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    One Dominican at a time please!

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    There was an interview yesterday on TeleSur, with Leonel, and he lambasted the rich nations for not fulfilling their commitments regarding the 11 billion that was promised after the earthquake. He said that Haiti now has a government, and a cabinet, but there is still no money pouring in...(this would help the DR economy greatly, no doubt).

    He said that the DR, a poor country, had promised Haiti a university and in January 2012, they will deliver it! This is a slap in the fact to many of those rich countries, so maybe they will react. Carter said about the same thing the other day.

    There are companies that are drooling with the prospects of getting into Haiti and building things, like roads, schools, aqueducts, hospitals, office buildings, in fact a whole new country.

    Hope this comes to fruition.

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    University for what?
    Some elementary schools would be a better investment

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny View Post
    University for what?
    Some elementary schools would be a better investment
    So where would Haitians go in their country for higher learning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip View Post
    So where would Haitians go in their country for higher learning?
    Those are the richs. they are here in PUCMM and UNIBE.
    In a country where over 50% are iliterate, less than 30% reach 6th grade and less than 10% of those reach High School.
    What is a priority?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny View Post
    Those are the richs. they are here in PUCMM and UNIBE.
    In a country where over 50% are iliterate, less than 30% reach 6th grade and less than 10% of those reach High School.
    What is a priority?
    What you fail to realize is that most of the planned growth of any country depends on it's professionals. Having more universities in Haiti gives regular Haitians more options to become a professional and thus help build a better Haiti.

    As far as Haiti needing more public schools they do among many other things.

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    One Dominican at a time please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny View Post
    Those are the richs. they are here in PUCMM and UNIBE.
    In a country where over 50% are iliterate, less than 30% reach 6th grade and less than 10% of those reach High School.
    What is a priority?
    it is a fallacy to think that you can raise up a people from the bottom pyramid. you must first start with the best and brightest

    there are many haitians here in the DR working as security guards who speak four languages who are ready and willing to return to their homeland

    i have already registered 200 plus haitians in las terrenas who wish to return

    we have over 8000 there and are just now getting the names of them all and all their children so that safe passage may be arranged

    the coca cola company has agreed to help with a project of collecting used plastic bottles so that the children here can plant them with seeds for fruiting trees and flowers so that when we are ready to return to Ayati, we may take our garden with us

    the people in this Republica.. or the shards and remnants of a what was a great republic... and perhaps the very new seedlings of a democracy... live in peace with their hermanos haitianos

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    Out of the world's top 700 universities, not a single one is in any Caribbean state.

    DR is building the equivalent of a high school campus with funds from the European Union.

    It would be up to haiti to staff and run this so called university.


    What haiti need are trade schools and english language schools......to staff the new korean light industrial zone being built in the north.

    The rich haitians study in Europe and North America....the diaspora of course is already in those advanced countries....only those who can't go to DR.

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    Haiti - Education : Upcoming inauguration of the University Roi Henri Christophe



    The Dominican President Leonel Fernàndez will travel to Haiti on Thursday, January 12, 2012, for the inauguration of the University Roi Henri Christophe [built in Limonade] offered by the government and the business sector of Dominican Republic, at a cost of $50 million.

    Leonel Fernàndez will be accompanied for the occasion by Carlos Morales Troncoso the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Temistocles Montas, Minister of Economy, Planning and Development and other government officials and entrepreneurs of Campus.

    Upon arrival, the Dominican President will be welcomed by his Haitian counterpart, Michel Martelly, among other authorities. According to our sources, the inauguration of the university campus, should be held at 11am. The last time the President Fernandez came to Haiti was in May 2011, at the inauguration ceremony of the current President of Haiti, Michel Martelly.


    Haiti - Education : The University of Limonade coveted by the private sector



    At 10 days of the inauguration of the University Roi Henri Christophe (built in Limonade) offered by the government and the business sector of Dominican Republic, a petition circulating in Haiti, since last month, in which teachers and leaders of private university centers claim that the University Roi Henri Christophe be "independent of the State University of Haiti (UEH), autonomous, and with its own management bodies"

    A petition that the rectorate of the UEH considers ridiculous, who criticizes members of private universities that defend above all, their private financial interests. According to Fritz Deshommes, Vice-Rector for research to the UEH "There are civil servants and private sector leaders who are still trying to divert all that is given to the UEH. These are people who do nothing, but that still want to take advantage of opportunities," pointing the finger on, without naming it, famous private university in Port-au-Prince, who will be at the origin of this petition.

    The Vice-Rector recalls that a workshop under the auspices of President Michel Martelly and Leonel Fernández (Dominican Republic), is scheduled the day after the inauguration (scheduled January 12, 2012) on the initiative of the Secretary of State for higher Education, to discuss the future of this new University, issues, organizational structure and its management.

    "The mission to provide knowledge in higher education across the country, belongs first to the UEH" strongly advised Jean Vernet Henry, Rector of the UEH, for whom the only problem of the State University, currently resides in a lack of funding.

    S/ HaitiLibre Haiti - Education : The University of Limonade coveted by the private sector - HaitiLibre.com, Haiti News, The haitian people's voice



    President to travel to Haiti, responds to foreign editorials on Haitian migration

    President Leonel Fernandez is due to visit Haiti next week for the second anniversary of the 12 January 2010 earthquake. Fernandez was decisive and first in sending massive relief to Haiti from the Dominican Republic as soon as news of the disaster broke.

    During his visit, he will inaugurate a university built with local funds in Limonade. The university is a US$50 million investment and will cover an area of 300,000 square meters. Fernandez is traveling to Haiti with Foreign Minister Carlos Morales Troncoso, and Minister of Economy and Planning Temistocles Montas. President Fernandez's last visit to Haiti was to attend President Michel Martelly's inaugural ceremony.

    Now breaking from its usual silence and laissez-faire attitude, the Dominican government is responding to allegations in the international press criticizing the authorities' recent token efforts to organize the civil registry and status of mass Haitian immigration.

    For years the government has allowed the entry of hundreds of thousands of impoverished Haitians, hundreds of thousands of which have irregularly obtained Dominican ID cards. Now, coinciding with new efforts to organize the country's civil registry n as evidenced by forged MLB ball player identification, ease of drug traffickers acquiring multiple identities - the irregularities affecting Haitian migration have become more apparent.

    Recently, government spokespersons have been taking a proactive stance. Foreign Relations Minister Carlos Morales Troncoso recently responded to an op-ed piece in Canada's Globe & Mail. Globe & Mail readers also responded with several comments to correct statements in the piece. Morales Troncoso said that the DR and Haiti maintain harmonious and close relationships, and makes the point that investigation and possible future annulment of civil registry documents in no way violates international human rights commitments assumed by the Dominican Republic if children born to Haitians in the DR have the right to a different nationality.

    Morales Troncoso said that the Dominican Republic cannot be asked to bear the burden of the human and economic costs of the serious situation that affects the Haitian people, who have seen as the best solution their migration to the Dominican Republic, which cannot be expected to assume the consequences of the serious deficiencies that plague Haiti's civil registry either. He said that the Dominican Republic as a sovereign nation could determine who its citizens are and the rules for migration within the limits established by international law.

    He said it is incorrect to say that the country has recently changed its citizenship policy to discriminate retroactively against Haitians.

    He added that on several occasions the Supreme Court of Justice has ruled on the issue of the children of illegal immigrants, regardless of their origin, which confirms that if the children are born to parents who are legally in transit, they are automatically excluded from obtaining Dominican nationality, and the children of anyone who cannot justify their legal entry or stay in the country cannot benefit from the greater right of citizenship, he explained.

    He stressed this is not an issue of leaving the immigrants without a country, as Art. 11 of the Haitian Constitution establishes that everyone born to a Haitian father or mother will have Haitian nationality at birth.

    Stripping Dominicans of Haitian descent of their citizenship is unjust - The Globe and Mail

    Cancillería respondió a medio canadiense que cuestiona relación entre RD y Haití | Noticias SIN

    The Dominican Ambassador in Washington, Anibal de Castro has also replied to an article in The Economist that stated the Dominican Republic had changed its laws.

    Dominican-Haitian relations: Stateless in Santo Domingo | The Economist

    Anibal de Castro's response: Economist - A response from the embassy of the Dominican Republic in the United States
    One Dominican at a time please!

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