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Earthquake - Port-au-Prince

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Up to 50,000 dead, according to the Red Cross, with countless more critically injured in Tuesday's earthquake -- these horrific photos emerging from the catastrophe cast a relentless focus not only on how desperately Haiti needs the world's help.

  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    7 years 9 months ago
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    what a shame the haitian government couldnt dig a proper hole to burry these unfortunate people. that brings tears to my eyes. shame, shame shame,
    • (Anonymously) (Private)
      7 years 8 months ago
      as a big fan of piklyz. i am very dissapointed that this great haitian website did'nt pay a greater tribute to the devestation of haiti. yes, the past is beautiful, but the present is here with the suffering and the hunger. 2010 is the new haiti and the real haitie. please let try to focust more to the present and the furture of our country.
      • (Anonymously) (Private)
        7 years 8 months ago
        I so much agree with this constructive criticism. I held back from expressing this thought before because do like the site and I did not want to be discouraging in any way. Before 011210 I enjoyed reminiscing on these old pictures and comments. Now it almost seems silly to focus on old pictures of Haitian times gone bye bye. Focusing so much on old times and old pictures seem self indulgent and typical of what we as Haitians always do. If you want to keep things current but yet positive, why not find current positive things going on in Haiti. Why not post pictures, comments and articles about what's being done now in Haiti by Haitian themselves and others. Why not showcase serious picture stories about the different towns and countryside. What's going on in those areas? What about the coming elections in Haiti? Who's running and who's not running. Just some more intelligent and current items would be more interesting. I would visit the site more, and so would my friends.
        • Manny Ardouin (Private)
          7 years 8 months ago
          Anonymous; >>Why don't you point out the positive things we fail to mention. If you need the news, you should not be visiting the photogallery but the news section located @ the home page (Accueil). Il ne faut pas dire n'importe quoi et, rester dans l'anonymat. We would so much appreciate to know who we are talking to...

          In addition, if you have serious stories about these different towns, we would be glad to publish them providing they are properly credited. By the way, we don't know who is running. Do you?? (ea)
          • Marie Duval Samson (Private)
            7 years 8 months ago
            Thanks for responding. I posted the anonymous comment beginning with "I so much agree..'. I was born in Haiti & migrated to the US at an early age. While growing up in the US, my parents sent me to Haiti every year for 1 month's vacation. I love Haiti, not only because it's where I was born & where my recent ancestors were born, but the people and the land of Haiti are amazing. The quake has given us a lot to think about and a lot on which to make some major improvements for the land and our people. I mean all our people - in Haiti and abroad. While I do visit the "news" and other areas of Pikliz, I recently found that some of the pictures, comments, & what appears to be web new items could be more interesting and progressive. Focus a bit more on what's going on throughout Haiti so that various visitors to your site could get a more rounded view of the current situation. Pikliz is already a great site, but there is always room for improvement. I have no idea who's running.
    • (Anonymously) (Private)
      7 years 8 months ago
      So, now... Has the Haitian government articulated their plan for Haiti's future yet? Did they tell the people what they will do with the aid money, coming in and how they will begin rebuilding the country's economy so that we could be self-sustaining one day? What now? Is everyone still hiding and waiting for the next piece of bread and bottle of water to come in? We would definitely appreciate Haitian leadership at this time.... Can we talk on this subject and maybe someone with the power will see what is being discussed. They might feel shame and start doing something.? Diaspora has been helping and they are ready to help further, but who's in charge and who will direct the country and the rebuilding. Will the foreigners have to come in and run things again in order to get anything done? Someone, please tell me.
  • Joel Dure (Private)
    7 years 9 months ago
    Perhaps this cross symbolizes our own crucifixion many times over.

    It might also be a symbol of resurrection.

    Perhaps Christ, himself, was incapable to help Haiti. He died with it. As we all know, Christians, Christ rose and ascended to the kingdom of his Father.

    Haiti will rise again and ascend to higher heights.

    So many interpretations!!!!!!

    Something stunningly beautiful will come out of this tragedy.

    PEACE!!!!!!!
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    7 years 9 months ago
    blesse you father for doing the human thing.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    7 years 9 months ago
    you are a bunch of atheist.to me the significant behind the cross is god is strong and with his help haitain people will survive. i did my first communion in sacre coeur and. by looking at the cross standing i feel bless and hope. we haitian need lots of prayers and faith
  • Anne-Gaelle J. (Private)
    7 years 9 months ago
    Sacre Coeur where i had my first communion and confirmation. devastating!!!
  • Anne-Gaelle J. (Private)
    7 years 9 months ago
    my old school... luk at it now!!!
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    7 years 9 months ago
    Amazing! after all the cross is still standing. Is there a lesson to learn from this?
    • (Anonymously) (Private)
      7 years 9 months ago
      None. Do not try to read betweem lines...
      • (Anonymously) (Private)
        7 years 9 months ago
        Yes! There is absolutely nothing to learn from the standing crucifix...perhaps the foundation was a bit stronger...do not try to read between lines......
  • j baron (Private)
    7 years 10 months ago
    Peit Séminaire Collège St. Martial.
    my old school is gone
  • Patrick Stephanou (Private)
    7 years 10 months ago
    Zilda Arns dead here.
    Very sad.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    7 years 10 months ago
    Recherchons cousin/cousine, Lesly Fortunat et sa mere, Marie Fortunat. Ils habitent a la Premiere Ruelle Jeremie a quelques pas de Lalue. Nous voudrions aussi avoir des nouvelles de trois amis: Frantz, Arnold et Lyonel Trouillot. Priere de nous contacter a:

    Nous sommes touche par ce desastre et prions pour notre pays et nos compatriotes eprouves.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    7 years 10 months ago
    we don't want to turn ourselves to God we can't have many gods only Jesus if not things will still happen in the future not only for haiti but for the weorld
    • Manny (Private)
      7 years 10 months ago
      Try not to sound like Pat Robinson please....
      • Marie (Private)
        7 years 10 months ago
        Did the "Neg Maron"
        statue survive the earthquake? It's the statue of the black slave depicted blowing a conch shell. That statue is such a symbol of the early spirit of the Haitians.
    • (Anonymously) (Private)
      7 years 10 months ago
      Hoping for a better tomorrow. When is tomorrow... 20, 30, 40 years from now....I'll be dead then.
    • (Anonymously) (Private)
      7 years 10 months ago
      be strong. be truthful. be square...no BS.
      • (Anonymously) (Private)
        7 years 10 months ago
        Where is the Haitian President? where is the Haitian Government. I understand that they have been impacted themselves personally by the earthquake, but they are the country's political "leaders". They should be in the forfront... even if they can't do much but ask for help, but they should make it obvious that they are the one's comforting their people... this is embarrassing.
        • Frankie Morone (Private)
          7 years 10 months ago
          My friends, it's not my intention to insult, disparage or belittle President Rene Preval at this moment. However, my take on this is, a president's job is to lead his people. It's been 3 days and so far he is nowhere to be seen. He could have summoned CNN and give an interview to the world to show that someone is in charge. Even he had installed a tent in the yard of the national palace to show solidarity with his people...Clearly he lacks the fitness to be president...For me, his behavior damaged deeply his presidency...
          • (Anonymously) (Private)
            7 years 10 months ago
            Frankie concerned is a legitimate one. While this disaster it obviously way beyond the means of the Haitian government to deal with, the lack of or invisibility of the leadership has been noted my most Haitians as well as the media here. Sad truth. Maybe things will change soon.
          • (Anonymously) (Private)
            7 years 10 months ago
            shut up, it's easy to make comments, when you are not there in person.
            • Frankie Morone (Private)
              7 years 10 months ago
              Anonyme, votre commentaire dit beaucoup de vous et en vérité cela fait pitié. De toute façon, c'est quand même honteux le comportement de notre Président. Jusqu'à présent pas un mot de lui, ni un communiqué à la radio. C'est la, une preuve qu'il s'en fout royalement du peuple haïtien. Dans le court interview accordé à CNN, il souriait comme si de rien était. Et je dirai ceci, son anglais était tellement médiocre, que cela faisait pitié. Il ne savait que dire. Il ne parlait que de son palais et sa résidense privée.

              Généralement, dans tous les pays du monde, quand il y a une catastrophe, leurs leaders essaient d'avoir contrôle de la situation, de calmer, de reassurer le peuple. Même Jean Claude Duvalier, de son exil, a envoyé un message à la nation et même offert une somme d'argent pour aider la population de Léogane.
              A mon humble avis, Préval n'est pas à la hauteur de sa tâche. C'est l'heure de partir, de démissionner. Il a trop humilié le peuple haïtien.
            • (Anonymously) (Private)
              7 years 10 months ago

              stop the bickering! We should be unified, even in spirit. We might not be there in person, but we are all suffering.. Those who are there and alive should be comforting the others. I am praying that God will give us someone with a spirit of charity to take over to organize and lead his flock.
              God Bless us all
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    7 years 10 months ago
    does somebody has seen richardson van Dumel in haiti and his family thank you

  • Pikliz.com Premium user United States (Private)
    7 years 10 months ago
    Eglise St LouisRoi de France
    St Louis Roi de France.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    7 years 10 months ago
    A Petion-Ville je ne me rappelle plus du nom de la rue
    • (Anonymously) (Private)
      7 years 10 months ago
      C'etait l'ancien immeuble de la digicel avant de demenager pour turgeau
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    7 years 10 months ago
    This message is from Denny Lyon, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    Looking to provide vital information to our family that my cousin, Jeanne Marie Pocius, a trumpet teacher in the Haiti Music Schools, is still alive. We have not heard word from her. Word has reached us that she is at College St. Pierre