Two weeks after learning that Oxfam staff members had sex parties with prostitutes after the 2010 earthquake, the Haitian government is investigating.
Aid group Oxfam Great Britain will be suspended from operating in Haiti for the next two months pending an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by its employees, a government … Click to Continue »
Eight Haitian and Salvadoran immigrants living in the United States with temporary protection from deportation have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration, arguing that its decision to end Temporary … Click to Continue »
After revelations about prostitution, the charity released its 2011 investigative report containing more accusations against staff members.
The charity admitted that concerns were raised about the use of prostitutes by staff members in Chad, under the official who later oversaw the group’s operation in Haiti.
A newspaper reported that Oxfam officials hired prostitutes and held sex parties in 2011. The group fired four people and three quit under scrutiny.
“If you get off the phone,” I said, “I’ll sing you an old Creole song.”
No Micky, no money. The mayor of Jacmel, Marky Kessa, on Friday accused Haiti’s central government of punishing the city for its decision to ban Sweet Micky — the on-stage … Click to Continue »
The loss of the country’s top career diplomat is a heavy blow to the U.S. State Department, but Tom Shannon’s retirement also clears the way for hardliners in the Trump … Click to Continue »
Haitians don’t like President Trump’s recent comment about their country. And now they won’t take similar insults from their former president, either. Two Haitian cities have banned singer Sweet Micky … Click to Continue »
When reports surfaced that President Donald Trump had reportedly described Haiti as a “shithole” country in a meeting on immigration with lawmakers this month, comedian Conan O’Brien knew he had … Click to Continue »
Conan O’Brien went to Haiti to let Haitians fire back at President Donald Trump over reportedly describing the country as “a shithole.” As a thank you, Haitian artist Anthony Louis Jeune memorialized the comedian’s image on the back of one of the country’s public buses known as a TapTap. … Click to Continue »
The NAACP is asking a federal judge to void a decision by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to end temporary protections for nearly 60,000 Haitian immigrants who until last … Click to Continue »
In embassies around the world, some of America’s diplomats are being dressed down by their host nations. Others are considering leaving their posts.
The president’s disparagement of Haiti reminded some of the longstanding stigma Haitians face. Others hope the insults will increase voter turnout.
The Trump administration has slapped Haiti again. As of Thursday, Haitian farmers and other laborers seeking to come to the United States as temporary, seasonal workers under the federal H-2A … Click to Continue »
If You Visit Haiti
By Michael Deibert
If you visit Haiti, and you should, you must ride up to the majestic Citadelle Laferrière, completed on the orders of Henri Christophe outside of Cap-Haïtien in 1820, to see a place, as much as any other, where slavery was defeated in the Western Hemisphere.
If you visit Haiti, and you should, you must wander through the streets of Cap-Haïtien itself, gaze upon the beautiful colonial architecture, sample the rhum at one of its fine hotels and enjoy a meal along the Boulevard du Carenage.
If you visit Haiti, and you should, you must travel over the rough roads to Môle-Saint-Nicolas to see the ruined forts of the French, Spanish and British, all defeated by Haiti's liberators, there.
If you visit Haiti, and you should, you must take a boat across the churning channel that separates Port-de-Paix from Île de la Tortue to experience the wonder that is Point Ouest, one of the most idyllic beaches in the Caribbean.
If you visit Haiti, and you should, you must go to la ville de l'indépendance, Gonaïves, to visit its great vodou lakous: Souvenance, Badjo and Soukri.
If you visit Haiti, and you should, you must turn off Route Nationale 1 just beyond Saint-Marc to drive deep into the Artibonite Valley and witness the skill and endurance of the peasants who coax bounty from the unforgiving earth.
If you visit Haiti, and you should, you must spend a night at one of the glittering resorts along the Côte des Arcadins, sipping rhum and watching the sun set carnally into the Caribbean there.
If you visit Haiti, and you should, you must drive into the Plateau Central, to hear about the long history of peasant organizing there and to visit the gorgeous Bassin Zim waterfall.
If you visit Haiti, and you should, you must visit the beautiful waterfall at Saut-d'Eau, an important place of pilgrimage and restoration for vodou adherents.
If you visit Haiti, and you should, you must go to Port-au-Prince to see the exuberant, difficult life of the people there, listen to the the konpa pumping out of ebulliently-coloured tap-taps, and sample the delicious Creole food and rollicking nightlife of Pétionville.
If you visit Haiti, and you should, you must visit the green and restful world of the Parc de Martissant, in the Port-au-Prince neighborhood of the same name.
If you visit Haiti, and you should, you must meet with groups like the Konbit Soley Leve and Lakou Lapè to see how Haitians are working hard to bridge the issues that have historically divided them and create a brighter future for themselves.
If you visit Haiti, and you should, you must see first-hand the great work that groups like the Centre de Œcuménique des Droits Humains (CEDH), La Fondation Heritage pour Haiti (LFHH), Réseau National des Droits Humains (RNDDH), Fondasyon Konesans Ak Libète (FOKAL) and the Fondasyon Kole Zepòl (FONZOKE) are doing to help uplift the country.
If you visit Haiti, and you should, you must ascend to the heights of Kenscoff and Furcy above the capital, to enjoy a strong cup of superior Haitian coffee in the bracing cool of the mountain air.
If you visit Haiti, and you should, you must visit Croix-des-Bouquets to see the extraordinary iron work and vodou flags created by the artisans there.
If you visit Haiti, and you should, you must sample the douce marcosse in Petit-Goâve and go to visit the stone sculptors in Léogâne.
If you visit Haiti, and you should, you must wind your way across the mountains down to Jacmel, to see one of the Caribbean's most radiant colonial towns, which sheltered Simón Bolívar during a key time in his struggle.
If you visit Haiti, and you should, you must visit the Grand'Anse to walk in the footsteps of great Haitians such as John James Audubon and Thomas-Alexandre Dumas.
If you visit Haiti, and you should, you must come up with your own list of wonders to let me know what I have missed.
Haiti will not perish.
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President Trump would prefer immigrants from places like Norway.
A high-stakes White House immigration meeting has devolved into a debate on whether President Donald Trump used the terms “shithole” or “shithouse” to refer to immigrants, and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart … Click to Continue »