Millions of Undocumented Immigrants Offered Legal Status

President Barack Obama speaks during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Nov. 20, 2014.
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By Vania Andre

In the strongest move on immigration policy of his presidency, President Barack Obama announced plans Thursday night to significantly increase deportation relief for roughly 4.4 million undocumented immigrants living the United States. The executive order will protect parents and those who came to the U.S. as children from being deported to their native countries.

Anti-Government Protest in Haiti Turns Violent

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By EVENS SANON Associated Press – An anti-government protest that snaked through sections of Haiti’s capital on Tuesday turned violent as three people were apparently shot in a volatile neighborhood. The march began peacefully when a crowd grew to a few thousand people in slums that are opposition strongholds. But as demonstrators walked by an…

President Martelly Commemorates 11th Anniversary of Battle of Vertières

Haiti Beyond Haiti – Policies and Pathways to Effective Diaspora Engagement


By Vania Andre

The National Association of Haitian Professionals (NAHP) hosted their 3rd annual conference “Haiti Beyond Haiti – Policies and Pathways to Effective Diaspora Engagement” on Nov. 14 – 15 at Harvard University. The conference which, assembled a diverse team of stakeholders from across the Haitian Diaspora, explored initaitves that would lead to effective engagement within the Haitian Diaspora and yield high-impact investment in Haiti.

Minister For Haitians Living Abroad Announces Integration Program For Diaspora Professionals

Minister for Haitians living abroad François Guillaume II

In a keynote speech at the opening of the Third Annual Conference of the National Association of Haitian Professionals held in Boston, Massachusetts, Minister for Haitians living abroad François Guillaume II announced that his ministry is setting up an integration program that will allow young qualified professionals from the diaspora to come to Haiti in…

OP-ED: A Right To Question

Haiti Inaugurates President Michel Martelli

By Dr. R. Kenny Leblanc Dr. R. Kenny Leblanc is a communication and governance professor in the South Florida area. She has a fundamental interest in strategy, leadership formation, training, and succession planning. The head of Haiti’s political parties do not like people questioning what they’ve done for the country. The issue is not whether…

The UN Model for Haiti: Stability First, Democracy in Construction

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The United Nations Security Council visited the northern Haitian city of Cap Haitian during their 4 day tour of Haiti.
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By Max A. Joseph Jr

The most disturbing aspect of economic liberalism, the mainstay of the present geopolitical order, is the overemphasis on systemic stability at the expense of economic development. In Haiti, where the mercenary military force that once could be counted on to neutralize any threats to the status quo is no more, free and democratic elections, advertized as a structural cornerstone of the system, may become a liability that must be avoided at all costs. In previous instances where elections produced unapproved winners, which the architects of the system considered a hindrance to its implementation, the results were tampered with or simply voided.

Annual NAHP Conference Highlights Entrepreneurship In Haitian Diaspora

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Now in its third year, the annual National Association of Haitian Professionals (NAHP) conference, “Haiti Beyond Haiti – Policies and Pathways to Effective Diaspora Engagement,” introduced a new component to the successful event that looks to focus on entrepreneurs. Inspired by ABC’s hit show Shark Tank, where aspiring business owners make presentations to a panel…

Best Hotels In Cap-Haïtien

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Hotel Mont Joli   This hotel offers spacious rooms with flat-screen televisions in each room. Guest have access to free wireless service in the lobby. The hotel features a restaurant, bar and large pool overlooking the ocean. Breakfast is also included with hotel reservations.   Auberge du Picolet With a 92 percent approval rating on…

Virgin Record’s Richard Branson Announces Reforestation Project In Haiti


Virgin Records founder Richard Branson announced Thursday his collaboration with the Clinton Foundation and Yunus Social Business Global Initiatives (YSB) on Haiti Forest, a reforesting iniative designed to replenish Haiti’s woodlands. Although 70 percent of the population relies on agriculture as a source of income, about 98 percent of the country’s land has been deforested. Haiti Forest…

Designer Kenneth Cole Opens Boutique in Haiti


AP – Kenneth Cole has opened a boutique in Haiti that the designer says will bring commercial and humanitarian benefit to the poor Caribbean country. The store celebrated its grand opening Thursday in a hotel complex in Petionville. The district in the hills above downtown Port-au-Prince has rebounded from the devastation of the January 2010…