Many of us are so profoundly saddened and outraged by the plight of Haitians but so ignorant of the insidious WHY of Haiti. The massive earthquake compelled Professor Tchaiko Kwayana to change her syllabus to begin with an in depth study of Haiti. A Comprehensive Study Guide on Haiti was created and posted at http://tinyurl.com/kog7ww and scholars were required to write a chronological research paper on Haiti. One scholar, Mrs. Marissa Grant, suggested that we invite her father, Mervyn Phillips, a Trinidadian, to discuss Haiti after finding of his knowledge of Haiti and the Caribbean. Tchaiko invited her husband, Eusi, to join the discussion as he has written a book on Haiti and was a friend of C.L.R. James. His knowledge of the entire region and his life experience of struggle against colonialism and imperialism made him a welcome discussant. The discussion is in four parts.