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Haiti holds official funeral for victims of Carnival tragedy

Reuters, By Amelie Baron, Port-Au-Prince Sat Feb 21, 2015 (Reuters) – Haiti’s president and prime minister attended a rare official funeral on Saturday for the victims of a Carnival stampede that killed 17 people earlier this week, accompanying relatives of the dead and hundreds of other mourners at the open air ceremony on a main […]

February 22, 2015 in Haiti News by

Jeff Augustin on Haiti, Voodoo and Roundabout Underground

The New York Times, By Eric Grode, February 18, 2015 Magic realism doesn’t work in a world where anything goes as a matter of course. At some point, the magic needs to give way to — or at least nestle alongside — reality. (Photo: Jeff Augustin, Credit Tony Cenicola/The New York Times) When Jeff Augustin […]

February 20, 2015 in Haiti News by

Miami Heat’s Bosh, Wade visit Haiti

Celebrity visits are part of tourism plan hoping to propel nation’s economy Local 10 News, by Andrea Torres, Will Manso, Calvin Hughes, Feb 16 2015 PORT-AU-PRINCE – Haitian officials welcomed two Miami Heat stars to Port-au-Prince Monday. Haiti’s minister of tourism, Stephanie Balmir-Villedrouin, thanked Dwyane Wade, 33, and Chris Bosh, 30, after their arrival at the […]

February 16, 2015 in Haiti News by

Haitian’s Lynching Renews Protests Against Dominican Citizenship Law

NPR, by Kenya Downs, February 14, 2015 A Haitian man was lynched at a public plaza in the Dominican Republic this week. Authorities there say it was the result of a personal dispute, but activists claim it’s part of rising racial animus and anti-Haitian attitudes in the Caribbean nation. (Photo: People of Haitian descent born […]

February 15, 2015 in Haiti News by

7 Selections Summing Up Haitian History

The Haitian Times, By Tadia Toussaint, February 14, 2015 Haitian history has a uniquely tragic and colorful history. From the independence of the country from the French,  to the devastating earthquake in 2010, these seven books give readers a glimpse into some of the major events shaping Haitian history. Haiti: The Tumultuous History From – […]

February 14, 2015 in Haiti News by

Early Chicago: Jean Baptiste DuSable

WTTW Chicago, February 2015 The first permanent settler in Chicago was a black man named Jean Baptiste Point DuSable. He was born on the island of Haiti around 1745 to a French mariner and a mother who was a slave of African descent. (Photo: Jean Baptiste DuSable (Source: Chicago History Museum) DuSable was educated in […]

February 14, 2015 in Haiti News by

JetBlue will offer more flights to Cuba and Haiti

Fox News, February 13, 2015, Associated Press JetBlue Airways has announced more flights to Cuba and Haiti. (Photo:  An airport worker leads JetBlue planes onto the tarmac of the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. (Reuters)) The New York-based airline said Thursday that it would add a new charter flight to Cuba […]

February 13, 2015 in Haiti News by

Under The Radar

Time For The Haitian Diasporas To Show their Cards Haitian Times, By Max A. Joseph, February 12, 2015 The tragedy of January 12, 2010 should be the catalyst for rebuilding a better and more inclusive society. Every nation has gone through a period of inertia and self-doubt, but thanks to the incessant meddling of the […]

February 13, 2015 in Haiti News by

Haiti Launches First-Ever Tourism Ads In Tri-State Area

CBS New York, February 11, 2015 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CBSNewYork/AP) — Haiti has begun what officials said was the first TV advertising campaign aimed at encouraging Americans to vacation in the poor Caribbean country. The ads are directed at residents of the Tri-State Area. The country’s tourism ministry and a U.S. cable provider have developed TV […]

February 12, 2015 in Haiti News by

Haiti Continues Strong Tourism Growth

Caribbean Journal, February 10, 2015 Haiti’s strong tourism growth continued in 2014, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The country, which has been developing a long-dormant sector in recent years, received a total of 465,174 stayover visitors last year, according to the CTO. That represented a 10.8 percent improvement over the previous […]

February 11, 2015 in Haiti News by

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