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In Memoriam -
In remembrance of those members of the UN Family who lost their lives
in the earthquake in Haiti, 12 January 2010

Mr. Mario Bazile, 1964 - 2010

Public Information Assistant (Haiti)

Mr. Mario Bazile

Mario Bazile, a national of Haiti, worked as a Public Information Assistant for the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) since 2006.

Mario’s career was dedicated to communications and public information. He had a certificate in computer science from the Micro Center in Port-au-Prince, his home town.

Prior to joining the UN, Mario spent two decades working for the Haitian Ministry of Education, producing educational and motivational radio programmes. He also worked in video production and teamed with a variety of institutions to develop content for Haitian television and radio.

Mario worked the early shift at MINUSTAH FM as a radio producer, director and technician where his cool and calm demeanour led his colleagues to refer to him as “la force tranquille de nos matinales” (the quiet force of our morning programmes).

He was remembered as a detail-oriented producer and technician and universally praised for being a perfectionist.

Mario’s commitment to public service extended beyond his work for the Government of Haiti and the UN. He was involved with several professional organizations of Haitian broadcasters, one of which was dedicated to combating HIV/AIDS.

One of his MINUSTAH colleagues remembered him “as a great guy with a big smile. He would greet me anywhere he saw me. He was a nice person with a big heart.”

Mario communicated easily in Creole, English, French and Spanish.

Mario is survived by his wife Roseline Augustin and their three children, an adult son Rostopchine, Jonathan, 12, and Jane, 11.