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Food for the Poor, fundraising picnic, 2012
Apr 7, 2012

Photos by Emmanuel Ardouin.

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Miami-Haiti Coeur de Femmes Part 1
Dec 8, 2012

Photos by Francois Adrien

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Catwalk @ the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Miami
Jun 10, 2012

Photos by Gerry Brierre, June 2012.

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Miami-Haiti Coeur De Femme (Part 2)
Dec 8, 2012

Photos By Francois Adriem

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Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida
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Toussaint Louverture's Movie Premier in Miami
May 26, 2012

Photos by Gerry Brierre, May 2012

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The Haitian Government met with the Diaspora, Dec 2012
Dec 10, 2012

Photos By Emmanuel Ardouin

The President Michel Martelly, accompanied by the First Lady, Mrs. Sop ...more

hia Martelly, met Monday, December 10, at North Miami Beach Library, the compatriots of the Diaspora, about issues related to the future of Haiti.

More than 200 representatives from various sectors of the Diaspora coming from the Caribbean, Canada, the United States, Europe and South America, attended to this meeting which was attended by the Mayor of Miami Beach, Mr. George Valejo, of Consuls General of Haiti in Miami, Atlanta, New York and Orlando, of Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Pierre Richard Casimir, of the Haitians living abroad, Mr. Daniel Supplice, of Trade and Industry, Mr. Wilson Laleau, National Education, Mr. Vanneur Pierre, of Tourism, Ms. Stephanie Villedrouin, the Director of Investment Facilitation Center (CFI), Andy Georges René, and various other personalities of the diaspora, judges, doctors, entrepreneurs.

It was for the Head of State to renew to the Haitian Diaspora, its commitment to out Haiti of the economic vulnerability and motivate Haitians abroad, to the development of the country.

Through an intervention focused on awareness of the Haitian diaspora to the cause, the President Martelly has guaranteed its attention and expressed his great concern to accompany them, first by identifying their areas of evolution, then assist them through the CFI and the Ministry of Commerce, in their numerous investments approaches.

While thanking the diaspora's support within the Universal Schooling Program, Free and Compulsory (PSUGO), through the National Fund for Education (FNE), the Head of the State promised to work to ensure that this change in Haiti "You've always proven to Haiti that it can rely on you. I know, despite your distance, this degree of commitment to the cause," stressed President Martelly, before giving the floor to the various ministers and representatives of sectors, for a presentation of the different work already undertaken and development perspectives in tourism, reconstruction, education, investment...

The Minister of Haitians Living Abroad, Daniel Supplice has invited the different sectors to revisit the beginnings of the Haitian diaspora, the beginnings of the first waves of Haitians outwards, the propensity and the ongoing reforms of the new Administration Martelly-Lamothe.

Vanneur Pierre, Minister of National Education made an inventory of education in Haiti, the different programs developed, the progress of PSUGO and the concerns of his ministry in order to reach the targets set by the Head of State, to facilitate the intellectual and physical development of Haiti.

Patrick Rouzier, the presidential adviser on housing, gave an update on the process of resettlement of displaced persons from 12 January 2010, to reconstruction activities of different government buildings and tourist facilities.

Stéphanie Balmir Villedrouin, the Minister of Tourism, presented the work at the level of the structure of his Ministry and tourism infrastructure, the development of the hotel industry in the framework of the revitalization of tourism, of the training of human resources to the negotiation of holiday packages with airlines...

The Investment Facilitation Centre, was also at the center of debates. Georges Andy René, Director General of the CFI, made ​​a presentation of the mission of the institution and the various machinery of the investment in Haiti, the steps, the concrete actions, the accompanying of foreign investor, legal reforms, specific programs for Diaspora...

Wilson Laleau, Minister of Trade and Industry, described the conditions for the generation of employment, with the private sector development and the investment as a public good and the need to work to improve the incentive framework, the creation of the Haitian Bureau of Standards, the Metrology Laboratory and the Center of business development and entrepreneurship, the support to SME development and training.

The President Martelly believes that today, with this meeting of the Haitian diaspora, from all sectors, the time has come for the Diaspora can now truly get involved and contribute to the new orientation of Haiti.

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Rudy Moise For U.S. Congress, Fundraiser in Miramar
Jun 29, 2012

Photos by Gerry Brierre

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Haiti's Consulate in Miami has new representatives.
Mar 26, 2012

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Haitian government has new representative in Miami BY JENNIFER KAY ASSOCIATED ...more

PRESS MIAMI -- The Haitian government has a new representative in Miami. Francois Guillaume (fran-SWAH' gee-OHM') was recently named Haiti's consul general in Miami. In a news conference Monday for Haitian-American media, Guillaume promised to improve communication and transparency between the Haitian government and members of Haiti's diaspora and potential international investors. He said his priorities include promoting investment opportunities and tourism in the Caribbean country. Guillaume said the small consulate at the edge of Miami's downtown would be renovated and a satellite office would be opened in West Palm Beach to accommodate South Florida's large Haitian community. He also said he would work with local leaders to improve services for the elderly and at-risk youth in the Haitian-American community Source : http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/03/26/2715093/haitian-government-has-new-representative.htm

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Le Consul Général d’Haïti à Miami parle.
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Lundi dernier, François Guillaume II, le Consul Général d’Haïti à Miami, a présenté à la presse, au « Little Haiti Cultural Center » une partie de son personnel et fait connaître les actions et projets auxquels il entend donner priorité.

Au cours de cette conférence de presse, le Consul Général, a fait savoir qu’il entendait renforcer les relations entre le Consulat et la Presse et améliorer le service à la clientèle, l’un des points les plus importants de sa gestion. Affirmant que « le Consulat fera de son mieux pour trouver les voies et moyens afin d’apporter des solutions durables aux difficultés rencontrées par nos compatriotes et renouvelle son engagement à assumer sa tâche avec rigueur et responsabilité. »

La rénovation de ses bureaux et l’ouverture d’un bureau satellite à West-Palm Beach, sont des projets à court terme envisagés par le Consul Général, dans le souci d’offrir des services de proximité et de qualité aux compatriotes de Miami. François Guillaume II a également mis l’emphase sur la nécessité d’une collaboration plus étroite avec le bureau de l’Immigration Américaine et « Customs Enforcement Protection » du « Departement of Homeland Security » sur le suivi du dossier des détenus haïtiens, face à leur détention prolongée.


Concernant la nouvelle orientation de la diplomatie haïtienne « une Diplomatie d’Affaires » prônée par Laurent Lamothe, le Ministre des Affaires Étrangères, le Consul Général a mis l’accent sur les nouvelles stratégies qui seront adoptées par la Mission en vue de repérer les investisseurs de la diaspora haïtienne ainsi que des investisseurs étrangers afin de les orienter vers Haïti.

Rappelons que dans ce cadre, le Consulat d’Haïti à Miami a été le premier sur les 41 consulats haïtiens à travers le monde, à conduire une mission commerciale en Haïti en janvier 2012.

Haiti Libre.

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WOMEN IN PRODUCTION, Miami 2012 (Part 2)
May 5, 2012

Photos by Gerry Briere and Francois Adrien

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Miami Art Basel 2012
Dec 9, 2012

Photos by Gerry Brierre

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Haiti a La Mode 2012 - Summer Edition
Jul 20, 2012

Photos by Gerry Brierre

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HAITI CHEFS FOR EDUCATION FUNDRAISER DINNER IN MIAMI.
May 4, 2012

Photos by Francois Adrien

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WOMEN IN PRODUCTION, Miami 2012 (Part 1)
May 4, 2012

Photos by Gerry Brierre

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Miami River Walk Fair, 2012
Nov 10, 2012

Photos by Francois Adrien

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Reflection on Haitian Flag Day
May 19, 2012

Photos by Francois Adrien

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Miami Broward One Carnival 2012
Oct 7, 2012

Photos by Gerry Brierre.

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Extraordinary Evening presented by Haitian American Youth (HAYO).
May 5, 2012

Photos By Francois Adrien , Manny Ardouin & Gerry Briere

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Boat & Car Show ( Downtown Miami )
Nov 14, 2012

Photos by Francois Adrien