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Haitian Times Roundup – Apr. 20

Chile’s Visa Requirements Halt Haiti Influx, Ask for Skin Color The application form has triggered controversy in Chile as it includes questions about skin color — albino, white, yellow, olive, brown or black — eye color and hair color, where you can say you wear a wig. Foreign Minister Roberto Ampuero said the questions have...

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PHOTO GALLERY

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Spring 2018 I Am Kreyol Lotus Collection

I Am Kréyol’s Spring 2018 line, The Lotus Collection, is an ensemble of looks that incorporates over exaggerated structural design elements such as bouffant sleeves and bustled tails with full length sheer skirts, The collection philosophy represents the lotus flower and its audacity to grow in unfavorable environments. It illustrates a woman’s tenacity to be strong, resilient and powerful in the midst of adversity.
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EDITORIALS

Editorial

Haitian Leaders Should Remain Vigilant

Many in the community were misguided into thinking that Trump would provide solutions to their problems, or ignored the pending doom he would inflict, as though the Haitian community would be immune to his catastrophic influence. Instead, efforts were made at the 11th hour to help stave off a fate that had already been sealed the day Trump took his oath of office.
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ARTS & CULTURE

WARPED LENS

Warped Lens

Haitian Leaders in NY Rekindle Glory Days

By Garry Pierre-Pierre In the song “Glory Days,” Bruce Springsteen tells the story of a high-school baseball star whose potential never rose beyond his aspirations and years later, can’t stop talking about his high school days.   That sad jingle is an apt metaphor for the Haitian community here in NYC. We appear to be...

OPINION

Opinion

An Innovative Education Model Comes to Haiti

by Reynald Altema, M.D. Haiti is going through a demographic explosion with the added curse of steady and constant brain drain dwindling the cadre of professionals. The statistics are glaring. According to Samuel Pierre, Ph.D., professor at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal and GRAHN-Monde President, “Whereas Quebec with a population of 8.5 million has 10,000 college professors,...

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Haitian Times Morning News Roundup, News

Haitian Times Roundup – Mar. 23

  Mélissa Laveaux: Radio Siwèl review – seductive sounds of Haiti Mélissa Laveaux, born in Ottawa to Haitian parents, plays neither the lavish orchestral music called compas, nor the rootsy, drum-heavy style of groups such as Boukman Eksperyans. Her previous two albums have mixed folkish originals with indie rock, and even a cover of Eartha...
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BEAUTY & STYLE

Beauty & Style, New York

Capsule Collection Highlights Resiliency of Haitian Women

“The Lotus collection is exactly what it is,” said designer and founder, Joelle Fontaine. “So if you think about the lotus flower, you know, she’s kind of like the flower that grows in unfavorable conditions. And I think that’s what the I am Kreyol woman represents. She represents someone who is resilient, who’s bold, who’s strong. She’s able to grow in an area where most wouldn’t expect her to grow.”

TECHNOLOGY

Tech

Haiti: Tech Incubator to Launch in Spring 2018

Haitian Times tech contributor Henry Beaucejour interviewed Dr. Jean-Jacques Rousseau who serves as a Technical Advisor in Innovation, Science, and Competitiveness to President Jovenel Moise. Dr. Rousseau is helping launch 'Alpha Haiti' in the Spring of 2018, a Haitian government initiative aimed at taking a new approach to economic development. He says the tech incubator will be an innovative platform to “develop solutions for persistent local problems.”
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Haitian Artists on the Rise
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Haitian Artists on the Rise

Allan André is a Canadian-born, Haitian artist based in Ottawa. Color and emotion is infused in his paintings that he says is inspired by his travels and personal connections he’s made with people in life. His work has been featured in exhibits in New York, Orlando, Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal. Learn more about Allan.    …

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Ayiti Chic

Transformation Begins With You

Part Four As I search what it means to be “Haitian,” I come across individuals whose gifts and talents in their respective fields gives me the opportunity to experience and relive my memories of Haiti. In this series, I will feature seven individuals. Their life’s work not only help those of Haitian descent like myself...

HEALTH & SCIENCE

Health & Science

Black Men’s Blood Pressure Is Cut Along With Their Hair

Stress related to racial discrimination, mistrust of the medical system and less frequent use of health care services and medications, are some of the reasons why African Americans are more likely to have high blood pressure, according to the CDC. Undetected hypertension can lead to heart and kidney damage as well as strokes and heart attacks.
Health & Science

Patients Overpay For Prescriptions 23% Of The Time, Analysis Shows

The USC study, released on March 13, analyzed the prices that 1.6 million people paid for 9.5 million prescriptions in the first half of 2013, based on data from Optum Clinformatics, an organization that sells anonymized claims data for analysis, and National Average Retail Price (NARP) data, which contained drug prices paid by insurers and was based on a national survey of pharmacists. It showed that the overpayments totaled $135 million during that six-month period.

SPORTS

Sports

Haitian-Japanese Naomi Osaka Beats Out Serena Williams

MIAMI, Fl (Reuters) – Naomi Osaka continued her stunning run of form with a 6-3 6-2 victory over 23-times grand slam champion Serena Williams in the first round of the Miami Open on Wednesday, the latest big win for the 20-year-old Japanese player. Osaka backed up last week’s Indian Wells title triumph with a brilliant...