Legacy of 1804 | Patrick Delices | NYC Council District 17 Candidate in the Bronx #LOF1804

Host: Alice Backer 

Guest: Patrick Delices, Candidate for NYC Council District 17 seat in the Bronx. Learn more at www.voteforpatrickdelices.com.

When: 10 PM this Friday (not 9PM!)

Places to listen: Player below or at kiskeacity.com  | Phone: 714-242-6119 | BlogTalkRadio Link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/10/14/legacy-of-1804-patrick-delices-nyc-council-district-17-candidate-bronx

You can listen to past shows on iTunes by searching keywords 'Legacy of 1804'. Past shows are also available at http://www.kiskeacity.com/search/label/LOF1804. On Twitter: react to or ask questions by using the hashtag #LOF1804.

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Legacy of 1804 | Laurent Lamothe | Bitcoin in Haiti? #LOF1804

Hosts: Daniella Bien-Aimé, Alice Backer  

Guest: Former Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe 

Topic: Bitcoin and Haiti

When: 9AM this Saturday (i.e. this week's show will not be held during our usual Friday at 9PM slot)


Places to listen: Player below or at kiskeacity.com  | Phone: 714-242-6119 | BlogTalkRadio Link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/10/07/legacy-of-1804-laurent-lamothe-bitcoin-and-haiti-lof1804


We had a great and diverse conversation with former Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe with lots of questions from listeners and a very active tweetup which you can find below.  Lamothe explained what bitcoin is and why he believes it is a good technology to adopt in Haiti, including by the Central Bank issuing a haitian cryptocurrency. Such tool would change the way the diaspora sends money, making it cheaper and could be used to streamline the process of paying for government services such as electricity.  Cryptocurrencies would also foster ease of commerce among Haitians and with the world by bringing better payment systems to Haitian micro-enterprises. Lamothe expounded on the need for the diaspora to empower itself through electoral representation in the United States, including to better represent the interests of 68,000 Haitian TPS holders. He felt that the diaspora needs to be as focused on its empowerment in countries where they live as as they are on Haitian politics. He specifically mentioned the use of forums such as LOF1804 in Haiti and the diaspora and potential Haitian Diaspora Bitcoin Associations to educate the haitian public on cryptocurrencies.

We had callers from all over the diaspora including Canada, Florida, Haiti and Boston, among others.


Legacy of 1804 | Darnell Benoit | Flanbwayan Haitian Literacy Project #LOF1804

Host: Alice Backer

Guest: Darnell Benoit, Executive Director, Flanbwayan Haitian Literacy Project  . She will join us at 10PM. In the first hour we will survey the impact of recent hurricanes on Puerto Rico and Dominica.

When: 9PM This Friday (tonight)

Places to listen: Player below or at kiskeacity.com  | Phone: 714-242-6119 | BlogTalkRadio Link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/09/30/legacy-of-1804-darnell-benoit-flanbwayan-haitian-literacy-project-lof1804

Post Show Highlights

Hour 1: Hugues Girard reassured us that he and his family were spared by Irma and updated us on the aftermath of the hurricane in the rest of  Florida, the Jovenel Moïse administration's modification of the diaspora tax after much pressure and recent protests against the administration. We then talked about Caribbean solidarity for relief efforts in Puerto Rico and often overlooked Dominica, as well as some of the politics surrounding these disasters. See live tweets below for ways to help. (For PR, click the Remezcla link.)

Hour 2: Darnell Benoît, a teacher, introduced us to the Flanbwayan Haitian Literacy Project which she founded 12 years ago and manages to this day.  Although I'd initially thought that the organization worked with adults, it actually focuses on high school students who have recently migrated from Haiti, do not speak English and are in danger of not graduating. Flanbwayan  advocates for them at the city level, creates a haven for them, both pairing them with resources to help them graduate and providing a culture-filled environment for them after school. See live tweets below for more. Flanbwayan has a fundraiser coming up October 21 at Kinanm Lounge. 


Legacy of 1804 | Daniella Bien-Aime | Recent Haiti Trip #LOF1804

Host: Alice Backer

Guest: Daniella Bien-Aime of The Bien-Aime Post

When: 9PM This Friday (tonight)

Topic: Her recent Haiti Trip

Places to listen: Player below or at kiskeacity.com  | Phone: 714-242-6119 | BlogTalkRadio Link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/09/23/legacy-of-1804-daniella-bien-aim-haiti-trip-lof1804

Post-show highlights

Daniella Bien-Aime and I discussed her recent trip to Haiti including contrasts between Port-au-Prince and the countryside, contrasts between rich gated communities and poor neighborhoods in Port-au-Prince,  transportation issues, small business.


Legacy of 1804 | Haiti News & Blog Review 09.08.2017

Host: Alice Backer

Guest: Dahoud Andre, Eritye Papa Desalin Radio Show, Radyo Pa Nou

Time: 9PM

Topics: General Amnesty campaign by Komokoda | Reginald Castel Deportation case | Irma in Haiti | Daniella Bien-Aime's Haiti Trip Notes

Places to listen: Player below or at kiskeacity.com  | Phone: 714-242-6119 | BlogTalkRadio Link: http://tobtr.com/10259519



Legacy of 1804 | Haiti News & Blog Review 09.01.2017 #LOF1804

Host: Alice Backer

Co-Host: Hugues Girard

Time: 9PM

Topics: 10,000 Gdes Tax on the Diaspora | The arrest of insider Dr. Joe Baptiste of NOAH | Fired Social Affairs minister and school kit scandal

Places to listen: Player below or at kiskeacity.com  | Phone: 714-242-6119 | BlogTalkRadio Link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/09/02/legacy-of-1804-haiti-news-blog-review-09012017-lof1804 

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