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28342: Morse (Comment) Souvenance/ 2006 (fwd)
I went to Souvenance this year in Gonaives. I hadn't been there in 16 years.
The dances, the songs, the rhythms, were unbelievable. The communal
discipline, unparalleled. What was frustrating was the trash. In the old days
folks there would have been drinking and eating from cups and bowls carved out
of the fruit from the <kalbas> tree. When they were done the bowls and cups
would have been rinsed and stored away. Now, everywhere you look you see piles
of plastic cups, bottles, dishes and water containers. During Duvalier,
Haiti's importing sector wasn't permitted to import these plastic containers.
they're every where. Until there's a plastic buy-back program, Yele can hire
all the street sweepers they want but the real problem won't be addressed. In
other words, these plastic bottles and containers must be bought back by the
businesses that sell them in order to complement street sweepers. Recycling
will then be the next logical step.