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Dispute with U.S. energy trader worsens Haiti's fuel crisis

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - A dispute between Haiti and a U.S. energy trading firm is leading to long blackouts and fuel shortages in the Caribbean nation, feeding anger at President Jovenel Moise’s government following the collapse of a supply deal with Venezuela last year.


Haiti orphanage director seeks community’s help in dog rescue

A local woman who runs an orphanage in Haiti is seeking the Aspen community’s help to rescue dogs that live on the grounds, after a number of the dogs were poisoned or killed by villagers who saw them as competition for food.


How Haiti Got Free

I vividly remember the rush I felt after my first encounter with the story of the Haitian Revolution. It was a sudden and miraculous sense that everything was not as it seemed, that it had never been, and that I had much to learn. A massive uprising of enslaved people became a 12-year fight for inde


Help for babies in Haiti

Did you know that in Haiti, many mothers don’t have diapers for their babies? Ozark High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America students were heartbroken when they learned that fact, so they decided to take action, staying after school to sew cloth diapers.


HAITI: Salesian Missions provides funding for retaining wall near Salesian-run St. Paul Chapel in Cité Soleil, benefiting more than 200 community members

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions has provided the funding for the Salesian-run St. Paul Chapel to build a retaining wall separating a canal from chapel grounds. The chapel is located in Cité Soleil, an extremely impoverished and densely populated commune in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area. T


The Lady From Haiti to close after 26 seasons

Local retail staple The Lady From Haiti will be shuttering its doors on May 31. After 26 seasons, longtime owner Melody Bales said her 612 Fifth Avenue South location will become vacant at the end of May, with steep merchandise discounts until then to sell off her inventory.


HP invests in plastic washing line in Haiti

Palo Alto, California-based HP has announced that it will invest $2 million to build a new plastic washing line in Haiti, allowing the company to expand its ocean-bound plastic supply chain. The company says the investment will allow it to produce cleaner, higher quality recycled plastic locally for


Lapin confirmed as Haiti’s new prime minister

Port-au-Prince (AFP) – Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise on Tuesday confirmed Jean-Michel Lapin in his post as the country’s new prime minister, just weeks after the Chamber of Deputies censured his predecessor’s six-month-old government.


'ExerCYse is Medicine' 5K raises funds for respite care in Haiti

ExerCYse is Medicine will be hosting their third annual Spring into Exercise 5K at the Iowa State Campanile on Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. ExerCYse is Medicine seeks to encourage regular physical activity as a way to encourage health care providers to include physical activity as a "vital sign," and i


Two Little Haiti Artists Are Resisting Gentrification With an Army of Umbrellas

The rain was pouring in Little Haiti when housemates Najja Moon and Michelle Lisa Polissaint caught a Miami Design District umbrella floating past their living room window. One of their neighbors had picked it up from a valet station along North Miami Avenue, where they are given out for free during


A family split between the US and Haiti dreads loss of legal status

Marie is 66 years old and still lives in the compound where she grew up, in the hills of Laboule, beyond Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. At two stories tall, her house towers over those clustered around it, where her brothers, sisters, children and grandchildren live. But she’s not yet living in he


Haiti: still recovering after months of riots

Haiti (MNN) – When the United Nations set the stage for the end of peacekeeping in Haiti, the people who took note were not necessarily the Haitians. Eva DeHart of For Haiti With Love explains, “The obsession in Haiti right now is no fuel, no food, and no power. The man on the street is saying “a ne



The Walk4Water Coordinator Gillian Kelley stopped by our studio to talk with WVUA 23’s Sam Luther about Walk4Water 2019. This is the fourth year this event has taken place in Tuscaloosa. Walk4Water is a nationwide effort to raise money for clean water projects in Haiti.


Sweat Records Announces Move From Its Longtime Little Haiti Home

In its 14 years of existence, Sweat Records has endured everything from hurricanes to break-ins. However, it's no match for Miami's latest disaster: gentrification, which is quickly sucking the city dry of any unique characteristics. According to Sweat cofounder Lauren "Lolo" Reskin, the landlord ha


France, Haiti, DPR Korea, Japan, Mexico and Gabon to take part in the Sud Ladies Cup 2019

France, Haiti, DPR Korea, Japan, Mexico and Gabon to take part in the Sud Ladies Cup 2019. Six teams will take part in the Sud Ladies Cup 2019, Games will be played on Wednesday May 8th To Saturday 18th May 2019.


Kramder – Little Haiti

Quality house music is currently coming from all corners of the globe. Twenty-year-old French producer Kramder looks to add his name to the table with his latest offering on Uprise Music. ‘Little Haiti’ comes as a breath of fresh air with a French disco influence reminiscent of the likes of Daft Pun


Special Report: Massacres in Haiti – Pacifica’s Margaret Prescod

An unknown number of Haitians were killed, raped, and burned alive in La Saline, Haiti, the home of African Diaspora liberation. Margaret Prescod talks about what she found. MARC STEINER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Marc Steiner, great to have you with us.


2019 Hockey Humanitarian Award winner Bunz had life changed by trip to Haiti

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A teenage trip to earthquake-devastated Haiti in 2012 changed the life of Wisconsin senior defenseman Jake Bunz. And it changed the direction of an orphanage in that poverty-stricken nation.


Coast Guard returns 33 migrants to Haiti

MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard has returned 33 migrants to Haiti who agents intercepted at sea earlier this week. The agency said in a news release that the 27 men and six women who had been trying to enter the United States were returned to Haiti on Friday.


This Tech Summit Continues to Spearhead Innovation in Haiti

The Haiti Tech Summit is back for its third annual conference and changes are in full effect. Founded in 2017, the Haiti Tech Summit has featured the likes of Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, Twitter and Facebook investor Ben Horowitz, venture capital investor Tim Draper, and Haiti President Jovenel Moi