Haiti: National Historical Parks Forced to Close
Tourist sites in Cap Haitien, including the Citadel Laferrière, Sans Souci Palace and Ramiers, are inaccessible to foreign and local tourists. People from the area blocked the road leading to the park by erecting barricades with tree trunks asking for electricity. This tense situation has existed for more than a month now, Le National reports. Continue reading
Protect The Dreamers And TPS Campaign Launched On Eve Of Anniversary Of January 2010 Haiti Earthquake
When Brooklyn Council Member Mathieu Eugene was driving on Jan. 12, 2010, his wife called and asked if he was aware of what was going on in Haiti. Slightly perplexed by her comment, she urged him to get to a television and see for himself what was happening. What Eugene saw unfolding his eyes on live television was heartbreaking to say the least. Continue reading
Haiti: Officials Pays Tribute to Legendary Musicians
On January 10, le Nouvelliste reported that the Ministry of Culture and Communication paid a well-deserved tribute to the late Nemours Jean-Baptiste, creator of Konpa direk; Septentrional Orchestra, which celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2018; and Tabou Combo, a New York based band that just marked its 50th anniversary. Plaques of honor were given during the ceremony. Continue reading
Minister Finance, Ronald G. December, Shed Light About Fuel Situation in Haiti
According to Ronald G. Decembre, Minister of Economy and finance, the fuel shortage and the lack of dollars to pay for petroleum products have increased the price of the products.
Decembre added that Haiti must find nearly $USD 100 million to import petroleum products, Radio Television Caraibes reports. Continue reading
Haitians Abandon Forgotten Town, Isolated For Over A Decade
Near the bottom of the island of Hispaniola in southeast Haiti is a forgotten village, cut off from its own country, and slowly emptying as its residents leave for the neighboring Dominican Republic.
Without health services, electricity, or paved roads, Boucan Ferdinand lost its only road to the nearest Haitian town, Bois Negresse, in devastating floods back in 2004. Continue reading
Caribbean-American legislators call for more international aid for Haiti
Caribbean-American legislators in the US have called for international support for Haiti, as the country observes the ninth anniversary of the devastating earthquake.
New York State Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte, the daughter of Haitian immigrants, and New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams, the son of Grenadian immigrants, told the Caribbean Media Corporation on Saturday that 2.5 million people in Haiti are still in dire need of aid. Continue reading
Miami’s Haitian community marks 9-year anniversary of devastating earthquake
MIAMI – South Florida’s Haitian community came together to mark the nine-year anniversary of the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
Dozens of haitians and community members showed up to the prayer service and silent march held on North Miami Avenue and 62nd Street, in front of the statue of Toussaint L’Ouverture, Saturday. Continue reading