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Obituaries, Spotlight

Bernard Diederich passes at the age of 94

Photo Credit Oz/Loop Haiti

Respected and well known New Zealand author, journalist, and historian Bernard Diederich passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14 at the age of 94 in Port-au-Prince.  Diederich is considered to be an authority on Haitian history and journalism. Politician and filmmaker Arnold Antonin, states he did extraordinary work as a historian in Haiti, and his work is essential to understanding the country.” 

Rachele Viard

Rachele Viard

Managing Editor at Haitian Times
Born into a Haitian family in the state of Georgia, Rachele visited Haiti several times in her youth and connected to the country and the culture. She moved to Haiti in 2009, where she put her English degree to use as a writer, using her voice and pen to promote tourism in the country and highlight the richness of the Haitian culture and people.
Rachele Viard
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Jan. 16, 2020

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