National Memorial and Peace Park Discussed with First Lady of Haiti



First Lady of Haiti Sophia Martelly

A few months ago I passed along one of my favorite quotes which went something like this: “One day your life will pass before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.”

If I lived to be 100 years old, I may never have a day that surpasses today in scope or in sheer importance.

In short, I met with the First Lady of Haiti to discuss my initiative to transform the mass graves in Titanyen into a Haitian National Memorial and Peace Park.

While some of what we discussed must remain confidential, by the end of our meeting Mrs. Martelly was quite emphatic that our efforts must be combined for the betterment of the country. After three years of hard work the door to a collaborative relationship with the Haitian government finally swung wide open.

In addition to the historic turn of events pertaining to the memorial initiative, during the flow of our conversation, the First Lady became aware of my past efforts to address the evolving crisis associated with the resettlement camp on Corail. In short, this camp has been slowly morphing into the type of slum that could ultimately destroy the southern portion of Haiti. After a short quid pro quo session, she asked if I would assist the President in addressing this situation, which I readily agreed to and I start tomorrow before catching my flight back home.

Lastly, I officially kicked-off the business incubator and student development program at University Lumiere. In one day this became the largest incubator in any third works country and 2,500 students are already jockeying for a slot within the program.

That’s it for now. It’s been along and exhausting day and it’s time to get some rest.


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