Preval Says 2009 Will Be Tough Year For Haiti

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Yesterday Haitian President Rene Preval says that 2009 will be a tough year for Haitians in a speech given in Gonaives on January 1st.

"Due to the economic crisis around the world," says President Preval, "Haiti is going so suffer in 2009."

This is far from the good news one would expect but Haitian President Rene Preval is the kind of President who says it like it is.

There is some good news though:

First, President Preval says that 2009 will be the year of reconstruction in Haiti; the President expects lots construction of Haiti's roads.

Second, "it is necessary to continue to build peace in Haiti", President Preval says, "because peace is the way to put an end to the presence of the foreign troops in Haiti.

It is also the way to attract investors into the country."

Haitians need jobs and we all know that investors, both foreign and domestic, will not invest in a country where there is political instability and insecurity.

The economy is a big issue in Haiti and around the world, and also, mother nature has not been very nice to us.

Four devastating storm in a single year?

This is just a sign that if we Haitians refuse to rebuild our country, mother nature will rebuild it for us.

Can Haiti withstand another round of bad luck?

All Haitians will agree that these days Haiti's problems are much more complicated than "BLACKS" Vs. "MULATOES", more complicated than "RICH" Vs. "POOR", more complicated than "NEG CAPITAL" Vs. "NEG PROVINCE".

This time Haiti's problems are Haitian problems, everyone is feeling it, the rich, the poor, the middle class (is there such a thing anymore?), Black, Mulatto, everybody.

This no time for us Haitians to be pointing fingers, this is the time for all of us civilians, and government officials, to get together and do what is best for our country.

If I may borrow these words from John F. Kennedy, my fellow Haitians: ask not what Haiti can do for you, ask what you can do for Haiti.

It is not likely for us Haitians to agree on everything but let us try to at least agree on what is best for Haiti right now.

PEACE is a good start.

PEACE is the foundation for prosperity.

Peace is possible.

All it takes is a decision from each and every Haitian.

Peace is possible

I am Woodring Saint Preux and I said it.

Woodring Saint Preux, January 2 2009, 9:11 PM

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its pretty much logical any one with a brain should understand the speech that preval delivered,but its not so easy to... read more >
Fritz Rocourt, 2-Jan-09 11:26 pm
Yes peace can only be achieved if we can get rid of corruptions.If we can have leaders with vision...if we can set up... read more >
George Belizaire, 2-Jan-09 11:29 pm
Way to go Sir, “catching the bee with the honey” # 1- There will be no puppets leaders serving doing the next... read more >
Sweet Bee With A Honey, 3-Jan-09 2:45 am
come on a batista sounds better,troujio was a physco and hated blacks he killed 30,000 haitians in one week in,hes... read more >
Fritz Rocourt, 3-Jan-09 2:52 pm
That is what I am talking about What do you mean by You are a mulattoe? You are just simply a NIGGER who happens to be... read more >
Yves Salamanque Gren Son Nen, 3-Jan-09 6:21 pm
I GUEST YOU 'RE RIGHT..... read more >
George Belizaire, 3-Jan-09 7:01 pm
Like I say Like I know Like I experinced it NOTHINGS WILL NEVER CHANGE IN HAITI One way or another < < < < < The best... read more >
Marie, 4-Jan-09 1:20 am
Marie, Haiti will change because the new generation of Haitian thinks differently than you do. I meet with so many... read more >
John The Baptist, 4-Jan-09 9:01 am
well if no such thing as biracial rings abell then explain to me were would haiti be if all those lite skin niggers... read more >
Fritz Rocourt, 4-Jan-09 12:06 pm
Hi I do belive Haiti will change someday BUT BEFORE ALL "WE THE PEOPLES OF HAITI MUST CHANGE FIRST" If we want to... read more >
Marie, 4-Jan-09 9:19 pm


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