PetroCaribe Demonstration Occuring this Weekend in Port-au-Prince
In the wake of the recent release of the PetroCaribe report, citizens will be marching through the streets of Port-au-Prince on June 9 in response to the government embezzling the funds provided by Venezuela to aid in developing Haiti.
Ever since the #petrocaribechallenge went viral on Twitter asking politicians where the money has gone in August 2018, people have been protesting through the streets ever since demanding for accountability Continue reading
Employee Strike at Blood Center Creates Lack of Access to Blood for Haitians in Need
Employees at a blood center in Turgeau have gone on strike due to not be paid and lack of appreciation from the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP). The employees, who were Red Cross Contractors, saw the Global Fund’s Transfusion Security Program Grant grant run out last December and have since been working for the government. They are demanding five months salary.
According to the Bitar surgeons at Bernard Mevs hospital, 50% of patients in a surgical emergency are dying because of the unavailability of blood. Continue reading
JetBlue to Provide Additional Flights to Port-au-Prince
JetBlue announced Tuesday they will be adding additional flights from John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) in New York to the Toussaint Louverture International Airport (PAP) Port-au-Prince to meet the growing demand for travel from June 13 through August 31.
“We are pleased to offer our customers extended summer schedules that meet their travel demand in Port-au-Prince,” said Giselle Cortes, Director of JetBlue International Airports. “We remain committed to providing our award-winning service at competitive rates to the Haitian community and will continue to review travel demand, ensuring that our flights and capabilities match existing demand.” Continue reading
Environmental Group Hosts Fourth Eco-Friendly Outing
The Support Movement for the Development of the Haitian Territorial Collectives (MADECTH) hosted the fourth eco-friendly outing at Wynne Farm in Kenscoff Saturday corresponding to the beginning of hurricane season in Haiti.
Twenty attendees spent the day hearing speakers focusing on sustainable development, eco-citizenship and debating the role of the media in protecting the environment. The attendees also received a tour of the farm following the event. Continue reading
Chef Creole Receives key to Little Haiti, multiple awards at Chefs of Caribbean Celebrity Brunch
City of Miami Commissioner Keon Hardemon, Chefs of the Caribbean and the Northeast 2nd Avenue Partnership presented Chefs Of The Caribbean Celebrity Brunch on May 18 during Haitian Flag Day at the Caribbean Marketplace in the heart of Little Haiti. Continue reading
Farah Louis prioritizes education as she enters City Council
While campaigning in her Brooklyn district, City Council member-elect Farah Louis noticed that many residents didn’t know about resources available to them. Continue reading
At US-Mexico border, migrants from Africa, Haiti wait to seek asylum
Encouraged by Mexico’s lax immigration rules and held up by President Donald Trump’s border policies, refugees from countries other than Central America and Mexico are streaming to the U.S.-Mexican border at a rising clip, often to be kept in asylum limbo. Continue reading
Haitian American Swimmer Sets Sights on Tokyo Olympics
When Naomy Grand’Pierre was a child, three of her mother’s cousins drowned in an accident in Haiti. The event sparked such fear in Grand’Pierre’s mother that she made sure her own children would never meet a similar fate. So, she enrolled them in swimming lessons, which changed their lives. Continue reading