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Tag Archives: Haiti

  1. Authorities in St Kitts and Nevis tight-lipped over captured of illegal Haitians by police and soldiers

    Authorities in St Kitts and Nevis remained tight-lipped Monday night, hours after members of the Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force and the St Kitts-Nevis Defence Force mounted a joint operation in Keys Village. The persons with their hands strapped to the front were taken from a home in the village of Keys. Some […]

    June 23, 2020Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  2. POLICE APPEAL TO BAJANS TO LOCATE HAITIAN VISITOR – Junior Felix

    The Royal Barbados Police Force are also attempting to find Haitian visitor Junior Felix 25 years old, who was detained by The Immigration Department at Tropical Winds Hotel located at Long Bay, St. Philip. He was wearing a gold chain with a ‘cross’ pendant that has the word ‘Jesus’ written on it, a black strap […]

    March 16, 2020Breaking News, Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  3. SMARTPHONE CONTEST WINNER PLANS TO TITHE PART OF HER PRIZE

    Omar and Bonnie-Sue Small from St John have ten thousand reasons to smile after the blessing of the Grand Prize for the Barbados leg of Digicel’s Shake It To Win Christmas competition… Interviewed by Digicel Ambassador Nikita at the Colonnade Mall on Broad street recently, the young wife explained how in addition to some construction, […]

    February 5, 2020TechnologyNo comments
  4. Haitian customer wins life-changing prize through Digicel’s ‘Shake to Win’ campaign

    After one month of customers in 20 different countries shaking things up and winning with Digicel’s ‘Shake to Win‘ Christmas campaign, one winner snagged the regional grand prize of US$20,000, and he is Emerson (Surname withheld for privacy) , an 18 year old amateur football player from Haiti. The Christmas campaign was driven by the […]

    January 28, 2020Games, TechnologyNo comments
  5. Bank of the Republic of Haiti ready to consider Digital Currency

    La Banque de la République d’Haiti (BRH) invited Barbados-based fintech company, Bitt, to deliver a presentation on the likely benefits of a blockchain-based Central Bank Digital Currency to key stakeholders in Haiti last month. According to BRH, they are “considering a pilot to create a digital version of the Haitian Gourde, which aims to improve […]

    July 2, 2019Business, FeaturedNo comments
  6. End of Year Message by Chairman of CARICOM; Andrew Holness – Prime Minister of Jamaica

    I bring season’s greetings to the people of our Caribbean Community on behalf of all Heads of Government at this joyous time of year. The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has had an eventful year both regionally and internationally. We have seen advances in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy, (CSME), the signing of the New Multi-Lateral […]

    December 30, 2018Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  7. CARILEC-CDEMA switches Haitian school on to solar power as sustainable electricity solution

    Solar energy is clean, sustainable and for a country experiencing challenges in providing its population of ten million with electricity, it can help to solve Haiti’s energy problem. Cognizant of the importance of promoting sustainable renewable energy solutions and the challenges facing Haiti in the aftermath of various natural disasters which have severely impacted it, […]

    October 7, 2018TechnologyNo comments
  8. BEST PRACTICES MISSION AND EXCHANGE BETWEEN HAITI AND D.R. CUSTOMS AND THE CUSTOMS’ ADMINISTRATION OF MOROCCO

    The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) joined forces with the customs administrations of Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Morocco with a view to promoting south-south cooperation in trade facilitation. The mission included, among others, with the participation of Mr. Hugo Rivera, Deputy Minister, Economic Affairs and International Cooperation at Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Foreign […]

    September 13, 2017EventsNo comments
  9. HAITIAN DELEGATION VISITS TO PREPARE FOR CARIFESTA XIII

    As preparations for CARIFESTA XIII intensify, visiting delegations are also stepping up their plans to come to Barbados. Over the past weekend, the local CARIFESTA Secretariat welcomed a group from Haiti who visited the island to solidify plans for the upcoming Festival. Phillippe Dodard; Directeur General, Ecole Nationale Des Arts (Director General of the National […]

    July 24, 2017Culture, FeaturedNo comments
  10. CARIBBEAN EXPORT EXPANDS THE REGIONAL ANGEL INVESTOR NETWORK (RAIN) INTO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC & HAITI

    The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) has commenced their expansion of the Angel investment footprint within the Dominican Republic and Haiti following the hosting of the first Bi-National Angel Investment workshop in collaboration with several partners, including the Centre for Innovation for Business Development and Entrepreneurship (CIDE) at the Iberoamerican University (UNIBE), the DR […]

    July 2, 2017BusinessNo comments
  11. CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN ASSISTS RESIDENTS OF HAITI

    Close to one million Haitians could soon have access to safe drinking water as the charity United Caribbean Trust (UCT) moves to distribute 300 water filters across communities devastated by Hurricane Matthew which roared across the French-speaking nation recently. Donna Wellington, Managing Director, Barbados Operating Company, explained that even though CIBC FirstCaribbean does not operate […]

    November 27, 2016BusinessNo comments
  12. DIGICEL LAUNCHES TEXT TO DONATE LINE TO SUPPORT RELIEF EFFORTS IN HAITI

    In the wake of Hurricane Matthew that destroyed 90 percent of Southern Haiti on October 5th, Digicel has launched a text line that will allow its customers to donate well-needed funds towards the humanitarian relief effort that is urgently needed in Haiti. Digicel Barbados customers can make a donation to the Haiti Relief Fund by […]

    October 20, 2016EventsNo comments
  13. European Union provides support for the Caribbean to cope with drought

    The impact of natural disasters is increasing, despite countries’ efforts to reduce it. Over the past year, drought has affected more than 6.2 million people in the Caribbean, especially in Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba. Irregular and insufficient rainfall throughout 2015 has caused loss of crop and livestock in the region. For the third […]

    June 19, 2016NatureNo comments
  14. “Helping Haiti Help Itself” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    Haiti has made a firm and important first step in taking responsibility for its affairs after decades of external interference. An agreement, reached on the night of February 5, twenty-four hours before the Presidency of Michel Martelly ended in accordance with the Constitution, was as historic as it was vital. As I said in a […]

    February 23, 2016Editorial, Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  15. First African-American to row across Atlantic Ocean sets a new course

    Victor Mooney of Queens, New York and his family returned last week from a successful ten day visit to the Republic of Equatorial Guinea. The Head of State, His Excellency, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo decorated Mr. Mooney with Medal Caballero, gave nationality for his family and one house in Oyala. Oyala is a city that is […]

    February 21, 2016SailingNo comments
  16. NEW STARTUP PROVIDES AFFORDABLE & RELIABLE ELECTRICITY TO THOSE MOST IN NEED WITH SINGLE-HOME SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS IN HAITI

    RE-VOLT is on a mission to bring affordable and reliable electricity to families in rural Haiti and is running a crowdfunding campaign to help fund the expansion of its service to more customers. Through the installation of a system consisting of a solar panel, a control / power storage unit, several lights and a phone […]

    November 2, 2015TechnologyNo comments
  17. Local Architectural Firm wins international property award

    The team competed against a number of the region’s most accomplished architects to receive this recognition. The level of award (either highly commended or 5-star) will be fully revealed when the final announcements are made at a gala presentation dinner at the Hilton Hotel Barbados on Friday, October 23rd, 2015. David Campion Managing Director of […]

    October 20, 2015BusinessNo comments
  18. CARIBBEAN FINE ART FAIR BARBADOS CONFIRMS DATES FOR 2016

    Once again Divi Southwinds Resort, Christ Church, Barbados will host the 6th CaFA Fair Barbados from March 9-13, 2016. Over the past 5 years CaFA presented the works of over 75 artists representing 15 Caribbean nations, USA, Brazil and Africa. CaFA Fair Barbados will continue to present a unique look at the region’s visual and […]

    September 26, 2015Galleries, Photo GalleryNo comments
  19. Dominican and Haitian Chambers of Commerce Sign Cooperation Agreement

    Bonds between the Dominican Republic and Haitian business communities were strengthened when a cooperation agreement between The Federation of Chambers of Commerce of the Dominican Republic (FEDOCAMARAS) and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Haiti (CCIH) was finally inked. Both umbrella organizations represent the national chamber of commerce chapters in each country with FEDOCAMARAS […]

    September 16, 2015BusinessNo comments
  20. Haitians hear Anguillian poet Lexus Ryan perform at CARIFESTA 2015

    Lexus Ryan, one of the poets from the book Where I See The Sun – Contemporary Poetry in Anguilla performed his poetry in Haiti at CARIFESTA 2015, said Jacqueline Sample, president of House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). Ryan is one of Anguilla’s busiest poets and the edition of Where I See The Sun published by […]

    September 11, 2015CultureNo comments
  21. Haiti will host the 12th edition of CARIFESTA, Caribbean Festival of Arts, August 21st to 30th

    CARIFESTA, which is the largest cultural and artistic event in the Caribbean, has fused all forms of expression of Latin America and the Caribbean since 1972. As a result, it has become a major multicultural and international event that increasingly attracts countries from other continents. The Caribbean is a meeting place for people around the […]

    August 13, 2015Culture1 comment
  22. Design Caribbean to attend Autumn Fair 2015

    A collection of some of the finest Caribbean designers and producers will be found at the 2015 edition of the Autumn Fair, which is taking place at the Birmingham NEC in the United Kingdom (UK), from September 6-9, 2015, under the umbrella brand Design Caribbean. Produced and managed by the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean […]

    August 10, 2015FashionNo comments
  23. CDB Approves USD $2.37 Million in Grant Assistance for Haiti Catastrophe Risk Insurance

    The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) approved grant assistance of USD $2,377,250 to the Government of Haiti to meet the country’s insurance premium for coverage being provided by the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) for the 2015-2016 hurricane season. Haiti is one of 16 Caribbean nations that buy policies from […]

    July 21, 2015BusinessNo comments
  24. Earthquakes felt across Eastern Caribbean

    Several of the CDEMA Participating States were shaken Thursday by a burst of earthquakes north-east of Barbados. The Seismic Research Centre at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad, reported that the first earthquake occurred around 7.01 a.m. and registered a magnitude of 5.9. This was followed by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake at 11.16 […]

    July 17, 2015NatureNo comments
  25. St. Martin Independence Foundation Statement on the Humanitarian Crisis in the Dominican Republic

    In its meeting of June 30, 2015, the Independence for St. Martin Foundation (ISMF) decided to make the following statement condemning the denationalization and forced deportation of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent. “It is with great regret and outrage that the Independence for St. Martin Foundation (ISMF) has been following the unfolding human tragedy […]

    July 15, 2015ControversyNo comments