Someone asked whether the Haitian Carnival was cancelled this year?
Rest assured, Kanaval is certainly not cancelled this year. On the contrary, it seems to have "dedouble" (doubled up). In addition to the traditional Kanaval, apparently, this year Billary ordered her boys to organize a special finale show on March 20th. Dekabès!
BANDI LEGAL (legal bandit) is the official name of Sweet Micky's band. You could also decompose it as BANN ILEGAL (Illegal band or a bunch of illegals). Which ever way you decompose it, it expresses the sad truth about what is happening in Haiti these days. Bandits have been legalized by the powers that be. Louis-Jodel Chamblain, convicted criminal, found guilty of the Raboteau massacre, and of the murder of Haitian Justice Minister Guy Malary - among others- during one of the most exemplary trials in Haitian history....is walking free and confident alongside Jean-Claude Duvalier. That's the kind of results the multi-million dollar "judicial reform" the self-appointed "friends of haiti" have gifted her with over the past decades. Mèsi wi misyedam Tonton Nwèl yo!
As per Sprague's recent article "
- Citation :
- Father Jean-Marie Vincent (who was killed by a coup death-squad on Aug. 28, 1994) accused Martelly of accompanying the Haitian police on deadly night-time raids to track down suspected Lavalas resistance leaders. "We have information that Michel Martelly has been traveling with death squads from the police when they go out at night to hunt and kill Lavalas leaders," Vincent told filmmaker Pina in a videotaped interview"
So, I encourage all the tourists to Haiti to please enjoy the traditional carnival as well as the colorful Eleksyonaval scheduled for March 20, pitting Sweet Micky's "Street Gangs" Vs Manigat's "Suite Gangs". Don't worry, few Haitians will take part in this event, it is for tourists only...so have no fear, the gangs come from the same quarter...it's a family affair...."Le même chose", so to speak.
Meanwhile, from the Haitian Ministry of Health website, the official count, as of January 31, 2011, gives 4120 death by MINISTA-KOLERA!
Mache cha a...Bon kanaval! Bon eleksyonaval!
"Depi nan Ginen bon Nèg ap ede Nèg!"
(Brotherhood is as Ancient as Motherland Africa)