Garry Pierre-Pierre

Farah Larrieux: Faces of TPS
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Farah Larrieux: Faces of TPS

Farah Larrieux By Garry Pierre-Pierre I met Farah Larrieux in 2000 when I was working with  Djakout Mizik to participate at the West Indian Carnival Day Parade in Brooklyn. Farah was part of the band’s public relations staff. We’ve maintained a close friendship over the years. After the 2010 earthquake destroyed her home in Port-au-Prince…

Haitian Diaspora Needs to Put Its Needs Above Those of Haiti
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Haitian Diaspora Needs to Put Its Needs Above Those of Haiti

If we make an honest and sober analysis of the Haitian community in the New York metropolitan area, for example, the picture is bleak. While the number of Haitians in the area has increased, the number of Haitian-owned businesses has plummeted. Social service organizations struggle to find support and their work, though much needed, cannot…

What that Shithole Contributed to America
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What that Shithole Contributed to America

Don The Con White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave Washington, DC Dear Mr. Con, You know, last November I read that you said all Haitians had AIDS and you know, I didn’t believe it because it came from the failing New York Times — that fake news outlet where I spent more than six years as…

Haiti’s Folly: Bringing Back Its Army
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Haiti’s Folly: Bringing Back Its Army

Haiti has got to be the unluckiest country in the world, having been led by a coterie of miscreants and misguided leaders who always put self above country. They have failed, over and over, to provide steady and realistic leadership in order to get the country in the ranks of states that prioritize the rule…

UN Mission Should Help Haiti Fight Corruption
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UN Mission Should Help Haiti Fight Corruption

By Garry Pierre-Pierre Last month, the United Nations rolled its tanks and soldiers out of Haiti and left behind a team of civilians ostensibly ready to help burnish law and order in the politically-troubled Caribbean nation. And last week, the Haitian Senate unveiled a scathing report, meticulously detailing how various officials and administrations have plundered…

Haiti Showcases Its Gastronomy Despite Challenges
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Haiti Showcases Its Gastronomy Despite Challenges

By Garry Pierre-Pierre PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – For more than a decade, Stephan Durand has been a chef on a mission to elevate Haitian cuisine from the artisanal to the gastronomical level. As is often the case when dealing with Haiti, Durand, a chef for almost 20 years, has his work cut out for him. But…

For The First Time In More Than 40 Years, I Did Not Watch One NFL Game This Weekend
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For The First Time In More Than 40 Years, I Did Not Watch One NFL Game This Weekend

For the first time in more than 40 years, I did not watch one NFL game over the weekend.

Not even highlights on the news.

I will not watch a football game for the foreseeable future. I’m done. I don’t even follow or listen to the news about the game. I don’t want to get caught up in the hoopla that culminates with a series of games from Thursday to Monday during the season.

An Ode to Haitian President Rene Preval
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An Ode to Haitian President Rene Preval

By Garry Pierre-Pierre PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti –  The news came sudden and spread as quickly as a wildfire. Rene Garcia Preval had passed away at his home in Laboule. Preval was at once an iconic, historic and complex figure in Haitian politics. I know I will miss him. Preval was a towering figure in Haiti’s political…

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