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South African minister arrives in Haiti following visit to Suriname

July 7, 2015
South African minister arrives in Haiti following visit to Suriname PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- Luwellyn Landers, South Africa’s deputy minister of international relations and cooperation, arrived in Haiti on Monday after concluding a successful visit to Suriname. While in Suriname, Landers held bilateral discussion with the minister of foreign affairs, Winston Lackin.

Amnesty International calls for further action to protect Dominicans of foreign descent

July 6, 2015
Amnesty International calls for further action to protect Dominicans of foreign descent SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Amnesty International carried out a visit to the Dominican Republic from 14 to 27 June 2015, with the aim of assessing the situation of people who were deprived of their Dominican nationality by the ruling 168-13 of the Constitutional Court. The visit also aimed...

A vital reference tool that educates about Haiti

July 6, 2015
A vital reference tool that educates about Haiti MAITLAND, USA -- J.R. Gelin’s new book, Haiti Once Again, ($11.99, paperback, 9781622300327) serves to present, discuss, and promote Haiti using concepts and ideas from historical research, biblical theology, and contemporary science. The text offers an analysis of relevant points in the country’s...

Letter: Let's raise our voices against this despicable crime taking place in our backyard

July 6, 2015
Letter: Let's raise our voices against this despicable crime taking place in our backyard In October of 1937 Dominican Republic President Rafael Trujillo ordered the massacre of an estimated 30,000 Haitians living in communities within the Dominican Republic near the border that separates the two nations. For approximately five days, from 2 October 1937 to 8 October 1937, Dominican troops...

Haiti's first Panamax port officially opens

July 4, 2015
Haiti's first Panamax port officially opens PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- GB Group, a diversified group of industrial and trading companies, has announced with an inauguration event that Port Lafito, a world-class modern container port in Haiti, is open and operational. Port Lafito is Haiti’s first Panamax port with state of the art equipment.

Cholera eradication in Haiti will take some years, says outgoing UN coordinator

July 1, 2015
Cholera eradication in Haiti will take some years, says outgoing UN coordinator PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- While some 16,000 new cases of cholera have been reported in Haiti so far this year, the disease is now under control but it will not be eradicated unless improving water and sanitation conditions are given a higher priority by both the government and donors, says the outgoing...

IDB provides $15 million grant for artisan fishing in Haiti

July 1, 2015
IDB provides $15 million grant for artisan fishing in Haiti WASHINGTON, USA -- The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $15 million grant for a sustainable artisan-fishing development project in southern Haiti. Fishing is a key socioeconomic sector in Haiti, generating some 77,000 full-time jobs (52,000 direct and 25,000 indirect positions).

South African minister begins five-nation Caribbean tour

July 1, 2015
South African minister begins five-nation Caribbean tour PRETORIA, South Africa -- South Africa's deputy minister of international relations and cooperation, Luwellyn Landers, began a high level official visit to five Caribbean nations on Monday. The visit will underscore the cordial relations South Africa enjoys with the governments and people of Guyana...

Visiting yachtswoman attacked and robbed while anchored off Haiti

June 29, 2015
Visiting yachtswoman attacked and robbed while anchored off Haiti PETIT PARADISE, Haiti -- An experienced and well traveled female single hander, Sigrid, was anchored offshore Petit Paradise, Haiti, for about a week, and had been befriended by the locals. On May 11, she had just gone to sleep at around 9 pm when she was boarded, viciously attacked, and robbed.

Joint programme launched to end orphanage 'care' in Haiti

June 29, 2015
Joint programme launched to end orphanage 'care' in Haiti PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- Port Au Prince, Haiti, on Friday played host to a ground-breaking gathering of policymakers, major donors and international NGOs working to transform the lives of tens of thousands of Haiti's children living away from families in orphanages and institutions.

UN urges that deportations do not result in statelessness of people born in Dominican Republic

June 27, 2015
UN urges that deportations do not result in statelessness of people born in Dominican Republic PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- Amid ongoing concern about the status of thousands of immigrants living in the Dominican Republic, Sandra Honoré, the special representative for Haiti of the United Nations secretary general, said that deportations carried out by Santo Domingo authorities should not...

US Coast Guard repatriates Cuban and Haitian migrants

June 27, 2015
US Coast Guard repatriates Cuban and Haitian migrants MIAMI, USA -- Crewmembers aboard the US Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. repatriated 55 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, on Thursday and the crew of the Cutter William Trump repatriated 18 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitian, Haiti, also on Thursday. These repatriations are the result...

Commentary: UN peacekeepers preying on helpless Haitians? Yes

June 26, 2015
Commentary: UN peacekeepers preying on helpless Haitians? Yes There have been many reports over the years on peacekeepers standing by and watching warring factions kill each other – as they did, to the UN’s eternal shame, in Rwanda. There have not been nearly as many reports, however, on peacekeepers exacerbating the scourge of civil strife by preying on people...

Letter: People of SVG, say NO to the Dominican Republic participation in Miss Carival 2015

June 26, 2015
Letter: People of SVG, say NO to the Dominican Republic participation in Miss Carival 2015 I am making an appeal to prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves to withdraw the invitation from the Dominican Republic contestant, Ms Lesley Bell Troncoso Rijo, who is slated to participate in the Miss Carival competition to be held in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

IDB inaugurates new Haiti country office on site of previous headquarters

June 24, 2015
IDB inaugurates new Haiti country office on site of previous headquarters PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has inaugurated a new country office building in Haiti on the site of its previous headquarters, which was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake. More than 200 guests attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony, led by IDB president...

Joint effort creates first ever Kreyol alphabet, songs and videos

June 24, 2015
Joint effort creates first ever Kreyol alphabet, songs and videos TARPON SPRINGS, USA -- The first ever Kreyòl (Haitian Creole) alphabet songs as educational videos have been created and made available online. The groundbreaking project is the result of collaboration between Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) linguistics professor Michel DeGraff and...

Letter: What about the infamous 'Guyanese bench'?

June 24, 2015
Letter: What about the infamous 'Guyanese bench'? I wish to commend the Barbados Today for the editorial published on June 20, 2015, titled “Haitians merit justice like everyone else”. While reading this piece, I was immersed in joy with a little bit of reservation that the fourth estate is once again putting itself ahead of the snail-paced and, often times...

Open Letter to Haitian President Michel Martelly

June 22, 2015
It is with deep concern and sincere admiration of your leadership that I write this letter to you. With hopes that this will somehow reach you in the midst of this crisis that our people is in. I am simply baffled at the little effort that you and our government have put towards aiding our people...

Dominican Republic urged to refrain deporting stateless people

June 20, 2015
Dominican Republic urged to refrain deporting stateless people GENEVA, Switzerland -- The Dominican Republic must ensure that people whose citizenship was thrown into question by a 2013 ruling of the Constitutional Court will not be deported, the UN refugee agency said on Friday. “The Court’s ruling and the subsequent regularization plan, which gave individuals...

Commentary: To my brothers and sisters of the Caribbean News Now community

June 20, 2015
Commentary: To my brothers and sisters of the Caribbean News Now community I call you brothers and sisters because I have been with you for the past ten years. Having obtained my baccalaureate in Haiti in Law and International Affairs and later a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the School of Social Work in 1972, at Columbia University, I went on to earn a law degree.

Commentary: This morning, hundreds of thousands in the Dominican Republic woke up stateless

June 20, 2015
Commentary: This morning, hundreds of thousands in the Dominican Republic woke up stateless Beginning this week, the Dominican Republic government will move forward with the deportation of an estimated 210,000 allegedly Haitian refugees living in the Dominican Republic (DR). A large majority of them have lived in the Dominican Republic for generations, have never visited Haiti or spoken Creole.

Regional entrepreneurs discuss investments at conference in Haiti

June 18, 2015
Regional entrepreneurs discuss investments at conference in Haiti PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) -- Entrepreneurs and members of the American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America and the Caribbean (AACCLA) continue to discuss investments in the region on the last day of a three-day conference "Future of the Americas" held in Haiti.

CARIFESTA XII: Haiti gives assurance of readiness

June 18, 2015
CARIFESTA XII: Haiti gives assurance of readiness GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Haiti is ready to host CARIFESTA (Caribbean Festival of Arts) and welcomes the interest shown by the other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member countries. This was stated by Haiti’s ambassador to CARICOM, Peterson Noel, in a press conference on CARIFESTA XII...

US Coast Guard repatriates 54 Haitian migrants

June 17, 2015
US Coast Guard repatriates 54 Haitian migrants MIAMI, USA -- The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Valiant repatriated 54 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitian, Haiti, on Tuesday. While on patrol, a Caribbean Air and Marine Branch aircraft reported a suspicious sailing vessel south of St John, US Virgin Islands, on Wednesday. A boatcrew from...

Trinidad MP accused of diverting funds for Haiti earthquake victims

June 10, 2015
Trinidad MP accused of diverting funds for Haiti earthquake victims PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- In yet more revelations in the massive FIFA corruption scandal, Trinidad member of parliament and former FIFA vice president, Jack Warner, is facing new allegations that he diverted US$750,000 in emergency funds donated by FIFA and the Korean...

Turks and Caicos minister attacks foreign nationals

June 8, 2015
Turks and Caicos minister attacks foreign nationals PROVIDENICALES, TCI -- Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) minister of finance, Washington Misick, has drawn the ire of a cross section of TCI citizens and foreign residents, when he made disparaging statements in the House of Assembly on May 14 about foreign nationals celebrating their culture.

How the Red Cross raised half a billion dollars for Haiti and built six homes

June 5, 2015
How the Red Cross raised half a billion dollars for Haiti and built six homes PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- The neighborhood of Campeche sprawls up a steep hillside in Haiti's capital city, Port-au-Prince. Goats rustle in trash that goes forever uncollected. Children kick a deflated volleyball in a dusty lot below a wall with a hand-painted logo of the American Red Cross.

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