The Handsof the Prime Minister
The untold story of a Haitian entrepreneur who accidentally became Prime Minister, then helped rebuild the country (post-earthquake) in 932 days.
…The essence of Laurent Lamothe’s book is the recognition that government is the servant of the people and I hope that the spirit evoked here will thrive and reach fulfillment as Haiti continues on the path of reform.
Just as the people of Haiti nourish our souls with their courage and strength in the face of adversity, Laurent's book is sure to inspire more members of the global community to help build and protect beautiful Haiti.
…Let this book be your introduction to an extraordinary man and country.
Laurent S. Lamothe was the youngest and longest serving Prime Minister of Haiti in modern times. During his tenure which began just after the massive earthquake which devastated Haiti in 2010, Lamothe presided over the design and implementation of an important social policy agenda targeting the poorest sectors of the Haitian population; a massive nationwide building effort including schools, bridges, and roads that are clearly visible throughout Haiti today; and a direct foreign investment strategy that saw such investment increase to its highest level in a generation.
Philip Holsinger is an American photojournalist and writer reporting in the immersive, first-person style of the Gonzo tradition. Holsinger has worked in some of the world’s most volatile regions observing conflicts and human peril, including the aftermath of Balkans war, the effects of Southeast Asia’s drug war, and Nicaragua’s Miskito region once at the heart of the Iran-Contra affair. His work is displayed in mixed-media exhibitions and through mostly private contract reporting.