Haiti: President Thanks All for Success of Carnaval des Fleurs
Written by The Office of the President and The Consulate of Haiti in Miami | Wednesday, August 01, 2012 10:51 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - President Michel Martelly thanked organizers, participants and party-goers for what he described as a success the 3-day Carnaval des Fleurs. The Presidency estimates hundreds of thousands of people, from near and abroad, participated in the event.
Wednesday 1 August 2012: President of the Republic, His Excellency Mr. Michel Joseph Martelly, welcomed the positive outcome of the Carnaval des Fleurs, held in a festive atmosphere on the 29th, 30th and 31st of July in Port-au Prince. The marriage and harmony of colors carefully arranged with regard to aesthetic standards have helped to project a better image of Haiti in the face of the world.
The Head of State therefore addressed his thanks to all those who in one way or another, contributed to the complete success of this great cultural event that filled Champs de Mars with hundreds of thousands of people from here and abroad.
President Martelly particularly welcomed the organizers, police and health professionals who have assumed their responsibilities with gusto. Special thanks was also addressed to the revelers with proven solidarity.
The realization of the Carnival of Flowers, in English, which was announced at the National Carnival Cayes, proves, once again, that Mr. Michel Joseph Martelly is a President who keeps his word.
The successful organization of the Carnival of Flowers reflects once again the determination of the Head of State to treat the image of Haiti, while working to improve the living conditions of the Haitian people.
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Consul General of Haiti in Miami
The same sentiments of a successful Carnaval des Fleurs was shared by the Consul General of Haiti in Miami, Francois Guillaume II. In a statement, the Office of the Consul General to Miami said the success was indisputable after the absence of 39 years of the summer carnaval in Port-au-Prince.
Wednesday 1 August 2012: The Communication Office of the Consulate General of Haiti in Miami, informs the general public that a delegation from the Consulate, accompanied by almost fifteen members of the Miami media and queens of the famous Miami group "Ti Chapo", participated in the Carnival of Flowers realized for the first time in Haiti since 1973.
Indeed, after thirty nine (39) years of absence in the country, the carnival was a success like no other Champs des Mars. Compatriots from all over, both Haiti and abroad, invested the different arteries of Port-au-Prince to have fun while expressing their gratitude to the President of the Republic, His Excellency Mr. Michel Joseph Martelly, who was able to revive the â€‹â€‹tourism, cultural and economic values of the Carnival of Flowers in Haiti. This prestigious festival in the middle of summer vacation, has a very remarkable economic contribution in terms of hotels, restaurants, airlines, small businesses, etc.
Champs de Mars, which housed more than five thousand (5,000) families in horrible conditions after the earthquake of January 12, 2010 who have been relocated through the project 16/6 established by the President of the Republic, was, during these three days of festivities, the scene of the manifestation of the hope that feeds the public of a new era in Haiti.
Mr. Francois Guillaume II, Consul General of Haiti in Miami, expressed particular satisfaction at the initiative of the Office of the First Lady of the Republic, Mrs. Sophia Martelly, who had the ingenious idea of â€‹â€‹putting on the course of carnival, a mini-intervention center for medical support, in record time, emergencies.
The delegation of the Consulate also welcomed the remarkable work of police and paramedics deployed throughout the carnival route. An effort that allowed revelers to unwind in peace.
While commending the Haitian people and the diaspora particularly impressive for their participation in the Carnival of Flowers 2012, the Consulate General of Haiti in Miami hopes that this initiative continues to benefit from the effective integration of the four million Haitians living abroad in the development process in Haiti, as recommended by the Martelly/Lamothe administration. "Haiti se la pou w la".
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