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Haiti and her Diaspora: 2018 A Year in Pictures

Thousands of people came together in New York City’s Times Square to denounce President Donald Trump’s remarks, calling Haiti a “shit hole” country, and to protest the president’s immigration policies. January 2018

A firefighter tries to put out a fire which destroyed half of the Iron market Tuesday, February 13, 2018. The Iron market was rebuilt following the devastating 2010 earthquake and was financed by Mr O’Brien who is the chairman of Digicel Group, one of the largest privately-owned telecommunications companies in the world. Photo by Patrice Dougé for the Haitian Times February 2018

Hundreds of fans gather at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex in Miami for Michael Brun’s Bayo Block Party. Photo Credit: Steven Baboun March 2018

On April 12, Spirit launched its inaugural flight from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to Cap-Haitien International Airport. April 2018

On May 17, Chef Jouvens Jean won the Judges’ Choice Award in the 10th anniversary of the Embassy Chef Challenge that was held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Center. Jean, who was representing the Embassy of Haiti, was one of three chefs that received the honor.. Photo Credit: Haiti Embassy. May 2018

Jack Dorsey (center), founder of Twitter and Square, headlined the 2nd Annual Haiti Tech Summit on June 22. The social media tech giant shared insight on his success and offered advice on how entrepreneurs in emerging markets, like Haiti, can push forward with their ideas and lead innovation. June 2018

Barricades placed by demonstrators are seen on the streets of Petion Ville, in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, July 6, 2018, to protest against the increase in fuel prices. The Haitian government announced a significant increase in fuel prices Friday. Photo Credit: Associated Press. July 2018

Borough President Eric Adams, center, U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke to his left and Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte, to his right, celebrate the co-naming of Jean-Jacque Dessalines Boulevard in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. Photo by Tsubasa Berg. August 2018

Demonstrator in the streets of Port-au-Prince, taking part of the Petrocaribe protest. August 2018

Protesters at New York’s West Indian American Day Carnival, protesting against former President Michel Martelly’s inclusion in the parade. September 2018

Hundreds of people gathered at the Karibe Hotel in Petion Ville to celebrate the 8th annual Gouts et Saveurs Lakay food festival. September 2018

On Oct. 17, thousands of Haitians took to the streets of the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince, to protest against the alleged misuse of Petrocaribe funds. October 2018

Fête Gede, or “Festival of the Dead,” is one of the most important celebrations in the Voudou religious calendar. On the first and second day of November, gédé celebrations take over the main cemetery in Port-Au-Prince, and elsewhere in Haiti. Voodoo practitioners come in droves to honor Baron Samedi and layout offerings such as candles, flowers, food, and rum mixed with hot pepper. It is a time when vodouizants celebrate the ancestral dead. November 2018

Attendees at Holidays at the Pearl event at the Embassy of Haiti in Washington D.C. Photo Credit: Samira Rashid. December 2018

Haitian Times

Haitian Times

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.
Haitian Times
Dec. 30, 2018

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