We have to stop begging...

Max Johnson - April 19 2007, 9:59 AM

It is with extreme sadness that I look at the situation of our country.

Recently, Le Nouvelliste posted some pictures of the city hall in Port-au-prince and one cannot stop wondering about the conditions of the country.

Haiti cannot keep on living like an international beggar.Two million here or there is not going to get us out of our situation.

We need to have a concerted effort to save the country.

First and foremost we need to generate revenues.Then we can clean up many areas that would have been beautiful if not for the amount of garbage that is left there.

I have said it before and I will repeat it again, the Haitian diaspora can go a long way in helping the country.

It has to be integrated fully in the national life which implies dual citizenship and other advantages.

If we haven't noticed it by now, we will realize it soon that no white men will help us develop our country.

As a matter of fact, you can be sure of the opposite.

They probably delight themselves in seeing us in a state of perpetual confusion.

To conclude, we need to get together and develop our own strategies to develop our country.

I propose an international conference of Haitians living both in and out of the country.

God bless.

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Comments

New Kid On The Block says...

Max I agree with you, I am upset when I see haiti is begging to cuba, jamaica, dominican republic, bahamas, these... more »

Jamil J. says...

I agree. Even though our nation's funds have been robbed by France in 1825, Under government regimes such as that of... more »

Robert Magic says...

Duvalier did not build any highway We received a gift from France anyway That regime was working for its own power The... more »

Jamil J. says...

To start off the highway that I speak of is the second national highway which connects the capital to the south in... more »

Louinel Jean says...

The future of Haiti is a greater treasure than your nostalgic memory of Papa Doc.Papa Dic is our past, we must... more »

Jamil J. says...

I do not speak of going back to Papa Doc. What I call for is that we draw on his many accomplishments, and model after... more »

Robert Magic says...

I can't mull over your mentality Duvalier did zilch for our society I've lived in the realm for 26 years The command... more »

Jan Ou Wel La says...

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Former Haitian president Jean Bertrand Aristide, exiled in South Africa since his 2004 ouster... more »

Semi-literate Boor. says...

How many times must I teach you about the notion of real politik. My naive friend, you say that you are waiting for... more »

Semi-literate Boor. says...

How many times must I teach you about the notion of real politik. My naive friend, you say that you are waiting for... more »