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12 Most Shared Stories of 2015

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.

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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.

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How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars for Haiti ­and Built Six Homes

Homes made by the Spanish Red Cross for local residents who lost their houses in the 2010 earthquake in rural Leogane. In this picture Elda Papillon is shown in her home where she lives with her two sons.

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.

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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.

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6 Haitian Women To Celebrate For Women’s History Month

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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.

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10 Haitian Social Media Influencers You Should Follow

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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.

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NYU Offers Manhattan Students Haitian Creole

Professor Wynnie  Lamour is explaining a word she has written. Photo credit: Maya Earls

Professor Wynnie Lamour is explaining a word she has written. Photo credit: Maya Earls

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.

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Why is Cuba Spotless, While Haiti is Dirty?

Havana, Cuba Photo Credit: Garry Pierre-Pierre

Havana, Cuba Photo Credit: Garry Pierre-Pierre

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.

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8 Haitians Killed, 10 Injured in Florida Church Van Accident

Workers pull a van out of a canal at the intersection of US 27 and State Road 78 West, Monday, March 30, 2015, near Moore Haven, Fla. Eight people were killed and 10 injured when the church van ran through a stop sign, crossed all four lanes of a rural highway and crashed into in a canal. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

Workers pull a van out of a canal at the intersection of US 27 and State Road 78 West, Monday, March 30, 2015, near Moore Haven, Fla. Eight people were killed and 10 injured when the church van ran through a stop sign, crossed all four lanes of a rural highway and crashed into in a canal. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

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.

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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.

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Thousands Of Dominican Haitians Face Statelessness As Deadline Nears

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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.

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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.

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The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY.The newspaper is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice for Haitian Diaspora.
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December 30, 2015

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