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What If I Told You That Tourism May Be Bad For Haiti?

By Esther “EJ” Dupervil

In the debate on whether or not tourism is good for developing countries, I find myself siding with the argument that it may not be the best way to realize true development.

In visiting Haiti, I sat down and spoke to some locals about their thoughts on the tourism industry. The popular term associated with the development, “Haiti is open for business,” came up in conversation. Thunderous laughter followed after those around me made the statement.

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Immigrants Rights Manual Now Available In Haitian Creole
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Immigrants Rights Manual Now Available In Haitian Creole

By Nick Perez

The Immigrant Rights and Services Manual (IRSM) is now published in Haitian Creole, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer announced Monday at a press conference.

“I am thrilled that the Haitian Creole-speaking community will now have its own edition of my IRSM,” Comptroller Stringer said. “All New Yorkers must have the tools they need to succeed in our city and this guide is an important recourse for our newest residents.”

Thousands Of Dominican Haitians Face Statelessness As Deadline Nears
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Thousands Of Dominican Haitians Face Statelessness As Deadline Nears

On June 16 the registration process to apply for legal status in the Dominican Republic will end, leaving hundreds of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent stateless.

“What ends on 16 June is the registration process in Dominican Republic’s Plan to Regularize Foreigners,” Dominican Foreign Affairs Minister Andres Navarro. “On June 17 there will not be any deportations because as established in the plan, after the registration process closes, all foreigners who met all the requirements will receive a definitive document, within a 45-day timeframe, and those who still have documents pending for presentation will receive a provisional document.”

Beyonce BeyGood Shirts Support Pediatric Care in Haiti
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Beyonce BeyGood Shirts Support Pediatric Care in Haiti

By Lara Falcone

In a humanitarian effort last month, Beyonce visited Haiti to survey the progress made since the deadly 2010 earthquake that hit Port-au-Prince claiming up to 300,000 lives. After discovering that St. Damien Pediatric Hospital in Taberre has been suffering from a lack of funding, Beyonce decided to sell her popular BeyGood charity shirt online, giving proceeds from the sales directly to the hospital.

Haiti Seeks To Extend Duty-Free Textile Agreement
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Haiti Seeks To Extend Duty-Free Textile Agreement

By Lara Falcone

Last week the Haiti’s Center for the Facilitation of Investments (CFI) and Association of Industries of Haiti signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Inter-American Development Bank to ensure support in renewing the existing duty-free trade agreement with the United States.

The clothing industry plays a critical role in Haiti’s economy, with garments accounting for 90 percent of the country’s exports to the United States. In 2014, $854.3 million worth of textiles and apparel were shipped to the U.S.

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