Haiti’s PM pitches investment opportunities-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Associated Press Writer

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Haiti’s prime minister is in Florida pitching investment opportunities in his earthquake-ravaged country.

Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive (zhahn-MAX’ bel-REEV’) and former U.S. President Bill Clinton will oversee an estimated $5.3 billion in reconstruction projects in Haiti through next year.

Bellerive told The Associated Press on Tuesday that jobs are needed in Haiti to help the Caribbean country rebuild.

He said Haiti’s commitment to fighting corruption and to holding elections as scheduled in November should boost investors’ confidence.

The Jan. 12 earthquake killed as many as 300,000 people and leveled much of Haiti’s capital. About 1.5 million Haitians remain homeless.

Actions speak louder than words, especially in Haiti where “talk” is truly cheap.

The Haitian, and world community do not trust Preval, or his government. Because of this, there will be no real movement towards spending the billions, until a real election is held. If Preval “fixes” this election, as he plans to, the international donors will simply wish him, and Haiti, the best of luck and walk away.

There must be a new Electoral council, leading to credible elections, with valid results or any hope Haiti now entertains is out the window.

And the hurricane season is upon us.


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