Black Billionaire Building 2 Factories In Haiti

Robert L. Johnson, the founder of BET (Black Entertainment Television) visited Haiti last week and announced that he will be building two new factories in Haiti. During his visit Wednesday he met with Haiti's President Rene Preval and Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive.

These two new factories being built in Haiti will be set up to build construction materials such as earthquake-resistant and hurricane-resistant panels for housing in Haiti.

Robert L. Johnson is the first African American billionaire and the first black person to be listed on any of Forbes world's rich list.

It's good to know that such a person is taking a personal interest in investing in Haiti.

Robert L. Johnson, once owned the Charlotte Bobcats, an NBA basketball team, together with Basketball superstar Michael Jordan, and Rapper Nelly.

Who knows?

Maybe he can inspire them and many more prominent, AND VERY RICH, African Americans to invest in the First Black Republic.

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Neg Nago says...

It all sounds good, that is if it is not going to be at the expense of the traditional Haitian poor working class...Will they be paid decent enough wages to live on, send their children to school (hence prevent juvenile prostitution?) Will they have any benefits i.e. vacation and sick days?

Will there be UNIONS or SINDICATS created to protect and represent them when wage negotioation become imperative?

What sort of working condition will they work in and what kind of harzadous (cancer causing) materials will they be working with everyday?

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Mckinley Dillingham says...

Mr Johnson: It is great of you to build factories in Haiti which is certainly needed However, like Oprah, your help goes to others in foriegn land while many Black private colleges(like the one I attended-Knoxville) continue to suffer financially..

can't pay their light bills, roofs a leaking in the dorms and classrooms, kids don't have enough food to eat and many schools have lost accrediation due to reduced funds and the to these institutions and others who suffer in America should come first and certaily before anyone on foriegn take up the cause to help us and home before moving abroad..McKinkley

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Will Smith says...

Bob Johnson aka Mr BET wants to build factories in Haiti so the workers can build homes.

This sounds like a good news to me. However, Who will be able to afford those homes?

Even though the Haitians got a loan at 2% interest, they might not be able to pay back the loan: there is no job there.

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Pierre B. says...

Thanks to Mr. Jonhon and others who are thinkking about doing the same thing.

Thanks in advance.

I am sure that they're more coming.

I have a headache every time I think about the president or the government.

God's good. Vle ou pa FOK sa chanje!


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Damebochie says...

Yesterday I was thinking why I am being optimistic about the situation back home. This is one of the reasons.

Thanks a bunch

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Barbara says...

Excellent news about 2 new factories in Haiti, you are to be commended, Mr.Johnson, for your business

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Kenol Aris says...

Another reason to believe that there is still hope for Haiti.

I wish that my Haitian brothers and sisters who have money will get the message.

If non Haitians are investing time and money in our country, so should we do.

Thanks a lot to Mr Jonhon.May God keep blessing him.

Kenol Aris, MS
President of FAREHD (Federation des Associations Regionales Haitiennes de la

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