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Could Haiti Host the Miss Universe Pageant?

Samuel Maxime


ORLANDO, Florida, USA ( – Because Miss Haiti appears, to many, a better choice for the 2017 Miss Universe, allegations of scandal, predicated on a perceived inability of Haiti hosting the Miss Universe pageant has been widely spread through rumor. Whether or not such a question came into the decision to select Miss Universe, it has sparked a needed debate among Haitians.

The first question of the debate being waged is existential to the question itself. Why is the question even being asked? This has brought Haitians to contemplate the circumstances of the country, the political upheaval, extreme poverty, lack of infrastructure, State resources, etc.

The second question is: Why not? Between the charming streets of the town of Jacmel, the monuments such as La Citadelle, the dozens of waterfalls, especially Saut d’Eau, and white sand, blue water beaches, Haiti is world-class, in fact, better than most places as a sight for a global event.

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About The Author

Samuel Maxime is a Haitian-born citizen living in the United States. He founded The Haiti Sentinel to bring Haitian issues to an English language audience.