Tourists Set To Embark On 2015 Impact Week In Haiti


My Haiti Travels, a New York-based boutique concierge firm that produces high-quality travel experiences for leisure and business purposes, announced on Wednesday its third annual “Impact Week” signature expedition to Haiti. As a new feature, travelers will have the opportunity to extend their “Impact Week” experience with two add-on package deals that explore the historic…

Third Annual Haiti Fashion Week


Port Au Prince, Haiti — The third edition of Haiti Fashion Week (HFW) will spotlight talent from Mexico on October 30 to November 2, 2014 at the Karibe Hotel Convention Center in Petion-Ville, Haiti. This year’s theme focuses on the important linkages between fashion and heritage. “Haiti is a leader in the fashion sector in…

Haiti Membership In the UN Needs To Be Reconsidered


By Max A. Joseph

Haiti is at an “important juncture” in the consolidation of stability and democracy, the UN Security Council has decided. On Oct. 14, the self-styled Lord Protector of all living species extended the mandate of the Minustah (United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti) for another year; although by the Council’s own standard, democracy is to be cherished and defended, not practiced.

More Haitians Make Tampa Bay Area Their Home

Lucile Oscar and her husband, Jean, help Steve Beauvil as he makes a purchase at Kreyol Delight Haitian restaurant in Tampa last week. CHRIS URSO/STAFF

By Jose Patino Girona, Tribune TAMPA — Lucile and Jean Oscar saved for years to open the restaurant she had dreamed of since she was a teenager. The Haitian nationals moved to Tampa from Fort Pierce in 1999 and immediately noticed that while the area was a hotbed for Cuban food, dishes from their homeland…

Teaching The Diaspora Creole One Word At A Time

Wynnie Lamour teaching her class for the Haitian Diaspora

By Joyann Jeffrey

For Christelle Hyppolite, learning to speak Creole connects her with a heritage she never quite understood.

At home I felt disconnected with my relatives, the 23-year-old says. Not being able to speak Creole had an isolating effect on me. So, in an effort to connect to her family and culture through language, Hyppolite enrolled in the Haitian Creole Language Institute of New York, an educational facility dedicated to teaching others Haitian Creole in the Two Moon Art and House Café in downtown Brooklyn.

Style File: Groomed For Success

Groomed Success board members Francois Jeanty (left) and Sam Pierre (right) with brunch guests.

By Melissa P. Bernier

There is something unexplainable and quite magical about a sharply dressed man. This man walks with a purpose, commands your attention and probably looks damn good doing it. Fashion is ruled by trends, but the one trend in menswear that has stood the test of time and remained constant is the well-tailored suit. More than just a look or a style, the suit is about an attitude and a way of being perceived. This rings true no more so than in the urban setting.

DHS To Implement Haitian Family Reunification Program

Operation Unified Response

WASHINGTON—Starting in early 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will begin implementation of a Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program to expedite family reunification for certain eligible Haitian family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents of the U.S. and to promote safe, legal and orderly migration from Haiti to the United States.…

Haiti Installs Anti-Ebola Border Controls

ebola control

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) – Haitian authorities announced sanitary border controls Thursday to prevent Ebola cases from entering and spreading in the desperately poor country already in the grips of a deadly cholera epidemic. The Ministry of Health stressed, however, that “no case of the virus has been detected or revealed so far” in Haiti. But…