By Henry Beaucejour A very old problem People tend to give the earthquake of 2010 the blame for everything happening in Haiti, but the problems facing the youth of this country goes back a lot further than that. One of the issues which should receive significant consideration is what exactly are the challenges which have…
By Henry Beaucejour
Firstly, we need to define “good” as in a good leader. It is reasonable to construct a definition based on the assessment that such a leader left the nation better than he or she found it. This requires an individual whose commitment to Haiti and Haitian people surpasses their commitment to their own selfish desires.
By New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer
For centuries, countless immigrants, including the 3.5 million that today call New York City home, have brought culture, ideas, innovation, and an entrepreneurial spirit to neighborhoods across the five boroughs, building communities and embedding themselves in the social fabric of the City.
By TwensQueen Jean-Baptiste
Feb. 7, 2016 marked the 30-year anniversary of the fall of the Duvalier dictatorship and symbolized the end of Michel Martelly’s term as president of Haiti. As he returned the presidential sash and waved goodbye, Martelly not only left the National Palace, but also left the country in a crisis.
By Suzie Fertil
For many of Haiti’s children, one major accomplishment is to live long enough to see their first birthday. In reality, one of 14 infants in Haiti never accomplish such a milestone. Sadly, reaching their first birthday does not ensure a survival. Within the Caribbean and Latin America, Haiti’s children are more likely to die before the age of 4. This is certainly cause for alarm. Many of the premature deaths are preventable, and are the results of an unhealthy lifestyle, poor nutrition, and lack of prenatal care
By Jacques Pierre
You aren’t able to read and write Haitian Creole, or you don’t want to learn to read and write Haitian Creole?
No one on this blessed earth ever learns to read and write their own language unconsciously. Either they have the good fortune to go to school to do this (if their school is taught in that language), or they take the initiative to do this themselves, finding a way to decipher the mechanics of that language after countless hours of practice. In the Haitian context, the majority of the small handful of people who attended school before the 1970s and 1980s never had a single class in Haitian Creole. Consequently, you’ll find that the vast majority of people of these generations have difficulty reading and writing Creole. However, those of these generations who would like to learn to read and write Creole should take the necessary steps to achieve this goal.
By Brad L. Brasseur A great deal of work is still needed to improve Haiti’s education system, despite large increases in Haiti’s primary education enrollment, which saw a rise from 47 percent in 1993 to 88 percent in 2014, as reported by the United Nations. This article by Brad L. Brasseur focuses on the problems that…
From René Préval to Jude Célestin: Could Their Stance Against the International Community Be the Start of Haiti’s Political Freedom?
By Daniella Bien-Aime
It makes sense now.
What makes sense, you might ask?
It makes sense, after reading both the Haitian Times and the New York Times, why former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would personally make a trip to Haiti in 2010 to demand that the Haitian people’s original vote for Jude Célestin be changed in favor of Michel Martelly.
By Melissa Mark-Viverito, Speaker of the New York City Council
Every day, readers like you get their news from publications like this one. You are among the millions of New Yorkers who turn to ethnic or local news sources for information in languages other than English and for reports about what’s happening in your neighborhood, or in the homelands to which you’re still connected.
By Lesly Kernisant, M.D.
In January 2010, Haiti was severely struck by a devastating earthquake that literally buried a quarter million of our compatriots in the fallen debris of destroyed homes leaving an additional one million homeless. This month marks the 6th anniversary of this catastrophe. Unfortunately, instead of commemorating a national recovery, the country is now facing a political roadblock that will undoubtedly exacerbate the existing financial, social and environmental crisis of the post-earthquake period.