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Posted January 16, 2004
A regrettable mistake, if the opposition travels to the Bahamas

It would be a big mistake if the opposition send anyone in the Bahamas to either represent or convey whatever demands . Many people feels that the problem is in Haiti ,and if meeting there should be, than let it be in Haiti .

If the International Community really want to resolve or participate in a dialogue than they should come to the source of the problem, not in some other neutral country were the people has no knowledge of the atrocity , chaos or murders being performed on the Haitian people.

Any meeting should be held in Haiti in order for these people of the so called International sector to witness first hand the popularity , and the support that has been backing the Coalition of the opposition

Also they will witness the discontentment , the frustration of the people against the so called popular Lavalas regime

Let them witness again the sabotage that has suffered the media through the destruction of their antenna's

Sincerely Joel Deeb 16398 sw 16 st Pembroke Pines Fl 33027

954-499-1761 fax 954-499-1325

Posted Wednesday, January 14, 2004
Press Release
Request for Proposal

Eritaj Foundation Inc. is now accepting proposals from Haiti-based not-for-profit organizations for the Women's Struggles project. Women's Struggles is a support group and micro loan project for impoverished women.

Eritaj will award 6 projects with $500.00 each, as micro loan to women participating in the support group. Criteria for selections include geography, scope and strength of programs.

To be considered, Haiti-based organizations should send ONE PAGE inquiry letter by February 23, 2004 to: in Haiti: La Foundation Heritage c/o Genesis/ 478 Route de Delmas/ Port-au-Prince, HT6120/ Haiti, WI/ (509) 246-6637.

In the United States: Eritaj Foundation Inc./ 73 Union Avenue/ Framingham, MA 01702 (508) 620-1424/. Application Fees: $20.00.

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Press Release
Haiti: Killings can and must be stopped

9th January 2004

Only strong and unified action can break the cycle of political violence currently gripping Haiti, said Amnesty International after two people died and 30 others were injured in Port-au-Prince during confrontations between opposition party demonstrators, government supporters trying to block their march and police.

Amnesty International said: "Political leaders must immediately address their supporters and demand they stop committing abuses. Police must fulfil their duty to respect and protect the right to peaceful protest."

According to reports, the dead included a supporter of Haitian president Jean Bertrand Aristide's Fanmi Lavalas party who was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire with the police, and Maxime Desulmant, an opposition demonstrator who was killed by gunfire from Aristide supporters.

Only one week on from the 200th anniversary of Haiti as a sovereign state, last year's growing political violence continues. In the run-up to the 1 January Bicentennial, Amnesty International had issued a plan of action calling on the authorities to guarantee that no human rights violations would be tolerated during the celebrations and urging political parties to control their supporters.

Opposition leaders have called for several days of strikes in the wake of yesterday's demonstration, during which journalists and radio stations were also said to have come under attack.

The organisation concluded: "Amnesty International is deeply concerned about the near-incessant clashes between pro-and anti-government activists in Haiti, in which several people have lost their lives already this year. We are fearful of the human rights impact of this spiral of violence, and ask the authorities, with the co-operation of political parties, to immediately bring those responsible to justice."

Posted Saturday, January 10, 2004
Comments about wehaitians.com

Dear Sir/Madam:

Your website is simply the expression of anger, jealousy, hatred that has transpired from the hearts of certain Haitians who refuse to credit Aristide for putting and end to the military regime in Haiti and as well as eliminating the Haitian army whose purpose was solely to overthrow Haitian governments.

Now Haiti is in full function as a democracy. That is why people like you can freely express themselves, that's why people can demostrate in the streets of Haiti, that's why people can freely travel back and forth to Haiti.

Don't you know that millions of dollars were given away to organizations and thugs to disrupt the bicentennial celebration of Haiti. Don't you know that millions of dollars were given away to destabilize President Aristide and his government. If you are not aware of that, you are a bunch of ignorants and idiots, or you're probably one of the recipients of foreign bribes which has been disbursed to the enemies of Haiti, the first Black Independent Country in the world.

Aristide will stay in power until the end of his mandate or else... The Haitian constitution must be respected. No one has the right to tell George W. Bush to step down even though he was selected not elected. W. Bush has made Haiti hot for Aristide just like his father. But remember that Aristide is the reincarnation of Toussaint Louverture. Just watch out!!!!!

If you are Haitians, Happy Bicentennial!!!


S. Georgy

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