Miami Caribbean Code Brings Together Tech Leaders and Innovators for Regional Tech Summit

From left Matt Haggman sponsor from The Knight Foundation with co-founders Eveline Pierre and Serge Rodriguez

Miami Caribbean Code (MC2) hosted its inaugural Regional Tech Summit on June 25 in Miami, where technology leaders and innovators convened to discuss ways South Florida and the Caribbean can work together. “There is tech talent in our community and in the Caribbean,” said Eveline Pierre, co-founder of Miami Caribbean Code. “Our goal at MC2…

Four City March Scheduled To Protest Mass Deportations of Dominico-Haitians

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By Carlotta Mohamed

Four cities will march and speak out against injustice, protesting the Dominican Republic’s ethnic cleansing and mass deportations of Dominico-Haitians on Thursday.

The Haitian community in Philadelphia will join Haitian communities in New York, Miami, Atlanta and Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to bring attention and immediate action through marches held in their communities, said Marc Antoine, co-chair of the Community Development for the Haitian Professionals of Philadelphia.

Jobs top priority for Haitian citizens

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By Vania Andre

Jobs are a top priority for Haitian citizens, according to poll results released last month. The nationwide poll was conducted by OCAPH, a Haitian-based civil organization, to bring to light the issues candidates in the upcoming election should be paying attention to.

“By a sizeable majority, jobs came in as the top priority,” OCAPH said in a statement.

“For the first time in our nation’s history, citizens have been empowered to voice their concerns using their cellphone,” said Guerda Previlon, OCAPH Deputy Director. “The poll is the first step in a series of citizen actions OCAPH will be taking in the coming months. We are determined to create a national debate platform based on issues that truly matter to our people.”

Edouard Pinede, Pioneering Haitian Engineer, 1938-2015

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Edouard Pinede, a native of Haiti and a long-time resident of Connecticut and California, died on June 3 in Riverside, California at the age of 76. Born in Port-au-Prince to business owner Paul Pinede and Lucile Audate Pinede, Edouard was educated at the Institution St. Louis de Gonzague in Haiti, where he received his baccalaureate…

Haiti: Dominican Deportations Causing ‘Humanitarian Crisis’

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  PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s prime minister warned Thursday that the Dominican Republic is creating a humanitarian crisis with its crackdown on migrants, noting that 14,000 people have crossed the border into Haiti in less than a week. “That is massive,” Prime Minister Evans Paul said during a meeting with reporters to talk about the…

Superstar Chris Brown Holds Free Concert in Haiti

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By Carlotta Mohamed

R&B sensation Chris Brown has landed in Haiti, scheduled to perform at a FREE concert on Friday, June 26, at 4 p.m. on Port-au-Prince’s central square, the Champ de Mars.

The singer made his announcement on Instagram: “Concert tonight in Haiti!!,” he wrote. “Putting on a free show tonight in Haiti.”

The six- hour event will feature performances by rapper Swizz Beatz, Lil Wayne, and Chris Brown; It is the second free concert held in Haiti after 21 years, according to Vibe Magazine.