PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Former Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe has submitted papers to run for president shortly before the election office’s deadline, after repeatedly saying he had no plans to seek Haiti’s top political position. A few hundred supporters of Lamothe, who resigned under pressure late last year amid a political standoff with the last…
Most can agree that artist Jean Belony Murat better known by his stage name Belo is the future “Bob Marley” of Haiti. Carrying his loyalty and pride of Haiti everywhere…Read more →
What led you to pursue your career?
It was passion that led me to my career; passion that was nurtured and not allowed to wither.
I am forever grateful to those who fed those small flames. I have always loved science and its methods of discovery. Even at a young age, I dismantled toys and discarded devices seeking to comprehend their inner workings. The toys were most often mine but at times they were those of my siblings. Nurturing this inner passion was the encouragement of my parents. They taught us to value all learning and knowledge, whether in the art and letters, in politics, history, biology or astronomy.
“Upon arriving in this country as a refugee from Haiti in 1963, I was supported by many who nurtured my love of learning and science and gave me the encouragement and confidence to persevere. During my tenure at Xavier, I will continue paying it forward, helping generations of young people realize their dreams, regardless of their backgrounds.”
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Pop queen Beyonce has paid a visit to Haiti to look at the progress made since an earthquake devastated the country five years ago. Haiti U.N. mission spokeswoman Sophie Boutaud de la Combe said Saturday that Beyonce also was able to “meet some of the people who were affected by” by…
By Tadia Toussaint
For many, fanm djamn are simply two words that translate from Haitian Kreyol meaning strong woman. For fashion blogger Paola Mathé, it’s far more complex.
Mathé, creator of Fanm Djamn headwraps drew inspiration from her Haitian culture, celebrating women everywhere by sharing her handmade head wraps.
“I just want to show people, who are interested, the way I see colors in the world,” she recently wrote on her blog findingpaola.com. “I want to celebrate the beauty that we don’t often see represented.”
By redefining what it means to be a fanm djamn, Mathé is putting Haiti on the global map allowing women of all ethnicities to join in on the lifestyle and sisterhood.
“Wearing our headwrap means you’re wearing a lifestyle, not an accessory,” Mathé said. “The women behind the head wraps are the ones who deserve to be looked up to.”
Port-au-Prince (AFP) – Haitian First Lady Sophia Martelly can’t run for the Senate due to questions over her nationality, authorities said Wednesday. New York-born Martelly had provided election authorities with documents showing she had renounced her American citizenship. But the National Bureau of Electoral Disputes, or BCEN, said Martelly’s documentation was insufficient to confirm her…
By Henry Robert Beaucejour Henry Robert Beaucejour is CEO of Sans Frontieres Technology and founder of Haiti Tech News. While the country is in a hysterical mood regarding the upcoming elections, there is one segment of the population which does not care, or perhaps, does not even know about it. The youth of Haiti have…
After the earthquake, Dr. Carmelle Marie Bellefleur traveled to Haiti and saw firsthand the overwhelming need for healthcare. In 2010, Bellefleur and three fellow nurse educators founded Promoting Health In Haiti (PHH), a nonprofit dedicated to improving health and wellness for the people of Haiti by educating highly-skilled nurses.
On Apr. 27, the Haitian government inaugurated the organization’s Family Nursing Program (FNP) – a first for the country where there are currently no nurse practitioners. This title was an unfamiliar one for the Haitian government, Bellefleur says. They didn’t know the types of services they provide, the level of education needed, or how to compensate them.
United Nations (United States) (AFP) – A deadly cholera epidemic in Haiti that experts say was introduced by UN peacekeepers from Nepal is on the rise, with hundreds of new cases registered weekly, a UN official said Thursday. Pedro Medrano, the UN coordinator for Haiti’s cholera outbreak, said years of work to beat back the…
The New York State Assembly adopted a resolution condemning the denationalization of Dominicans of Haitian descent, Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte announced on Tuesday. The bill states that New Yorkers–Dominicans, Haitians, Caribbeans, and many others–care about what’s happening inside Dominican Republic.
Haitian-American Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte is urging the New York State Assembly to vote on a resolution she introduced on Monday that calls for the United States Congress to condemn the Dominican Republic’s action against Dominicans of Haitian descent. In 2013 the Dominican Republic’s Constitutional Court left hundreds of thousands Haitian Dominicans stateless, after stripping them of their citizenship.
“I take this action to draw the world’s eyes to the Dominican Republic’s abuse of Dominicans of Haitian descent, and efforts to strip them of their rights and citizenship,” said Bichotte, who announced yesterday she has been on a hunger strike for days.
For the third consecutive year, Haiti Cultural Exchange (HCX) is hosting its Haiti Film Festival in time for Haitian Heritage Month. HCX will showcase over 15 screenings of Haitian-produced films throughout New York City. The film festival will showcase a variety of films, ranging from short films to documentaries. Here are three reasons not to…
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A judge in Haiti has dismissed the case against a U.S. citizen who was accused of abusing residents of an orphanage that he has run for three decades in the Haitian capital. Michael Geilenfeld, who had been in custody since his Sept. 5 arrest, was released Wednesday after a brief trial…
By Max A. Joseph Jr.
Barely a month into the commemoration of its bicentennial on Feb. 29, Haiti awakened to a frightening reality which, 11 years hence, seems to have evolved into a permanent fixture. On that day, French and United States forces invaded Haiti and whisked away Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the country’s lawful president, to the Central African Republic, a de facto overseas territory of France — its former colonial master.
Being the architects and guardians of the present geopolitical order, France and the U.S. simply got the nod from the United Nations Security Council, which swiftly declared Haiti “a threat to international peace and security” and mandated the occupation of the country, now into its eleventh year and counting.