Conversation with Christianna Amanpour


It was hot and very hot on the tarmac of the haitian Toussaint Louverture airport in Port-au-Prince. Military planes from the US, Canada, Venezuela landed and took off one after the other leaving and bringing  noise to kill your ear drum. At 5:10 pm local EST, I was told that my charter flight to SantoContinue reading “Conversation with Christianna Amanpour”

HAITI’s OVERVIEW SITUATION: AN OCHA UPDATE


The Government is reporting that 112,392 have died and 196,501 people have been injured by the earthquake.  Some 262,901 people have left the earthquake-affected areas for departments in the north and west, according to the Government. The number of displaced people ranges from 800,000 to one million. Relief supplies are being distributed throughout affected areas butContinue reading “HAITI’s OVERVIEW SITUATION: AN OCHA UPDATE”


RAPID ASSESSMENT SUMMARY – Petit Goave Aftershock (20 January, 2010) Overview:  At 0603hours on 20 January 2010, the USGS reported a 6.1 magnitude earthquake at 9.9 km depth, 5.4 km west of Petit Goave [population 154,739]. (Note – the USGS later reported the aftershock as 5.9 magnitude at 10km depth.) In response to this event,Continue reading

Just wake up!


It’s 3:45 am. I just woke up from a short sleep in the front of a car. I am at Roody’s house in Ave du Travail in Port-au-Price. The house stayed opened and every body is lying on the floor sleeping on the street. It’s dark out there. Roody has an inverter and an internet connection  whichContinue reading “Just wake up!”

Service D’Information sur le Seisme en Haiti


Je relaie ces informations a partir d’un e-mail recu et signé de Alain Paret. Chers amis et parents, nous collectons un maximum d’informations par zone et en fonction de leurs pertinence. Je tiens a preciser que nous essayons dans la mesure du possible de transmettre des informations qui sont confirmees par des parents proches ouContinue reading “Service D’Information sur le Seisme en Haiti”

Bonjour 2010!


Juste pour dire bonjour à 2010: une nouvelle année, une nouvelle décennie et au revoir à 2009. A écouter des conversations avec mes proches et à  lire les messages qui me parviennent sur les réseaux  facebook, twitter, myspace, mon cel et mes e-mails, j’ai  comme l’inpression que c’est avec joie et bonheur que plus d’uns accueillentContinue reading “Bonjour 2010!”

Reading I dare you!


I’m part of a leadership development  Team. For the last years, our TEAM has developped a program in which members receive a book a month and some audios on the best business and leadership seminars in the US. My package for december arrived yesterday. And the book is “I dare you”, from William H. Danforth.Continue reading “Reading I dare you!”

National Leadership Conference of Haitian Mayors to be held in SAVANNAH 18-24 nov. 09


GALATA, Inc., the National Leadership Conference of Haitian Mayors, The National conference of Black Mayors and the World Conference of Mayors In search for Instructors The Board of Directors and planning committee are pleased to present the 4th Annual Convention of the National Leadership Conference of Haitian Mayors. This year’s seminar will be held inContinue reading “National Leadership Conference of Haitian Mayors to be held in SAVANNAH 18-24 nov. 09”