Category Archive: Haiti

Sep 14

Haiti gets help for mosquito-borne virus outbreak

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti has received a large shipment of treatment packets to help it deal with an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus known as chikungunya amid a rainy season expected to result in a surge of new cases in the country, officials said Wednesday.

Sep 10

Haiti prisons under scrutiny after mass breakout

CROIX-DES-BOUQUETS, Haiti (AP) — Sudden gunfire rattled the morning routine outside the Croix-des-Bouquets Civil Prison and soon inmates, many barefoot and shirtless, dashed frantically from the maximum-security facility, startling street vendors as they looted their wares and fled through the unpaved streets.

Sep 10

Haiti prison outbreak forces security overhaul of overcrowded, chaotic system

The sudden gunfire rattled the morning routine outside the Croix-des-Bouquets Civil Prison and soon inmates, many barefoot and shirtless, dashed frantically from the maximum-security facility, startling street vendors as they looted their wares and fled through the unpaved streets.

Sep 09

Haiti seeks teacher permits amid education reform

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian children lined up in immaculate uniforms for a new school year on Monday, as the country’s government promised to make sure they get a better chance to learn.

Sep 08

Haitian businesswoman, 25, crowned Miss Haiti 2014

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The crowd was already chanting her name before 25-year-old restaurant owner Carolyn Desert was crowned Miss Haiti 2014 Sunday in Port-au-Prince.

Sep 06

Police detain US founder of Haiti orphanage

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A U.S. man who founded a boys’ orphanage in Haiti nearly two decades ago was arrested Friday following abuse allegations, authorities said.

Sep 01

Experts seek to save Haiti's archaeological sites

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The canons have been stolen from the 18th-century seaside fort in the city where Haiti declared its independence and the stones imported from France are commonly targeted by thieves.

Aug 29

Experts urge Haiti to act on climate change threat

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Coffee and mango fields that help form the backbone of Haiti’s agricultural economy are at risk of withering if the country does not take steps soon to prepare for climate change effects, experts at an environmental conference said Thursday.

Aug 28

Hamilton medics plan fundraiser for Haiti trip

Six Hamilton Fire Department EMS workers are taking their talents outside of the country to Haiti in October, and challenge residents to a game of tug-of-war to raise funds for medication.

Aug 26

Haiti and Brazil "Hit the Ville' Cultural Fest in Somerville

Hundreds of guests attended the Haiti and Brazil ”Hit the Ville” cultural festival in Somerville’s Union Square. Pictured: Jacques Fleury of Cambridge.

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