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Mercury also would not speak on the record. Granted anonymity, an official at the firm said President Jovenel Moise's government wants to demonstrate to Washington and potential international investors that Haiti's story is more than the poverty and disaster that dominate news coverage of the Caribbean ...
Some Catholics in San Diego have Haiti on their minds this year as part of a Lenten tradition of raising money for impoverished communities around the world. Catholic Relief Services' Rice Bowl fundraiser gathers money during the 40-day period from parishes across the country. Cassandra Bissainthe ...

Gary Desrosiers Deputy Spokesperson of the National Police of Haiti (PNH) announced that agents of the Central Directorate of Judicial Police (DCPJ) have arrested Frantz Mombrun aka "boss Francky", one the most powerful narco-traffickers who raged in the South and actively sought after since 2005.
Two local police officers are visiting Haiti this week as part of an international exchange with the island nation's police force. In return, Foxboro will welcome two Haitian officers at a later date. Patrolman Stephen McGrath, 54, and detective Patrick Hoffman, 32, departed on Sunday and are scheduled to ...
"To allow Haiti, which has had to deal with more than its fair share of natural disasters, to continue to struggle under the weight of a human-made crisis is both inhumane and anathema to our American values. I am extremely pleased that Democrats and Republicans were able to join forces and do the right ...
The cheering occurred last year on Hunt's first trip to Haiti with a student organization called Project Haiti from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The student club has been working with villages and schools in the Caribbean country constructing water purification systems in cholera-stricken ...

Haiti police are investigating whether part of a body found in an area where a freelance Haitian photojournalist disappeared March 14 are those of Vladjimir Legagneur, 30. Police spokesman Frantz Lerebours said the mangled partial remains were discovered Wednesday, along with a hat, after Police ...
This FEWS NET Market Fundamentals report presents findings to inform regular market monitoring and analysis in Haiti. Among other uses, the information presented in this report can be used to support the design of food security programs, including but not limited to informing USAID Bellmon analyses for ...
Haiti-based journalists plan to take to the streets at 10 a.m. Wednesday in a march of solidarity, demanding a serious investigation and denouncing the passivity of government officials in the disappearance. “Right now, there is no information to say if he's alive or if he's dead, and if he is dead, then under ...
Hurricane Irma impacted Haiti on 7 September 2017 into the early hours of 8 September 2017. The eye of the hurricane passed north-east of the coastline of the country, causing storm surges on the north coast and wind and flood damage to vulnerable communities. The storm directly impacted Haiti's three ...
Patrick Leahy, who unsuccessfully tried to get the Trump administration last year to turn over $11 million in unspent Haiti peacekeeping money to the United Nations' cholera plan, led the charge on getting the appropriation for small, locally based projects in communities severely impacted by the deadly ...
MIAMI, FL — The 20th Ultra Music Festival might have been the premier event Friday night in Miami,but just a few miles north of Bayfront Park, a more mature group of kids and families compared to the teens and twenty-somethings further south took in the sounds of Haitian konpa music at the Little Haiti ...
Faith Bible Christian Outreach Center recently sent three members on a week-long mission trip to Haiti. Jody Besch, Kevin Thayer and Sue Thayer returned from working alongside full-time local missionaries Les and Catherine DeRoos at Laborers With Christ and Chris and Michelle Rasmussen with ...
Elsie Hector Hernandez and her family moved to the U.S. from Haiti in the 1960s when she was a young girl. Though she was not raised in Haiti, Hernandez embraced its culture as an adult and started the Haitian American Museum of Chicago, 4654 N. Racine Ave., in 2012. TheChroniclespoke to ...
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — President Jovenel Moise has led the country in expressing condolences to the families of those reported missing and presumed dead after a boat carrying 17 people sank in the Canal de la Tortue, off the northern coast of Haiti, over the weekend. “I express all my pain ...
Trump now faces lawsuits over ending the Haiti designation, known as Temporary Protected Status, the latest filed just last week by the National Lawyers Guild, citing the racist “shit-hole” comment along with another Trump slur, reported by the New York Times, that Haitians “all have AIDS.” His decision ...
In mid-January, while it was winter in Roanoke, I was with a group of 17 friends in Haiti, parishioners from three churches I have served – St. John's Episcopal, Roanoke, as well as St. Mary Magdalene in Kansas City, Missouri, and St. Christopher's in Pensacola, Florida. Every day we made a two-hour ...

Subject to hurricanes, tropical storms, earthquakes and mudslides, Haiti is one of the poorest, most under-educated and medically under-treated countries in the world. That is why Haitians living in New Orleans founded AHDH, the Association Haitienne de Developpement Humain,a nonprofit that ...
MIAMI—Included in the $1.3 trillion spending package that was passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump on Friday is $10 million to help Haiti fight cholera. Sen. Patrick Leahy, who unsuccessfully tried to get the Trump administration last year to turn over $11 million in unspent Haiti ...
Whitney Farrand of Franklinville and Samantha Smith of Eldred, Pa., are among a group of Alfred State College nursing students in the Hope for Health Club who will provide some much-needed medical aid in Haiti in May. The group will depart May 26 for the village of Chambrun, and fly back June 2.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Few countries have as complicated a relationship with international aid organizations as Haiti, a small Caribbean nation wracked by structural and environmental crises. Hundreds of aid groups began arriving decades ago on a development mandate; and when a 2010 ...
Nancy Hibbard and local project leader Josue Joseph inspect one of their recent construction projects in Haiti in which plastic bottles, which can be found all too easily, are filled with ... The desire to do good in a country like Haiti often can be complicated by matters of politics, economics and human nature.
Darryl De Ruiter and his wife Shelly, now of Holland, MI, will be joining the Many Hands team in Pignon, Haiti. Both are filling newly created roles, with Shelly as Spiritual Direction Manager, and Darryl as the new Organizational Development Manager. Executive Leader Tim Brand says both will fit in well ...
SALISBURY — If you've run into Banks Kluttz over the past several days, you know he's excited about one thing — Haiti. Kluttz has just returned from his personal fact-finding journey to this small country in the West Indies. He has talked so enthusiastically about the students, teachers, principals and others ...
The outdoor apparel brand gets the material from a social impact startup named Thread, which works with about 1,300 bottle pickers in Haiti. Timberland four boots, which build on a previous set of Thread-infused products, range from the Men's 6-inch Canvas (price $150) to the more sporty Newport Bay ...
Starting Thursday, the Little Rock Fire Department is partnering with a nonprofit to collect shoes, the sale of which will benefit a clean drinking-water initiative for people in Haiti. Donation boxes at every Little Rock fire station, as well as City Hall, will be set out from Thursday through April 5 to accept gently ...
On May 4, Flushing Town Hall continues its popular Global Mashups series with Global Mashups #2: Egypt meets Haiti. Each season, musical artists from across the globe present - and then unite - their melodies in one-of-a-kind performances that are emblematic of Flushing Town Hall's mission to provide ...
Let's get started,'” Savannah said. Fifty percent of proceeds from anyone who buys flip flops from the company in March and uses the code “HAITI” will go to the orphanage and trips to it. Savannah said she plans to keep going back and building stronger relationships with the children, who have become her ...
Now in its 25th year, this string concert will raise funds to sponsor three children in Haiti through Partners in Development of Ipswich. Boxford students Roan Elliott-Higgins, Sofia Pomerantz, Jessica Leidner, Kathryn Gatewood, Malia Robinson and Lauren Boyle, and Topsfield students Aine and Aoife ...
Abby Robichaud was one of 27 people connected with Trinity Presbyterian Church in Plymouth who traveled to Haiti last month to work with vulnerable children. It was the second time Robichaud, a Canton resident, made the trip. Following the trip, there was one thing Robichaud knows for certain. "It won't ...
But in Haiti, the condition, which can also be caused by meningitis, poor prenatal care, and infectious diseases, leaves children languishing for years with enlarged heads and small, malnourished bodies as their skulls grow to accommodate the fluid, Shah says. The goal of the medical missions and Project ...
PORTSMOUTH — Ten years ago, a handful of Seacoast residents each signed up to sponsor a child at a small school in rural northern Haiti. Since then, dozens of people in southern New Hampshire and Maine have signed on to make sure children in Milot, Haiti, learn to read, write and do math. This year ...
This Tuesday morning took place the signing ceremony of 4 partnership agreements for a better social integration of disabled people between the Office of the Secretary of State for the Integration of Persons with Disabilities (BSEIPH) and World Vision Haiti, the Montfort Institute for Deaf children, Christian ...
Human rights organizations called Tuesday for the prosecution of human rights abusers during Haiti's brutal Duvalier dictatorship, saying time was running out to bring them to justice. In a report, The International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) highlighted the urgency as only seven of 17 people ...
The payroll for these 12 teachers and the principal at the Eben Ezer School in Milot, Haiti, are all paid for by families and people in the Seacoast of Maine and New Hampshire. They annual Caribbean Nights dance party to support the school will be 7 p.m. Saturday, April 7 at 3S ArtSpace. More information ...
Haitian-American pop star Jason Joel Desrouleaux, aka “Jason Derulo”, touched down in Haiti on Saturday, March 17. The singer and songwriter was accompanied by his parents, and welcome to Cap Haitian by Jessy Meno, the minister of tourism. Continue reading ...
Haiti made its presence known at the 7th Annual Orlando Caribbean Festival on Saturday, March 17. The music showcase was headlined by Haitian-American artist Wyclef Jean, and featured a line up that included Djakout #1, Harmonik and T-Vice. Other performers included Alison Hinds, Konshens, Tanto ...
Two boys take a bath in a pool in the Central Plateau. Lee says: 'Haiti holds a special place in my heart since the first time I visited right after the 2010 earthquake'. Facebook Twitter Pinterest · Two boys taking a bath in a pool in the Central Plateau ...
Haitian-American pop star Jason Joel Desrouleaux aka “Jason Derulo” touched down in Haiti on Saturday, March 17. The singer and songwriter was accompanied by his parents, and welcome to Cap Haitian by Jessy Meno, the minister of tourism. He'll be shooting the official music video for his new song ...
“My father has never known how to be gentle with those who do not live up to his expectations,” Apricot Irving writes in her new memoir, “The Gospel of Trees.” Ms. Irving spent part of her childhood in Haiti, where her father, an agronomist, was a missionary. He believed strongly, often stubbornly, in the ...
According to an internal report seen by The Times, the charity attempted to “contain” sexual harassment allegations involving Raphael Mutiku, an aid worker who led Oxfam's installation of water supplies in Haiti after the earthquake. The documents claim to show a final written warning was issued to Mutiku, ...
BRIDGEPORT - A convicted robber who appealed to a judge Wednesday to be allowed to travel to Haiti to prepare for the funeral of his mother - left the court miserable. “What will I say to my family,” cried Jean Barjean in his heavy French accent as he left the courtroom. Barjean, 46, was convicted in 2013 ...
“After leaving Haiti for the first time, I started graduate school where I took a Post-Colonial literature course,” Mr. Johnson said. “The class and my visits to Haiti since have forced me to grapple with the difficulties that Haitians might face and my own understanding of the country. It's important to realize that an ...
A total of 201 Haitians were returned to Haiti Wednesday by the U.S. Coast Guard, the agency said, after two overloaded boats were intercepted near the Bahamas. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter spotted a 50-foot freighter Sunday 30 miles east of Great Inagua Island. The 86 migrants from that ...
The plan also includes recommendations on how to keep Haiti's youth from fleeing the country in search of better economic opportunities. According to data from the Migration Policy Institute, roughly 44,000 Haitians migrated to Chile in 2016; a stark contrast to the nearly 9,000 entries in 2015. While there ...
Haitian Times tech contributor Henry Beaucejour interviewed Dr. Jean-Jacques Rousseau who serves as a Technical Advisor in Innovation, Science, and Competitiveness to President Jovenel Moise. Dr. Rousseau is helping launch Alpha Haiti in Spring 2018, a new government initiative aimed at taking a ...
At a ceremony in Cap-Haitien, the United States Government and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) donated five patrol cars to the Haitian National Border Police (POLIFRONT). According to a U.S. Embassy press release, the cars and other donated materials will help support the Haitian ...
Attorney General Maura Healey has joined a coalition of 19 attorneys general in sending a letter to U.S. congressional leaders calling for the restoration of temporary protective status for natives of El Salvador and Haiti. “The Trump administration's cruel decision to end Temporary Protective Status for these ...
Few countries have struggled with development like Haiti. Since breaking free from French colonial rule over two centuries ago, the Caribbean state has weathered multiple foreign interventions, chronic political instability, and devastating natural disasters. The confluence of these forces has transformed ...
Measuring progress in a country such as Haiti with its myriad of challenges is risky, fraught with potential disappointment and few milestones. But my visit last fall with Sr. Janet Lehmann, director of the nursing program at University of Notre Dame Haiti's Jacmel campus, and some of the school's students ...


 

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