3 Great Haitian Dishes For Easter
By Nadege Fleurimond
In Haiti, fish, salads and boiled root vegetables reign supreme on the dinner table from Good Friday until Easter Sunday.
Below are three of my favorite Easter weekend non-meat recipes.
Delta Cancels Service From New York To Haiti
By Vania Andre
Beginning March 29, Delta will no longer provide daily service from New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) airport to Port-au-Prince, the Atlanta-based carrier confirmed to Haitian Times on Friday. Saturday service will continue until April 25.
How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars for Haiti and Built Six Homes
Editor’s note: This story was co-published with NPR and Propublica.
By Justin Elliott, ProPublica, and Laura Sullivan, NPR
THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF CAMPECHE sprawls up a steep hillside in Haiti’s capital city, Port-au-Prince. Goats rustle in trash that goes forever uncollected. Children kick a deflated volleyball in a dusty lot below a wall with a hand-painted logo of the American Red Cross.
New York Dominicans Protest Haitian Deportations
By Vania Andre
New York’s Dominican community came out in a show of solidarity on Wednesday to protest the planned deportations of tens of thousands of Dominico-Haitians from the Dominican Republic.
6 Haitian Women To Celebrate For Women’s History Month
By Vania Andre
March is Women’s History Month. Take a look at these six Haitian-American women who are sure to earn their place in history for their work in the Haitian community and in their respective fields.
10 Haitian Social Media Influencers You Should Follow
By Daniella Bien-Aime
Have you noticed that on social media, when it comes to people who are highlighted as influencers, that the lists often lack diversity?
As thousands are carving a niche for their messages to the online world, there are members of the Haitian community who are using their voices to build movements to influence and create change. Some experts agree that the internet transforms one’s “ability to speak up,” and these Haitian influencers are definitely speaking up.
NYU Offers Manhattan Students Haitian Creole
By Maya Earls
On an overcast Monday, nine students offered a cheerful, “Bonjou” as they passed their professor. Each student found a chair around a long wooden table and opened his or her textbook to the previous night’s assignments. From the outside, the Haitian Creole class appeared like any other college course. However, with this fall being the first time New York University (NYU) offered the language, every class meeting was an experiment.
Why is Cuba Spotless, While Haiti is Dirty?
By Garry Pierre-Pierre
Editor’s Note, this is the first of three-part series comparing Cuba with Haiti
HAVANA, Cuba – The first thing I noticed when I landed at the airport in Cuba is the ubiquity of the 1950s American-made cars. Then I quickly realized how clean the air and ocean is, and how the streets are void of trash. The place is spotless and even in the countryside, peasants have trash disposals to ensure that towns are not overran with garbage.
8 Haitians Killed, 10 Injured in Florida Church Van Accident
FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — The congregants of a close-knit Haitian church gathered Monday around Nicolas Alexis, hoping to learn what happened to 18 friends and loved ones who had been expected to return that morning from a late Palm Sunday service.
UN Peacekeepers Sexually Abused Hundreds In Haiti In Exchange For Food And Medicine, Report Says
(AP) – Members of a UN peacekeeping mission engaged in “transactional sex” with more than 225 Haitian women who said they needed to do so to obtain things like food and medication, a sign that sexual exploitation remains significantly underreported in such missions, according to a new report obtained by The Associated Press.
Thousands Of Dominican Haitians Face Statelessness As Deadline Nears
By Esther “EJ” Dupervil
On June 16 the registration process to apply for legal status in the Dominican Republic will end, leaving hundreds of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent stateless.
“What ends on 16 June is the registration process in Dominican Republic’s Plan to Regularize Foreigners,” Dominican Foreign Affairs Minister Andres Navarro, said.
OP-ED: An Open Letter to the Red Cross
By Bertrhude Albert
Dear American Red Cross,
Maybe it’s best for us to part ways. On behalf of Haitians, Haitian-Americans, and Haitians by Association who are actively working towards the development of our country, I think it’s safe to say that your development efforts are not needed in Haiti anymore. Let me explain.