Haitian President appeals for calm after border shooting
President Jovenel Moise has appealed for “calm” after seven people, including six Haitian nationals, were injured during a shooting incident at a border crossing shared with the Dominican Republic.
“I regret the incidents that occurred on the border in Belladère, following a territorial violation, during which compatriots were injured. I ask the people of Belladère to keep calm. Instructions have been given to the competent authorities to accompany victims and border residents in general,” Moise said. Continue reading.
An investment opportunity for Haiti’s Diaspora
Maritza Boudoir spearheaded “Thriving Okap,” — an initiative that encourages the economic revitalization of her home city from other Haitians interested in investing in the Caribbean nation. She says the city is open for business and if Haitians wanted to seek out a location in Haiti outside of Port-au-Prince. Continue reading.
Arts & Culture
West Indian day parade’s first Haitian mas band envisions new
The West Indian American Day Carnival parade’s first Haitian masquerade group will make its debut at the annual Labor Day pageantry next month. The Crown Heights-based Banboche Mas Camp is the first organization that will represent the French-Creole speaking nation in the parade. Continue reading.
Artist Morel Doucet Uses Fantastical Ceramic Creations to Explore the Black Diasporic Experience
The child of Caribbean immigrants, Doucet grew up translating for his parents and helping them navigate the American cultural landscape. Art was an escape for him, though his family expected he would become a doctor, lawyer, or engineer. “I’ve always been an artist and cultural practitioner of my environment,” he says. “Being an artist and maker is all I know.” Continue reading.
Traveling to Haiti on American Airlines? You’ll have fewer options
American Airlines is reducing its direct flights to Haiti’s capital.
As of Nov. 3, passengers traveling on American will no longer be able to fly direct to Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince out of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport or New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, the U.S.-based carrier announced Tuesday. Continue reading.