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…
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – More than 4,300 animals have been treated in northeastern Haiti at mobile clinics set up by Heifer International and the Ministry of Agriculture in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Teams are preparing to care for more livestock as Hurricane Maria threatens the country. Natural disasters can be just as hard on livestock…
“Our first reaction was that this decision is a clear inclination of what’s to come for TPS,” said Francesca Menes, policy director for the Florida Immigration Coalition (FLIC). “We never thought [Trump] would be this crazy based on how many kids would be impacted.”
If they’re willing to pull the right for 800,000 people to live and work in this country, then “we know what the fate of TPS will be,” Menes said.
On Sept. 1, the social media sensations who make up Haitian American Productions hosted a meet and greet for their fans at Venus restaurant in Brooklyn. The Florida natives were in town to host the annual Haitian Labor Day Fest on Sept. 2 at Eisenhower Park on Long Island.
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) called on the Trump administration to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the nearly 60,000 Haitians living in the U.S. until at least July 2019. Nelson with a group of Haitian American community leaders on Aug. 24 at the Little Haiti Cultural Center to discuss the issue and how it’s affecting the…
Council Member Mathieu Eugene met with immigration officials in Montreal on August 17 to learn more about the plight of Haitian refugees with expiring Temporary Protected Status (TPS) who are seeking asylum in Canada. With the current cycle of TPS set to end in January of 2018, many Haitians living in the United States are entering Canada illegally rather than face deportation back to Haiti.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today his endorsement for Council Member Mathieu Eugene.
Sixty children from the Port-au-Prince metro area will have the opportunity to gain valuable skills that can lead to a future job.
Although consensual homosexual relationships have been legal since 1986, the subject remains largely taboo in the deeply religious-based culture. For example, a festival celebrating Haiti’s LGBTQ community was slated for last year, but was later cancelled after threats of violence and government opposition.