All Blog Posts Tagged 'haiti' (19)

A new push for tourism in Haiti against the obstacles

A hotel resort in Les Cayes, Haiti, where tourism had been growing before the 2010 earthquake. Entrepreneurs are now trying to revive Haitian tourism. (Clement Sabourin, AFP/Getty Images / June 9…


Added by CShout1 on June 27, 2012 at 7:34pm — No Comments

St. Lucia Focus: LIME & Subway Reward Top Spellers

Grade 5 students from every corner of Saint Lucia battled to the finish on Wednesday June 13, as the 2012 National Primary Schools Spelling Bee Finals were held at the St Mary’s College auditorium. After nearly four gruelling hours, Xanther…


Added by CShout1 on June 25, 2012 at 9:58am — No Comments

Sandals hosts manufacturers expo!

Following a meeting with the St Lucia Manufacturers Association, Sandals Resorts International committed to sponsoring a mini-expo providing the members of the association with an opportunity to showcase their products. The expo on Wednesday, June 13 provided an opportunity for review of top-notch local…


Added by CShout1 on June 25, 2012 at 9:52am — No Comments

Advancing Haiti Agenda at St. Lucia Jazz Festival!

Wespe-Pou-Ayiti will perform May 13.

For the average person, the name Haiti conjures scenes of poverty, civil unrest, voodoo and in more recent times, devastation caused by the catastrophic earthquake of January 12, 2010. But the followers of history recognise and…


Added by CShout1 on May 4, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

In Haiti, Hope Is Still Hard To Find

Elicia Andre, who says she used to be much larger — a sign of affluence in Haiti — is now almost skin and bones.

You can see some progress in Haiti two years since the 7.0-magnitude quake hit. But Port-au-Prince is a tour of unrelenting misery and often disturbing images.…


Added by CShout1 on January 15, 2012 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Haiti, two years after devastating earthquake

REPORTING FROM MEXICO CITY -- Two years have passed since a ferocious earthquake leveled much of Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, and killed about a…


Added by CShout1 on January 12, 2012 at 9:26pm — No Comments

World Bank approves US$255 million recovery plan for Haiti

The World Bank has approved US$255 million for a new 12-month reconstruction strategy for Haiti.

The funds would be utilised next year to support the return of 22,500 people to safe housing, improve neighborhoods, finance tuition for 100,000 children, feed 75,000 students…


Added by CShout1 on December 4, 2011 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Haiti: Living in Limbo

Haiti, living in limbo. The pictures and the stories are gripping, powerful and will get you in the gut. To think that a country in the western hemisphere, mere hours from the "richest country on earth" would suffer a disaster of this magnitude and still cannot provide the basic for its citizens is appalling. Follow this link and be moved to action. Haiti needs our help. Let your conscience drive you to the kind of aid you will give.

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Added by CShout1 on October 8, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Private sector kickstarts UWI Haitian Student Fund drive

September 9, 2010 – The University of the West Indies (UWI) Development and Endowment Fund, United Way of Trinidad and Tobago, EximBank, SM Jaleel Co Ltd, RBTT and Republic Bank were among the early corporate citizens who kicked off the donation drive for the UWI Haitian Student Fund at a media conference at the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago on Thursday September 2nd at 11am.

Mr Ewart Williams, Governor of the Central Bank of Trinidad and… Continue

Added by CShout1 on September 12, 2010 at 8:44pm — No Comments

Former Jamaica PM addresses St Lucia audience: ‘Haiti didn’t jump, it was pushed!’

PJ Pattersons says Haiti has never been forgiven by its former colonial masters.

Most people know that Haiti has a long record of being the poorest country in the western hemisphere, but most don’t know that Haiti was the second country in the hemisphere to free itself from colonialism and the first to abolish slavery. Most people think of voodoo and superstition when they think of Haiti, ignorant of the invaluable wealth that country has… Continue

Added by CShout1 on March 15, 2010 at 8:05pm — No Comments

Commentary: Should the United States Annex Haiti?

By: Paul Toscano


The devastating earthquake that rocked Haiti threw the country into the international spotlight, and simultaneously highlighted its desperate need for help, even before the disaster. In the weeks and months after the quake, some have begun to question whether the event opens new…


Added by CShout1 on March 8, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Law Firm Honors Advocate For Haitian Rights

L-R: Gilbert Squires, Esq of Squires Benson, Cheryl Little, Marlon Hill, Esq.

MIAMI - On Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at its 6th annual celebration for Black History Month, Delancyhill P.A., in collaboration with Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Bilmor Advertising, Circle of One Marketing and the law firm of SquiresBenson hosted a reception in honor of attorney Cheryl Little for her unwavering advocacy on behalf of Haitian refugees and other… Continue

Added by CShout1 on March 2, 2010 at 7:51pm — No Comments

A chance for Haiti to be great again by Wyclef Jean


The morning after the earthquake in Haiti, I arrived in my mother country and I walked into Armageddon. I want to tell you that story, but that is not the story I want to tell you first. The earthquake is Haiti’s present, and I want to talk about Haiti’s past, because in that past lies the hope for my native island’s future.

That may surprise some of you. When you think of the history of Haiti, it is probably the… Continue

Added by CShout1 on January 30, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Wyclef to Oprah: "Haiti Don't Need No More Photo Ops"

Where Wyclef Jean goes, awareness of and aid for Haiti's earthquake- (and now aftershock-) wrought devastation, follows.

This morning, the erstwhile Fugee and briefly scandal-plagued Yelé Haiti founder appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was specially dedicated to the plight of the nation, and he wasted no time getting to the heart of the matter.

"The Haitian people told me specifically when I was coming on your show to tell… Continue

Added by CShout1 on January 24, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Caricom mercy mission heading to Haiti

What's being described as a Caricom mercy mission is to make a first-hand assessment of the earthquake devastation in Haiti. Caribbean leaders offered their sympathies to the people of Haiti and said they were making immediate relief and financial assistance available to help with the largest natural disaster to hit the country in 200 years.

Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana have pledged US$1million each to Haiti to help with immediate relief… Continue

Added by CShout1 on January 14, 2010 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Haiti quake aftermath: bodies in streets, hotels used as hospitals

Bodies lined the streets while hotels were converted into makeshift hospitals today across Haiti's shattered capital, Port-au-Prince, as the world geared up for a major humanitarian effort in the wake of the earthquake that devastated the desperately poor Caribbean nation. A day after the 7.0-magnitude quake, rescuers hunted for survivors amid a grim tableau of destruction. Entire hillsides of homes appeared to have tumbled while in other areas… Continue

Added by CShout1 on January 13, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Wyclef Jean lends voice to Haiti earthquake cause

Haitian-born rap star Wyclef Jean has urged fans to donate to relief efforts in the wake of the huge earthquake that struck the Caribbean state on Tuesday. "Your money will help with relief efforts," he wrote on micro-blogging site Twitter. "They need our help - please help if you can." The former Fugees star has since said he is now on his way to the Caribbean state, via the Dominican Republic. "Pray for the people of Haiti [and] me please," he… Continue

Added by CShout1 on January 13, 2010 at 7:01pm — No Comments

Haiti Earthquake Disaster

The Caribbean reacted swiftly to news of the earthquake with initial responses coming from Haiti's immediate neighbours - the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic. The airport outside the Dominican Republic capital, Santo Domingo, became the scene of major activity as planes and helicopters which sent in medical supplies and search and rescue response team.

Speaking to BBC Caribbean earlier the new Chairman of the Caribbean Community (Caricom),… Continue

Added by CShout1 on January 13, 2010 at 6:58pm — No Comments

Haiti's Future Depends on Smooth Elections

President Clinton touring parts of Haiti PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) --

Haiti's democratic and economic development hinge on a pair of legislative and presidential elections planned for this year, the top U.N. representative to the Caribbean nation said Thursday. In a year-opening speech, peacekeeping chief Hedi Annabi said Haiti's security and economy improved in 2009 as the country avoided political deadlock despite the ouster of yet… Continue

Added by CShout1 on January 10, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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