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Marriott Port-au-Prince Takes Home Top Honor at 2017 World Travel Awards

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The Marriott Port-au-Prince was among the big winners at the 2017 World Travel Awards, taking home the award for Haiti’s Leading Hotel for the first time. Established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence, the World Travel Awards are the highest accolades in the travel and tourism industry today. “To receive such a fantastic honor after just two years in...

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Haiti UN Mission Leaving Under Cloud of Scandal

By Paula Donovan Haiti UN Mission is ending in scandal. After more than 10 tumultuous years, the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, is winding down its military component amid “a relatively stable security situation,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres said. But few are willing to celebrate a foreign intervention – which concludes in October –...
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NYC Mayor Pens Op-ed Calling for Renewal of Haiti TPS

By Mayor Bill de Blasio As the proud Mayor of one of the largest Haitian communities in the United States, I am once again calling on the Department of Homeland Security to extend Temporary Protected Status to Haiti. While conditions in Haiti remain unstable, the Trump administration is aggressively deporting people. Temporary Protected Status for...
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For The First Time In More Than 40 Years, I Did Not Watch One NFL Game This Weekend

For the first time in more than 40 years, I did not watch one NFL game over the weekend. Not even highlights on the news. I will not watch a football game for the foreseeable future. I’m done. I don’t even follow or listen to the news about the game. I don’t want to get caught up in the hoopla that culminates with a series of games from Thursday to Monday during the season.
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Believe in Yourself

“Some people say I have attitude – maybe I do… but I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there.” – VENUS WILLIAMS When are you going to start using that talent? You know what I’m talking about. It’s the...

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More Than Half of Reported Haiti Victims of Sexual Assault Under 18, Report Says

The data underlines the widespread effect of sexual gender-based violence said Dr. Carl Frédéric Casimir, MSF deputy medical coordinator in Haiti. More than half of the clinic’s patients are under 18 years old, according to the report. Many of these minors are survivors of rape. These kinds of attacks can cause unintended pregnancies, the spread of sexually-transmitted infections and negative mental health outcomes.

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Kreyol La Takes The Prize At Annual Haitian Labor Day Fest

On Sept. 2, Kreyol La won the first ever Haitian Labor Day Fest competition. Venus International Productions, Harmon Linder & Rogowsky, and Madame Gougouse hosted the annual musical showcase on Sept. 2 Eisenhower Park on Long Island. This was the first year the annual festival featured a contest between the bands and performers, where the winner took home $10,000.

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Haitian Labor Day Fest Returns for Another Year

On Sept. 2, Venus International Productions, Harmon Linder & Rogowsky, and Madame Gougouse hosted the annual Haitian Labor Day Festival on Sept. 2 at Eisenhower Park on Long Island.  For the first time in the festival’s history since its inception in 2012, the Haitian Labor Day festival featured a contest between the bands and performers with the winner took...
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Miami Exhibit Showcases Impact of Colonialism and Religion In Haiti

Curated by Anthony Bogues, Ph.D. and professor of Africana Studies at Brown University, Metamorphosis centers on the symbolic and cultural histories of Haiti and the Caribbean, interpreting colonial encounters and their consequences. Central to the changes in this time period were slave rebellions and the Haitian Revolution. Duval-Carrié’s artistic themes are many variations on the historic life of the region, blending his distinct aesthetic with the everyday, creating pieces that represent the Caribbean Diaspora experienced up through the present day.

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