Tropical Salt

By Garry Pierre-Pierre In 1994, Edwidge Armand, who was working in the financial sector in New York, began exploring the possibility of starting a business in Haiti. Armand had inherited…

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Meet Haiti’s Polo Team Captain, Claude-Alix Betrand

Haiti  Polo Team

It’s been a few years since Haiti has made a mark on the international scene in the sports arena. However, one San Francisco athlete is making a change by introducing and excelling, at a sport long considered synonymous with European royalty, to the small island nation. Last month, Team Haiti, led by Captain Claude-Alix Bertrand, made…

Get to Haiti One Way

Une vue de l’extérieur de l’aéroport

by Michelle Alerte

If not planned correctly, traveling to Haiti can be complicated and expensive. For Jiordany Thomas, a 39-year-old employee at Long Island Auto Group, he and his friends look for any cost-saving measure that’ll ease the damage to their pockets.

Haitian Times Endorses Bichotte and Dorancy

Rodneyse and Rubain

For years the Haitian community has dabbled into local politics; first, as facilitators and then as candidates. The community’s foray, like all other new immigrant groups, has had its fair share of stumbles and a few successes. But now, the community has come of age and two Haitian Americans have managed strong campaigns and stand…

Brooklyn Family of 5 Killed in Southern State Crash


  What was supposed to be an easy night back from a family visit turned into a tragedy after a woman, her three children and their grandmother were killed when their car derailed, and struck a tree late Saturday night. Myriam Lebrun, 37, was travelling westbound on the Southern State Parkway, just before 11 p.m.…

Haitian Taxi Drivers Kick Uber’s Tires

Photo Credit: Kim Matthäi Leland / Haitian cab driver

By Vania Andre Gregory Mellon is used to the taxi and livery industry. Since his mid-20s, he’s navigated the landscape, dealing with some of the common pitfalls that cab drivers go through in the competitive, and at times, harsh driving industry. Unscrupulous cab dispatchers are prevalent, often bartering calls for cuts of the driver’s earnings,…

Haiti police recapture Brandt

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Police recaptured an alleged kidnapper who escaped custody during a mass breakout that authorities believe was staged for him at a prison outside the Haitian capital, officials said Tuesday. Clifford Brandt was taken into custody in the Haitian town of Cornillon, near the border with the Dominican Republic, Communications Minister Rudy…