Don’t Miss These Haitian Flag Day Events
Flags will be flying on May 18, as Haitian Flag Day celebrates the day that the first purely Haitian Flag was adopted back on May 18, 1803. Flag Day is the highlight of Heritage Month, which is celebrated all throughout May. Here’s where you can take part in the festivities throughout the country: Continue reading
Alarming High Birth Rate Among Haiti Youth Highlights Poverty and Reproductive Rights of Women
According to a United Nations Population Fund (UNPF) report, more than 20 percent of Haitian women between 15 and 19 years old have already given birth or are pregnant.
“The poorest countries have a higher fertility rate because there is an absence of the rule of law, strategic vision and large investments in key sectors of society,” said UNPF representative Yves Sassenrath. “Family planning must always be considered as a human right and not a means of coercion.” Continue reading
Ministry of Commerce Strike Suspended for 72 Hours
The nearly month-long strike by Ministry of Commerce employees has been suspended for 72 hours to allow for negotiations between workers and officials. Workers’ grievances include poor working conditions and corruption within the ranks of the department. Continue reading
Six Questions for Roxane Gay on the International Day of Families
The International Day of Families provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting them. It has inspired a series of awareness-raising events, including national family days. In many countries, this day is an opportunity to highlight different areas of interest and importance to families. Continue reading
Jamaican and Haitian Celebrities Square Off to Support Reggae Girlz Fundraiser
Jamaica’s and Haiti’s top entertainers and sports icons are coming together to support the Reggae Girlz as they make their historic journey to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. Continue reading
Arts & Culture
Haitian songstress Emeline Michel
Only a few performers earn acclaim for developing a unique sound. Emeline Michel can count herself among those few.
Known for her fusion of traditional Haitian rhythms (kompa, rasyn, and twoubadou) with other musical genres (pop, jazz, and blues), Michel said she created a sound, which appealed to both traditional and contemporary listeners worldwide. Continue reading