Oct 10

Haiti pledges money to Trinidad and Tobago soccer

Upon getting word that the Trinidad and Tobago women’s national soccer team might not even have enough money for lunch, Haiti’s team took a look at its fundraising for World Cup qualifying – an account totaling a little over $1,300 – and decided to turn it over to the competition.

Oct 09

Haiti's Duvalier denied state funeral

Port-au-Prince (AFP) – Haiti’s former dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier will not receive a state funeral after all, his lawyer said Thursday, after a public outcry that a man accused of corruption and mass killings could receive such an honor.

Oct 09

Haiti's cholera epidemic still emergency: UN envoy

Washington (AFP) – Haiti’s cholera epidemic is still an emergency and a let up in response based on the decreasing number of cases could have “tragic consequences,” a UN special envoy said.

Oct 08

Divided Haiti prepares national farewell to 'Baby Doc'

Port-au-Prince (AFP) – Haiti is preparing an appropriate send-off for former dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, but controversy over his funeral arrangements has stirred simmering political tensions.

Oct 08

Haiti's long-delayed election likely postponed again

Port-au-Prince (AFP) – As Haiti prepared Tuesday to bury a former dictator who had little use for elections, it seemed all but certain that a long-delayed legislative vote due later this month will again be postponed.

Oct 07

Divided Haiti prepares national farewell to 'Baby Doc'

Port-au-Prince (AFP) – Haiti is preparing an appropriate send-off for former dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, but controversy over his funeral arrangements has stirred simmering political tensions.

Oct 06

Haiti wreck 'not Columbus's ship'

Experts examining a shipwreck off Haiti have ruled out the possibility that it is Christopher Columbus’s flagship, the Santa Maria, which sank in 1492.

Oct 05

Ex-Haiti dictator 'Baby Doc' Duvalier dead at 63

Port-au-Prince (AFP) – Haiti’s former dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, who ruled the impoverished Caribbean nation with an iron fist from 1971 until his ouster in 1986, died of a heart attack. He was 63.

Oct 04

Haiti bans its citizens from UN mission against Ebola

By Amelie Baron PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Haitian volunteers have been banned from departing for African countries hit by the Ebola virus, the government said on Friday, citing other diseases that have devastated the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. A statement signed by the Ministers of Health, Interior and Defense was released after news appeared on social networks that the United …

Oct 01

Sustainable tourism is raising living standards on Haiti's Ile a Vache Island

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The following statement is from Stephanie Balmier-Villedrouin, Minister of Tourism, Republic of Haiti: The government of Haiti is moving closer to fulfilling its vision of transforming Ile a Vache into one of the most beautiful tourism destinations in the Caribbean.  At the same time, it is raising the quality of life of the island’s men, women …

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