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Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe resigns

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Following anti-government protests, and a commission request to step down from his position, Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe announced his resignation.

According to LA Times, Lamothe said: ‘…I am leaving the post of prime minister…with a feeling of accomplishment.” Lamothe also added that he was stepping down with the hope that the move would “unblock the political crisis.”

With Lamothe’s resignation, Martelly must now appoint a new government that can oversee legislative elections, which has been delayed for more than three years. LA Times reports that Martelly must call an election by January 12th, when some legislator’s terms end, or else Parliament will be forced to shut down. This consequence will give martelly a ‘rule by decree’, a policy which would see Haiti returning to the days of Dictatorship, which the country had been undergoing for most of its history.

Although Haiti has seen some amount of growth, citizens believe there is still way too much corruption, and took to angry demonstrations in favor of Lamothe stepping down.

In his closing speech, Prime Minister Lamothe said he was ‘…proud of his administration and that Haiti was put on a positive course.’

The United States have tried to intervene and assist in Haiti’s crisis. Former US President Bill Clinton said,’ “The one thing that Haiti doesn’t want to get out of this process is looking like ‘OK, we had four great years, we were growing like crazy so you think we’ll throw it all away and go back to the old ways,’” he told the paper. “It won’t be good for the country.”

According to LA Times, Haitians are not happy with the US ‘support’ for the ‘decaying’ Haitian government.

FULL VIDEO: Musical powerhouse Tessanne Chin rocks the stage in Boston

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The sultry, Jamaican songstress Tessanne Chinand talented 2014 winner of The Voice, is currently making her rounds, promoting her new album ‘Count On My Love’ and landing major media appearances while on tour #TessOnTour14… progressively leaving her imprint for the world to see what Jamaica’s best kept secret truly has to offer.

Recently posted on Chin’s Facebook page was this video (Watch below), stating,“One of my dear fans sent this to my Promotions Team @Tessanity this morning! Thank you @SamTLSham!!! Check out his video!! “Something very special #TessOnTour14 Live from #Cafe939 Boston @Tessanne Chin Concert – http://youtu.be/K4Bjr-h27VQ #BestFansOnEarth! !!! #TessanityisReal”

This woman is in a league of her own, simply astounding, jaw dropping, vocals and stage presence unmatched and just a simply beautiful, well rounded entertainer. Mention must be made of her tightly gelled stage team as well, whose energy and performance compliments the singer so well, her band and supporting vocalists.

We continue to watch this artiste as she continues to spread her wings…check out the entire show below:

NEW!! Video: Upcoming soul artiste Meleni Smith releases artsy visual for ‘The Life that we Know’

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If the name of this amazing songstress doesn’t ring a bell, you sure have been missing out…The beautiful, ultra-talented Meleni Smith recently released a Music Video to her sultry single, ‘The Life That We Know’.

Meleni, one of the Music Industry’s best kept secrets, was born in Michigan, raised in Wisconsin and of Jamaican parentage. She lives and breathes the Arts…truly inspirational artiste and person. She was signed to Columbia Records in 2005, and is now independent. Some of Smith’s high acheivements include writing the single, ‘Love is my Disease’ for Alicia Keys which was featured on Key’s latest album (The Element of Freedom), and also her single, ‘Happy’ is featured in the Will Smith movie, ‘Hitch’. She has written/co-written songs for various other top artistes such as, Ricky Martin.

Besides singing and writing, she also dabbles in the world of Acting and Fashion. ‘The Life That We Know’ was directed by Antonio Deckard Gamboa. With her powerful, raspy yet smooth tone, creative lyrics and deep, passionate vibe, she is definitely a female artiste to keep your eyes on.

This multi-cultured, artsy chica is even more amazing in live performance, hard to tell the vocal difference from Studio recording.

Check her out:

Check out some other clips with Mz Smith…(below)