpetan, onet e cote cob pap fe yo pantan ou bien viza ou rezidance de lot peyi etranje ki pou edel Organize tout resource sa yo o profi de peyi d'Haiti, pou permet le yon mounn vinn gen 65 ane li gen yon cob cap vinn jwen li pou reponn a bezwen bezwen li tankou tout lot peyi genyen, paske nan la vi yon mounn vinn timounn de foua le ou fet gen mounn cap pran swen ou kise paran ou, avec le ou antre nan laj cote leta ou te organize nan jenes pou servi nation pral retoune menm service sa a ou menm paske ou pap gen ase enerji ou force pou fe menm travay ke ou te conn fe nan jenes ou cote ou ou pral beneficie de moyen pou repond a bezwen personel ou san viv nan mandiansite pou fe neg ap fe cob sou tet ou pandan ke se zafe yo yap regle.

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