Tag Archives: Haiti

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. CARICOM’s Regional Cultural Committee horrified at reports of lynching and forced expulsion of Haitians from their homes by DR citizens

    The Regional Cultural Committee, Acknowledging its role as the vanguard and custodian of cultural development in CARICOM; Acknowledging and recognising that the culture of the people of the region is deeply rooted in our diasporic history and is therefore central to our entire region’s development; Also acknowledging the key role that Haiti has played in […]

    July 15, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  7. MIT Professor & Known Haitian Creole Advocate Join Forces To Create First Ever Kreyol Alphabet Songs and Videos

    The first ever Kreyòl (Haitian Creole) alphabet songs as educational videos have been created and made available online, it was announced today. The groundbreaking project is the result of collaboration between Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Linguistics Professor Michel DeGraff and recognized Kreyòl advocate Mandaly Louis-Charles. The videos’ creation holds both historical and political significance […]

    June 26, 2015EducationNo comments
  8. “Caribbean countries: Trapped?” by Sir Ronald Sanders

    A common market in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries would lead to a substantial rise in the regional exports. This is one of the findings of a new World Bank Report entitled, ‘Trade matters: New opportunities for the Caribbean‘. That statement might come as a surprise to many since CARICOM is an acronym for ‘Caribbean […]

    June 24, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments
  9. St Kitts’ Prime Minister Strongly Condemns Actions of Dominican Republic

    St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, Dr. Timothy Harris strongly condemned the decision by the Dominican Republic to deport persons of Haitian descent, in what the media describes as a “humanitarian tragedy.” The Dominican Republic gave a deadline of June 17, 2015 for people of Haitian descent to apply for legal residency. The Government has […]

    June 24, 2015TravelNo comments
  10. Deportations of undocumented black people of Haitian descent have not started in Santo Domingo

    Despite reports in the international media, deportations of black people of Haitian descent with questionable migratory status has not started in the Dominican Republic, at least so some of their media claims… Nevertheless, foreign media focused attention on the plight of hundreds of residents who did not apply under the plan or have not been able to […]

    June 24, 2015PoliticalNo comments

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) calls on the Government of the Dominican Republic not to expel tens of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent. This follows statements by the Dominican Ministry of Interior and the Police which indicate their intention to expel Dominicans of Haitian descent whose citizenship status has not been regularised. In reiterating its […]

    June 23, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  12. Race, Dialect Prejudice & Literacy in the George Zimmerman Trial & Beyond – Presented by John R. Rickford, Professor of Linguistics at Stanford University

    The testimony of Rachel Jeantel, close friend of Trayvon Martin and the prosecution’s star witness in the trial of George Zimmerman, was the subject of considerable public commentary in the summer of 2013. Social media pilloried her for her “slurred” or “ungrammatical” speech and described her as stupid and ignorant. But analyses of her use […]

    June 18, 2015Controversy, Photo GalleryNo comments
  13. Returning Digicel Barbados director contributes to Regional American Chamber of Commerce Gathering in Haiti

    Delegates from the Caribbean and Latin America gathered in Haiti for the regional American Chamber of Commerce gathering in Haiti this week. In a message from the Trinidad based Chairman Nicholas Galt, he commented that “2015 brings both opportunity and challenges for Latin America and the Caribbean. After a rapid recovery from the global financial […]

    June 17, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments
  14. Spirit of Malabo exits RMK Merrill-Stevens boatyard

    Victor Mooney of Queens, New York disclosed a global HIV testing campaign from Miami-Dade – Mooney’s ocean rowboat, the Spirit of Malabo, arrived in Miami for emergency repair aboard a cargo ship in February. Mooney was robbed off the coast Haiti, after successfully rowing across the Atlantic Ocean in honor of his brother who died […]

    May 10, 2015SailingNo comments
  15. Haiti & Dominican Republic Receive a Best Practice Workshop in Implementing ‘Investor Tracking System’

    The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in collaboration with the Centre for Facilitation of Investments of Haiti (CFI) and the Export and Investment Centre of the Dominican Republic (CEI-RD), conducted a Workshop on the Best Practices in Implementing Investor Tracking Systems, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. CFI’s General Director, Ms. […]

    May 6, 2015BusinessNo comments

    With the Digicel Kickstart Clinics moving apace, the Chelsea FC coaches are continuing to unearth superb talent across the Caribbean. In Haiti, the players were right on point, impressing the coaches with their technical ability and attacking prowess. The coaches were excited to visit Haiti once again as it has a significant youth football talent […]

    May 5, 2015FootballNo comments

    My Haiti Travels, a New York-based boutique concierge firm that produces high-quality travel experiences, announced its second annual “Jacmel Getaway” cultural adventure to Haiti scheduled on Thursday, May 21 to Monday, May 25, 2015.The all-inclusive tour package will explore art, film and a taste of Caribbean life on an enchanting journey to the cultural center […]

    April 29, 2015TravelNo comments
  18. Haiti’s Essential Oil Producers Receive Best Practice Training

    Haiti’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIH) organized a best practices sharing mission for experts from the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) in Haiti with the support of The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export). Haiti’s essential oils sector represents the country’s largest export sector, in particular the production of vétiver oil a main component in […]

    April 22, 2015BusinessNo comments
  19. Haiti’s Tourism Re-Positioned at ITB Berlin

    Haiti’s tourism product has been re-positioned to international tourism service providers at ITB Berlin 2015. A delegation from Haiti’s Ministry of Tourism and Creative Industries led by Minister Stephanie Villedrouin participated at ITB Berlin 2015, one of the world’s largest travel trade shows, in Berlin, Germany from 4 to 8 March 2015 with the support […]

    April 3, 2015TravelNo comments
  20. DIGICEL AND MARRIOTT OPEN HAITI HOTEL: Port-au-Prince Hotel Gives Boost to Business Travel, Tourism & Local Economy

    The new Marriott Port-au-Prince Haiti Marriott Hotel checked in its first guests. Among the 200 new Haitian hotel workers who welcomed them were young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, and Haitian-Americans who want to share their hospitality skills to help boost Haiti’s tourism economy. The stories of these new associates include Luccardo, who was recruited to […]

    March 8, 2015TravelNo comments
  21. Victor Mooney continues last leg of transatlantic row from Miami

    US Rower, Victor Mooney of New York ocean rowboat arrived in Miami for emergency repair aboard a cargo ship late Monday. Spencer Boat Company is providing pro bono service so the vessel can be relaunched at the Miami International Boat Show. Afterwards, Mooney will continue his row back to New York. Mooney also became the […]

    February 4, 2015SailingNo comments
  22. UN Envoy Witnesses Cargo Ship Carrying Humanitarian Row Boat To US

    A container carrying the twenty-four foot Brazilian built ocean rowboat, Spirit of Malabo, left the Port of Cap Haitian recently en-route to Port Everglades Terminals (PET) in Florida aboard Antillean Marine Shipping Corporation vessel RUMBA. The oarsman, Victor Mooney of Queens, New York who successfully crossed the Atlantic Ocean last year from the Canary Islands to […]

    February 2, 2015SailingNo comments
  23. Message from the CDEMA Executive Director on the 5th Anniversary of the Haiti Earthquake

    Five years ago on 12th January 2010, CDEMA was called to respond to the most catastrophic event in the history of the Agency. Haiti, a member of the CDEMA family had been struck by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. This was the strongest earthquake recorded in this part of the Caribbean region. Over 300,000 persons died […]

    January 14, 2015NatureNo comments
  24. (DATELINE) Cap Haitien, Haiti; US rower picks up his oars – again!

    Victor Mooney announces today that he’ll continue his transatlantic row in tribute for his brother who died of AIDS in 1983 and to encourage voluntary HIV testing. Mr. Mooney was robbed while heading home late last year after rowing across the Atlantic Ocean. “The partnership between US, Equatorial Guinea and Haiti proved great dividends. It’s […]

    January 9, 2015SailingNo comments
  25. AIDS Activist Continues Row to New York City

    Victor Mooney, 49, of Queens, New York returns home today after recovering The Spirit of Malabo from Haiti. Mr. Mooney was robbed by pirates off the coast of Haiti while heading home in October. In a ten year quest that took three failed attempts, Mooney successfully crossed the Atlantic Ocean in June becoming the first […]

    December 29, 2014SailingNo comments