Pregnant woman dies at Haiti hospital amid strike by staff

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A bleeding pregnant woman dropped dead at the gates of Haiti’s largest public hospital after failing to get help Wednesday amid a weeks-old strike by resident doctors, nurses and other staff.

Hundreds of people gathered around the woman just outside the General Hospital compound in Port-au-Prince’s crowded downtown. They covered her body in a blanket and carried it to a nearby radio station in an impromptu protest, chanting: “Medicine needs to work!”

Public hospitals primarily serve Haiti’s poor and have been crippled by the strike. Doctors, nurses and maintenance staff have walked off the job to protest a chronic dearth of even the most basic medical supplies, dismal pay and unsafe working conditions.

City of Miramar celebrates Haitian Heritage Month

MIRAMAR – In recognition of Haitian Heritage Month Miramar Mayor, Wayne Messam and Commissioner Darline B. Riggs will jointly host a reception with the Consulate General of the Republic in Haiti in Miami on Monday, May 23, 2016.

The program will feature a special performance, Twoubadou Mania with Kapi of famed Haitian Band Tabou Combo, an art exhibition including the works of David Beaubrun and other artists, an honor guard and many surprises. The celebration will be hosted by actress and former Miss Haiti, Sandra Justice.

This free Haitian Heritage Celebration community event will be held at the Miramar Cultural Center located at 2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar on Monday, May 23, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. For more info call  954.602.3198 or 954.602.3141

Xoom Announces Expansion into Haiti

Xoom, a PayPal service, has partnered with C.A.M to provide cash pick-up and bank deposit. Users can securely send money to family members or friends either online or through Xoom’s mobile app. Transfers can be tracked through text or email. The company also offers a money back guarantee if funds are not received.

Haitian Heritage Museum: Richness of Haiti Opening Exhibition

In celebration of Haitian Heritage Month 2016, Haitian Heritage Museum will host an evening of cultural enlightenment with the unveiling of it’s featured exhibition entitled “The Richness of Haiti on Canvas”, showcasing paintings from its private collection of primitive works by various Haitian artists. This night of celebration will also indulge the community in the ethnic taste of Haiti, not only through it’s delicious cuisine but with live island performances of Haitian rhythms and beats by local musicians.

The event is scheduled to take place on Wednesday May 11th, 6:30pm – 9:00pm at the Haitian Heritage Museum located in the beautiful Miami Design District.

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