Opinion

Placing Importance on Dental Care in Haiti
Opinion

Placing Importance on Dental Care in Haiti

By Cindy Thomson Last year, devastation was brought to Haiti once again in the form of Hurricane Irma. In the aftermath of the hurricane, people were left with little food, water or shelter. With a constant barrage of natural, economic and political crises, dental care in Haiti has taken a back seat to more immediate concerns….

Viv Manno Charlemagne, Long Live the Haitian Poor
Opinion

Viv Manno Charlemagne, Long Live the Haitian Poor

By Celucien L. Joseph, PhD Haiti has lost one of its most important human rights advocates, freedom fighters, public intellectuals, and anti-dictator and American empire thinkers in the second half of the 20th century: Emmanuel “Manno” Charlemagne. Emmanuel Charlemagne (1948-2017), also known as “Manno,” was a political activist and gifted musician who boldly sang about…

Haiti UN Mission Leaving Under Cloud of Scandal
Opinion, Uncategorized

Haiti UN Mission Leaving Under Cloud of Scandal

By Paula Donovan Haiti UN Mission is ending in scandal. After more than 10 tumultuous years, the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, is winding down its military component amid “a relatively stable security situation,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres said. But few are willing to celebrate a foreign intervention – which concludes in October –…

NYC Mayor Pens Op-ed Calling for Renewal of Haiti TPS
Opinion, TPS

NYC Mayor Pens Op-ed Calling for Renewal of Haiti TPS

By Mayor Bill de Blasio As the proud Mayor of one of the largest Haitian communities in the United States, I am once again calling on the Department of Homeland Security to extend Temporary Protected Status to Haiti. While conditions in Haiti remain unstable, the Trump administration is aggressively deporting people. Temporary Protected Status for…

UN Secretary General Cholera Efforts Fall Short
Health & Science, Opinion

UN Secretary General Cholera Efforts Fall Short

By David Henderson In December, then United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon delivered a carefully scripted speech on the UN’s role in Haiti’s cholera epidemic. As a young adult splitting my time between studying towards a degree in Global Health and working remotely for a medical clinic in Haiti, I spent the afternoon alone with…

The World At The Mercy Of Donald Trump
Opinion

The World At The Mercy Of Donald Trump

By Marcel Duret, NOONE ELSE COULD HAVE ACHIEVED WHAT I DID UNDER THE SAME CIRCUMSTANCES! By now everyone understands that Donald Trump is a phenomenon, an unpredictable man to say the least. There is nothing intrinsically wrong with that. These types of individuals are rare but they rise to prominence every now and then. It…

Gang Rape of Teen Girl In Haiti Highlights Need For Solutions to Gender-Based Violence
Opinion, Women & Children

Gang Rape of Teen Girl In Haiti Highlights Need For Solutions to Gender-Based Violence

The reporting of sexual violence to the police in Haiti remains a very difficult and convoluted process. Thus, it contributes to countless cases being under-reported. The Overseas Security Advisory Council indicate that sexual crimes in Haiti have become a major problem and crime statistics are woefully under documented by the Haitian National Police.

Shockwaves of Trump’s Turbulent First Week Likely to Reach Haiti
Opinion

Shockwaves of Trump’s Turbulent First Week Likely to Reach Haiti

By David Henderson To say the first week of Donald Trump’s presidency has been hectic would be a massive understatement. He’s passed a flurry of executive orders, sparred with the press, and appeared on television constantly. Its been tough to follow all of Trump’s moves, but it’s critical to analyze his policies, and how they…

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