Haiti And Her Diaspora: 2018 A Year In Pictures
US reaffirms commitment to working with Haiti
In a statement on the occasion of the 215th anniversary of Haiti’s independence, the United States reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening relations between the two countries. “The United States wishes the people of Haiti a happy Independence Day celebration and a new year filled with peace, prosperity and opportunity,” it said in the statement. “US authorities are eager to continue their partnership with Haiti to strengthen economic growth, the rule of law and security. Today, the United States continues to stand with Haiti to ensure a stable and prosperous future. To this end, the United States encourages all Haitians to join together to pursue progress by peaceful means.” Continue reading
The #KotKobPetroCaribe movement started innocently enough by a group of young people who wanted to hold government officials accountable for debt being incurred that they would have to repay.
The Twitter-led movement had initially baffled me because it felt inauthentic. But, it was indeed very heartfelt. I spoke to several people, including fellow journalists who reassured me that this was a legitimate grassroots movement. The movement’s leaders realized that a novel, apolitical and peaceful approach was needed to hold the government accountable. Continue reading
However, Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM David Comissiong has given the assurance that they are on top of the situation after it was found that scores of Haitians have come to Barbados since the floodgates opened. Continue reading
Why Haiti should be on your 2019 travel list
It was on January 1, 1804 when Jean-Jacques Dessalines declared Saint Dominigue– a French colony on the Hispaniola Island- an independent country and renamed it Haiti. The independence came after the Haitian Revolution that is now considered the largest and most successful slave rebellion in the Western Hemisphere.
It is against such events and many others that have made Haiti a country full of cultural and historical wealth and coupled with its natural resources, one of the top destinations for 2019. Continue reading