Ile-a-Vache Haiti - Residents resisting tourism plans for the island

QUESTION: What is wrong with a plan to construct an International airport, build roads, rebuild the port, build several hotels and electrify an island that has been ignored since the beginning of time? Well ask the residents of Ile-a-Vache Haiti. Some of them think it is a bad idea...

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I just read an article on AlterPresse saying: "Des habitants de l'Ile à Vache lancent, ce lundi 6 janvier 2014, un ultimatum d'une semaine pour que le gouvernement de Laurent Salvador Lamothe renonce à son projet Destination touristique Ile à Vache."

In other words... these residents want the government to abandon everything I mentioned above or else...

A wise man once told me:

"If you want to change some things in your life, you've got to CHANGE some things in your life..."

Every Haitian wants to Haiti to change and become a better country as long as they are not affected by that change.

What do you think about that?

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Makenton says...

I want to see something like brasil in this iland please let the gouverment work for a change nou mech trop ayisyen kite peyi a mache bamn lanm

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Marie A Salomon Diazcervo says...

Many people do not like change because it scare them. Their minds are stuck in the old ways. They are afraid of the changes might bring and they would have to change also, it will make some uncomfortable.

But the reality is change is happening in Haiti for the

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Donna says...

I have been to Ile a Vache; I have also been to Mole St Nicholas, Basin Bleu, Jeremie, Desarmes and points in between in Haiti.

If there is a plan to "develop" Ile a Vache, people should look at the reality.

Are they bringing anything other than low wage hospitality jobs?

Are they improving the water supply, planting trees, planning schools or clinics to serve the area. Low wage tourist jobs are not, I hope, the answer to our

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Nap Kite Sa says...

My people are used be to pushed and shoved by their government.

Democracy is a new concept to them. By the same token, before they agreed to leave their properties, they should know how much they are going to get for them, when, how, who and in writing s'il vous

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Gonzales Joseph says...

Well, it all depends on the question really, that is being asked.

It's not how the change will affect us but rather at what cost?

For Every gain there is a lost and for everything given there is something expected in return.

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Legrand Parisien Salvant says...

The problem is sometimes we start doing things either for somebody or a city, town, without consulting the people who are going to be affected either positively or negatively by the project.

We must learn how to dialogue with our people and be bale to sell the benefits of our projects.

How one approaches a project is as important as the project itself.

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Lena says...

The inhabitants of ile-a-vache better accept what is a good opportunity.

I am from Les Cayes I know about ile a vache, I never been there.

If u see paradise island from Bahamas is a good developpement for the people I think is a good idea for ile a

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Patrick Princivil says...

I don't want to hear anything somebody say with no reason, they have to say

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Winie says...

Never understood that bout our ppl we want change but we always fight the changes...

We need to bring tourists back to the

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Achille says...

This is a shock to me. If you want to see change, be the change you want to see a wise man once said. Haitian people want a better life without any changes or disruptions in their lifestyle.

Well, this is probably a foreign concept to them but that is the way things work in the real world.

Maybe the government is at fault for failing to lay it down to the

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