It’s done. It’s official. On May 14, 2011 former pop star ‘Sweet Micky’ now president elect, Michel Joseph Martelly sworn in as the 56th president of the Republic of Haiti. Per media reports it was a peaceful day and the President’s inauguration was well attended by our global leaders and dignitairies. President Martelly was accompanied by his spouse Sophia Martelly as their four children looked on. It is estimated that nearly 10,000 spectators filled the streets for an opportunity to see and hear the new president’s speech as he proudly addressed his constituents. Twenty four hours later his words resonated across the globe and the Haitian diaspora remained in awe and continue to appreciate this moment of fierte or pride. President Martelly eloquently invited the people to this vision and futur: Haitiens, ressaisissons– nous, ce pays est le notre, regroupons nous pour refaire notre pays. A time that we have long await for. The possibilities are endless for example, Haiti Now, A New Haiti, La Perle des Antilles, Haiti Goes Pearl Again, Haiti devant, Haiti Cherie and most importantly a Prosperous Haiti where Hope, Love and Happiness reign.
However prior to obtaining these aforementioned status there is mucho work to be done in all sectors, humanitairan, political, educational, industrial, infrastructure just to cite a few. As we often say Rome was not build in one day, and even our well known city Las Vegas was recently rebuilt. It took commitment, strength, collaboration and people and constituents to say this shall be. In the mean time as a Haitian native I will savor this historical and peaceful moment as true help has lended on Haiti’s soil and the people rejoiced their leader President Martelly. They eagerly await for his leadership to shine on. Men Nou, a Martelly saying.
From the desk of Nicole Claude-Your World Leader for Peace